Friday, 1 May 2009

Feeder Friends

I made this card for my mother-in-law for Mothers' Day. She has a number of birdfeeders so I thought she might like it. (I was enchanted by it when I saw it.) I have a couple of bird+house mouse stamps but this is the first time I've inked this one up.

DH is a bit puzzled by the picture. He doesn't understand what a mouse would be doing in this situation. I'm not sure whether I should be glad that he's paying such close attention to my cards or whether I should be concerned that he's looking for the reason the mouse is there. The mouse is there because it's cute. I explained that the house mice are portrayed in numerous cute situations that aren't necessarily zoologically correct. The hundreds of images are there for colouring cute fuzzy little animals in charming/humourous/tender situations, not for illustrating a Canadian Geographic special issue. Bless his heart, but he was still baffled. Just as I am baffled by his seemingly endless ability to watch tv shows about digging holes or building bridges. I can see watching one show to see how to dig a hole, or build a bridge. But after that, don't you have it covered? I suppose he might well wonder why someone would need more than one stamp.... I'd better let him watch as many hole-digging, bridge-building shows as his little baffled heart desires!

Well, if you've made it this far, I shall reward (?) you with a description of this card. Stamped with palette noir (stazon buried on desk), and coloured with Tombow markers. Many many Tombow markers. Think of the house mice I'll be able to colour when my new shipment of grays arrives later this month! Poor DH won't know what hit him. Maybe I should purchase a House Mouse digging a hole and make him a Father's Day card.... I digress. There is a little bit of sparkle added to the feeder hanger and magnolia blossoms with my glitter pen. I thought about stickles (indeed they are never far from my mind), but thought they might be too overbearing. I just love those little chickadees, with their sweet little DH-like expressions. What is that mouse doing there?!?

Supplies: Stamp: Stampabilities (House Mouse) - Feeder Friends; Ink: Palette black noir; Paper: watercolour, basic black, garden green; Other: ribbon from my stash, Tombow markers, Sakura glitter pen, 4 episodes of In Treatment and half an Office (this week was hilarious - I nearly pmp laughing at Meredith's casual Friday outfit).

That's it for stamping and slightly related to stamping blather. Now for the NSR blather for those interested in DD2's condition. DD2 is finally on the mend, almost a week later. She's had a rough week, but she's feeling better and back to her chipper little self. It's good to have her back. DD1 has been very dear, making her pictures to cheer her up and being very solicitous all around.

I'm almost ready for the big Stamping Extravaganza on Sunday - all 24 spots are filled! There's going to be a whole lot of stamping going on! I'll share the projects next week after the class is over. I don't know if any of the people going read this blog, but I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise of the cards and gift box they'll be making.


  1. Loved the card and loved the post. You really crack me up. Love that stamp. - Nimmy

  2. Great job on the card. Your mother-in-law should love it! The whole House-Mouse gang loves this image. Keep on stampin' on.

    p.s. You can tell DH, I was extremely hungy and it was the closest "restaurant" I could find, so I dug in :0), heee, hhheee!