Monday, April 25, 2016

The Holly and The Ivy

It is the 25th of April and that means Rudolph Day.  Anything goes as long as it is a Christmas Card.

At the Dehon home it is the year of the Mouse.  Let us not forget our little friends out in the wood.  They do collect little pieces of this and that to make their little homes more comfortable.


These little babies are always so grateful!


Another one of my Wee Forest Folk.  This one measures two and one half inches wide (6.5 cm) by
one and a quarter inches high (three cm).

You can find my card and many others at April Rudolph Challenge.  Please join us and make a Christmas Card.  It could be your first card for 2016!

Once again I do thank you for all of your comments - there are so many sweet and thoughtful people out there in Blogland and so many sites to visit.  Thank you again.
Sandy xx

37 comments:

Sara Barker said...

Oh Sandy! these litle mice are adorable singing Christmas carols (I suppose!) around the candle! I love the sheet music you made--my favorite--and those beads to echo the berries. Sa-weet! And those Wee Folk just tickle me pink!

Thank you for your awesome comment(s) on my blog--I just giggled all through the one you left on my kiddos! My how they have grown! Ethan is 6'2" at last count, and has no trouble looking in the mail box on his own. Lauren, bless her heart, is just now able to look me square in the eye! I wish I had more years to have more babies, but started WAY too late in life! Hugs to you, sweetie!

dutchess said...

A real awwww card Sandie...so cute those house mice!....fabulous image and I love the way you have tucked the music words in behind the image....really lovely xxxxxx

Lys Scrap said...

A lovely card, and the best way to be in time for Christmas cards making! So cute the mice!

Pam Sparks said...

SO Cute Sandy! Love your house mouse cards...So festive and fun! Darling miniatures too!

cathylynn said...

Another fabulous Christmas card! Love your design and lovely details too! Now sweetness please tell me just how many mice do you have in your house!! These miniatures are everywhere! All so darn cute!! Keep up the fantastic card making! It's always a joy to visit you! Hugs with love, Cathy

Lau W said...

Oh just love your card, the mice are so cute, my cat says that too ;-)) No my girl cat is darling with birds, mouse etc...a lovely cat ♥
Love your decoration, adorable !
Big hugs my super Sandy ! xxx

cotnob said...

A super card Sandy, such an adorable image and perfect embellishments.
I can't believe your Forest Folk are so tiny, they are so perfectly detailed.
Pauline
x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous HM image and gorgeous colouring with the bright red berries. Love the vintage song sheet tucked behind in the design.
Lorraine

Redanne said...

Oh Sandy, that is just the most adorable House Mouse image ever, it really has made me smile - thank you! I love your little decoration too, this one may just be my new favourite. So, so sweet! Hugs, Anne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Sandy this is full of festive delight I totally love those little mices, the vintage style of the card and colours are ACE
hugs
lorraine x

Sue from Oregon said...

This is delightful! Love those fun details-esp beads! ♥ Sue Kment

Annie said...

Another so sweet Christmas card! With buttons and beads and bows. The caroling mice are just adorable! Your coloring is so good. And your designing to teriffic too. You sucked me in for wanting to get my first Christmas card made but it most likely won't get past the wanting stage at this point.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is so sweet, you know how I love those mice! I must get out my house mouse stamps and have a play when I have time. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Rahmat said...

Fabulous Sandi, sweet Christmas card.

KandA said...

Fabulous card and a super cute House Mouse image Sandy. Really love your adorable little Wee Forest Folk sculpture xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sandy you know I lobe the House Mouse.
Gr Karin

Myrna said...

You do such a great job of layering all your elements on your cards. All your beautiful embossing folders that go perfectly with your stamped image. Your little beads are just the frosting on the cake! Another wonderful card Sandy!

Pat said...

What a sweet image Sandy, such a cute card, great design.

Pat xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy, so sweet, I love the image and your fabulous design. Your little ornament is gorgeous.

Yes it is me holding the puppy, he is just adorable and loving every minute I spend with him. N Alistair and I won't be having a dog, we go away too often and it wouldn't be fair on the dog. I just love our beautiful cat Teallach. Hope all is well with you, we have returned to winter, snow and sleet today and oh so cold, hope your weather is warm, Kate x

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Adorable! Love the HM stamp colored so pretty and love the snow and the music sheet. The hearts are a nice touch and so are the beads. Your Wee Forest folks are simple adorable.
Hugs Pat

SARN said...

Who doesn't love a beautifully created House Mouse card? This is really lovely and the embellishments are perfect.

Cute little mouse ornament too. You have quite the collection.

HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY TO YOU (belatedly).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

pam said...

Beautiful festive colours on this gorgeous Christmas card Sandy, love those cute mice! colours and embossed background.
Hugs Pam x

Mrs.B said...

Another sweet HM card, love that you've included their carol sheet and that little beaded bow is a great finishing touch.
The Wee Forest folk are amazing - that Gingerbread house must be so tiny - and all those fabulous details, you must never get tired of looking at them.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

The House Mice always make me happy - and these little choristers under the glowing red berries are adorable. Love that vintage music manuscript too. As for the tiny chaps making their gingerbread house - a delight!
Alison x

~*~Patty S said...

Such a sweet card with the house mouses ;-)dear Sandy!
Thank you for the welcome back.
Part of me is still in fabulous France.
oxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

I don't have any house mouse stamps but I don't know why as whenever I see them they make me smile! I love your card! Hugs, Chrisx

LesleyG said...

Oh this is adorable. I've seen the stamp before, but I love how you've done the background, and how sweet are those wee folk!? Xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Sandy, what a delightful festive card. Beautiful.
Julie x

Neet said...

Love those little 'meeces' - got a few but I am not that good at colouring them in. Need to look at yours more closely.
I live in the UK - in the north of the country (not Scotland though) and we have big big hills (Pennines) which means we get this kind of weather.
Hugs, Neet xx

Misscricri said...

Your card is so cute !!!!

Neet said...

Sorry you did't see your comments. I had not been on the computer because I am suffering with my neck at the moment. Went for remedial work on it yesterday and today it is suffering but hopefully will slowly start to heal. Sorry you could not find your comments.
Neet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Mega cute meeces card with a lovely festive theme.
Your meeces ornament is sweet too.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Ang x

Sandra said...

Those mice are so cute! Love the Christmas theme you're rocking! Love to read your sweet stories! The bow with the beads is such a wonderful touch. And those wee forest folk are so adorable! Thanks for leaving me all those lovely comments, Sandy! You're so sweet! Hugs, Sandra

Paula said...

So cute!! It is definitely the year of the Mouse and I love it! And love seeing your Wee Forest Folks, I just can't imagine that much detail and being so small. You should take a pic of them all together.

Sue said...

Oh Sandy this is perfect, I love the music sheet and those little beads. Your wee mice are so sweet xx

Danielle Champagne said...

oh! MY! Sandy... as much as I love your card, your little figurine steals the show. I love Mouse. Love the stamp you used very much, Very pretty card. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

These sweet little guys look like they're singing beautifully! Love that little piece of music to go with them and the beads! I always enjoy your little figures! It's hard to imagine painting something that small! Amazing!