Monday, September 24, 2012

It’s Autumn Already !! :-)

Hi all :-) Well it’s back to school now,, the kids all went back today and the University starts next week ,, this summer has flown by ! It is still lovely and sunny here though and not TOO hot, lovely :-)
It’s time for a new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and this time it’s the lovely Dorte’s turn to choose the theme ,,,


ooh, talking of harvest, Ray was out picking his olives  yesterday and only collected one bucket full from our 2 trees,, which will make about a litre of oil, not a good crop this year, and he said he doesn’t think he will take them for pressing,,,, I said, oh take them, a litre is better than nothing, and he said ,,, but I will feel a right idiot (or words to that effect) taking a bucket when there are truck loads piled high pulling in ,,,, LOL ,,, he has a point eh !! :-)  did make me laugh tho :-)

anyhoo’s ,,, moving on to the challenge ,,, 

We are sponsored by House Mouse Designs  and they will be giving one lucky entrant a fabulous $25 Gift Certificate to their store :-)


I used this very cute image from a Joanna Sheen Leaves  set, the original stamp is much larger and is called Don’t Leaf Without Me :-)

I love these cute meeces having fun jumping onto the leaf pile and there is ickle Monica trying to pluck up the courage lol ,, :-) I coloured with Copics and you can’t really see so well on the photo but I chalked the sky using Pan Pastels.  

I will link all the products I used at the bottom of this post :-)

Close Up 

Inside View 

Thanks for looking :-) Our fabulous GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous cards so please pop by the HM&F Challenge blog to see them :-)
Challenges :
Addicted to Stamps ,,, Autumn Colours
Creative Inspirations Paint ,,, Fall Colours
Joanna Sheen Challenge , So Sweet ,,, I think this image is sweet :-)
Craftymess ….. Distress/Aged
Secret Crafter ,,,, Distressing
Colour Me Creative ,, Fall Colours
Creatalicious ,,, Colour/Photo Inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks ,,, Leaves


Whisper said...

Super layout, colours and image, Luv Sam x

Sue - bearhouse said...

this is gorgeous Lols, such a fab image and I love the detailing

Hugs Sue

Gail said...

So cute!

America said...

Awesome coloring, fabby FALL details and design.Love it! :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Dora said...

This is a real darling Lorraine, what a sweetie image, and loving the Autumnal colours xxx

Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful card Lorraine. xx

Penny said...

Love this card, Lorraine! The image is darling, the design is fabulous, love your papers and colors! :^) Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

Lols, this is so precious hun!! I just LOVE this image and your colors are gorgeous!!! :)

HappyCrafter said...

Such a fun card, it makes me smile :-) The DP and colours sure look good together, and the distressed edges are a nice touch.

downrightcrafty said...

oh gosh love the way you have matched the criss cross of the image with the paper panels looks great and beautiful colouring too
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

I love this image too!! Distressed edges look great with it. And all your details are so nice. Great Fall card.


Dot said...

Such a darling card, Lols, beautiful colouring... I love the papers and the distressed look.
hugs Dorte

Nicole said...

Such a lovely autumcard. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck and hope to see you soon. Hugs, Nicole

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lols - love the warm Autumnal colours and cute HM image.
Thanks for popping by my blog :o)
Debs xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our final challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous and sooo cute too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Tamie said...

Loving all of those fabulous leaves and the distressing on your layout is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine
Awww this is so sweet, I love the colours and the papers. Cute image too. Gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Sharon said...

Love your card Lorraine. The house mouse image is so cute and I love your layout and all your added details.
Hugs Sharon. x

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our leaves challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

wheee.... leaf jumping. I love that as a kid, now i would be afraid to break an arm or hip. ha! Kidding... this is perfect fall, so sweet and fun.

Sandie Edwards said...

Ever so cute, and ever so sweet.... love that house mouse! Beautiful card, so nice to have you join in the challenge at Joanna Sheen.

Ira Huberts said...

How very lovely your Autumn card is Lorraine! These cute mice really adorn your card, such gorgeous papers, too! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card and a lovely image !

hugs Astrid

Angela said...

These House Mouse images are so cute. Love how you've create this autumn scene and the distressing of the edges is fab.

thanks for taking part in the Craftymess challenge with us.

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous, I do like house mouse, thank you for joining us at craftymess. xx

Beccalite said...

This House Mouse image is so cute. Love your colour choices and the paper distressed round the edges is lovely.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Dawn said...

Hi Lols, Super cute card! Love this adorable fall image. Beautiful papers and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious, hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Dawn