Saturday, 21 January 2012

Allsorts Challenge - Needles and Pins

Good Morning Everyone,

Sorry that I missed last weeks Allsorts Challenge, I have been a bit poorly.  What a week this has been, very busy! Wednesday was a double workshop day at the shop we were using the new Cheery Lynn dies, there is only one word to describe these - gorgeous!!!  Everyone was blown away with how delicate the dies cut and the results that you can get from just one die.  Thursday Karen and I had a trip over to Sleaford to spend the afternoon with the Salvation Army Craft club.  What a lovely group and everyone enjoyed themselves. That brings us to Friday.  To finish the week I had a Create and Craft show which went fabulously well.  I had a great lineup of products, as ever,  from Jayne Shasky to the gorgeous HouseMouse Craft stamps.  Which brings me nicely on to my card for the Challenge.

Now, if that doesnt make you smile! You really cant help but love these gorgeous little characters and how fabulous they are to colour in.  On this one I have used Pro-markers.  the background papers were taken from the Haberdashery collection by Joanna and these are available on her website.  This is a great pack with a lot of useful A4 pieces to play with.  I have also used Tim Holtz sewing room die to embellish further.  As you will see I have faux stitched around the edges of everything that can be seen and finished off with Vintage photo distress ink. 

I really hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it, colouring in House Mouse designs always makes me feel happy.

Please leave a comment and let me know if you too love these cute little characters.  I love to hear from you.
Bye for now and enjoy a lovely weekend Jo xx


  1. This card is GORGEOUS Jo,
    Chris x

  2. Stunning card as always. I love these mice and you are really doing them a grand job. Hope you are feeling better now and have a good weekend to you all
    x catherine

  3. Morning Jo

    I never gave HM stamps a thought until I saw what you wrote ans of course lots of them are just as you lovely creation prove.

    Thanks for a great theme this week and have a good weekend and a bit of R&R after your hectic week.

    B x

  4. Absolutely love these little mice,,so darned cute and the card is so much fun,sue x

  5. Welcome back Jo, watched the Joanna sheen hours ( hope she is better soon ) and I loved the new House mouse stamps they are so cute and useful for all occasions. Well Done on the upside down card :) , it must be so stressful crafting on-air.
    Love this card...cute
    Elaine W

  6. Hi Jo
    recorded you on c/c watched you today,glad it all went well. which one of us hasn't done an upside down card? Love the card and the Tim Holtz die.

    Carol at Henlow

  7. Love this card Jo - the details are just perfect. Thanks for a fab challnege theme this week.
    Debs xx

  8. Adorable... I collect the House Mouse them all! Great to see you on Create and Craft lucky I don't work Fridays! Carole Z xx

  9. House Mouse are great, I don't usually do cute but who can resist these. Beautiful card Jo. Sorry I missed the show but I hope to see you next month in person.

  10. A stunning card Jo, love all the layers. Thanks for a fab challenge.
    Big Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. Hello Jo
    Love the card Jo as yet i have not got any of the house mouse stamp but i think that will have to change very soon soooooooo cute

    Pauline B

  12. This is just so cute, I love the house mouse image and the patchwork effect that you have created. I hope you are feeling better
    Lindsay xx

  13. Fabulous card, I love the house mouse stamps. I hope you are feeling better.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. I hope you a feeling better. Your card is gorgeous! House mouse always makes me smile too xx

  15. Hope you are better now Jo! Love the card...I'm a huge House Mouse fan & couldn't resist ordering this stamp when you were on C&C :) Hugs Carole Z xx

  16. Hey Jo...Coooeeee!!!! I can't believe I've only just realised you're up and running here, lol. Hope you're well.

    I'm hoping to get to the shop soon...I have pennies burning big holes in small pockets, lol.

  17. Hi Jo
    Glad you are up and running again. Loved this challenge and your card is fab with the lovely House Mouse Stamps.
    See you soon
    Maria x