Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cat and Mouse Games

House Mouse stamps never fail to warm my heart and make me smile. Ellen Jareckie, the artist who designs the stamps, has created a little world of critters who are all friends. She has other lines of animal stamps, but the mice are my favourites.

Each mouse has a name and a personality. Mudpie, who's shaking the petals from the tree, is said to be lazy, and has a notched ear, due to his brother, Maxwell, mistaking his ear for a piece of cheese. Muzzy, who's enjoying the rain of perfumed petals, is fuzzy and has really long hair. The cat? The cat is a Friend. Only the mice have names.

There are several stamps with the mice interacting with cats, grooming them, giving them treats, bandaging a hurt paw. As one who loves animals, cats in particular, I love seeing cats and mice being friendly. The House Mouse world is an animal Garden of Eden, where mischief is often on the menu, but never a Friend or Mouse.

I made this card for the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge HMFMC201. The current Monday challenge is Flower Power, or Anything Goes, as long as one of the House Mouse line of stamps is used. If you love the House Mouse critters, do check out the House Mouse and Friends blog.

Blossoming Friendship is the name of the stamp I used. I coloured it with Stampin' UP Water Color Wonder Crayons (retired) and Markers. The sky was sponged. It's an A2 (4 1/4"x5 1/2") size. Note: A base has been added to this card. It was originally a single-layer card, but I had neglected to note that the measurements of the stamp fit those of a 4"x5.25" layer, so I cut the extra bits and attached it to a 4.25x5.5 SU Blushing Bride base.

10 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for joining our Flower Power challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #201!

I always love the images with kitties! Lovely the coloring too...the pretty teal sky is gorgeous! How in the world did you make the journey from OK to Quebec...that's quite a change!


♥ Sue Kment

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for popping in! I wish I could speak something other than English...been around Spanish for 2 years and can just say a few things...I must be language challenged! LOL! Enjoy your night. I was just talking to a coworker about Quebec at work today...he is coming in Feb for vacation!

America said...

Fabulous use of this adorable House-Mouse stamp. Fab coloring and take on the *Flower Power* Challenge. Thank you for joining us at HMFMC. Good Luck to you and hope to see you playing along with us next time too! :)

Beth Brovold said...

Beautifully coloured...your background is fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends!
Take care,
Beth

Carol L said...

What an adorable card! I've never seen the kitty with the mice, but it's really cute! I Love that you enlightened me with the names of the mice too! I never knew those details :)

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, such a fun image and beautifully coloured.
Thank you for joining us at House-Mouse and Friends.
Pauline
x

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! What a sweetie this image is..FABulous colours and I LOve your 'sky'.
Chrissyxx

Christine said...

Super sweet image these guys are having so much fun...lovely take on the Flowers chall theme

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall. House-Mouse Designs®

smiles Christine mousey DT xx

Dot said...

Such a lovely colour combo for your cute HM image...great CAS card.
Thanks for joining our 'Flower Power' challenge at HM&FMC.
Dorte x

Sue said...

Awww, how cute is this card? LOVE the little scene with the kitten and mice, and you colored it up beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

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