Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Simply Red

With money being so tight right now,  I haven't been buying any new stamps. So, it's great when I discover a new way to use the stamps I already have. 
Digis are perfect for this - cropping, rotating and merging are all so easy to do.

I used Pollycraft's Marley Mouse here - rotating him and printing him out much larger than I usually would.

I coloured his hat and jumper with Copics and then used some white, crystal glitter to his hat. IRL it's very sparkly!
I ummed and ahhed about whether to add a sentiment or not, and finally went for this Penny Black one, stamped in red.

Challenges - 
LIM - Colours of your nation's flag. I chose red and white for the St George's Cross.
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Fab 'n' Funky - It's Christmas
Allsorts - Red
Bee Crafty - Cropping and Chopping Images


Alexis said...

Adorable!! Love, love, love this!! And so clever too!! Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n Funky this week. Good Luck!!


Anne said...

love it Caroline, it's fab:)
Great hint too, must keep that in mind
Anne x

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC!!! Love it Caroline! xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is wonderful Caroline! Love the image. Kim

Karen Aicken said...

What a fun way to use that image - SUCH a cute card! TFS
Cheers, Karen

Penni said...

Very cute!!! Love the sparkle


Aileen said...

Aw the little mouse looks great all blown up and off the edge. Super Christmas card. x

Chrissie said...

He looks a really cool little chap!
Great card... I love the twinkle!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less us More"

Kathyk said...

What a sweetie - fab card


G Peplow said...

Oh clever use of your digis, he's very cute too, Gay xxx

Lee said...

You are sooooo clever.Isn't he just the cutest.Love the

Diane Louise J said...

Such a cute christmas card, love the way marley is peeping onto your card xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card! Such a cute image and love how you've used it :o) Lisa x

Joey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card hun, what a fab idea. Joey x

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh he looks fab, luv the sparkle, onlu just got my card done 2nite, lol, sue,x

Mandi said...

AWW he looks adorable!
FAB card Caroline
Good to see you
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

TAM said...

Fabulous card - that's one adorable image - love what you've done with it.

Jan Ltc said...

Lovely card xx Jan

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Caroline, fabulous card.

Charlotte said...

This is such a nice LIM card! Well done!

Suze Bain said...

What a great image, and the colouring and sparkle are fab. xx

Mummylade said...

What a lovely creation and supercute image! Thank you so much for entering the Red challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is sooo cute ..i love the sparkle
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Don't forget -if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Donna said...

Hi Caroline, your card is amazing and so brilliant the way you have enlarged the image, such a beautiful CAS and simple design, it's perfick with the the lil sentiment :) Donna x

Susan said...

OMGoodness! This is precious! Love the touch of sparkly on the hat!!

Jenny said...

He's an adorable digi Caroline and I love how you've placed him off the card :)
The glitter on the hat is the erfect touch too.
Jenny x

Tracy Ercole said...

This is SO cute, love it :)

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card, love the glitter ...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Great use of your image and the colours are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge this month. Hugs, Denise x