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:
- 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!
I'm not familiar with those pencils, but you've used them to perfection, Di! This is so darling!ReplyDelete
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 xxReplyDelete
I love house mouse, and this is so cute. Fabulous colouring. Christine xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di, love the beautifully coloured, adorable image.ReplyDelete
Very very cute festive card there Di. Love the sweet little stamp and the paper and corner adornments!ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sarn xxx
This is adorable! You colouring is great and I have written down the name of those pencils for when my "freeze" is over!!! LolReplyDelete
If only ratties looked this cute my problems would be solved.!! Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Love House Mouse stamps, beautifully coloured card and very cute too xx Jan xReplyDelete
Awww soooooooo cute Di really cute. I love house mouse and that stamp is lovely fab card huggles Sue xxxReplyDelete
Simply gorgeous is your card Di beautifully presented with lots of lovely detail and that stamp is gorgeous xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di. I really need to get some more HM stamps. More on my wish list.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card and such fabulous colouring, the mouse is amaizing.ReplyDelete
Love the papers too.
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 xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di, love the glow around the lights what a magical touch. Hugs, Amanda xReplyDelete
Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. xReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete