Sunday, 12 February 2012

Sundays with Santa "Food"

Good Morning Everyone, well here we are at yet another Sunday, I dont know about you the days go so quickly when your crafting you forget the time and before you know its time to go to bed again. Anyway before I start telling you about my card I have some good news our dog Missy actually ate something this morning, weve had a problem with her over the last few days shes experiencing a phantom pregnancy and hasnt been eating its been so worrying and scarey that we took her to the vets yesterday morning, he didnt give her any medication and just suggested that she would eventually start to eat of her own accord, the problem with that is shes not the best eater at the best of times so its a real struggle to get to eat anyway and to have this extra worry has really been so upsetting, but at least today she ate a few of her dried food nuts and licked the top of a yougart pot so Im hoping that she will enjoy a bit of meat at lunch time when we  have our roast, keep your fingers crossed for me.
And now back to my card this weeks challenge was to find a image of food for a Christmas card, I dont know about you but it was a problem anyway I found this gorgeous housemouse image and stamped and coloured it with my copic pens, then used a rectangle die to cut it out, then cut a mount with my rotatrim for it. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been treated in the same way.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of three papers from the Nitwits "Comfort and Joy" digi papers, the second paper has been cut into a strip and punched along the edge with my holly punch, the third paper a stripe one has been mounted on yet another piece of the same red card and stuck to the left side of the card and then across the middle I have wrapped a red holly ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, and that it, Ive decided this year not to make my Christmas cards to big as the postage of them is astronomigal and thats why Ive not put any flowers on it.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://52cct.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftingwithjack-challenges.blogspot.com/
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/
http://www.sjpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

28 comments:

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. Hope Missy is back to her normal self very soon. Hugs x

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Shirley....lovely Christmas card and gorgeous image...
Hope Missy is soon running around and being her normal self

Anne

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the take on the theme this week, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Christine said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous sweet HM creation love the DPs & your cute image.

smiles Christine x

Elborgi said...

fantastic- the words make me smile!
Hugs
Elma

jules said...

gorgeous and so cute Shirley!! hope your Missy is back to full health soon!

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Shirley and the stamp is just adorable. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge and glad to hear your pooch is doing well!
Clairexx

coldwaters2 said...

This is totally FAB Shirley that image is sooo cute and I adore those papers and the ribbon.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Karen Hasheck said...

Shirley- Very sweet card for a child! Love the image you used- great job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send A Smile 4 Kids and hope to see you again!

Shelby said...

What an adorably sweet image that you've colored up beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Shelby

Sue said...

Aww this is so cute Shirley! the mouse is adorable!! and you've coloured the image beautifully - I love the wax on the candle - looks fab! Gorgeous papers and layout. I love the lush ribbon and the holly border - it's a really stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute Critters Challenge and Good Luck!
Hugs Sue xx

Ellis said...

Wonderful card but I don't see any Crafting With Jack image on it!
Sincerely, Elenor DT

Pami said...

Fab card Shirley, great little image. Thanks for joining in with Sue's challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Louise said...

you've used a very cute image. Although i can't believe you are already making christmas cards :)

Thank you for joining SJ Crafts Challenge.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Melodie said...

Fantastic, the great candle and such a little mouse. Great card, Shirley.
Hugs
Melodie

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is absolutely adorable Shirley!
Love your fabulous image and gorgeous papers!
Keeping everything crossed for Missy bless her. Hope she gets over it soon.
hugs
kim x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Shirley!! I absolutely love that adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Jennifer said...

Love this...so cute!! Thanks for playing at CES...good luck xx Jenny xx

Angela said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Crafting With Jack

Lisa-Jane said...

What a cute mouse! Thank you for taking part in the challenge at SJ Crafts.

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card love the cute mouse thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month.
Jenny x

S J CRAFTS said...

This is a really lovely card!! Thanks for playing along with the 1st challenge at S J Crafts! Sarah x

DesignerDiva said...

Your little house mouse image is so cute Shirley and that ribbon is really lush!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Sue's 'Cute Critters' and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Francesca said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation
thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Gorgeous card!Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week.

The Sparkly Fairy (Emma)

karen said...

Hi Shirley, wow what a fabulous card, I love your design, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week,Karenx

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful coloring on your adorable image, love the look of your candle! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week @ SAS 4 Kids :)