Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Altered Mouse Trap

Hello, everyone.  Today I present to you my very interesting Christmas project:  a Mouse Trap Fridge Magnet.  I would never have thought of anything like this on my own - I was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers - I'm trying to make my way through all 12 challenges.  This is my tenth project, so I have just two more to go.  I'm glad there was a tutorial.  It's sort of neat because you can insert a little "to-do" list under the spring. 



Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:   Cardinal, holly (dollar store), sentiment ("A Little Note" from Crafty Secrets Bird Notes Clear Art Stamps)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes Ovals
  • Mouse trap:  Hardware store
  • Acrylic paint:  Dollarama
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Magnetic strips on back:  Dollarama
  • Accents:  Metallic tree and snowflake, sequins, holly leaves, star (dollar store)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Creative Romance Metal Mania (metallic tree and snowflakes, metal on mouse trap) 3E #3
Bearly Mine #111 Anything Goes 2E #1
Bunny Zoe's Ribbon UE
Brown Sugar Things with Wings 2E #2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Secrets November Linky Party 4E #1
Crafty Ribbons #68 Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #5
Loves Rubberstamps #77 Anything Goes UE
MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 7 Mouse Trap Fridge Magnet 5E #1
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays and Celebrations UE
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #1
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1

Thank you for looking at my little project - I enjoy your comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day of crafting.

15 comments:

Hazel said...

Another lovely entry for CHNC challenge extra for November - you are rocking these projects! x

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

What a great idea for a christmas gift - very handy! Thanks for playing along with us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Avril Ann said...

These are brilliant, Kitty, and yeah I am your 1st follower on your new followers button, thank you for visiting my blog, and giving me your support my lovely friend, appreciate that xxxx

Anke said...

lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
hugs Anke

Michelle N. said...

How pretty! This turned out great!

Helene Siermans said...

Great idea, so much fun!

Thank you for joining Brown Sugar´s Things with wings Challenge. Good luck! Hope to see you back soon again!
Nick

Sandra van Blaricum said...

this looks so great Kitty!! Very creative!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
Hugs,Sandra

aussie aNNie said...

For a mouse trap it looks sooo good, now maybe you should send that over here as we get a lot of rats, mice and snakes here...eeeek...xx

Athina said...

I just heard my aunt talking about these altered mouse traps. Very clever and cool! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG what a creative project! What a great job you've done ... cute as the dickens!!
Thanks so much for playing along in our November Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Darlene
Crafty Secrets DT
CRAFTY VINTAGE GIRL
CRAFTY SECRETS LINKY PARTY
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

PaperDaisies said...

Wow, this is so unusual. Love it. Great job. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

Mrs A. said...

Novel fridge magnet. Would certainly deter a midnight snacker from raiding the fridge!
Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT)

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a fun creative idea Kitty! Thanks for sharing and joining our Nov Linky Party. I'm away at the Creating Keepsakes Show in WA and meant to write you before we left that I haven't been able to find a Bouquets of Joy small stamp set for you but I will email you a list of what is left when we get home. Now I want to show you the cute mini set I have with adorable mouse!
Thanks for sharing and posting in our Nov Linky Party
Sandy

Sheila said...

Fab project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!