Wednesday, 22 June 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - M is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge...and this time Delphine is our host...and the theme is:

'M is for Monochrome'

We are sponsored for this challenge by:


With a fantastic prize of 4 Wags 'n Whiskers digi stamps!

I dug out an 'Angel Henry Mouse' image (by Whiff of Joy) that had been sitting in my image box for ages for this challenge...I coloured him using watercolour pencils, added some sparkle to his wings and halo using a clear Sakura Stardust pen, then carefully cut him out using one of my Nesties...making sure I didn't chop off his tail! I decidied to go for shades of blue (my favourite colour)...and used Core'dinations card...embossing it using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots', 'Snow Dots' and 'Snowflakes' folders, sanding over the raised areas to reveal the coloured core. I lightly distressed the edges, and added some snowflakes cut using Marianne Designs Creatables and Cuttlebug dies.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the ABC Christmas Challenge.

24 comments:

Hazel said...

I love monochrome cards - yours is super - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 25 - hope to see you again soon x

Samantha said...

WOW Helen, Henry is Perfect and his Wings are awesome! great job hunny you did it again! a stunner!
hugs me x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is just fabulous Helen! Monochromatic Christmas cards work so well and your angelic mouse is perfect here. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, what a ♥LOVELY♥ and adorable card! that image is TOO CUTE and i totally loooooove the layers of embossed and sanded core'dinations...they add so much texture and interest!

Dot said...

I love blue and I'm in love with Henry, so this is the perfect combination for me!! Adorabel.
hugs Dorte

Saskia said...

Ooooh... so sweet!! Beautiful card!

Greetings, Saskia: )

MaryBeth said...

So sweet & adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
~MaryBeth

Annette said...

OMG sooo cute!!! Love his cheeky grin !!! Annette xx

Doreen said...

Oooh this is so cute.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, you've done a great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Sandra said...

Beautiful.....:) Sandra H

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! Henry is super cute and your choice of colours is perfect:-)! I love all the embossing and sanding too! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: And thank you for joining us at Cupcake too and good luck:-)

Carissa said...

This is so sweet and I love how you used the sanded embossing for your monochrome papers, they are fantastic. Hugs, Carissa

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at CYDA this time good luck xx

SmilynStef said...

Love those snowflakes in blue ... what a cute little card ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Heidi said...

Helen, I love, love, love this card. The embossed/sanded snowflakes are fantastic. The mouse is soooo cute!

Janet said...

Love that mouse! Great card and a smashing monochromatic colourway. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's Challenge.

Janet xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love all the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, your colouring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Helen, what a pretty card. I love the image and your embossing looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Gorgeous creation... great use of our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. Shelly x

Julye said...

Fab card thanks for sharing with us all here at CCC and good luck.

*kathleen* said...

Great cards! Thanks for participating in the challenges!!

-Kat, CCAYR Design Team

Samantha said...

As I said before this card is a Stunner so much so I had to choose it to CASE!!! Thanks Helen your an inspiration!! :0)