Sunday, 3 January 2021

Let's get merry

Wishing you all a happy and most of all healthy 2021! Hopefully, vaccination will go swiftly and safely, so that we can start meeting up and hugging each other in person once again. Until then, we'll have to make do with virtual hugs and online friends to keep sane.

I used this sweet House Mouse image that I received from my blogging friend Mia of Craftartista. I thought this image was very fitting to start off my new year's crafting. I decided to use my neglected set of Letraset Aquamarkers for my colouring. I used the brush nib to add colour to the stamp in my MISTI and either spritzed lightly with water or wet the pigment with a water brush before stamping. The colours of the Aquamarkers are very bold compared to my Tombow markers, so it was a challenge to get the look I was after. I also touched the pigment on my Tombow watercolour card with my water brush to spread the colour. It felt great to a) use a new stamp and b) to use my stash to try something new. 

I die cut my panel with my old and trusty stitched rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp and adhered it to a Neenah desert storm card base. To finish up, I added a previously stamped and die-cut sentiment (SSS) and added some sparkle to the Christmas light using my Spectrum Noir glitter brush.

I'm playing at:

House Mouse and Friends - #330 Anything goes
(optional: sparkle & shine)

Passion for Promarkers - #572 Add a sentiment
(Mega Christmas challenge)

Allsorts - #605 Anything goes

HLS Watercolour - Anything goes

SSS Wednesday - Sparkle and shine

NBUS #22

Jingle Belles - Something old, something new


  1. A beautiful image and card, your colouring is wonderful

  2. Aww, your card could not be sweeter. Such a cute pair. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  3. Bravo for starting the new year off right, Marianne! I love how you used your NBUS and your markers to make this delightful and warm Christmas card! It truly has been hard missing all the hugs! Happy New Year and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Continue to keep safe and well! Hugs, Darnell

  4. A cute creation for our new Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  5. This is adorable! Can't wait to be able to hug people again. I also love my Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die. Must be one of my most used! xx

  6. This is such a sweet card! I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

  7. So very cute!!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's "Anything Goes". Hope to see you back there again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  8. A very beautiful card Marianne. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect (well done on using your neglected aqua markers). Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. don't forget to check out our first challenge as "Passion for Markers" which starts tomorrow at 9am x x

  9. Super cute card Marianne :-) the mousie image is adorable and I love your watercoloring, so beautifully done!!

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. Hai lieve zus, blij weer beweging op je blog te zien, met zo'n schattige kaart, nostalgisch ingekleurd. En ook ik vind deze rand stans altijd een hele mooie afwerking geven. Vanuit hier een winterfrisse zoen😘 Ineke

  11. Gorgeous card Marianne.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  12. Oh wow, this is so sweet, and a fab combination of Old and New items! it looks like an original piece of art bc your coloring skills are so excellent! So pleased you could join our Jingle Belles fun again this year!!

  13. what lovely coloring ... so glad you shared both your new & old with us at Jingle Belles.

  14. What an adorable hug that is, and better than virtual because when you receove this card, you can at least hold it in your hand!

  15. Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, your project is just perfect.