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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Friends!!

HAPPY WINTER EVERYONE~~~Meet DD Christmas Belle and PB Christmas Mouse! We are having a humongo snowstorm here in NE Wisconsin~~12+ inches. Snowday for me means time for work and of course time for play :D
MMSC31: Follow a sketch
Penny Black: Week 78 Christmas for the Girls!
Simon Says: Let It Snow!
Stamp Something: Glitzy Something!
Cuttlebug Spot: Christmas Gift
Lexi's Creations: A Shaped Card
Whimsy Stamps: Use Die Cuts
Creatalicious: Christmas using snowflakes and lots of sparkle/glitter
Just Magnolia:  Make a card for someone special! I used Magnolia Snowy circle on ornament!!

Today I chose to do an Easel Card. Wow it really was fun and easy! This is the front or top of the card which I used the sketch from MMSC31
Close up of images: Christmas Belle from Digital Doodling and Christmas Mouse from PB Holly Jolly Collection. Colored both with copics and used pearly sparkle jelly glitter on Belle's muff and coat as well as mouse's hat. Crystal lace stickles used on Belle's skates and X-mas red and green stickles used on holly in her hair and the present mouse is offering her. Added stardust stickles to outline image :-) Secured with ribbon. Mouse is popped up with foam tape for dimension and if you look close at font view you can actually see his shadow when I took picture.
Below is a full view of my easel card and the ornament I made to go with the card that I will be giving to a friend for christmas! The ornament is a piece of round chipboard covered with Archiver's cardstock in green and Layered with a stamped image of Magnolia's Snowy Circle glistened with stardust and crystal stickles.  You can barely see it but I dobbered Soft blue ink onto the white snowy circle also.  Belle is slightly smaller in size than on the card but colored and jazzed up the same way :)  Belle is popped up with foam tape.  Threaded the ornament with the same ribbon I used on the card and secured with a metal snowflake slide!! 

Below is the bottom or inside view of card.  BG Eskimo Kisses dp used again (reverse side).  Sentiment punched with SU sizzlets tag and popped up with foam tape for dimension and secured with ribbon.  Added the holly leaf border on bottom as finished follow through :D
Side view of my very first easel card!!!! Very satisfied with results :-)



Kim said...

Your easel card turned out AMAZING Mom! I love it! And the Belle ornament is sooooo cute! Love the little PB mouse...I am so glad he got play time today (and you didn't even lose him...hee hee)! Great work!

Wendy M said...

Gorgeous Mary Lou - I am going to add these to the Visitors' Gallery. Hugs xx

Georgie said...

A truly smashing Christmas easel Card
Thanks for joining in at Lexis Creations

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Such gorgeous creations!! Love the papers and the details you've put together on your projects!! Thanks for playing with us at STamp Something and Whimsy!! HUGS

Kath said...

beautiful easel card mary lou and I love how you used your little mouse image....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Mary Lou - this is just gorgeous, I love the combination of images - it makes the cutest scene! Well done with all of those challenges!! Love all of the glitter and the easel card - I am loving this! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Blog Hop this week - all the best!!We look forward to seeing you next week - I always love to see what you do!!
Linda MMSC

tracie said...

Fabulous card Mary Lou, love the easel design and you've created a stunner...Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

tracie said...

Fabulous card Mary Lou, love the easel design and you've created a stunner...Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

Anonymous said...

Soooooooo cute! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!

cabio's craft corner said...

Mary Lou, this is such a pretty set of card and ornament. Sweet & Precious. Thanks for joining us at MMSC this week and hope to see you again next week :o)

Carol said...

Mary Lou and image cannot get any sweeter than the one you have used on this wonderful card. I love the easel card and you have done it a great justice. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness and good luck winning a prize.

Midnight Madness-DT

Anonymous said...

One of the prettiest Christmas cards I've seen! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatilicious...hope to see you at the next one!


Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenge with this lovely work!

Saskia :)

Leah said...

32 year career? How are you even old enough for that! hehehe..well honestly I thought you were saying your 32! I would have believed it!
Ok onto this wonderful project! Gosh I love it so much! I love the images and the card idea and extra gift...its all so perfect and bet it will be loved!!! Happy Holidays!

Bec said...

just adorable... Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a stunning card inside and out!! I love the cute image paired with all the details!! Beautiful papers, use of punches, and color combo. You are amazing Mary Lou.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Mary Lou...your set is just stunning! I love your easel card with all those fabulous details and that precious ornament is just darling! Lovely sparkles and coloring of that sweet, sweet image! Can you send a little snow this way please??? I just miss it so much and the chances of getting snow here in Miami are close to none :(
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week and I hope you enjoyed the blog hop!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Aww, Mary Lou, what a beautiful Set! Thank you for going the extra mile to make a matching ornament, it came out darling :) Thanks so much for helping me feel the winter warmth, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Whimsy this week!

Janna :)

Priscilla said...

Wow...what an awesome set.. It is just beautiful..Such a sweet image too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
MMSC Hostess

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beatuiful easel card, I have never made one, you make it look so easy but I am sure it is not. Love the image and your design of it.

Thank you for playing at Midnight Madness, hope you join us again.