Sunday, 3 March 2013


Hi there my blog friends and a special welcome to Asmah my new follower!  Thank you all so much for popping over and checking out my little blog planet!

I found this little card whilst I was clearing out a basket with some cards in it.  I know I haven't shown it before and..... it is a House Mouse stamp!!!  I just love this little mouse's tum tum!  It reminds me of my super hubster who, incidentally, pulled in Sainsbury's yesterday!!!  Apparently a 'young' lady asked him if he could help her by getting "The Lady" magazine from a high shelf -because she couldn't quite reach it!  He does come in useful for that sort of thing, being 6' 3"!!!  When he passed it to her she thanked him and then said that she thought he smelled really nice!!!!!   Of course I was thinking ahhh bless, he still has it.  Then he tells me he would have been a toy boy!!!!  I am still guffawing at this final revelation!

The image is one from a set of House Mouse stamps that I bought from Joanna Sheen.  The dark coloured diecut is a Spellbinders die (I found the diecut in my stash and can't remember which one it is - ooops).  The HM stamp was stamped on a piece of white Neenah card and coloured with my Promarkers,  I rounded the corners with a punch.  I had some gorgeous lace in my box which looks very much like Torchon bobbin lace (something I used to make) but this piece was made on a machine. First of all I tinted it slightly with some Distress Ink (think it was Antique Linen), I glued this underneath the die cut and added three flowers with button middles!  You can't see from the pic but there is some Stardust glitter on the petals and the cake icing - which is pink by the way although it looks lilac.  Weird or what??  Sorry that the details are a little sketchy but this was made a while ago and I didn't make notes at the time.

I do hope you like it - if only for the cute little mousey!  My stash is slowly - very very slowly - being put in the new cupboard and on my four new shelves!!!! Yay!  I have cleared out some drawers so far but I really do have to do this in stages because my back isn't so good.  I have found loads of things I had lost - lol - and I even found two Spellbinder dies in the other cupboard!!!

Big hugs to you all


I will be entering my card into the following challenges - 

A Gem of a Challenge No 69 -
Catch the Bug Challenge -
Crafting for All Seasons No 46 -
Crafts and Me Challenge No 122 -
Digistamps for Joy Challenge No 61 -
Natalie and Amy's Challenge No 7 -
One Crazy Stamper Challenge -
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge No 109 -
Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge -
NanaVic's 4th Challenge -


  1. A CUTE card Susie and that stamp is a cutie and fab you found some lost stash, feels good to find our things again. I normally do after I've purchased the replacement! toy boy, hubby still has it then...xx

  2. I think I need Graham with me when I do my Sainsbury shop too!! Being not quite 5ft 2ins I really struggle to get things from the top shelves. They don't cater for us littlies do they Anyway, good for Graham - he hasn't lost it!!! But I digress - your card is lovely. I love the house mice and yet I've never had any or made anything with them. On of these days... Enjoy the rest of the weekend. love and hugs from Christine xx

  3. Marvellous card Susie. Isn't it funny how the camera changes the colours. I also have a big problem in the supermarket since I am only 5 foot - so I have no chance with the top shelf or the back of the freezer.

  4. Hi Sue, that's so funny hun, at least you know he smells nice to everyone else too!!
    Love your card, the mousy is soo cute, super colours and flowers.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Morning Susie, lovely card, I like the buttons. I wouldn't mind a seet smelling tall toy boy! Try saying that fast. Have a great day.

  6. Beautiful card Susie, Sometimes I feel like the little moush, Compleet satisfield.{sorry for my Englisch].
    Gr Elly

  7. This is so darn cute Sue. Love the colours you have used. I would go to Sainsbury's with your man next time if I was you.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  8. Aaaawwww Super cute, I love the colours you have used and also your embellishments. xx Flora

  9. Oh my you make me chuckle!! had to giggle about Graham, but how useful to have him when shopping LOL..this card is so cute ..think the SB die is a labels one because I have it, you take care of that back young lady I know all too well what its like when the back goes I have missed your waffles you cheer me up everytime without fail..luvs you lots bud see you soon hugglessssssss Sue J xxxxxxx

  10. So, so cute Sue! LOVE the added sparkle on the icing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  11. What a beautiful card, I love the house mouse image, the icing on the cake looks yummy.
    Thanks for Joining us at Nana Vickie's Anything goes challenge at Lady Anne's, don't for get to leave a comment in the comment section on the Challenge blog , so you have a chance to win my image. Hugs Tania xx.

  12. Delightful HM card Susie. Coloured in really beautifully, and I like the sparkle on the icing! xxx

  13. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!

  14. Beautiful card, great image.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  15. oh this is adorable and i love the buttons in the flowers! Thanks for joining with us at "A Gem of a Challenge" and good luck :-)
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  16. Adorable card you made and nice touch with the glitter on the cake! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  17. Oh, what a sweet image, Sue! Love the lace and the flowers too! Beautiful card! Hugs

  18. Beautiful creation, love the soft colours & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xxx

  19. Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. What a pretty card and a great story :D Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's challenge and good luck.

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

    P.S. If you would like to go on a crafty weekend or a day break there are still spaces on the one I run yearly in October. For more information CLICK HERE

  21. Oh Sue just love this image, Joanna does have some super things doesn't she? Fabulous card you have made. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  22. Hi Sue, I'm having a catch up - been so busy at work and in craftland that I haven't managed to get around blogland much this week. I love this card, it is so cute! I have this stamp too - one of my favourites! Carole Z X

  23. Hi Sue, very cute card. Love, Lena

  24. What a great project, very cutet!! Thanks so much for joining our March Anything goes at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

  25. This is such a cute image & you did a great job of coloring it. I love the lighter color on the tummy! Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's - Vickie's Anything Goes Challenges. We hope to see you back again soon. Hugs~Patti PS. If you comment on my card at Vickie's Anything Goes Challenges you win a chance to win the image!

  26. Good Morning sweetie....

    Wow this is gorgeous....

    Huggles ♥ Pops x x x


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