Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mix it up

Today I am sharing a House Mouse card, the stamp is from Stampendous and isn't she very mumsie? I will keep this image in mind for Mother's Day next year I think. 
I stamped the image with Memento ink and coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers, as you can see I have paper pieced the little apron to match the backing papers, I quite enjoy paper piecing, I think it gives a nice dimension to a stamped image. I die cut the image and then distressed around the edges using Antique Linen, I then felt it needed a little something else, so I went around everything with faux stitching using a brown gel pen.
I matted and layered onto some designer paper that matched the food theme and used a die cut border on the mat of the image. I added a circular sentiment which I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and added a few blobs of stickles in the centre of the little flowers. 
To finish I used some pretty flowers, ribbon, gems and not forgetting the strawberry charm. (I hunted high and low for a cherry charm, which would have matched the papers perfectly, but I only had a strawberry!) It doesn't matter how much stash you have, you always need something you haven't got don't you! 

Products used:
  • House Mouse Stamp - Mix it up - Joanna Sheen
  • Papers - Melissa Frances - Kitschy Kitchen
  • Dies - Spellbinders Rectangles/circles - Marianne Design Stitched Border 
  • Brown gel pen - Sakura
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
  • Gems/charm/flowers - The Hobby House

I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting today. I try to keep my posts to a minimum of info so it does not get too boring for my visitors to read. However, if anybody wants anymore information about which colour markers I use etc, just send a message and I am happy to help. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

  1. House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 177 - Food, Glorious Food!
  2. A Little Bit Crafty Challenge - ALBC Distress it!!!
  3. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes 


  1. Another gorgeous card Fern, love the paper pieced apron and the stitching does add that lovely homespun look! xx

  2. Oh goodness. These papers are perfect for your card! LOVE the paper piecing and of course the cherry paper too! Thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

  3. Gorgeous card Fern :-) she is such a cutie and the papers and embellies are fab, I love the faux stitching and charm :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. This is a perfect card Fern, I love your adorable image with her paper pieced apron, your papers are gorgeous and your stitched detail really adds to the homely feel of your card.

  5. Fern, your little cook is adorable. Love how you paper pieced her apron. Design and papers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your card with us and joining the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  6. Hi Fern awww this cute mummy mouse is sure cooking up a lovely design & papers nice take on the Food chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  7. Super cute card, Fern, great card design.
    Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time. Hope to see you tomorrow for our new challenge- I think you'll like it LOL.
    Dorte x

  8. Aaawww this is just gorgeous! Such an adorable image and I love the pretty papers & flowers :)

  9. This is gorgeous, such a sweet image and I love the papers.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx


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