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Friday, 30 May 2014

House Mouse and Friends Challenge

Over at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog this fortnight the challenge is "splish splash".  I love my Happy Hoppers and Bears (but my stash of decoupage of these is definitely dwindling) so I thought the mice had to come out to play for this one.  I have used my Joanna Sheen House Mouse Project Book 1 with CD and picked the topper sheet of this cute little mouse sailing around in a lily pad.  The sheet comes with two large toppers, two medium toppers, two small toppers and two circular toppers - not bad from one sheet of card is it?
 For this blue card I have used the matching backing paper from the CD.  I have put a piece of card through a large dots Embossalicious folder and inked over with Tim Holtz's Salty Ocean distress ink.  With the second large topper I cut around the image as used 1mm foam pad for a layer of decoupage.  I have used my Wink of Stella clear pen over the water to add some sparkle.

I have finished this card off with a ribbon bow, little flowers (these were printed off a CD.  I normally put them in a bag with a name of the CD on them but this time I didn't.  If you recognise them let me know so that the CD can be mentioned) and die-cut sentiment.
Instead of putting the remaining toppers away for another day I decided to use them on another card.  This time I have used the Lili of the Valley papers that came free with the Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.  I used a large Woodware flower punch and punched flowers out of the remaining backing paper and inked around the edge of these and the backing papers with Tim Holtz's Picked Raspberry distress ink.  Underneath the topper I have used purple/blue/yellow alcohol inks to make a very bright background.  Again I have cut around the image and decoupage it up a layer and added highlights to the water with my Wink of Stella clear pen.

I have finished this card off with the flowers with gem brad centres, die-cut sentiment, brads and ribbon (and despite taking about 15 photographs I cannot get both ribbons to look the same colour but they are!!).

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle - Add some metal (brads)
Pile it On - Metal (brads)
Lexi's Creations - Happy birthday
House Mouse and Friends - Splish splash
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Perfect in pink (second card entered for this challenge)
Aud Sentiments - BINGO board - I have gone for 2 word sentiment/flowers/bling or glitter (Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen used on both cards and gem brads used on second card)
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy Egg (Anything goes)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Embossing (first card)
Craftitude Challenge - Anything goes/Pop it up (add dimension)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Birthday 
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

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26 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Kym, a two-fer, and both are just so pretty. Love the soft colors and that image could not be sweeter. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards Kym

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Kym! This is so pretty, and it would be a great card to share in this week's birthday card challenge at CCNS if you can. I hope you will play along! Here's a link for you:
http://www.classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2014/05/ccns-challenge-34-happy-birthday.html
Karen

cotnob said...

Two adorable cards Kym, I love the soft colours you have chosen.
Pauline
x

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous card, Kym! Love the pretty soft blues and that beautiful HM image!
Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

Tina Henderson said...

These are both just lovely. I love the pinks and blues. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

Sue Bridesmith said...

Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
XX

cass said...

Very prett card, love the little mouse, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

Tom said...

You´ve done 2 lovely cards!

Thx for playing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

XoX
ToM

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Both gorgeous cards Kym thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Christine said...

Hi Kym sweet HM images love the big flowers on both these super cute takes on the Splish Splash chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon chall .

smiles Christine x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty creation. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

Hazel said...

And another lovely entry for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May - hope to see you again soon. x

rachel taylor said...

Hi kym love the card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel dt

Teresa Kline said...

hi Kym! your cards are lovely, fabulous coloring! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Tracey Fehr said...

Both lovely creations! Adorable images! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile it On!
Tracey, DT

kanda said...

These are both gorgous cards Kym. That is such a sweet HM image xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous toppers and love both cards you made with them. Blue and pink birthday wishes,great to have on hand! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations!

Lillian said...

I'm a sucker for pink, so your card just drew me in !! Lovely image, colored beautifully and the flowers are a sweet touch. Thank you for sharing it and entering the splish splash challenge at HouseMouse.

Lauren Hatwell said...

These are lovely. So pretty... Lx

Hazel said...

Back again to thank you for sharing another lovely card for Lexi's challenge 117, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Elizabeth Hart said...

What a charming and sweet card - and who doesn't love a cute mouse. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Paper Crafting Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Saints Rule! said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Both of these cards are so sweet. Love the image and the extra dimension from the layers. The background papers and embellishments help showcase that little mouse wonderfully. Thanks for joining our Pop It Up/Anything Goes challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we'll see you again soon.

Lisa :) said...

REALLY cute!!! Love the colors and layout. Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafty Girls! Hope to see you back next challenge!

--Lisa Crafty Girls DT

Erin Stephenson said...

How cute! I love the colors! Thank you for playing at Paper Crafting Journey. Perfect for our Pink challenge. Good luck.