Thursday, 20 August 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp, The Pink Elephant, Cute Card Thursday, Charisma Cardz and C.R.A.F.T Challenges.

Wow did I lose my mojo this morning - the awards are going to my head!!!! I have torn this card up and started again twice. However, there were so many "Summer" themes out there I just had to join in. I had the ideal stamp from Cute Companions - "Sun & Fun" of a mouse in a deck chair that I wanted to use.

Anyway I persevered then put together a piece of storage furniture for Dragon No 1 - she helped too. I then had an idea and grabbed my computer and opened My Craft Studio (I seem to be using this a lot more now I am entering challenges). I had been having trouble with the swirls required in the sketch in Sunday Sketch & Stamp shown below.

I do not have any die cutting machines mainly coz I can't decide which one to get and they are one of the more expensive items I will have to buy. I have seen the gorgeous swirly folders on a programme with Sheena Douglas, and also the nestabilities - these are on my wishlist!!

I digress, I used MCS to put a swirl on a Funky Hand paper from the Funky Seasons CD Rom. The pink circle is also from MCS and has a faded edge then I put a ribbon at the bottom as I didn't have a green one!! (oh poor me). The stamp of the mouse was coloured using watercolour pencils and Whispers Strokes pens. The shells at the bottom are from the same set along wit h the sentiment.

The Summer theme challenges this card is for are at The Pink Elephant, C.R.A.F.T Challenge and Cute Card Thursday. The colour combination was from the challenge at Charisma Cardz and is Lemon, Green and Pink.
I hope you like my card and as ever the comments are really welcome.


andrea said...

gorgeous card,thankyou for taking part in the c.r.a.f.t.challenge good luck

Anonymous said...

Very cute card and i just love the colours! Well done.
Hugs xx

Jill said...

beautiful card Ali, the image is so cute and perfect for summer. Ohh Die cutters I had the same problem and bought a big shot, I love it and there's never a day I don't use it HTH hugs Jill xx

Julie said...

A fab summery card, I love that swirl! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Julie x

Juls said...

very gorgeous! Love the little shells!

Teri said...

Aw, what a lovely wee mousey!
I know what you mean about losing mojo. I have that quite often!
Teri x

Anonymous said...

Oh my stars!!!! your card is EVER so adorable, wonderful job.

Spyder said...

Really nice summer card....I'm searching for my ideas right now! Think I've got one...



Unknown said...

As ever another gorgeous card. I love the colours you have used and the image is just soooo cute. Wonderful job.
Dawn xx

Just Tracys Crafts said...

Lovely card with such a cute image.

Thanks for joining in at craft challenge.


Unknown said...

Lovely card, looks like your Mojo has returned - it's a great image! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week & best of luck.

Jan x

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Gorgeous image!!!!
I lurvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it...
The shells are so cool too.
Hugs Alison.xx

Magda said...

Lovely card! Great colours and image. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. & good luck.
Magda x

Eiglas said...

Brave and unusal use of colour but it really works! Love the mouse too!
Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T!

Bev said...

Wow this is so pretty! Love all the fabulous detail and sweet image. The papers are gorgeous too x

Allison said...

lovely card, great image,thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, lovely image. Thanks for taking part in the C.R.A.F.T. challenge. Anesha

Rose said...

Lovely card, I love the bunny and the shells around him! Thanks for taking part in CRAFT and good luck!

Rose xx

Vee said...

Fabulous image and and a lovey design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie, love the sweet image and the colours are delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Suzi Mac said...

A lovely card, it's amazing how one card can cause so many problems, I agree with you on the cutting machines, I finally bought the Big Shot and I love it. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week again. Hope you will join us next week too.
Suzi xx

LORi said...

What a handsome little guy!!

Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!!!

Annie said...

Love the shells and the swirls - a great card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at the PInk Elephant.
Ann xxx

peggy said...

Great card !!!

Thanks for joinin us at CRAFT Challenge !!!

Peggy xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Great card, he looks like he's just been to happy hour!
I have a big shot and have been really pleased with it. It cuts and embosses everything from all the other makes too - nesties, cuttlebug folders and all the dies.

Have a good weekend Liz x

PS thanks for the award and well done on your GD spot.

clare said...

such a lovely the image and those little shells.
thanks fir taking part in the SS&S challenge and what a great take on maggie's sketch.
good luck and we hope you can join us again.
thanks Clare SS&S DT

Stephanie said...

Well, it's turned out wonderful & worth it in the end :)
That swirl in particular is very effective
Hugs x

Janet said...

Lovely card! A cute little image and I love the shell detail!x

PinksyDoodles said...

Wow Ali, you are a dab hand with the computer. This card is great and the image is so cute - very summery! The shells look fab too.
To answer you question, I use the Wizard die-cutting machine. I got this because I wanted a die cutter mainly for nestabilties. However, were I to buy again I would seriously look at the Big Shot and Cuttlebug. Once you buy one you will never look back! Have fun choosing.
Clare x

Unknown said...

Oh he looks so comfy! Great card. Thanks for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Crafty Jenn said...

This is a cute card! I love the little shells.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some blogging love!

<3 Jenn

Beccy said...

So cute love those images.
Why dont you check out the crafters companion challenges they have just started up and those likkle mice will go down real well.

Thanks for checking out my blog and entering my candy.

Good Luck

Beccy x

Sheri Gilson said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for playing with us at TPE this week!!


Claire Phillips said...

Thats one peaceful mouse! Thanks for playing At C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

Sally said...

Great card. Wish my days were that peaceful. LOL. Thanks for joining this week at Charisma Cardz.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck.


Sunday Sketch and Stamp said...

What a great card - the little mouse is so sweet. Thank you for playing along at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.