Saturday 14 June 2014

Gardening mice

   My father was keen on his gardening and was for ever potting up plants, so this stamped image, 'The potting shed', from Lili of the Valley brings back many fond memories, although I don't know what he would have made of the mice! I coloured it using Promarkers and having cut it out used two strands of embroidery thread to buttonhole stitch around the edge. This brought back memories of my father's sister because it was she who gave me all her threads when she was nolonger able to carry on with her embroidery work.
   Originally I was going to then use denim from an old pair of jeans to use as a backing, but I could not find a piece sufficiently large enough and usable because then I thought that it would look like a patch. Instead I found some papers that were given away with a magazine sometime ago. These I matted and layered onto core'dination cardstock and white card. I then finished the card off with card candi and a sentiment.

   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Lili of the Valley - male or sporty
   Ooh La La Creations - father's day/male
   Crafty Little Fairies - spots and stripes
   Passion For Promarkers - one for the boys/men
   Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes
   Digi Sketch - for the men
   Papertake Weekly - for the boys
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - father's day/for a male
   Catch the Bug - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - a cute one for dad
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Oldie But A Goodie - father's day/masculine (old thread and papers)
   Hobby Cutz - father's day/masculine
   Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
   Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
   Animal Friends - hobby
  Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Fantasy Stampers - for the boys
   Delicious Doodles - stitch it!
   Tuesday Throwdown - special man
   The Pink Elephant - father's day/masculine
   Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes


  1. fab card, love the stitching
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  2. I love all those little mice playing with the pots - another fab design for our 'For the Boys' challenge over at Fantasy Stampers. Thanx for sharing and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  3. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Hobbycutz this week.


  4. Super cute card! Totally love the stitching you have done around the image!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  5. Supersweet busy mouses and love the colours and patterns of the papers. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

  6. So cute, love the stitching! Thansk for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Delicious Doodles

  7. Fabulous Design, thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  8. What an adorable card, I love that sweet image, those mice are certainly busy! Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie

  9. Love the image and the memories it brings! GREAT card, thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week ;)

  10. so gorgeous.fab sweet image and i love your fabulous vibrant colours.
    Thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  11. This is fabulous and that blanket stitch must have taken ages. thanks so much for sharing with Crafty Little Fairies and Good Luck!! Sarah

  12. Gorgeous card, adorable image and fabulous detailing. The stitched frame looks wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  13. SUPER cute card! Love the little mouse! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  14. Awe...Sweet card! Fun layout and that stitching is great! Thanks for joining the June Anything Goes Challenges at Catch the Bug!
    Lyn (GDT)

  15. Beautiful card thanks for playing at Fantasy stamper hugs Sandra dt xx

  16. Sweet card, I love the stitching around the cute image!
    Thanks for playing along in the Father's Day/Male challenge at OOCCB!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. Fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  18. Fabulous card, I adore the stitched detail what a lovely touch

    Thank you for entering our 'Male or Sporty' challenge, good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley