Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Inspiration Hop Day 2: Noelle Mouse and Purrfect Christmas

Welcome back to Day 2 of our Gina K. Inspiration hops! Today we are showcasing Noelle Mouse  and Purrfect Christmas .  Please enjoy our ideas and stamping inspiration for the newest sets, created with you in mind by our talented team, and as you visit each blog, please leave a comment with some love for each designer, which will also enter you for a chance at winning  a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate!  To find out who won, check back the Big News Forum on StampTV a few days after our hops.

First up we have Noelle Mouse by Beth Silaika!
 This little mouse is so funny!  I looked over all the images and the greetings and decided I wanted to put this "Deck the halls" greeting with some fun stocking stuffers on a clean white wall (er, base)! Stamp the stockings first, and then mask in the mouse (right side up and bottoms up!) and the candy cane in the open stocking tops.  After coloring and adding shadows with Spectrum Noir markers, I dropped on some tiny Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black for little hangers.

I shared this card at our release, this cookie is just so cute! I always love stacking stamped characters and this is no exception for a cute holiday tree!  Clear stamps make lining it up easy. I started at the bottom and worked my way  up, then finished with the hohoho for a trunk and topped it off with the star.  Embossed background is works great with fun the white piped cookie accents, and cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Red Velvet.
Noelle Mouse- CLEAR
 Noelle Mouse 

Next up, we have Purrfect Christmas from Chris Dayton.  This adorable set is purrfect for me, as I have NO memories of celebrating ANY Christmas withOUT a curious cat in the house...


I really like how you can paper piece the presents with patterned paper, or, make your own simple ones with markers like I did here with the polka dots and stripes. I hung up the stocking again with the same Nuvo Crystal Drops I used on the mouse card above. That tiny detail adds so much! I colored this one like an orange tabby my roommate and I had back in college. Lots of catty patterns you can create on these open line art images! TIP: I didn't even have to mask the climbing cat, just stamped his tail right over the package, and then went over the intersecting lines with a white gel pen before coloring, easy peasy!

Well, this happened!  A LOT over the years! Until we got smart enough to start screwing the tree base into the hardwood floor (yes, we do!) I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow as lights for extra color, color and shine. Tip: Tracing some dramatic shadows under your tree, cat and fallen ornaments really make this single layer scene come to life. Peace on earth, indeed!  Sometimes it just doesn't feel like Christmas until the tree falls over..!

Purrfect Christmas-  CLEAR

Purrfect Christmas

Finally we want to remind you about the lovely little Incentive set Scripty Holidays, free for a limited time with a $75 purchase!  This is a set you can pull out for your Christmas designs every year!
Incentive Stamp Set- Scripty Holiday
Here are two cards I made with one of these greetings and elements my Fabulous Holiday Labels stamp set. 







Red and green design also uses the Fabulous Labels die set.








Ready for more inspiration?  Please enjoy seeing what the rest of the Gina K. Designs team has created for you today:
Beth Silaika- Illustrator of Noelle Mouse
Chris Dayton- Illustrator of Purrfect Christmas


Don't forget to comment along the way for chance to win a gift certificate to Gina K. Designs.  Be sure to come back next week when we hop for the amazing Merry & Bright StampTV kit!  Thank you for visiting today!

57 comments:

Cathy Tidwell said...

All are so awesome, but really love your first one, LOL! Too cute!

Golda said...

Fantastic examples. That mouse is so cute and I love how you have the tree with the cat on it.

Debra Rumpza said...

Fabulous cards... My favorite is the one with the Gingerbread man tree!

Where Imagination Takes Me said...

Love how you did the gingerbread tree, such a great idea. The scripty word set is so awesome and your card is just beautiful.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- Wonderful and so inspiring too!

DIANA L. said...

What wonderful inspiration, all your cards are fantastic.

Debbie said...

Such fun cards! Thanks for sharing and for the ideas.

Lisa K said...

Too cute! I loved reading about your cats and screwing the tree into the floor! Priceless.

Judy Inukai said...

Super cute cards. Love the upside down mouse in the stocking. The cat cards are so cute and so typical of curious cats. Love hearing about screwing the tree base into the floor. Wish I'd have thought of that years ago. My trees fell over regularly without a cat. I really like how you fussy cut around the Scripty saying - it really makes a nice quick and easy card.

