Wednesday, January 15, 2020

House Mouse - Hello Spring

Hi, Friends......

I hadn't played with my House Mouse images for a long time, so I decided to get one out and make a springy card. I don't usually reach for complementary colors, but this sweet image with the chickies and crocuses just called for lavender and yellow. 

I used a leftover Easter egg dye background that had very subtle shades of yellow and orange and stamped my image on that. I decided to keep the sky completely uncolored, except for what the background already had on it.

Supplies used include:
Stampendous - House Mouse Designs - Sharing Seed
Waffle Flower - Welcome Spring stamp set
Tsukineko Memento Ink in London Fog
Spectrum Noir markers
Sakura White Gel Pen
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
Sheer lavender ribbon from my stash
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you liked my fun little card. The Meeces are always so cute!!! Thank you for stopping by.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #307 - Any HM goes w/ opt. Food &/or Drink
2. TCP January Challenge #364 - Spring Forward
3. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - AG
4. Virginia Lu's January Show and Share
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #422-423 - Anything Goes
6. Penny Black January Challenge - Make it Feminine
7. The Artistic Stamper January Challenge - AG
8. Craft Stamper January TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
9. The Creative Crafters Challenge #24 - AG
10. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #248 - AG
11. Let's Craft and Create Challenge #155 - AG opt Love is in the the Air
12. Creative Inspirations January Challenge - Something New or Something Old (I used an old background I made from leftover Easter Egg Dye.)


  1. A delightful HM creation in pretty Spring colours, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Make it Feminine' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. Sweet kitty pictures and lovely card in the pretty spring colours you chose

  3. Those photographs of the kitten and the chick are adorable, as is your fabulous card.

    Thank you so much for sharing in our first challenge of the new decade, and good luck!

    Crafty Cardmakers

  4. Your card is as cute as the meeces. I love the little chicks and the spring colors. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  5. Such a beautiful card! Love the cute image and gorgeous spring colours. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  6. AWHH How can a mouse be as cute as a chick ? I love House Mouse........Lis

  7. So sweet with the chicks and mouse.

  8. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    And: Thank you for participating in the HM prize on my blog here: Craftartista Good luck in the draw.
    Mia {My Blog}

  9. I want little chicken now! That's so cute image. Love your card.

  10. This is adorable! I love the colors you used; so pretty and soft!

  11. Super cute card Janis :-) the little chicks are so cute with their little mouse and the beautiful spring colours are so refreshing on a dull dreary day :-) Beautifully done :-)

    Love the pics of the kitten with the chick too, awww <3

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  12. A super Spring card and a lovely cute image and colours. Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

  13. Love this sweet image of the mouse feeding the chicks. Colors are perfect for this wonderful Spring card and coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. (cute pics of the kitty and chick too)


  14. Really cute Janis -love the lemon and lavender
    carol x

  15. A really cute card! Love your choice of colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  16. Lovely card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  17. Such a pretty springtime card and love the pictures of the kitten and chick. Thanks for joining our first blog challenge on Let's Craft & Create this year and all the best. Michelle DT x

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

    Gr Karin DT Member

  20. Cute card. Thank you for entering our challenge at The Creative Crafters.
    Sabina DT

  21. Hi Janis:
    What a sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I'm always delighted to see your sweet cards linked up with us.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. Goodness, I got so distracted by that oh-so-adorable set of images up top that I almost forgot to comment on this card. I always love House Mouse images but often forget to pull them out as well. This is such a perfect image for spring projects and what better card base than one of your Easter Egg dye backgrounds! Stamping the image in gray, rather than black, gives a wonderful softness that works perfectly with the pastel colors you used. Love this one!

  23. This is so sweet, Janis! Love your kitten and card! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!


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