Friday, 2 December 2011

Penny Black meets Friday Sketch Challenge!

It's too long since I've joined in at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This week's theme is Christmas + Red and Embossing.

I love this little Penny Black mouse, all snug in his stocking! I coloured him with Speccies and stickled the fur trim of the stocking. The spots are gold liquid pearls.

The fab papers were free with this month's 'Cardmaking and Papercraft' and they are gorgeous! I embossed the mistletoe strip with a snowflakes folder and my cuttlebug, then lightly sanded to make the snowflakes stand out better. The two strips of ribbon are from stash.

The gold corner is from Wild Orchid Crafts, the chipboard snowflake is by Woodware and I covered it with gold Glamour Dust, then put it on a large Magnolia doohickey flower die-cut. The swirl is a Marianne die. The sentiment is LotV, stamped in Fired Brick Distress Ink and mounted on gold holographic paper.

The sketch is from Friday Sketch Challenge, though I don't think I've done it justice, I think my image is a bit too small, but we live and learn!

Well, it's time to start cooking the fish 'n' chips and then clear up the midden that is my craft hovel. Again!!!

Have a good evening and thanks for looking!

love MagsB x

Spectrum Noirs: 132, 142, 137; 43, 51; 11, 5


mags said...

Hi MagsB
Sweet card. That little mouse in the stocking is just so cute. Love the embossing that you have done on the paper - very effective.
Thanks for popping to my blog and for your lovely and encouraging comments.

Kath Stewart said...

this is so sweet mags..thanks for joining in the Christmas challenge fun at penny black saturday...hugs kath xxx

Anonymous said...

aw i Adore that mousey, great christmas card, its so festive with the traditional colours, love it!!!

melsanford said...

Awwww! This is so cute! Love the sweet image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mags,the image is adorable and i love your rich colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Donna said...

Adorable card Mags, love these colours together and your gorgeously cute little mouse...I think you've done a fab job on this sketch :) Donna ♥ x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I so love this cute card that image is fabulous the papers and design look totally ACE.
Lorraine x

Di said...

Truly gorgeous - the colours are really rich and that mouse is sooo cute! Love it - just added myself as a follower too. Have a nice day! Di xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Gorgeous backing papers and such a cute image.

This has made for a fabulous Christmas card.

I am pleased that you seem to have to clean up your craft space as much as I have to clean up mine LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh what a stunner! LOVE your red and gold theme and all your embellies too! (Oh and congrats on your win over at ICS!)

Faye said...

These papers look fab together Mags. A wonderful card. Hope all is well with the expected arrival. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

WOW Sweetie this is stunning, gorgeous colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Cute card and image! Great work with our sketch!

Thanks for playing at Friday Sketch Challenge last week (sorry I am late getting around!!)

Happy Crafting