Sunday, January 15, 2012

You Did It!!

Now that we have started a new year, there are a lot of challenge  with a “new” theme.  Not too hard since we have (hopefully) many new things to play with.  I decided I wanted to make a card that not only used new items, but also celebrated something new in life.  I wanted to do something different and decided to celebrate the joy of a new job.

I love this little lady from House Mouse called Fancy Pants.  She is so cute and all dressed up for her first day at her new job.  I have had this stamp for a while but never used it – what was I thinking!!  Does that make it new?  I colored the image with Tombows markers and cut it out with a Spellbinders' Labels Eighteen die.  I sponged the edges with a little light pink and popped it up on a blue Labels Seventeen.  The background paper is lovely and though it is an older design, it is new to me.  The yellow strip in the center is created using my new border die, Anastasia Border, from Cheery Lynn.  I cut it out twice, laid them side by side and ran seam binding ribbon (dyed with Distress Ink) down the center.

I wanted to add some tiny pink pearls but I didn’t have any.  Since I wasn’t at home when I worked on this I didn’t have a permanent ink to color them with, either.  I ended up using some red Stazon but buffed the ink on with my finger.  It worked great.  I added them to her necklace and added two larger ones to the upper right corner, along with a shoe button.  I also added a gold pearl to the purse to look like a clasp.

Thanks to all my “new” and “old” followers and friends for stopping by.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 10 - Beautiful Borders
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 90-- Use a border punch
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Spots and/or Stripes
Top Tip Challenge #67 - Anything Goes! (Tip:  Need different colored pearls for your card – rub on permanent ink.  If you want it darker, rub the ink pad directly on the pearls.)
Bling It On January Challenge #11 – New Beginnings
Corrosive Challenge #140 – Ring In The New Year (something new on your creation)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #115 – Use Something New
Crafty Creations Challenge #152 – Something New
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #130 – Spots and Stripes
One Stop Craft Challenge #165 – On the Spot & Ribbon
Ooh La La Challenge #96 - New Beginnings
Phindy's Place Challenge #88 - Tic Tac Toe (Buttons, Ribbon, Distressing)
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #122 – Something New
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #99 - Spots and Stripes
Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #190 – Sketch

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #151 – Photo Inspiration


Cheryl said...

Awww, this is adorable! I love that little mouse with her pearls and even a little lipstick. :) Fab coloring on it, too. Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Marie :-) the image is adorable and the colours and embellies are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sue from Oregon said...

Super! So fun and cheerful with these bright colors! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

ladyjanet_56 said...

what a fab card I love the layout & image it's just brill, love the pearl necklace, thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet

Bettina L. said...

Oh my gosh this mouse look so foxy with lipstick, high heels and that lovely pearl necklace on;) Love the use of shoe and colours too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Wendi said...

Wow Gorgeous card and image that mouse is soooo cute
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so cute, what a great image, Love how you coloured her in,thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

Donna Ellis said...

What a cheery, bright, happy (or shall I say "Hoppy") card! all those background layers and the border are fabulous, Marie. The little hopper is colored so sweetly! Super cute with the little pearls and pink shoe in the corner. LOVE IT! thanks for sharing, Marie.

Karalee Ingram said...

House Mouse stamps are just so stinkin' cute. Your card brings a smile. Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

haha!! how cute!! Love it! love way you have coloured her and love the shoe in the top corner too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly with a new one starting tomorrow so don't forget to check the winners on the side bar too! and good luck :0)

Mary Jo said...

Adorable! What a darling image! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a cute little image! Your coloring is just gorgeous and all your embellies - especially the necklace - just awesome. Great card Marie.

Elaine Stark said...

She is the cutest mouse. a lovely card. hanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday and sharing a good tip. Elaine

Debra G Smith said...

This is just to darn cute! Lovin the I think you did a wonderful job on it.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at The Corrosive Challenge.

WencheP said...

This is fabulous, love the pearls. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Miesje said...

Very fun! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

sioux said...

a great colourful card thanks for joining us at Bling it on and good luck
Sue x

carol said...

gorgeous card, love the image, thanks for sharing your new items with us at CRAFTY CATZ, good luck in the challenge, x carol

Sandra said...

So stunning is your card :) Sandra H

gina g said...

Fabulous card i love the image it always makes me smile lol.
Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Archana said...

Cute card. Love the image and sentiment is fun.
Thanks for playing along with us @ sentimental sundays.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, great papers and cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Annette said...

Fab image, love the red lips and huge shoes!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, we've got a new sketch challenge starting today. We'd love to see you play again this fortnight. Annette xx

Calypso's Crafts said...

how adorable is this card!! love her beaded necklace!!! Too cute!!Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.


Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - love the spots and stripes . Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

Pat Garvin said...

She is a cutie. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Keilly said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!

Buladi said...

What a cheery, bright, happy card. all those background layers and the border are fabulous, Marie.Super cute with the little pearls and pink shoe in the corner.

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Aunty Sue said...

So cute, thanks for joining Crafty Catz ths week

Designing with Debbie said...

Cute card, very colorful. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Jenn said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays in our Ribbon Challenge!