Saturday 21 May 2016

Another Christmas card - with a bit of a twist

Hi there,

It has been a funny day today, with the wind, rain and then sunshine for brief periods. And rather chilly too. I was hoping to get quite a bit of stitching done today, but haven't managed it, and I have to go and clean the mice shortly, then have a bath and head to bed!

So here is the second Christmas card I started yesterday. I had to finish it today due to waiting for the glue to dry, but I think it looks ok.

So this is a four-way card, which folds flat to post like a normal card. The tutorial can be found here: and this is the current challenge at CCEE (1620). I used a Papermania Christmas patterned A4 sheet of paper and X-cut scalloped circle nesting dies to make the card base. The pieces were stuck so that two had the patterned paper on the outside, whilst two sides of the card were blank. On the first circle I added a decoupage paper sack from Papermanias At Christmas Time range, and finished this side with s sentiment from the same sheet. On the opposite side I stamped he image from Pepper and Friends, and coloured with promarkers (just using the nudes set). I then added snowflake sequins, a snowman and three jewels to finish.

I woudl like to show this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by designs - Get ready for Christmas
CRAFT #364 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #282 Cute Christmas
abc Christmas - J for Jewels
alphabet challenge - F for Furry Friends
Fussy and Fancy #164 Dies/Punches
Jingle Belles - Banish the holiday blues
And also for the Quick Cards Die-cutting Challenge.

And here are three more of my mice to introduce to you - Capaccino is the one with an eye patch and is the oldest of the three being from the same generation as the mother of the other two. Crinkle is the ginger mouse, who is only seen peeking out from under my cross stitch chart, and she is the middle in age, being the half-sister of Cloud, who is the little grey one and the cheekiest of all the mice. If there is the slightest opportunity of escape she will take it without hesitation. The mouse I will introduce next time is nearly as bad, but not quite as sneaky lol. Cloud also has rex-like fur, and loves to have scritches (sometimes).

 Capaccino and Crinkle
 All three terrors!

Finally here are some pictures of the wildlife in my pond:
 Water Boatman

 Honeybee having a drink - can you spot him?
Pond Skater
Palmate Newt

Thank you once again for taking the time to visit my blog.

Hugz Tinz


  1. Love your four way holiday card. I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. it's a wonderful card great design
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Co├Ârdinator

  3. Really great! I think it looks so difficult to make :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  4. I love your unique design. I will have to give four-way cards a try sometime. Thanks for joining us for the C.R.A.F.T. Christmas challenge!

    Khristina CRAFT DT

  5. Lovely card love your pictures of your rats too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  6. What a fun card design ... love that it folds flat ... so glad you helped us once again Banish the Holiday Blues at Jingle Belles.

  7. Lovely shaped cards - great to see something a bit different! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

  8. Stunning card with the shape. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Good luck in draw...Hugs Lozzy x

  9. oh my gosh, that four-way card design is soooooo totally clever! wow, you are a great engineer as well as designer! thanks for helping us "banish the holiday blues" (again!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥


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