Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Brrr! Still cold out there. At least it is in the positive numbers now! And possible rain this weekend! Yuck! But for now, I'm all snuggly inside with not one, but two woodburners going! Nothing like a fire to keep you warm.

There were a couple of challenges this week that had warmth as their idea. I've been wanting to ink up a house mouse stamp that I've had for a while and this was a great excuse.

When I inked it up and stamped it I got ink smudges around the image. I probably should have called my blog "Ink Everywhere", because that's ususally what happens! Well, I decided to fussy cut it out. Then I thought,  they need a floor to lay on. So I used a wood grain folder. That didn't look right, so I embossed some brick for a wall. I liked that. But it was too plain. I remembered the picture frame stamp and hung that on the wall. The little mouse hole finished it off. I think it is so cute. I just love these stamps!

I'm entering it in Open-minded Crafting Fun (Warmth ;food or clothing), Gruffies and Guests (Anything Goes), Crafting by Design (Think Warm Thoughts), and Kaboodle Doodles (Baby, It's Cold Outside). 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Aww what a sweet image and a sweet card Brenda. Thank you for entering it into our Anything goes challenge over at Gruffies and Guests,hope to see you again soon x
    Angie DT

  2. How darling! I love it. I wanna be all cozy, snuggled up and asleep. Alas, there is work to be done and a little girl tearing things apart as we speak. Super cute card, Brenda! Love the brick.

  3. That is soooo sweet! Just the perfect card for our warmth challenge! They look very cozy :)

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  4. What a cute card, just right for our Open Minded Challenge for warmth, very cute, thanks for joining us this fortnight

  5. Adorable!!! What a fantastic image!!! They look all snug and warm!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Gruffies and Guests Challenge this month of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

  7. Adorable image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.

  8. Such a great idea for our warmth challenge, Brenda :) love how you set the mouse house like that!
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We're having another challenge tomorrow. Do join us too :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  9. So adorable. Just love your take on our "Warmth" Challenge. Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Hope you join us again!

    Amy A~DT