Sunday, July 24, 2011



This is my entry for the HMF Challenge #100 Buttons, Bows & Bling.  I decided to make a Christmas card, so this makes 2 xmas cards done and many many more to go.  At least its a start.  I guess I could call this card Christmas in July.  I used copic markers to color this little buy.  I just love the color you get from copics.  I used black ink around the image to give it a bit of a dark frame to make it stand out a little better.  He is placed on Spellbinders red foil that I cut out with a Spellbinders Herloom Ornament die and then ran through the cb with a snowflake embossing folder.  A hole was punched at the top of the ornament and I placed a crystal brad there.  The green & silver ornaments were made by using versa mark with green and silver ep.  The Ho Ho Ho ribbon along the top is from Michaels and I added some Xmas buttons with white ribbon bows in the centres.  There is an opal type ribbon running down from the buttons to the ornaments and then silver stickles added along it to add some sparkle. The dp is from SU.  The holy was cut out with a sizzix die and then I added christmas red stickles for the berries.  EK & MS border punches were used to gussy up the bottom of the card.

I must say that I have been having a great time making cards for the HMF Challenges and love to see what all the DT have come up with.  This was my first time doing a blog hop so that was fun as well.  

Thanks so much for taking a look at my cards and visiting my blog.  Have a wonderul day!  Now I'm off to look at all the wonderful entries for this Challenge. 


  1. Hi Lynn
    aww a fabulous Christmas card, fab colouring of this cutie,great papers & design, luv the baubles, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  2. So glad you are enjoying our clebration. What a darling card, I love Christmas any time of the year! Pretty papers to go with that adorable Santa mouse. Love the ornaments, very creative. Thanks for joining the House Mouse and Friends Monday 100th Challenge and Blog Hop.
    Great take on the challenge.


  3. Great Christmas card Lynn. One of my favourite House Mouse Christmas images. Thanks for joining us for the HM&F 100th challenge and blog hop.

    Kat x

  4. what a fantastic card. thanks for joining us at HM&F.
    Gill GDT for July

  5. Hi!
    Your card is really great. Love this cuties and your awesome layout. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good Luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  6. What a cute card! I love the little mouse. You can tell you put a lot into the ornaments--they look fab! This is my first visit to your site. Your furry babies are adorable!