Ribbon and bows

Christmas always seems to creep up at top speed and so I decided to try and be ahead of the curve and so here is my first Christmas card for 2018.

I have used the mouse from the Berry Mice image from my A Very Mice Coloring Book. I colored her, yes her as her name is also Monica, with my Prismacolor Colored pencils on Canson Mi Tientes sand paper and then fussy cut her out.

I cut the gift that she is carrying out of Christmas patterned paper with a stitched hexagon die and applied the ribbon and bow with golden satin ribbon.

The top right hand corner is embellished with a flourish die cut done from DCWV metallic washi tape paper and I added the sentiment in the middle. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock and then cut out with a stitched circle die.

I created my scene on a card panel just slightly smaller than a regular A2 sized card which I embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder. I then adhered the card panel onto a cardbase to complete the card.

General supplies:
Canson Mi Tientes sand colored paper
White and black cardstock
DCWV Metallic Washi Tape paper
Berry Mice House Mouse image
Sentiment stamp from stash
Prismacolor pencils
Stitched hexagon and circle dies
Flourish die
Darice Snowflake embossing folder
Versamark ink
White embossing powder

Entered into the HMFMC Anything Goes/Optional theme "Ribbons or Bows" challenge #262
Entered into the Stempelsonne Anything Goes Challenge #200
Entered into the Cardz 4 Galz Buttons and/or Bows Challenge #68


  1. this is so sweet and beautiful Monica

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  2. Very cute stamp used, loving the design and colours. Your colouring of the stamp is lovely. Thanks so much for entering into our ANYTHING GOES/RIBBONS/BOWS current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  3. WOW, that is one big gift! What a fun card. Wonderful image too. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  4. Ganz toll gemacht.
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja

  5. Very creative and so FUN! The ribbon on present is so darn CUTE! Thanks so much for joining the fun at HMFMC! Good Luck! America :)

  6. Very creative use of the image Monica!!! Getting more bang out of your stamp is always satisfying! I do hope you will pop in and play again at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

  7. Clever and very different mousey christmas card Monica, well done you !! Glad you could play along with us at HMFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  8. Lovely take on the chall theme cute image
    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & friends Mon chall
    Smiles Christine xx

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Oh, how I love this little gift-giving mouse! Your card is wonderful and so cute for the holidays! Thank you so much for playing with my Buttons or Bows challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you will join us again soon.

  11. Ach, fdi arme Maus hat so viel zu tun.
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Beate