Friday, December 23, 2016

Love and Joy - House Mouse challenge!

I made this card just for fun, not for an assignment or any obligation... it's been a long while since I've done that, and it was relaxing and fun. I have a short lull between projects, so I'll take it! I'm entering this card in the current House Mouse challenge, HMFMC# 231.

I used an unmounted House Mouse image that I purchased from Joanna Sheen - she isn't carrying the line any more, but they're sometimes available on ebay.

This was my first time coloring the image, and I loved adding the little details - I stamped it on a 4-inch Art Square from Inchie Arts, and used QoR watercolor paints to fill in the scene. The sentiment is one of mine, available from Impression Obsession. The banner die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Once my envelopes and packaging arrive, I'll be having a big card destash sale - one of my goals this year is to purchase a wide format printer so I can begin doing my art prints on demand instead of ordering away for them. This would open up a lot of possibilities for me, maybe even including some watercolor kits and classes in the new year... so a fundraiser is in order to make that printer mine! I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, take a peek in my store - I have more pendants to choose from!

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Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh Dina, so glad you had time for crafting fun. Your card and coloring are amazing!

  2. How darling. Your colouring is done to perfection. This is a very cute House Mouse stamp. Happy Holidays.

  3. WHAT AN ADORABLE IMAGE Dina! Why do they do that? Make such a FANTASTIC IMAGE & then, just quit having it available??? You did SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB on this!!! ENJOY your down time! ;)MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ;)

  4. Dina this is gorgeous also your colouring.

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

    Gr Karin DT Member

  5. Dina this is fabulous...I've never seen this image...I LOVE it!! Your design and colouring are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...good luck and hope to see you again next challenge!
    Take care,

  6. Gorgeous card Dina, the image is adorable and I love the colors and how you did the background, absolutely fabulous coloring, LOVE IT 😍

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

  7. Happy New Year Dina! Was so happy to see you playing along at HMFMC! Thank you for joining the FUN! Miss seeing your beautiful work! I love your amazing coloring of the mousey and the details on this design for a lovely House-Mouse Xmas Card! Its rich colors and depth are incredible! :)

  8. Congratulations, Dina! Please email us at to claim your prize for winning with this darling card over on the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog!