Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Easter Blessings


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
HMFMC #313 Anything Goes + the option of SPARKLE
Unicorn Challenge #53 Furry Friends
Global Design Project #235 | Theme Challenge
Crafting Happiness Challenge #43 Anything Goes - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers #254 Easter
My Time to Craft Challenge #429 'Easter Cuties'
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #139
Simon Says: Spring Moodboard
The Paper Funday Challenge #16 Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Easter
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #206 ~ Easter/Spring

Today is the 2nd day I am participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring. Have you had a chance to play along?

For today's card, I started out by creating a mask for the mouse. Then I stamped it onto the card base. Next, I placed the mask on top of the image and stenciled in a scene. When I was done creating the scene, I removed the mask. Next, I noticed that there was a bit of white space, where it wasn't needed. That is why I started by creating the shadow. I then used shimmer brushes to color in the jelly beans. And then, I moved my way into coloring with markers. This is the darkest, I've colored the mice in. Although, I do like it, I wouldn't go so dark again. If you scroll underneath this card picture, you will find a close up of the mouse and jelly beans. That way you will be able to see the sparkle better.

Stamps: House Mouse Designs Jelly Bean Thief, Taylored Expressions Labels of Love II
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Archival Black, Wisteria, Fern
Accessories: CTMH Shimmer Brushes Red, Mint, Sugarplum, Shin Han R140 Light Orange, 120 Black, BR96 Mahogany, Copic E33 Sand, RV13 Tender Pink, R11 Pale Cherry Pink, Spectrum Noir Triblend Dull Green, homemade stencil (SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits, MFT Grassy Edges), Amy Tangerine Scarlett, MFT Puffy Clouds

Here is a close up of what the mouse and jelly beans look like.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Gorgrous card Mary Ellen :-) I love this little mouse and the stencilled background and sparkle are fabulous, so cute!! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :-)
    Happy Easter xx
    Lols x x x

  2. Love the background you created for this little mouse and his eggs. His stance reminds me of when our kids were little and they said "mine". Lovely colors and fun card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


    1. Thank you! It was fun to color in this cutie and play along

  3. Hearing you say you created a mask conjured up an actual mask. The sign of the times. Anyway, this is such a cute card. I love how he's got his Easter goodies and he's holding on tight. You've colored it so nicely. I'm sure he'll be sharing his jelly beans. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

    1. Thank you! I just wish I could get some of those Easter goodies. I had fun playing along

  4. Cute card! Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  5. Adorable card with that great background and the super cute bunny! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Easter challenge.
    Take care
    hugs Glenda DT

  6. This is so cute! Great masking and background. Thanks for sharing at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge! xx

  7. Cute house mouse card.Great little scene you created here. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations for our Stencil Challenge.

  8. Such a cute card, Mary Ellen! I love the grass, it's really effective. Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  9. A cute little House Mouse. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  10. I love House Mouse, great job on your card! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  11. This is such a great card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  12. Love the depth and dimension you created on this.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Easter or Spring challenge.