And who doesn’t like cake?  These cute little Penny Black mice certainly look happy to be tucking in!  I made this card for my niece for her birthday in early May, pink is her favourite colour so this should go down well.

I coloured them with Prisma pencils as always, adding a little bit of Stickles and gems to the frosting, Glossy Accents to the candle wax, Stickles to the candle flame and Liquid Pearls to the dots on the kerchiefs around their necks!

The greeny backing paper is from Melissa Frances the flowery paper is MME from the Summer pack that free with a UK card magazine, and the darker green for the lace trim and the leaf is from a DCWV Christmas Stack, they were all edged with Memento Angel Pink ink.  I based my LO on the current sketch at Sketch and Stash, but I rotated it to better suit the rectangular image.

I have to say, I’ve always thought that sweet little mouse at the back looks a bit concerned that he’s about to have that candle flame blown into  his face!!  I also used a Martha Stewart Lace Punch and a Memory Box leaf die, some little pink flowers from Making Memories.  My sentiment on the front and the decoration on the inside are all from a clear Inkadinkado set called Birthday Cupcakes, haven’t used that set in such a long time!  I used Memento Rosebud and ColorBox Wicked Black for the stamping.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ The Paper Company Pink & Green scraps ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White Scraps
  • DP: Melissa Frances Kitchsy Kitchen~ My Minds Eye (scraps)
  • Stamps: Penny Black Cheesecake Party ~ Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Memento Angel Pink & Rose Bud
  • Embellies: Glossy Accents ~ Stickles Cotton Candy & Fruit Punch ~ Liquid Pearls White Opal ~ Making Memories Flowers ~ Gems from Michael’s
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Memory Box Fancy Flourish Die ~ Martha Stewart Lace Punch



Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Lace & Pearls (I used a lace punch)

Penny Black @ Allsorts ~ So Sweet

Sketch & Stash ~ Current sketch plus first inking of PB stamps, old Inkadinkdo set, scraps of DP

Pixies Crafty Snippets ~ Use Up Your Scraps (MME paper, pink & green card, stamping card)

Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Stampin’ For The Weekend ~ Anything Goes

LadyBug Crafts ~ Spring Is Here

My Mum’s Craft Store ~ Spring/Easter

Crafty Calenday Challenge ~ Animal Antics

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Mother’s Day/Special Girl (Card is for my niece)

Cute Card Thursday ~ Girls, Girls, Girls

Stamp & Create ~ Ready For Spring

Sweet Stampin’ ~ Mother’s Day or a Special Lady (Card is for my niece)

Simply Create Too ~ Animals