Saturday, January 9, 2021

House Mouse Love


Some time ago I won a House Mouse image from Mia in her Birthday giveaway - I love these images and I was so happy to (finally) receive this one this past week, which I inked up and coloured in very short notice :)

I coloured it with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.  I wanted it to take the eye, so I framed part of it with a snippet of purple card, then mounted it on the lemon coloured card base

The sentiment was stamped using CP  Rouge ink, and the rhinestones added top and bottom

To add a wee bit more bling, I layered clear WoS over the violets.

The inside was decorated with some washi tape.


brenda said...

House Mouse stamps are always a delight Maxine and this one is no exception and you have coloured it beautifully. The Violets are a lovey element, one of the first signs os Spring here in the UK and always take me back go my childhood picking them from the hedgerows around the farm.

It's lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Dawn T said...

What a superb card Maxine. It really is very beautifully coloured.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, the House Mouse image is so sweet! i love your soft coloring of it, too. Beautiful card!

Irish Cherokee said...

Nicely done. Great coloring. I also love house mouse.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

cotnob said...

An adorable card Maxine, such a sweet image.
Crafting with Cotnob

Chris said...

Gorgeous stamp and beautiful pencil colouring, a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on your win! You've made a beautiful card using this stamp!

April said...

What a sweet card and beautifully colored! I love the added sparkle too. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

Mac Mable said...

Adorable card and super sweet image, beautifully coloured x.

Glennis F said...

Super sweet card Maxine

Mia said...

I am so glad to see that you already used the HM stamp, Maxine.
I am very happy that you like my little gift to you. Enjoy, my friend!
And thank you again for joining my birthday candy!
Your card is fabulous! And what a great idea to color the bird pink!!!
Kisses, sweetie!!!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. The lovely image is beautifully coloured. xx

Bunny said...

Lovely coloring and a sweet image. What a nice prize from Mia. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Suze said...

Lovely card Maxine. I like how you used a snippet of purple to tie in with the flowers. That image is simply adorable.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a stunning card, love the little bird, my baby bird is still sleeping on the floor of his cage of a night time. Love the sparkle on the violets. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Cynthia said...

This is SO sweet, Maxine. You may want to also enter it in the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge. It's always Anything Goes.

I hope your move went well! Happy New Year and take care.

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge with this entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mervi said...

Sweet and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge;-))m

At Home In New Zealand said...

You have ended up with a very pretty card. Love the touch of bling on the violets :)

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed with a fabulous image and colours. x

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love all that tecture you have created on his fur

Brenda said...

I love House Mouse images, they are so dang sweet! Your card is fabulous Maxine and I so love the way you have color this cutie up! The purple mat looks so pretty and draws the eye in perfectly. Love the vertical sentiment, I need to use mine more often as I think I have two sets of vertical sentiments. The gems and the wink of stella make this card shimmer and shine. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Karen Dunbrook said...

so super sweet...made me smile.
xx Karen

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Maxine :-) the mousie image is adorable (Mia is so generous isn't she!!) and your colouring us fabulous! love the vertical sentiment and gems too, very lovely :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

Carol W said...

What a sweet card Maxine. So soft and pretty.

Neet said...

A beautiful card Maxine, and so prettily (and skilfully) coloured in. I am trying to come to grips with Polychromos so could do with a few lessons from you.
Again love how you link the inside of your cards with the cover.
God B less
Neet xx

Ana said...

Such a lovely card!
Beautiful coloring!
Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.

Jackie Cornfield said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Welldone Maxine great use of house mouse..not crafting at mo.. but did a Wonderful Words post.
Lord bless you in new abode thinking of you.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

MiamiKel said...

Super sweet card, Maxine! And yay on the win! THat's awesome! I hope you are all settled and stamping in the new place! Hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I absolutely love HM stamps- this is just adorable!!! Your colors are beautiful and I love the touch of shimmer and sparkle too!

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: hello, my online crafting friend! I love your color choices for the card! The House Mouse images are always darling and I fell in love with the violets when I saw the close-up photo! Thanks for taking the extra time to do that! To see the sparkly shine reminded me of early morning dew droplets! The card is just adorably cute!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card! Love the pink bird and the sparling violets! I won too a House Mouse stamp at Mia's giveaway but haven't still used.
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!

Dorte said...

Such a lovely birthday card with a cute image.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Dorte xx

Tristan said...

What a sweet card Maxine. Lovely colouring of that little mouse. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative this month. Tristan DT.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so sweet Maxine...I can just smell those lovely spring flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

Chriss America Real said...

Oh wow! This card is adorable my friend! Congratulations on your prize!


Margaret said...

Awww. . . what an adorable image. You've done great with the coloring and layout. The flowers and mat really add a pop of color.

Monica said...

Such a very cute image, Maxine. Loving it. Lucky you to receive such a sweet image. Those purple flowers look so dainty.


Pattie G said...

What a cute image! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Anything Goes”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Artist & Owner

Margo said...

Such a lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
Margo DT

Gerrina said...

The HM stamps are allways so sweet! And you coloured this one so beautiful! I'm sure we will see this one again! Hugs, Gerrina