Thursday, 15 May 2014

You 'Cane' Light the Way

I remember rootling through a 'Hobby Lobby' bargain bin with the lovely Kay in Santa Fe, over 18 months ago now, and her coming up trumps with a House Mouse stamp, tucked right away at the bottom of the bin. Kay squealed that it was shouting for me to buy it so I let it jump straight into the shopping trolley (cart) without any hesitation :) And this week I used it for the very first time, slap my wrists for waiting so long:
 I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- House Mouse stamp 'You Cane Light The Way', coloured with Polychromos pencils then die cut with a Nesties circle die, plus a tickle of Glossy Accents on the light bulbs

- popped the image onto a doily die cut from SU's 'Always Artichoke' card stock using Cheery Lynn's 'French Pastry' die

- backing papers are LOTV's 'Woodland Wishes' with SU's Always Artichoke' card stock for matting

- the corners were die cut using a Whimsy corner dieand Josy Rose nail heads added

- sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, popped onto an oval of SU's 'Always Artichoke' 

I tend to hesitate when I look at my House Mouse stamps 'cos of all the small detail but using Polychromos pencils made this like a walk in the park - or should that be a walk along a tightrope. Those pencils really are a joy to use - so much so, I made two the same!

This card is for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Let it shine' as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Anything goes'.

Another two for the stock of 2014 Christmas cards - now reached 54, yay!



Greta said...

I'm not familiar with those pencils, but you've used them to perfection, Di! This is so darling!

Karen said...

So cute so very, very cute! You have coloured him beautifully Di. I have some HM stamps but struggle with them because of how small some of the images are and I have to use pencils as I'm too sloppy with anything else lol Karen xx

Christine Harrop said...

I love house mouse, and this is so cute. Fabulous colouring. Christine x

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the beautifully coloured, adorable image.
Caz x

Sarn said...

Very very cute festive card there Di. Love the sweet little stamp and the paper and corner adornments!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is adorable! You colouring is great and I have written down the name of those pencils for when my "freeze" is over!!! Lol

Mrs A. said...

If only ratties looked this cute my problems would be solved.!! Hugs Mrs A.

Twinks Stamping said...

Love House Mouse stamps, beautifully coloured card and very cute too xx Jan x

Sue said...

Awww soooooooo cute Di really cute. I love house mouse and that stamp is lovely fab card huggles Sue xxx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous is your card Di beautifully presented with lots of lovely detail and that stamp is gorgeous x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Di. I really need to get some more HM stamps. More on my wish list.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and such fabulous colouring, the mouse is amaizing.
Love the papers too.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, quickly popping in before calling it a night just to say this is such a nice card. The image is super cute and you've made a great job of colouring that mouse. Gorgeous papers too and I love the corners. Right, that's me off so I'll bid you goodnight. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the glow around the lights what a magical touch. Hugs, Amanda x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Suze said...

Love the colour combination you have used here Di. Sweet image - I'm surprised it took you so long to use it. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for May.