Monday, May 28, 2012

You have me in stitches

What's more fun (for me) to stamp than House Mouse and sewing themes?  Why, a combination of the two, of course!  Over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog we are midway through the current challenge #120 "Circles and Polka Dots and All ROUND Fun!".  You have until Saturday, May 26th to create a card using any House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamp and use the "Round" theme in some way for your card and post it on the linky at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.  Easy-peasy!  For my card I used a circle and scalloped circle Spellbinders die as well as liquid pearl dots, a round button and round pinheads. 
I wanted to attach a couple of straight pins to my card but I didn't want to pierce the cardstock, nor did I want sharp edges of the pin to poke the card's recipient, so I used a tiny bit of clear gloss accents on the end of the pins.  It not only covered the sharp edges but also adhered the pins to the card.  In real life it isn't very noticeable.  I was a bit concerned it would look 'gloopy-gloppy' but it doesn't.
Over at the Paper Players, this week's challenge # 97 is a sketch layout challenge so I used the Paper Players layout design for this card today and am going to join the fun and post it on the Paper Players challenge blog.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampabilities "Mouse Bounce"; sentiment stamp from Close to My Heart "Simple Stitches"
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark for the sentiment with white detail embossing powder; image colored with Copic Markers
Designer Paper:  The Thrift Shop Pad "October Afternoon"
Accessories:  Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies, machine stitching, Stickles glitter in yellow, red, blue and diamond, Glossy Accents clear dimensional glaze, white liquid pearls, and the pins, ribbon, button and piece of lace all are miscellaneous items from my sewing cabinet.
There is still time, if you haven't had the chance yet, for you to enter a card at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog for some fab prizes.  And if you post a House Mouse card with the theme challenge "Circles and Polka Dots and All ROUND Fun!" on card making galleries please use the keywords HMFMC120.

Until next time...




  1. Love it!
    I like the liquid pearls on the pin heads, also the way you've attached the 'real' pins! TFS!

  2. Gorgeous coloring and papers. Fab props so perfect for the image. :) LOVE THIS Jennifer.

  3. Oh this is just so beautiful, your papers are just stunning l do so like them and the layout is gorgeous as is the lovely HM Image so beautifully coloured too:)x

  4. Love this card - I'm so partial to the House Mouse :)

  5. I love your card! The image is adorable and your liquid pearls on the pins make them perfct.Congrats!
    Loly Borda

  6. OH. MY. GOSH.....I love every single little itty bitty thing about this card!!!! Squeallllly cute! Thanks for makin' my sketch look so darn good!

  7. Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) I just LOVE this image and the pins are a perfect touch :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. This is briliant,Jennifer. Lovely image and wonderful colours.
    hugs Dorte

  9. Hi Jennifer this cute guys are up to mischief yet again..I love the colour combo & the use of the pins great close up pic,..

    smiles Christine x

  10. Hi Jennifer, your card is so lovley and all the decoration with the pins, just great. Thanks also for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

  11. Love your card, Jennifer. That red is wonderful, pretty papers and perfect coloring. The sewing theme is right up your ally too.


  12. Super Jennifer! One of my fave images-and love your colors!

  13. This little mouse is the cutest thing! I absolutely love everything about him. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  14. What a darling little mouse and how clever of you to use glossy accents on the pins! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  15. Jennifer what a gorgeous card. Your coloring is perfect. So much detail to keep me looking at your card. LOVE IT!
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  16. these little guys are so cute, bring a big smile to my face!


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