Sunday, December 26, 2010

Not a creature was stirring

Christmas is over yet I'm still making Christmas cards. I really shouldn't have bought/downloaded so many Christmas images as I'll end up making nothing but holiday cards all year in order to use them up. Having said that, this card is a favourite and will definitely be used next year.
The image is the latest free colouring page from Elizabeth O. Dulemba. If you aren't already a follower of Ms Dulemba's you really should be as she posts a new colouring page each week. Her focus is on providing pages for children (and the libraries they go to) but I frequently find myself downloading the images for cards.

I coloured this image using Copics in non-traditional Christmas colours and then matted it on a scrap of paper containing Christmas'y sentiments (not that you can read them). I really wanted to use this ribbon because the circles mirrored the pattern on the little mouse's nightdress but the ribbon was white/silver. No problem - that's one of the great advantages of Copic markers; I simply re-coloured the ribbon using the same colour as the nightdress. In order to keep the silver bright & shiny, I coloured the ribbon from the back (otherwise the colour would have gone over the silver too). If you are ever in need of a coloured embellishment just remember that Copics will colour just about anything including fabric, metal, plastic and wood. I've gotten into the habit now of only purchasing white or clear embellishments since it is so easy to colour them for individual projects.

PS - Thanks to scrapperjulia for letting me know about The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges. I love that this challenge site focuses on projects with animals at their centre! I've submitted this card for this month's Christmas challenge.
Top Tip Tuesday - get embellishing
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Midnight Madness - sketch 


  1. This is really cute! Love the little mice looking at Santa coming to see them! Check out this blog that would fit this card!

  2. Very cute Card Shelley! Thanks for playing at BTC&G this month! Happy New Year!


  3. beautiful card Shelley love that ribbon thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  4. Hello Shalley - this is adorable! I love your image and the great colouring! What a great take on the Sketch! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this sketch - we appreciate your support and love to see what you have been creating! Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!!{{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. Gorgeous card Shelley :-) the image is just sooo cute and the paper and ribbon are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  6. Thanks for joining our Embelish It Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, your card is fabulous.
    xx Vee

  7. Love the little mice looking at Santa and his reindeer! Color up beautifully too. Nice mix of pretty papers also. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. Nicely done.

    Sue Drees

  8. Happy New Year Shelly!

    What a gorgeous christmascard! Love the two mice looking at santa - how precious!
    How smart to color your ribbon with copics!

    Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We are back with a new sketch on Tuesday! I hope you will join us agian then!

    Midnight Madness Design Team