Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Mice

Hello Everyone,

Well, the saga of the missing mouse continues, but I know where he went....

I placed a small box in the bottom of the bath with peanut butter inside...he went in....I picked up the box....but before I could shut the flap , he came charging out, gnashing his teeth and growling.[mmm]

So I promptly dropped the box back in the bath, and stood and watched him scrapping up the sides to get out. He then used his brain, and hopped on top of the box and took a flying leap, but just didnt make it.

So I left him in piece, and went out......Okay...came mouse...BUT...I knew he was in the got a bigger box and very carefully picked up the small box to put in the big box.....and the damn tab broke...tipped the small box...out came the mouse, who landed in the big box....but once again that little sucker was so quick, and before I could shut the flaps...he was up the side...over the side....ran up my arm...leapt over my shoulder...onto the floor...and up the hall under the fridge....

Well, I'm positive he got the deep fryer out last night and cooked a feed, has put on at least 10pound,stomps all over the house, grown long hairs, and is possibly rabid at this stage.

I used a long glass vase, 5" in diameter. more peanut butter, and laid it down right close to the fridge.
At least now I can see him if he comes out....I placed a sheet of cardboard at the entrance of the vase leaning on the fridge ....and waited.....and about 4.30pm...he stuck his nose out...I never moved. He ran down the vase to the peanut butter, I pushed the cardboard down over the entrance...tipped the vase upright...GOT HIM...he cant climb up glass..HaHa...caught this huge monstrous, flesh eating, floor stomping, animal...oh!! wait...he was so tiny, and so scared, so I took him outside, a long way from my door and let him go...he turned and waved, and scuttled off...

What a drama queen......................

Settled down and made a card for a challenge at Winter Wonderland  [trim the tree] and it was mice..

 Gorgeous stamp from Penny Black [sharing Christmas] coloured with pencils and sponged inks. Added tiny gold stars, LOTV sentiment, and went crazy with paint, Dazzling Metalics, in white pearl and gold, around the edges, first time I've done that I think.
Used some gold fibre around the edge...done.

                                                                        Side view

So the saga is over, I'm so much more relaxed, guess my imagination was working overtime...just a tad.

Have a great week, will catch you all later..



Vicky said...

Oh Chrissy you so make me laugh hun...and I'm pleased the wee mouse finally got out :o)

Gorgeous card as ever...and just so adorable too..

have a super day....hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Gorgeous! Cute image...Fab papers.
Chrissy.....You are soooo brave to make this card.....with mice on lol. Hope they don't come back for Christmas?????
I'm really glad you've caught the little 'critter'.

cheryl said...

oh hun my hubbie is sitting here looking at me thinking I have lost the plot,laughing at a computer screen,he he,you do make me laugh hun,took me on your journey seeing it all in my head.
As for your card hun its,brilliant especially to make a mouse one,love the papers,hugs cherylxxxx

Kathie said...

Hi Chrissy, love your card, great colours and wonderful image especially after your mouse problem. They come in side to keep warm this time of year and my mother always said" THERE'S NEVER JUST ONE MOUSE IN THE HOUSE THERE WILL BE TWO". Keep looking and laying your trap you might be surprised. Take care and happy hunting.

heidy said...

Lol,well he is away,but if you have more pinutbutter,maybe he will come back and bring hisfamily too lol
What a lovely card !
Hugs Heidy

Tracy said...

I loved your little mouse story, as you can tell from my blog name I love mice, but not wild ones in my house, only rubber stamp ones Lol!

Gorgeous creation Chrissy, think I need this stamp too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, the mice are really sweet,
Kevin xx

Craftdee said...

Love your card...and your mouse tale! I caught a mouse once in one of those "humane" traps (using peanut butter) took him down the park to set him free...and as he jumped from the trap into the grass...a kookaburra swooped down and gobbled him up; I couldn't believe it!! My husband says at least it was nature at play, that's not how I felt! Dee

Viv said...

Now you'll be sad to have no mouse in your bathtub! Hilarious Chrissy....can just picture the whole thing.
Love your card, beautiful colours and adorable image!

Unknown said...

This is lovely Chrissy, those mice are so cute not like the real ones ha ha :) My friend just moved to a new home and their garden touches another garden but it is abandoned.. and guess who visits daily at night...... lots and lots of mice!!! She is getting someone now.. small boxes aren't enough!

coops said...

lol. so pleased you caught that pesky mouse ;D
love your card, the image is gorgeous and stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Danielle said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week for 'Trim a Tree' challenge.
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

AWW!! Chrissy, WOW!! Really gorgeous card hun!! I adore these mice and the softness of your coloring!! ;)

Distressed Desserts said...

Hi. What a story.
I wounder how the mice tell its story.
The one about the gigant who served peanutbutter all around the clock! *LOL*
Lovely card.

downrightcrafty said...

hiya, gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning, amazing creation hugs pops x x x

Marilyn S said...

hahahahha... oh my gawd Chrissy, I laughed at your story and I do believe you... he was as big as kangaroo!
I had to come back - I'd read a couple earlier posts, one where pup was under the curtain and that giant creature was poking out of the tub drain. Anyway, I couldn't stand it, I thought, I have to find out about the mouse! I am so happy you turned him out - I hate those buggers but I couldn't kill one either.
Anyway, on to the card.. your card is fabulous! You've coloured it beautifully and I love, love, love those papers and layout.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Chrissy. Glad to hear that you were able to evict your beast! I know what you mean about something so small making you worry so much. lol... I love your Christmas card. Now these two little guys are the perfect kind of mice to have in the house. Hugs, Lisa

brenda said...

Love thre mouse story Chrissy, gave me a real smile.

Just wanted to thank you so much for your visits to me, they are so appreciated and I am just sorry I can't spend more time front of the screen so I could visit more often - c'est la vie.

Nice crimbo card BTW.

B x

Lisa Minckler said...

OMG...that's a hoot! Not for you, but for me to read. I was almost sad that the story ended. :( Loved the way he "waved" at the end. LOL
Wonderful card Chrissy. :D But I'll never see mice in the same light again. Ha!

Mary J said...

Chrissy, you crack me up - you gotta write a book girl! That poor lickle ickle mouse!

I love your card - it's so brilliantly coloured and adore the shabby look!

CraftinGranny said...

Don't know how I missed this post with the hillarious ending to the EEEEKKKKK guest story. You are such a hoot!

Love the adorable card and your coloring. They are so much cuter on paper......"Hugs" Carol