Saturday, November 26, 2011

Challenge Time!

Have I mentioned that I love challenges? LOL.

I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and didn't lose half your brains and go to Walmart at 10pm on Thanksgiving night for something I can not mention, because some people who shall remain nameless for whom something was bought might read blogs LOL.

Anywho, it was an absolute NIGHTMARE. Never again, that is all I have to say!

I enjoyed the rest of Black Friday card making,,,,,,,,far more fun, I can assure you!

I am finishing up my Christmas and Hanukkah cards for those special people in my life, so I am really having fun!

Today I'd like to enter a card into Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog that you can find HERE!

I actually used the same image and made two cards with it. Since you're only allowed to enter once, my entry will be the green red and gold card that has the jingle bells on it,,,,,,

but one of the things I love to do (and am illustrating here) is to use the same stamp and get a totally different feel on two separate cards,,,,,,,and I think I've done so here.

I've used Mo's "Not even a Mouse" stamp for both cards which you can find HERE!. The theme of Mo's challenge this week is fairies, elves, snowmen or santa. My little mouse has written to Santa that he is a good little mouse and would like some cheese,,,,,,,and it appears that Santa has heard his request, for there is cheese in his stocking,,,,,I just love this stamp, it's one of the first I ever bought from Mo,,,,so darling!

I've use Recollections paper for both these cards, colored both with copics and cut out both with nestabilities,,,,,,the postage stamps for the blue and brown card and eyelet circles for the red green and gold card.

The brown and blue card, I really kept quite simple. I've added two crafty secrets stamps (the post mark and the HAPPY CHRISTMAS), a few buttons and a gold corner embellishment, and it's done. The paper really carries this card, it's sooooo elegant, and you may remember I did a totally NON christmas card with this paper a week or so ago.

The red, green and gold card I've embellished a bit more,,,,a NOEL cut out with my nesties (part of the paper pack) some poinsettias I bought at Walmart (I am waiting with baited breath for my new poinsettia die that I ordered from Great Britain to get here, but it's a lonnnnnnnnnnng wait for mail from over seas!), MORE jingle bells (I can't help it, they're so cute and really cheap!) and some tiny gold holly leaf corner embellishments. The paper here is just so gorgeous, I had a hard time covering it up LOL.

I love the way both of them came out!

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend (if indeed you have a long weekend) and thanks for looking! I so appreciate it!


  1. Great cards! I love the colors on the first one and the vintage paper on the second! Of course, the image is adorable, too! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. Holly, I'm so sorry to hear about what you went through with your home. I can't even image (nor do I want to) what it must be like. I didn't mean to upset you with my post. It must be hard for you to relive something like that. I hope you've been able to rebuild your lives.

    By the way, your work is truly beautiful! You have an amazing talent. One of my design teams is currently recruiting. I'm not sure if you're interested or not but I could tell Jenn that I sent you. (don't know if that would help or not! lol) Your work speaks for itself though. If you think it's something you'd be interested in here's the link. There are some great perks with this team. (lots of digis and product) Hope you check it out!
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. You colored these mice images so lovely!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's!

  4. This is fabulous. I love the two different ways you colored this image. Thanks for joining us at Mo's.