Monday, 2 June 2014


The theme this week required lots of layers so I thought of the ultimate layer straight away (and her little mouse-y friends of course) seemed perfect. We keep a few chickens and I confess I have a bit of a soft spot for them so this gorgeous House Mouse stamp was a no brainer for me. I HAD to have it...

Here are some of our girls plotting in the garden

As ever, I coloured my image with Copics and Prisma pencils. I like nice strong colouring and this is a winning combination for me. I tend to do the main colouring with the Copics and go in at the end with the pencils to add detail and shading

and here's my card

I think you'll agree there are LOTS of layers. The card is to give a pal with a few fresh layed eggs, a tea cozy I made with an off-cut of scrummy fabric and a punnet of home grown strawberries (worry not, there WILL be more than two ;oD - I won't pick them until the very last moment for ultimate freshness).

Should make a nice impromptu gift. Hope she likes it. I must admit I'm seriously getting some more of that fabric for a kitchen blind. I love it!

It's been a bit of a week for chickens actually. Hubby and I were in town for a lovely lunch at Gaucho on Monday. Great food; great view and, I might add, a very nice bottle of wine too (slurp!)

Anyhoo, we couldn't manage dessert and felt we needed a bit of a stroll so we wandered through Trafalgar Square on our way to Covent Garden in the afternoon...

Now THAT is one BIG BLUE CHICKEN!!! Wonder where I got my inspiration from... can't think... ;oD



  1. Lauren your colouring is amazing sweetie !! Love the design of your card and LOVE that sentiment !!

    hugs Diane xx

    PS Love your fur babies as well !!

  2. Oh Lauren I just love your post.
    Beautiful layered card with a cute image...your colouring is amazing and the card details so many. What a super gift set to receive.
    Great to have you with us as a GDT,
    hugs Dorte

  3. WOWser matey - that card is simply fantabulous and your tea cosy is pretty splendid too. You know I was just wondering how you spent your week off and .... now I know! Looks like a good time was had by all but the highlight is your card and that blue chookie!


  4. What amazing coloring on this super image!!! LOVE it-I am sure enjoying all your wonderful GDT creations-they are just wonderful!!! ♥ Sue Kment

  5. What a brilliant take on my theme Lauren, I just love it.
    Such a gorgeous card, your image is brilliant and beautifully coloured, so many fabulous details and layers - you have one very lucky friend!
    It looks like you had a wonderful trip - I would love that blue chicken for my garden, I think it would do much less damage than the real thing!

  6. Hi Lauren, I have this stamp and love it. Just like a chicken to tuck those babies in and take care of them. Wonderful card, layers are beautiful, including the fence, nice touch.


  7. This is such a fun card. Haven't seen this stamp before but am going to start looking. Love the die-cut details. Thanks for the inspiration!


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