Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Friends

Love this freebie at Beccy's Place. Just had to let the little cutie join the fun at Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "P" for Prayer.
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                   (

Wanted to make a special card to send to a friend that has two little kiddos who are at the perfect age for all things Santa. Cut the window panes out of cardstock, created a mask from a sheet of transparency, and sponged brown ink around the window shape and panes. I didn't have a stamp that would work, so I created my own! Was fun to make drawings for both the front & back images of the big sister sharing the magic of Santa with her little brother. (I colored their hair to match my friends' kids… figure they'll get a kick out of that. And added a red rhinestone to Rudolph's nose. So fun!) The Santa Sleigh image is unmounted (so don't know who makes it) but the inside greeting in from SU… and the trees in the scene are from Stampscapes. 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Here Comes Santa Claus                 (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov   (
Picked up this sweet wood mount from Stamp City Rubber Stamps at a local thrift shop a short time ago. Was fun to use it for Simon Says Wednesday challenge, "Furry Friends."  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Furry Friends   (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 190          (

The current House Mouse challenge is entitled "Frosty." For my card, I used a jaunty little felt snowman, added some black beads to make his eyes and buttons sparkle a bit, and invited sweet little HM Monica to bounce on his top hat. She happily obliged! (BTW- The festive background paper is upcycled from a McD's coffee cup. It was a little overpowering, so I added a bit of vellum so that the happy dancing could begin!)  The sentiment is from Beccy's Place digi set "Narcissus."

Entered into:
House Mouse & Friends- Challenge #254- Frosty    (
Cute Card Thursday- #504 Birds/Animals                 ( 


  1. Your tag is fabulous Kathy, and you managed to get it in just in time for the race! Well done. I like the little bow you attached to the bear and the collection of background papers is fabulous.

  2. WOW What a fabulous scene with the kids seeing Santa flying across the sky! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. The little house mouse dancing on the snowman's hat is so cute. Love the background paper too. Thanks for sharing with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  4. Super cute dancing housemous. great background too. hanks for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends. Barbara GDT.

  5. A fabulous project and gorgeous colours used. Thank you so much for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope to see you again next challenge with your cute work…. {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  6. Adorable cards and tag. Love them all. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Furry Friends Challenge. Gayatri xx

  7. Gorgeous set of cards Kathy :-) all of them are very cute and I love how you ave little Monica bouncing n the hat, what a fabulous idea!! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  8. Cute cute card with the Santa scene! Thank you for joining our Santa challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  9. Super cute mousey card, love the creative use of the image nice take on the option chall theme Frosty..

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  10. Great mousey fun Kathy !! Thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at HMFMC and good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. Stunning. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS" challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}


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