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 is Anything goes/ summer.Our sponsor this month is 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
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

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hello everyone,I am sorry it has been a while between posts but I have been busy catching up on things that don't get done while I am having a bad spell with my M.E. Things build up and then I am playing catch up until it hits me bad again and then it all starts again,but it is what it is and I refuse to let it get me down.
Anyway my card today is for the DT for again,this months theme is colour/flora
flora tones

I didn't have all the colours in the pallet so I went with the pink and blue. I used my new Tonic topper dies to cut out the pink frame and used one of the topper die cuts that came with the dies,I used a Tonic heart behind it and cut some swirls from the same pink card from the Tonic swirl dies. I cut some flower shapes out with my Brother scan and cut machine and inked the edges in blue and curled the petals and layered them up to get this carnation looking flower which I placed in the center of my bow. I used a nice striped pink background sheet and embossed it with the Sue wilson embossing folder,sorry can't remember what it is called. I don't often do cards with no image on but wanted to give it a try. Pinks are not really a colour I like much so I can't decide if I like it or not,I hope you do or if like me you are not a pink person that it will inspire you to at least have a go at a card with just a sentiment. Hope you all have a good day,take care and happy crafting