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Saturday, 11 February 2012

House Mouse and Friends Challenge - 30 January 2012

Over at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge there is a love theme and also a Blog Hop where there are lots and lots of goodies to win.
This is the card I've made for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  I've used some decoupage I was given for a Christmas present.  Isn't this character such a cutie.  I love his little message as well!!!  I have decoupaged the image with foam pads.  The backing papers are from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse CD along with the insert.  I've kept the colour scheme to pink and brown.  I have cut some flowers out of a book using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and then inked alternate layers with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo distress ink pad.  The flowers have a brad to keep them together.  The card has been finished off with brown and pink seam binding, lots of hearts cut from the pink holographic card (yes they are pink but no matter how many photos I took or altering the colour they still don't look holographic pink!!), buttons, doily, sentiment off the computer and personalised insert.

I wanted to make a special card for my husband.  We'll have been married 21 years this year and a lot of those years I haven't been well but he has always been there by my side.  For the first time in many years we are off out on Valentine's night.  Last summer when I did a stall at Knuston Hall we won a meal for two in the raffle but with one thing and another we've not used it before now.  I struggle eating out especially if I am tired but I shall keep fingers crossed I get on OK.  We've decided to stay away for the night as well as a little treat it has been a difficult eight months since the sudden death of my mum.  At least we'll not have a 18 miles or so trip home after our meal.  We are looking forward to it as a friend works there and my mum would often go with her to events and they always rave about the meals.  The chef will be making meals for two ex-chefs!!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Love theme and blog hop
One Stitch at a Time - Love
Dream Valley - Valentine
Sentimental Sundays - Feel the love and sentiment
My Craft Spot - Valentine's 
Crafty Boots - Valentine's
Lexi's Creations - Love
Make my Monday - Romance love letter
Pink Elephant - Pink - and a wonderful happy 3rd birthday to Ella and all her friends
Hooked on Craft - Hearts
There's Magic in the Air - For someone you love and pink, white and one other colour but not red (pink, white and brown)
Everybody Art - Love
Party Time Tuesday - Valentine's 
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes and ribbon
Scrap-Creations - Valentines
Craft Room - Cute and cuddly
Simon Says - Love is in the air
Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentine's
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Photo inspiration 
Do You Stack Up? - Love
Moving Along With the Times - Cute critters
Rainbow Lady's - Have a heart
Cute Card Thursday - Pink valentine
Paperplay - Love letters
4 Crafty Chicks - Love is in the air
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Hearts and doilies
Alphabet Challenge - A for animal antics
Crafty Catz - Valentine's
Fussy and Fancy Friday - With all my heart
Hotshot Crafts - One for the boys
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Love is in the air
2 Sisters - I heart you
Totally Gorjuss - Lurve
Allsorts - Free and easy
Crafty Emma - Lots of layers
One Stop Craft - Hearts and flowers with ribbon
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - Anything goes


Dee's Craft Room said...

Adorable House-Mouse, fabulous card Kym, I love it!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Mynnette said...

Cute card! Thanks joining us at MMM this week! :)

Chris said...

Hi Kym,

Your card is precious! I love the little mouse's note on the front. How sweet. Then, when i read the inside, my heart melted. What a sweet poem! I'm so glad you chose to join us at Hooked on Craft Challenges. Thank you for sharing this special card!


Crafty Daffy said...

I love your card, and I am sure your hubby will too. Yes, House Mouse is adorable, and you have done him justice on this fab card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Valentine theme. xx Denise

Fliss said...

A really lovely card Kym and the little mouse is adorable. Love the soft colours and the floating hearts.
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday and wishing you good luck.
Fliss xx

Rica said...

A gorgeous card Kym, that little mousie sending his 'Love letter' is adorable - beautifully coloured. Your design and details are stunning and I love the little sweetie in the center!!!

Thanks so much for joining us with the House Mouse and Friends challenge
Heather xx

Sylvia x said...

Great card, loving this house mouse image too

thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week

Sylvia x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation, love the image and those flowers but the inside of the card is so sweet, hope you enjoyed the hop and good luck in the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card hun, fab layers and beautiful added detail. Thanks for playing along with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Sheryl Hare said...

