Sunday, August 19, 2012

Double Trouble

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I wanted a fresh summer look and this summer we seem to have a lot of dragonflies around so I decided to use an older stamp call Dragonfly-ing 02.  The current House Mouse Challenge is to use a stamp that has a least 2 mice but I used Spellbinders Circle dies to give it the look of two images.  I created a larger circle from some Paula Deen paper I found at Michaels.  All other papers are from Basic Grey’s Green at Heart Collection.  The background is Lush, the green layers are Apple, and the bright pink for the flowers is Basil. 

For the sentiment I used an “H” from an older Basic Grey alphabet set and placed it in a circle over a cute saying from an older All Night Media set I had.  The flowers were created using Cheery Lynn’s Miniature Rose Die.  I used yellow jewels in the middle of the flowers and added a touch of glitter to the centers of the flowers in the large circle and the dragonfly wings.   

Sometimes you make a card that just comes together easily and makes you smile.  After not feeling very inspired lately with all the craziness at my house, this card gave me a big smile!! 

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge 75 – Anything Goes
HM&F Challenge #126 (#HMFMC126) - Double Trouble
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 121 - "Friendship"
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Animal Antics
Anything Goes Challenge 73 - Summer Days
Clearly Inspired Challenge #58 (CIC58) – Circles
Craft Your Passion Challenge 123 – Gone Buggy
The Crafty Pad Challenge #184 – To “Die” For
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge #103 {4CCC-103} - Circles, Circles and more Circles
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC219 – Square Cards!
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge – Friends (used older stamp, alphabet, and sentiment)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #132 – All About Friendship


Sandra H said...

Marie. Your card is beautiful, the background paper is gorgeous and your dies and images totally stunning a perfect finish to your card x

Brenda said...

Totally adorable!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning card - really beautiful colours and image and those flowers are just perfect! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Sandy Hulsart said...

E. Marie, what an adorable card, I love House Mouse! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Lin said...

Love all the circles in your design; a really fun card, too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great idea to break up the stamp into "two"! Super card!

Cheryl said...

How adorable! Love those little mice. Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles this week.

downrightcrafty said...

wow great papers and beautiful use of the circles perfect how the image joins up, what an inspirational idea, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

brenda said...

Good morning Marie,

Was a very pretty card, beautiful colours and love the design with the two little mice in the circles.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

B x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation! love how you have done the circles

Thank you for joining in the fun at House Mouse & Friends challenges for our * Double Trouble* challenge

Hope you will join us again, good luck
Hugs Shaz x

Theresa said...

This is a fab much detail and a fun layout. It is indeed a smiley card! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Tracy Boobaloo said...

Beautiful I love all things house mouse and this card is just perfect !
Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week. x

Tamie said...

Oh I am in love with the images you used. Love the soft colors of your card too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Donna Hanley said...

Wonderful card. I love how you came up with the two mice in the circles. Your little flowers and papers are all so sweet and I love your sentiment. Thank you for playing along with House Mouse this week. Best of luck to you.

Dawn said...

Such a pretty & cute card!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our To Die For Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

carol said...

adorable card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ with our animal theme

Winnie and Patty said...

Marie--what an adorable House mouse card!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

DesignerDiva said...

Sper card I love how the image goes across the 2 circles!
Thanks for playing along at Oldie But A Goodie and I hope you will join us again and also for playing along at LCI with the Ladybugs
Laurie xx

Leanne said...

Wonderful that image, and the! Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! TFS!

Kate said...

Wonderful colrs & gorgeous paper. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

debbi taylor said...

love the image!
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

Steph said...

So cute! Love that layout! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card - love the cute mice! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Pat Garvin said...

I LOVE this. GREAT!! design. Thanks for joining SpeedyFox and Friends.

Angie said...
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Angie said...

What a clever design!!!! Those mice are just too cute!!!! Thanks for joining SpeedyFox and Friends this week!

Susan Flynn said...

You have certainly achieved your fresh summer look with this darling card! Thanks for sharing at Delightful hugs Susan x

Sue said...

Love the layout of your card and those sweet images. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Glad you had fun making the card, we enjoyed seeing it.


susiestacey said...

Great card, love how you have used the circles, it really emphasizes the image.
Thank you for joining in the Whiskers &/or Wings Challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

darcy48 said...

Good Morning Marie what a lovely card. I love how you have used the image and I am loving the colours you have used hugs Arlinex

Dot said...

I love your card, Marie, glad to hear it maked you happy as well.
Great layout, I love the way tou have put together the two mice.
Thank you for joining in the fun at House Mouse & Friends for our 'Double Trouble' challenge
Hope you will join us again and good luck.

Julie said...

Such a clever layout Marie! Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs summer fun challenge! Hope you join us again next time, Julie.x

Crafteezee said...

What a great layout, love those little guys. Thanks for playing with us at BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy x