Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mice day for Polkadoodles Launch

Good morning peeps, and welcome to my new followers :)

The lovely Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles is launching two fabulous new Stamp & CD collections on Create and Craft* this morning at 10 o'clock. The two sets that launched in March sold like hot cakes and I expect these will do the same, so tune in early :)

* If you watch Create and Craft on Freeview don't forget that they moved channels yesterday from 36 to 23. You might need to retune your Freeview box.

I was incredibly honoured to be asked by Nikky to make some samples for the show and this is one of my favourite makes. My inspiration for this card was a red bubble paper on the Little Kingdom CD - I'd cut out the white holes with my Craft Robo for another project and thought how much it looked like cheese - the holey kind, that is.

I still had my Robo software open so I cut the same pattern out of a lime coloured paper from the CD.

 I then had a hunt around the digis on the CD to see if I could spot anything that looked like a mouse. I found petals that I could use for ears, plus the head/body, little circles for the eyes (I just needed to add black centres) and part of a flourish that looked like a tail. Result!

I dragged everything into CraftArtist to crop the parts I wanted and resize, then assembed the mouse and printed off a group of them in the bottom right hand corner of a piece of Super Smooth card.

This lovely sentiment from the CD contains all the letters I need for my greeting. How lucky is that?

 'Life takes you to unexpected places.
Love brings you Home'

Of course, I had to go with 'mice day' instead of 'nice day' - any opportunity for a bit of pun :D

I mounted the letters on Kraft card to make them stand out a bit more.
 The mice were coloured in with some Promarkers:
 Satin, March Hare, Tan, Sunkissed and Pastel Beige

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Star Stampz Challenge  USE A DIGI
Sassy Studio Designs  #330 Tictactoe (Button, Fake Stitching, Die Cut Cheese)

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps Use Kraft card
 Send a Smile for Kids Animal cards
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  #343 Make it Digi (used Promarkers)
Cutie Pie Challenge #98 WOODLAND FRIENDS!
The Crazy Challenge #221 Buttons
The Ribbon Girls Use any image
Inspiration Destination  #83 Always Anything Goes

Hope you can check back later when I'll have a sample from the other new collection to show you.
Katrina x


  1. What cute mice! Love this card, Jane :) x

  2. OMG Katrina this is genius!! Love it!xxx

  3. Fabulous idea and a great make xx

  4. Another fantastic creation Katrina xx

  5. Wow love your card, and that certainly looks like cheese so clever, thank you for joining us in Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge - Anything Goes best of luck, hope we see you again on Ribbon Girl Challenge
    Hugs Jacqui

  6. Very cool card great idea

    Thanks for joining us at Id

    Tracey dt

  7. Lovely sweet card and cute mice image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  8. What a fab card. Live the mice x

  9. Lovely sweet looking card. Really cute! Thanks for joining my digital challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs

  10. Ah this is super, Thanks for sharing with us on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel x

  11. This is gorgeous, love it
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers
    Lorraine x

  12. Wow..this is fabulous. Love how you created the cheese and of course those adorable mice. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

  13. wow!! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  14. This is so cute. thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x


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Katrina xx