Saturday, 5 July 2014

Hello,me again,I don't know it's like buses,nothing comes for a while then two come along lol.
Well it's that time again,my favourite time of the month,yes it's Gruffies,happy hoppers and  house mouse time and anyone who knows me will know they are the love of my life. I just know I will never tire of making cards with them. It doesn't matter if I have lost my mojo or not,I can always come up with idea's for cards using these little critters.

This months challenge over at http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/ is Anything goes/ summer.Our sponsor this month is http://www.scribbleandscrap.co.uk/ who are giving a £15 voucher to the winner.
 I just couldn't resist this little fella from the house mouse triple cd,he is just so cute.


I wanted to use the colour of sunshine on this one as it was a summer theme  but I also wanted the image to stand out so I wanted to keep the colours simple. I decided I wanted a white background but wanted to add texture by embossing it with a embosalicous folder I added to my collection this month I think it is called knit one pearl one. I must say it is my new favourite as it gives a lovely texture and it is non fussy. The die I used for the large flowery shape doily behind the mouse was the creative expressions Italian collection Tuscany die set. I cut out three of them and trimed off the smaller edges to just leave what were the corners of the die,then layered them up so they resembled a sun shape,but you could also say it looks flower like. I inked the edges with orange ink just to give a subtle edge to separate it from the white of the background. I cut another of the Tuscany dies from a orange.yellow card and this time used the center die also so that it would cut out the centre and then cut the edges off to leave just a circular frame to lay over the top to frame the image. I then decoupaged the image up and added it into the frame and then added a sentiment cut from The happy birthday that came with the new Tonic topper die set and added my signature bow, (you know how I like a bow on my cards) and of course the buttons to finish off the center knot. I hope you like the finished card,I know I do. Most of the time I take so long to make a card that I have been looking at it for so long I am not always sure if I like a finished card until I get some feedback about it but I am in love with this one. Every now and then I do make one that I fall in love with. 
We would love to see you over at at Gruffies and guests entering this months challenge,now that we have the option of anything goes or the theme it leaves it wide open for you to create whatever your creativity wants to as long as it is a Gruffies,happy hoppers or house mouse image of course. If you have never worked with these images you don't know what you are missing,it is without doubt the best cd on the market in my opinion and you can get it from Joanna sheens site http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/joanna-sheen-cdroms-project-books/the-housemouse-triple-cd-collection/
Thank you for popping by and have a good time crafting away,take care xx


Challenges entered.
House Mouse & friends - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon

18 comments:

Shaz Earl said...

Gorgeous card Ang, love the colour and that lace doily die is fabulous, love the image of course too
Hugs Shaz xx

Pat Taylor said...

Love your house mouse card Angie and the colour is fabulous. I've been collecting the house mouse rubber stamps recently when JS has had them on sale and have now got the triple cd too. Just think they are adorable. xxx

chrissy xx said...

Wonderful! What a cutie this little meece is..FABulous colours and design...I LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Angie, love the fabulous bow and beautiful image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

downrightcrafty said...

how adorable love the colour and the design, thank you for joining us at the HM&FM Challenge
hugs Kate xx

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card. Love the colour x

debbi taylor said...

so cute
I love house mouse
hugs
Debbi x

Jan Ltc said...

Adorable card xx Jan

Lillian said...

This is a stunning card, and I just love the 3-D-ness to it!! Of course, the yellow/orange colors interprets to happiness. Outstanding card! Thanks for entering into the House Mouse challenge.

bonnie said...

This is just fab thank you for playing along with us over at Crafty Ribbons xx

kanda said...

This is so gorgous. Love the fabulous colours, super laciness of the dies, wonderful bow and of course the adorable little mouse xx

Pam MacKay said...

Absolutely love your sweet card! It is so beautifully done! The colors are fantastic!

Lauren Hatwell said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Lx

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

chrissy xx said...

I'm just calling back to tell you I have bought this CD on your recommendation lol..Waiting for it to arrive.
Chrissyxx

Angie's card designs said...

You won't regret it Chrissy xx

Christine said...

Adorable cute image love your gorgeous monochromatic colour scheme
stunning ..lovely work

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. Chall.

smiles Christine x

Fran said...

Fab project , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx