Saturday 12 December 2015

Easel does it!

Well I am quite pleased with myself as I have had a very industrious day today - a lot of cleaning, and washing done, and I have even baked some gingerbread! Sometimes a rainy old day is not a bad thing as it helps you to focus on stuff you have been putting off for a while. Added bonus was that I got my 10,000 daily paces in, without even leaving the house!

So now I thought I would have a quick few minutes to sit down and post something on my blog……here it is.

An easel card I made using the oh so sweet mouse from Wild Rose Studios, coupled with one of the fabulous Tonic wreath dies and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs of course.

This is actually quite a small card - probably no more than four inches in diameter, but I think it is quite a special one and I loved every minute of making it.

Here's a close up of little Mr Mouse, so you can really see his cuteness. It took me quite a while to get hold of this stamp as it kept selling out (not surprisingly). I think it was towards the middle of the year when I finally managed to get my hands on one.

So, as you can see, I have used a dotting technique to make the mouse look furry, whilst using light and shade to give the bauble a smooth and round look. Of course, this was crating our for glitter and, for once, you can see it sparkling away on this picture.

So, before I go to ice my gingerbread trees, here are some challenges that I would like to enter:

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x


  1. He looks so cute and love the colours. An adorable card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. A gorgeous card Sharon, love the cute image and pretty dies
    Lorraine x

  3. A cutie indeed and such a lot of detail packed onto such a small card. The wreath around the edge of the coloured image just finishes the design off nicely. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne D.T.

  4. So sweet and love the die you have used to make the easel..Hugs Lozzy x

  5. Great easel card and such a cute image as well! Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)

  6. Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Tammi, Craft Your Passion DT
    makememories4life {My Blog}

  7. A beautiful creation - thanks for joining us at Penny's this week.

    Helen x

  8. Such a sweet and lovely card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge.
    Greetings, Veerle DT - Addicted to Stamps

  9. Just calling in to wish you a merry christmas Sharon - very cute mouse on this lovely card! hugs Judith x

  10. Beautiful..Thank you for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles..And good luck..
    Merry Christmas

    Caz PD GDT xx
    My Blog
    Pennys Paper-Crafty

  11. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends too and Happy Christmas.

    Helen x

  12. Those wreath dies work perfectly with the easel card. Love the stunning contrast of the reds and greens you chose. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  13. lovely creation
    Thank you for joining with us at polkadoodle's Traditional christmas


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon