Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Good Evening Ladies, yes I know its another late one but Ive been trying to find a image amoung my House Mouse stamps that could be used for this Challenge which is "New Beginings" and Ive decided after much deliberation to use this one and call it New Friends, and Im hoping I will be allowed to get away with that.
Ive stamped the image onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens afterwhich I cut it out with my Nestabilitie Label Die No.7 and then drew around the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of C&C stamps and thought it was just right for this image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of green pearlescent card and one of three papers from Summer Driggs Free Downloads this one is called "Inspiration" and the first paper is an all over flower pattern in several colours, the second is a beige paper with white flowers and Ive used my new Martha Stewart border punch Cherish down the edges and the third a green check paper this was mounted onto another piece of the green card and stuck down the middle of the card.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle and my sentiment below this was attached with pearl brads, and created two swirls with some green pearls, to finish of Ive used two more papers from the same digi paper set and created two flowers and with some punched out leaves in shades of brown stuck it to the top left handside with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:


Rach said...

I think that this card works brilliantly for a new friendship Shirley, and what a fabulous card it is.. I really must dust off my house mouse stamps and get some coloured up.. they are adorable..xx

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley.
Your card is very great. The image is totally great and your papers are beautiful.

Hugs Claudia

Doreen said...

A stunning card Shirley a gorgeous image and your layout is

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
What can I say. The image is so sweet (I love the house mouse designs) and it works so well with all your other elements on the card. Love it.
Shirl x

Pops x said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image really sweet, gorgeous colours and papers too, big hugs love Pops x x x

heidy said...

Oh wow Shirley,what a sweet card and so beautiful colourd,
Have a nice evening
Big hugs Heidy

celia said...

Lieve Shirley, wat heb je er een mooi kaartje van gemaakt!Super!Deze stempel is zo schattig, je zou er zo willen bijkruipen!Hihi!
Heel veel liefs,Celia.

Wishcraft said...

Aww this is so sweet! Love the image and lovely papers :o) Lisa x

Christine said...

Hi Shirley adorable HM creation..gorgeous image & colouring & Yes think you can get away with your interpretation of NEW Friends..what a clever way to use the image..fab colours great take on the chall..thanks for sharing & joining us on our HM & Friends Monday chall. New Year blog hop ..hope your lucky with one of the 16 prizes..

smiles Christine xx

Crafty Chris said...

Ahhh what a cutie and love the colours on this one, how do you get such a good photo Shirley ????
Chris x

Elaine said...

What a fabulous card Shirley, and new friends are certainly New Beginnings.
Love the sweet image and the papers are gorgeous. Very pretty floral embellies too.

Love and hugs
Elaine xxx

Autumn Mist said...

This is beautiful, Shirley. I am a bit hesitant to buy a HM stamp as I'm not sure I'd colour it very well. Do you do it in a particular way? They are so sweet, though, aren't they?

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley and such a lovely idea to have a new friends card
love and hugs Mandy xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww a totally gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

dolcreations said...

Oh look at these cute is this! I love this for a friendship card. Gorgeous! I just love the spring feel to it!!!!!

Rica said...

Oh Shirley, this is so adorable, love the image - beautifully colours and fabulous lo and papers. Course you can get away with it!!!

So glad you could join in the House Mouse challenge and blog hop,
Heather xx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

I'm so "hoppy", that you my blog friend.
Your card is again very nicely done and the motive sweetly again.

chris said...

So beautiful Shirley, so very special, really love the house mouse designs. so gorgeous. hugs chris xx

Donnas Den said...

Beautiful card, Shirley.

Donna xx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley, I absolutely love the image x

Linda w said...

Stunning card, fab colouring again. I love housemouse, not seen this one before. Really lovely paper choices and just love the green pearl swirls. Hugs lin

Lia said...

wonderful shirley I love the colors
hugs Lia

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow shirley... there i go again. ok, truth be told.... your cards just wow me! every time! so.... WOW! gorgeous!

hugs :)

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

A really great card. So cute image and all this great extras. Love all the sparkle too. Thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good luck! And I hope to see you again.

Hugs, Natascha

Sue from Oregon said...

Awww. when this card opened in my browser I fell in love with it! Wonderful your choice of nesties too! Thanks for joining our hop and our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

mansi said...

AWW!!WONDERFULLY PRETTY CARD,loved the image and your design looks fab.

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
Beautiful card..Love the House Mouse image and it fits your theme perfectly..Sorry it's been such a long time between visits but hopefully things have taken a turn for the better,and I'll get more time for crafting and blogging...Hope your well???..
Mandy xx

Melodie said...

Oh, Shirley, this is again a very beautiful card. The image is so cute, I love also the wonderful design.

Sadilla said...

wow so cute... those litle bunniesa are totally adorable! Great card dear! =)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Shirley, such a sweet image

Diane said...

This is so cute, Shirley and fabulous colouring! That new Cherish punch is great isn't it? I couldn't resist!
Diane x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shirley :-) this image is just sooo cute and your colouring and design are fab !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi Shirely, this is just adorable! New friends are one of the best new beginnings and these two looks so precious! Great coloring and papers and layout are lovely. thanks for joining us for our Blog Hop and challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done!



This is adorable Shirley - love the way you've created the Nestie layer by drawing around the frame. The image is super-cute and as always, you've created a beautiful card. Have a great weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

mueppi said...

Ohhhh. Shirley
I love this cute image and yyour colouring!
The papers and details are gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!!!!!!
Love and hugs Gisela

Whimcees said...


This is such a pretty card! Love it! I keep forgetting my HM images - too much to create with, too little time!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Barbara Diane

Mina said...

I think its a brilliant choice Shirley and I love the HM image its sssssoooooooo cute
Mina xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, what a gorgeous creation adorable image and gorgeous colours and layout, big hugs love Pops x x x

Claire Phillips said...

I did just sit here saying Awwwwww out loud! That is one oh so gorgeous card! Cheers Claire x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Your card is stunning, the image is
beautifully colored ...........


Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Oh those little house mice are just too cute. They make me smile every time I look at them.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley this is just a pure delight to see that image is gorgeous and those papers and flowers look great. I have left you something on my blog.
Lorraine x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Adorable Shirley!! I just love that image, the coloring, the layout, and the nesties you used. Too cute! A new friend would love it!

E.T said...

so adorable!

Tracy said...

Really gorgeous, I love it. Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for January