Sunday, 17 December 2017

The night before Christmas

Penny black have to be one of my all time favourite stamp companies, so when asked by the craft barn to make a Christmas card with mice there was no question I would use their stamps.

These ones come from a set called 'U R the gift.' I stamped them on four separate squares of card and coloured then with inktense pencils. If you haven't come across inktense before, you add water to them for a watercolour effect but they retain their lovely bright colours.

I wanted to add the text around the pictures so after some deliberation decided to hand write it on using fine liner.

I mounted the images on to two card blanks using 3d foam mount tape and then fixed those cards together for a concertina effect.

Look away now if you're squeamish around small furries, but by complete chance I ended up fostering my own little family of 'Christmice' 

This is sprout!


Penny black and more - cas
Penny black Saturday - Christmas
Simon says stamp Monday - winter/Christmas


  1. These are so adorable! I love how you made the mice the focal point and how they are colored so skillfully. They are filled with festive cheer and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Perfect creations for our CAS theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2018.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous creation,I absolutely love this, and I adore mice, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Awesome card - love the way you combined all of those sweet mice!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2018!
    Helen x

  5. Fabulous creation!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Penny Black and more!

    Happy New Year;-))m