Saturday, May 14, 2016

Brrr - Snowy Trees

It is once again time to post a card for my Christmas Card Club.   Christine has challenged us to make a card with the theme 'Snowy Trees'.  I have challenged my self to make as many mice cards I can that fit into the challenge.  So far so good.  I also like showing off my wee mice collection.  I do love my little"mices" ever so much.


"Brrrr Mama - it is cold out here but I sure appreciate my blanket!"


After spending the night out in the cold night up a tree, little Artie made it  home safe and sound.  And guess what?  Mama Mouse had a nice plateful of hot pancakes for him with homemade syrup.
I wish I could make little mice like this.  Annette Peterson who started all this wonderful fantasy world by making her little critters out of baker's dough.  Now I think she makes them out of clay and then makes a mold for them.  The detail is incredible.  This one is 2 and 1/4 inches wide (6 cm) and 2 inches high (5cm).  I love miniatures but I imagine most people do.

I am also sure that most of you follow the very talented Alison.  Her mother has her own doll house museum that is wonderful.  I think if you go to Alison's blog you can find a way to her Mum's doll houses full of wonderful miniatures.  Alison makes a lot of the goodies inside the houses herself.  It is a real treat to see!

 I really want those of you who follow me to know how much I appreciate your kind words.  I must admit, one of my most favorite things to do is seeing what y'all are creating out there in 'Blogland' - Dang you are so good!!!!!

Sandy xx

43 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

You know I love this card-I have never seen this image before-image that! I am so in awe of your meecy collection too! Eeeeek!

dutchess said...

oh so sweet Sandie.....he looks warm in his blanket!....such a lovely image xxx

MaryH said...

What a delightful snowy tree with its very own sweet mouse perched in the oval. A pretty way to frame the oval atop those trees. Cute image, and great card design. Well done!! TFS & Hugs

Mrs A. said...

I love how you have incorporated your theme of mice into the Christmas card challenge. This is a really cute image and not seen it before. I have a collection of meeces each one sitting on a different piece of cake. Just checked the bottom of one and it just says Country Life Sculptures Worcestershire England so no artists name.
Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sandy, such an adorable image and great design - such a clever way to combine the theme with with your image.
Your miniature is so sweet - so beautifully detailed.
Pauline
x

~*~Patty S said...

Such a sweet card with the shimmery snow on the pretty trees.
Glad Artie has a blanket and some yummy pancakes waiting for him too.
There is something so captivating about teeny tiny things and I find that super huge things can be striking too.
Miniatures are perfect for collections and yours sure is fun dear Sandy!
Happy May weekend to you and yours.
oxo

Christine Harrop said...

Yet more mice ... ! Super. There he is tucked up in his blanket surrounded by snowy trees; I do hope he's warm enough! Great card Sandy, I love it. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

Love your little mice Sandy. Perfect card too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Paula said...

I just adore your mice, they are so cute (yep, I'm complimenting mice, this world is upside down). I would love to see your full collection of mini mices :) all displayed!! Keep the cards coming, they are wonderful inspirations.

Redanne said...

Another beautiful card Sandy, I love the snowy scene you created and the little mouse is adorable. I love the little pottery mice too, this one might be my new favourite! Hugs, Anne xx

Carol said...

A wonderful snowy scene Sandy, that little mouse sure needs his blanket. Love seeing the little pottery mice too. Carol x

cathylynn said...

Another awesome mouse card! Only you can create something this cute! I too have never seen this image. You have quite a collection of those marvelous miniatures. I always look forward to your posts! Hugs, Cathy

Annie said...

How cute bundled in a blanket! I love those trees. I wonder when I will break down and get that die. LoL. It's a delightful treat to see your mice collection. They are a perfect addition to each of your Christmas card posts.

Valerie-Jael said...

Another WONDERFUL house mouse card, you know how I love them! I met a mouse when I was out yesterday, trying to pull along a piece of bread, too funny! Hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful card Sandy and made all the more special by your little story.
Love today's miniature again so much detail.
Avril xx

SARN said...

What an adorable Christmas card Sandy. Lovely HM image and I love the way you've put trees behind and used the pretty snowy embossing folder.

Dang YOU are good! LOL!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Sandy... Gorgeous image... Just got back from my weekend away... So not done my card yet...
Hugs Sylvie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullllll Sandy

Gr Karin

sam21ski said...

Love your card, those trees housed behind the main image look fabulous and glittery.

Thanks for all your blog comments - appreciate it xx

Sandra said...

