Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Little Giving.

Here's a quick and easy card from me this time.

Acording to the ABC Christamas challenge, N is for No Nonsense, so we needed to make a simple card with no designer backing papers and the minimum of 'extras'. I was also making a card for Bah! Humbug! who wanted to see some 'meeces'. Well as I only have three stamps with mice on, all by Great Impressions, it was not a too difficult choice, and I decided on the one where these two friends are exchanging Christmas gifts. So I stamped them onto plain white card and coloured them with copic markers. Then I cut the image out with nesties label 4 die and edged it with brilliance sky blue ink. For the base card I printed the sentiment from the computer in blue, then used my swiss dots cuttlebug folder to emboss the top two thirds of the card. It wasn't quite long enough so I had to emboss the last two rows of dots down one edge by hand. Then I found a length of blue spotted ribbon to go across the card and mounted the label panel on it with thin sticky pads. A touch of stickles glitter glue on the snow and it was done.
This card is for :
Bah! Humbug! Challenge 27: Meeces..
ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Nonsense.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 28: Spots before your eyes.
My Creative Moments Word Play: Christmas/Winter.
Moving Along with the Times Challenge 106: Christmas in July.
Little Red Wagon: Christmas in July.

I am also hoping to start contributing to Shirley-Annes challenge over on Stamping for Joy, to make 50 Christmas cards before 1st December, so this is my first card towards that total.

18 comments:

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card Kate, very cute little meece. Jean x

Hazel said...

I love dotty texture and that image is so sweet - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 28 - hope to see you again soon. x

Glenda Atkins said...

OMG just too cute, an awesome Christmas card!

Ellie said...

So gorgeous! Love the darling image!!

Sandy said...

Cute image, love the embossing and matching dotty ribbon,
Sandy

veronica said...

lovely simple card Kate - and I love the meece

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

What a great card. Love the mice
Thanks
Hugs
Kelly x

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous little image and the embossed texture is always a fab idea! Love it

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is cute -really pops against the white embossing
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful!

Shirley-anne said...

Hello again Kate .Thanks for huge plug for my blog and challenge .Hey aren't those little critters beautiful .?
Love the embossing and your colouring .
Will have your entries up soon .

Samantha said...

I really love your card so cute! and a great colour choice! wanna say Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, its great to see you every week! really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

Saskia said...

Lovely card, Kate. That's a really cute stamp, that doesn't need much embellishing so the design works great this way!

Di said...

So cute Kate - and you've scared me into thinking about Christmas cards :) Di xx

Abi said...

Super sweet image & I love the 'no nonsense' feel. The colours are just perfect for a wintry card

Thanks for sharing at Bah Humbug,

Abi - Guest DT for July x

Ann said...

Just got back from holiday and am catching up on everything that's been happening at Bah! Humbug! Don't want to miss out on any of the stunning cards that have been entered while I've been away.
Glad I didn't miss this cutie. It's a winner.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Angy B said...

Love this card Kate, great image and colours. The image looks really nice on that label die.
I love that shape, I think I might have to save up to buy a set.
Angy xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Wonderful card. Great take on the No Nonsense Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenges. We have another fun challenge for you today: O is for "Older image" - image must be at least a year old. We hope you can play along again.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
ABC Christmas Challenge DT