Sunday 1 July 2012

Dipped in chocolate and Christmas house mice

What is it with the British weather,yesterday morning,hail,rain and then sun. Boy did it rain ,the heaviest sheet rain I've ever seen and great bits of hail, the garage is soaked but luckily the house is ok, unlike for some poor souls.
Now if this fun image ,house mouse unmounted sheet called dip ,doesn't raise a smile ,well you just don't have a sense of humour. When the set arrived I couldn't stop chuckling at it and I had the perfect inkadinkadoo sentiment to go with it.I used brown gingham card by pinflair, I do love gingham. Coloured with pro and copic markers and an organza ribbon and bow to complete the look.

challenges entered :
everybody art : monochrome brown
Tuesday Alchemy : furry companions
Tuesday Throwdown : gingham
my mums craft shop : favourite stamp (well who could not love this)

Made my first Christmas card of the year. The house mouse unmounted set from Joanna Sheen called mice and cosy. The knitted things look very Christmasy with some stickles glitter. I pack my Christmas stash away til sept usually, but I found a poinsetta and used a backing paper and insert from my new house mouse cd rom.

challenges entered :

merry Monday : followed the sketch and Christmas theme
secret crafter : Christmas
The squirrel and the fox : Christmas in July

well the jobs are done,apart from the everyday stuff, nice feeling. I got the carpet shampoo-er from church yesterday and washed all the down stairs carpets,nice and fresh but I can still smell the horrid gloss paint.
Next week we can relax and enjoy a few days out ,if the weather decides to behave.
enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy crafting. janex


Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Jem,love the

downrightcrafty said...

oh these are gorgeous lovely Christmas creatios, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

Beryl said...

I'm rally loving all your house mouse cards Jane. I do think the sentiment on the first should read 'All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate - and is willing to share it! - now that would be good.
Hope you get some good weather and some nice days out.
Beryl xx

brenda said...

Two great cards Jane and I love that chocolate sentiment.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Fleur said...

Fab cards
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Dipped in Chocolate is :) so adorably cute..and did put a big smile on my face..and your sentiment was so perfect..glad you have you it was by. Love your cute little knitting prepare for Christmas warmth mouse..

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Sehr süße Karten.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Wendy said...

What an adorable Christmas card! You can't go wrong with using House Mouse stamps for any occasion! Love those cute little guys! Super sweet card & I love your sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Lesley said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for joining in at Merry Monday!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Jane, love those images they are so cute. . . now, chocolate. . where did I put it!!
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh two gorgeous cards, fabulous colouring, i luv the top one that image does make me smile, sue,x

Notes by Nina said...

Your cards are so cute, the images are adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

BlackLissi said...

Two really adorable cards! I love House Mouse images! Funny sentiments too!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

pinky said...

I love them both Jane but there is nothing like a chocolate mouse to whet the appetite lol.

Emily Lauritzen said...

Mmmmmm....chocolate! Your card is adorable and absolutely correct! :-) Thank you for joining our gingham challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
<3 Emily

Lisa Jane said...

oh these two are sooo cute .. i love the chocolate sentiment !
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous cards, love them.

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love House Mouse! Glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

Shannon White said...

OMGodness! Just Love these little cuties! They just instantly make me smile! 8-) Both are just Super Sweet creations! 8-)


cheryl said...

oh gosh these are gorgeous cards Hun and the papers,and detail is just amazing,bless you for following my blog hope too see more of your beautiful work and adore your poodles Hun I am a massive dog lover and yours are so cute hugs Cherylxxxx

Sheryl said...

I love HOUSE MOUSE and these two cards are ADORABLE and FUN!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Heather said...

Hi Jane, this is delightful, I love your papers and the sentiment is perfect for that adorable finish....your bow is stunning!!!

ugs Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us the Everybody Art challenge.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Your cards are so adorable. Such sweet sweet images. You did an amazing job. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Alchemy.



Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

So very cute the cards that you have made! Thanks for sharing them with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


Narelle Farrugia said...

I'm loving those cute little mice for a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

coldwaters2 said...

These are such fun and so cute Jane, I love them both.
Lorraine x

Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

Very cute!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

Jill said...

gorgeous card love the cute HM images and your colouring is beautiful thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Francesca said...

Wonderful creation
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter challenge this week
and good luck!


MagsB said...

This year we seem to be having every season in one day, and I'm finding it so annoying! My house is full of drying washing because I can't put it on the line outside - if I do, that guarantees a downpour!

Lovely cards, as always! Your colours and papers are just right for those House Mouse Meeces! So simple, so pretty!

Also, thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Tracey said...

Awww, how very cute. I'm such a sucker for the House Mouse mice! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight for our Christmas in July challenge. I hope to see you there again soon.