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12/09/2017

Christmas Card Club - Gifts

Good evening and welcome. It's a very brrr-ish evening, and has been a cold day. Had some more snow this morning, but it quit falling, and about noon, the sun came out very nicely. Watched some icicles melt off the bird feeder, and was even brave enough to attempt to add a little food to one of the trays. I held onto deck rails just in case, as I could see the iciness on the snow that was still there. Was very careful, as I've slipped on black ice some years ago, and tore up a knee.

Today is the last Christmas Card Club Challenge of 2017. Our sweet Rita selected Gifts as our theme. Took a bit of deciding on which way to go with this Gifts theme. Recently got a pretty nativity ornament and thought of that at first, as of course that was ever the most wonderful Gift of all. Stumbled onto a House Mouse stamp which I've colored before, and decided to go with that. Here 'tis.



Stayed with the lighter shades when I colored with copics and used some glitter paper to cut out the oval front layer. This is popped up on dimensional dots. The die is a rectangle which cuts a frame, the oval, and an oval frame.  The snow under the mice feet was made with Crystal Stickles, then sifted some Martha Stewart Chunky glitter while that was wet. Just colored the Santa Mouse fur with a white pencil and didn't try to add any flowersoft to this.

Die cut some more gifts from glitter paper.. and will just put the sentiment inside. Done!

Thanks for all the good wishes for Mr. He's had a quiet day. Hope tomorrow is a repeat. Just trying to remind him to drink lots.

Another couple of cards added to the Cards by Friends page, which I hope you have time to enjoy.

My fellow team members' blog links are on the right sidebar. Take a look at what they've shared on this fun challenge theme.

I'm very behind in returning comments, but I promise, I'll do my best to catch up ASAP.

Thanks for stopping in, have a blessed day, and Hugs.

35 comments:

  1. This is so sweet and so pretty, Mary. I love the bling.

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  2. Hi Mary, Loving the card. Those House Mouse images are fab.

    Snowing here and laying, but rain also forecast amongst the snow showers.

    You take care if you are out in the snow/ice. Sue



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  3. Super sweet card, love the image.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  4. That design is so cute. Love your card in every way.

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  5. Good Morning Mary. What a beautiful card. The gifts themselves look very interesting and lots of colour and bling added to finish your card. I'll be thing of you and your family and trust you are able to enjoy a better year in 2018. Christmas Hugs Rita xxxx

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  6. A great card Mary such a sweet image...love it! Xxx

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  7. Pretty card!! That little mouse is so adorable!!

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  8. Oh how sweet Mary. I love HM images and this is a cutie. It's hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of 2017 and will start Christmas card making for next year soon, the time is just flying by. Hope you are keeping warm and safe.
    Lorraine

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  9. Soooo cute and fun mice! Love the sparkling snow and the oval frame!
    Also here is very cold, more that usual...So glad that your hubby feels better!
    Hugs and stay warm!

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  10. House Mouse cards make me smile and this is the same. Mary, your coloring and shading are just wonderful. Adding the sparkly gifts is such a cute touch. Glad hubby had a quiet day and be careful walking in the snow. It sure can be dangerous. You got more snow than we did. I only have a dusting on the patio and hardly any in the grass. But it is very cold.

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  11. Such a cute little image with these cute little mice! Great coloring! Love your glittery parcels and frame. Great job!

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  12. That is such a lovely House Mouse image and the extra presents are just the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. It's such an adorable image, so well colored, and i love how you teamed it up with all that glitter paper. A little, or much, sparkle belongs on a Christmas card.

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  14. a sweet meeces card. Do hope your hubby is ok with his stones and that your cousin will be ok. I just heard today that a cousin's husband has just been diagnosed with a Brain tumour and they are waiting to hear what treatment is being offered. This comes just months after (another cousin) her sister's husband was diagnosed with a tumour on his back bone earlier in the year. He was operated on and is now having chemo treatment. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. This is so adorable!! That is the sweetest image!! I love how you colored it!! The packages are a fabulous touch!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. What an adorable image, Mary and it's so beautifully colored. Love the packages as well as your pretty framing with that wonderful glitter paper. Love it!

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  17. Wonderful Christmas card Mary, love this cute image and lovely layout.
    Hugs Pam x

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  18. The HM Santa is adorable but adding the glittered presents makes it even cuter! I love your coloring and this pretty design too! So glad the Mr is feeling better and encouraging him to drink often is a good thing to flush out those nasty little stones! Stay warm and enjoy! Our snow is melting today too thank goodness! LOL

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  19. Glad the Mr is stable at the moment and your sweet Housemouse image looks great with the glitter card oval frame and the pretty presents. Your colouring is perfect as usual Mary. x

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  20. A super card Mary, such a sweet image and lovely glittery gifts.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  21. What a sweet card Momma Mary! I love these little House Mouse images, but wouldn't be able to use them well myself. But so love them and think they are so stinkin' cute! Love how you used this one and your card design is so fun! The glitter paper really makes this one sparkle. Love those little added gifts as well. You have captured the frosty feel of the snow these little mice are standing in. Hugs, Brenda

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  22. Super card Mary, great image and colouring, love the way you have showcased the image and the lovely present dies.

    Kath x

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  23. These little mice always make me smile! Beautifully colored!

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  24. Such a darling HM creation, Mary, and beautifully colored! xx

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  25. Pure delight Mary, you have to enter this into our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge xx

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  26. Hi Mary love this adorable cute mousey creation, sadly it cant be entered into this chall #256 started Mon 11th. DEC.. creations have to be new after or the day the chall starts..
    We hope to see you again soon with another of your super cute Mousey creations ..Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall.

    mousey hugs Christine DT xx

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  27. Sweet card Mary! Your snowy pictures look lovely but glad we haven’t got any. It did try to snow a bit today and other parts of the UK have had more. But while my house is still being refurbished, it’s the last thing I want, as I have to visit it twice a day to feed the cats!

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  28. Super cute colored image and design Mary, it is really cold and dry here but no snow as yet.

    Hugs Diane

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  29. Such a sweet image and I love the diecut gifts placed around it. Gorgeous card. Hope you and Joe are okay and Joe is feeling better. Hugs Christine xx

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  30. Hello Mary, your card is adorable, a sweet image and lovely colouring, the gift dies are gorgeous made from the sparkly card, brilliant for the challenge, Kate x

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  31. What a cute card, beautifully colored and the die cut gifts are a perfect embellishment. I enjoyed catching up on your blog, liked the snow pictures. I just got back from a vacation at Zion National Park and a side trip to Bryce Canyon so slowly catching up with blogs!

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  32. This is such a sweet card! You colored it beautifully!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  33. brilliant Mary - what a lovely card! So sorry its taken me so long to get here - life is very busy just now! Wishing you and yours a fabulous Christmas! Love and hugs rachel xx

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  34. What a sweetie of a card Mary - and yes, Jesus is the greatest gift of all :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  35. Cute image and wonderful colouring as always. I hope your husband is on the mend for good.

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