Tagg: House Mouse

Here comes summer

The other day I received some new House Mouse-sets. I of course wanted to play with them so after my exam this Friday I spent a lovely hour coloring in this sweet image. The card-making had to wait for on Saturday i was kidnapped for my bachelorette party, it was a blast!

Well anyway I finally got some time to play around again so i finished the coloring and started this card. I have used this weeks Stampin’ for the weekend sketch. The tag is a die from Magnolia and I made a pocket behind the polka-dot-paper for it. As it is now there is no writing on it, I might ad something personal when I have a recipient in mind.

The mice is colored with copics and the clouds are made with one of my handmade templates and some Tumbled Glass distress Ink. All the edges of the paper have been inked with Memento rich cacao. The sentiment on the easel-stand is Swedish and says “You make me happy”.

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Arkivet – “Du gör mig glad”.

Paper: Echo Park – This and That – Graceful

Copic: R24, R22, R20, Y21, Y17, YG21, YG23, YG25, E13, E11, E51, R39, G85, G82, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y19, N1, N3, N5, N7, E53, E57, E59, W1, W3, W5, W7

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangle, Large Scalloped Rectangle, Scalloped Circle, Circle. Magnolia – Vintage Tag

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Vintage Kitchen-mice

So today I actually made time to sit down and just play around with all my toys. The plan was, from the beginning, that I might color some and try out the new colors I got the other week. But I found a House Mouse image laying on my desk that i colored a while back that I just need to use somehow. I realized I haven’t made a House Mouse for like months! And of course I had to change that. So i looked through my calendar and found out that my aunt has her birthday next Tuesday so i decided to make this one for her.

She is bit more modern then this card but the image just gives me a feeling of old country kitchen in Italy (for some reason) and i hope she will love it anyway. So I looked through my stash of paper and found these nice papers from Pion Design which inspired me to do the card even more vintage so everything have been distressed with Vintage Photo. I also added a layer of vintage photo over the entire image so it would match better with the colors and have the same warmth to it. The doily is also covered with ink. The inside is made in the same fashion.

 The Image is cut out using my new and fabulous rectangle nestabilities, bot the regular and the scallop one. I could only afford the large or the small one when i made that order so I chose the Large one in hope that it would work with the big stamps from House Mouse.. and look they fit perfectly! I couldn’t be happier. The image is as usual colored with copics.

I used this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch for the layout and I did keep fairly true to it. The sentiments tab is a die from MFT and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Garden Silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Rich Cacao.

I used some cream pearls so make the card a bit softer and to give it a more embellished look. Unfortunately I were out of the smaller ones so I used the big size. I still wish that I had the smaller ones but it turned out ok anyway.

Stamp: House Mouse – Autumn Berry.

Paper: Pion Design – Fairytale of Spring

Copic: 0, E13, E11, E21, E31, E33, E40, E41, E43, W3, G82, G85, BV04, BV13, BV02,  E39, E37, E35, W7, W5, W3, W1, N1, N3, N5

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scallop rectangle, Large rectangle. My Favorite Things – File tab

Other: Distress ink – Vintage Photo. Memento – Rich Cacao

Maskuline Party-mouse

 So yesterday i sat down to make a card for my friend’s birthday tomorrow. I wanted to use for of my Graphic45 papers when i think they work really good for a man so i choose some papers from the Le Cirque-collection.

The mouse is stamped on a tag created by using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tabs and tags. I did color him with my copics and the paper-pieced the hat with the paper i used for the background. After tat i masked the mouse of and distressed the tag with Antique Linen, after that i stamped it with Hero Arts’ background stamp Envelope Pattern to get some texture. Unfortunate i made a bit of a stamping-mistake on the upper right corner so I did cover it with a Butterfly.

The layout is made by using this weeks Mojo Monday. The sentiment is from AmyR Sentiments and I made the banner by just cutting the edge and distressing it with more Antique Linen. First I stamped the Birthday with Memento’s Rich Cocoa, but it looked a bit to pale so i traced over it with a black pen.

Stamp: House Mouse – Birthday – Ice Cream. Hero Arts – Envelope Pattern

Copic: E13, E11, E51, E04, Y15, W5, W7, W9, 0, W3, W1

Paper: Graphic45 – Le Cirque

Other: Spellbinders – nestabilities – Labels 8. Tim Holtz – Alterations – Tiny Tabs & Tags. Butterfly-punches.

