Monday, 19 March 2012

Cute Mice

It's a glorious sunny afternoon here in Cornwall, so bright I didn't need to adjust the picture at all today! I made this 5" square card last week just for fun, and fortunately the Penny Black Saturday blog challenge is for this, that and the other - in other words it's an anything goes week so I can enter with it. The stamp is from the PB Hugs clear set and I coloured with my Copics, shades of warm greys for the mice, pink shades R81/83/85, plus yellow and greens I can't remember. I left the die in place after I cut out the image then inked around the coloured image with Aloe Vera Versamagic chalk ink, finishing off with Stardust Stickles around the edge.

Here's the card and it's wonky again, sorry! I've used a Marianne doily die LRO129 cut in green to mat the image then created the floral corner embellishment with bits from dies LRO106, LRO142, LRO156 & LRO112. The paper is a piece of magazine freebie from Nitwits and I used an old squeeze die to cut the corners. Now, seeing as I cut a doily for my mat I'm hoping I can also enter the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge this week too.

The digger finally turned up this morning and it's bigger than I was expecting - shouldn't take the builder too long to dig out the footings with that monster! Hopefully he will be here tomorrow bright and early .. .. in the mean time I'm clearing and stacking and tidying - so no chance of doing any craft for a while yet! Saturday was a bit of a down in the dumps day, I think I was over tired and in the end went to bed at 9pm - then didn't get up for 12 hours! I felt much better yesterday and after doing a supermarket shop in St Austell, went for a lovely walk in Kings Wood with hubby and the dogs. It might have been a bit much though as I'm feeling exhausted today, or it could be that I was reading until 4am - Par market had a stall of paperbacks for a good price and I got a couple by Will Adams. I read The Lost Labyrinth last summer, that was his 3rd book in the Daniel Knox series and it was ok - a gripping archaeological yarn! Now I've just finished The Exodus Quest, his 2nd in the series, and I have The Eden Legacy, his 4th to read. I still haven't read the first book in the series, The Alexander Cipher so will have to track that one down. As it's the same characters in each book it would make sense to read them in order just so you know how the relationships have developed, but it's not essential to the plot, although I think that I had better hold fire a day or two before starting the next one so I can catch up on some sleep.


  1. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. OMG, this is beyond adorable. That die behind the image is awesome. Haven't seen that before. AND you flourish and floral accents is stunning. Have a great week.

  3. such a gorgeous card, love all the die cuts and sweet image. Take care of yourself and make sure you get plenty of rest, I know it can be hard to do when you have a major project going on!

  4. Oh wowzer!! These mice are so sweet hun!! Beautiful coloring and design!! HUGS :)

  5. Hi Annie,
    A fab card and such a sweet image. Pretty paper and love that shade of green.
    Good luck with the workmen.

  6. Oh this is so pretty Annie - gorgeous sweet image and scrumy colours.
    Have a fab evening.
    Debs xx

  7. ooh i love the pretty colours .. that green is gorgeous
    Lisa x

  8. Hi Annie
    I love your gorgeous creation, pretty colours and a cute image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. What pretty colouring Annie and a beautiful design.

    So glad you had a lovely nights sleep so deserved it!

    Hope you are feeling much better today especially now the work has started.

    Love Chanelle xx

  10. Love your gorgeous cute card Annie.

  11. I also like the Will Adams books. You might also like Chris Kuzneski although they can be a bit bloody/gruesome. On The Third Day by Piers Paul Read is an interesting one too.
    Anyhow back to tamer matters - the soft green works beautifully with the greys of your mice & the colours of that daisy are particularly attractive - I think I've seen some with those deeper pink petals & the yellow flowerhead.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Very pretty creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week and good luck!


  13. Gorgeous card Annie. I'm in Spain at the moment back home in early hours of next Tuesday. Hope yr building work goes well. My kitchen was all finished before we left, such a relief to have the workmen gone!

  14. Beautiful in pink and grey! Your flower is especially prettily coloured. Hugs, Lesley


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