Sunday, 8 January 2012


This little Country Companions cutie is adorable and can you believe was a magazine giveaway! I saw him on the lovely Sally's blog the other week and I knew I just neeeeeded to get him.

I've been hoping for the chance to colour up this little cutie, I've seen him on several blogs lately, I think lots of crafters were happy to find the lovely set of stamps on the front of 
January's Papercraft Inspirations magazine.

I coloured him with copics,paper pieced his shirt and added glossy accents to his boots and nose. After I'd finished the card I realised that I'd forgotten to add the recipients age so I used a tiny Nellie Snellen die cut and a hollograhic paperchase sticky padded dot and placed a number sticker on it to make it look like the mouse is wearing an age badge.

I added a button to the centre of  a die cut star and used a pen to ink stitches to the papers.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Birthday Sundaes 38, Birthday sentiment,
Allsorts 136, Paper piecing,
Catch The Bug January, Anything goes,
CUYL60, Bingo,Centre horizontal line,
Sweet Stampin, Spots
SCT4, Layers,
Ruby's Rainbow 19, For a child,
SSW 135, Sketch.
Have a good week,
Thanks for stopping by,


Sally said...

Hi Julie
Love your card ....... he is so cute isn't he. Really great colours and scrummy papers.
Hope you had a good weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

Patti P. said...

Julie, this is so wonderful. Love the papers and the paper piecing is lovely, as well as your stitches, love those. So glad you shared at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, loved seeing your beautiful work.

Patti SSW/DT

Squirrel x said...

I first met this little mouse when I was cross-stitching so was over the moon to see him as a stamp (not had a chance to use him yet). Love what you have done with him hunny, he looks so cute in his stripey jumper and fab age badge! Lovely choice of papers too. Brilliant. Hugs Sxx

Leintje* said...

What a sweetie, so cute I can understand that you needed to buy this one!!
Your card looks great!!!

Love from The Netherlands,

mulberry station said...

Your card is absolutely precious!! I lvoe this sweet little image. I think I am going to have to get this. Beautiful coloring and take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Arlana said...

Oh I am loving those yummy papers. Your images is so SWEET. Arlana@SSW!!!

Kathie said...

Hi Julie your card is priceless I just love this image and I can see why you did too. Love the paper piecing it's perfect for this image. I just love this card and I do hope that the recipients mum does too. Especially with all the work you've put into it. Great job and thanks for sharing them with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Marjo said...

Adorable card, love the colors and design. Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

xoxo Marjo

brenda said...

Just so sweet Julie and love your colour choice and how you finished it all of nively with the botton and the images little badge.

Thanks so much for joining in my Paper Piecing theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow in our "Something for baby/child" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs pops x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card.

coops said...

aw gorgeous card julie.the image is so sweet and i love your fabulous papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Lesley said...

Such a cute card! Thank you for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow 'Something for a Baby or Child' challenge xx

Heide said...

I just love everything about this card! Your paper piecing is perfect and the cute little badge on the adorable image is is fun. So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT.

Debbie said...

Perfect card for our challenge at Sweet Stampin. Debbiexx

Lisa Jane said...

oh he is a sweetie - and i just love the little badge .. gorgeous colour combo too
Lisa x

The Stamper's Touch said...

You are so right, an adorable cutie of a mouse indeed!! Love your # badge too, how clever is that! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Helen T said...

What a great image and I love the way you have used paper for his t-shirt & added a birthday badge. It looks FAB.

Basslady said...

a fantastic card with gorgeous embellishments!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jeannie said... adorable is he? I just love this! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Manuela said...

Very nice card, like the little details and the colours!
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Kozmik said...

Great card - super colouring - thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin - xxkozmikxx

Paul said...

There is something about that star that just finishes it off. Need to use my star punch more I think. Such a cute card. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, this is gorgeous :) Such a sweet image and I love the paper piecing.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Tammy Miller said...

This is just adorable thank you so much for playing along with our January anything goes Challenge, please join us again very soon! Dont forget our Birday Bash and Blog hope starts tom!