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Ink and Rich Cocoa. Distress Ink – Antique Linen.

Black and White Mice with icecream

 So i just made the first card in 2012, whoho! The card is for an old high scool-friend that turns 25 next week. I have no idea what colors she like and i knew House Mouse had a black and white challnge i thought it would be perfect.

The mice i colored with mostly neutral grays and some addition of cold grays. I really like how the darker mice’s fur turned out, the light one was hard to get the texture without making it darker so i kept it as i was. The edge of the ice cream-label and the text is also painted with some sakura stardust-pen, it’s a bit hard to see on the picture but you can see that it do have another shade then the rest.

The papers that is used is of an unknown brand, I did buy a couple of sheets as a pack but they came as loose papers. If anyone recognize them please tell me. The scalloped edge is made with Jumbo Scalloped from My Favorite Things. The flowers are made with EK Sucess’ Medium retro Flower and Flowerpower punch. I also used some doilies and they are my forgotten item for this card. A long time ago i bought a lot of dodilies from Panduro but they apparently ended up in the bottom of my paperstash, because that were i found them when i went into the wardrobe and for my hidden-away-papers.

But the most exciting is the brads! Some days ago i got a nice package home in in mailbox containing We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool. I ordered it when Amy recommended it with the comment that it might seem like a waster but that once you use it you’ll love it. I always get annoyed that my brads don’t line up due to the fact that when i open the legs they get uneven. And after using it on this card I just have to say: I LOVE IT! It’s simple, saves my fingers from getting the bradlegs under my nails, and the brads get straight- so simple and just wonderful!

Copic: N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, C2, C4, 0

Dies: Spellbinders – nestabilities – labels 8. My Favorite Thing – Jumbo Scallop

Other: EK Success – Retro Flower Medium and Flower Power

A New Year and top 7 from 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!

So I decided to make top 5 of my cards i made the last year. And i will try go get better ones during this year. This is also my way of playing around now when I’m away from home:)

So after looking at the cards made last year i realized that i couldn’t keep it to only 5 so i had to come do a top 7 instead. So here is my top 7 (in no specific order)

Holly Jolly Deer

A Micely Cupcake for my grandfather

Fruity fun on Hello Luscious

I Got my Mojo back

Disney’s Mickey and friends

Masuline Train

A House Mouse Graduation-card

A Wintery Birthday card

 (better picture coming tomorrow when I can take one in daylight)

So I just finished up another card that have been in peaces on my desk for months. I did color the mice for a long time ago and did choose a couple of papers from the DCWV’s Christmas pack, but i just ended up using two of them. The card if for my grandmothers birthday next week. The layout is using this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge that is a sketch. I don’t really know what to say more, i wish a had some of the spellbinders grommet tags for the sentiment, but nothing i had at home looked good and i don’t really think that the small text is enough either but i was the best i could come up with. The border is made with on of the inserts from Spellbinders edgeabilities, the classic rick rack one. Because it was the insert i traced the edges and cut it out.

Copic: E13, E11, E21, E00, E04, E31, E33, E35, R29, R39, E59, E40, E41, YG17, YG08, E21, E31, G85, YG67, B91, B93, N5, N3, N1, E57, E49, E29, E11, N9, N7, N5, N3, E57, E33, E31, E43, 0

Stamp: House Mouse – Christmas Opening Presents and Spring: Dip

Other: Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo distress Inks. Spellbinders – Edgeabilities – Classic Ric Rac

A Micely Cupcake for my grandfather

Det här kortet har jag gjort inför min morfars födelsedag i slutet av veckan.

När jag var liten och vi var uppe och hälsade på mormor och morfar tog alltid morfar fram lite olika verktyg, mest hammare och spik, och vi satt och hamrade och snickrade i evigheter. Det blev mest kostigta sammansättningar av olika bräder men jag har nog aldrig haft så roligt som vid de tillfällena. Därför försökte jag göra ett kort som skulle påminna om de stunderna.

För en närmare beskrvning av hur jag gjorde kortet se under den engelska delen.

This card is for my grandfather for his birthday on the 27th.. A couldn’t help myself so i choose on of my absolutely favorite stamps: the House Mouse Birthday Cupcake one.For the papers and the coloring I had a speciall paper in mind. The paper is the blue one from DCWV’s The Guy stack.

