Monday, 16 November 2015

Not a mouse was stirring...

With Christmas a little over a month away, I really need to speed up my production of Christmas cards. For today's card, I did a little colouring using my Spectrum Noir coloured pencils and this cute wood mounted stamp by Penny Black that has been in my stash for quite a while but had never seen any ink until now.

I love how the coloured pencils add texture to the mouse's face. I die cut my panel using my favourite stitched rectangle dies (Simon Says Stamp) and layered it onto some slate cardstock and then onto a side-folding A2 card cut from lipstick red cardstock (both SSS). The sentiment is from a set by Die'sire and to finish things off, I added a little shimmer using clear Wink of Stella on the collar and the trees.

Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards - Day 1 Coloured pencils
Colour Throwdown - CTD 368 - see image
Penny Black Saturday - November - Dies and/or punches
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wild thing
CASology - 172 Give
Penny Black and More - November - Anything Christmas


  1. forgot to mention I have just joined as a follower of your blog.
     { aNNie}

  2. Marianne, that is the sweetest image and perfectly paired sentiment! Your coloring is beautiful, so soft and airy! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  3. Aww, so sweet! Love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  4. Aw, this is adorable! What a cute image... 'bout time you gave it some love! :) Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  5. Marianne, that little mouse is adorable! Gorgeous coloring and I love the touches of sparkle. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. aw, how cute!! the sentiment is perfectly sweet for someone special! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  7. Apologies for the absence of visits Marianne, not been too well since hospital and only just creeping back into blogland.

    Lovely card today and perfect for our theme at Penny Black and More, thanks for joining in.

    Hope things are stable at your end.

    B x

  8. Your card is fabulous Marianne, I love the layout and the colour scheme. The die with the stitched edges is gorgeous... it's one I've admired many times but haven't (yet) added to my collection. I love the cute little mouse image and the wonderful sentiment too. Well done!

  9. What a cute card - love the coloring and am very glad you put that adorable image to use!

  10. This is just as cute as can be! Love this little PB mousie!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Dies and Punches.

    ♥ Sue Kment

  11. Such a pretty CAS Christmas card with a super cute image.Lovely sentiment.... Thanks for joining our W challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to se you again.
    Dorte x

  12. cute!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x