Wednesday, 6 June 2018

My Favorite Things and Clearly Besotted Christmas card

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to the ABC Chrismas Challenge and thank you to everyone that played along last month. We had some wonderful entries and it was very difficult to select winners, but you can check if you were one of the lucky ones over on the ABC Christmas Challenges blog.

This time we have two letters to choose from: 

L  for Leap


M – Mouse

Our sponsor this time is

and for the June Challenge, one lucky entrant will win 
Festive Florals 6x6 Paper Pack and a Teddy Baubles Clear Stamp

There will also be a little prize from Helen who is our Hostess this month.

I decided to go with the mouse theme and came up with this card. I stretched my supplies by using a non-Christmas stamp set call Harvest Mouse from My Favorite Things.

1) Prepare the background with some card and patterned paper to resemble a sitting room wall.

2) Stamp colour and die cut the rug from MFT Merry Christmoose and place it on the card.

3) Stamp, colour and die cut the Christmas tree from Clearly Besotted Merry Little Christmas set, curve it around a little bottle, and then build up some silicone glue behind it to maintain the dimension. Place it on the rug.

4) Stamp, colour and fussy cut the harvest mice. To get two of the mice facing each other, I stamped one the normal way and then stamped it again onto the back of a larger stamp and used that to stamp again, getting the image in reverse. To them a bit Christmassy, I stamped a little snowflake on one of the jumpers and placed tiny gifts, coated with glaze pen, in their hands. The original stamp has the mouse holding an apple, and I left that in place but cut a tiny slit behind the fingers, so I could slip in the gift and hide the apple. Place the mice on either side of the tree.

5) Die cut one of the Frames dies from Penny Black and hang it on the wall. Stamp the picture part with the greeting from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments, and finish off by adding a couple of little holly sprigs to the corners using some Nuvo drops for the berries.

Why not have a look through your stash to see a stamp that could be adapted for Christmas? You'll get lots of inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog, and it would be great if you joined in with us this time.

I'd like to play along at

Christmas with the Cuties #16 - Festive furry friends

The Merry Christmas Challenge #23 - anything Christmas goes

Christmas at Sweet Stamping May Challenge - anything Christmas goes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #30 - anything Christmas goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Oh my goodness...what total cuteness. Loved reading how you've combined elements from the different sets (and I think I have the Christmoose one) and turned non-Christmas items into something so festive and appealing. Love the color and those little mices are just adorable. TFS & Hugs

  2. This is so sweet Carol, your little mice are adorable - such a good idea to use non Christmas stamps and add little Christmas details - a fabulous card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Oh Carol! Those are my favorite mice stamps ever and look at how you changed them up for Christmas! Well done! Your little scene is fantastic!

  4. Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

  5. So Cute! Precious card and awesome coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  6. That is such a cute card you made. Your coloring of the image is awesome too. And, I love the pretty edging along the bottom as well.

  7. WOW! Caroll, I love how you colored the Christmas tree! It looks stunning!

  8. What a delightful little scene Carol. Great job of Christmassing the harvest mice!! xx

  9. Phew, I'm tired after reading all that! ;) So clever, Carol, and the result looks fantastic.

  10. Wonderful Christmas card with the darling mice! And, lovely coloring with pretty colors! Fab Christmas card, Carol!!

  11. Such a cute little mouse scene. Love how you've reversed the image.

  12. This is just so cute!! Fabulous card Carol!

  13. Gorgeous card Carol :-) the little meeces are adorable and I love how you reversed the stamp too, a technique I haven't used for ages! the whole design of this is super cute :-)

    Lols x x x

  14. Way to stretch your supplies, Carol! The whole scene is marvelous and I love how you colored the tree!! Hope all is well! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Such cute mice and a great idea on adding your Christmas touches to them. Another great tip on how to reverse a stamp onto the back of another, I didn't know about that one :). Thank you for joining in at Christmas with the Cuties x

  16. This is delightful!! Love the coloring and I like that you added some Christmas touches to add to your scene. What an AWESOME way to stretch your stamps!!


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