Saturday, June 30, 2012

Have An Ice Day

Well, I finally made it home, but not after a bit more excitement.  I was able to get things settled on my car, though final repairs are still pending.  In the meantime the air conditioning went out where we were staying.  It was very hard to be creative when it is almost 90 degrees in the house.  I decided to stay a few more days so I would be available to let the repair man in, since Trisha had to return to work.  Finally had air on Saturday night so on Sunday we ate a wonderful brunch and did a little more scrapbooking/cardmaking.  Monday I planned to eat an early lunch at the restaurant Trisha works at and head home.  I had the whole car loaded, went to start the car, and it wouldn’t start.  Grrrrr!!  Called AAA but ended up having to unpack the whole car and have it towed to a local Buick dealer to get it fixed.  Luckily it was something minor (cost more to diagnose than to fix)so Tuesday morning I tried to leave again.  After a lovely breakfast with Trisha and her boyfriend, I headed home and actually made it!!  Now that I am settled back in I can do some posting.

Today’s card is for the House Mouse and Friend’s Challenge of Liquid Refreshments for Hot Summer Days.  I used the image, Splish, Splash...A Citrus Bath, colored with my new alcohol markers.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders’ Circle Nestie and layered it on a cute pink background created with a 4” circle and a Martha Stewart corner punch.  My friend, April, shared this with me and has a great tutorial here. 

The lacy white rectangle is die cut using Marianne Design’s Craftables Die, Lacey Rectangle.  I ran a strip of yellow paper lace down the center. This is all layered on some lovely cardstock from Basic Grey’s Olivia collection called McKinley.  It is a great combination of some of my favorite colors – pink, green and teal.  The sentiment is Ice Day from Inky Antics and was perfect for this card.  I also add 4 little square jewels that looked like mini icecubes.

With temperatures well over 100 degrees in many places, hope you find this cute little critter refreshing.  Try to stay cool!! 

E. Marie 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
HM&F Challenge #122 (HMFMC122) - Liquid Refreshments for Hot Summer Days
Basic Grey Challenge #71 – Favorite Color Combo
Stamp and Create June Challenge – Bold and Bright
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #151 – Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #137 – Something Yellow
Charisma Cardz Challenge #25 – Anything Goes   
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – Lace it
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 112 - Francesca's Sketch


downrightcrafty said...

so sweet and love the image choice and the layout so pretty, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)
pss I have candy linked to this challenge if you are interested :)

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card :)x

Suzi said...

Fabulous card Marie, I love that sweet HM stamp and your design. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck in the draw.

Rica said...

Hi Marie, I love those stunning colours and papers, fabulous colouring of that sweet little Mouse chilling !!

hugs Heather xx
Thanks so much to join us with the House Mouse and Frieds challenge

Christine said...

Hi Marie lovely colours great design & this cute image defo got the awww factor lovely work..

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this wk.

smiles Christine x

Sue said...

Wonderful image for this challenge and colored beautifully. Great color choices too. I doubt we would find this so cute in real life though, hee hee! Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Brenda said...

Too cute!

sjouks kaarten said...

Thanks for joining us at sunday sketch and stamp!
X Sjoukje

April said...

Really cute! This is a great layout. We should have done what this little mouse is doing -- last night. Marie and I went to see a fireworks display and at 10pm it was still in the 90s! Great job, marie1

Gemma said...

fab creation!! Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Jannie said...

This is so very mice!!! The mouse is soooo cute! Love what you did with the Lace challenge!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs