Friday, 26 August 2016

Little mice

Hello lovely people,

I did warn you that I could well be back for a third day in a row and here I am!

I survived another day in work yesterday and now have another couple of weeks off before my full return.  I popped out at lunchtime to get my new glasses and am really pleased with them; well, they are purple!  Much as I love pink I'm not sure about it for my glasses - lol!  Dr. Hubby commented that they were very 'sexy schoolteacher!' so I think that's a compliment!

Enough of that though because today I have a card to share with you that I made with some gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl.

We Ribbon Girls are allowed a little break in August, but I couldn't resist having a play with these beautiful new papers that are newly arrived at The Ribbon Girl; they have such a lovely vintage style and beautiful soft colour palette.

Romantic criss cross card with mouse couple

I was drawn to my Inktense pencils again for this image and was pretty happy with the result.  I am thinking I might do a little post dedicated to Inktense to share my insights so far into using them, such as they are!  Anyone fancy that?

Romantic criss cross card with mouse couple

I do love making criss cross cards, and that's another potential for a tutorial so I can show you the stand that I make for them and share my tips for attaching lace across the front.

I've made a large pull out tag; just a sweet and simple one with some little die cut hearts.

Romantic criss cross card with mouse couple

One more peek at the gorgeous flowers that I used and that scrummy lace, which I ended up covering quite a bit - oops!

Romantic criss cross card with mouse couple

I hope you all have a super bank holiday weekend :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

The Ribbon Girl products;
Galleria Papieru - As if in a dream (retro) 12x12" papers
12mm Donna creamy ivory fine cotton lace
Heart charm with side loop
Ivory asters
Natural colour button twine
White cherry blossom

Other products;
Image: Hugs and kisses (Everyday in moonbeam meadow) - Crafter's Companion
Other flowers: from stash
Dies: Large frilly frames #10 - Go Kreate, Nesting hearts mini die - Xcut

Inktense colours;
Mice: 2100 Charcoal Grey & 0310 Mid Vermillion, 1530 Crimson for feet
Flowers / waistcoat / bow: 0530 Crimson
Leaves / grass: 1550 Spring Green, 1510 Beech Green
Mushroom top: 0310 Mid Vermillion, 1900 Willow, 1740 Saddle Brown
Mushroom stalk: as top plus 1730 Oak, 2010 Sepia Ink


  1. Hi Kat, Another fabulous card such pretty papers and the mice are gorgeous. Love the card design and yes I would be interested in a tutorial on both the card and using the Intense pencils as I have purchased as set. Have a fab weekend Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. I do so love these little mice Kat, and your card is just as adorable as they are! I recently got some intense pencils but can't get the same delicate finish that you have.....more practice needed for me I think.

    Enjoy your time off before going back to the work force again!!

    Sharon x

  3. Kat this is so adorable, i love how you have coloured the mice, it works perfectly with all the soft tones in the rest of the card.
    I hope you are well and have a lovely long weekend xxx

  4. A beautiful card Kat. The mice are so sweet and those papers are just gorgeous. Love your design and all the pretty embellies.
    Lorraine x

  5. Fabulous card Kat... Love this sweet image... Beautifully coloureds....
    Hugs Sylvie x

  6. Gorgeous papers and card design Kat, and those little mice are so adorable and coloured tutorials so bring it on.Your purple glasses sound lovely..I loved my glasses to start with but gone off them now..they are caramel in colour..not me at all.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. This is a beautiful card. The pretty papers and adorable image are gorgeous and I love the shape too. I'm always interested in a tutorial or two - there's always more to learn.

  8. Another beautiful card and those mice are so sweet! I would love a post on Inktense pencils as I'm trying to learn how to use them x

  9. Another beauty Kat. Love the sweet stamp and the design is fabulous. I can only echo what Lorraine said about there always being more to learn, so bring on the tutorial!! Enjoy your last two weeks of freedom xx

  10. Beautifully coloured mice, I love the design of your card, and the papers are gorgeous.
    Janice x

  11. Aaawww this is such a gorgeous creation Kat. The image is adorable and you've coloured it so softly that it goes perfectly with the papers and would love your insights into these pencils too :)

  12. Beautiful card Kat. Your colouring is fabulous, love the softness. Would definitely be interested in the suggested tutorials. Have a lovely weekend.
    Deborah A

  13. Big sigh...this is so beautiful...and count me in as a yes for the tutorials. As for the purple glasses, my personal thought is, if you must wear them, you might as well make a statement. Sexy school teacher is a good one to make! Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Loving those little 'meeces to pieces' to quote the cartoon character!! A gorgeous card Kat.. love the criss cross style with that fabulous insert. And your Inktense colouring is delicate perfection!

    Now...... my specs have pink linings... so the pink actually faces my eyes!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  15. A fabulous card and such lovely colours. This image is so cute and sublimely coloured so I would love to read a future inktense tutorial. Have a fabby Bank Holiday too.
    Love Alli Xx

  16. Gorgeous , gorgeous card Kat...fabulous in every way.! Enjoy your weekend...very wet here (nothing new there then)!

  17. Very soft and pretty, lovely papers and cute image.

  18. Ooh I just LOVE these crossover cards! I've only ever made one and I did love it, must have another go soon. Your creation is stunning Kat, the layers and shapes are beautiful and those sweet mice, swoon! So so gorgeous. So beautifully coloured and the papers are delish. Love this creation to bits! Pic please of the sexy school-teacher glasses Kat ;) and yes please on the Inktense thoughts and tips! Hope you're having a happy Bank Holiday weekend. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

  19. Beautiful card hun, and lovely image. Love your colouring.

  20. Absolutley stunning sweetie :0) hugs Pops x

  21. I love a good criss cross card and this one is definitely a good one. love that you made the insert shaped too! :) xx


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