Thursday, 26 May 2011

Book Mouse card

I love this little mouse, he's working so hard! I've had him for ages, but haven't inked him up since I've had a blog and a camera!

He is by The Greeting Farm, and I think he must be no longer made as I can't find him anywhere :( Anyway, I was going to enter this into the Anyone for Anya? challenge, where I got the great sketch but I'd better not - never mind, it's an excuse to make another card for that challenge!!

One challenge I will enter is Cupcake Craft Challenge - well, with a name like that how can I resist? Their theme is 'Bookworm' which as an ex-Librarian I think is brilliant!

To the card! Papers are Funky Hand (dots) and Nitwits (I think, I forgot to label it.) I used an ABC embossing folder on brown Bazzill card, then went over it with sandpaper to show the blue core. I found the card with the pawmarks in my scraps box, punched out flower shapes and gave them several coats of clear embossing powder with a sprinkling of glitter on one layer.

The spots are stickers from Paperchase. I glittered the edges, and the scallopped nestie has dots of gold liquid pearls. There's also a smear of red liquid pearls on the mouse's feet to show that he's stood in some ink and that's why there are footprints on the flowers!!

This card is for my daughter's colleagues at Waterstone's in Bishop's Stortford because Sir David Attenborough is going to be signing books there at 3.30 on June 10th!!! Isn't it exciting?! In the morning he'll be at some unimportant village called Cambridge before visiting B. Stortford. All welcome!!

With which shameless plug I will take my leave. Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Shale, Putty, Lipstick Red, Crimson, Lush Green, Emerald, Royal Blue, Indigo, Cool Grey 1


Faye said...

Hi Mags, so glad you found us, so we could find you! This is such a fun card and really embraces our Bookworm theme. I've had a little sneaky at all your cards, they're fab. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. Hope we see you again. xxx

Donna said...

Cracking card Mags, this lil mouse is so sweet and such a heavy load he's carrying too! Perect papers and perfect colour combo...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Mandy said...

Hi Mags,
I love the sweet image and your papers are lovely..Thanks for your lovely comment and visit...
Mandy x

melsanford said...

Fab card! Such a sweet image! I love that embossing - really effective :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous Mags, love it.

Sheila said...

TY for your comments! Lovely card using such a cute image! Fab papers - so glad to see you like Funky Hand too! Sheila:)X Bit beter weatherwise today yea? :)X

Liz McGuire, said...

Hee, great card. How heavy do those books look!

Liz x

Mel said...

Aww super cute!
I agree he is working really hard! Just love it! The colours are perfect with him!
Hugs M xxx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

How gorgeous is your image .. .. and the patterned flowers are great.

Lovely to see the Funky Hand papers too!!

Hope you have a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Mags! The image is so cute and I love your papers! Great embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

CraftyC said...

Love your card Mags, fabulous image!