Sunday 12 April 2015

Christmas Friends

I have Christmas cards to share with you all today. I have been quite busy this last week with work and trying to get the allotments sorted out a little so have not had much time for crafting, so I decided to spend some time today. I am popping this post on here whilst I wait for the cupcakes to cook, ready for a rhubarb filling (homemade with rhubarb from the allotment) to be added to the centre :).

Here is the first Christmas card - a little white mousey bring the bauble for the tree!

Happy Christmouse:
 For this card I used an image I found on google, which I thought was very cute. I am afraid I did not record where the image came from though. I printed the image onto plain white cardstock and then highlighted the mouse using a pale grey promarker. I then made a card base of matching size to the digital image. I folded the base to make an easel card and attached the image panel to the top of the card. Glitter glue was used to edge around the panel.
For the bottom of the easel card a panel of patterned paper, almost white, was printed onto paper, from a Crafter's Companion CDRom. I printed the sentiment onto this patterned paper - 'Happy Christmouse'. The patterned paper was layered onto the easel base and the sentiment added using foam pads, to hold the card top in place. To finish three baubles were die-cut from pearlescent card and adhered using spray glue.

To be entered for:
C4C281 Pets
Creative corner - Cute Critters
Audio Book Review
Friends Forever by Lyn Andrews
This is a story of two young Irish girls who leave their small Irish country village to try and find work in the larger city of Liverpool. Upon arriving they find that conditions are not actually any better than they were at home, and in some respects are actually worse, like having bugs in the houses. However, the local vicar takes them under his wing and with his guidance they soon find suitable jobs and then better lodgings. They also both fall in love.
While Bernie gets engaged very quickly, it takes Molly a while longer to start walking out and then she gets strung along by the lad for quite a while. Very few people like the boy but all agree that it is the longest he has been with a girl. Bernie gets married just over a year after moving to Liverpool, but shortly after this disaster strikes for both girls, and they need each other to be able to pull through, as well as receiving support from an unexpected corner.

This is a very good book, showing life in the Victorian era and highlighting the differences between how people lived and thought. Very captivating and keeps you wanting to know what happens next, a very good listen for in the car. I would definitely recommend this book for anybody who likes period dramas.


  1. lovely card thanks for sharing at craft this week

  2. Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  3. Such a cutie! I love white on white cards. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  4. What a sweet Christmouse card! Thanks for joining our Make Me Smile challenge at Art Impressions - your card made me smile!

  5. Very cute Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with our Art Impressions- Make Me Smile Challenge!

  6. Thank you for joining us with this cute card <3
    Hugs from Therese, Creative Corner DT


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