The importance of being creative

I believe in the importance of doing something creative. Whatever form creativity takes on for you, be sure to take time to do it in 2019. It is an activity that keeps us balanced.

Today I want to share a House Mouse card with you. I have not colored up one of these sweet images for a very long time. I picked up this stamp in a destash sale some time ago and stamped it onto Canson Bristol Vellum paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This was my first try at coloring on new-to-me Bristol Vellum. I was very happy with the results, however I can only use it for physical stamps as my printer won't have anything to do with it.

Because of the size and cuteness of this image, I opted to create a clean and simple one-layer card with it. I colored the image with my Prismacolor colored pencils, printed the quote out on my printer and adhered the strip to the card.

I created this card for a friend who I have been encouraging to not neglect her creative pursuit.

General supplies:
Canson Bristol Vellum paper
Stampendous Knit Gift rubber cling stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Memento Tuxedo Black ink


  1. WOW, @1 right out of the gate!!! What a cute image and love the way you colored it up and the colors you chose. The CAS design is perfect to let this stamp tell the story of your card. Thanks for joining the fun and sharing your card at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  2. Adorable card. Great coloring and the CAS design is just perfect. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  3. Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
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  4. Beautiful designed creation and lovely stamp used, great colouring. Thanks for entering our challenge and good luck in the draw.
    [aussie aNNie Design Team Member for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenges]

  5. Wow... the stamp is so cute! Like your colouration!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Kreativ-Tanten and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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  6. Your coloring is just FABULOUS! I love the little yellow hat and scarf on the mouse! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business! -DT

  7. Gorgeous card Monica :-) the little meeces are adorable and your colouring is fabulous! I love the one layer CAS design and sentiment too, perfect! :-)

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

  8. This is too cute .Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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  9. Wow love this super colouring, such a cute image & fab colours you chose, great CAS mousey creation lovely work.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon chall.

    mousey hugs Christine xx

  10. Love these little mice. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  11. So cute, Monica! I love House Mouse. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. This is so cute. Now I need to get my House Mouse out again. Thanks so much for participating in our Papercraft Challenge and good luck. I hope you join us again in February.
    Aletha Jane
    Papercraft Business Challenges

  13. Really cute card and fantastic coloring! I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Kreativtanten - Challenge!


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  14. This is such an adorable image that you've coloured beautifully Monica. I love the sentiment too.

    Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)

    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

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  15. This is just so adorable. Great colouring.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  16. Oh I love the House Mouse - you did a great job colouring them!!Thanks for sharing with us at Papercraft business Challenge!

  17. Thank you for the kind reminder on the importance of being creative. That was something I was struggling with this month with other competing priorities but I feel the same as you that it's SO important. Thanks for joining us this month at Papercraft Business!
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  18. So sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at the Kreativtanten Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea