Wednesday, 30 May 2018

WWC172 - Anything Goes

I love it when a fifth Wednesday comes along in a month because it means that we have a "wide open" Anything Goes challenge.  Sometimes I've created a fancy box or another type of 3-D project but this time I kept it simple.  But that's the beauty of the Anything Goes challenge.

Like I said, I decided to keep my project simple this time.  I love the Stampendous House Mouse designs.  There are so many adorable little critters, many of whom have been  given names because they have so many adventures together.  I found one which simply "spoke" to me and so, of course, I had to have it.  It's a tiny little mouse, nestled among the pussy-willows, eyes shut and clearly taking a nap. 

Because it's all about the image, I made my card clean and simple.  My base is the Heavy Whisper White, the next layer is Mossy Meadow and the final layer is Whisper White.  First I stamped my image on the Whisper White and then, after it had fully dried, I used my Derwent Coloursoft pencils, bringing the mouse and pussy-willows to life with the colours.  Using the Gamsol afterwards to blend and smooth out the colours was next to magical.  I also added a bit of soft blue around the image and stamped some "bubbles" using Soft Sky, just to finish it off.

The sentiment is one of my favourites and is from the retiring Hostess Feathery Friends set.  I added a few black rhinestones to finish off.

I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges:

Creative Moments Challenge #144 - Anything Goes/Animals

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes

HMFMC #267 - Anything Goes


  1. Oh Heidi, how adorable. Such a simple card, but oh so effective. This will bring smiles to all who see it. The sentiment is perfect as well.

  2. Heidi I think this is one of the nicest cards I've seen you design. I love the clean and simple look and of course I adore that little House Mousy having his siesta and being so brave out on that limb. Great sentiment too. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card.

  3. So adorable and sweet, Heidi ! I also love those Stampendous critters although I do not have any. Your colouring is just breathtaking and how beautiful is your soft blue shadow. Such a peaceful card. I love it ! Thanks so much for sharing.
    PS: Can we enter the challenge with something else than a card as long as it uses stamps or dies or inks.... ?

  4. Love your card,

    and your stamp is gorgeously coloured.
    Thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes option theme Use Dies current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  5. This is such a little sweetie, I love these little House Mouse stamps and yet I have none. I obviously need to fix this problem, they are so adorable. I love the simplicity of your card.

  6. Awww, sweet sweet baby. Pretty CAS style card in black and white and the corner punch is lovely. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  7. So sweet, Heidi ... love how all the focus is on that adorable little mouse ... and your colouring is fantastic ... soft and so dreamy, just like the image! Anita :)

  8. I simple but with much of styles :)
    Thank You for joning us at Creative Moments Challange. DT Ella

  9. That is just too sweet and so well coloured. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  10. Just adorable Heidi, love it sweetie !! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. it's beautiful

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  12. So adorable, so special and cute and absolutely CAS perfection x

  13. Awwww so very sweet, Heidi. This image is on my 'have to have' list. Love your CAS card- so beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at HM&FMC. We would love to see you again.
    Dorte x

  14. Gorgeous CAS card Heidi! The image is adorable and so beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  15. Super adorable image LOVE this CAS design stunning take on the on the option theme Dies

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends mon. chall. this time good luck.

    smiles Christine x

  16. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge!
    Helen x (Guest Designer)


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