Thursday, May 1, 2014

HM Christmas Chime

Hi!  I bought this HM Swing Chime stamp off ebay (extraordinarily dirty and covered in gold ink BTW) and this bell was begging to be used in the House Mouse "Pop it Up" challenge.

I almost never make Christmas cards but my kids have a lot of fun stamping envelopes.  I barely get photo cards done.  It took hours on two separate occasions last year trying to get all four of my kids to smile (or at least not frown) and look at the camera.  I finally gave up (way past when my husband had thrown in the towel) and realized individual shots of them would be fine.  One was always grumpy, one was silly and one tried to crawl away (you ALL know who you are!).  I've got to say my 9 year old son was a trooper.  Maybe it would actually be less frustrating and time consuming to make my own Christmas cards and forget the photos?!

I stamped a second bell, covered it in red glitter and popped it up with foam tape.  I popped up the top layer and the Spellbinders Captivating Squares Frame with foam tape as well.  In the center of the sparkles I added tiny rhinestones and then encircled the rhinestones with clear glitter.  I used glitter on the gold bow too. 

This house mouse image was colored with copics.  Thanks for looking!

Challenges Entered:
Stampendous May Challenge
Scrapbooker PhD Bling it Up


chrissy xx said...

I'm sure it would be easier to make your own Christmas cards, I remember our Son pulling a face on every photo we took ..
This card really made me smile! What a cutie..LOve your design and this pretty die. I LOve the sparkle too ..Thank you sooo much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends.
GDT Chrissyxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is just GORGEOUS! You've coloured your little mouse so beautifully. What a great card. Hope you're encouraged to make more. Lx

Donna Hanley said...

Just darling. I don't think I've seen this image before, but I love it. Great job on the popped up bell. The glitter really helps it to stand out. Yeah! I remember those picture taking days. Too tiring to get them all "just right" for the photo. I think you should make your own cards - much easier. LOL So glad you could join us here at House Mouse & Friends this week. We do hope to be able to see you again soon. Enjoy your evening. said...

Adorable! I love the red bling! VERY nice! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbooker PhD! :-D

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the sweet image and I adore the way you've colored it! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Wish you could see the big goofy grin on my face when I opened your blog to see this card! So cute! Love the glittery red bell. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Carol L said...

This mousie is adorable swinging on that glittered bell! I'm glad you rescued the unloved stamp and gave it new life! Thanks for playing along with the House Mouse Pop-it-up challenge! Carol (GD)

Ruth M said...

Oh my word, what a fun and festive image, guaranteed to raise a big smile! Love that decorative frame and the popped up glittery bell is perfect! Thanks so much Jen for joining us at 52 {C}CT, hope you'll play along with us again soon! Ruth x

Sue said...

This is the perfect image for this challenge, and we are so happy you joined us and shared it. Lovely coloring, and the bell looks awesome. Thanks for joining the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday.

ps loved your story about the Christmas card photo session!

Louise van Vuren said...

What a sweet glittery creation! Thanks for playing along at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do like this card - the image is absolutely super and so beautifully coloured. I love the way you've used glitter on the bell. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jenny :-) what a cute image, I never saw this one before ! the colours and whole design is fab :-)

I am glad he found a nice home, to be posted dirty and covered in gold ink just makes me wonder what kind of home he lived in before !! :-/ :-)

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

Christine said...

Wow love this popped up bell Jen, the beautiful frame sets off this cute image how you stamped the bell & popped it up..

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine x

Asha said...

How adorable is that little fella, Jenny. Thanks for joining the April Stash challenge at 52 {C}CT. See you in our current May Sketch challenge.
hugs, Asha

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

What a great Christmas card, love the image and the bell really does compliment it well.
Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapbookerPhD for our challenge of Bling it Up.
Crafty Hugs

America said...

What an adorable house-Mouse design. Fab frame sponged beautifully. Great coloring too! Thanks so much for joining us at HMFMC. Good Luck to you on the draw. Hope to see you joining the FUN again this week for a brand new challenge. :)

Julie said...

Fab CAS design. The glitter bell just pops! Thanks so much for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD for our bling it up challenge
Julie T

Maria said...

A beautiful Christmas card with the little house mouse! Great touch with the glitter, too! Hehehe...on the photo story with your kids!:-)

Vicki robertson said...

Adorable Christmas card, Jenny!

Patti said...

So super sweet! I have not seen this image before. I'm a House Mouse fan too : )

Thank you, Jen, for following my blog and for putting my BLOG CANDY on your side bar!! what a special treat for me!!

Thank you, too, for all you nice comments. I hope to see you in blogland often!


Faith Wallace said...

It is a beautiful stamp, and you colored everything wonderfully. The blinded bell is perfect for the ScrapbookerPhD challenge. Thanks for joining.