Wednesday 2 November 2022

Merry Christmouse

It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are alway Anything Goes with an optional twist.
The twist this time is 'Colours of Autumn'

We are very fortunate to have 2 sponsors for each challenge this year which means we get to choose which artist we would like to work with. This is really great as it gives us double the choice. We are very lucky with the amazing sponsors that are lined up this year, many of which are old favourites and some that are new to me.

This month we are sponsored by Sweet November Stamps & Hetty Clare Art

I chose to work with an image from my collection Merry Christmouse from Hetty Clare Art.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 15 and suits the shape of the image perfectly.

I have coloured this with mainly Promarkers, a metallic gold gel pen and then pencils for the background. This has been layered onto a scrap of gold card. I embellished with some dots of gold Stickles glue for the champagne bubbles and some Icicle glue for the snow in the sky and drifts. 

I have had this image since May last year and it is the first time I have used it so it was really nice to finally get it coloured up for this challenge.

I hope you will join myself and our fabulous Team over at

Card Details -

Size - A2

Digital Image - Merry Christmouse (Hetty Clare Art)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert Pencils

Designer Papers - Merry Christmas Traditional, Woodland Christmas, Christmas Basic Style (All Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Gold & Icicle Stickles glitter glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Great image and coloring! I love the sketch also, the festive papers are the perfect compliment to this festive couple! Thanks for a wonderful team project for The Paper Funday Challege!
    Donna xx

  2. Love the cute definitely merry Mice lol and great P.papers
    Carol x

  3. Those mice look as though they're enjoying themselves Mandy, it's definitely party time at their place! The colours you chose are fabulous, very bright and festive and you did a wonderful job interpreting the sketch. Love it!

  4. Just Adorable Mandy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  5. Lovely card with such a sweet image and beautiful colours, thanks for playing along with us at Christmas with the Cuties.

    Pat xx

  6. super nice `made
    Thank you for participating
    until next time
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt festive friday challenge

  7. Hello Mandy, what a super cute image and a fabulous card. Love the rich colours! Thanks for joining in with us this time at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Sarah - DT

  8. Oh how fabulous to use the colours of autumn to make a Christmas card - it is fab!

    Thanks for playing along over at I Love Promarkers, and sharing at Creative Moments also,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Adorable!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRITTER CRAZY challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  10. Cute Christmas card, Mandy! Thanks for sharing with THICC! --Becca/DT

  11. Great done of the sketch.. I like the image.

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2


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