Monday, November 28, 2011

Lets get Krafty!

Morning bloggers! Hope you had a lovely weekend and aren't stressing with the Christmas preparations. I've started the hunt for pressies and the occasional sweat appears every now and then; the crowds seems to have embraced the thought of early shopping too, so I'm not alone. Well, one can only hope that I'll be feeling warm and fuzzy as the mouse above when the day arrives. (The text says Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year in Swedish.)

We have a brilliant theme chosen by the fabulous Donna at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week; colour on kraft! I didn't have any neutral kraft so I used the inside of a pasta package. It worked very well and I had enough of it to make a first try for the bin and a second to show. It did take a bit experimenting to get the colours right, but I can really recommend it, kraft is much more forgiving than plain white paper. Please check our blog for all details and to see the teams fantastic projects!

We're being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store with a £10 Gift Voucher and by our monthly sponsor Crafts U Love with a £15 Gift Voucher. A fab shopping spree!!!

I used:
House Mouse image
Retired text stamp
White Uni Ball pen
Glossy Accents
Aqua Colours
Distress Inks

I'm entering:
House Mouse & Friends: The Warm Fuzzies
Our Craft Lounge: Cute Critters
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges: Anything Christmas
The Sweet Stop: A fab sketch to follow

Have a wonderful week full of joy!

Warm hugs


  1. oh this is gorgeous .. sooo cute - and the colouring looks fab
    Lisa x

  2. Tosi suloinen kortti.
    Mukavaa pikkujouluaikaa sinulle,-))m

  3. Aww, this is so sweet Maarit.
    Hugs, Clare x

  4. Super sweet card Maarit
    Hugs louise xx

  5. Clever you with the pasta box! I think this little mouse is adorable, and so is your card. I hope you are as happy as him when the big day gets here. xxx

  6. Your card is totally adorable, Maarit! I love your image and the 3 little buttons:-) Well done with the pasta box too, very clever! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

  7. WOW! I can't believe that you have used packaging and it looks so good! Who needs to buy kraft paper anymore?! Love your beatiful Christmas card with the added buttons. keeleyxx

  8. A lovely card, such a simple but effective design.

    Liza x

  9. Aww! this is gorgeous Maarit! The mouse is SO cute! Love the kraft card and the buttons and twine are perfect - really sweet card!
    Hope you have a good week!
    Hugs Sue xx

  10. Oooh he lucks just gorgeous Maarit :) Love the colouring :) Hope you have a lovely week, love Jane x

  11. Cute card! like the way tou stamped and colored on kraft cs. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

  12. What a sweet card Maarit. Love the cute image on Kraft. The coloring and buttons look great! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

  13. Hi Maarit! Oh what a cute little mouse... and I love the sentiment in Swedish! Shelly x

  14. Love the images on the Kraft card stock. Your coloring is awesome and he really looks delightful. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


  15. Clever use of packaging cute HM image love the traditional colour..great take on the chall theme.

    thanks for sharing at HM & Friends chall this time

    smiles Christine x

  16. Dette var jo helt nydelig. Liker fargeleggigen rett på kraft papiret, riktig lekkert. Nydelig med tekststempel og knapper. Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Stamptacular Sunday Challenge og lykke til. Håper du henger med på vår nye utfordring på søndag. Klem Bettina

  17. Aww, how cute is this Maarit. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Dream Valley Challenge!

  18. Ohh this is so sweet!!! Wonderful work with the sketch! Thank you for playing along in the Sweet Stop Sketch!

  19. Fabulous card and that mouse is too cute. Love the colouring on the Kraft. Never tried that yet.

  20. What a cute card Maarit! Loving the clean look on this, the buttons look just perfect! And such a darling image!
    Hope you get done shopping soon! Surprisingly I am almost done this year, besides the last minute things I am probably going to stress over LOL.
    Enjoy your day!

  21. Gorgeous card Maarit :-) I love the CAS design of this ,, simmple and stunning ! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  22. This is just totally the cutest card! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing it with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K


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