Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deck The Halls

It has been a long time since I posted any House Mouse cards on my blog.  That doesn't mean that I haven't been making them.  In fact I taught a couple of classes featuring House Mouse Christmas stamps at Scrapbooks By The Sea.  This is one of my favorites.  I am going to enter it in the current House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  The challenge is to use gold or silver.  I think I spot a bit of gold on this one, don't you?

This stamp is called Deck the Halls and  I got it at Scrapbooks By The Sea.  I colored  the card with Copic markers, but I used some Prisma and Faber Castell colored pencils to highlight the branches.  The paper is from Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas collection.  Don't you just love this plaid.  I swear I think my Mom sewed a dress for me using this same print when I was a little girl.  LOL.

The die is a Spellbinder Nestabilities.  The gold edges are stickers from Elizabeth Crafts.  I also used them as hangers on the inside.  The ornament punch is from Stampin Up.  The sentiment stamp is from my stash and I am sorry, but do not know the maker.  I stamped with Versamark and used Gold Detail embossing powder and heat embossed.  The inside border punch is from Martha Stewart.

There are only 5 more days until the Big Guy in the Red Suit slides down your chimney.  Are you ready?  No?  Me either, but I am almost there.  It is down to the baking.  This is the time of year when my  Big Guy gets his knuckles slapped with the spatula.  There is something about turning the mixer on that brings him out to the kitchen.  He loves to taste and I love to slap his knuckles.  LOL.  I have to freeze everything immediately or it won't last until Christmas.  Jimmy takes his job as the official taster quite seriously.

Wishing you and yours a very safe and blessed holiday season.

Hugs Linda


  1. Gorgeous card Linda, I like the sweet image, and the frame
    Kevin xx

  2. Cute card, house mouse is always winner and this image is just delightful!

  3. This is a precious card, Linda. I love the nice job on the gold touches and your coloring of the pine. Yes I think I also had a skirt with that same plaid. It does scream Christmas to me. Ah, I think Jimmy might be the long lost brother of my Hubby, Jack. They share the same exact habits. LOL Enjoy your holiday and try not to slap too much. LOL Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at House Mouse & Friends this week. Hope to see more of your beautiful cards in 2014.

  4. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  5. How adorable this is Linda. I love the colors. Hugz, joann

  6. Linda, your card is so cute, love that you had time to join us. That Graphic 45 paper is very nostalgic, love it too. Your sparkly gold bauble is wonderful along with the red one. Thanks for joining us for the House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  7. so gorgeous linda.fab colours and i love the sweet image and stunning design :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Thanks for joining our House Mouse and Friends Silver or Gold Challenge #160!

    Totally cool the way you glittered the ornaments...oh so fun!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  9. Such a cute card and I love the sparkly baubles.

    Thanks for joining the House Mouse and Friends Silver or Gold Challenge. Kim GDT x

  10. Fabulous card!.

    If you like these cute images
    you might want to consider joining us at.

  11. A gorgeous card Linda, your design is fabulous and such an adorable image - your sparkling baubles are stunning!!!

    Thanks so much for joining House Mouse & Friends Challenge
    Heather xx


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