20 July 2017


A little mouse sharing berries with a little chickadee in a lovely wintery scene is a joy shared.

This card features a House Mouse and Friends stamp on Kraft with PrimaColor pencils, Graphic 45 paper, and a Kaisercraft sentiment.


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Putting It Together

I decided to do a bit of coloured pencil on kraft for this project. 

Following a tip on a video I watched recently (sadly I don't know which one so I can't give credit), I stamped with VersaMark on the kraft panel.

I got out my PrismaColor set and, with tiny flicks, I added the fur detail for the generous mouse.  I was rather happy with how the mouse was looking so went on.

I coloured in the rest with the pencils.

The plain background was bugging me, so I tried using a stencil with pencils to add in clouds.

I had limited success with clouds in the background but did add snow to the tree branch (added before the clouds, actually, but I missed taking a picture). The light blue and white background does have a wintery feel, but I'm not 100% pleased with it.

While looking through my stash of patterned papers, I went to my lovely Graphic 45 Christmas papers. The stripes of one made me think of the challenge sketch for YNS so I decided to use that layout.

I used foam mounting tape to give the strips dimension.

Inside, I used scrap from the strips and stamped a sentiment that was fitting to the image.


House Mouse and Friends: Lets Get Some Berries
Your Next Stamp: Sketch
Creative Moments: Christmas in July
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas: Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas extra: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes


  1. I really appreciate the pictures of each step, what worked for you and what didn't, and your descriptions of how you created your cards. I know from your blog that I can attempt to recreate this card (it will turn out differently, but I know how to put the elements in now). Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  2. You did a great job on this card. I love the image. We get the chickadees here and it would be fun to see a little House Mouse fedding a friend. Really cute! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Bunny DT.

  3. Gorgeous card and you just got to love those mice. Your Mousey project with this cute image is perfect for our challenge, hope to see you again .x {aNNie} GD for House Mouse and Friends

  4. Beautiful Christmas card Rijacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 342 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

  6. OH how sweet, loving the image and your colouring on Kraft card.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  7. Adorable mousey image awesome colouring on the Kraft card gorgeous take on the chall theme

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

    Smiles Christine xx

  8. Such beautiful Christmas card, warm and sweet. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

  9. Sweet pair of adorable critters...love your card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

  10. Adorable card. Thanks for the step by step. Thank you for joining in the Anything Christmas challenge at CHNC Extra for July.

  11. Beautiful color work, love the little scene on the Kraft paper too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  12. So adorable..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx


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