Friday, November 13, 2015

Artist at work

This HouseMouse stamp is entitled "candy striper", even though this isn't quite the image that pops into one's head when hearing that title - hahaha!!  I've added stickles to the white portions of the candy canes to give it more pizzazz.   Along the bottom, I've used a strip of zig-zag washi tape, and then I've centered candy cane/peppermint drops ribbon across.   My best  friend, Gail, sent me these poinsettias as an early Christmas gift, so I'm able to put them to some use this season - thanks so much, Gail.   I've used some foliage diecuts behind the flowers, as well as using a MS punch for the white ferns tucked in also.   Those are candi-dots along the top corner and brads on the green section above the image.  Thank you so much for coming in to view my card creation.
I would like the enter the following:

7Kids - AG
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas critters
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas/winter
ABC Christmas - wild thing + Christmas
Christmas Stampin' all Year Long - Christmas + washi/sparkle
Creative Inspirations - AG
Creative Moments - AG
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals
Gruffies and Guests - red/green
HouseMouse and Friends - use plaids
Incy Wincy Designs - winter activities
Penny's Paper Crafty - 3 of something (brads and candi-dots)
Pile It On - leaves
Winter Wonderland - Christmas candy


  1. Hello Lillian, Oh I do love house mouse they are so adorable. I love the card layout and thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. Hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

  2. This is a lovely festive creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Lillian :-) the image is so adorable and I love the tartan and all the flowers, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. such a cute image...lovely card...thanks for sharing at pile it on


  5. Hi Lillian, a gorgeous card - a lovely design with a colour combo and the tartan...........your image is adorable and super embellishments!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge.

  6. Hi Lillian!! Sure does look like this sweet mousey is having a great time collouring...thanks for playing along with us at House Mouse...good luck!
    Take care,

  7. Me again...shame on me...I forgot to mention how beautiful your card was!!!
    Take care (again),

  8. A fabulous designed card. So cute. Its lovely to see you here with us again. Thank you so much for joining us. Hugs Traci DT - Incy Wincy Designs xx

  9. Oh Lillian...this is a real pretty one and the flowers Gail sent you are perfect for it! Love the white branches you used too!

    Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  10. Lillian, your card is wonderful. Love the little mouse busy at work on those candy canes, so darn cute. Your papers and embellishments are all so pretty too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  11. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

  12. Another GREAT card!!!
    Thanks again for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  13. Beautiful card, Lillian! Love the poinsettia embellishments too. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

    Snoopy :D​

  14. This is gorgeous, Lillian, and such an adorable image I love the idea of a little mouse painting the stripes on candy canes. Thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonder Challenge.
    Alison x

  15. Such a cute card, that little mouse certainly looks busy. Great layout and design and love the papers you have used. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Candy' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  16. A great card - thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Gorgeous cute mousey creation looks like a labour of love for this wee great take on the Plaid chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Freinds Mon chall

    smiles Christine x

  18. What a gorgeous card.Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  19. Lovely card, so cute too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  20. Adorable card, Lillian, and I see you won the $20 Stampendous Reward Card! Please contact me as soon as possible at to claim your prize!! Congrats!

  21. Fabulous card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Red, Green or Both ” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Shaz x