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Friday, 1 January 2016

Crafts Galore Encore January 2016

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive season and my deepest sympathies go out to those affected by the awful weather in parts of the world recently.
 The first of January means it's time for a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. Thank you to everyone who supported us last year and joined in with our challenges. We hope to see you all again this year. Last month's winners are on the challenge blog 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.
Our theme this month is everyone's favourite
"Anything Goes"
and our fabulous sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy who have some of the most gorgeous digis on offer.

The team were allowed to choose an image each and I made a card to celebrate the new year with the digi I chose.

I printed a couple of wood effect papers and a stripey one I thought would look good as wallpaper. I cut one of the wood papers to resemble a mouse hole door and matted it onto black card to create the shadow. I added a gold gem for the handle.

The super cute image I chose is Happy Mouse. What better way to start a new year than with a huge smile? I coloured him in with my Copics and cut round him before fixing to the card on foam pads.

The balloons were cut with an X-cut punch and I used gold thread to tie them to Happy Mouse's tail and a champagne bottle which I created from an X-cut die set.

I finished the card with some purple pearls and a banner to wish all my friends and family a Happy 2016!
We have some talented new DT members joining us today so, please show your support and visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the fabulous projects they and the rest of the team have created for your inspiration.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/little-red-wagon-challenge-322-happy.html x
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/ag-no-66.html x
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-179-happy-new-year.html x
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/12/fussy-and-fancy-challenge-154-happy.html x
http://stempelsonne.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/157-bis-140116.html Winner


  1. What a fantastic card to start the year Andree. Love this little critter and your design is fabulous. Happy New Year. Cathy x

  2. Fabulous card and love the beautiful image and design. Happy New Year to you and Martyn
    Crafty Hugs
    Linda xxx

  3. Such a darling little mouse (beautifully colored!) and a wonderful card design, Andree. Your colors are fabulous - love all the festive balloons and bubbly! Happy New Year! hugs, de

  4. Hi Andree this is a wonderful card I love the cheeky mouse. I will wish you Happy New Year again. Hugs Jackie

  5. Ganz zauberhaft. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja

  6. Great card! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing with us over Inspiration Destination.Good luck!!! Patricia.

  7. Hello Andree, another fabulous card, love the image which has been coloured beautifully. Love the papers.


  8. This is so wonderful and sweet...

    Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonne
    Hugs Anja

  9. That mouse is so cute. Your coloring on it is stunning.

  10. Hello Andree,even your little mouse is very nice ... I love how you did the scene! I poked around in your blog and I love card on your last post!
    Hugs, Ileanaxx

  11. Fun image! Thanks for sharing it with Brown Sugar Challenge!

  12. Gutes Neues Jahr!
    Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

    LG, Claudia

  13. He really is a cutie Andree and such a jolly card.

  14. Great character Andree. Made me smile. Fab card x

  15. The mouse is so funny an your card awesome. I like her. Thank you for coining our challenge at Ssc

  16. Hee Hee, what a great little New Year Card!
    Dawn xx

  17. Cute little mouse! Great card! Thank you for joining us for this weeks challenge at Little Red Wagon! Donna (DT)

  18. Such a gorgeous card! The mouse is a real cutie and coloured so beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  19. Haha! So much fun, he really does look happy. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Happy New Year" challenge. Happy New Year

  20. great colouring. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  21. Very interesting design! The mouse is really happy and the card creates a festive mood!


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