Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Candles or Bells - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Candles or Bells'.  You can interpret it however you want but the theme must be Christmas-sy and have a candle or bell somewhere on it.  This month, we are sponsored by All Dressed Up who is generously giving away the prize of two digis to some lucky winner.

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Now for some details about my card.  I found this cute Candle Light Mice image at Di's Digi Downloads and I am sure I will be going back for more shopping.  I'm not big on mice but she's got some really cute ones over there.  I kept the card simple.. after colouring with Copics, I took a loopy cloth dipped in Copic Colorless Blender solution and dabbed it on the image to give a little texture.  The lines and sentiment are computer generated in Word, the embossed sprinkles are Shabby White Frantage (you know I luv that stuff!) and finally little bits of Stickles.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copic Colours:
Mice - E39, E35, E33, E31;  RV0000, RV10, RV21
Candle - E43, E41, E40l  YR07, YR04, YR02, YR23, YR31, YR30.  When finished with the flame, I sponged some Tim Holtz Marigold distress ink around it
Leaves - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG00
Berries - R59, R46, R43
Image - Candle Light Mice
Sentiment - Computer generated
Misc - Shabby White Frantage, Star Dust Stickles


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the subtle frantage, I find it hard to get so little. This is one gorgeous cas design love it


Awww what a cute and wonderful Xmas card Marilyn! Your colouring is perfection - TOTALLY FABULOUS!
Sylvia xx

Chrissy said...

So adorable Marilyn and wonderful colouring..a perfect CAS card..


Sarah said...

What a great CAS card Marilyn. the meeces are gorgeous and beautifully coloured xx

heidy said...

Such a cute card Marilyn,love it!!
XXX Heidy

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn.

Susan xx

Wedgie said...

Super cute card Marilyn.
Love your colouring.

Wedgie xxx

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab details,just

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and your colouring is stunning.
Sue xx

Maxine D said...

Marilyn this is exquisite - the image is so beautifully coloured and I love your use of frantage!!

Jackie Scott said...

Such a sweet image beautifully coloured! Great CAS card with nice Christmas colours!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

So adorable Marilyn and wonderful colouring......

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow, wow what a great coloration and what a wonderful and gorgeous card.

Hugs Andrea from germany

Tracey T said...

I love the way the sweet image is centre-stage and as ever, I really admire how you get just the right amount of frantage on your cards! Hugs xx

Kat W said...

Every time...every single time...I'm talking about your stunning use of the perfectly done!

The rest of the card is just as fab, a brilliant CAS design, beautifully balanced...everything in just the right place :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Barb said...

Marilyn--this card is stunning. I love the colors and the bling!

Christine L said...

Loving the fabbie CAS design Marilyn... and that image is just too cute!! And then....... your frantage.... PERFECT!

Christine x

Sandy said...

This is the sweetest mouse card I have EVER seen. Marilyn your coloring is perfection - you make me want to try with Copics again but out of frustration I gave all my Copics to Kelly! And do tell - how do you have such a light hand with the Frantage. I do love your style!
Sandy xx

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.the image is so sweet and i love your cas design ;D

xx coops xx

Nancy said...

Wow! That's just really lovely! :o)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful Coloring Marilyn. Such a cute image. Hugs, joann

Shelly Schmidt said...

Geepers- I love the ADU image- what a beautiful card! Love your addition of Frantage too : )