The Mighty Carolers

It is time for another mousey make and this time a Christmas card. I was able to purchase the wood mounted "Singing Mouse Angels" stamp in a destash sale and what fun it is to color.

I took inspiration from Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff where she created a scene inside a window. I could not use the traditional window frame as it would cover the mouse in the middle, but I thought this would be a perfect image to create a scene outside of the window and so added curtains to create that look without a window frame.

I stamped the image on Strathmore Paint Pad paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I used the tooth of the paper to give some highlight and texture to the pine needles and did the background with a blue soft pastel rubbed into the paper with a cotton wool pad. I sprayed it with a fixative to prevent the pastel from rubbing off.

I created the curtains from patterned paper, free-handing the edges so that they will show all of the mice. The valence is another piece of the paper with the bottom edge cut with a scalloped scissors.

I stamped the sentiment onto the valence with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I added tie-backs of yellow glitter paper and punched some music notes out of black cardstock with a mini punch to complete the scene.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Prismacolor pencils
Blue soft pastel
Krylon Workable Fixative
Black, brown and yellow glitter cardsstock
Red patterned paper
Stitched rectangle die
Memento ink
Versamark ink
White embossing powder

Entered into the HMFMC Anything Goes/Optional theme "Christmas in July" Challenge #271
Entered into the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #54
Entered into the Alphabet Challenge Blog "J is for Jingle Bells"
Entered into the QKR Stampede Challenge #307 - Anything Goes


  1. Brilliant, so refreshing, great stamp and awesome colours used. Thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes /option theme/CHRISTMAS IN JULY, current challenge and good luck in the draw. .
    {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends ♥ HOUSE MOUSE

  2. a very delightful card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  3. Super cute Christmas scene you have created, Monica. Thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes /option theme Christmas in July, current challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Dorte x

  4. So glad you got yourself a mousey bargain and inspiration from Sue sweetie !! Such a lovely christmas card Monica !! Thanks so much for joining in our fun at HMFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  5. I love a good de-stash sale. What a find. This is a cute card. I like how you've added some detailing to make some of them stand out. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  6. How fun and unique. Love the curtains and the sweet image that you have colored up beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with and entry.


  7. Aw, those mice are so sweet! Love this card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog. Julie, DT member

  8. Such a cute design - love those little mice.

    Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Lovely creation!

    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge August "ATG".