Monday, August 2, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,, V for Vintage

I am scheduling this post as I have loads of visitors at the mo' my apologies for not popping by your blogs but I will catch up with you all soon :-) x x

It is time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge ,,, this week DT Heather chose the theme and she chose


We are sponsored by our very own Mary whos is generously giving away this very cute Cast of Characters stamp to one lucky entrant :-) You have until the 15th August to enter ,,, so plenty of time to join us :-)

I am not very confidant with 'Vintage' but a challenge is a challenge and this is how we learn eh !! :-) I need more practise :-/

I used my lovely Purrty Nails House Mouse stamp :-) I coloured the image with copics and coloured the edges with distress ink. The papers are Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage and I got out my sewing machine and sewed around all the edges. The pearls are from Prima, Say it in Pearls with Roses
The ribbon was on a bouquet of flowers hubby bought me for my B'day. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and added a few gems to finish :-)

Challenges :

Always Playing with Paper ,,,,,, Vintage

Dutch Dare ,,,,,,, Anything Goes

Stamptacular Challenge ,,, Out of this World,, you would never see a mouse painting a cat's nails eh !! :-)

Daring Cardmakers ,,,, It's a Girls Thing

thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge to see them :-)


Suzi Mac said...

Oh my Lorraine, this is adorable, never seen this image before, your colouring is perfect. the design, ribbon and DP's are very vintage. A wonderful card.
Suzi x

debby4000 said...

Adorable card Lols, you do wonderful work with these stamps.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
This says vintage to me. Beautiful paper, adorable image and wonderful colouring. It all had that old world feel about it. I love it.
Fiona x

angelwhispers said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!!!

Love all the inspiration on yours so will certainly be back!!!

V for Vintage love it but not that good at it, think I will have a bash though as I'm off work with a bit of time!!! lol

Love Chanelle xx

Joey said...

Hiya Hunny

I think you have pulled of Vintage perfectly! gorgeous colours.

Doreen said...

Fantastic card here Lorraine, I love the image, and a real vintage

Christine said...

Ohhh Lols this is stunning love the rich colour combo & the centre lace & border is gorgeous love it..

Hugs Christine xx

Mrs.B said...

Great image - haven't seen this one before! Love the colours - very 'vintage'
Avril B

Annette said...

Oh this is too cute! Love the image! Thanks for joining our "Out of this world" challenge this week at SSC.

Sue said...

Lorraine, love this image, and the way you used it is perfect for this challenge. Colors and papers and lace, so nice. Love the stitching too. Enjoy your company!

Sue Drees

Hands On said...

What a beautiful card. Lov ethe distressed edges and the beads are to die for!

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww this is gorgeous, not seen this image, fabulous colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, scoopy,x

Carolyn said...

Wow, a mouse putting nail polish on a cat, how out of this world is that. What a great image and beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Ann Schach said...

Adorable image! I love your ribbon treatment and the pearl flourishes! Thanks for joining us at Always Playing with Paper!

Stef H said...

oh i'm soooooooooo glad you popped on over. i've been soooooooo busy lately that the only way i get to see anyone is if they leave me a comment - go figure! but it works! lol.

i love vintage and i cannot do it at all. you rocked this way better than i ever could! and such a cute image too.

hope you're have a super summer and thanks soooooooooo much for reminding me where my friends are! it's great to see you!

hugs :)

Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine this is gorgeous I love everything about it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lesley said...

Lorraine...this is so sweet. I love that image. Thank you for joining us at Always Playing with Paper!
Lesley :)

Cathy Spicer said...

So adorable Lols! I'm stumped with the vintage challenge and need to think about it. Vintage isn't my thing and I always struggle with it. Now to figure out which HM to use. THANKS for the great inspiration.

Sue from Oregon said...

I think we were all scratching our heads with this challenge...and we all created some of our best cards yet! Lovely card!

Sprytebyrd said...

Such an awesome card! Love this image!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our Out of this World challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Heather said...

Awww - love this image, great colouring, especially the ginger cat.
Those TH papers are gorgeous and your recycled ribbon fab - love the bow.
hugs Heather xx

Gemma said...

That would be the day! seeing a mouse colouring the nails of a cat! "Your image is just out of this world" and the colouring is amazing. Great take on our challenge! Thanks you for joining us at SSC this week, hope you wil join in the fun next week again! Hugs Gemma

Lori Barnett said...

beautiful! I think it looks vintage....the colors, pearls, lacy all works together for the theme.

mycardz said...

Hi Lorraine! Well, better late than never!! I've finally had time to visit your blog to comment on your wonderful vintage HM card!! I love this image and it's so perfect for this challenge. You did an awesome job coloring these cuties! I love your card. hugz, Mary

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. Love the fact that the focal image looks like an art piece and the ribbon is hanging from it - certainly has that vintage feel. It really is an adorable image and you really made it work into the vintage theme.
Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week

Natascha said...

Hi Lorraine!
Sorry for beeing so late with my comment. I love your card. This image is so much fun and your layout is great too.

Hugs, Natascha