Wednesday 19 October 2011

#88 House Mouse & Friends

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - cute
Sponsor & prize this week - Crafts4You (Sentiments4You) - £10 gift voucher

All together now, aww!  Don't you think this stamp is just so perfect for our 'cute' theme?  How adorable are they!  An image of friends helping one another.  I have made this card for a lovely girl who gave me this stamp  last week - she had made a few cards in the past but gave it up & she knew I would appreciate it & give it a good home. :)   Isn't that so kind of her.  I thought I would take the opportunity of thanking her using this image in conjunction with a sentiment from our sponsor this week, Crafts4You (Sentiments4You) which I used on the front of the card.

The image (House Mouse, in case you couldn't tell, LOL), was coloured with Promarkers & a couple of Flexmarkers & mounted up to follow the sketch over at CLP this month. Now, as you might know, I rarely manage to make life easy for myself, LOL, and I wanted to replicate the image on the insert but lighten it so that it was just in the background and so that the message of thanks would take precedence.  Now, this might have been easier if I had a 'dying' ink pad or even a grey one so this is how I got round it. I inked up with a dye ink pad & then scanned the stamped image.  I then opened this in my photo programme & lightened it.  I then measured the actual stamp & made sure that the now digital version was the same size. This meant I could print it & add the internal circular sentiment (from the Frugal Crafter) to echo the layout on the front, as well as adding my own few words over the greyed image. Yes, I know, why didn't I scan the image I had stamped for the front of the card before I coloured it in to save me having to stamp a second time!!! LOL. Well, you know me - too happy to start colouring in! LOL.

Tine :)

CLP - design sketch

Forever Friends -  anything goes  (+ always inc. an animal)
Catch the Bug - animals
Sweet Pea Stampers - thanks
Sunday's With Crissy - thank you or Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp & Show - stripes
Glitter Geeks - two's company (2 images & 2 lots of sentiments - inside & out)
Stamping Sisters in Christ - use 2 of anything (2 images/2 lots of sentiments)
Mark's Finest Papers - seeing double (image inside as well as out)
Cardmadfairy- spots & stripes
Whoopsi Daisy - free & easy
Outlawz Greeting - anything goes (using a sentiment on the front)
By the Cute & Girly - anything goes.


  1. Great card Tine, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!

  2. What a fantastic gift to be given, I'd never give up my mouse stamps lol. Love how you've coloured it, beautifully done, and your clever insert too. Hugs lin

  3. Great image. Love House Mouse. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cat.

  4. cute. Wonderful colouring and love how you have done the inside of your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  5. sweet
    thanks for showin us at SPS!
    good luck in your challenges

  6. Christine, this is incredible. I really thought that was a pre-colored (by the artist) image because it is so perfect. Wow. You are good.

    I love the inside of the card too and how you lightened the image. It sounds like a lot of work, but the results are well worth it.

    I found you through The Outlawz and I am now following you.

    Blessings on your day,

  7. So cute Tine! I love the stamp and your fantastic coloring too! Very smart mouse to fatten up the fish! Love the blue with the splash of orange too!

  8. I love this image and you've colored it so well!! Neat sentiment circle too : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  9. What an adorable image and beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  10. This card is just so darn cute. Your coloring of the image is fantastic. Great job. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,

  11. Fantastic card, your colouring is brilliant!! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week and good luck, Paula :)

  12. Oh how sweet. I love this image. Great idea how you did the inside of the card. Thanks for playing along with us here are Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  13. Wow, your work on this image is amazing, I love it! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

  14. Oh Christine--this is more than adorable!!! And your coloring is wonderful! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  15. Wonderfully creative! Love how you did the inside of the card and of course your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks for our two's company challenge.


  16. Your coloring is absolutely STUNNING!! Such a great card.
    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and Forever Friends on our fornight challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  17. This image AND your coloring are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing with us at WHOOPSI DAISY this week ;-)

  18. what a perfectly colored card. excellent. such a sweet image and love how you did the inside too. you can't go wrong with house mousies.

    Thanks for sharing this in The Seeing Double challenge with Speedy the cat

  19. this car took my breath away, it is fantastic - the colours and the layout all work so very well tongether

    hope you stop by sps for the new challenge

    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

  20. Oh this is so adorable! Your coloring of the kitty is just fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  21. What a great card! Thanks so much for joining our Animal Antics Challenge at CTB!

  22. hi hun
    what a fab card, thanks so much for joining us at cardmadfairy's digi days, good luck,
    hugs sandra DT ( my blog

  23. Wow, this is really gorgeous and what a fabulous layout! Hugs, Karen
    P.S. I've candy on my blog!

  24. A super image, perfectly coloured on a great card, & I love the stamped inside too! Jx

  25. Adorable image and love those bold colors. A great take on the Sketch. Thanks for joining us at CLP Challenge, hope to see you on our next challenge.

    Hugs and Love.

  26. Absolutely stunning!! Your coloring is fabulous and I love your technique for the inside of the card wow!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!