Saturday, April 11, 2015

House Mouse Birthday

Today we celebrated another birthday at Scrapbook Creations.  We are so lucky to have a place like this to gather.  April, the birthday gal, has a African theme throughout her home.  I found these great party goods at our fantastic Mighty Dollar and I loved that it combined the black zebra stripe with the bright pink since April is also very much the southern lady (yes, I do wonder why she hangs with the rest of us). 

House Mouse is one of April’s favorites so I decided to make a card that would coordinate with our color theme.  After stamping and coloring with Spectrum Noir markers, I die cut it with Spellbinders Octagonal die and popped it up on a black scalloped octagon.  The background is pink dotted Bazzill cardstock layered on black and the white card base.  The black borders are created with a Martha Stewart Deep Edge punch.

To keep the card more feminine, I used Cheery Lynn’s Miniature Rose die to create some pink flowers and added some black leafy flourishes with their Fanciful Flourish. 

The House Mouse and Friend’s Challenge theme this week is Birthday with a Sentiment so I decided to add a little surprise to the card.  

When you gently pull on the leafy flourish you find this special birthday message.

We had a really great time and April was kind enough to let me borrow her card to take a picture so I could share it with you.

Happy Birthday, April!!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 179 – Flowers  (must be handmade)
HM&F Challenge HMFMC191 - Birthdays with a Birthday Sentiment
Gruffies and Guests Challenge #16 – Patchwork or Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #15 - Anything Goes (Use any brand of die they sell)
Card Mania Challenge CMC#67 – Flowers
My Craft Creations Challenge 1/4-28/4/15 – Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge 84 - Handmade Flowers


Sandy Hulsart said...

Adorable card, such a cute image and lovely design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Snoopy said...

Such a fun card! Love the pink and black together and the way you've tucked the little tag in. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs,Snoopy :D

brenda said...

It looks like fun was had by all Marie and a great entry for our theme this month.

Have a good Sunday and thank for joining in at penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Christine said...

Awesome cute Hopper B/day your friend loved it to..this is my all time fav colour combo..& this fab image is perfect for the B/day chall theme..

Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse & friends Mon. chall..
smiles Christine xx

Beth Brovold said...

Looks like you had the celebration!! So happy that House Mouse could be!! April has great taste in stamps...wonderful card!!! Thank you for including House Mouse and Friends in you celebration...good luck!
Take care,
P.S. Hope to see you again next challenge!!

Sue said...

What a fun party, you gals look like you really had a great time. Love the theme and that little party mouse goes right with the decorations. Such a cute card, sure your friend enjoyed it. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable birthday card! I love the Happy Hopper image! And the party decorations look like so much fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #15!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cute card, Marie. Just perfect for April! Love the pink and black theme.

Shaz Earl said...

Fab card! thank you for joining us at Gruffies & Guests good luck
Shaz DT x

P.s thank you for applying for Guest Designer

Dana Desmond said...

This would be perfect for my daughters birthday. She loves anything pink, black and zebra. I love how everything coordinates. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Shirley said...

A gorgeous bright and cheerful card Marie. I am sure your friend loved it along with the lovely cake.
Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month.


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable birthday card! Love how you created it to match the party decor theme!

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful and sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Silvia said...

This sweet Card fits perfect to your Party! The cute bunny seems to enjoy your Party too.
Thanks for joining us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.
Silvia DT

Deb Bradley said...

Fabulous card love the colours and the hidden sentiment fab x

Donna Ellis said...

How cute! Marie, not only is the card adorable, but I love the staging so that we could enjoy the pretty party favors, too! Hope your week is going well. hugs, de

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, love the bright pink combo and sweet stamp.Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Birthday' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Zara Petkova said...

This is so wonderful card! Thank you for joining in Card Mania Challenge