Saturday Spotlight Challenge (with household item)

The challenge at Saturday Spotlight was to use a household item on your card. Recently I got this new House Mouse stamp which just lent itself to using a real sewing needle and thread. I will have to post this in a padded envie to protect the Postman! (although I did cut off the end of the needle and covered it with a touch of crystal glaze, so it's not really that sharp)

I also used a bit of lace leftover from a sewing project, and dental floss on the buttons. Both the lace and dental floss are sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Corduroy to give them a vintage look. The right edge is embossed with a Cuttlebug border of buttons from the "Just My Type" folder, and also sponged with TH Distress Ink. The image is coloured with Copic markers.

Inside, it reads Sew Much! (Thank you.....Sew Much!)

Feb. 14/2010


  1. This is adorable Sharon and the house mouse stamp is perfect for this card . Love it . You have the neatest stamps!!!!!

  2. beautiful card Sharon and how cute is the stamp, gorgeous...thanks for visiting my blog for the Wags and Whiskers blog hop
    Mina xxx

  3. oh gosh Sharon, this is brilliant!!!
    What a gorgoeus card hun!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Sat. Spotlight!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  4. hello sharon you the winner for 2 wag´n whiskers Stamps.
    visit my blog.
    big hugs tina46

  5. FANTASTIC! What an adorable creation with the house mouse and what a great idea to use the needle & thread! GREAT tip on how you secured the needle! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! Can't wait to see what you create next challenge!

  6. Yes, the sewing needle will count as a household item!! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!
    Jodi =)

  7. FABULOUS HM card, great theme, such an adorable House Mouse card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! :)

  8. AWW this is just sooo wonderful, I LOVE this hm image and these fabby colors!! Great use of the household item too...!!! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

  9. What a beautiful creation and a great take on the Around the House Challenge at Saturday Spotlight!! Thanks for joining us this week! I love your coloring of the HM image. Too cute!! Great choice of colors!