Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Showers With House Mouse

My favorite scrapbook store, Scrapbook Creations, held a fundraiser for the March Of Dimes on Saturday so several of us went to give our support.  It was a fun day of stamping with friends and door prizes.  I was actually able to get a good start on several projects.

House Mouse & Friends have a “Springtime” challenge this week and nothing says spring more than showers and flowers.  I colored this sweet little guy with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, cut it out with a Spellbinders’ circle die, and layered it on a Spellbinders’ Blossoms 3 die cut.

The background is created with a Darice Crackle embossing folder, which I lightly sanded.  I used a combination of an EK Success Garden Flower Chain Large Edger Punch, Cheery Lynn’s Miniature Rose, and yellow polka dot Shine On Basic Gray paper for the three floral strips in the background.

I used the following sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge.
Well, we are definitely having April showers (along with lots of thunder) so I better finish up.  I’ll be back soon.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge 91 – Clean and Simple (Shine On Paper)
Crafter’s Companion April Challenge – Flowers (Darice Crackle Embossing Folder)
HM&F Challenge #HMFMC142 – Springtime
Allsorts Challenge Week 202 – Letter of Your Name (Marie/M for Mouse)
Craft Your Passion Challenge 158 – Adorable Animals
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Fur Or Feathers
Crafty Calendar April Challenge - "Sunshine and Showers"


Julie Z said...

What a coincidence!....I was just at a March of Dimes fundraiser last month! And I also got lots done, at first - until my kids came he he! But then I had lots of fun helping them create. They had a blast!
And I just bought that Darice EF you used on your card just the other day myself! Can't wait to try it out on something now! Cute card Marie!

downrightcrafty said...

so beautiful and love the image, so pretty, thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cute little image, Marie! I love your take on the three lines from the sketch - really clever.

Anne Temple said...

So cute. Love the color combo and that crackle embossing looks so cool.

MommyScraps said...

Love the texture! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

Brenda said...

What a sweet card. Love the little House Mouse images :)

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card and a fabulous image you have used x

Debbie said...

Great card thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin', Debbiex

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is a really cute card and a lovely take on our sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! :)
Lizy xx

Sue said...

Loving that crackle background on your adorable HM card. Little mouse looks like he's singing in the rain! Beautifully colored and decorated. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Donna Ellis said...

A happy, cheerful card, Marie, with your trademark gorgeous colors. So sweet!

Gita said...

I love that crackle background. Will have to look into that folder. Cute image too.

xxxtglxxx said...

Adorable card - this really made me smile! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Dot said...

Such a darling spring card, with a super cute image- I really love your embossing.
Thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge,and I hope to see you tomorrow for a new challenge.

Lorraine said...

This card is such a cutie.
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters Companion Challenge. Good Luck.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Karalee said...

Too cute! I love HM, too. :)