Saturday, February 28, 2009


Hah! Did that get your attention??? I do have a mouse in the house - it just happens to be a "House Mouse" stamp that I used for today's card. Did you know that their is a blog that offers a new challenge every Monday for House Mouse enthusiasts? Well there is! It's called House Mouse & Friends. I don't own many of this brand of stamp but I have always thought they were adorable - so I do have a few. The challenge for this week (ending tomorrow) is to make a card for a mom. It doesn't have to be for your own mom - just for someone you think is a great mom.

I bought this stamp to use for a couple of Valentine cards and then didn't - so it has been sitting on my desk since the end of January unused. I thought it would be perfect as it reminds me of a little kid offering his handmade Valentine to his mom.

The image is stamped on Whisper White in Black Stazon Ink and colored with Kohr-I-noor pencils and Gamsol. The DP is from SU! a retired pack called "Afternoon Tea". The flowers were created with a couple of punches and an embossing "punch" I picked up at the local craft store. The branches are made with the Martha Stewart branch punch. A few dots with a white gel pen and a couple of small half pearls in the center of the flowers finished the card.

Personally I love this card. The layout helps bring it all together and was from a wonderful sketch from the MOJO Monday blog. If you have trouble with design check out this blog. They offer up the best sketches I've seen anywhere.

I know this is the second post for the day - but I'm on a roll!!!! LOL! Seriously - this is the last one today I promise. If I make anything else I'll save it for tomorrow!



anja said...

omg how adorable it can be??
what a lovely card you made.
gr. anja from holland

Yosha said...

Oh this is lovely!

I bought this mouse a while ago but haven't pulled him out in a while...I am inspired!

scrapperjulia said...

Great card! Love how you coloured the little mouse and love the patterned papers you chose!

Gloria said...

The card is very cute!
I love the lay-out, especially the circle with dots in the background.
I have many smaller stamp images like that that are hard to figure out how to make a small focal point into a whole card.
This card sure inspired some great ideas!

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet! And it is a great sketch!

ant me. said...

Your design and colors are awesome!! I love this card : )


Rica said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the papers and colours you've used and that image is so sweet.
Thanks for joining in at House Mouse.
hugs Heather xx

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, I just LOVE this! So adorable!