Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ABC Challenge 'O' for One Paper :-)

Oh my goodness ,,, what a fantastic response we had the 'N' Challenge :-) I think we must have had a record turn out ,,, will have to check that with Vicky !! :-)

This week the theme is 'O' for ONE PAPER :-)

We are being sponsored this week by Wendy from the Secret Crafter :-) Also we are looking for a new designer to join the team ,, so if you're interested join in !! :-)

For my card I decided to get down n dirty with Tim !! :-) I love to make backgrounds using Tim Holts distress inks ,,, and also alcohol inks ,,, but is something I should do more often ,, I love the fact that no-one else will ever make the same ,, it is individual :-)

I used Dusty Concorde, Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters and Antique Linen inks for this When I was happy with the colours of the background I used a Tim Holtz mask and then applied more Dusty Concorde ink with a blending tool to make a cool design :-) I really enjoyed this :-) FUN !! :-)

The image is ,,, can ya guess ,,, YES !! A fabulous House Mouse Stamp !!! Isn't this cute :-) This stamp was a gift from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp ,,, she knows me well :-) Thank You Heidi :-) x x
Have you seen all the latest HM stamps ,,, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies too ???? Oh my goodness ,, they are soooo cute !! Heidi has just got them all in stock !! I NEED them all !!!!! :-) You can see them HERE :-)

The flower is Prima which has been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. the ribbon is from my stash and I used a few Robin's Nest dew drops too :-) The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set :-)

I will be offering one of the new Stampabilities ( House Mouse) as my fortnightly candy and will be linking it with THIS Challenge ,,,, SO !! I will have a candy post at the top of my blog with one of the latest releases ,, so if you would like a chance to win it you HAVE to join in THIS challenge :-)

The DT have made their cards already and are allowed to enter :-)

Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration ,, so hop over to the ABC Challenge blog to see them :-)


Helen said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine - love your hand-made paper...and such a sweet image too!
Helen x

Crystal said...

AWWW TOOOO CUTE your paper is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! and the sparkle in the rain...sweet!

Mandy said...

Such a cute the papers..
Mandy xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jane said...

Wow!! your paper is gorgeous! I love this image and the stickles is a gorgeous touch! hugs, Jane xx

Mandy said...

Lols this is beautiful hunny, love the paper and the sweet image, another to add to my huge wish list!
Thanks for your lovely comment about my rant I really appreciate it, I felt sooooo much better for getting it off my chest lol.
Sorry you had it too hun, a least I know I'm not special enough to be the only one lol
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Lols, love the paper choice and those guys really are the cutest with their little flower brollies.


Joanne xx

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Fab card! Luv the image. It's sooo cute!