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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Jumping for Joy! - Thursday 3rd May

Hello Friends!

Today's card takes me back to my favourite little crafty creatures..those darling little House Mice. I am building quite a collection of these stamps, thanks to Joanna Sheen introducing us to them some time ago now.

This is one of my most recent acquisitions and I think the reason I like this one so much is because I like having a 'play' with the jumping mouse!

For this card I decided on a twisted easel design: I die-cut the shape using polkadot card and Spellinders Grand Labels 23 and I covered the base of the card with a lightly patterned paper from stash. I also cut another Labels 23 in this paper to tidy up the back of the easel.

The image was stamped using Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. I cut out the images, separating the jumping mouse. I also stamped the sentiment and another 'mouse in a thimble' image from the set and  coloured him with Promarkers and cut it out.

I took a  white Jellyroll pen and drew faux stitching around the base of the card and the die cut. The pincushion element of the stamped image was placed on the die-cut and fixed with 3D foam, leaving a gap in the centre that is sealed off to prevent any sticking. I taped a strip of strong acetate to the back of the jumping mouse and threaded this through the all you have to do is move him up and down like he's jumping!
A button tied with bakers twine and some stitched ribbon was added to carry through the sewing theme and the little mouse is the card 'stopper'

Thanks for stopping by!
Carole X

I'd like to enter this card in The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge:


  1. fabulous twisted easel, and love the bright colour, with a fabulous image choice, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - hope you will join us for our next challenge too
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. This is so much fun! I spotted it on the House Mouse Blog and had to come here for a closer look! Fantastic.

  3. I do like this style of card Carole! Good luck with the challenge!x

  4. Carole, your bright fun card is so cute! Love the color and the twisted easel.
    Lots of cutting going on here, but well worth it, turned out awesome!
    Thanks for sharing your card with us and joining the challenge this time at
    House Mouse and Friends Monday. Great entry.


  5. Gorgeous cute creation Carole love how you animated your jumping mouse..very creative..great papers & colours fab take on an easel creation..

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  6. Great creation!
    Love the colors!
    Good Luck at House Mouse & Friends!

  7. Gorgeous card Carole :-) the images are just sooo cute and the colours ad details are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
    Mousey Hugs
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Thank you for all your lovely comments and I was so delighted to have won a prize! I will definitely be entering again, Carole X

  10. How cute it is this card? Very nicely done...You did a great job with the twisted easel technique!

  11. Gorgeous card Carol ,where have I been ?, you have made so many ...... Hugs Elaine