Saturday, June 22, 2019

Carol Singing Duo

Hello.  Long time no see :-)  I have a very simple little card today, a Christmas card which may not seem seasonal to some, but we are in midwinter and the Season of the "Christmas in July" is upon us so I thought... why not?
I used a couple of images from Lili of the Valley.... they are so cute, you don't need much more to make a nice looking card :-)  These two are "Carol Singing Mouse" and - wait for it.... "Carol Singing Dog" :-)  How cute are they?!  

I coloured them with Copics, adding some Ice Stickles to the trim on the hat and a few lines to the snow and some Emerald Green Stickles to the scarf

I also added some Glossy Accents to the musical notes, very hard to see in the pics
The patterned paper is from Kaisercraft, quite an old pad... 'Tis the Season I think.  I cut the curved scalloped border die, I can't remember the brand.  I got it seperate from the straight scalloped border die that I cut the BOTTOM border with, and that's all I can remember :-)  I cut a mat for the scalloped edges using red foil card to match the foil stars and spots on the patterned paper... it was the very last scrap of the red, I'm gonna have to get some more, all I've got to remember where it came from, lol
The sentiment is also from Kaisercraft.  Stamped with Memento ink, using the oh-I-wish-I'd-found-it-years-ago stamp positioner that makes it possible to get it at least straight, lol
That's it for today's card... I never took a pic of the inside, it was finished much the same without the red foil matting as I ran out.  I'd like to enter in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Keep It Simple
Cuttlebug Mania Bingo: Sentiment, Image, Die Cut
The Paper Shelter Stripes and/or Dots
Cardz 4 Galz Favourite Colour Combo
As You Like It Summer or Winter Colours and Why - "Summer", or warm colours... also Christmas is in Summer here and I LOVE Christmas :-)
Jingle Belles Snow Much Fun
Winter Wonderland Use Red or Green
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Anything Christmas, Opt: Non Traditional Colours
Creatalicious Challenges Anything (Christmas) Opt: Spots and/or Stripes

On a personal note; thank you to everyone that left messages re the loss of my little Rocky, I appreciate it.  I miss him, the house is very quiet without him... my son Matt got a new dog yesterday.  He has been looking at Rescues for a while but wanted to wait until Rocky was gone as it would have been too much for the poor old fellow - especially once he was blind AND deaf.  That was considerate.  Now the time has come.  
Matt drove out to the Wheatbelt to get a dog from a rescue service out there as they are much harder to rehome than dogs in the city.  She is a lovely girl called Molly, but I think she may have not been treated well at all.  We will have to do our best to remedy THAT.  For all that she is sweet and already you can tell she will learn quickly.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


SmilynStef said...

Cute cute cute ... love that snowy duet ... and love the curvy border design ... so very glad you had SNOW much Fun with us at Jingle Belles.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

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Elaine Stark said...

Christmas works well with warm colours too. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Joy Wilson said...

I love this Christmas card and think it is perfectly reasonable to start ahead of time. I have already started too! Your design is beautiful! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

Barbara Bruder said...

Adorable and love this design. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Sue - said...

It’s never too early to start on Christmas cards, and yours is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

Nelly said...

Lovely Christmas colour combo and that little mouse made me to see him singing his head off! ...thank for sharing at Polkadoodles this week; hugs Nelly x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, love the design and those very sweet lotv stamps.
Lorraine x

Furrbster said...

This really is an amazing card,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments and MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

DeniseD said...

Very nice card! Love, love, love it!! Lotsa hugs! Thanks for joining us at

jheuser69 said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Moving Along with the Times. Your project is wonderful, and I just wanted to wish you the best of luck! – DT Jodie

GalFridayStamping said...

Oh my goodness.....such a sweet card...Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://

Brigitte said...

Amazing card and colouring1!! I love your patterned paper and the beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte

Cicci said...

Ohh so fantastic card!! Love the image, its so sweet and you have made it so perfect!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci


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Through The Craft Room Door

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, this is just the sweetest card, and your coloring technique is so beautiful. I can practically hear those critters caroling!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love the textured card. Fabulous finish. Sorry to hear of your loss of Rocky. Sweet of your son to wait before getting his Molly. Hope she will bring joy and ease the pain some. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month. So glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

Koraliki Beaty said...

OMG it's adorable. It is so great that you're playing with us at Polkadoodles. DT Beata

Rocky said...

That's such a cute card and your colouring is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us at CASS.

Jannie said...

OMG these are soooooooooo cute!
Good idea to start with your Xmas cards so early!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Anne said...

Thanks for joining the AYLI 'summer or winter colours' challenge - good luck!
Anne x

lauren bergold said...

looooove these super-cute critters, caroling in the snow! so happy you're having SNOW MUCH FUN with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional spots and/or stripes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…