Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Something Special

Happy December 1st! Can you believe that Christmas is a short 24 days from now??
Wow the year has gone fast!!

**I was honored to be asked by the lovely Cindy Echtinaw to make some cards for her Store.** Cindy owns the Stampingscrapping Store in Alto, MI, USA. Cindy also has the MOST FABULOUS online store I have ever been to! If you need any stamping or scrapping supplies and want the FASTEST service and the BEST PRICES you must go to her store. Talk about SERVICE - it will rock your socks off!!!!

Cindy is now carrying the famous HOUSE MOUSE STAMPS. You can join her new House Mouse Stamp CLUB for 12 months; 6 months; or sign up and buy one a month :o) I have very happily made a couple of Christmas Cards for her store.

The first card is a 'Joy Fold Card' and uses the stamp called ' Lip Smackin' Relaxin'. I have used this stamp before and love it! The second card is an 'Easel Card' and used the stamp called 'Love Bunny'. It was a challenge to make both these stamps into Christmas Cards - hope I have done them well..........

Here is my sweet little mouse in his cup of hot chocolate:
' Across The Miles at Christmas'

Design Paper: K & Company - Sweet Noel
Stampin' Up card stock : Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Copics used: Skin: R000; Nose: R20; Ear: R20, R21; Cheek and Tongue: R21; Hair: E11, E13; Marshmallows:: C00, C1; Cup: YG09, YG11, R20, R21; Floor: C3
Sharpie Poster Paint Extra Fine white
Quickie glue pen and SU Dazzling Diamonds
Small paint brush and SU: Frost White Shimmer Pain - brushed very finely on: marshmallows and bubbles on Mouse mouth
MS Punched snowflakes
MS Crystal Course Glitter
Sentiments: inside and out were computer generated using CurlzMT Font size 12
SU Modern Label Punch
Nestibilities Scallop Oval
Heidi Grace small clear snowflake
More pictures for you:

Here is my second card: My Love Bunny
" Christmas is like.......A Warm Hug'

Designer Paper: Basic Grey - Wassail
Card stock - plain white
Tim Holtz Destress Inks: Antique Linen and Tattered Rose
Large Rectangle Nestibilities and Large Scallop Rectangle Nestibilities
Copic Sketch Markers: Hearts: R24, R29; Mouse and Rabbit - Ears: R000; Face: R20,R21; Mouse Hair: E50, E51; Rabbit Hair: C00, C1, C3; Floor: C5, C3, C1
Eclipse Tape
Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalk - shimmers - Gold
Red ribbon - unknown
Hat pins - unknown
Silver present charm - my stash
Crystal effects for glue
Computer generated sentiment
SU Large Oval Punch
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags

Hope you have enjoyed my cards for today.........
Love, Candy
Candy Mills


Barb Hardeman said...

You did a fabulous job on both these card, Candy! Those House Mouse images are adorable - I can't believe I sold or gave mine away! Love the dp you have used on both cards and your coloring is wonderful. Hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful cards, Candy!! Beautiful paper and awesome coloring! I love them both! hugs!

slbt17 said...

oh soo sweet! Great job, Cindy will be very pleased with you!

LindaC said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Great job on both cards!

StampingScrapping.com said...

You did an amazing job and I am
proud you did these for me....I
am sooooooooooo excited to show them off in my store
Love and MANY HUGS

iuhacker said...

I love how you tied a non-Christmas bunny stamp into a Christmas theme. That was very creative! Cindy is awesome!!! Ordered on Thanksgiving and had my package on Monday.... amazing woman. Thanks for sharing your cards!

Patty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

cabio's craft corner said...

These are precious and cute, Candy. Nice to see those pretty coloring!

Norma said...

Candy, love both the joy fold and easel cards. Cute images of the House Mouse. Beautifully coloured and your DP's are gorgeous. Love the fancy tag on your 2nd card. Terrific job on the cards. Love them both.


Eulanda said...

Oooooh what fun to look at!! I just love the House Mouse cards and I must pull out my xmas ones this year. Thanks for reminding me that I had some. LOL!! I really like the red card. Very rich colors but I love both fold cards. No wonder your friend asked you to make some cards for her store. You are so talented!!

Karina said...

Dear Candy

occasionally I landed on your blog and didn't want to go without writing you a word. I very like the artwork you do and am sure to take a look again from time to time.

By the way, right now I have a Christmas Candy to give away, if you like try your luck; http://creawitch.blogspot.com/2009/11/weihnachts-candy.html

Love from Karina

Denise said...

These creations are so beautiful, and such adorable images! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh Candy, I really love your work! It's just so nice to see non-Christmas stamps being used in a holiday card. It reminds us all that with a little creativity we can use the stamps we have. I also love the different folds - makes for an interesting card for sure! As always, your coloring is wonderfully soft. I can't wait to see what you come up with next :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow Candy, these cards are so adorable. I love them all and the images are just so sweet. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Anonymous said...

You have been a busy girl. beautiful card Candy! Love them both!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow!!! these are gorgeous!!! It's no surprise she wants you to make samples for her store, GF!!
These are awesome!