Monday, 28 January 2013

House Mouse and Friends - Special cuts

Hiya everyone, 

I am a little late with this card (only about 10 minutes but still) as I've only just made it this morning.  I have had an awful week after taking one of my cats to the vet for blood tests on friday and on saturday morning my beloved Nan was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke.  We visited her yesterday and she doesn't seem too bad as she can still move everything and talk but she is almost 88 so anything like this is such a huge worry.  As it was the weekend, there was no specialist on so we haven't really been told very much.  Hopefully we'll find out more today.  We also have an appointment at the vets to discuss my little Toba's liver problem so I've had that to worry about too all weekend!  

Anyhoo, back to my card which is my DT card for the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge which has just started today.  The theme today is "anything goes with special cuts" which can be shaped cut card, die cuts or something else!

I very quickly opted for a shaped card as I didn't have a lot of time and decided to use this gorgeous fish stamp that I've had ages and never used.  I thought I could give it to the father in law as he keeps Koi so I thought he'd like it!  The images has been coloured with a combo of promarkers and flexmarkers and the papers are from the "Isabelle" first edition paperstack.
We have some fab prizes up for grabs from our amazing sponsors so be sure to check it out!

3 fab House Mouse Stamps donated by Team Leader America

 £10 gift voucher from Joanna Sheen

$10 Gift certificate
I will try and enter this into a few challenges later on.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Magnificient creation my dear^_^ Sweet image and fantastic colouring^_^
    Big hug,

  2. Hi hun
    gorgeous card, luv the soft tone to it, adorable image, great papers & design,sue,x

  3. oh Paula, sorry to hear about your nan and cat! I hope they both get a little betters soon! Thinking about you!
    Another beautiful card Paula, see you soon!

  4. a gorgeous card Paula - hope your nan is okay - it is such a worry when they reach such a fabulous age isn't it? Hugs Rachel x

  5. Aww this is gorgeous Paula, love the cute image.

    So sorry about your Nan I hope she improves each day, and your poorly Toba too.Sending you hugs.

    Hugs Julie xx

  6. Paula, I love this stamp and love how you colored it up and the paper layers too. Hope there is good news for you on both your Nan and your kitty today.


  7. I love this image and a gorgeous card considering your current situation, love the special cut a great choice
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Hi Paula,
    I love your interpretaion of "Special Cuts". I'm just loving your choice of image. The die cut shape and design are fabulous too. Gorgeous creation.
    Hope all goes well for your Nan and cat.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  9. This is so pretty, love the muted colours and image. Hope Pusscat and Nan are feeling better soon too.

  10. Gorgeous card Paula. The image is so sweet and I love the colours and shape.
    I hope both your Nan and your cat are better soon.
    Lorraine x

  11. Paula - this is gorgeous! I like the image too!

  12. Gorgeous card Paula :-) such a cute image and the shape is FAB :-)

    I hope your Nan and your kitty are doing OK ,, what a worry :-/

    Lols x x x

  13. A gorgeous card Paula, a great design and colours, your image is fabulous and beautifully coloured.
    I hope your Nan and Toba are both getting much getter.

    Heather xx

  14. Oh my-you have had a bad week. I do hope Nan is feeling better and well as kitty! This makes such a stressful time-I know-I have been there too! My best to you as well.

    Would never know you made this at the last minute girl-you make a great creation! ♥ Sue Kment

  15. Sending my prayers to Nan and Toba and hope they'll get better real quick. Your card is still pretty amazing for a 10 minute creation. This will take me hours to get done.


  16. Super cute card Paula, I love the shape... sweet image.
    Hope your Nan and Toba are feeling better.
    hugs Dorte

  17. This is so adorable Paula. The image is about as cute as they come and you've coloured and displayed it beautifully.

    Fingers crossed for your Nan.

  18. Paula I am so sorry to hear about your nan, hope she is doing better today. Hugs...
    Your card is so soft and pretty, made me smile.

  19. This is so cute and pretty, love the image and style of your card. Sorry to hear about your week and your nan. Hope she will be better soon xx

  20. This is a great card,such a cute image!

  21. A beautiful image, Paula! on a beautiful card! Hugs, Lesley