Saturday, 20 July 2013

Jumping for joy.....House Mouse

Hello Friends

Happy Weekend to y'all in whatever you are up to.  I shall be hard at the windows again.  Feel free to join in to help me out. Pleeeeeeeease!

Our friends over at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge have asked to add some schparkle.  A friend of mine asked me if I could make her a card for a sewing friend and I remembered a set of stamps I bought at Ally Pally that were crying out to be used so out it came.  I think this little fella is jumping for joy that he has been stamped!!

The image was stamped with Momento and coloured in with Copics. Each pin head has been stickled with corresponding spots on the Snippet of ribbon.
The background paper is some Boofle paper and the pale green is the last Snippety piece that was in one of the first layouts I ever did at a workshop!  The purple ribbons came out of my Snippets ribbon basket too.
This lickle mouse is soo tired.  I had better look in my thimbles to see if there are any House Mouses in them!

Thanks for calling by.  Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.  I shall be popping over to the Playground to see how the water pistol practice firing is going!




Karen Petitt said...

Super cute image. Gorgeous card - beautiful colouring, fabulous pin heads and yep that wee cutie is definitely jumping for joy!
Have a good weekend Karen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sam how I lo-o-ove house mouse but now sometimes fe-eel so guilty cos one half died in trap recently (courtesy of our neighbours who are lazy at leaving rubbish around in bags) .. and the trap was not a good one so we had to do the dispatch at 2am.. not happy all around sigh!
.. sorry for sharing such sad tale but love these little fellows have not yet brought myself to make a card with them since then, but must break the mould and use them so they can jump with joy too :D
fab card.
love Shaz in Oz.x

scrappymo! said...

They really are jumping for joy...Adorable image and great card...
Getting close now. We return home in a week and then a mad dash to get everything weeded, lawns mowed and edges trimmed before we leave...after all that we should be able to sleep on the plane! lol

downrightcrafty said...

super sparkle, thank you for sharing them with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Di said...

Aw Sam - this is totally adorable! Just look at that wee mouse using the pincushion as a trampoline :) Aaaaargh, forget I said trampoline - please!

So sorry about the mix-up and you being locked out of the Playground in your PJ's. Hope you manage to link before noon as the Playground is open again now - if you don't manage then I'll link you in!

Hugs, Di xx

Irene said...

Absolutely brilliant and cute Sam.

Kimbo said...

Such cute mices and beautifully coloured in too. Did Di just say we're getting a trampoline for the playground - whoop whoop x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I LOVE this beautifully coloured card Sam. Just LOVE it.

Now stop reading your comments and GET ON WITH THOSE WINDOWS! Tee hee! Just a bit of encouragement for you!


Debs Willis said...

Sam, this is GORGEOUS! Great image & lovely colours - great idea to match the ribbon with stickles dots
Debs x

Di said...

Forgot to say, your sleepwear says 'Born to Shop' :) And yes, I'm ancient enough to have done Latin at school - I have painful memories of reciting amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant - sigh.

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Sweet mouse . No like the look of all those pins though. Too much like me acupuncture sessions. Fancy matching all the pin heads up with the design colours on the ribbon. Ain't you got no windows to paint!
Ha . Miss slipped up there good an proper . Has it in writing we is Defo getting a trampoline. Yay.
Hugs Mrs A. (Marbles all present and correct).

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Sam
Fab card I don't 'do' cute very often but I think I would use this stamp especially got my sewing friends

nwilliams6 said...

What a precious image and you colored it wonderfully. Great idea to add sparkle to the pins. Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us in the House Mouse & Friends Add Some Sparkle Challenge - Nancy (GDT)

nwilliams6 said...

What a precious image and you colored it wonderfully. Great idea to add sparkle to the pins. Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us in the House Mouse & Friends Add Some Sparkle Challenge - Nancy (GDT)

scrappymo! said...

Just popped back to say there is always room in the bunkie for company! It is 8 x 10 and has a futon type double bed with single bed bunkbed above.
DH has plans for that bunkie next summer. We are going to ditch the futon bunk bed and change to a queen size bed with single loft bed above one end. There will be a flat wall mounted TV with DVD player built in. Hopefully there will be room for a slim dresser and we will implement a teensy fridge for an end table...It will have a tray with a kettle, teapot, cofee pot and mugs...teeheee just like a motel! We get a lot of company up here and most stay in the bunkie...Some rent the rooms above the adult clubhouse that you saw were we do the crafts on can get a queen bed, closet, hangers, ensuite, coffee pot and mugs for just under 50 bucks! You have to bring your own linens and pillows but usually I have all that here to loan out to my guests.

See, when you come to Canada, you will have plenty of reasonable options if you are interested in any of these type of thing.

Up here you can go rafting on the Adams Segway Tours, Mountain Climb, Dragon boat race, rent kayaks, canoes or boats...or just go out on ours!

Off to write up a post on the Indian Nation Pow Wow we attended today...hopefully my pictures turn out!!!

Jules said...

Hi Hettie

Awww... this is brilliant. I love how you have matched the pin heads and the ribbon together.

A lovely fun image.

In answer to your question .. .. yes you can get changed in the pink beach hut. The lads are in the green one so stay clear of that one!!!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

butterfly said...

Delightful.. the sparkly pinheads are delicious!
Alison x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Absolutely adorable!
Those little pin heads are so sweet as are the wee mice!

MaryH said...

You've used 2 of my fav elements...House Mouse(s) and sewing tools. This one is just so adorable, you colored it so well, and was that spica glitter on the pin heads? I bet this was from the Ally Paly trip where the soap dispenser caper took place, hmmmm?
Watch out for the water pistol...well, at least it'd cool off things. TFS

Sue said...

Adorable stamp and colored up beautifully. Love those babies in the thimbles. Thanks for joining the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


Dot said...

Such a cute cute image, love the little mice having a fun your sparkling pins.
Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs Dorte