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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Food for Thought

Good morning all.
We had a lovely autumnal day yesterday, very cold but dry and sunny. 

Decided to carry on making Christmas cards yesterday afternoon and got another couple sorted.

This one uses a House Mouse decoupaged image from Joanna Sheen. I've very simply matted and layered the image, using an embossing folder which came free in a magazine and some twine to embellish it. I must say the Christmas magazine freebies are mostly well worth having this year!

Challenges entered:
Joanna Sheen - food for thought
Flat Friends Challenge - Christmas Card
Great Impressions - holiday card
The Squirrel and the Fox - animal antics
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas is coming
Allsorts - Christmas cheer
Pumpkin Spice - something sweet
Inky Impressions - traditional Christmas
Jingle Belles - not a creature was stirring
CHNC Extra - anything goes

Carol x


  1. Cuteness, have a soft spot for these HM images now...love this one.xx

  2. This is gorgeous Carol, adorable image and I love the embossed border
    Sue xx

  3. Brilliant card, love that Oh! So, sweet image and great design

    Patricia xx

  4. This is gorgeous Carol, I love the adorable decoupaged image and great CAS design.

  5. This card is so adorable. The mice are so darned cute!

    I am always so amazed by the freebies in your magazines...I bought loads of magazines when I was in Englnad...I rifled through the stacks of choices and picked them by the bet prizes...lol

    Thanks for sharing about your own memory problems too. For me, most people may not notice on a social occasion. I am sure that some of my friends rack it up to aging...but if they take a course with me or watch me learn something new, they would see it.

    When our friends come for 4 or 5 days up at the lake, they usually say...Ohhhhhh...now I see what you mean ...and then pitch in and help...they still come back year oafter year...so they must not mind!!!

    I try to save st least 50 % off everything I buy at Black Friday...so I do need a book to track it all. Heck, my daughter who is mid thirties makes the master list!

  6. Gorgeous card Carol and what great freebies the embossed folder is stunning x

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  8. What a beautiful card - love the embossing, image, and classy design - gorgeous xx Thanks so much for joining us at the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

  9. This a beautiful card Carol. I tend to forget about my horse mouse decoupage. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. Aw Carol this is gorgeous, loving the images and the design of your card.

    Linda xxx

  11. Awww Carol this is sooooooo cute I have some sheets of this decoupage somewhere will have to hunt it out lol huggles Sue xx

  12. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. As it’s something I don’t like doing will admit to this being a copy and paste comment because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely Christmas creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  14. I love Joanna Sheen's ready to use images. It makes cardmaking a lot easier (at times). Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  15. oh my goodness, that image just too cute and you've made it into the loveliest holiday card imaginable! thanks for joining our “creature feature” fun at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

  16. I must have missed this freebie. This is such a beautiful card Carol and those mice are so cute xx

  17. Totally love HM cards and this one is a really good one. I love the simple matting and then the embossing on the bottom of the card.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  18. What a sweet little image ... and adorable holiday card ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at jingle belles.

  19. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Joanna Sheen challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Wonderful card, love the gorgeous design & details. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

    Donna x

  21. So darn cute the pair of them. They need no other embellishment on the card with them. I am a great one for using freebies when and wherever I can which leaves the spare cash for those must have at all cost items that we all love to buy. Thank you for joining in at crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

  22. My favorite mice! This is a lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us here at The Squirrel and The Fox. Your card is so perfect for the animal antic challenge.


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