Saturday, February 26, 2011

Favorite House Mouse

Talk about a challenge!!  The card was not the hard part - try picking your favorite House Mouse stamp.  I finally settled on these adorable two (the truth is I love them all).

This card is a 6" x 6" square using a sketch at Cute Card Thursday.  I started with a black base and added two layers of decorative cardstock from Basic Grey.  Love the great blend of colors on these.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the lightest layer to give it a lacy look and sponged the edge with red Distress Ink.  The second floral layer had black ink lightly sponged around the edges.

I stamped the image on the lighter colored cardstock from Basic Grey and cut it out with a circle die.  Then I used the red Distress Ink to sponge the edges.  I layered it on a dark Maroon scalloped circle, sponged lightly with black ink.  This is popdotted onto a heart.  I used the floral Basic Grey cardstock, cut out the heart using a new Nellie Snellen die I just bought at the convention.  I inked the edges with red distress ink and then embossed it with  a musical themed embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  I sponged red and black ink over the image.  I adhered the heart to the card after adding a lovely border created from punching both sides with another Martha Stewart punch.  Using the punch this way looks like a lovely strip of lace.  I cut a small scalloped rectangle (Nellie Snellen again) out of the maroon cardstock, cut in half, sponged with black ink, and adhered to the upper right corner of the card.  I added two small pink heart buttons to these.  I added two each of two different hand made flowers in the upper left hand coner.

The sentiment is also House Mouse and was stamped in black on the floral Basic Grey cardstock.  I rounded the corners and layered it onto maroon cardstock.  I added one more flower.  To add a little bling, I added black pearls to the center of the three larger flowers and added red Stickles glitter to the edges of all the flowers and the scalloped circle under the image.

This card was entered into the following challlenges:
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #89 - Favorite House Mouse Stamp
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - SOS (someone special - I have some really wonderful friends but I couldn't just pick just one of them or I might hurt someone's feelings so I picked my sister, Karla.  Not only is she my sister but she is a very dear friend.)
Aifactory Challenges AIF#069 - Monochromatic
Crazy 4 Challenge C4C76 - Flowers
The Creative Cottage Challenge #33 - Fabulous Florals
DYSU Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #34 - Pink, Pink, and More Pink
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #23 - Bling It On
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #69 - Black and ...
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Someone Special
Allsorts Challenge #92 - Homemade Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge #120 - Spring Flowers
Stamping Vacation:  Pick Three Challenge - Something Black, Border Punch, Heart
Paper Romance Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #9 - Spring-Flowers Everywhere


Mini said...

That's soooo cute! Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card :-) the image is adorable and the embossed heart, flowers and overall design are fantastic ,,, I love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday and Stamp Something Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Anne said...

What a beautiful card and perfect sentiment, love those flowers too. I think it was an impssible challenge lol! Thank you for joining the House Mouse favourite stamp challenge!
Guest Designer

Miranda said...

awesome card Marie, absolutely lovely with so many gorgeous details
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

America said...

Such beautiful embellishments and details! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon! :)

princesskitten said...

oh bless - that's so sweet

kitten DYSU team

Mona E said...

Wooow!!! Amazing card! love all the details. Looove the flowers and the stamp is just adorable. Great job Marie! Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hope to se more of your creations. It is so nice to pop by your blog to see what you create. Hugs...Mona

Donna said...

I love HM, and you've created this sweet card around the darling little mice! It's a beautiful card, all 'round!

lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,so beautifully coloured,love the papers and embellies .....hey i love everything about it ,
tracey ollcb[gdt]

April said...

Really beautiful! You did a great job! Love it!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, wonderful card and I love your flowers, great job! Kinda like the mice too :)

Thanks for joining our flower challenge at Lexi's Creations this week!

WencheP said...

I like it! Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful creation! Lovely warm and cozy colors you have used...and wonderful Martha punch! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Kat said...

Love that image - really difficult to choose a favourite House Mouse image! Love how you made the lacy strip with your punch. And those flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Chris said...

this is a gorgeous card, thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Lori Barnett said...

so glad you played the challenge with us this week. What an adorable image you picked. Hope you can play again this week!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Chocolate Orange said...

A gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for my 'use a square card' challenge.
Choccy x

Stacey Richardson, said...

Great card, I love all the added details. Thank you for joining us at the blog challenge this week and good luck!

Bonnie Brown said...

What a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stamps Challenge. Good Luck.

PaulaM said...

What a sweet card. I love the colors and all the bling. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Sandra P said...

Aww sooo sweet! Love the colors :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww an adorable card, lovely cute image,gorgeous papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Mandi said...

Beautiful card, those roses are STUNNING
Lovely rich colours
Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage
See you again

carol said...

This looks beautiful, thanks for playing along with Craftycatz, x carol

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.Beautiful handmade flowers.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Gorgeous card & colours love the image House mouse is growing on me although I don't have any myself, I love the flowers too. Thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining CC this week

Tiara Moore said...

This card is adorable! I love the effect of the music notes embossing folder! Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy and Good Luck!