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Friday, 26 March 2010

Stitched Spring Penny Black Mice in Paradise!!

Ok... as you may have guessed by my title I am entering this card into 4 challenges! The lovely colour combo at Scrapmaster's Paradise, the Spring theme at Sweet Stampin, the sketch above at Penny Black and the Spring theme with stitches at the Shabby Tea Room. This is only the second challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room and the first entry for me. I really wanted to enter the first one which was a gorgeous colour combo of red, cream and pinks with a picture of a tearoom/cafe for inspiration. I had lots of ideas but no energy to tackle it. Blasted ME!! It so gets in the way at times. The pretty in Pink in the colour combo reminded me of soft spring blossoms, so my card had to have some flowers. I love this cute Mouse stamp and it fitted perfectly with the theme and the colours ('cos on other colour schemes you really can't have blue or green mice!!!!!) I have stitched around the Chocolate Chip background layer with pale pink thread and around the circle image (that was a challenge in itself!!) in brown thread. The scallop circle also has punched holes around the edge although you can't see them too clearly in this size photo!


Stamps: Penny Black Mice from Hugs Transparent collection, Penny Black greeting from Wonderful Day Transparent collection
Cardstock: SU Choclate Chip, SU Really Rust and SU Pretty in Pink
DSP: SU Tea and Crumpets
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Choclate Chip, SU Really Rust and SU Pretty in Pink Marvellous Markers and Watercolour Wonder Crayons
Misc: SU Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon, SU Pretty in Pink Striped grosgrain ribbon, Prima flowers and copper brad
Tools: Woodware 2 1/2" Circle and 3" Scallop circle punches, SU Piercing tool and mat, SU Papersnips, Tombow, SU Dimensionals, SU Glue Dots


  1. So adorable!! I'm happy you found your mojo and could join us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM!! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for us to peek at next week for our new challenge :)

  2. Cute card! That image is priceless! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  3. awww. love those little mice. I have a few of those stamps myself. ;)
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  4. OMGoodness! This is fantastic! Love those sweet little feet! (Great stitching too! ;o)
    Robbyn - SP Diva

  5. This is such a wonderful card. You did great with the colors!

  6. beautiful sweet card!!!
    I like the different color of the loop than the ribbon

  7. Aw - lovely little mice and some stitching too - very well done!!!!! Like the colour combo. Di xx

  8. Lovely card - like the mice and stitching too!!!! Lovely colour combo. Di x

  9. Such a cute card! Love that stitching and the mice are adorable!


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