Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sugar Plum Fairy and a Sweet Mouse

I have some new M5D releases to share with you today....just in time for the holidays.  I chose to make my sugar plum fairy card a bit more on the neutral side.  It does give the perspective that you can use this image for something beyond Christmas.  I like to mix it up a little sometimes ;)
My second image is a really cute mouse by Shawne Arnold, and I decided to make this a combined ornament/gift tag.  I am participating in Operation Christmas Child, and I am attaching this to my package that will be shipped to a needy child somewhere in the world for Christmas this year.  I think from a very early age that I enjoyed giving gifts a little bit more than receiving them.  It's such a warm and happy feeling to know that you may bring a moment of happiness to someone by such a small gesture.  If you would like to join in this brilliant program to help a child smile this holiday season, there is still a little bit of time left.  The last day to drop your package off is November 22nd.  You can find out if there is a local drop-off site in your area by clicking HERE.  I had so much fun shopping for this. 

New this week from Solocosmo...

Sugar Plum Fairy

New this week from Studio 313...

Merry Christmouse

New this week from McMahon Vintage Digitals...

Vintage Bicycle

Turkey Trot

Tom Turkey

Tail Feathers

Be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the Design Team!

Linking to some challenges:
Simon Says Challenge: Both projects qualify for sparkle.
ABC Christmas: Mouse ornament qualifies for this challenge
AiFactory: Both projects qualify for die cut challenge
Bunny Zoe's: Mouse ornament qualifies
Crafts and Me: Both projects qualify for glitter
Crafty Creations: Sugar Plum Fairy card qualifies
Crazy 4 Challenges: Mouse ornament qualifies
Creative Inspirations: Mouse ornament qualifies
Fresh Brewed: Both projects qualify
Fun With Shapes and More: Mouse Ornament qualifies
I Did It Creations: Mouse Ornament qualifies
Lexi's Creations: Mouse Ornament qualifies
Paper Sundaes: both projects qualify
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Mouse ornament qualifies
Saturday Secret crafter Challenge: Both projects qualify.
Stamp Something: both projects qualify
Stampin' Royalty: Both projects qualify
Stamps R Us: both projects qualify
Totally Gorjuss: Mouse ornament qualifies
Karber: Mouse ornament qualifies
The Crafty Pad: Mouse ornament qualifies
Crafty Purple Frog: Both projects qualify
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: Mouse ornament qualifies
Fairy tale Challenge: both projects qualify
The Treehouse: Both projects qualify
Meljens: Both projects qualify
Stampin' B's: Mouse ornament qualifies
Digi Doodles: Both projects qualify
Ellephantastic Challenge: I chose to use the sugar plum fairy card for this one.

Thanks for visiting me today, and please feel free to share your comments with me.  I appreciate them very much. 
Stay warm, and have a wonderful weekend :)


Annette22 said...

what a beautiful fairy card, love your papers, the image, the glitter, even everything

thanks a lot for playing with us at our very first Fairy Tale Challenge



Edith said...

I love your card and gift tag, Carolyn. Colors are beautiful!

racinggrandma61 said...

Wow this card is stunning. Great job and TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges. Be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a beauty! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/



Saskia said...

Wow... your work is so beautiful and so unique! Your style is great!

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)

loz said...

Both very BEAUTIFUL Carolyn..I do loveee the mouse..Loz

Kristine said...

WOW, Carolyn, you really did a GORGEOUS job on this card!! There's so much sparkle and yumminess about it--LOVE LOVE!! Also... your ornament is too cute and such wonderful embellishment to any package. I and my girls are also doing Operation Christmas Child this weekend! We've done it for the past 3 years and they enjoy packing the shoe boxes for other children in another part of the world. Great program. We watched a video on it last Sunday in church and it brought tears to my eyes to know how God planned a certain box of shoes to go to a girl who needed them so much that hers were held together by wire and she was ashamed to go to school. God is so good! =) Blessings this holiday season to you and yours!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and decoration :-) the details are all perfect ,,, stunning work :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Pat said...

Great image, super ornament love the colours. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Bianca said...

You have made a very pritty card and I also love the door hanger! I love the image and the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

darling Ho said...

What a beautiful card! All the details are perfect!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Delphine said...

Fantastic creations! And I love your mouse decoration, really cute! Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Both are just beautiful Carolyn. The Sugar Plum Fairy inthe garden setting is SO precious .

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous creations Carolyn!! I just love the fairy in the garden and the mouse ornament is too cute!! I hope you are doing well my friend.
miss you!

cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiful,love the image,wonderful detail on this too, bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxx

gina g said...

Gorgeous creations. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this time. luv gina x

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

Christine said...

I love how you used her for a non-Christmas card! It's beautiful!!!

Your tag is adorable and I'm sure the child will love it. I write for the Scrapbook Royalty blog and just found out about that charity last week. When I cam across it I wrote about it but don't have the time to put something together. It's such a wonderful project!!!

Shawne said...

Carolyn that card is a stunner and the ornament/tag was such a surprise to see, I didn't know you were doing that, it is adorable and I love that it's going to a sweet child for Christmas, I think they will love almost as much as the gift inside, almost ;)

tiggertastic said...

wow stunning work, there's so much to look at and so much detail, just amazing!

Good luck in the challenges and thanks for playing with us this week.

Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
Design Team Member for : Crafty Purple Frog
Creative Card Crew & Bearly Mine Designs

tiggertastic said...

wow stunning work, there's so much to look at and so much detail, just amazing!

Good luck in the challenges and thanks for playing with us this week.

Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
Design Team Member for : Crafty Purple Frog
Creative Card Crew & Bearly Mine Designs

Benzi said...

Such a pretty fairy card with so many awesome details and your little mouse is adorable. So glad you joined the Stampin B's challenge this week.

Denise said...

OMG....your card is so full of awesome details. I love everything about it. Equally as beautiful is your tag/ornament. Just gorgeous!!!
Thank you so much for playing along with Stampin' Royalty.

Helen said...

Beautiful card...love the little mouse tag too!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Julie said...

Your card is beautiful! Those images are adorable! Thanks for joining us for the Treehouse Challenge this week!

Jeanette said...

Just stunning. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Alica said...

Very nice! Love the flowers and the inside too!
The little ornament is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Tracey said...

The tag/ornament is fab Carolyn but the sugarplum fairy card is absolutely amazing! I love it :)


Crafteezee said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and me. Hugs Tracy x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Ah, this is a Carolyn card. I love the bird cage on this card and the inside with the butterflies. Look at all those challenges you were able to enter into, sure to be a winner. Very generous for your givingness this holiday season. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW!! These are both GORGEOUS!!!! I love the way the fairy is standing in field of flowers...so pretty! And your ornament is GORGEOUS!!!! Lovely!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!

Jayne Hayward said...

What a really cute mouse you have used and love the ornament you have made.

Thanks for joining in with us over on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Monique said...

Simply Beautiful..Thanks for playing along with us at Tree House Stamps :)

Sue McMahon said...

Holy Challenge Marathon, Carolyn!! You are the BOMB! Both your projects are fantastic, beautiful, creative and genius! I hope you win all of these challenges! You deserve them all!

Mina said...

wow what gorgeous creations and I love the images...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is a stunning card!!!
Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Vanja said...

These are beautiful! I love all the details.

Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)

hugs, Vanja

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the sparkle and scallops, thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us! Hugs, Karen

Michele said...

your lovely girl is in perfect balance with all those lovely flowers! beautiful. xo