What a fabulous card, Sandy! Love the glittery snow! The little mouse is so cute in it's blanket. Can't get enough of the wee mice and your fantastic creative storytelling skills! Hugs, Sandra

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy, lovely card with a sweet image, love your trees in the background, it's a super design.
Another beautiful little ornament, I really do love them.
Yes you did see a little mouse on my card along with the first verse of It was the Night before Christmas.

We were in Ullapool yesterday and had planned to go for a sail to the Summer Iles to see seals, but there were no boats offering sails out and it was too expensive anyway, not the best of weather either.
Thanks for you kind comments and your visit, Kate x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another adorable mouse card, they are just too cute and your colouring is fantastic. I love the trees behind the oval. Thanks for your many kinds words at my blog :) xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful card Sandy and I love your placement of the die cut trees as accents behind your oval.
Julie x

Bonnie said...

I love your mice, Sandy! Both the stamped cards and the miniatures are so sweet! Love the snowy trees and the sweet little guy wrapped up in the red blanket! I'm glad that his mom had some hot pancakes for him when he got home! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

Brrr, even with the cover he looks cold! Sweet card, Sandy. Love the little mouse figurines you show with your cards, nice collection.

Hugs
Sue

Lau W said...

Oh poor little mice, come at my home it's warm :-)) oh but there's a cat girl, but don't be afraid she's a good girl with mices, with birds, a cat princess ! :-)
Love your card, so cute image !
And love this miniature, hmmm pancakes, lucky Artie !
xxx

pam said...

Beautiful winter scene you created Sandy, love the cute image and Tims fabulous trees.
Pam x

Zoe Tant said...

Super card and lovely ornament. I love the card with the cute mouse. It does make you say Brrrr when you see all this snow though. Zx

Sue said...

Hurray another meeces card! I love him, and his little red blanket, and your miniature is so cute. I wouldn't like to dust your collection though!
Have a fun week Sandy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy this is totally adorable and oh so cute, I do love the House Mouse range they are such fun, this is a wonderful festive creation I love the trees poking our from behind the central image, smashing make
hugs
Lorraine x

Pamela Gracia said...

This is just adorable and totally tugged at my heartstrings....Thanks for the smile...Pam

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Adorable card. Love how you have done the trees.
Boy, you must be good at dusting gal lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Fantabulous and cute design for your card! That mouse is adorable! And your figurine mice really are detailed! Those pancakes look so yummy and the delight in the little mouses face is evident! Awesome sauce and so cool! Hugz! ~Niki

Craftychris said...

Such a cute image and a fabulous card! I love it! The pottery mice are super cute too! xxx

Myrna said...

Sandy, you just keep outdoing yourself. Love the embossing folder you used and the trees peeking out is adorable! Love it!

Pat said...

Lovely card with a sweet image Sandy and another of your gorgeous mini mice collection, they are just so cute, love your little story to go with it.

Pat xx

Leah Ann Gast said...

Awe Sandy, Love your cute little mieces to pieces :) I wondered what happened to you. I was off for a while also, life happens I guess. Just wanted to stop in and say hello!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Neet said...

Thanks for visiting me and linking to my blog.
Love the card you have made and what a terrific set of words to go with it. Great how you linked up to the pancakes in the pottery.
Hugs, Neet xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The most perfect and cute image for the theme Sandy. I love the glittery trees peeking out from behind the oval and the expression on his face.
Thanks for your sweet comments regarding my mums op. She is doing very well and I am home now.
Lorraine

scrappymo! said...

Hi Sandy. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to take part in the next Christmas Card Club theme. Your card for the Snowy Trees theme is wonderful. MAde so much even better by that sweet mouse!

Marilyn said...

This is so cute Sandy. Love the sweet mouse image and all the sparkle. Fabulous tree die too and pretty snowflakes and embossing. Yep, it's a great card!
And your mousey ornament... so cute!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous glittery frosty trees on your adorable card... a new favourite card. And those are definitely my favourite mice so far. How cute with the tiny stove, and how caring of Mama Mouse to be ready with the pancakes when Artie made it home - what an adventure!

I've been meaning to send Cestina over to take a look at your mice, but as I got to this post she was just beside me, so we've now both oohed and aahed together!
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Well, sweetie, I see you have been taking away from blogging on your own blog lately, so luckily I missed this one, and have something to oooh and aaah over! IA adore these little mice,and I have to say this card is one of my favorites. I love those glistening trees (one of my favorite dies!) and the snowy background to set off that adorable little mouse! Christmas would just not be Christmas without a mouse!

thank you for all your super sweet comments on my blog. I particularly liked that you caught on that Capon Springs is stuck in the 50's. Last year they finally brought us into the present by adding AC to the main house public areas and dining room. You would love it there! I'm going to give you a link (hopefully) so you can check it out in more detail. https://www.caponsprings.net/ I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!