Saturday 21 April 2018

Double the trouble

Hi guys,

I got my new tattoo done yesterday - it has taken a while to get the money together and design the damn thing, so it is about time it is on my body lol. But boy did some parts hurt - and are still tender now. (I am going to enter this into the notjustcards challenge - I do have the original drawing below).

It is not quite like the design I gave the artist, but leson learnt - if I want a particular layout/design that I want as I design it, go to somebody else lol. But this guy is really good nonetheless, and the pheonix does still look fab!
Now onto my card creation - two cards - one stamp!

I used similar colour base cards for both, but one was a standard square base card and one was an aperture card.

For the square card I stamped the Tom Mouse - Country Companions - image onto parchment paper and also onto blue/purple tie-die paper. I coloured his nose and ears with watercolour pencils and then cut the head and tummy from the parchment and the top from the patterned papers and layered onto white card. I then added a blue frame over the panel and attached to the base at an angle. Finally I added the 'You're the best' sentiment from my stash.

For the apeture card I backed the aperture with acetate and added sequins to make a shaker base. I used the same papers to paper piece Tom Mouse again, but added extra white to the ear to make it a little less red. The wellies were cut from star printed KRAFT card. I fussy cut the image and then added to the side of the apreture, with a birthday cake topper and a sentiment from my stash.

I would like to add these cards into the following challenges:
twofer card challenge #4 Pets (I kept mice as pets for many years)

Animal Friends #61 On the farm (you certainly find mice on the farm, although you may not be farming them lol)
IAAS #31 Paper Piecing
Scrapbook Stamp Society #138 Anything Goes
TIOT - Natures Beauty
CraftyCatz #413 CAS (the framed Tom Mouse card only, as the other one is not really clean)

Thank you so much for popping along to look at my creations,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Your tatoo is terrific and your mice cards are beautiful - lovely mice are your pets- I like the nice coloration of them! I had once a mouse as well - his name was Stanislaus and he got nearly 4 years!But now I have two big Rhodesian Ridgebacks as pets, they love to hunt the mice on the fields and eat them ---. Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    Hugs, Susi (DT)

    1. Thank you - 4 years is very good for a mouse!! Wow. I am sure the Rdigebacks are much ore of a handful lol.
      Hugz Tinz

  2. Both your Tom Mouse designs are great, Tinz! He looks cute both framed and outside of a frame! Fun shaker element, too! Thank you for sharing the photos of your real mouse pets and tattoo! And thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #4! Hugs, Darnell

  3. What a sweet mouse image, Tinz ... so cute in that ornate frame ... and fun with the shaker element! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

  4. Little Tom is adorable in his tie-dyed t-shirt! Two super fun cards! I've had friends with pet mice, but they also had pet snakes... Ah, the circle of life. Amazing tattoo! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  5. Beautiful!!Thanks for join us at
    ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see you again and good luck.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  6. Lovely card, I love the mouse stamp. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Lilly (DT)

  7. Really sweet cards, thank you for sharing them with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  8. You are quite the talented artist! That tatoo design is fantastic! I love your cards too! The fussy cutting is great!

    Thank you so much for playing along with International Art & Soul!

    Hope to see you again next challenge!

    Chriss - DT INAS

  9. So cute! Love how you made your own paper for the piecing part. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  10. Two cute cards,
    Thanks for sharing at TioT
    Avril x

  11. Wow! What an interesting post! I think you deserve a medal for that tattoo - what patience you must have! I love your cards and thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  12. 2 cute cards
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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