Monday 7 March 2016

House mouse and friends Monday challenge

It's a beautiful sunny spring day here, such a change after last week! Mum was going to visit today, but the M6 is closed so she had to abandon that plan. Shame, as I'd tidied up the kitchen table in anticipation of her arrival! Still, it gave me a chance to do some crafting this afternoon and create a card for the House mouse and friends Monday challenge which has a theme of anything goes or Easter.
As you can tell I went for the Easter option. I printed off the decoupage from Joanna Sheen's CD rom. There was an Easter sentiment with it, but I think I accidentally threw it out when cutting everything out! I used Sue Wilson's ivy die too give the impression that they were wandering off into the undergrowth - not to cover up my iffy cutting out of the flower stems obviously. The flower embellishments I've had forever, I think they came from Lakeland when they sold craft stuff. The replacement sentiment is a lili of the valley stamp.
Ava is doing amazingly, her Mum shared a picture of her sat up in bed with sparkling eyes and said it was the best Mother's Day present she could wish for!


  1. So glad to hear Ava is doing well!
    What a beautiful card you've made. The decoupage looks perfect and that ivy die is so lush that I think I neeeeeed it! Right now. Hahaha.
    Sharon xx

  2. Oh, what a beautiful card! I love all the extra floral accents. It really makes the scene. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

    Snoopy ​♥

  3. A really pretty card. I love how you've positioned the animals so they look like they're off to play in the undergrowth! xx

  4. Hi Cara, a gorgeous Easter card, love the little Bunnie following the mouse into a secret hiding hole... Megan

  5. What a lovely bunny card Cara. It's really pretty and the embellishments look super. Glad to hear the good news about little Ava. Barbxx

  6. Good to hear little Ava is doing well.
    A super Easter card, love the wee bunny and mouse, they look like they're on a mission!
    On the upside if your kitchen is tidy and mum isn't visiting, more craft time! Every cloud as they say.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, hugs Erika. x

  7. What a lovely Easter card. Loving the little scene you created with the layers and ivy. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, and sharing your card with us.


  8. Hi Cara.....Gorgeous Easter the sweet house mouse image.....Glad to hear Ava is doing well...Joolsx

  9. Hi Cara.....Gorgeous Easter the sweet house mouse image.....Glad to hear Ava is doing well...Joolsx

  10. Awwww this is so cute lovely image & design nice take on the chll theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse and Friends Mon. Chall

    smiles DT Christine xx

  11. Hahaha my kitchen table only really gets tidied when I know we've visitors coming too ;)
    Fab Easter card ... great job with your decoupage!

  12. What a super card Cara !! Love all the ivy and flower detail !!

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    hugs Diane xx


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