26 November, 2014

Milky way

A while ago, I browsed through my colouring images and almost melted when I found this cutie. Isn't this a lovely little mouse? :) I'm not sure whether it's climbing to the moon or parachuting, but it was way too cute to ignore it.
I decided to use in on one of my future projects, and even before I thought about the details, I remembered this starry cardboard I bought ages ago. I think it was part of some paper package, I liked it but I never really knew how to use it. On the one hand, it's pretty dark to me, and on the other, those stars didn't seem to fit anywhere. Until I figured out they do fit the mouse :)
For the card, I used the sketch from tuesdaymorningsketches. The image is coloured with coloured pencils. To match the starry background I added golden glitter paper, a blue and golden ribbon, and a sentiment that says "Happy holidays". 
In the end, I used a couple of stars: a punched golden star and some star-shaped pearls. These were my sisters' actually, she must have used them back in primary school for her crafting. When she had no use for it she gave them to me. That was ages ago, but I somehow keep stuff like this, thinking I *might* need it some day. In the end, I forget about some of my treasures only to re-discover them later, while others are always in the back of my mind, waiting for their moment to come.
How about you, do you keep things for "maybe later"? Everything? Some of them? Dou you keep things for years or do you clean up your reserves every now and then? Did it ever happen to you that after sorting things out, within a couple of weeks you were working on a project, thinking "If only I kept these a little longer"?

- tuesdaymorningsketches
- cutecardthursday: stars
- come and get it challenge: winter
- crafts4eternity: furry friends
- fairytale-challengeblog: Christmas with animals
- acreativeromance: something old (stars)
- chocolatecoffeecards: favourite holiday (Christmas)
- thatcraftplace: anything goes
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: getting ready for Christmas
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: anything goes as long as it's Christmas
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper: patterned paper
- ooh-la-lacreationschallenges: Christmas
- pennyschallenges: anything goes
- fabnfunkychallenges: anything with die cuts (star)
- justinspirationalchallenges: winter
- craftysentiments: use die cuts (star)
- wordartwednesday: anything goes
- milkcoffeechallenge: lots of embellishments
- basteltantenchallengeblog: bling bling


  1. Your card is so cute and lovely. I love the christmas like colorcombo you have used for it too. Thank you for playing around with Fairytale Challenge! Bianca XX

  2. So adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  3. Kam letiš majhna miška? Krasna je ;))) morda pa nam le nakazuje pot, kadar sami več ne vidimo naprej. Super si napeljala trakec in všeč mi je barvna kombinacija.

  4. So so soooooo cute :-D Love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog this fortnight :-D Milka GD

  5. cute card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  6. Adorable image on such a beautiful card!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  7. Cute card. Great little design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. You are right he is a very cute mouse and good job you kept that stary card as it's perfect. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at Penny's paper crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer (DT member)

  9. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  10. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Very cute mouse image. The stars are perfect. Yes, I have cleaned out old supplies only to realize that days, weeks or months later, I could have used what I had tossed! Or how about just not being able to find what you know you have SOMEWHERE. This card is very cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our "Use Your Diecuts" challenge! Hugs, Gail

  12. Ein richtig hübsches Werk hast Du da gezaubert.
    Hab ganz lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei den Basteltanten
    Liebe Grüße

  13. All simply cute thank you for your participation on JIC and good luck

  14. Adorable card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. Oh this is soooo cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.
    Lynn x

  16. Positively adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  17. So very cute! The paper is a perfect match for that gorgeous little image. Thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC Extra.

  18. What a cute image, wonderful card, thanks so much for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

  19. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  20. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

  21. This is so cute. I love the image and the colour combination. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  22. awwwww how cute is that little mouse - i love how you have created this card with items from your stash you had saved for ages :)

    thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at That Craft Place

    Hugs Kerrie
    TCP DT x

  23. Such a sweet card Thanks for joining in with us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli x