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Saturday, 31 January 2015

It's never too early for a Christmas carol ........

Happy weekend,

Have you got snow?  Ours has all disappeared (sigh!).  It came down on Wednesday evening, and disappeared on Thursday.  It stuck around on the mountains a little while longer but even that's all gone today.
If you've got a covering of the white stuff ..... stay cosy and warm.  Why not join in the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge ..... it's definitely the weather for it!

This week it's all about Carol Singers or Music ....... 'deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la laaa la la la la!'


(ooops .... sorry for the ear worm!)

It's going to be those trees all over again (used on nearly every card from last year!!) .... only this time it's my little carol singing mice .......


Yes they're having another outing on this weeks entry ...... to be honest they were never put away from the Critters week!!

A bit of a different look though ...... I've kept their colours to neutral shades with a little splash of red


The words and music is a Clarity Stamp ...... I've stamped it directly onto the white card, then stamped it again on a separate piece, and embossed it using a clear powder.


I then cut away the words leaving just the band of music.  Colour was added using Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress inks, and then it was layered over the top onto the finished card


The final touch was to add the holly leaves ..... stamped, coloured with Copic markers, then cut out and attached to the edge of my snowy scene


I kept the inside clean and simple .....


more holly, and one of my favourite sentiments from Clarity Stamps.


Well .... that's January nearly over. The 'To Do' list has been done so I can have a nice relaxing weekend.  I don't even have to cook this evening, it's take away for tea ..... the football's on! Important game this evening ........ VERY important!!!  My boys in blue (Chelsea) are taking on Man City.  We're currently 5 points clear at the top of the table, and we'd like to make the gap bigger!!! So maybe this evening won't be so relaxing after all ...... tense I think would be a better description.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy your weekend.

Cheerio until next time ........See you in February!

Linda
xx

9 comments:

  1. What an adorable card of carolers and the embossing looks fab.
    Good luck with your team....try to stay calm. I know, it is impossible.

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  2. I'm happy to see this trio again, Linda! And I love the clever way you added the music! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. What a sweet card, loving the vintage looking neutral colors and those adorable mice! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Your card is beautiful, I love how you added the music!

    Well the draw wasn't too bad was it.....sigh. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. love the layout, the greeting, the sponging, the stamping - ALL of it!!

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  6. Fabulous card, Linda! Just love your sweet mice and the scrolling music which I spotted on Merry Monday.

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  7. Aw, what a sweet little trio of carolers! I love this neutral card (the circle background almost looks like cheese...wouldn't the mice like that!). So, so cute!

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  8. They are simply adorable!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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