Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Banners, A Bike, and a Mouse


I would like to extend Christmas greeting to my newest follower - Gerrina from the Netherlands.

I had fun making this somewhat whimsical card.  I started by pulling out the bike die from my NBUS stash, and cutting it in silver. 

I then decided that I wanted to put something in the basket, and found that this mouse image, (an old Penny Black stamp) when trimmed, would fit perfectly.  I silver embossed the image and coloured with water colour pencils, and added Glossy Accents to the balloon.

The banners were hand cut from snippets in my 'promise box', and the sentiment panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle, from an experimental piece in there too, then embossed with silver.

Here is a close up of the bike. Note to self -  put glue on finely cut images with a toothpick, and not the glue bottle nozzle.  I grounded the bike by mounting it on a strip of washi tape.

Rhinestones were used to finished, and turned an otherwise nondescript card into something I am happy with.

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Suchi said...

Such a cutie pie card Maxine! Love that little guy on the bike! :)

Lovely Linda said...

A lovely whimsical card Maxine - how cute is that mouse - the perfect touch! {{{hugs}}}

Gerrina said...

It is a fun card! That little mouse fits perfetly! Thanks for the shouout and have a colourfull day!

Claudia Rogier said...


Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge

MaryH said...

Hi Maxine, this is just such a fun card, with happy colors. I wouldn't have had a clue about the bike die (which is why I don't have this one! probably!) but it looks fabulous on this card. Adding in the tiny mouse & balloon created such personality, and your 'road' looks great. Good use of your snippets in the banners. So happy that Gerrina found your blog. Isn't it lovely when we can share friends and get to know people in all parts of the world? If they'd let us bloggers run things, we might not have such a total mess everywhere, perhaps! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the Blessings that you may need in 2016. Hugs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah how cute is that Maxine, just super cute,
Thanks so much for popping over the LORD bless your dear ones this Christmas time as we celebrate the brith of our LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Shaz in Oz,X

Notes by Nina said...

So very cute, I love the little scene you have created. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Suchi said...

Merry Christmas Maxine! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Maxine, I hope your Christmas Day was Blessed. We had a quiet one just the two of us. Was nice though.
Love your little scenic card, perfect for the bike rider [and the mouse is cute]
Loved what we saw of NZ and we are going back....longer...

SewPaperPaint said...

Such a precious card! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Maxine!

MaryH said...

Maxine, Thanks for taking time to pop in & leave such a lovely comment today. I'm so happy you were blessed to have your loved ones with you today. Our day was quiet, but those I love best were with me, so I was very happy. It was sunny & warm...and some went out to do a little yard work. I stayed inside where it was cool! We had a glorious moonrise to enjoy tonight...and I think all of us counted our blessings. Thanks for being such an encouraging visitor with such sweet comments. Wishing you a wonderful New Year. Hugs

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

JD/ Jill said...

This is cute! I have a NBUS bike stamp that I have yet to get out and try on a card! You are so inspiring me to do so.

Unknown said...

That mouse in the basket is really very cute and the card is lovely Maxine. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 214th FF AG challenge! Christmas Blessings, Carole

Helen said...

Great card - love the little mouse in the bike basket!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Theresa said...

pretty card. thank you for sharing with us over at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Debbie said...

Very cute card! I love that fun bicycle die!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Unknown said...

Great card! Love the cute mouse riding on the basket and the glittery bling! Sweet birthday card! Thanks for joining in Tuesday Morning Sketches annual anything goes challenge! Hope to see more of your creations in 2016!

Unknown said...

I love the whimsy of this card! I also, appreciate your witness for Christ. The Light of the World is Jesus.