Thursday, February 12, 2009

And another House Mouse




This one was made for the Monday House Mouse challenge this week - the theme of which is "tall and thin". This means a tall narrow card so I made mine wide and narrow LOL.

THe House Mouse stamp is called Nose to Nose in Flowers and is one of the original Stampa Rosa ones - I love it! It is coloured with Prisma pencils and marker pens and the fabric flowers have also been coloured with a marker.

Thank you Jane for the great idea of the ovals used with the wording. The punched hearts have been stamped with SU Sanded Background and the flowers have SU black brads in the centres.

Card: SU black, Old Olive, Blue Bayou and White, DSP Spring Break
Ink: SU Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Prisma Pencils, SU markers
Stamps: HM Nose to Nose in Flowers, SU Sanded and Make It Count
SU Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Kaisercraft flowers


My friends near Melbourne are safe from the bushfires but could see the fires north of them the whole time. 181 lives lost and another 80 missing feared dead at this stage. Forensic teams are slowly sifting throug the houses. While so many lives lost in Victoria as well as almost whole towns, livestock and wildlife, in north Queensland where the flooding is, livelihoods have been lost. Huge numbers of cattle have drowned or starved, cane and fruit growers have lost crops but of course that doesn't compare to loss of life.

36 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

Sooooooo cute - I'm a bit of a house mouse fan - and LOVE what you do with them!! I realy must pull the few out I have and ink them up!

Leigh said...

Oh this is just wonderful Jean. I love it. Absolutely fabulous.

Karen said...

Another lovely mousie card Jean! Who says you can't colour - it looks fabo to me!!

Karen
xo

Jeanette - said...

What a beautiful card! I love that stamp! I also love your hearts, such great texture!

gerda said...

That is so cute,you are a real artist.

stampinfrog said...

Ohhhh, this is soooo cute! I love the colors combo and your coloring of this sweet image is FANTASTIC!TFS
Thank you for the very sweet comments on my blog.I really appreciated them.
Hugs,Connie

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Gorgeous card!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jean, this is sooo cute! You sure a great at the House Mouse cards! Spectacular!

sarahw said...

Great card! Love the colors. I really feel for all those touched by the fires. Keep safe. Hugs, Sarah

W Y G said...

Great card! I love the effect of the stripey paper background.

my5bratz said...

thanks for leaving the gorgeous comment on my blog..and its actually raining here now!

your cards are ABSOLUTELY gorgeoous..I LOVE house mouse but only have "Little Nibbler" at the minute...maybe we should do an image swap ;0) lol

as to all thats going on at the moment in our beautiful country...while what has happened at both ends of Australia is desperately heartbreaking I must admit after the last couple of says I am more proud than ever to be an aussie with the wonderful show of support that the whole country is showing..

Great blog, I'll be back :0)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a cute HM image. I like your hearts and flowers.

Ann said...

Oh, this image is so sweet! I love the sentiment, too, especially the "100% true."

CREATE=FUN said...

very cute.

Michelle said...

Awwwww! This is so cute! I love your image and your coloring is wonderful! This is super cute!

UKMUMINUS said...

WOW this is a beautiful card, I am a house mouse fan too!!! my collection is starting to grow!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute!! Love everything about it!

RoseOhio said...

Jean your card is so cute! I love the House Mouse series and send my sister Eek mail all the time. Thanks for sharing!

Rose

linda said...

So cute!You make very cute cards!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and your coloring is fabulous! tfs!!

Scrapping Julie said...

awww. arent they precious. love the colors you used

Catherine said...

Never seen this stamp before! It so cute. I love your card

Heather Bradley said...

Beautiful card Jean, that image is so cute :0)
I am so glad to hear that your friends are ok, still its sad to contemplate all the losses.
**Hugs** Heather x

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so very swet....I luv this card! *~*

Bethel of Bethania said...

Love these house mouses ... they are just way so cute ... did you colour the flowers as well as they match so well ... B

Karolyn Loncon said...

Hi Jean! I'm so glad that your friends and family are safe from the fires!! It's so sad to see all the devastation and lives lost. Your card is darling - you're such a little rule breaker! Hehehe Have a great weekend!

Kylie said...

G'DAY Jean,
Both your House Mouse cards are so cute!
Love the hearts and flowers!
Take Care
~Kylie~

Janet said...

Hey Jean - I am so glad that your friends are safe from the fires!! I have been keeping everyone in my prayers and thoughts - it is so sad to see all the devastation and lives that have been lost in both the fires and the flooding.

Your card is so cute - you are becoming the House Mouse queen - you did such a great job on the coloring. I like the way you did the flowers.

Andrea said...

The House Mouse images are beautiful & you truly do them so much justice. This card is lovely!

Scrubbysue said...

Awwww..this is so sweet! Happy Valentines Day to you and I hope you have a great wknd. = )

Janet said...

Hey Jean - hope you are doing well today. When you get a chance, please visit my blog - I have several surprises for you.

Have a great day

Janet

Felicia said...

I really enjoy seeing your house mouse cards Jean! They are always so sweet. I'm glad to hear your friends are safe from the fire. I've kept those affected in Australia by the fires in my thoughts and prayers.

Kitty G said...

House Mouse are so cute. and you did a wonderful job with the coloring.

Sassy Crafts said...

I'm loving this card, fabulous. x

Chrissie said...

VEry nice Jean... I think you have done a great job colouring!

Julia Aston said...

I love the striped DP on this - it complements your colored image so well! fun long card!