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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Gruffies and Guest Challenge - April 2014 - Anything goes with the option of lovely lace

 On 1 April 2014 the new challenge started over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.

As I mentioned at the start of this challenge there has been a change over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

We would prefer to see all your House Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations but felt that you were not entering challenges because you didn't have anything suitable for the topic.  

We are now an "Anything Goes Challenge" each month but there is an optional twist for those that prefer a more specific challenge topic.  If you enter using the "optional twist" you get two entries into the challenge.

The topic for the whole for the month is "anything goes with the optional twist to use lovely lace".
The sponsor for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge for April 2014 is Bearly Mine Designs.  Donna is offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in the Bearly Mine Designs Store.
For my card I have used the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Project CD and chose these little characters having fun with lemons and limes.  I have taken the photograph at a strange angle to show that I have layered up the decoupage.  I have done some simple matting and layering using a backing paper from the CD and also put some card through a large dots embossing folder.  I have made some flowers by die-cutting flowers from a book and colouring with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters distress inks and the flowers are held together with brads.

I have finished the card off with some lace, doily, sentiment off the CD and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist to reuse/recycle something
Just Keep on Creating - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Something old, something new (old is the brads which I have had for 2-3 years, new is the gems and doilies (won these in some candy))
Sentimental Sundays - Embossing (wet or dry) - I have done dry embossing
Craftin Desert Diva - Colour inspiration
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes/use yellow
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Simon Says - Animal antics
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inklings and Yarns - Inky Linky Party 51 - Anything goes
Delightful Sketches - Bloom
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - B is for ................. - I have used brads and bling

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14 comments:

Wynn Walton said...

Love those adorable mice Kym and those flowers are amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week. Wynn DT xx

Christine said...

A beautiful card, those mice are so cute and i love your flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday this week.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Rachael Evans said...

oh so cute! gorgeous little mice. Thanks fir sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

really cute card Kym!!! I love the House Mouse image and that handmade flowers! Thank you so much for joining us in our Embossing challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
Mirella DK
DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Beautiful card hun and thank you for sharing with us at CFTH Judith DT x

Schnipsel und MEHR said...

So lovely, thank you so much for joining our challenge.
xoxo Clarissa

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Kym, a great design and gorgeous elements.....fabulous colouring for the cute image!!!

Thanks so much for joining http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/">Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Alrik Gerlach said...

Very nice card. The colors are beautiful.

PaperDaisies said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the design. Great colour palette. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Cara Malmrose said...

So Cute! One can never go wrong when using House-Mouse!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Michelles Brandon said...

Such a cute card love how you did that glitter on the lemons and limes thanks for linking up at CDD

Kathy Salido said...

Beautiful card, I love the flowers!!
Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Kathy
Craftin Desert Divas Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Kathy Salido said...

Beautiful card, I love the flowers!!
Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Kathy
Craftin Desert Divas Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

suzARTe said...

This card is lovely. I love the paper flowers you have included and the main image is so cute.
Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, hope you will continue to play along.