Friday, April 8, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Birthday Card

Hi, Friends.....

You know me.....why enter a challenge early when you can "squeak" in with a last-minute entry?  lol...  So I made this fun birthday card using my Stampendous House Mouse - Gift for Kitty stamp that I recently bought.  So cute!!!  

This is the last day for entering the House-Mouse / Stampendous Challenge & Blog Hop where they ask us to use both a House Mouse image and a stencil technique. I used my Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow stencil for a confetti background by "painting" (rather imperfectly!) through the holes with Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Blueprint Sketch, and Twisted Citron.  I think it just screams "Party!!"  :)

Other supplies used include:
Happy Birthday sentiment from Waffle Flower - On My Mark stamp set
Versafine Ink - Smokey Gray
Faber-Castell Art-Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
Crayola Watercolor Pencils
Mixed Media Paper
Adhesive Rhinestones
Coredinations Cardstock

Scraps for matting and sentiment panel

Thank you for your visit today and for your sweet comments. They encourage me so much! I hope you are getting ready for a lovely weekend!!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. House-Mouse / Stampendous Challenge & Blog Hop - Use a HM image and a stenciling technique
2. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #5 - Furrything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
4. Mod Squad Challenge - What's in Your Background?

5. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 223 - Use Snippets
6.  Word Art Wednesday Weeks 224-225 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
7.  One Crazy Stamper April Challenge - Anything Goes
8.  DL.Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
9.  Crop Stop Linky Party #14 - Anything Goes using product sold by CS (I used Distress Ink)
10. Penny Black at All Sorts April Challenge - Birthdays
11. Amusing Challenges - April Showers (of confetti...!!)
12. Little Claire's Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
13. The Paper Girls Challenge #101 Mixed Media (I used Distress Ink and watercolor pencils) 
14Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Monday - Inspiration Piece  (I was inspired by the skyscrapers and all the tiny cars and people...I could imagine a ticker tape parade with bits falling down all over my confetti!")
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 139 Inspiration Piece (image) 


  1. This is so very sweet!
    Take care!

  2. Great image and wonderfully colored. The background isperfect for the image. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

  3. Hi Jan is super cute image love the colourful splatter design very creative..

    Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. .

    Smiles Christine xx

  4. great card love the vibrant colour theme, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    hugs Kate xx

  5. Brilliant card Janis! Ha, I reckon that little mousie could be dicing with danger though :))

    Great to see you in the Playground.


    Di xx

  6. That's very cool and I love your new stamp :-) Super background. Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges :-)

    IKE x

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  7. Cute--I like the festive and colorful background. I had hoped to enter but didn't have chance to create this week.

  8. Such a super cute image and I love the background. Barbxx

  9. What a sweet image, especially for a cat lover! Great background too, love the bright colors, very creative. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your card with us.


  10. The stencil back ground you created is fun and festive. I love the image of the big cat and tiny mouse. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky.

  11. Janis what a super sweet and beautiful card

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  12. Hi Janis - cute card! I love the House Mouse ... sadly, I don't have any stamps (just sticky pads & memos from eons ago!). So happy to see you at PCC ... I've been entering there the last few weeks now & I am really enjoying it.

  13. Oh my - I do love House Mouse too! Thank you so much for entering this into my Splish Splash Amusing Challenge - it's so cute!

  14. What a fabulous card! LOVE how you used the stencil to make it so festive! Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

    Snoopy ​♥

  15. Awwww, love this cute little birthday card, and how clever of you to turn the falling snow into confetti! That mouse/rat in the top photo looks just like one that my son caught yesterday in a humane trap and released down by the river. Of course, I doubt that my cat Teddy would share his food with a mouse, but your sweet little birthday pals are adorable.

  16. Gorgeous card Janis, such a cute little image.

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Dorte x

  17. Hello Janis! What a colorful, bright and happy House-Mouse make. Fab stenciling too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC for the special Blog-HOP! Good Luck! :)

  18. Oooo am loving all of those fabby primary colours and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x


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