Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Eggs

Happy Easter !!  What a wonderful day.  We had beautiful weather, thought it was a bit hot.  Spent the day with my family (hubby and daughter) and had a delicious dinner.  My daughter went to a friend’s house for a few hours this afternoon to dye eggs.  When they are 18 years old you don’t usually get to spend too much time doing this with them.  A group of them wanted to do it together so off she went.  She brought home three – colored and made into Pokemon.  I think I will dwell on my memories of egg dying when she was younger. 

I did sneak into my room this afternoon to complete a few more cards.  I guess my daughter inspired me because I just had to use this adorable House Mouse image.  I love these stamps and collect them, but don’t seem to use them very often.  I am working on changing that.  They are cute on my shelf, but even cuter on a card.  This card has a light yellow base with a layer of lovely decorative cardstock - aqua and white flowers on a purple background.

I colored the image with Tombow markers, cut it out with a circle nestie, and layered it on a light yellow scalloped circle nestie.  This is layered on a Spellbinder medallion cut out of teal cardstock and stenciled with a little purple ink.  I layered this onto a white scalloped nestie to help it stand out a bit more from the background paper.  I popped this up on the card with foam tape.  The aqua flowers on the background paper are very shimmery but the card still needed a bit more bling so I added some little jewels.

Hope you had a wonderful day and were able to spend some time with family and remembering the true sacrifice made for each of us.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Challenge #93 - Easter
Aifactory Challenges AIF#077 – Flowers in Bloom
CES Challenge #33 – Spring Colors/Images
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C83 – Easter Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #108 – Pile-It-On: At least 5 layers (Image on white, yellow scalloped circle, tulip medallion, white scalloped circle, floral cardstock, yellow card base)


Sue from Oregon said...

So sweet! I love this darling image! Thanks for squeaking in our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) ,, I love this image ,, so very cute and the tulip decorative border is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, just love the colours you have used!

Thank you for joining us at CES this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell x

Debbie said...

Aww this is so adorable - I just love house mouse. :)
thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Regan said...

So cute! Love the bling! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Suzanne said...

Great card, love the cute image and all the bling.
Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Gorjuss
Hugs Sue x

Deb said...

Beautiful card! adorable little mouse!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Anne Temple said...

House Mouse is so cute. Great looking card. So glad you joined us for the Flowers in Bloom challenge this week at AiFactory.

Marie said...

What adorable flower lace... Thanks for joining us at AiFactory this week.

Lorraine said...

Lovely. Super image. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous layers of papers and adorable image on this cute card! Thank you for joining in with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hugs, Lesley

Annette said...

Awwww too cute! I love that little mouse image! Thanks for sharing your creaiton with us at SSC this week.

Lori Barnett said...

How CUTE! And I love all the bling!