Monday, 28 July 2014

Mice Don't 'Bauble' Me

Today I was alone in the crafting chambers, working away at some new enchantments, when suddenly a loud crashing could be heard from the storage attics. It startled me, causing me to drop the vial of dragonstooth powder I was holding, sending glass shards and the valuable ingredient across the chamber floor. Cursing, I made my way to the attic to investigate the cause of this catastrophe. After climbing the hidden ladder and pushing open the heavy wooden trap door to the attic floor, I was surprised to see our Christmas tree decorations sprawled across the room. In the corner, a group of mice wearing little santa hats were playing on the baubles, singing Christmas carols. 

This card was created for the Creative Card Crew “Christmas in July” challenge that is happening now. Get a head start and make a Christmas creation to come play along with us for your chance to win a prize from our sponsors!
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I started this card by colouring the Whiff of Joy "Harry Hugging a Christmas Bauble" image using Prismacolor pencils.
I added some gold glitter to the bauble and some white glitter to the fluffy parts of his hat, earning me +926 glitter XP and allowing me to level up my sparkle spells. I cut the salutation out using the Lawn Fawn “Quinn’s ABCs” dies.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using The Greeting Farm’s “Holiday Blessings” set and coloured in the baubles with Distress Markers.

I made the envelope out of this weird textured cardstock I got on clearance from Michaels awhile ago. It’s not really good for much as you can’t stamp on it because of the texture and the Cricut just eats it, so I can’t use it for die cutting. It makes great envelopes though - just have to add a label so you can write the address in. :)

This card will hang itself in the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge #74

Although the room was now a mess, and I had lost the valuable dragonstooth powder, it was difficult to be angry at the adorable Christmas mouse clan. I decided to let them be, and have the house gnomes put the decorations away later. Everyone knows it’s good luck to have a Christmas mouse visit in July.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 22 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering both of my CHNC challenges - we hope we'll see you again soon x

Anna Jasiolek said...

You have made such a sweet card! Love the colors and this stamp is adorable. Thank you for joining our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and good luck in the draw!
Anna xxx

tilly said...

a lovely start to your christmas collection, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

Sandy How said...

Very cute, love the follow through theme on the inside.
Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenges this week.

Milnie said...

Such a cute card, love the cute image and the sentiment on in the inside!

Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Crafting for all Seasons!

Have a wonderful day

Milnie DT

Suze said...

Thank you for joining the challenge at CHNC Extra for July.

Meighan Wheller said...

What a cutie. A fab Christmas card inside and out! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

Tina said...

soooo cute, love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Hugs Tina (DT) x

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

This is just so cute card and fits our sketch perfectly :-))
Thank you for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this time!
greetings Lisbeth

Margaret said...

So cute. Love the colors you used. Maggie DT Teamie

MA-MI said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Friday Sketch Challenges. Hugs, Maja DT

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