Sunday, November 6, 2011


I was doing some straightening up in my craft room tonight and came across this House Mouse image that I had been planning to use and then buried on my table.  The actual stamp belongs to my friend, Kim, and she had let me stamp a few images.  I had colored this one and set it aside and now it was just waiting to be made into a card. 

I love this time of year when you look out over the landscape and see layers of color.  I decided to use quite a few layers on this card to bring out this affect.  Most of my layers are solid colors but I threw in a layer of polkadot from Basic Grey called Porcelain.  I also used some lovely striped cardstock called Pyrus, also from Basic Grey, to cut out the colorful doily layered behind the image. 

The image is heat embossed in black and colored with Tombow markers.  I cut and embossed three leaves, sponged on a little extra color, gave them some shape, and layered them behind the image.  The sentiment is from a new stampette set called Fall Leaves from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I stamped it using one of the limited edition distress inks and added some acorn buttons around it.  I used a marker to add stitches around the rust layer and around the sentiment.

Have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #56 – Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges DDCC#137 – Give Thanks
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 80~~Fall or Winter Theme
Anything Challenge #53 – Stitches (Real or Faux)
Crafty Catz Challenge #107 – Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge #44 – Teal (on die cut doily)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 49 --Be Thankful and Feature a Sentiment!


Pat Garvin said...

Very cute House Mouse image. I love sunflowers. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

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Sue said...

Hi Marie
a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the leaves, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, & Totally Papercrafts, sue,x

Jodie Mackrell said...

great card! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card and I love the sleepy mice, they are so sweet! Thanks for playing at anything goes this week, trace x

Céline said...

fab card, love the fall colors
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline DT Member

Sandra said...

Beautiful card:) Sandra H

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ. xxx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
Anything goes DT

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Marie and those buttons are so cute! Love all the layers!

Linda said...

Marie I think that you have just made my favorite fall card. I love the mice on the sunflowers.Great colors. Spectacular close up.

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

What beautiful fall colors. I love the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

America said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous layering and colors for this super adorable House-Mouse image. Great take on the MMSC sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness and the House-Mouse & Friends FALL challenges. Good luck on the draw! Hope you can join us again this week!

Christine said...

Wow, amazing card Marie!! There are so many wonderful elements on it. I absolutely love those leaves. I would love to know how you cut and embossed them? A die? Love that House Mouse stamp too and how you cut out the image. It works perfectly with the leaves and the rest of your card design!! I've also got to say that those little acorn buttons were really the icing on the cake. Beautiful and very creative card!!

Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Shona Erlenborn said...

Just gorgeous! So rich - just love all the textures of the card and the cute little mice to boot!

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful is your card! The stamp, techniques and the colors are wonderful! Those little meecers are darling! What a great idea with the striped doily! You are amazing, Marie!

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - love the House Mouse image - so cute.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Kerry said...

Lovely Autumn card. Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot.

Tamie said...

So thankful that you shared your beautiful card with us. So many awesome die cuts. Thank you for playing 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge
Anything goes and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge over at Catch The Bug.

Janeen said...

perfectly beautiful. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

Lori Barnett said...

awww..this is so CUTE! So glad you joined us for the challenge last time around. Hope you can play along with us for more challenges! HUGS! Lori Barnett - House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog Team