Friday, 9 May 2014

House Mouse Summer

Well I said on a previous post I love Lili of the Valley. Well I have a second love and that is House Mouse! When I saw this months theme of Sunny Days on the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog, I thought I would join in and have a go. I have had this un-inked stamp set that I brought from Joanna Sheen some time and sadly it is now retired from the online store. I was a bit put off by the amount of colouring involved on this stamp, but this challenge spurred me on to give it a go. I coloured the image to match the backing papers using Promarkers, Copics and Prisma Colour Pencils. I used glossy accents on the ice cubes as it was crying out for it and I used my clear Wink of Stella pen over the top of the glossy accents, which gave a gentle shimmer (This doesn't show up in the photo). I decided to stamp the sentiment straight onto the backing paper as an after thought, always a scary moment that it might go horribly wrong, luckily it turned out fine this time! I added some stitching, ribbon and gems to embellish. Finally I couldn't resist colouring the little single mouse and so I added that onto the card as well. 
House Mouse Summer stamps

Card ingredients:
  • Stamps - Joanna Sheen - House Mouse Summer Parasol
  • DP - MME Sunny 
  • Red Card - American Crafts textured card stock
  • Embellishments - From stash 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you like my card and any comments will be very much appreciated. 


  1. This is a gorgeous card Fern, I love your fun image and your colouring is brilliant. Your papers are just right and your stitching, ribbon and gems are perfect.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. This is gorgous. The colours and papers are fabulous and those little meecies are perfectly adorable. Thanks for joining us at HMFMC xx

  3. Fern, your little scene is colored up to perfection! Love the pop of red on the card and the
    stitching looks awesome. So happy you finally inked up this adorable stamp and joined us
    for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, and shared this perfect sunny days card with us.


  4. Ah, Fern, this card makes me laugh with these HM antics. Super job of coloring - love the striking red/yellow combo and the little mouse in the left bottom corner is a hoot! This "hot" card sure fits the "sunny days" challenge at HouseMouse - thanks for sharing your creation!!

  5. Wow! Love what you've done with this Fern. Your colouring is great and the card is really beautifully put together. Lx

  6. Stunning creation!!
    Thx for playing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!


  7. Hi Fern this image is stunning the colouring & detail taken in your super sweet card is the perfect take on the Sunny Days chall, these cute guys sure know how to keep

    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall. hope to see you again soon..

    smiles Christine x

  8. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!
    My goodness gracious...I love this bright and cheerful card...wonderful colors and love t hat touch of polka dot ribbon!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  9. Hi Fern, congratulations on winning the birthday cake eating mouse stamp in our Sunny Days Challenge. Loved your card. I will need you to email me your full name and address as it should appear on the mailing label so I can get it right out to you. Enjoy your stamp! My email address is listed on the new challenge starting today at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Sue Drees


Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, I love receiving and reading all your lovely messages. Fern x