Friday, 16 January 2015

This cheeky little mouse is all warm and cosy

It is so cold out at the moment that I could not resist this cheeky little mouse looking really warm and snuggled up in this mug. I bought quite a lot of House Mouse stamps last year but didn't do much crafting. Just after Christmas, while browsing the web I came across the House Mouse Challenge Blog and decided to have a go at their next challenge.

So here is my entry to HMFMC185 - Sketch or anything goes challenge. I decided to go with the sketch:

All the papers are from my stash, some of the edges have been inked and I mounted each piece onto dark brown paper. I stamped the swirl in the top right corner and added Perfect Pearls to it and along one of the edges.

The little mouse and mug was coloured with Promarkers. I used Cool Grey 3 and 4 for the fur and Soft Peach and Tan for the face. I touched the nose up with more Soft Peach just to show how cold it really is.

For the mug I used a combination of Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Caramel. Once everything was coloured in I cut the image out, rounded it slightly and used sticky foam pads to give a 3D effect. I then used a clear gloss to give the mug a shine. Cool Grey 3 was used underneath to give a shadow effect. Three pieces of Candi and a stamped sentiment (from one of the House Mouse stamp sets) finished the card off.

Here is a close up of the little mouse:

I have loved taking part in this challenge and its the first time I have followed a sketch but I have enjoyed it.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay as warm as this little mouse x


  1. Absolutely adorable! Beautiful coloring and fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy :D

  2. He's so cute , gorgeous cute card x

  3. Angela, this is gorgeous, the colouring is just beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous card, such a cute little mouse. Just hopping by. Lizzie xx

  5. Aw he's so cute. Fabulous card and amazing colouring :-)

  6. Love the shapes and layout you have used for this. Beautiful card.

  7. Well yes he certainly does look cozy...cheeky too!! Wonderful take on the sketch...beautifully coloured!! Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends challenge!!
    Take care,

  8. Awwww this sweet guy is having to get warm in a cup, great cute image fab take on the Sketch love the stunning pearl flourish embellie ..
    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall..

    smiles Christine x

  9. This is a beautiful card that little mouse is so warm and cosy. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs Jackie

  10. That's a beautiful creation, thanks for joining in the House Mouse Challenge, If you love House Mouse check out my blog candy! over at my blog Kato's Crafty Creations, Kate x

  11. Hi Angela....What a cute image....great layout and papers...Joolsx

  12. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and layout and love the cute image

    Lorna xx

  13. Sweet card, Angela. Love how you colored it up, beautiful, and the neutral colors look great on the sketch, nice mix of papers too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope you will join us again soon.


  14. Love the richness of these colors and your coloring. The fab bling for embellies and the glossy accents on the coffee cup are awesome. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining the fun at HMFMC.