greeting cards

Strawberry mouse shaker

CR00415 square

We’re heading towards the end of yet another month so it’s time for another challenge card. After last month’s turtle, Gerda Steiner gave us a cute little mouse with a hoard of strawberries to colour. Inspired by the sketch challenge from Seven Hills Crafts, I thought I’d combine the two challenges and make a shaker card.


I printed out the mouse and coloured him with my trusty Copic markers; adding some white gel pen highlights and a bit of sparkly Spica on the seeds and stems. Then I fussy cut him out, added some fun foam for dimension, and put him on one side while I assembled the shaker.

Apart from the card base and the sequins, all the bits were from my card scraps and backgrounds boxes. I die-cut a window from the green card and then did some tone-on-tone stamping with Versamark and some tiny flowers from a My Favorite Things set. The background was a watercolour (or possibly Brusho) experiment that has been around for so long I’m not completely sure how I made it! Even the strip of grass (hiding behind the sequins) was a die-cut leftover from a previous project. The birch trees were die cut from a scrap of pearlised card and coloured by dabbing on a bit of Distress ink. I found a suitably sized piece of acetate, grabbed some sequins and my foam tape, and assembled the shaker on the card base.

Once the shaker was in place all I needed to do was stick the birch trees across the window and position the mouse with his strawberries.

CR00415 detail


  • stamps:
    My Favorite Things – things with wings
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner Designs – strawberry mouse
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – stitched journalling card
    Mama Elephant – birch trees
  • inks:
  • pens:
    Memento dual marker – tuxedo black
    Uni-ball UM-120 AC white
  • colour:
    Distress Ink pads – weathered wood, tea dye
  • Copic markers:
    mouse – C00, C1, C3, E95, B0000
    strawberry – R05, R24, R29, C4
    strawberry stems – YG61, YG63, YG67
    strawberry seeds – YG21, atyou Spica melon
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sequins – limeade
  • paper and card:
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Peak Dale acetate
    various scraps of card


CR00415 display

5 thoughts on “Strawberry mouse shaker”

  1. This is so adorable! What a lovely image, and it goes so well with the birch trees. Great colour combos too, a really warm and autumnal feeling. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts 🙂


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