Monday, May 30, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Oh dear I did let time get away from me again.  You would think that since this Christmas Card Club let me join that at least I could be on time.

The theme is Christmas Carols and was chosen by Rita. I don't think my card is what Rita had in mind but I had to continue my mouse theme.  I am bound and determined to use all of my sweet babies!


Such wonderful Christmas music!  That is ky my cat Tink and the other cutie?  Well I think he might be Maxwell the Great.  He has to be great to have the courage to teach a cat how to sing!!  But then again, Tink is so very loving.  At 20 pounds, he is my baby boy.

Of all my little mice, this is the smallest in the collection.  Oh I wish you could see her for real!  Amazing and so beautiful!  She measures 2 and 3/4 inches (7cm) wide and exactly one inch (2.5 cm) high.

I want to thank everyone who stops in for a visit and your comments are always appreciated.  I do hope that everyone is well and that life is treating you kindly.
Sandy

By the way - I have also linked my card to Try It on Tuesday!  Do go and check it all out!

57 comments:

Mrs A. said...

A fabulous rendition. Love the cat and the mouse image. Your little mouse ornament is a cutie too. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A super card Sandy, such an adorable image and perfect papers.
Pauline
x

MaryH said...

Darling HM Christmas image, and I'm loving all those wonderful Authentique papers you've used to get in the carol theme. (Bet you can guess how I recognized 'em). Love the music score, but also how you got in a song on the sentiment as well. Cute embellies too. Also enjoy seeing your cute mice-y ornament. TFS & feel better soon. Hugs

dutchess said...

What a lovely card Sandy....I just love your house mouse images!...they are so sweet...that paper is just perfect in the background....
Loving seeing your mouse ornaments xxxxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I can hear him caterwauling now, he, he :) Lovely card, beautiful papers and of course a gorgeous HM image too.
Lorraine

Myrna said...

As cold and ugly as it is here today it could be Christmas! ;-)
Love how your cards carry your theme throughout the card from the colors to the music paper and those precious little green bells. Another winner Sandy!

~*~Patty S said...

That certainly is a very brave little mouse and such a willing choir member.
Precious Precious card you created dear Sandy.
Makes me want to make a card right meow :-)
You photograph your miniatures so well.
So many sweet teeny tiny treasures you have in your collection.
oxo

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Sandy

gr karin

Valerie-Jael said...

I really ADORE this card - fantastic Sweetie! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Oh I do love that image, it is just adorable and your card is beautiful.

It is so hard to believe that anyone can create such lovely and detailed little pieces of art! Hugs, Anne xx

Christine Harrop said...

Ah, this is just too cute Sandy. I love the wee mousie conducting with his baton. Hugs Christine xx (Now I'm singing along with the words!)

cuilliesocks said...

Ah so cute Sandy, fabulous card, I just love the image of the cat singing and the mouse conducting, super design. More of your adorable little ornaments, love it, Kate x

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Sandy, you certainly are going to have a marvellous selection of house mouse Christmas cards once December is here. Another fab card.
Julie x

cathylynn said...

Oh How brave to sing in front of a cat!!! What a cutie you have created!! We have hot weather and cicadas here and it's hard to think of Christmas. Instead of Jingle Bells , we have a constant singing with the mating calls. You sure do have a fine collection of those little critters! Each is so precious! Looking forward to your next project! Hugs, Cathy

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sandy, love your image and papers.
Hugs Pam x

Craftychris said...

Such a cute and beautiful card! Such a brave little mouse! Love your ornament too! xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

Merry Christmas Sandy!This is another real cutie! I sure would like to see a pic of your meece all together...I would probably have to yell EEEEK!

Annie said...

This card, Sandy, is SO super cute! Such a spirit of the season for the little mouse to have the patience and talent to teach Miss Kitty to sing Christmas carols. Love your paper selections and details. A heartwarming scene. And such a cute little figurine too. An amazing collection you have.

sam21ski said...

Loving those additional embellishments on your card, they really do finish it of nicely xxx Still way to early for me to be thinking about Christmas though - lol xxx

Lau W said...

Oh superb card, with a superb image, of course hihi !
you know, my cat could sing like this cat. She does not catch the mouse (she did when she was young), she is friends with the birds (they come on the terrace and they were not afraid of her, she's a fairy I think hihi).
Love your miniatures, so cute collection !
Have a nice day ma super Sandy, big hugs ! xxx

cheryl said...

Hi sweetie I am backnbwith a new bloig since having windows ten I am unable to do anything,with it. Therefore I have started a new bloig,so if you would like to re folloiw me again hun my blog is here. By the way I adore your card hun it's gorgeous love the image. Hugs Cheryl xxxxx

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy this is absolutely loveable I adore the image, colouring and design a super, super festive make
hugs
lorraine x

SARN said...

