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Thursday, 6 November 2008

mousterpiece xmas

today i am showing 5 cards i have made, for my mum , who asked me to make some cards for her small art group she teaches once a week, so bought this fantastic stamp from house mouse.

i used the sketch on ismaki, turned it on it`s side to fit the image, fits in with the basic grey theme this week of "christmas" and on the house of mouse challenge they have a recipe ~"ribbon, 2 buttons, felt and a scallop edge!"

i used "mousterpiece makers" housemouse stamp, basicgrey figgy pudding~trinket paper, making memories felt flower and buttons, scalloped edged tag punch, snowflake brad, ribbon and xmas stickers from my stash. added alittle glitter ~does it need anything else???

had a great bonfire night, with the family ~the boys enjoyed the sparklers and no bangs fireworks (they don`t like loud bangs)~ just lots of coloured smoke and dazzle!! us ladies sat inside, watching with a nice warm cup of tea and chocolate cake~while the boys and "big" boys played outside!!!

just to say bev has some great blog candy up for grabs , please take a look ~

lewis went in school this morning crying ~oh dear ~teacher said he is finding all day too much ~well he is only 4 years old!! ~all the children seemed very quiet this morning ~hope he is ok!!(worry mum head on today)
enjoy your day, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards, fabulous image on them. Poor Lewis, I can understand though when my DS started school he could really only manage a 3 day week, he was exhausted for the other two.

Mu42800 said...

sublime carte
bizzz Mu

ink'n'rubba said...

what a fabulous collection of christmas cards you made with the cute house mouse! I hope Lewis is happier when you pick him up today - they are all probably tired after firework night! hugs, annie x

Angelo said...

Oh, I feel so sorry for your Lewis. It's not fun that they have to start so early with all the obligations. Kids should have more joy than being locked up at school! Life's hard.

Your card is sooo nice. I love the stamp you have used. House Mouse has so many lovely images!!

Have a nice day, Vanessa!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Sammi said...

oooh... what a wonderful stamp!! Loving these cards Nessy - I'm sure your mum will be thrilled!!!
Hope Lewis goes OK today!!

All Pink girl said...

Arr give lewis a big hug from me xxx my little girl is just the same xxx
love all your cards you have been busy ,love them ,Dawnxx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

What fantastic cards. I love House Mouse stamps, they are gorgeous. Hope your little boy is OK, it is so hard for them, they are so little to be at school all day. Should be home with Mummy having fun.

Take care,

Jo x

Anita Knits said...

Great card Vanessa, love that stamp - haven't tried a house mouse stamp as I'm a bit put off with all that colouring.

Hope Lewis is OK - hard when they go full-time, and it hasn't helped that half term was so late - mine are both really tired.

Haven't posted anything on my blog today, though I do have something to show - having fun and games with the Gas board!!! Anita

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow you have been so busy. Your cards are wonderful. x

Mephisto said...

great Work have You done!



You have been busy Vanessa and such lovely cards - clever you! hugs Linda x

a message from gillyflower said...

great cards gorgeous design
poor little lewis full time school is just too much for some little ones isn't it
i think they should allow the ones that struggle to build up their time as and when they can cope
hows aaron these days

Aija said...

Oh my, it has been such a hard work to colour all those detailed images. But it was worth it, they look brilliant! Well done Nessy!

Cathy said...

Such a fab image and stunning cards!! Love the papers and your interpretation of the sketch. Your colouring is fab, I find these images really hard to colour.
Cathy xx

Kristen said...

Beautiful cards! I love the mice stamp you used. It is so detailed.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards!! I bet your mom loved them!! Love the pattern paper, stamp, and sketch. Hope Lewis did okay at school today. Try not to worry too much!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What fun and beautiful cards!!!! The ladies in your mother's art group are lucky to receive such beauties!!! I love the image and the gorgeous colors you selected. You have definitely created some wonderful eye candy!!! I LOVE IT!!


Catherine said...

adorable :)

Macpurp said...

beautiful cards darl I love the stamp, must go have a look at these wee mousies!
do you get yours locally or online?
hope today is a better day for Lewis xxx

CraftyC said...

A super collection of cards, bet your mum is pleased!
Thankyou for Daniels Birthday wishes.


Kari said...

Gorgeous card! Great coloring! Love the image!!! Wonderful job!

fairymadjo said...

very stunning cards hun, you have been busy, jo x

Bev said...

Wowzers! These are faby hunny - love those papers and image. Brilliant

hugs Bev x

Els G. said...

Gorgeous cards! You've been real busy!

rosalien said...

Well you have been busy, those cards are great.:))And a lovely image.