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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Pink, Green and Lilac House Mouse Balancing Candle Quarters

Here is my first House Mouse card! I've always loved these images but haven't been able to justify the cost. Thankfully, the lovely Joanna Sheen has now released some of these images as unmounted stamps, making them a lot more affordable. Hopefully a few more of these lovely images will be made available in this format.


The House Mouse image, from the Birthdays Balloon stamp set from Joanna Sheen, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Mouse Fur: E31, E43
  • Mouse Face/Ear/Tail: R20, E40
  • Eye: C0
  • Candle: YG07, YG11
  • Flame: YR02, Y08
The image was die cut using an oval Nestabilities die and matted onto a green oval and lilac big scalloped oval die cut from pearlescent paper.

Squares of papers from the K&Co Sparkly Sweet paper pad were matted onto Anita's lilac pearlescent paper and a length of Anita's pink self-adhesive satin ribbon adhered over the join.

The sentiment, from the HOTP Sentiments stamp set, was stamped using ColorBox Fresh Green pigment ink and die cut using a circle Nestabilities die, then matted onto a larger green circle and scalloped lilac circle.

The image panel was matted to the left of the panels and the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

26 comments:

jgaffneycards said...

beautiful card, image is so cute and i love the colours, might have to check out joanna sheen's website now :)

Jenny :)

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, great colours and sweet image. Teresa xx

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card and such an adorable image!
hugs and xxx

Sheila said...

Lovely image and your DPs are beautiful, Sheila:)X

Tracy said...

I love the image and your colouring, Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

liza said...

Hi Kathleen,Thankyou for joining us this week at Oldie But A Goodie,your card is beautiful,hope to see you on future challenges
love n hugs
liza xox

Noreen said...

Gorgeous card, & I love the layout you've used for it, really suits it. xx

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is so sweet i am rather fond of the House Mouse characters and you have made a beautiful card with him.Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stamping this week
Hugs
Lorraine xx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card! Thankyou for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)

AnitaRex said...

What a cute image! And what a great card!

Rosanne said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is adorable Kathleen.
Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
Clare x

Kerry said...

Hi Kathleen,

Gorgeous blog and such a lovely card! Love this image.

Thanks for joining us at "anything goes" this week.

Love Kerry xxx

Teri said...

Cute card hun! Love that mouse!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Hermine said...

Lovely card

Fleur said...

Kathleen this is a beautiful card, the image is so sweet
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Net said...

Aw that is so pretty!

I love it, thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a great card ... such a little cutie mouse and love the way you have used the papers ... well done and happy crafting Sandy xx

tampatha said...

this is a great card and I just love your color combo! thanks for playing this week at AIF
-Tammy DT Lead

Mina said...

aaaahhhh how cute is this House mouse stamp Kathleen, great use of this weeks colours...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Sandy Ang said...

She's just pretty in purple !

Ann said...

Super sweet image! Thanks for playing the WMC this week!

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Barry Percy said...

Eeek! Dear Kathleen,

I just love your House-Mouse Designs® card creation. The frosting looks good enough to eat!

It would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it and any other

House-Mouse Designs®, HappyHoppers® and/or Gruffies®, you've created, on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
Click here

Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
Co-Owner/Co-Founder
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

Anonymous said...

Hey im new here.

Im sam, how is everyone?

I look forwards to being a active memeber

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