It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year! Fantastic looking card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
A lovely card of festive fun and what a sweet ornament.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Pat said...

Lovely Christmas card Sandy, that's a real cute image, but not as cute as your little mouse ornament this week that is just so sweet. Have a lovely evening.

Pat xx

Sue said...

Another beautiful card Sandy, I love your singing cat, and your ornament is so cute. Have a fun week, Sue xx

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Just adorable. Love the House Mouse stamps.

Tracey said...

Love your festive card Sandy...such a sweet image!

Neesie said...

I love the idea of a mice teaching a cat how to sing. It's perfect Sandy.
Your ornament is cute too.
Have a wonderful week xoxo

Pam Sparks said...

Made me smile! Christmas just puts a song in every living thing's heart! lol Beautiful coloring and designing Sandy! How precious is your little mama mouse and sledding kiddo! Love your card and your mice!!!

Mrs.B said...


Fabulous card Sandy, loving the image and background. Love the sentiment/music. This card would be perfect for our Music challenge at
Try it on Tuesday http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/ if you would like to enter.
Your little mouse ornament is so sweet, I can't believe it's so small!
Hugs, Avril xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

We are already half way brought the year, a,aging where the time goes. Your Christmas card is adorable and I love the sentiment, Tracy X

Rahmat said...

I am loving the background here Sandy, the musical notes go pretty well with the image in my opinion. Love looking at your mice ornaments.

chrissie said...

This is lovely Sandy. Would you like to add it again to Try it on Tuesday with the proper link and I will delete the one with the wrong link

Love Chrissie xx

chrissie said...

All sorted now :)

Love Chrissie xx

butterfly said...

Simply adorable image - if only we could all overcome our enmity all year and not just at Christmas the world might be a better place! The sledging mice are so cute - I hope they've not lost their way after dark though... oh dear, now I'm a little worried about them...
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Lovely of you to share with us at TioT
Hugs, Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your card and can imagine the yowling going on!! I It is the perfect card for Try It On Tuesday so Thank You for joining us! I apologise for being such an infrequent visitor here - whoever said retirement was a time to wind down? Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs A. said...

I'm sorry Sandy but I'm not seeing what your seeing on my blog. I certainly haven't put anything there so at a loss. Hugs Mrs A.

Rahmat said...

Sandy, just coming to let you know that the soft rolls recipe you asked is finally up, sorry that it took me this long.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hi Sandy, I don't know whether you have internet problems but I see that you haven't made a link to the TIOT blog in your post. Your entry linked fine. Chrisx

Charlene said...

Hi hun!! I hope all is well!!!! I love the music sheet and adorable image!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A really lovely card! Thank you for joiniing us at TioT!

Bonnie said...

I think this is perfect for a Christmas carol challenge, Sandy! A mighty brave mouse indeed! And another precious piece of your collection! The detail is amazing for such a tiny piece!

Candy C said...

Sandy... Bing such a nice comment. I wanted to stop by your blog and I'm so glad I did. I am a huge lover of Christmas and your card is absolutely darling! You are so smart to be starting your cards now. ❤️

Lori said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Sandy! Love that adorable image. Such sweet little mice from your collection!

Lynn Price said...

Well, dearie - you are a lot more on time with this than am I!! I am so darn far behind - but having a fabulous time this evening catching up. I must say I am so taken with your miniature mice!! Hard to believe the detail given how small they are - I am dumbstruck (and everyone who knows me knows that happens quite rarely!) Your cards are adorable - your sweet little mice have given you wonderful inspiration! And btw - I so admire that you've got your holiday cards well underway already - and yes, I am also jealous, lol!! xxx Lynn

Weekend-Windup said...

They looks great...

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Your Christmas card is gorgeous -- and funny! Your wonderful sense of humour shows up everywhere! Love it. Your little family of mice are exquisite. No wonder you adore them. big hugs, Donna

Carol said...

Cute take on the challenge Sandy...and another beautiful ornament. Sorry I'm so late commenting...will meet myself coming back soon! Carol x

Sue said...

What a sweet Christmas card, love it. Your collection of little mice is so darling, love how you pair them with a card, Sandy.

Hugs
Sue

scrappymo! said...

I thought I had left a message here already...good thing I checked as I had not!

Your card is really cute...a bit of a cheeky image...it made me smile!

Sandra said...

Love that you're sticking to your mouse theme for your Christmas cards, Sandy! Love that Maxwell is learning Tink to sing! I think he's wonderful at it! Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

Sandy, what an adorable little scene this cards has. You're right, that little mouse deserves a lot of credit for trying to teach a kitty to sing.
What a fun piece from your collection, sweet as sugar.

Hugs
Sue

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just pooped by again to say Thank You for all your support! Hugs, Chrisx

Summer said...

That is such a beautiful card ♥

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