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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Good morning blog friends,

I hope you are all well, thank you for visiting my blog, it really does mean a lot to me to know you have stopped by and I love reading all your comments. 

I have been busy in all my spare hours this week, trying to make the last few Christmas cards, whilst also making non-Christmas commissions..goodness there seem to be a lot of people getting married this Christmas!

Today I thought I'd post a bit of humour! This is an unusual card style for me...I love House Mouse, but am not keen on decoupage. However, at Christmas we have to make a lot of cards and much as stamping is my first love, it does take quite a bit of, we can't get all the HM designs here in the UK, some you would only use once a year anyway; so it made sense to buy the lovely Project books that Joanna Sheen has brought out. I don't need to decoupage the images if I don't want to!

Having said that, this image is from a sheet I had in my stash - I cut out the framed base image and chose just to add one layer on top to give the topper some depth. I  matted and layered an A6 blank with green card and then some paper from stash. The image is matted and layered on gold and then green card. I tied the bakers twine around the side of the top layer before mounting and then added a bakers twine bow and a greeting, The greeting is a washable by Clevercut, which I inked with a little Spun Sugar.

For a final touch I added some holly. This card is going to my friend in Italy who also loves the House Mouse images!


  1. Hi Carole. The house mice are so cute and your card is lovely. Sometimes you need shortcuts when you have loads of cards to do. Bet your friend in Italy will adore this card.

    Wilma x x

  2. A really cute image Carole and a great card. Your friend will love it. Christine xx

  3. Oh Carole .... how cute!!

    Your image really made me smile. Especially the mouse with the berries over his eyes. Tee hee!!

    The only part that didn't make me smile was the bit in your post where you wrote you are "trying to make your last few Christmas cards". Does that mean you are nearly finished making them for this year!!! I wish I could say the same .. .. I still have loads to do for other people and haven't even started mine yet! Eeeeekkk!!

    Have a good day Carole.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Carole, this is wonderful! It really made me smile this morning. Lovely, your friend will love it!X

  5. HI Carole.....your card is so adorabl just love these little mice, your friend will love it and it will make her smile


  6. Hi Carole, I do love House Mouse and I think this has to be my favourite image - ever! It is just so sweet and so appropriate for Christmas. Thank you for making me smile - your card is just beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Hi Carole - I've got this gorgeous image in a stamp and I love it to bits. Then again I love all of HM designs. Like you I'm not fond of decoupage (in fact it's a bit stronger than that, I loathe it with a passion - at least if I had to do it that is). But this is so cute and it makes me smile - widely! The little piece of holly and berries just adds that special touch!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx