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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge - Critters

I managed to squeeze in a little time from home refurbishment projects (which is why I have spent less time in blogland, plus preparing for a travel coming up in a week's time) to make two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #20, where the theme is CRITTERS. 
For both cards I used a mouse stamp from Penny Black, colored with Promarkers.
I made a "sending hugs" and a Christmas card. 

1) Sending hugs
On my first card I stamped the image in a corner and cut a border and frame with dies from MFT. I stamped sending and used a die from Penny Black to make the die cut hugs. The kraft panel is embossed using an EF from Tim Holtz.
 This card is also for: 
Allsorts - #537 Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Animals

2) Christmas card
For my second card I fussy cut the mouse and placed him onto a die cut tag. I used kraft colored ink and a script stamp on the tag. Added seambinding ribbon and string with two silver bells, as well as a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment, which is my favorite embellishent at the moment.
 This card is also for:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes / optional: Use something Old or Neglected (bells)
Winter Wonderland - Favorite embellishment (chipboard sentiment)


Lisa Lynn said...

Pia those are adorable. Great uses for the stamp. You are so creative.

scrAPpamondo said...

:D This cute mice makes me smile!!! Both the cards are so clean and lovely, and your attention to he details make them precious! Particularly love the plaid scallop border with kraft in the first one and the sweet tag with the bells in the second one. Adorable!

meg said...

Beautiful Sant@ card love the CAR style the second card reminds me of sitting in a cafe having a great great makes Pia

brenda said...

Two very sweet cards with the cute little Mouse, thanks so much for joining us at penny Black and More challenge.

B x

cotnob said...

Two super cards Pia, such a cute little mouse - I especially like the second one, I love tags on cards.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

*Vicki* said...

Your meece image is so sweet! I love how you've used him in a couple of different ways including the "sending" card and the one for Christmas is very versatile! They're both really fabulous! HUGS

crafty-stamper said...

Love the two different designs with the same cute stamp love them both
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Two really great cards, such a cute image and two lovely designs. Thank you for joining our "Anything goes, with a Twist' at Allsorts.

Kath x

Donna said...

These are so adorable and they both turned out so different, so fun to see more than 1 card with an image!

loz said...

Very cute critter image and love the two very different cards Pia..loz

Ellibelle said...

Both cards are so adorable, love the image and such great designs on both.
Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges!
Ellibelle's Corner

Cat Craig said...

That sweet mouse is so industrious, sending hugs and Christmas greetings. Nicely colored and cut. Thank you for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge #20.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two gorgeous creations Pia. I hope you enjoy your up & coming travel.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Pia! You always make the best designs and create sweet scenes that tell an entire story using beautiful papers and delightful elements. Your twofers are so cute! hugs, de

Michelle said...

These two images look completely different on each card. 2 gorgeous designs Pia and I do love the sweet image - Michelle x

Darnell said...

Your little mouse writing at a desk is super cute, Pia! I love that you took an image doing something specific and you made two different designs with him! I love the festive jingle bell tag and white ribbon and the use of text in the background is genius! For your hugs card, I love that frame and valance you created and how crisp and clean your card is! Thank you so much for taking the time to play in Twofer Card Challenge #20! Safe travels!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat K said...

Two adorable card Pia. Enjoy your trip. xx

linda said...

oh, how cute! the mouse is adorable and how clever of you to create two different cards using him! Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More challenge.

Migdalia said...

Super adorable! I love the cute critter!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia's Crafts

Kara Lynne said...

That little mouse is so adorable, and the fact that he is composing a letter is even more so! I love the scalloped plaid that makes it look like he's in a cozy room with a curtain! Your tag with all the trimmings is a wonderful design and setting for him to write his letter! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Lena said...

These are adorable, Pia. Love the tiny bells embellishment on your beautiful tag on the first card and the plaid paper curtain is the perfect adornment for your second card. Love them both!
Have a lovely day.
Big hugs,
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Anita in France said...

That's such a sweet little mouse, Pia ... beautifully coloured on both cards! Seems I'm looking through a window to that first scene, with the pp 'blind' pulled up to shed light for the mouse to see to write! Great touch with the scripty background on the tag for this letter writing cutie ... love those fun jingle bells! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Tammy said...

These are adorable Pia, I love that sweet image and both designs turned out so beautiful!

Mervi said...

Awww these are so cute and gorgeous pair. Love them both, can't pick a fave!
Have a happy travel, enjoy;-))m
And thanks for sharing over at Penny Black and more!

Monika Reeck said...

Hiyaa cutteeee
I love the first one the TAG with the bells
and the second one looks like he is sitting in a room with curtain
cool scene
I love both Pia
so beautifully made