Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blueberry Delight

I got some new House Mouse stamps and I couldn't wait to ink them up and so you know you'll be seeing a lot of House Mouse and House Mouse friends cards in the next several weeks. I just love these little critters. And look! This one is eating a blueberry tart, very similar to the tart I made a couple of weeks ago. YUMMY!

The House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge site posts a new challenge every other Monday and the latest challenge is to create a faux grid background on your House Mouse card. I've never done this before but it was very easy and I think makes a super looking embossed background. The way I accomplished my grid background was using my scoring tool and my papercutter grid. If I had a scorepal or one of the new scoring boards that are out I'm sure the measuring would be faster, but I found this to work easily for me.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampabilities Blueberry Delight HMUR1068 and Papertrey Ink Handwritten Notes for the sentiment
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Whispers Archival Starry Starry Night blue, imaged colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! blue and Papertrey Ink white and craft
Accessories: Nestibilities Octagonal and scalloped octagonal dies, lace, ribbon and buttons from my sewing box stash, a little dimensional glaze on the blueberries to make them shine and a tad of pink stickles on the mouse's ears and nose.

Oops, our sun just went behind the clouds and it is snowing hard again. Perhaps I should get out the blueberries and lemons and make another tart.

Bon Appetit!



  1. LOL...this card just makes me smile! He is so adorable, and being a little piggy in the blueberry tart! This is gorgeous Jennifer!!

  2. Nice work! Sending some sunshine your way.

    Kat in Florida

  3. Super cute! Great HM, and the ribbons are fun.

  4. Oh wow, I love the colours and that image is so cute Jennifer. Lovely card.

  5. Adorable! I have blueberries every morning for breakfast--this makes me think of that!!!

  6. Adorable, love the blue ribbon laced through the white. As always Jennifer your coloring is fabulous.

  7. Wonderful coloring on this darling image...I have this stamp and it has not seen ink yet...thanks for the inspiration!

  8. So sweet.... MORE STAMPS!!! I shall challenge you one day to take photos of your crafty area and show us how you store that many stamps!! Love the scoring. I got a Scorpal for Christmas so I'm still learning all it can do. Great tool.

  9. Very nice, Jennifer. I always enjoy your HM cards. LOL

    Here's an oddball thing about me though, I don't like blueberries, so to see this guy compltely indulge on this thing gives me a good chuckle!


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