Mice are Nice

O’ it’s Friday and that means the weekend is just around the corner!  It would be great to have nothing on my schedule but I get to start the weekend off with the kiddos at Home Depot!  Yeah!  😀  Once a month they have a kid’s project day and I’ve been duly informed (by my own kiddos) that we *are* going!  I don’t know what we’re making – but apparently we’ll be making three of them!  LOL

The main image on this card is from Lili of the Valley and is the last of the set of pre-colored images I got called Mice are Nice.  It was fun to use these images and they made really quick cards too – this one will hopefully be used as a nice wedding card.  Thanks for coming by today!

Mice are Nice

I have another mouse card to show you using the Mice are Nice precoloured diecut sheets from Lili of the Valley.  These sheets are easy for when you’re tired of coloring and want to put something quick together – plus they’re reasonabily priced.  😀  This is the five out of six image from the sheet which I’ve shard on my blog.

The book I’m currently reading is called Wonder Struck by Selznick, who was also the author of Hugo.  Both books are a great combination of a short novel and wordless picture book – it’s brilliant.  There was a movie that just came out under the same name, Hugo, which was a pretty good adaptation of the book – that’s rare, but it happens sometimes.  I always find it thrilling to have read a book first before a movie was ever in the works – it’s like finding a gem and then later on having it confirmed as a good storey.  LOL

Mice are Nice

I can’t believe it’s not July already!  Not that I’m complaining, but there is so much going on but instead of whizzing past it feels like I’m trudging through it in slow motion!  It’s actually nice that it’s still May and that I haven’t falling too far behind on my duties… I suppose that means I need to get my bills done for the month.  LOL

I haven’t posted anything for a while – or what seems like a while – so I wanted to pop in real quick and share another card I made with the Mice are Nice diecut sheets from Lili of the Valley.

It’s Memorial Weekend here in the US and we have an extra day off from school and work – n-i-ce!  😀  However, this is also giving me a chance to work on some secret projects that I’ve had in the works.  😀  It’s going to be so exciting and there are loads of suprises in the future for Little Miss Muffet Stamps – so stay tuned.  In the mean time, have a great weekend!

Mice are Nice

Here’s another card using a pre-colored Mice are Nice image from Lili of the Valley.  These cute mice are helping with the gift wrapping – something I wouldn’t mind help with.  😀  Maybe they’re like the little shoe elves and can help me around Christmas time.  LOL  This is fourth card I made with the diecut sheet so I have two more to share through out the month.

I enjoyed using the burlap ribbon because it reminded me of a burlap sack that mice love to nibble on.  But that’s probably not the image you wanted to think of while looking at my card.  These are supose to be nice mice – remember?!

I’m using all six of these cards as a gift set and they look great together.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you’ve been inspired. 

Mice are Nice

Happy Mother’s Day!  Flowers seems to be the most iconic symbol for this occasions so I thought it would be perfect to post this card using a precolored image from Lily of the Valley.  This is still part of the Mice are Nice sheet and one of my favorites too.  These little mice are adorable and have been so very helpful.  LOL  Check out my card…

The weather lately has been perfect so I couldn’t resist getting a few tulips for my garden.  However, what I’m most excited about is finding out that Stargazef Lily flowers grow is our area!  It’s my favorite.  😀  They will be perfect outside with their strong fragrance and hopefully I’ll get those planted this week.  Ahh… now just where to plant them?! 

Mice are Nice

Looks like I have another winner to announce!!  Thank you to everyone who participate in the blog candy last week and you can check out the winner HERE.  But for the MiC blog hop we have another winner!  😀  I used random.org to grab a winner from my comments and that lucky gal is…

NAT said “Your colouring is fantastic, something to aspire to!”

Congratulations Nat!  You’ve won an image of your choice from the Make it Crafty Under the Sea collection!  😀  Also, everyone will want to make sure you go through the hop again and see the other winners too – we each had a prize along the way to give!  You can get the blog hop list from my original post HERE or jump to the MiC Blog to see grand prize winners.  Good luck!

The project I have today shows another pre-colored image from Lili of the Valley and has a wonderful pink theme to it.  😀  Who doesn’t like chocolate?  Well, I say that a little on the sarcastic side because it so happens there area couple members in my greater family that doesn’t.  Just impossible to imagine – yet they do.  Anyway, this is a chocolate card that everyone can enjoy…

Thanks for coming by to visit and I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!  I have school finals this week so wish me luck.  😀

Mice are Nice

Mice ARE nice, aren’t they?  Especially when they’re wrapping gifts and celebrating in your behalf such as these little mice are.  😀  And the best part about it was I didn’t have to do any coloring.  LOL  How’s that?  Well, I had ordered a sheet of pre-colored images from Lili of the Valley and they were perfect for a quick project!  Check it out…

The diecut sheet is from Mice are Nice from Lili of the Valley.  There are six images on the sheet and I used the basic layout for each of them and made a card.  So once a week I’ll post another card and you can see them all.  😀  Enjoy!

Carol Signing

Here’s a fun card I did for the Make it Colourful challenge where the theme is to have a single light source … aka a “Candlelight or Lantern.” This is one of the images I got last year and promised myself I’d use it this year! The image is Carol Signing from Lili of the Valley and I should have included a Make it Crafty chippie or something so it would count. LOL But alas… here it is anyway …

The background was created by flicking and blending in N0, N2, N3 and BG91, BG93 and BG95. All the strokes were towards the light and in the end I like how it turne out – looks like it really is shining. Then after the image was complete, I used a white gel pen and white acrlic paint to add the snow and highlights.

The card is pretty simple – just some DP and ribbon but the image was already busy enough to keep it’s own focus. This was a fun experiment and next time I think I’ll try to make the sky and shadows darker – or perhaps I’ll try a candle? We’ll see. I’m also entering this into the Lili of the Valley Challenge #120 (Creature Comforts). Hope you like this fun image and a happy early holidays! 😀

Update: My card was featured at Lili of the Valley for this challenge!

Me and My Cat

The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided and use a Lili of the Valley Stamp or Diecut Image. I used a precolored diecut image and sent it through the press to give it a fun shape and added the sentiment.

Here’s another card sample gone bad, but this time on the coloring. I had used Gina K. Pure Luxury cardstock and over saturated the face and hair which resulted in streaks and blotches. It wouldn’t be something I’d send in the mail so I swapped out the image for something else.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends – Saturday Sketch
Main Stamp #1: Me and My Cat diecut (LotV)
Main Stamp #2: Hope & Grace (TGF)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:

-skin: E27, E29, E8, E25
-hair: W3, W5, W7, W9
-other: YG61, YR17, YR68, V12, V15, G03, G17, R81, R83, B000, B32, 0

Teddy with Flower

The challenge is to use the color combination of red, yellow and orange. This designer paper had a mixture of red, peach and yellow with a bit of green that I used as a contrasting color.

Challenge: Mark’s Finest Paper – Challenge #12
Main Stamp: Teddy with Flower (LOTV)
Patterned Paper:
unknown scraps
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels

Copic Colors:
-bear: E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: R00, R02, R37, R39, G91, G93, G95, YR21, YR23, YR24