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Thursday, 6 March 2014

House Mouse Easter - Thursday 6th March 2014

Hello Friends,

I'm afraid my posts will be short for the next week as I am too busy actually crafting, finishing off projects for the Craft Fair on 15th..the good news is that I have a few days off work next week to use up my holiday.

Today's card is a little House Mouse Easter card..this is a House Mouse  wooden stamp I've had for a long time and love it for the hen (of course!)...I love the little meeces tucked in the warmth of her feathers.

I decided to make this little 3D Aperture card - to be honest I have heard this type of card called so many things, that I'm not sure of the exact term!

I stamped the image and coloured with Promarkers, then  I cut the actual image out from it's background. I printed some wood effect card from a Pink Petticoat download and used this as the back of the card, adhering the hen and mice to it with 3d foam pads, then I added some raffia to the bottom for her nest.

For the front I measured the card and cut an aperture with a Spellbinders scalloped oval die. I then made an accordion fold in each side (see below) to create the depth. 

To finish I added another little stamped mouse on the front, stamped eggs and die cut flowers. The sentiments are also by Pink Petticoat.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X

I would like to enter this card in the current House Mouse and Friends Challenge:

HMFMC #164 Anything Goes


  1. Brilliant. card Carole, is that one of your "hens" the mice a cosied up
    Love everything you have done on this great project.
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xx

  2. Another beautiful creation, I really love those flowers!

  3. I never see a hen, or image of hens, without thinking of you Carole. This is a great image, but you just can't go wrong with housemouse can you? Flowers are super. Hugs Christine xx

  4. Carole what a fab card, hens are great, I love watching them just going about the garden, and house mouse images are so cute. Hazel x

  5. Carole, This is amazing. I've not seen that image before but I just adore it. It just made me smile. You did a terrific job on this card. I know what you mean about trying to get to everything. I usually have to put off posting in order to actually craft also. My other love is cooking and that takes up a lot of my time also. We need more hours in the day. Thanks so much for joining us here at House Mouse & Friends this week. Try to find some time to rest.

  6. Gorgeous card Carole! I love how you have him roosting in his nest, just perfect! ~Diane

  7. fantastic card love it .melanie

  8. I am so glad you found time to make this adorable card! Such a sweet image, and you have done such a beautiful job with it!

  9. What a sweet image! I have never seen this one : ) Your cards have the most amazing workmanship! I really love all the details. BRAVO!! : )

  10. Carole this is fabulous I just love it....


  11. Hi Carole, I love, love, love this card. The colouring of the hen makes it look like she has 'real' feathers and is just incredible. I love how the little mice are just peeking out too. The embellishments are wonderful too. I hope you get all your lovely creations finished for the craft fair when you are off next week. Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Beautiful card Carole! Lovely.x

  13. Oh my Carole - this really made me chuckle! They all look so cute but I especially love the middle mouse under the hen - a tad in the dark, just like me most of the time!! This is so cute, I love it.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  14. Wonderful Easter scene you have created, Carol- this image is new to me.
    Thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at HM&FMC this time,
    hugs Dorte x

  15. What a lovely Easter card, great 3D effect & the cute image is just perfect..

    Thanks for sharing at House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall..

    smiles Christine x

  16. Love this stamp too, have had it a long time. Beautiful color work. The designer paper leaves go perfectly with
    this fun card too. Thanks for joining us for the house Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.