Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Halloween Scary House Mouse


Today’s card demonstrates how you can adapt your existing stamps to use for one-off events, without needing to invest in specialist stamps that will only get occasional use.


Card Recipe:
Stamp: Joanna Sheen House Mouse Ice Cream Stamp set
Colouring Mediums: Memento London Fog, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: Best Creations, plain from stash
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Grand
Embellishments: Felt Spider Web Coaster, hand-made Pearl & Crystal Hat Pins, owl charm, Banner cut from Cameo, organza ribbon

With a little imagination, you can easily adapt your stamps. From Joanna Sheen’s Ice Cream stamp set, I took the little party house mouse (pictured right) and “halloweened” him by adding a witch’s hat cut out on my Silhouette Cameo to hide his party hat. Ta Da (picture left) I’m really pleased with the effect, I think he's really bewitching - both cute and scary!







Whilst I am talking about adapting things, the spider’s web is from a set of felt spiders web coasters that I bought very inexpensively from Asda’s. My top tip is to buy up these sorts of embellishments when they are marked down after the event, for use the following year! That’s what I did with the gorgeous Best Creations cardstock, although I then had to wait almost a full year to use them (patience not being my strong point)!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Cards For Men - Orange & Black



 

I love to read your comments, so if you have enjoyed looking at this card (or even if you haven’t), do leave a comment, I do appreciate it! Pin It Now!

37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous House Mouse Halloween card. I love the shape, the layers, fun pumpkins, the mouse and the rest of the elements too.... I love it all.
    Michaela xx

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  2. Gorgeous card love the design and I love house mouse. Caroline xxx

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  3. Awwww this is gorgeous! I love the way you have adapted that cute image and the colours and detailing are wonderful. I especially love your pins and charm

    Sue

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  4. Great card!! I like how you've changed the mouse's hat. He looks so cute staring up at the pumpkins. x

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  5. Fab card Dips, love that cute mouse in his hat! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

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  6. Fab way to adapt your house mouse stamp love the colours used too

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  7. Fabulous card - sweet HM image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts and An Oldie But Goodie this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  8. Love your pretty pins thanks for joining us at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

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  9. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Awww this is super CUTE!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Halloween Theme/Ribbon Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  11. Great card love the design.

    Thanks for joinin us at cards for men.

    Caz

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  12. Gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx

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  13. Lovely card love the shape , the image, the colors thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

    Hugs Winnie DT

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  14. What a gorgeous card. So cute design. I like the softness of colors and that image is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love what you have done with the house mouse! Fab card! Thanks for sharing at Divas! Laura x

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  16. Super spooky creation, I love your pins.
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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  17. Fantastic adaptation, great use of colours papers ribbons and stick pins.
    Anne x

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  18. great card and image slove the pins, owl charm and bunting
    carol x

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  19. Fabulous card love how he is looking at the pumpkins. Have a lovely weekend. Chris xx

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  20. Great fun card. love the little mouse.

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  21. What fantastic recycling / up cycling and adapting! I love everything about your gorgeous card! The mouse is fantastic, especially his fab little hat and I LOVE the pumpkins!!

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  22. fab card,love the little miceie. sue xx

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  23. Brilliant idea, and very inspiring...great card ...Lorsx

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  24. lovely card - and as a new convert to stamping happy to read your hints/tips about adapting stamps to suit the occasion!

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  25. fab card great colours Tracy x

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  26. So cute, love the mouse and pumpkins

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  27. super card dips ... I think I have that little mousie ... have to look him out ... ... well done love your design ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... bit late but better late that never ... had a bit of a catastrophe with my dear Mum so been a bit busy ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  28. A great Halloween card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

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  29. Wow I love this halloweeny card! Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  30. Fab halloween card & excellent blog such lovely creations x

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  31. Fab card, love the little mouse. So cute!

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  32. Another great house mouse card, love it xx

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