Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tangled up mice

This week's challenge and House Mouse & Friends is Christmas Sparkle and I found this image stamped for me by a friend ages ago to use, as I don't have that many Christmas mice.  As I wasn't sure what it was stamped with I opted for watercolour pencils to colour but disaster struck when I added Stickles to the lights, which somehow bled around the lights.  I added lots of Distress Inks and some Copic dots to try to disguise it, hopefully the background doesn't look too much of a mess:).  I followed the layout from Sketch Saturday, adding some twine and some tiny punched stars that I also glittered with Stickles, though now I wish I'd kept them red not used clear...  DP is Cosmo Cricket and Memory Box, used a MS punch on the centre strip.
My card is for the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends Monday - Christmas Sparkle
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Simon Says - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - anything goes
Kenny K  - Christmas
Sparkles Forum -something that sparkles
Netty G - anything goes


  1. Stickles have done that to me in the past too! Very frustrating!! You're card is fab Anne, you've certainly rescued it, those mice are real sweeties. Hope you're keeping well. Jo x

  2. Wonderful card you've made Anne! =)
    Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. Oh so sweet! Love all the sparkles!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. too cute!!!
    thanks for showing us at KKKG & good luck in the challenges!!!

  5. What a CUTE image!! LOVE your card! Thanks for joining us at NettieG's!

    NettieG's DT

  6. Absolutely adorable Anne, wonderful card.

  7. Love this adorable HM image. Lovely DP, colors and coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. :) Good luck with the draw and we hope to see you playing again next time. :)

  8. Oooh, they look really cute! Thanks for joining KKKG this week!


  9. LOL!! This image makes me smile!! I love the added stars and sparkle to this!! Fabulous layout!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends! I hope you will join us again! HUGS - Vicki HM&F designer

  10. Hi Anne, such a sweet stamp. A lot of this kind of craziness with Christmas lights goes on around the holidays, so made me laugh. That darn stickles, had that happen too. But you would never know if you hadn't told! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


  11. Lol, what a great image and a fabulous Christmas Card!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)

  12. wonderful creation

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  13. So cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says for our Anything Goes Challenge.

  14. This is one of those images that really makes me giggle! I LOVE those Mice :)

  15. Sweet image! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bows and Berries!

  16. You would never know you have had such a time with your turned out sparkly and very festive...great job! Thanks for sharing your wonderful House Mouse image with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

  17. Gorgeoue card Anne :-) such a cute image and the colours and sparkle are fab, stickles have done that to me too when I have used watercolours ! If I use watercolours I now use PVA glue and glitter ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday and Simon says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  18. Thank you for joining House Mouse. This is so cute. A gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    House Mouse GD for September


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