Mouse in Egg - Easter Card

I received my new Nesties Labels 10 set on Friday and have been playing with them this weekend. I thought they kind of looked like an egg on a stand, and after I got this card done, I thought it sort of looked like a fish too. Am I warped for thinking this? tee hee hee.

The challenge on the Penny Black site is for spring cards, and this little mouse sitting in the egg is too cute. I designed the background paper to look like a decorated egg. Both the green rickrack and looped edging are cut from a 12" long Sizzix Sizzlets die called "Frills". The striped paper of the loop edging is by Imaginisce. It already had some glitter on it, but I added a bit more with Stickles, and also on the image coloured with Copics. Yellow PP is by SU and it was run through the Bug "Dots" folder.

After the card was finished, I discovered it doesn't stand properly. The weight of the ribbons makes it heavy on the left side causing the card to tilt and fall over.Oh well, sometimes good ideas don't work out. I'm not sure if it would stand tall-ways either.Perhaps a scoreline by the scallops and folded to make little "feet" would help it stay upright. Maybe I'll try that another time.

March 14/2010

*see challenges below

Penny Black - #92 -Spring Colours

There She Goes - TSG #45 -Yellow Flowers -The patterned paper by SU has very faint flowers on it, and there is a yellow layered Prima.

Ooh La La - #49 Anything Goes

Paper Cutz - #32 Anything Goes

Secret Crafter - #74 Anything Goes

Suzy's Sassy Blog - #10 Easter

Rosie D's - #66 Think Spring

Stamping with Fun - #49 Spring

Cute and Girly Blog - Spring in the Air

Creative Card Crew - Celebrations ( Easter )

Tanda Teazer - #137 Spring


  1. This is so cute, a very pretty card and yes I can definatly see a fish too
    Thanks for sharing this with us at ooh la la

  2. This is so cute Sharon and perfect for our challenge great work.
    Thanks for joining in this weeks Susie's sassy challenge
    Love Susie xx

  3. Beautiful card, I wouldn't have thought about a fish if you hadn't said
    Many thanks for joining us at OLL
    Beryl x

  4. Hi Sharon, what a cute card. Love the PB image and the colour scheme is perfect. The nesties are a brill shape - just right for Easter cards! Thanks for joining us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  5. This is so cute, I love that image, perfect for our spring challenge. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

  6. Cute image and funny text!!!
    Thank you for sharing this and playing with us at Rosie D's Challenge, good luck;-))m

  7. Well done you for doing a great shaped card! It looks fab!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Susie's Sassy Challenge.

  8. Fab entry, thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x