Sleigh Ride

The layout for this card is from this week’s Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, Challenge 202. Since it was a really easy sketch it took no time to make. Even though it was an easy sketch I'm disappointed with all the mistakes I made. Last night was not a good night for me to stamp!

When I added the brads to the corners, I pushed the tabs a little too far back and now you can see them through the front of the card… I hate when that happens.

I normally color Great Impression mice gray and House Mouse mice brown, but I thought by coloring them brown they would coordinate with the designer paper. I'm not happy with the way they look because the browns now looked all washed together.

I started another card using this image, Sleigh Ride with gray mice. I had my image colored and glittered, embossed the scalloped oval border and everything was ready to assemble. Then I got this bright idea to emboss a border around the oval, yup the oval with the image. HUGE mistake, I while I was singing along to John Hiatt’s Feels Like Rain, I forgot to add one of the plates in my Big Shot and the embossing mat slipped and well… this is what happened to the image. Hopefully this evening I’ll try to get another one made.

A few days ago Martha (Raining Rubber) passed along this blog award to me. Thank you Martha, you’re so sweet and I enjoy your blog as well. I would love to pass this along, but there are too many wonderful blogs for me to choose from and there is no way I could pick just a few!

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamp: Sleigh Ride (Great Impressions) ~ Ink: Black Pigment Ink (Colorbox) ~ Paper: Watercolor, Twilight, Bamboo, Outdoor Denim (all CTMH), Aspen Reflection Kit (CTMH) ~ Other: Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Outdoor Denim Brads (CTMH), Close to My Heart Markers, Tombow Markers, Tombow Colorless Blender


  1. Howdy Jovi, I actually like the mice better brown....but that is just my 2 cents, LOL!

    Love that pattern paper. I made my card ast night, now I just need to upload it.

    Great card, as usual!


  2. Cute card Squealer! So very glad your came out of that situation safe and sound! A real good learning experience for you! Whew!!!!! might want to turn down the music the next time you go to emboss LOL I got such a kick out of your tale! ...and yes, I did save baby Cole, that's what Gwamma's do! LOL

  3. Such a sweet image! And I like them more in the brown too!! So maybe that slip was for you to start that image over!
    Wonderful card Jovi!!!

  4. What an adorable card! Actually your boo boo kinda makes them look like they are sledding warp speed - ha ha ha. I do like the brown a little too. TFS

  5. This image is adorable and would be in brown or grey. I really like your color combo and how you utilized the sketch.

  6. I like the brown mice better! You did a great job of coloring them. And yes, I hate that with the brads too...but when using them with thinner DP it's sometimes hard to avoid.