Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Stray Mice

 As well as always having scraps of paper or card left over from making a card often find that I have various left over die cuts and of course they all get saved.  This week I found two little mice lurking in a  tray on my desk (not real ones I hasten to add) and I guess they've been there ever since last Christmas.  I felt I should use them to make a Christmas card for this year so I looked out the set of stamps and dies along with a few other seasonal bits and pieces so that I could die cut some more bits to make a little scene.   The tree was cut from a scrap of plain card and then I stamped a woodgrain texture on it, coloured the window frames, then die cut a mouse snowman, fairy lights and some trees to go with the two stray mice.  |A scrap of blue spotted paper was used for the sky and some white card die cut into a snowy landscape.  I really should go through the plastic trays on my desk to see what other treasures there are which could be made into cards - I know there are definitely flowers and leaves as well as quite a few shapes which are left when cutting frames etc.

I have a feeling that Christmas this year will be a pretty low key affair but I think people will be glad to have some nice cards.  I hope so because I have lots of Christmas 'stuff' to use.

Tree and mice etc - stamp and die set which has lost its packaging
Snowy Landscape - Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Fawn


  1. Your mice Christmas card is so sweet Val and I think your right about Christmas


  2. Such a perfect winter scene x
    I too save all my die cut and stamped bits for another day, you always find use for them eventually x

    hugs sally x

  3. Hi Val

    Sorry, I am a little behind with my commenting. It has been "one of those weeks" here.

    Snippets and left over die cuts here too in abundance!

    I am loving your cute little scene .. .. especially the little string of Christmas lights.

    As Christmas is likely to be going pear shaped this year, I feel that Christmas cards will become something that is even more treasured than normal.

    Love Jules xx