Monday, June 17, 2013

A Flower For Your Thoughts

Hi all :-) I hope you had a lovely weekend, the summer has finally arrived here, with a vengeance and it is SCORCHIO

Our lovely teamie, Heather, is coming to Gozo on Sunday to stay with me for a couple of weeks,, CAN'T WAIT :-)  The pool is sparkly ready for you Heather, don't forget your bikini  :-)

Our super talented Teamie Sue Drees is hosting this House Mouse and Friends Challenge and has chosen...

Anything Goes + Add a Charm
  use a charm on your card/project

We are very proudly Sponsored by...

who is giving a $10 Gift Voucher to their online store.
Thank You to our wonderful sponsor :-)

And a second prize, from the lovely Sue Drees 

This Wood Block Stamp Turning Over A New Leaf (HMKR1045)

I used this super cute  'The Thinker' image and coordinating sentiment stamp. These were the Stamps of the Month for the May 2013 release :-)

The watering can charm was a lovely gift from America,, THANKS :-) xx

I love this new Simon's Exclusive Sunshine die,,, I have been using it ALOT and together with the Lindy's Gang Blazing Sun Glimmer Spray it's a perfect combination ! :-)

A little mouse had a lucky escape this morning, I went out into my yard and noticed something scurrying and being chased by 3 of my 9 cats, it was only a little baby,, soooo cute. I grabbed my broom and scooper, and managed to catch the poor little thing and set him free in the fields before the cats hurt him. He seemed to be unharmed thank goodness :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Our fabulous GD's, Linda, Pauline, Jacky Donna and the DT have made some gorgeous cards so please hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge to see them :-)
Challenges :

Eclectic Ellapu,,,, Celebrate Summer Sunshine
Fashionable Stamping ,,,, Something New, the HM stamp and sentiment are new
Corrosive ,,, Animal Antics
The Squirrel and the Fox ,,, Use Something Metal
Hiding In My Craftroom ,,,, Die Cuts
Crafting Musketeers ,,, Use a Stamped Image
Creatalicious ,,,, All About Summer
Daring Cardmakers ,,,, Flower Festival ( I do have hay fever so just used one :-))

Products I used:

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Donna Hanley said...

You have just put a big smile on my face today with this darling card. I absolutely love how you used your charm and your sun is fabulous. My second reason for smiling is your story about the baby mouse. I'll bet that little baby mouse is sitting in a corner somewhere out there now saying a little thank you to you. That was a wonderful gesture.

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine, love this stamp, and I like how you used the sentiment across it. Sun die is perfect for your flower too!!! Pretty papers, just such a fun card.


Svenja said...

That's a lovely, sunny card! I like the way all the elements come together. Thank you for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Dorte said...

Such a darling card, Lorraine, beautiful colours..a sweet image and yes; the sun die is gorgeous.
hugs Dorte

Doreen said...

This is fabulous,love the fab image and

downrightcrafty said...

now I think it is really unfair that you keep posting gorgeous creations with sunshines on them!!!!!!! love the sentiment on this one
Hugs Kate xx

Vicky said...

So beautiful hun...and lovely colours too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Christine said...

Hi Lols I just love this fab design & that sweet image gawd another for the wish this is just so cute love it.

smiles Christine x

Paddington fan said...

Hi Lols, love your card - that's yet another HM stamp to add to my ever growing wish list - such a cute expression. The watering can charm looks great too!! Thank you so much for having me as a guest DT member for the last couple of months, I've really enjoyed it!! Love Jacky x

P.S. Well done on your brave mouse rescue this morning, poor little thing must have been glad to see you!!

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, what a fabulous image and layout. I love the way you have done your sentiment.
Thank you for making me feel so welcome as GDT for the last couple of months.

Unknown said...

Adorable! The image is so cute and the sun is great! The metal charm just adds to the whole creation. Thanks for joining us over at the Squirrel and The Fox.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a cute image, love your card so realistic and the watering can charm is fab. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox hugs Denise DT xx

Squirrel x said...

Just a quickie visit from work (my home computer is dead) to say that this is simply gorgeous hun! Hugs Sxx

Mrs A. said...

Adorable card. That mouse/leaf stamp is adorable. I only have one House mouse stamp. Defo think I need to get some more!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Fran said...

Lovely card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Lols, a wonderful design and such an adorable image, I love your colours scheme, gorgeous details and I love your sunshine!!!

Heather xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Super cute card just perfect for our "Animal Antics" challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Adding the charm was genius. Thanks for sharing with us. Good luck and please play along again soon.

Denise said...

Gorgeous work, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers challenge - Denise (DT) x

Miri said...

Oh, that's really cute! The image, the sentiment and all the other details are so perfect together. Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week.

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "All about summer” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

(DT Creatalicious Challenges)

Sue from Oregon said...

You win the prize for making the best use of a charm...super cute!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome creation!! Sensational design with this delightful HM image!!

Laurian said...

What a gorgeous sunshine card!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic ELlapu and I hope we see you again soon!



Turtle In The Sand said...

Fantastic and Fabulous Lorraine. I love the way the sentiment embossed on the velum. Stunning. I have enjoyed our time together at House Mouse and Friends.

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

I really like your card, it is obvious you have spent a lot of time on the detail...from embossing on the vellum to the shimmering sun!

And your metal watering can is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing at The Squirrel and the Fox.

I hope you come back again soon

Happy Crafting

nwilliams6 said...

Your sun is soo perfect for this card and I love, love, love how you did that sentiment. Great card!

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a happy card!! Love the image and the die cut you have used!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM