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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

First Blog Challenge Card

Hi there, yet again another busy week.  However I am now off work for a couple of days as I am going to the NEC tomorrow(thurs) and getting very excited, looking forward to meeting up with old friends and hopefully meeting a few new ones. My sister has come to stay and this is her first time at the NEC, is she in for a shock.  I have warned her that Friday should be a rest day as she (and I) will need it.

As I wasnt sure what to put on the blog I thought I would bite the bullet and do my first blog challenge.  So here goes.

Decided to have a play with the Christmas House Mouse Stamps and could 'nt resist these two.
I used a BCE Octagon template.  Covered the base card with Kaisercraft paper - Wish Upon Twinkle, then used the reverse side and placed onto mirri card for the stopper.
Cut octagons from nestabilities.  On one octagon I stamped the image (walnut cradles) coloured with promarkers, highlighted the dripping wax using Crystal Lacquer.  Distressed the edges with Pink Taffeta Paris Trunk then twinkles.  The second octagon I used Marianne Pine Leaves and Spellbinders Poinsettia on card from my stash.  Coloured the leaves with Shabby Shutters distress ink and then used black soot on edges of leaves and poinsettia. Used tweezers to shape the poinsettia and a black pearl accent was used for the centre .  The message was off the walnut cradles stamp plate and the cut using Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents.  All edges were distressed and twinkled as the first octagon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Allsorts - Christmas Easel Card
BahHumbug - Diecuts
Ribbon Girls - Jingle All The Way
Papertakeweekly - Anything Goes

Well I hope you liked my first attempt, it would be lovely if you could leave a comment and let me know.

Thanks for stopping by

Take care for now

Hugs xx


  1. I love your card. Beautiful colours and distressing...very clever :)

  2. Hi Maria

    This is such a lovely card love the cute HM image and the double easel is fab!

    Thanks for joining in our Christmas Easel Card challenge at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  3. Beautiful card, I think the colours you have used are stunning. Good luck in all your challenges.

  4. oh my what a stunning card. I love House Mouse - they are just adorable and you have coloured them to perfection.
    So pleased that you chose our blog to be your first challenge and hope we will see you again soon.
    Ann and Max alias the Humbuggers.
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  5. Hi Maria,

    Such a gorgeous card and what a great choice of stamps - always a favourite with the mice in the walnut shells so cute. Good luck with all your challenges and thankyou for choosing Allsorts as one of your first! lots of love Jo x

  6. Lovely card, love the style on this and the images are stunning, Good luck on your first blog challenge

  7. This is a great card with such a clever shape. Good luck for the challenges! x

  8. Hi came across your card on Crafters Companion forum !!! had to leave a comment !! your card is simply STUNNING, hope you had a brill time at NEC

  9. Gorgeous card Maria! Love the shape and the colours you've used. Hope you had a great time at the NEC.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

  10. Maria, this is so cute. Having seen it for real after the NEC, I can honestly say it's even better in real life :oD
    Good luck in the challenge xx

  11. Beautiful card... just adore the House Mouse image and your flowers are beautiful.
    Sandra x

  12. I think your cards are just fab!! your the best!! lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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