House Mouse is always a winner! I am sure your husband will love it very much. Thanks for playing over at CRAFT this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

Alyce said...

Cute!! I love this image...great job :)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is so pretty! And so much love and work has gone into this. I too love this stamp and your flowers are just beautiful. Thank you for playing at Moving Along With The Times - GDT

Rainbow Lady said...

Cute card even though not fond of house mouse. Thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fun creation Kym! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘VALENTINE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Deb said...

your card is so sweet!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week!
Have a great weekend, Debxx

Kathy said...

Thanks for joining in with this week's "Hearts and Doilies" challenge fromThe Daring Cardmakers

Tammy said...

This is adorable Kym! I love that House Mouse image!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Sue said...

Aww what a cute image!! the mouse is adorable and you've coloured him beautifully! Gorgeous papers and layout! I love all your embellishments - it's a really sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Adorable card, Kym! Thanks so much for playing at the Pink Elephant this week!

mags said...

A beautiful card with lots of lovely detail and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A lovely card Kym......hope you enjoy your planned valentine treat. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week! Suzanne

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is just gorgeous,love those stamps and love the hearts,you have put on,your hubbie will love this hugs Cherylxx

sharon said...

It's beauful, such a sweet verse inside. I hope you enjoy your meal out. Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations. Sharon x

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a lovely valentine! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Debi said...

what a lovely card Kym, thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Paula said...

Wow! Lots of challenges - I remember when I used to have the time to enter that many! Lovely card - thanks for joining us at the HM & F monday challenge!

Paula DT :D x


Maria said...

Sooo cute! I love this, the image is adorable. I hope you have a wonderful meal and evening out! Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Jen said...

The House Mice are so cute and this one is no exception, lovely card. Have a lovely evening. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's.
Jen x

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining in at MMM with this cute card.
suzi b x

Natty said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with our Hearts and Doilies dare this week. :)

Dot said...

Hi Kym! Beautiful card for your hubby, I'm sure he will love it!
Enjoy your evening out togethet.
Thanks for joining the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and blog hop.
hugs Dorte

ElizabethR said...

Very cute card thanks for sharing at rainbow lady's this week. Elizabeth x

kim edmonds said...

fab project, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Pami said...

Super card Kym! I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful time, it sounds like you both deserve it! Thanks for joining in with Sue's challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Natascha said...

Aww, so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and our Blog Hop. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Val said...

Adorable mouse sending his love letter. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM.

Lori said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :)


Hi Kym

A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyCatz DT

Tineke said...

I think you´re husband will love it! It is so sweet! Thank you fro joining us at Lexis Creations. Tineke DT

Tamie said...

Simply put "GORGEOUS"! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Sarpreet said...

such a beautiful card, I am so sorry i have not been able to keep up with your blogs recently. I hope all is forgiven.

Paige said...

You can't go wrong using a HM image - so cute! So happy you joined us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Stacy said...

I do love the House Mouse's! Adorable card!
Thank you for joining us at

STACY, Fresh Brewed DT

Kate said...

What a sweet, sweet card - inside and out! I especially like the wonderful verse you've used.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw gorgeous card, he will love it, thanks for sharing it with us at paper play, hope your trip is evening, hugs Liz xx

Leslie Turner said...

Adorable card! Such a cute image and design! Thanks for playing with us in the 2 Sisters Challenge this week!
Leslie, DT

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Kym I love your sweet little card, the buttons and hearts are perfect!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Sue's 'Cute Critters' and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Curlybear said...

Oh my word,this is such and adorable creation , lovely romantic image and beautiful design

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Valentines Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Creation! Great Job! love the image.
Thanks for joining us at TMITA-Paper Cupcakes, Good Luck!
-Sony DT

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

So cute and gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week.

The Sparkly Fairy (Emma)

Gez said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining the Daring Cardmakers this week.

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a beautiful card inside & out, lovely colours & such a cute image. Thank you for playing along at OSCC, Janet

Maria and Simeon said...

Oh this is great! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge blog!
- Maria

TannyP said...

House Mouse are some of my favorite images and you've done this one up beautifully! Gorgeous card =) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters Valentine Challenge!