Monday, January 18, 2021

Cross Stitch Love

     Nothing cuter than House Mousies and these three are totally adorable!  I tried something new on this card.  Since I was lucky enough to win one of the House Mouse challenges and wouldn't have to spend any money (thereby keeping with the "Just Stash January" commitment - see paragraph below), I ordered a set of their 3D card kits which I've never used before.  

     It takes the old fashioned fussy cutting and layering of images to get a great card with lots of layers and dimension, so very time consuming but wonderful fun!   Here's a perfect Valentine card.

     I'm following a great "challenge-yourself" idea being promoted by my blogging buddy, V.  It's called "Just Stash January" and it involves using nothing but things already in your stash throughout the entire month of January!  There are a few reasonable exceptions (all of which mean that no money has come out of your pocket) and you can read about those on her post.  Just click on the link above to find out all about it, then start counting those coins and bills you'll be 'stashing' in your pocket this month instead of crying about even more charges on the credit cards after the holiday season.  :-D  Everything on this card came from the stash! 

Bottom layer of image cut with Tutti Designs die
All other layers cut w scissors
     2 layers of cross stitch and stitching mouse
     1 additional layer of 2 other mice
     2 layers of scissors
     3 layers of embroidery threads
Sentiment cut w scissors
All layers put onto red card base

Simon Says Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

Love this beautiful image,it must look wonderful decoupaged,a fabulous card

Sylvia kaarten en zo. said...

Amazing card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hugs Sylvia-DT

Elaine Stark said...

So cute. An adorable image. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Connie :-) the image is adorable and your decoupage is fabulous!! They look real!! Beautifully done.

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

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Lovely card and lovely images. Those mice are so cute. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

April said...

I love your wonderful card all layered up. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

Monica C. said...

Congrats on your win Connie! I love this card, what fun it must have been working with this ever so cute image.
Hugs Monica

Heather said...

This is so, so, so adorable!!! And all that extra dimension is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Donna said...

What a fantastic card! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!

Sheryl said...

Oh this is stunning! This would make a perfect card for my cousin who loves to cross stitch.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

Sue said...

I have this wonderful stamp, but the layers on your card from the set you purchased with your win are lovely. What a fabulous Valentine card, someone is going to be lucky to receive, thanks so much for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Dorte said...

Love the way you have layered your super cute HM image on your card Connie. Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Dorte x

Bunny said...

Anyone that fussy cuts gets an A in my book. This is really cute. It does take a lot of time but you just can't beat the way it looks. Thanks for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Christine said...

Super adorable mousey creations anything to make crafting easier thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC good luck

Christine xxxx