Friday 5 June 2015

Life of Mousey

It is a little harder to make Christmas cards whilst the sun is out! However I gave it a good go!

I took a square green base card and followed the following sketch from Atlantic Hearts:
. I used two different patterned papers in red for the top and side panels, and a green Merry Christmas ribbon for the bottom panel. The image is a House Mouse image which I coloured using promarker pens after die-cutting the image. Two gold sequin flowers were added, and a multicoloured poinsettia to finish.

Here is the card:
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Completely Christmas #65 Make it Square
crafty hazelnut 231 Colour It
Artistic Inspirations #132 Die-cuts
ABC Christmas K for Keep it Simple
aud sentiments 133 BINGO (Can be Ribbon, Flowers, Markers, or Ribbon, Pattern Paper, Die-cut, or even Die-cut, Digi stamp, Markers lol)
Hanna and Friends #223 - One die-cut, 2 patterned papers and three flowers
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Cute Christmas

Audio book review
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Well this was certainly a surprising book to read. As it has been made into a film, I assumed it was all nice and suitable for children – how wrong was I? This book is about a young boy whose father owns a zoo. When they are moving, with most of the zoo, to Canada that ship sinks, leaving the boy, a hyena, an orang-utan and a Bengal tiger on a lifeboat. This story documents how the young boy learns to survive, for over 200 days. It is not a ‘nice’ story and in places makes you feel sick because of the way the boy does things, and it does not pull the punches. At the end of the story a slightly alternate reality is given, leaving you wondering which one is the true story. It is an interesting book to listen to, but I do not think I would listen, or read, again.


  1. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 231 and also for Completely Christmas - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. What a cute card! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

  3. Very cute....just can't bring myself around to the Christmas cards

  4. yeah my favourite meece - well done on making Christmas cards in the sunshine. Great cards - love them. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our 'BINGO' card challenge at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxx

  5. An interesting take on the Sketch - very colorful! Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments - you almost got a total blackout on that Bingo card!!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#133 – BINGO + Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  6. What a lovely card. The mouse is so adorable. Thank you so much for joining us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  7. I just love House Mouse!

  8. You are so much better than I am, I am completely blocked against Christmas, want nothing to do wit it, it is just warming up where I am! But I love your card, so cute, so fun,! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  9. Lovely card! Pretty colours and a cute image. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  10. cute!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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