Monday 4 April 2011

with love from a wee mouse

I was sort of making this little 4" square card for the Penny Black Saturday blog sketch challenge, but couldn't fit a sentiment on it where it's supposed to be, instead I just stamped onto a little Quickutz tag and tucked it under the ribbon. It was a dead quick card to make, the little mouse from the clear PB Every Which Way set stamped then cut out with classic oval Nesties - more oval than looks in the picture - and matted with a scallop oval cut from textured grey card then 3d mounted onto the card for extra interest. The background paper is from the slate colourway of Kim's digi Cottage Collection and I added the white line and pricking faux stitches around the edge. The embellishments are little bits from my stash and the gem hearts are Papermania from my local craft store. I've coloured the little mouse with pale grey shades C0, 1, 2 & 3 plus RV10.

I'll enter my card anyway, but I also remember seeing a challenge to use black and white plus one other colour, but forgot to write it in my book .. .. if you know which one would you let me know please so I can link up to it as well.

Thank you to Kat for letting me know that the challenge over at Penny Black at Allsorts is for black and white + one.


  1. This is really pretty Annie. That little mouse is adorable.

    PB at Allsorts is Black and White plus one other colour. I entered one there.

    Kat xx

  2. Hey Annie, what a CUTE little card this is!!! I love it!

    Dutch Tulip

  3. Just devine and loving the added colour just perfect with these hearts!! Chanelle xxx

  4. Lovely card Annie,the little mouse is so cute.The hearts are fab.
    Sue xx

  5. So gorgeous card Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Hey there sweet Annie!! :) What a cutie pie image!! I love this mouse looking up at the hearts and of course your layouts always rock!! Thanks for sharing this!! HUGS

  7. that is stunning Annie, love the elegance of the papers and the super sweet image!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  8. Cute Annie, simple and elegant.
    hugs Dorte

  9. oh this is so sweet love the monochrome with those cute hearts
    Lisa x

  10. Beautiful DP, lovely design and oh so sweet image. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Lesley

  11. Aaawwww cute, cute, cute!!! Love the monochrome look with the splash of colour :)

  12. Hi Annie

    What a cute little card .. .. the little mice are "probably" my favourite from Penny Black (but then next week it might be the hedgies LOL!!).

    Love what you have done here and your sentiment tag is a great touch.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  13. A very sweet card Annie and love how you have aded the sentiment to a tag.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  14. Love the sweet PB mouse, gorgeous card.

  15. This is such an adorable card Annie. It does not look like a "quick" card. It is so neat and well laid out. You have coloured your image beautifully and the touch of Pink finishes it off well. Just perfect for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Thank you for sharing it with us and we hope to see you again next month.


  16. This is a very elegant and cute card, fabulous details and papers for the sweet mouse image.

    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  17. Awww so sweet just love those little hearts.


  18. just adorable annie.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  19. Oh! So SWEET and cute.
    Hugs, Sandra

  20. What a sweet wee mousie, I love the simplicity of this card, the red heart gems are a perfect foil against the greys and the textured scallop layer adds just the right amount of added interest.


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