Thursday, 29 October 2009

I'm on a roll!

I'm definitely getting into the swing now with some Christmas card makes, and last night I made a couple more to add to my slowly growing pile. Again I started by colouring a few of the same image - I actually coloured three of this adorable little mouse, but only managed to get two cards made up in the end .. but at least I've got a head start on another card!

For my first card, I followed the sketch over at Cupcake Crafts Challenge #63

I flipped the sketch and substituted snowflakes for flowers, so I would also like to enter this card for Creative Card Crew Challenge #34 - snowflakes.

Main image: Penny Black "Thinking of You" (1517E) watercoloured, and decorated with polar white Flowersoft and glamour dust on the Santa hat;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words";
Paper: Kaisercraft (from The Hobby House);
Supplies: sparkly brads by Doodlebug; ribbon from Hobbycraft; pearl gems from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "embossed snowflakes" edge punch and Arctic Snowflake punch (from The Hobby House).

For my second card I used the sketch at Sketch and Stash Challenge #22

I don't actually have any new stash on this card (pretty unusual for me lol!!) but I do have a a few neglected items .... the gold star is from a Prima red Christmas bubble - I often use the flowers but the stars seem to just sit there!! My matt gold mirri card is also somewhat neglected as i don't normally go much for gold on cards throughout the year, but I do seem to bring it out a bit more at Chirstmas. Finally, at the last minute I spotted a neglected piece of gold ribbon with stars in my box, which I thought complimented the other star reasonably well.

I would also like to enter this card for Simon Says Challenge - All that Sparkles - it's by no means the most sparkly card I have created, but I hope it qualifies with the sparkly star and the sparkly fluffy effect on the hat!

Main image and sentiment as before;
Paper: BasicGrey "Wassail";
Supplies: gold star from Prima red "Christmas bubble"; gold star ribbon from my stash.

Hope I can keep up this productive streak! :-)


scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous xmas cards....such a cute image.

Tasha said...

Hi Pauline, both of these cards are fabulous! Love the blues nd snowflakes in the first adn the gold and stars in the second!
love tasha xx


Wow - you are on a roll Pauline, and what fabulous cards you've created!! They're both gorgeous and I love that ribbon with the little stars on!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Pauline, what an adorable image and it looks so different on each card. Love your colouring and the papers are gorgeous. The snowflakes are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Squirrel x said...

Awwwwwh, look at him all warm and cozy, really cute and cuddly. Great card babe! Hugs, Squirrel xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Pauline, both are just gorgeous, the gold star on the second one is lovely. have a brilliant day!

Anonymous said...

both cards are very cute but I love the top one the best I think its the colours and I just love that sketch! :0)

mckinkle said...

What beautiful cards Pauline, the image is adorable and I love the pp youve chosen.
Keryn :D

Liza said...

Fabulous cards Pauline. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline and that gold star is so pretty!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Donna said...

Lovely card, you've done such a great job with our sketch this week, thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline - that little mouse is adorable! :0)
Helen x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline :-) they would both qualify for the sparkly challenge :-) Lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Sketch and Stash Challenges :-)
Lols and the DT x

Uma said...

cute and funky

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous, what a cute image and the colours are perfect, great take on our sketch, thanks for joining us at cupcake this week, big hugs Pops x x x

Kaz said...

Oooooh my favorite little PB mouse! Loving both your cards to bit.
Kaz xx

Denise Clark said...

Both adorable! Love your borders and these images are so sweet! My fav is the 2nd one, but love them both!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Pauline, such a cute image and I LOVE that gold starry ribbon!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & stash.

Amanda said...

lovely cards