Sunday, 8 September 2013

Some cute little mice

Hello all and I hope that your weekend has been going well?  After plenty of rain on Friday and yesterday, we've got bright sunshine this morning so I suppose I should make the most of it!  The garden is looking somewhat shabby - after all the summer flowers, etc., have started to fade and disappear, it all starts to look a bit sad!  So I suppose I should really get the wellies on and head out to do battle while the sun is shining - but I confess that I'm feeling a bit weary after this first week in a new job and, to be honest, would rather slouch about on the sofa but I don't think there'll be much chance of that!  We had the usual gathering of teenagers (although as my daughter and her boyfriend are now 20 and 21 I don't think technically they are teenagers any more lol) and the usual feeding of the troops - goodness knows how much our food bill will drop once they've all left home!  But I'd rather be short on cash and have them all here - I've a horrible feeling I'm going to suffer terrible 'empty nest' syndrome when they all pack up and wave 'bye bye'! But I'm not thinking about that yet!

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog and this one is a lovely easy one - 'Ribbons'!  We'd love to see your crafty creations with some ribbon on there somewhere, but don't forget that if you want to be in with a chance of winning the £15 voucher for Joanna Sheen's fabulous online store, you need to use a Joanna Sheen product in your entry!

I've used a gorgeous House Mouse stamp 'Autumn - Berries'

I've coloured the image with copics and promarkers

I've added some glossy accents to the berries - but sadly, it doesn't show up well on the pics! 
The papers are coredinations card and Teresa Collins. I've added some die cut leaves using Spellbinders 'fall  foliage'.  The sheer ribbons are from Joanna Sheen. and the charm, little wooden peg & button are from stash.
Hope you like it! 
So get all your ribbons out (well, I daren't do that as I'd never see my desk again - I've got a bit of a fetish for ribbons and buttons.....) and join us for the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - animal antics
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Brown Sugar - animals
Wags n Whiskers - ribbons and bows
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - cute n cuddly critters


  1. Love those mice, they're so cute and goodness those berries must have taken you an age to colour, they look really good. I love adding touches of glossy accents to stuff too, but it's soooo hardto get it to show up in pictures. I know what you mean abut ribbon, I'm constantly in need of tidying up my ribbon box lol!. Have a great Sunday :) xx

  2. Wonderful colour and design Kim.

  3. Stunning card Kim! Love the colours you've used and that paper is gorgeous. Fab image, lovely layout and really great embellies.xx

  4. This card is so cute.. Great to have you joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck

  5. Great card Kim and that peg is fab!! Know what you mean about the garden but it's raining here so no chance today!! x

  6. Fab card Kim and it just makes me smile watching those silly (but cute) little mice trucking off with the berries! Beautiful papers and great die cuts too.

  7. Such a cute little trio. The design and papers are gorgeous and I love the leaf dies.
    I have some info on my blog that you may be interested in reading.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Awww gorgeous card Kim made me smile :) I love house mouse huggles hun Sue xx

  9. This is gorgeous Kim, adorable image and fabulous detailing.
    It sound like you love having your children at home as much as I do. I am dreading it when mine leave home. My eldest starts Uni next year but hopefully she will go to Sussex which is a train ride away.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the day
    Sue xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the added leaves and other embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.
    Nancy CTB-DT

  11. This is a little gem Kim. Gorgeous colours and I adore those little meeces. Love the added leaves.


  12. Gorgeous, love the cute inage and great embelles, that charm s fab. Thanks for playing at CLF and crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer so please hop over

  13. Great card Kim. I must save some pennies to get some house mouse images.
    Love the colours on this card. Thanks for sharing with us at CLF
    Hugs Kelly

  14. Awhh! The cutest of cute image! FABulous colours too.
    Make the most of them whilst they are still at home lol...It really takes some getting used to when they leave the 'nest' x

  15. I think you can see the glossy accents on the berries, they look very juicy! A fab autumnal card.

    Susan x

  16. A gorgeous card Kim. the image looks fab and I love the colours, perfect!
    Lorraine x

  17. Adorable and so gorgeous Kim, love the colours.
    Wendy xx

  18. Gorgeous card as always Kim, I loooove those rich autumn colours! Sooo pretty! Those mice are just so cute :D

    Tags xx

  19. Awww, your little mice are adorable, and love your autumn leaves too! Plenty of those down in my garden, but I'm afraid I had a nice crafty weekend and the leaves are still there, along with all the blooming weeds!!

  20. This is so adorable!!! Love the little mice and perfect colours! TFS

  21. Lovely card, the house mouse range is so adorable, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge and good luck.

  22. love the rich colours - very seasonal - need to pick some soon for a crumble ! xx

  23. Gorgeous card Tilly, the image is adorable and you've coloured it beautifully, I love the shine on the berries :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  24. Love this! Those berries look so yummy and I love the way you used the ribbon. Sweet card Kim. Hugs!


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Kim x