Friday, June 25, 2021

Before the Stockings were Hung By the Chimney with Care

Hello there.  Today’s card was a happy surprise.  I had stamped this image (retired - Merry Mouse from Clearly Besotted) many months ago to play along in some challenges, but I ended up doing something else.  So it was tucked away uncoloured and untouched until now to be entered in several challenges.  I first heard ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in my childhood, and before the stockings were hung by the chimney with care… 😉


The Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die from Memory Box was used to die cut a panel from Xpress It cardstock.  Stamped the image in the corner with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with Copic markers. 


Masked the image next, then used a blender brush to blend Antique Linen distress ink through an English Brick Wall stencil from My Favorite Things (MFT).  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Christmas Corners was heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.


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27 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

adorable image Trina, and I love the stenciled brick wall behind ♥

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute! Outstanding coloring too

Cindy C. said...

Super cute CAS design!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

Dotty Jo said...

Love your gorgeous CAS card, Trina. Your image is gorgeous and I love how you've positioned it in the corner of your card. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Maria said...

Adorable image with the mouse and stocking!! Wonderful stenciled background and perfect coloring as always!!

Billie A said...

Your card is so cute. Darling image and loving the hint of the brick wall. Awesome colors and loving the cas style.

Jane said...

The sweetest ever image and a beautiful card and childhood memory. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, how cute!!! :) Love so much the image and the sentiment!! And the fading brick wall adds a warm feel! As always you do the most beautiful CAS cards!!

Wendi J said...

So adorable.

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a heartwarmingly sweet, adorable holiday season greeting. I adore A Visit From St. Nicolas. My mom read it to us each Christmas Eve when I was growing up and pretty much had it memorized by heart (as, at the time, did I). We both still love reading or listening to this beloved classic each December, and no doubt always will. Thank you for the lovely reminder of this meaningful tradition six months before St. Nick returns.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Julie B said...

Aww, how cute is that image and the sentiment is perfect!
So pleased to see you in the gallery at Perfectly CAS. :)

Brenda in IN said...

This is a charming image and so beautifully colored, Trina.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Trina. Thanks you for taking part in the Rudolph Days challenge this month.

Sue xx

Arlene said...

So very cute! Just a darling image and wonderfully colored.

Nancy said...

You nailed it with this card! A perfect little clean and simple scene with beautiful colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling mouse with stocking, Trina, and I love the soft brick behind!!

BożenA said...

This is one of the cutest christmas card I've ever seen! I love this lovely cute mouse. I also can't help admiring your soft coloring.
Hugs,
BożenA

Melanie Hungerford said...

So cute, amazing job on the stenciled background and the perfect coloring! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Your stamped image is adorable. Beautiful colouring too!

I love stuffing stockings for my family for Christmas. I often chose a theme for each person and look all year for the gifts. We hang stockings, but have a gift bag sitting below them, to hold all the presents!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Cindy H. said...

Love your sweet little Christmas card! It's so adorable and your coloring is truly amazing! TFS

Gail said...

Adorable card! Would you please share the name of the stamp even though it's retired?

Darlene said...

WOW this is so, so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
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Please stop in for a visit!

Carol Cel said...

this card is sooo cute! It's perfect

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Karen Dunbrook said...

so sweet...amazing shading.
xx Karen

Neets B said...

This is definitely one of the cutest sets CBS have done, and you've coloured that image beautifully (as you always do!). Love the background to make the corner scene too. Thanks so much for playing along at Perfectly CAS, Anita x

Mac Mable said...

Super adorable and love that cute little mouse x.