El Ivens said...

Such adorable cards. Your coloring on the tree is awesome. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

Laurie said...

Love the stacked gingerbread men tree.

Patty Williams said...

All very cute - love the cat ones best! The first is adorable!

Linda Brown said...

The three stockings is really cute with mouse upside down in stocking, love it

Janie said...

Beautiful cards, like always.

Sue LD said...

Fun and pretty card designs.

Beth said...

OMG! The first card had me cracking up! That little mouse keister stuck in the stocking! HAHAHAHA! I also laughed at the catastrophe with the tree - We have dogs - so they don't really create a ruckus!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So much inspiration and fantastic ideas using these sets. I love how you made the cat tipping the tree over. And, by the way, great coloring on all but especially on that tipped over tree. I love it.

Sharon Underwood said...

Wonderful cards! If you had a cat, then you know what I'm going through with my 4-mo-old kitten. Should be an interesting Christmas! Great inspiration here.

Tracy said...

Wow, so much awesome inspiration, love your whimsical cards!

Donna Knipfer said...

That is adorable..the upside down mouse in the stocking. Love it. So creative.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such adorable cards. Thanks for sharing...

Robin said...

Love all your cards. They are all so sweet and pretty.

Gayle said...

Love your humor and creativity. You made me laugh with most of your cards. I especially adore your gingerbread man tree.....too cute.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your creativity is boundless, love how you created the humorous scenes which mad eye smile toady:)

Val p said...

Such cute cards. I'm in love with the new labels stamp set!

the PaperTemptress said...

as always love love love all of your cards...you are soooo creative!
Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love all of your cards! Awesome! Lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

All your cards are sweeet and beautiful !

Karen Hightower said...

Melanie, I giggled when I saw your first card! That mouse crawling in and the other one with his head poking out is just to cute! All your cards are fantastic. <3

Lagene said...

CUTE cards! I especially love the mouse in a stocking card!

Eileen Michaud said...

I laughed when I saw the mouse in the stocking. So funny.

Sharon said...

Such fun cards! Especially the cats heading into trouble!

Johanna said...

That first one is so cute and made me chuckle. All the others are great too but for me that one stands out.

Marcy H. said...

Fabulous cards!

Judie said...

So many awesome fun cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

Retta Lutte said...

Love all your cards, but I am just crazy about those Holiday Labels. The incentive script is just perfect inside!

Creative Daisy Crafts said...

Ho ho ho Lol Loved all the cat-tastrophes and the mouse antics The scripty sayings made a quick and easy to do card too Great inspiration!!

Parker said...

All creations are wonderfully and creatively done. Wow! A gingerbread man tree! I've NEVER seen one of these before. I am so excited about it. Love how you trimmed around the scripty sentiment.

Avra Williams said...

Your Noelle Christmas cards are the cutest!

Miesje Flach said...

Melanie you always come up with new and creative ideas! I love each and every one.

Dawn S. said...

I love all of these, especially the first one!

Susan Wareham said...

Great cards that first card made me LOL to funny, your so clever

Nana Griffin said...

Oh my these are all so adorable.

Say it with a Card said...

Love how you used the no peeking Stamp on your Christmas card , great designs!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Your cards are so cute and fun! Love the mouse in the stocking and the cat with the tree cracked me up. Adorable!

Sherry said...

pretty! love them all

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous and fun!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your card designs are so clever and colored so well. Great ideas like an upside down mouse, gingerbread tree, the cat cards, beautiful label card and I love the deer card design. So much inspiration.

Arianna Barbara said...

Adorable and super cute Xmas cards!!! New stamps are so lovely!!!

Lydia Hallum said...

Kids Cards, Fun Cards, Clearn and simple Cards, what a veriety. Love them all.

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fantastic cards! I love your mouse card - so funny!

Jean said...

Delightful!

Tracy A said...

So many wonderful cards. I especially love the first one with the stockings.

froggers said...

I would never have thought to put my mouse in head first. It made me chuckle and my heart happy.

Iris said...

Love the crisp, clean look of all your gorgeous cards.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh I love them all!

Helen Gullett said...

They are very cute and adorable.
Love them all.
Thank you for the inspirations.