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Monday, 19 December 2011

A Very Special Christmas Card


Today, whilst my husband is away, I have been putting the finishing touches to his Christmas card.  I wanted it to be extra special as we've had a very very hard six months since the death of my mum.  When I saw this House Mouse decoupage image of two mice by the fireside I thought this was the perfect image as my husband has been by my side during this difficult time.  I have used a backing paper from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse insert CD of little hats - it wasn't intended for this decoupage sheet but I liked the little hats.  I have used the matching insert and cut it down to fit inside my 8x8 card.  I used my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge for the straight edged hearts, scalloped hearts and the stockings.  I have added peel-offs to the stockings of our initials and some hearts.  The card is then finished off with a sentiment off the backing sheet, some ribbon and lots of love.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Room - Die-cuts and punches
Tuesday Throwdown - For someone special - my husband
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season 
Paperplay - Christmas
Craft us Crazy - Christmas and/or humorous
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas card
Frosted Designs - Ribbon
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Santa's hat
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Someone special
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas

23 comments:

Marjo said...

Wonderful cozy Christmas card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Happy Holidays!

xoxo Marjo,

Hazel said...

This is indeed a very special Christmas card and beautifully crafted - such heartfelt words - thanks for another entry into my CHNC challenge 51 x

mags said...

Super card. Lovely image and papers and very special indeed. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
Mags
x

~Jeri~ said...

My favorite one yet! House Mouse is my favorite stamped images, and you done an awesome job with the decoupage sheet! I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

hazel said...

Another lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Andrea Fogleman said...

I love the image you picked out for this card. It is so darling. Im sure your husband will enjoy this card. Sorry for you loss of your mum.

Thanks for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Andrea Fogleman said...

I love the image you picked out for this card. It is so darling. Im sure your husband will enjoy this card. Sorry for you loss of your mum.

Thanks for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Ginny x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Kym
A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, wonderful job!

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Kym, fab sentiment. Thanks for playing along in our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley!
Clairexx

Elaine said...

Adorable card, such a cute image!
So, sorry for your loss.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge:)

Kat said...

What a beautiful card Kym. That image is so sweet. Love how you've personalised the card for your husband. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

NancyD said...

Great card for our Hearts challenge at Paper Cutz. Merry Christmas. NancyD

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!! :)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely and cosy Christmas card!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room
Challenge.
Merry Christmas;-))m

Maria said...

What a stunning card! The thought and love that's gone into this most definitely shows, and I'm sure your other half will love it. Great use of the die cuts. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Maria said...

What a stunning card! The thought and love that's gone into this most definitely shows, and I'm sure your other half will love it. Great use of the die cuts. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

carol said...

what a fab creation, love it, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ, good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS x Carol

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Beautiful sentiment for your hubby! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Debi said...

Kym, what a lovely card for your hubby, and I love the sentiment behind it, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Yolanda said...

What a sweet card. I love the scalloped shape. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kym, such an adorable image.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx