Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Christmas Mouse Tradition


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge # 68 - Anything Christmas Goes

I know it's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas. At least according to my husband it is.

But speaking of Christmas. Does your family have any special traditions that they do? In my husband's family, they have a Christmas Mouse. The tradition of the Christmas Mouse was started by my mother-in-law. It was a way to gather the family back together. After all the presents were open and the kids wanted to go play with their friends. What the Christmas Mouse does is he brings out videos and books that the family can read together. You never know what part of the house the mouse will show up in or what time he will come out. But it is a lot of fun. That's what I've heard anyway. I mean we do have a Christmas Mouse. But we don't have children so our mouse doesn't have a chance to do anything. Or have any excitement around him.

Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 25th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used my We R Stamp Press. The press comes with 1 acrylic plate to lay your stamps on. But you can buy an extra plate. Which is what I do, I use 2 plates. That way I can lay the stamps out. Then I stamped the plate that had the Santa hat. So I stamped that twice, the first time onto the card and the second onto Post-It notes to create a mask. I then fussy cut the Santa hat. When I was done, I put the mask over the hat and then I stamped the little mouse and her piece of cheese on top of that mask. After that I colored the mouse in with colored pencils. And then I used a Fantastic tool and baby oil to blend the colors. When that was done, I brought out my alcohol marker to draw in the mouse's shadow.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Santa Paws
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Sunburst Yellow, Canary Yellow, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, 10% Cool Grey, 20% French Grey, 30% French Grey, Deco Peach, Blush Pink, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey

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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Another super card ! Cute image Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  2. Great CAS card and love the cute mouse.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  3. Another very cute card..Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Sweet card! Love the shadow you added to the mouse! Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S!

  5. Such a cute little critter! Thank you so much for all of the cards you made for our CC&S challenge this week!