Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bearlymine Designs Thirteenth Challenges - "Summertime"

If only I wish it was "Summertime" so far this year weve only had a few days of decent weather as its been cold, wet and windy but Im hoping that this fortnights Challenge will start to warm things up but dont blame me if it doesnt. Anyway this theme has been picked by my fellow Bearlymine Designs team member Marie and she has chosen this and we are being sponsered by the following companies.

And what fabulous prizes they are to and Im sure you will definitely want to have a chance of winning them, just wish we could to. Anyway heres my card for this Challenge.
And if this image doesnt warm you up Im not sure what will, Ive used this House Mouse summer image for my card and coloured it with my copic and tria pens, then used the Nestabilitie Die No.17 to cut it out then drawn around the die onto some yellow card to create the mount, the sentiment is one from the same set of unmounted stamps and I have treated it in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of yellow card and one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Paper Lace" design digi set, the first a very pretty white and yellow lace edged one, then on top is yet another yellow paper from the set but it has been cut into a 5" square and around all the edges I have used a beach border and corner set from Martha Stewart, this was laid at a jaunty angle on top of the first mount. Then I have wrapped a bright ribbon down the middle and attached to the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with my sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side, to finish of I have used a prima net flower with two aster's either side and punched out leaves in the top left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pop over to the Bearlymine Designs Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the team have created for you and I do hope it will inspire you to take part in this fortnights Challenge.


Sadilla said...

very cute card!!! they look like me, at noon, at the beach!!! =))))

Doreen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.xxx

Jules said...

Tee hee Shirley .. .. I love that sentiment alongside your cute little image.

I can almost feel the heat coming from your card.

I wonder if we will have any hot summer days when all we can do is lounge about like this?

Love Jules xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is beautiful Shirely. The little mice look like they are having a great time!
Clare x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the image x

Janette said...

Morning Shirley, Gorgeous card, love the image which you coloured so beautifully.....

We are not having a good summer are we....it's either raining or blowing us off our feet...yesterday was the first really hot day in a while but today it's back to freezing cold again...lol...I surrender...lolxxxx

America said...

Beautiful papers, lovely shells border and fab color combo!! An adorable House-Mouse card and perfect take on our **SUMMER** challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! Hope to see you again next time too! :)

Anonymous said...

what a funny image- i love it! and the papers too

Christine said...

Hi Shirley wowzer girl this just screams SUMMER these cute guys lapping up the sun..lol stunning colouring gorgeous creation love it..

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends "Summer" chall.

smiles Christine xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Shirley,I love those sunbathing mice.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley, what a lovely summer image, love that little mouse trying to keep cool with his fan! Great papers and design and I love that shell border. hanks for joining us at HM&F this time round.

Brenda GDT

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

brenda said...

I love House Mouse Shirley, so love this, beautifully coloured as well.

Thanks so much for your visits, I so appreciate them even if I can't gad about blogland as much I would like.

B x

mueppi said...

Good evening Shirley
what a gorgeous card!!!!
That image is so lovely and your colouring is great!
With love Gisela

Pat said...

Shirley this is the most adorable care evah!!!! I love House Mouses and you did a fabulous job on this creation. Thank you for joining us at PCI's Beach Challenge.

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Shirley..you've brought some much needed sunshine into our lives today!
A beautiful warm and sunshiny card, lets all hope it does the trick and improves the Great British weather!

Love & hugs
Elaine xxx

Tracy said...

Awwwww super cute Shirley, I love that image and your nestie shapes look great with it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley those Mices are really lapping up the sun in that image definitely an 'I wish You were Here' image, lol, you have coloured it to perfection I love your choice of papers and that flower
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi Shirely, what a cute summer card you came up with. What could be more fun than enjoying the beach. Beautiful papers and colors. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Shirl said...

A beautiful design and the House mice are so cute. I agree with your comments on the weather and as today is the longest day (I think) maybe it will be the key to change!
Shirl. xx

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
I want to be such a little mouse.....
Your card is so wonderful, really summer.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

I love this image :) Your card is amazing Shirley......


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, wonderful card Shirley.

Miranda said...

Shirley this is indeed one of the cuttiest images O ever saw, how adorable, it is, love your card
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

Céline said...

beautiful card, love that cute image
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline SSC DT

Spyder said...

I love this card! House Mouse are quicky becoming my fav's next to Penny Black! Fabulous colouring, makes me think I should get some more Copics as I've so far gone for ProMarkers! Have a great Weekend! Hugs

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is so darn cute! (And I don't like mice...but these are adorable!

Anonymous said...

They are so cute staying cool realy love them Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Sue from Oregon said...

This is so fun...the MS punch added a nice touch to your beach creation! Hope you can join us tomorrow for our next House Mouse challenge! ♥ Sue K