When i was little and spent time up with my grandparents my grandfather always gave me and my sister some nails, hammer, saw and some wood and we did put them together in all kinds of ways. I have to admit that that it really turned out nice or as something but we had so much fun. I did do a Kallaha-game once but that is the only finished thing i can remember. Whenever i see different carpenter tools I always think about him and their driveway, those times is really some of my most treasured memories and I did wanna get a part of them in this card. That background for the card is a part of the warm and fuzzy and warm aspect of the card, an feeling aspect:), and i do hope that bu sharing this i will qualify for this House Mouse Challenge, otherwise i will hope that the warm and fuzzy mice will due;).

All the edges have been distressed with either Tumbled Glass or Vintage Photo to get ride off all the harsh white lines. The brads in the corners have groves like a screw to match the tool-theme. For the shadowing on the cupcake-wrapping i used E39 and a lot of blenderpen. Then only thing i would like to caution about is that the paper I have used is all coated with some glossy material so making the shadows wasn’t that easy and the color just runs of the glossy parts.

Stamp: House Mouse’s Birthday Cupcake, Reprint’s Grattis (“Congratulations” in Swedish)

Copic: E04, E13, E11, E21, N1, N3, N5, R20, E40, E43, N7, N5, N3, E31, E33, E35, C0, C2, E31, G00, BG11, E39, 0

Papers: DCWV’s The Guy Stack

Other: Spellbinder’s Label 18, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

Christmas hamster: card 3, last one

 So I’m done with the last House Mouse and hamster card of the order. This one is a more old-fashioned one and I wanted a white hamster on this one. I really like how the hamster turned out but i do think the mice look a bit tan beside him or her so if i had colored the hamster first i would probably have gone with a lighter skin-combo for the mice.

The papers are, as on the other two cards, from DCWV’s The Christmas Combo pack.

So now i will head over to the next part of the order that will be featuring some Penny Black stamps….

Copic: E21, E11, E13, E04, E93, R20, E41, E40, E43, E31, E33, E35, E39, E37, E35, R29, R39, C0, C2, 0

stamp: House Mouse’s Christmas Opening Presents, Yo Do’s Svensk Jul (Swedish Christmas)

Other: Spellbinder’s Label 8. Antique Linnen Distress ink. EK Succcess’ medium corner punch.

Christmas hamster: card 2

 So this morning I finished off the second House Mouse-hamster card.

The papers are, as in the first on, DCWV’s The cristmas Cambbo.. I did color the image with Copics again and this time I got very happy with the result on the orange tone on the hamster. This time I used YR01 instedad of E31. . Another addition i did was that i used more Snow marker compared to the first one so this time it shows off a lot.

For the sentiment I used You Do’s Svensk Jul-set and its mounted on  on Spellbinder’s Ribbontag Trio. Both the ribbontag and the image have been distressed with Peeled Paint. Then i decorated the card with some buttons.

I’m entering this card for

Stamp: House Mouse’s Christmas Opening presents, You Do’s Svensk Jul (swedish christmas)

Copic: E21, E11, E13, E04, YR01, E33, E35, E40, E41, YG17, YG67, R29, R39, C0, E35, E37, E39, N3, N5, N7, 0

Other: Marvy Uchida’s snowmarker. Spellbinder’s Ribbon tag trio. Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Christmas hamster: card 1

 So the next part of the order is 3 regular 10x15cm card (C6) featuring the Christmas House Mouse stamp with the hamster. So here comes the first:

The stamp is of coarse colored with copics and I’m really happy with the tone on the dark brown mouse. I don’t think that the hamster got a enough orange color so I will have to try another combo next time. The papers that is used is from DCWV’s The Christmas Combo stack (10x15cm). The greeting stamp is from Arkivet and is a Christmas text.

I did use a Inspirational Card Sketches sketch for the layout and i have tilted it on my site so it shows from which angle i did interpreted it. I also entered One Stop Challenge due to the fact that it’s three characters on the card.

Something that don’t really comes up on the photo is that on the santa-hat i did use a thin layer of my snow-marker to get some dimension.

Copic: E51, E11, E13, E04, N3, N5, N7, E35, E39, E37, R24, R29, RE39, C0, C2, E93, YR00, E40, E41, E31, E33, E35, 0, C4, C2, B00

Stamps: House Mouse Christmas Opening presents. Arkivet’s Jultext

dies: Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle.

Other: Marvy Uchida’s scalloped punch and Snowmarker