Sunday, 21 August 2011

Nice Iced Mice!

I know, I'm a rubbish blogger. My goodness what have I been doing? And where have the days gone? (Abducted by Aliens again I guess! I can never remember anything when that happens!) It didn't help that I thought yesterday was Sunday and today is Monday. Is it Monday!? (Lyn checks calendar on computer and then her phone...) It's Sunday! Happy Sunday! (of course, if you are reading this on Monday, happy Monday too!!)
At last I managed to get a little House Mouse card done, luckily no one is waiting for it.
Now, talking about Nice Iced Mice... I'm sure I've told you this before, but my Nan (a long time ago) told me that (look away if you're squeamish) they used to boil mice up in sugar water, until they were all nice and sugary, and you could hold their tails (like sticks) and crunch on them like a candy bar. (bones and all!) and this is where they got the idea for the sweet sugar mice you can buy these days...
Was she telling fibs? Did I just dream that up? I don't know, anyway! I'm hoping there's another week to go on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, and that it's still fruit! And that I'm not too late for Simon Says Stamp challenge, who wants to see food and drink!
Here's my little effort.. I've made another easel card, so it would fit into the I Love ProMarkers Challenge, using this cute little mouse, cooling down in a iced lemon drink. I always seem to pick green when I use a House Mouse image. Must try and next time! (Something tells me that'll never happen...but never say never!)
As you can see, I couldn't make up my mind on what colour backdrop to have for the picture, black (which is a hat box) or the cream (which is a pillow case)
Coloured with Promarkers of course, I've added Papermania self adhesive stones, to the flowers and card, whereas the white daisy chain ribbon, from stash, I added Anita's tiny gems fixed on with dots of PVA glue. (Not easy!) The wire beaded swirl was part of another topper I've had for years, I just pulled it apart and fixed it behind the bow.
The freebie Papers I used are all by Pink Petticoat 'When life hands you lemons..' And you can download them HERE (link also on side bar) or HERE
My printer has just run out of black ink, so the little black dots in the flowers don't show up, but I quite like it like that, and... maybe it's just my new(ish) printer or the lack of black ink but the pistachio green is 'limey-er' too, and matches very well with my lime green ribbon! I also added Stickles Glitter, but you can only see it on the very last little picture here. I added it to the ends of the ribbon as they'd started to fray, and my hand slipped, and suddenly there was glitter round the edges and on the flowers and down the side of the glass!
The Font is a freebie, it's called Adorable and you can download it HERE or here or just Google the name.
That's it I think. I have found a couple more challenges, so I hope my little mouse fits in okay!
New Followers Hi and a big {{wave}}} to Tamara Paddock (no link) and ...some one else...not out the back, but somewhere in the middle (blogger does that sometimes and muddles me up!) so I'm not sure who! Sorry if I missed you! Oh, hang on, it might be Mina at Pinkpuds?! I'm sure I would've remembered that name and seeing those fabulous cards! Pop over and say hi!
Thank you for stopping by!
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge-Let's Get Fruity
Simonsaysstampschallenge-food and drinks
Ilovepromarkers-easel card
(I've chosen diagonal; gems, ribbon and blooms)
Thestampmanchallenge-anything goes with summer colours
Anythingchallenge- Happy Birthday
Thepixiecottage-big on birthdays
(and or sketch)
Craftuscrazy-anything goes
Scrappyfrogs-time for some bling


  1. lovely card Lyn! Beautiful lemonade colour theme with lots of superb embellishment and details.

  2. Fab card great colours and the image is just so cute. Thank you for joining us at house mouse and friends challenge Gemma (GDT Aug) x

  3. O wow this is gorgeous, just had to click on the image to see it closer, it's beautiful. .. and I am also thinking your nan was telling fibs about the sugar mice ha ha :)

  4. Hi hun
    lol fabulous post did make me smile, i use to luv them sugared mice.
    Your card is totally gorgeous i luv the colours, awesome colouring, beautiful embelies & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope yo see you next time.
    Yep its sunday, lol. sue,xx

  5. Adorable indeed hun. Love the colour combo and cute meeces!!!!

    Hugs Ali x

  6. morning hun this is one,brilliant card oh just love those stamps and the color tones you have used are brilliant really lovely and fresh,have a great sunday hun or is it monday he he,hugs cherylxxx

  7. it's a cute card, but a gross story about sugar mice! Here in the Philippines I'm reminded of all the odd bugs they eat in the provinces, but I've never heard that they eat mice!

  8. love this card,you have chosen great colours to work with and i love the cute image!!,
    i think its a fab touch!:) i too am entering the i <3 promarkers challenege,
    whould you care to take a look?? thanks before, harry :)x

  9. Wow! Very zingy colours. Super card Spyder. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  10. Your card is lovely Lyn

    Hugs Jackie x

  11. Love the soft yellow of your card, and that stamp is wonderful, pretty coloring too. Flowers are so pretty all around the card. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Nicely done!


  12. Such a cutie mouse stamp. Your card is gorgeous. I really like these stamps. Going to have to make a start - soon!!

  13. This is just a fabulous image! :) Gorgeous card, colours and punches. Love the flowers and smashing bow too.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  14. Gorgeous card and so adorable, love its cute image and fab details.

  15. Gorgeous colors and layering Lyn! Such pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  16. Lovely card - lol at the sugary mouse - eugh!! Made a card using your lovely back to school mole - oh he is so cute xx

  17. lovely card. Every time I see House Mouse cards now I will think of sugar mice. Elaine

  18. What a gorgeous card Lyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  19. Hi Lyn cute HM creation gorgeous colour combo great take on the Fruity chall

    thanks for sharing at HM & Friends chall this wk

    smiles Christine x

  20. Super card, what a great, fun image you have used.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  21. A beautiful the green and all the pretty embellies with the cute image! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week:)

  22. great card,,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate

  23. Happy Tuesday Lyn ;o))
    Such a beautiful easel card, thanks for sharing!
    Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week @ I ♥ Promarkers.

  24. A gorgeosu card Lyn! and I love the image ;) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs from Anne

  25. Beautiful card Lyn love the image Hose Mice are so cute! Arlinex

  26. Super cute and I love the fresh colours. Ick on the sugar mouse though!
    Thanks for joining HM&F - come back on Monday for another challenge,
    Rosey x (Aug GDT)

  27. This is such a lovely card! I love the happy, summery color scheme that you used and how you've colored the main image. I sure hope I don't find a mouse in my lemonade in real life, though! Hehe. Too cute. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  28. Such a lovely card. Very cute image too. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man Fortnightly challenge and have a great day. Angela

  29. Such a lovely card. Very cute image too. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man Fortnightly challenge and have a great day. Angela

  30. Super card, what a great, fun image and great design and colours.Thanks for playing along with The Emerald Faeire Challenges,x

  31. What a great card. I love the green. Lx

  32. beautiful work! glad you could join us for the challenge

  33. Very summer and fresh. Great easel style card as well. Thanks for playing in the House Mouse and friends Blog challenge.

  34. This is absolutely gorgeous Lyn love that image of the house Mouse and what fabulous juicy colours, the flowers and ribbon are so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  35. Gorgeous card Lyn :-) this is definitely my most used HM image, very cute :-) Lovey design :-)

    I am sure that must be a fib ! ,, I can't imagine many things more gross !!ughugh :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  36. Lyn, if your granny told you that story I would have to wonder about her LOL! (kind of sounds like something my Mom would come up with!) Great fun with fun embellies too! Next week you should be able to tie in pink easily! Thanks for joining us again at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment


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