Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A Card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Good Morning Ladies, well I hope that the weather near you is better than it is here in Gloucestershire as it looks as if we are in for some heavy rain the sky is black and its now gone dark again. Anyway Ive got some good news for you today Ive been picked to join Donna and Cheryl's The Papershelter Design Team, Im really excited about this as its the first weekly Challenge Team I will be joining and Im sure I will find it a challenge to keep up but I hope that I shall enjoy being part of a very talented team, so do please pop along and see how we get on when we officially start the challenges which will probably be in middle of February.
Todays card is for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge "Embossing" and Ive used this sweet little image of a mouse boating on a fish pond. Ive stamped him onto a piece of white card and coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards Ive cut him out with my Nestabilitie Die Label No.2 and the sentiment is another from the same set of stamps and Ive cut it out with the same die, both have been mounted onto faux mounts where Ive used the same size die and drawn around the outer edge of the die then cut them out by hand.
Now Ive been asked several times about the card I use for my mounts and my embossing, its actually Pearlescent Card its 250gsm, and I buy it from Alexander Paper Supplies if you click on their name you will see all about it. Ive used a paper from the Nitwit Downloads this one has a scroll pattern which reminded me of waves for the first layer, and the second is a leaf pattern and I cut a strip and used one of Martha Stewart border punches down both sides and laid in down slightly to the left, over this I have laid a large square of dark blue pearlescent card which I have put through my cuttlebug with a scroll embossing folder, then around the middle Ive wrapped a dark blue satin ribbon and attached it to the back.
The mounted image was then positioned towards the right and the sentiment at the bottom on the left, to finish of Ive stuck three small fish buttons.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Anonymous said...

I love this mouse image

Donnas Den said...

Fab card, Shirley. Congratulations on your DT appointment. I'm sure you'll manage to keep up very well.

Donna xx

Sol said...

So Cute!!! Love the image!!! Just Floating by to wish you a nice day!! :)...

Fantasic Dry Embossing... The shiny paper you have used, makes is Gorgeous!!! :o)

Autumn Mist said...

Hi Shirley, I just wanted to tell you my beautiful cards have come, and they are absolutely stunning, thankyou so much. I am not surprised you've been selected to be on a design team, the quality of your work is outstanding. The leaves and flowers are particularly beautiful, I just want to touch them all the time!

heidy said...

Hi Shirley,that's fantastic news,I'm sure you do it great.
Gorgeous card,as always.
XXX Heidy

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

A beautyful card, a lovely image and pretty colors. Wonderful!!!

Hugs Claudia

Tracy said...

Awww Shirley your image looks so cute,adorable creation. Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for January

Mina said...

huge congratulations on your new DT spot Shirley, so well deserved too...fabulous HM image and a gorgeously bright card
Mina xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Shirley lovely little mouse and love the embossing I should get the ones you sent me out and do a bit of embossing it is very stylish on a card.
Chris x

Emma said...

Huge congrats on your dt and your card is gorgeous. I love the image and the little fishes.
Hugs Emma x

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Really gorgeous card, love the image, cute...

Thanks for the card Shirley, I won't open till the day if thats OK with you, am sure it's gorgeous though, it was such a kind thought.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

gina g said...

Beautiful card Shirley i love these little mice. luv gina xx

Christine said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous HM creation stunning colour combo sweet image great take on the embossing chall...thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

martina's kaartjes said...

What a pretty card ! love it !
great image,
greetings, martina

Alysha said...

Just gorgeous Shirley, love house mouse xxxx Aly xxxx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Shirley so love these images and your embossing is perfect. Raining here too aggg, congratulations on your DT position so well deserved as your work is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card, what a fun image, just soooo cute ! Love the colours you have used too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo xx

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely card Shirley..such a gorgeous image. You will do the Dt position proud - love that cheeky cupid one of theirs. Cheers Claire x

Audrey said...

What an adorable card Shirley! I just love the way you color!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww 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

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

this cars are very cute and congratulation for the new DT and i am happy to work with you....


Jules said...

Awwww... Shirley .. .. I love your really cute little House Mouse. He is so sweet and so perfectly coloured.

Great little fish buttons too.

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

Whoo Hoo!! Congratulations Shirley on The Papershelter DT position!!
You're a fabulous addition to the team.
Beautiful card, such a sweet image and I love the different shades of blue.

Big hugs Shirley

Love Elaine xxx

Spyder said...

Well done on your DT post lucky you!! Fabulous House Mouse Card. I'm a new fan! ((Hugs ((Lyn))

Barry Percy said...

Hi Shirley, I love your House-Mouse Designs® card creation. The addition of the fish, on the bottom right of the card, was a wonderful idea. It would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it and any other House-Mouse Designs®, HappyHoppers® and/or Gruffies® cards, you've
created, on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
Click here

Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

chelsea said...

How cute is this card! Like it!

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Sue said...

Oh, what great colors! That swirl pearl paper makes your little image just pop. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Shirley.

Livert said...

Congratulation. Looking forward to working with you. Hugs Liv xx

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, stunning colours, papers and brilliant colouring of your little 'mousie'!!

Congrats on your new DT post and thank so much for joining us at both House Mouse & Friends and the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
such a cute card, the image is so sweet, I love the papers and the colours very much.

mueppi said...

Hello Shirley
your card is so wonderful and I love the paper and your colouring!
It`s fantastic!
Lov and hugs Gisela

Rainmac said...

Fabulous news about your new DT position and this is such a gorgeous card, I love the colours x

Patty said...

How did I get so far behind commenting? I (am afraid of mice) but think this guy is cute enough to cuddle. I love the way he is colored. This is a very cute card. I am in awe of your talent!

Lisa said...

Aw such a cute little image! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at HM&F Challenge this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my that is some pretty paper! Thanks for sharing the info on it as well as you wonderful creation for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Amazing card. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha