Musical Valentine

I’ve been meaning to make a Valentine card using one of my darling House Mouse images. I made this one today while chatting on speakerphone with my son and daughter-in-law in Germany.

I used the CPS sketch #54. I flipped it and added a few tweaks of my own: 

Some of you may know that I was a semi-professional marimbaist and music has always been a big part of my life. I love this digi sentiment Heather created for me to go with the sweet meeces! The image is House Mouse ”Tickling the Ivories”. I colored them with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I didn’t have a good way to do the scallops shown in the sketch but I’m really happy with how the eyelet lace substitution looks!

– Ann

Challenges I’d like to enter this card into:

Day 3 of the CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration, Sketch #54

Love is in the Air:

Red & Pink with a Ribbon:

Use Pink:

Lace: (This eyelet lace is the old item from my stash)

Cute Critters: 

A is for Adorable:

Red, Pink, White, for my sweetie: 

Pink, Red, White: 

Red Hot:

Pink Valentine: 

Be my Valentine: 




Valentine (monthly challenge): 


With All my Heart: 

Love is in the Air:

Love is in the Air: 

Love is in the Air: 

Love is in the Air: 

Love is in the Air: 

I heart you: 

Anything your heart desires: 




I Brake for Love: 

New Image: (musical mouse stamp & sentiment digi)

Anything Goes: 

Anything Goes: 

Anything Goes: 

Anything Goes:

Anything Goes: 

Free & Easy:  


33 thoughts on “Musical Valentine

  1. Oh this is gorgeous Ann ! what an adorable image and you’ve coloured it beautifully! The paper is gorgeous and I love the lace border and beautiful sentiment – it’s a really sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Sue xxx

  2. LOVE that sentiment and the image couldn’t be any more perfect! Wonderful Valentine’s Day card for sure!! 🙂

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don’t forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  3. Ann I think the lace is perfect and those mice are so charming love them heart paper in the background really sets off the image. Thanks so much for joining my challenge you card is wonderful. Karen

  4. Absolutely beautiful creation
    thanks for joining us for our LACE challenge over at Oldie but a goodie
    this fortnight and good luck!


  5. Hi Ann,
    Oh My Goodness this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image you’ve used, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  6. Oh my gosh! How sweet! Thanks SO much for entering our colour challenge at Shelly’s Images this week. I hope you will join us again for the next challenge!
    luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Shelly’s Images DT

  7. Ann, your Tickling the Ivories image looks fabulous on this wonderful, warm and loving card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team’s Use a New Image challenge. ~ Rose

  8. Beautiful card, I love the house mouse image it’s so cute and I love the papers and the lace around the edges. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week 🙂 Kezzy x

  9. Great Valentines Card. These little mice are just so cute – lovely colouring and lovely heart paper. Just wanted to remind you that if you use any Forever Friends products on your card; your entry would be eligible for the ‘Forever Friends Favourite draw’ and you would have the chance to be our next Guest Designer if you were lucky enough to be chosen.

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Valentines Challenge and hope to see you next time.

    Diane (DT) xx

  10. Wow! Beautiful card! I love the lace and House Mouse is near and dear to my heart!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our Love challenge!
    Warmest Hugs,

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