Hello Mousie fans!  I haven’t made a House Mouse card in such a long time!  There’s a new HM challenge blog on the block too, run by my Sparkles boss, the lovely Shaz, so I thought it’s about time to stop procrastinating and get back into the craft room again!

Shaz has a simple theme for their first challenge of Anything Goes, and the lovely guys and gals at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge want us to use a stamp that hasn’t seen ink before.  I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve got a number of HM stamps in that category!  So I looked through them and decided to use One Mouse Band and make something happy and Springlike, as it’s nothing like Spring outside yet and I’m definitely not happy about that!

I coloured my image with my Prisma pencils, adding the Inkadinkado sentiment on the side before I started to colour.  The papers are also having their first ever outing although I’ve had them for a while.  The yellow floral is from Provocraft and the green is from a Melissa Frances 6×6 pack.  I used purple gingham ribbon to cover up the join.  The three fishtail/pennant strips were cut by hand using two DCWV scraps from the scrapbox and a little piece of the yellow floral.  My only embellishment is a few gems in three of the corners, so quite a clean and simple card for my first foray back into HM.

I based the card on the current sketch over at Sketch Saturday too.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank form Michaels ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White ~ The Paper Company Lilac
  • DP: Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen 6×6 pack ~ Provocraft Yellow Floral
  • Stamps: Stampabilities One Mouse Band ~ Inkadinkado Sending Wishes clear set
  • Ink: ColurBoxQ Wicked Black ~ Memento Sweet Plum
  • Embellies: Purple Gems from Michaels


House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Ink Up An Unused Stamp

Gruffies & Guests ~ Anything Goes

Sketch Saturday ~ Current Sketch

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (the stamping card and two bits used for the pennants)

Cute Card Thursday ~ Warm It Up

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Use Patterned Paper

Wags n’ Whiskers ~ Anything Goes