Tuesday, September 21, 2010

House Mouse Christmas

Last year I stamped this fab House Mouse on the envelopes for Christmas cards, but he didn't get a card of his own. This is the first time he's coloured too! Hm, or is he a she?! Not easy to tell :)

I used Derwent watercolour pens and gave him a few speckles with golden embossing powder on one side, you might be able to see them if you click on the pic.

The text and the brads are also embossed ( it's an easy way to change the colour of your brads, just heat them and dip them in the embossing powder and heat again, repeat until you have a nice coat on them - don't hold them with your fingers as they get very hot!).

The text says Merry Christmas in Swedish and is made with Exchangeable clear stamp alphabet.

Decorpapers are Laura Ashley, the scallop edge was made with EK Success corner rounder, circles were cut with a QK die, I also used Stickles and Distress Inks.

The oval is a chipboard coated with Crackle paint and Dimensional Magic. Thread is from my stash.

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge: fab sketch by Lorraine and Two-Year Anniversary Blog Hop! Congratulations!!!

Thanks for visiting and any comments you may leave! Love to read them and now my when my web connection is better I can visit you too!

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  1. So cute, love it! Väldans sött kort! Kram Nilla

  2. So sweet! LOVE the paper you used on this

  3. Hi ya
    fabulous card, luv the rich red,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  4. Hi Maarit

    I'm on big time catch up, off to look round at what I've missed and this one looks super.

    Hopefully back into blogland again unrestrained so will be back.

    B x

  5. Beautiful papers compliment this darling little mouse. Love the sparkle too. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop.

    Take Care
    Sue Drees

  6. Love that little guy! Great papers too!


  7. Gorgeous creation fab cute image love your take on the sketch thanks for sharing & joining us at HM&F anna. blog hop..hope your counting the cheeses??

    smiles Christine xx

  8. Fabulous card Maarit, love the sweet mouse.

  9. gorgeous card Maarit :-) ,, very cute image and it is nice for him to be the center of attention this time :-) The papers and embossing are fab too ,,, good tip about the brads :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Anniversary Hop :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Perfect take on our sketch challenge! Lovely DP and such a darling little mouse you have used! Thanks for sharing with us at HM&F's Monday Challenge!

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the HM&F Celebration Blog hop and Challenge!


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