Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mrs Eyebright

   My daughter says if I see a mouse image I will buy it. So her birthday card had to have a mouse on it, didn't it? I hope she likes it.
   I don't often make DL cards but as soon as I saw this stamp I thought DL. It is from the Autumn set of Brambly Hedge stamps from Crafter's Companion UK. I coloured it using Promarkers but used a little of the Spectrum Noir pencils on the mouse's clothes. I also used glossy accents on her eye and the blackberries.
   I didn't want to use patterned paper as I thought that would detract from the image. I therefore framed the image with core'dinations cardstock, drawing and cutting the frames by hand and making the yellow aperture slightly smaller than the orange. I used black peel offs to edge the orange aperture. I attached the image and frames together and wrapped black ribbon round the right hand side before attaching all three layers to the base cream card.
   Using Tattered Lace dies I cut the twirled leaves and words from mirri card. I coloured two Color Me Crazy flowers using Promarkers and layered these together using a card candi for the centre. I also attached three card candi to the ribbon.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - use autumn colours
   Our Creative Corner - picture inspiration
   Animal Friends - golden autumn
   Bearly Mine - autumnal colours
   As You Like It - favourite season (autumn because it is the most colourful and both my children were born in autumn)
   Sweet Stampin' - the great outdoors
   Delicious Doodles - the colour of autumn
   Creative Moments - anything goes/fall colours
   Crafty Ribbons - birthday
   Crafter's Companion - autumn


  1. This is so sweet and a perfect stamp for an autumn inspired card. Thanks so much for playing at AYLI!! Sarah

  2. Love that image (reminds me of one of my favourite childrens books)!!! And you have coloured it beautifully! Such a lovely autumnal card!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner!

    Claudia x

  3. Eine zauberhafte Karte. Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  4. Ohh ist die süß. Ich bin hin und weg so gut gefällt die mir
    Hab ganz lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Animal Friends
    Grüßle Vanessa

  5. Oooh, this is adorable. Very beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  6. Beautiful design and gorgeous Autumnal colours Mary, absolutely perfect for our theme at Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in and sharing your lovely work with us.

    B x

  7. Love the colours! Fab outdoor card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  8. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  9. Very cute!! I love that scene :) Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week xoxox

  10. What an absolute cutie! And such lovely colours too! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  11. What a beautiful card and a very sweet image. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

  12. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Moments this week, good luck and hope to see you again xx

  13. How cute is this mouse? I'm sure she'll love it. Wonderfully done. Perfect for our Bearly Mine Design's autumnal color challenge - Thanks for playing along!

  14. Cute, cute card :-))
    Love the stamp and all the beautiful colors that you used for it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us on the Bearly Mine Challenge this month!
    Hugs, Andreja

  15. Gorgeous creation, I love mice and this is a wonderful image, I need it LOL. I too will buy any stamp with a mouse on it. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. super sweet card! thanks for joining us at BMD