Monday, August 15, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,, Lets Get Fruity :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you are all fit and well and looking forward to another week of crafting :-) I really enjoyed the ATC challenge last time and will definitely be making more of them, fab way to use up all your scraps ! Your entries were all amazing and what brilliant ideas ,, it really is amazing how much detail you can fit into such a small space :-)

This fortnight it is my turn to choose the theme ,,,,


there are so many House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffie images that involve fruits that I am sure you will all find one to fit ,, if not you can always adapt and use fruity papers/charms etc instead :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Judy at Pizzazz Aplenty, one lucky entrant will win a surprise pack of goodies worth $10 !! :-)

( I was lucky enough to win the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge recently and won a prize ,, it was fabulous ! lots of yummy goodies for me to enjoy :-) ,, thanks Judy xx )

We are also sponsored by K’nK Designs so some lovely digi images on offer too :-) Thanks K Joy :-)

For my card I used this super cute Full of Hot Air image, don’t you just love all the effort he is putting into blowing out the candle ha ha :-) I coloured with my trusty copics and inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, I added a few dabs of Star Dust stickles here and there and glossy accents to the candle :-) I cut the image and a mat out using a Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle and added an eyelet to hang a strawberry charm through, the charm and beige twine was a RAK from America xx The papers are Basic Grey from the Life of the Party pack ( LOVE this pack ! ) I tied some Jillibean Twine around the card, made a bow and popped on a button, I then added some Hero Arts Blush Dots to finish.

Our fabulous GD’s ,Gemma and Squirrel and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

Basic Grey Challenge ,,,, Sizzling Summer

Craft Your days Away ,,, Birthday Celebrations

Crafty Calendar ,,, Hot Colours

Card Makin Mama’s ,,,,, Birthday Cards

Fun With Shapes and More ,, Die Cut + Twine

Fussy and Fancy ,,, use a lot ,, at least 3 of your fave embellies ,,, my new blush dots :-)

4 Crafty Chicks ,,,, twine

Craft Us Crazy ,,,,,, Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Birthdays


Dot said...

Lovely card and really pretty papers-and image of course ;)
hugs Dorte

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

tilly said...

a beautiful card, he is blowing really hard, just as well there is only 1 candle! lol

Squirrel said...

Gorgeous, and just such a cute design. I love the mat shape and how you've staggered the placement.
Thanks for letting me join in with the team again, and have a great week!
Rosey x

Sue said...

Hi Lorriane, he is a sweetie and he is putting in a lot of wind power to blow out that candle. Love the glossy accents on the candle. And the baker's twine is a great touch. Such a cute card!, Love everything about it.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awwww... this is so sweet. I like the waxy look to the candle and great charm to match.

Jill said...

beautiful card Lols love the hm image and the gloss on the candle makes it look so real fab hugs Jill xx

America said...

super adorable. Love the colors and the design!!! That glaze on the candle is waxy perfect!! Love this.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
I love the gorgeous colours and papers you have used on this beautiful card. The image is so cute.
Fiona x

Jacee said...

Love the colour on this one Lorraine, and who could resist that super sweet image, lovely!
Hugs Jacee

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Lols, I LOVE this card!!! The red and cream color is so perfect with this image! Gorgeous coloring and fabulous design! Hope you're having a great time!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

How sweet is this, just gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Sue said...

Hi hun
have to say luv ya new piccie.
Totally gorgeous cardm awesome colouring, luv the glossy candle, pretty papers & embelies, luv ya card below hun, sue,x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation ♥ Pops x x x

Benzi said...

Ooh, what an adorable creation. Now, I need the wonky rectangle..very cool. Your charm and glossy accents are a great addition to that cute, cute image. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Lynne in NI said...

MMmmm, strawberries are my favoutites! Yummy card!

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Lols, lovely little image he looks so alone tho lol. Joey x

Sue from Oregon said...

I know this sounds strange...but I love the "antiquey" feeling of this card!

debby4000 said...

Oh the little mousey is adorable, gorgeous card Lols.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, very sweet image :o)
Jackie xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning hun love that image and those strawberries look good enough to eat hugs cherylxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Super, duper card Lols. Just love your mousey image and those gorgeous BG papers.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week and good luck !


Jo x

Anonymous said...

Lols, I just adore this hun!! That candle is so real looking!! What a fun challenge!! :)

Tamie said...

How cute is he. Boy this would have been a great birthday card for my mom. I love, love, love that image and oh the twine is rockin. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

yours truly said...

This is so sweet! Love the colours!

Regards, Hilda

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable. Strawberries look good enough to eat. Thank you for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck.


Annchen said...

I never see it before ... a wonderful card. Love the vintage look

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! Love everything about it!

Thank you for particpating in the Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes challenge!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, your colouring and shading is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our birthday celebrations. Good luck x

Anonymous said...

Lorraine this is such a beautiful card, I showed your card to a few people here they LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! its just perfect! and the way you added the Glossy accents too! just finishes it off :0) hugs me x