Tuesday 26 June 2012

Potty Mice and Fantastic news

I am so excited I have hardly been able to contain myself since I found out that I have been asked to join the DT at J & C Creations! What a fantastic opportunity, although after getting over the initial shock I have realised that I've got my work cut out as the rest of the DT are such talented ladies! J & C have a brilliant website - check it out here, as well as a Blog. They are running a monthly challenge on the J & C Challenge Blog and this month the theme is 'Animal Antics' and if you are thinking that it is too near the end of the month to enter, don't worry as the challenge runs from the 13th of each month, so there is plenty of time. J & C also have a warehouse brimming with crafty treasures and it is open to the public on the 1st Tuesday of each month (next opening 3rd July) so if you are in the Maidstone area, why not pop in and have a browse, I know I'm going to as I work around the corner and I can't wait for Tuesday to come around!

Anyway, enough waffling! Today's card is the first card that I have made for J & C and if you want to find out how to make it you will find all the details on the J & C Blog. I love Penny Black stamps (I might have mentioned that before!) and these cute mice are no exception. I chose to make an easel card for a change and have gone for a blue theme which is a far cry from my usual pinks, but I think it works. This card is also my final entry into the monthly challenge at Penny Black & More at Allsorts as I'm using more of my favourite things - Penny Black stamps (of course), ribbon, pearls, flowers, Promarkers, Swirls.

Stamp - 'Surprise' - Penny Black
Colouring medium - Promarkers
'Blue small star' paper - Craft creations
Blue card Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection - Coredinations 
White flowers - Prima
Pearls - The Hobby House
Swirls cut using Sizzix Sizzlits dies
Border cut using a Fiskars border punch
Butterfly cut using a Martha Stewart punch
Tag cut using Spellbinders Tag die
Card candi coloured with promarkers & blue gingham ribbon from stash
Many of these items can be found at J & C Creations

'All My Favourite Things' - Penny Black at & More at Allsorts
'Any die will do' - Allsorts
'Time to Embellish' - Crafter's Companion
'Summer Fun' - Dutch Dare
'Here comes Summer' - Cute Card Thursday


  1. What a totally gorgeous easel card Nat. And well done on the DT spot, enjoy.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  2. Fabulous card Nat, love the cute image, all the blues look gorgeous. Congrats on your DT position
    Kim xx

  3. A stunning card, love those sweet mice
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. A fabulous card Nat. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More and congratulations on your good news.
    Clare x

  5. Gorgeous card Nat, I'm loving all those lush blues and what a cute image. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

  6. Congrats Nat!
    Love your stylish and cute easel card, beautiful colours!
    Thank you for playing with us at Penny Black and More Challenge, new challenge on next Sunday, welcome;-))m

  7. Gorgeous easel card Nat, I love the image and all the beautiful details!
    Thanks for using your dies for us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your favourite things over at Penny Black and More@ Allsorts, hope you join in again next month x Susan x


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