Monday, July 30, 2018

Carol Singing Mice.

This is the image that I didn't use when I made the cards for the Christmas Card Club the other week. I knew I had a few challenges coming up so have saved till now. I do like making Joy Fold cards and these mice just lend themselves perfectly for that style of card.  The images are Carol Singing Mice by Paper Creator and come ready coloured. As I had printed off four images so as not to waste expensive  paper in the printer I managed to make up two cards.
The Backing card is dark evergreen cardstock and all the papers are by Basicgrey from their Serenade pack which toned in beautifully with the colours in the images.

 The Merry Christmas die cut on the front of this card is by Tonic Studios called Wave Merry Christmas. Ribbon and sequins from my stash.  There is a brilliant tutorial on Splitcoaststampers  site (also on You Tube) for making this style of card To be honest I have made so many of this style card now that I just do my own measurements. I tweak the inside by adding the tag and holder also the ribbons for ties.
 The sentiment die on the inside is by Ultimate Crafts  called Merry christmas Swirls.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Scraps of Life By Scrappy Mo # July Rudolph day.
International Art and Soul #38 Christmas Traditions.
Die Cuttin Divas #379 Christmas in July.
Fab 'n' Funky #404 Christmas in July.
Dream Valley Challenges #183 Christmas in July.

For this second card I moved the images around and used a different arrangement of papers from the same pack as above.  I used white ribbon from my stash instead too.
 The die cuts used are the same as on the first card.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #209 Christmas in July+ a sentiment.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges #477 Christmas.
Fussy and Fancy #217 Christmas in July.
Cut It Up Challenges #153 Christmas in July.


Glennis F said...

A lovely design, I must try this!

Furrbster said...

This mice can come and sing at my door this Christmas! Such a lovely card design,

Thanks for joining us over at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Valery, such a sweet image and a fabulous fold, hope you are well, Kate x x

Mac Mable said...

Marvellous cards, great idea with the fold and so effective.....wonderful inspiration, thank you x

Kathleen said...

Two lovely cards and great shapes. Love the cute image and that gorgeous sentiment die.

Kath x

dutchess said...

These are fabulous Valery...such a sweet image and card shapes ...xxxx
We have had rain at last! Xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beauty of a card love this and I also have this image, now must get it

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

This image is so cute and your card are both beautiful, great style and papers choice!Love the tag inside the pocket

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I've never made a joy fold card, but it looks so nice! Or should I say "mice?" :)

This is so pretty. I love the papers, especially the brown music paper, and those adorable mice, of course!

Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Christmas in July challenge!


Mia said...

What a beautiful shaped card, Valery. I love the tag hidden inside. The image is adorable! Kisses, my friend.

Michelle said...

What a clever card and so gorgeous Valery Anne - love this - Michelle x

Brenda in IN said...

Love this versatile card and those mice are adorable.

Viv said...

Great card Mrs A! x

Christine Harrop said...

I very nearly used this image myself for the CCC challenge! It is so cute and great to have you share with us at IAAS Mrs A. Hugs Christine DT x

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous image and awesome design.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the sweet image and great card fold!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

Debbie Adams said...

This is just so cute!! I love this mouse image and the card fold. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul.
Debbie DT

Linby said...

Super cute and I love the fold.

MaryH said...

Adore these sweet mice! Clever you to design this nifty Joy Fold card (which you explained to me how to make, and I forget to do the folding as I'm usually working at the last moment!) Of course your papers and colors always add so much to the image you choose. Smart of you to remember Rudy Day was coming when we had the caroling theme. I should have done that this past CCC - LOL! TFS & Hugs (heard you & Pixie had a good time recently. How marvelous!)

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...these are gorgeous. I love the fold...the inside is so beautiful too. And I love the image and how you have coloured it!

Wonderful cards, Valery Anne...
Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Valery Anne, I can't believe that I missed this when you posted it. Congratulations on your win.

Sue xx