Friday, 12 August 2016

A little bit of decoupage

I really love House Mouse images, they're usually very detailed and just so cute. But, mostly don't have the time, comfort or patience to sit and do lots of really detailed colouring in these days - a shame as I do have this wood mounted stamp tucked away and it's a beauty! However, a little rummage through some tucked away goodies and I ended up with this card:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank

- a piece of sandy/gold toned paper embossed with little silver snowflakes from Craftwork Cards 'Frosty Christmas' paper pack, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

found the sweet House Mouse image in a hidden Really Useful Box, already decoupaged some years ago when I had time to fiddle on snipping and layering decoupage, originally bought from Joanna Sheen. My (smaller) stamp that it's based on is called 'Christmas Tale'

- layered the image onto a snippet of pink card and trimmed it to just slightly bigger than the image panel before gluing it onto the card front

- in the cello bag where the decoupaged image was carefully stored I also found the matching sentiment. Popped it onto a little piece of the same pink card then die cut it using a Spellbinders 'Nested Pennant' die and glued it in place on the card front

Undecided what to add next, I left the card overnight - and the next morning decided not to fiddle on with it any more as the image is already doing more than enough work, IMHO :)

Di
x

25 comments:

Swissie said...

Oh Di! This is soooo cute! A wonderful card!
Hugs, Liv xx

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute!!! Fab sweet card with this adorable mouse! The soft colours look so well with the image!So lovely!!

Liz said...

Oh WOW, I love this adorable image. Super card, Di. xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, love the look.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a cutie this is Di and I understand about the coloring...I can make really elaborate projects but dont have the patience to spend time coloring!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card Di
Fantastic colouring
Hugs Tamara ;-)

brenda said...

Very cute indeed Di, MH have such lovely images.

B x

SARN said...

Utterly adorable xxx

Sandra H said...

Awww so cute Di is your card and adorable H/M image xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous Di, I love this image.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely adorable and i know what you mean about the colouring too, Lvu Sam x

Carole said...

Definitely an aaahhh card with that cute image!

Pat said...

This is so cute and with some lovely decoupage Di and well worth digging out to make a card with. I love the pretty background paper and just the simple fishtail banner for the sentiment. A really delightful card! x

Eve Maynard said...

Oh this is a stunner Di - I agree it is just perfect as it is.

I love house mouse images almost as much as Penny Black :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Love Eve xx

!neke said...

Those house mouse images are great !!!!!!!

Brenda in IN said...

So sweet and I think you did the right thing by not adding more. It is perfect. I love House Mouse too and only have two stamps. My oldest granddaughter loves them.

SARN said...

Oh what a sweet festive card. Such an adorable HM image xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cute! I love HM too but somehow rarely think to break them out and use them.

Mrs A. said...

Hi Miss Di , now here's the thing you see we don't do ironing and Mrs A. Says she has enough of her own to do and ours (cos she doesn't trust us either the iron and all that steam) so please don't send any round . Hugs Norm.
Ps. We like your meeces to peeces. Hugs Norm.

Sandy said...

Just adorable. You did lovely work before slipping it in the Really Useful Box, and you've finished it off perfectly.

LesleyG said...

have to agree, your house mouse card is fab as it is xxx

Greta said...

Darling image & card, Di!

Cara said...

This is such a sweet card, with beautiful decoupage. Cara x

Janice said...

Such a cute image, a lovely card Di.
Janice x

Gay Peplow said...

I love them too Di, happy little creatures and I love the detailed nature of the stamps! Your card is so sweet :D Thanks for your visit and kind words, I did have a fab time with Darnell she is one special lady :D xx