Friday 4 October 2019

Merry and Bright for the Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 4th of October, 2019

At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Marie, who has chosen the theme:
Merry and Bright!

So here is my card:

Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

 Sherry West who is the owner-designer of Sherry West Art is a digital and rubber stamp artist, colouring book artist and the author-illustrator of a very silly new children's book title "It's Raining Cats!  It's Raining Dogs!  It's Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!" (Morgan James Publishing) which is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

She is a member of the Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators, an ESL teacher, a published educational curriculum writer, award winning poet and semi-pro photographer who work has been accepted by Getty Images.

Married for 20 years to a very patient guy with 3 really funny kids, 2 fluffy dust bunny chinchillas, 1 huge hairy dog and 13 random cats.

Her art is being sold as rubber stamps by Stamp Addicts in the UK and has appeared on Hochanda twice.

And the prize on offer for our lucky winner is:

a surprise from Sherry!

So back to my card:
I have joined two mice - mirror images of each other and digitally printed them on to X-Press It blending card, which I then cut out using my paper cutter. 
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • mouse on left - E41, E31, E33, E35, R20, R30, G02, G05, G07, G19, 100
  • mouse on right - E41, E43, E44, E47, R20, R30, R22, R24, R27, R29, 100
  • tags - E41, G05 or R27
  • presents - E41, E43, G05 or R27
  • berries - R56, R59
  • holly leaves - YG03, YG07, G07
  • grounding - C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
  • background - YG17, YG06, Y02, RV02, RV55, V04, V17, B69, B99
  • outline - B99
The background is from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder using one of her background techniques classes - the Northern Lights class.
I have stamped the sentiment in Nautical Blue Memento ink and the rays of light in Elderberry Memento ink, both from Let Your Heart Be Light from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy and then adhered the coloured image on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I will add this card to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #57 - Anything Christmas Goes 
Cute N' Crafty Christmas Challenge #18 - Anything Christmas/Winter Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas September Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes with an optional twist of Christmas Decorations - I have presents and tags!
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #15 - October Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #58 - Optional Twist: Sensational Santa
Double Trouble Challenge #39 - SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing "Free For All"

2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge #31 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter! I have two little mice!!

There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 31st of October, 2019.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 7th of October to find out the winners of the Use Your Favourite Embellishments Challenge.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Just adorable Lou and great coloring! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
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  2. So glad you came back and shared another cards with us...this is adorable and isn't it amazing how many colors you can use on such small images. Adorable and fun card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double Trouble and one of our previous partners 2Crafty Critter Crazies.

  3. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  4. Wonderful Christmas creation. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT