Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mice in the House


There's mice in the house for Christmas!!!

This time of year when it's pretty chilly outside (and we're still in a drought), the mice dearly love to come in the house!  Yikes!  Not good.  Our cat is pretty worthless when it comes to catching mice but Rambo, our doxie, takes up the slack and can flush them out in a heartbeat!

These little guys are just really too cute though to be chased by a cat or a dog!  A really quick "git 'er done" card for Christmas - that will go into a brand new stack for next year.  I used the Santa Paws set from Paper Shooches to complete the card and I added the red stocking cap from an old SU set.  After trying to do a one layer card on this and messing up the coloring (several times) I just decided I didn't need that much stress in my life, so I paper pieced them.  I used the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping!


I'm really going to be hit and miss around here for a little over a week now so please be patient with me.  Christmas Eve will be spent with some of my family and then my daughter and granddaughters will be here the day after Christmas to stay a while. I'll try to get a post up before all the craziness begins though.........
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

Lynn

23 comments:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image...fab details.xxx

Jessi Fogan said...

Adorable! I love this little mousie :)
With 3 cats all the mice hang out outside in the woodpile....but we've had the dog flush out moles & even a few groundhogs. Not in the house, but she would love to bring them in to visit, I'm sure :)

Anne Temple said...

Adorable little critters! Love the added Santa hats. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Alyce said...

awww this is so sweet lynn! What a cute layout and i can undestand a quick xmas card needing to be done ;) Wishing you a very merry christmas xx

Jenée said...

Such a cute card, Lynn. The little mice are adorable and carry the look well. This is a wonderful image (and sketch) for a CAS card. I think the paper piecing adds to the look (keeps it from being flat) without taking away from the CAS look. Well done!

Enjoy your holidays. Having grandkids visit is always a BIG plus. God bless and merry Christmas.

Carol L said...

Awww, how cute! And high paws to Rambo for doing the cat's job :) Her must be a cool dog - then again all doxies are cool dogs in my eyes ;)
I love the santa hats on these cute little mice - a very fun and festive Christmas card!
I think we're all going to be hit or miss until the holidays are over, so just relax and enjoy your family visits! We'll all re-connect in 2013 :) (if we get past tomorrow that is) *grin*

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Lynn, I do so love these cute mices! I love their little Christmas hats. I would like to say thank you for all your lovely comments this past year they have meant an awful lot to me. I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013.

Big Crafty Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

What a sensational card, love it's simplicity and the sentiment is just too cute! Hope you have a wonderful, fabulous and merry Christmas!

NanaConnie said...

Cute, cute, cute, Lynn! That's one cute per mouse. :-D Adorable Santa hats they're wearing and paper piecing was obviously the perfect answer. Great take on the sketch. I never would have thought of that.

Carla said...

How cute! Love the sweet mousey stamp! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

MaxineD said...

What a sweet and super cute card Lynn - love the simplicity of the design and the lovely clear print on the sentiment.
Blessings
Maxine

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

TOO CUTE!!!!!!!
I agree - no one needs more added stress this time of year with lining up one layer cards!!
LOL

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas if we don't see you back in blogland before then!!!!

Enjoy!

Tammy said...

Awww this is adorable Lynn! I love the fabulous layout and the cute red stocking caps!!

I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas!!
Hugs, Tammy

Laura said...

How cute are those mice!! Love the sketch I have to use it some time. Lynn, you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!!

Hugs, Laura

Faye said...

Lynn, I love this super CAS design, the mice are cute as too. Have a wonderful Christmas. X

Marilyn said...

This is cute, cute, cute and I love your take on the sketch!

Shannon White said...

To Darned Cute Lynn! Love your fun little mouses and super take on the sketch too! Hope you and your Family had a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary H. said...

Aw, these little critters are just too dang cute! Love the coloring, and the way you went vertical. TFS

Bonnie said...

These little guys are much cuter than the critters that try to come in out of the cold! Love those little Santa hats!

Margaret said...

I have to agree that these are much sweeter (and cleaner) than the ones that sneak into our house! Fabulous CAS design and I love those Santa hats!

gale said...

So cute! I love those fat little mice.

Davi said...

What a darling card Lynn! I love the sweet little mice ;)

Monica said...

Oh how adorable are these mice, and so different from the ones in real life. Glad that your dog does the cat's job. I love the way the mouse on the top is coming outta the picture.

Love,
M