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Friday, 31 July 2015


I am sneaking this one under the radar for the soon-to-end challenge over at House Mouse & Friends.  The theme is House Mouse and A Friend OR Anything Goes, and I have chosen the latter option.

This stamp from House Mouse is called "Carry Mints"
The sweets reminded me of those yummy fruit and yoghurt candies, hence the colours.  
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment is from Personal Impressions
Coloured cardstock from Papermania
Custom sized card base

I am also going to "squeak" this in at As You Like It for their Fur or Feathers challenge.  So why do I prefer fur to feathers?  Well, I have had some strange experiences with birds - for one, I am scared of chickens.  Yes, chickens, they look at you sideways just before they attack you.  When I was little, our budgie fell off his perch halfway through The Archers, I have been sworn at by a cockatiel, and as for seagulls!!!  Anyway, I prefer the comforting softness of a warm and furry body, that I can stroke, and cuddle and sniff.  And then find the Savlon afterwards (cheers Rosie).

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx



Gorgeous card Squirrel love the image
Dianne xx :)

Sarah said...

(sniggering...and snorting...loudly!!) LOVE this fabulous card Squirrel and the accompanying "evidence" against feather is hilarious!! Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI and for making my day!! xx

Christina Hor said...

Ha-ha, your story about the chickens crack me up. Thanks for sharing. I love the color on the little mouse. Have a lovely weekend Squirrel.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, adorable image and stunning colouring.
hugs Sue xx

Ruth said...

Oh you make me laugh - although my little girl is really scared of chickens too - we never go to farm parks. Bless you both. Absolutely adorable card. Love those sweeties and colours. Xx

Beth Brovold said...

What an entertaining post!! Your card is so beautifully coloured...thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends!! Good luck!
Take care,

Sue said...

This is a lovely card Squirrel. House mouse is so cute, and I love this image - your colour work sells it though! - just beautiful

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've known several people to be quite scared of birds in general, but never quite so specific as to diss just chickens. To each her own though! I don't mind birds but admiring them in the wild is as far as I want to go. Anywho... cute card with great colors. It makes me want a hard candy now! Yes, I am easily suggestible!

Annette said...

He's adorable. Lovely colouring too. Fab shading on those sweeties.

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Such a pretty card love the stamp and those great sweet almost good enough to eat !! Brilliant love and hugs Carole x

Christine L said...

Hi sweetie (apt with this image!)... your card is such a cutie... loving the little mouse and his yummy candy!

Big hugs
Christine x

Heather said...

An fabulous card Squirrel, I love the CAS style and super colour scheme........your image is just adorable and so beautifully coloured!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Jackie said...

Delightful as ever Squirrel, and so beautifully coloured :o)
Jackie xx

Brenda said...

I had to smile at your reason for fur, my daughter would agree whole heartedly, she gets a little freaky when any kind of bird comes close. Love this House Mouse image and you colored him/her so beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge this week! Brenda

Alison59 said...

Ha ha cheeky mouse :-)

America said...

What a crisp CAS Mousey card design. Such LOVELY coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at HMFMC House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you joining us again next time too! :)

Sue said...

Fun card! Love the great colors you chose and the simple design too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Christine said...

Awww this cute guy sure is strong..lol love the bright candy sweets great clean design lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel :-) the image is adorable and I love the colours and simple design, absolutely fabulous!
I have a card made, to be posted on Wednesday, using this image and my card looks a lot like yours, in that I kept it simple too! great minds and all that eh ;-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Dot said...

I do agree, fur- no feathers! Love your card and your post, Squirrel! Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!
Dorte xx

Mojca said...

Oh this looks so amazing! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It! hugs! Mojca

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