Monday, 26 July 2010

House Mouse Birthday

Good Morning everyone, hope you are all well. My daughter is now full of the joys of summer again having spent most of Saturday night being sick!!!!! Just relieved it wasn't something more serious - as all Mothers (and Dads of course) I am sure are the same as me - worry that it may be a hospital visit and something life threatening!!  

So my card for today -  I used a House Mouse stamp. Now I had up till last week only one HM stamp which I purchased on ebay and was not cheap - admittedly it was a big one!!! Nevertheless I have not bought any more for that reason as they were only wood mounted. So as I was watching Create and Craft last week Joanna Sheen came on showing some unmounted HM stamps - boy was I pleased so I waited until they were on the JS site and purchased some (she is still cheaper even with the members 10% discount). This image is from the Birthday Ice Cream set - isn't it fun - as are all the HM stamps.

Here is the closeup....................


I have coloured the image with my trusty water colour crayons - I always go back to them.

The sketch is from Friday Sketchers shown below...........

..............thanks Jeanette.

I am trying something new now, I will put everything I used at the bottom of my post in list form - not sure if I will like it but will give it a go. But first the challenges I am going to enter:-

Sentimental Sundays - Funny plus a sentiment,

Stamp Something - Flowery,

Polka Doodles - Special challenge for colouring mediums,

Rainbow Ladys Challenge - Oranges and Lemons,

Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet,

House Mouse and Friends - Orange, Yellow and red, and

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - B is for Birthday (also bun, bubbles, berries, bling and brown mouse!)

I would love to know what you think, thanks for popping by.


Papers: Polka Doodles and Smirk.
Image: House Mouse - Ice Cream
Embellishments: Anitas Gems, Crafters Companion SWALK CD paper flowers, glitter glue.
Medium: Caran D'Ache water colour crayons. 
Cardstock: Orange card and white card from the PaperMill
Other tools: Tim Holtz Distress tool for edges and Tea Dye Distress ink. Spellbinders Labels Seven


Teri said...

Lovely card hun. Those mice sure are cute! Glad D is feeling better - I hate it when they are ill.
Teri x

craftykitten said...

Hi Ali,
Glad Emily is feeling better, bless. Aww hun this is adorable, I love your colouring and the papers and the take on the sketch - fabulous!!
Love how you've done your recipe at the bottom - very clear. Might have to pinch that idea myself hun.
Dawn xx

Sue said...

Aw, this is a great image, so darn cute. Sure look like they filled their bellies! Great coloring and super layout. Thanks for sharing your card with us at House Mouse and Friends this challenge. Hope to see more of your new stamps in upcoming challenges. Nicely done!

Take Care
Sue Drees

aardvarkpest said...

Lovely card. Love the mice and the flowers.


mudmaven said...

I love these HM images and you did a great job coloring! Thanks for playing in our Sentimental Sundays challenge this week. ~chris

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Ali, love the sweet image and beautifully coloured!

CreaRenata said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something!


cindy said...

great take on the sketch.

Chris said...

So glad to hear that your child is doing well. It's so hard to watch your child be ill.
well, it doesn't get much cuter than this, puts me in the mind of having a cupcake. Your card is very cute.
Thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls, please come back again.

Anesha said...

Adorable image, great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

Rainbow Lady said...

ALI this is so cute and sweet lovely image and colouring. Thanks for sharing this week Love Cynthia x

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Ali
Just loving this card and I too love HM so I off to Johanna,s now to have a look as I do not have any.
Love the detail and your colouring is great.

Hugs Linda

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, love this fabulously colour cute image, great papers and such lovely details.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & friends Monday challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Ann English said...

This sure is a cute one! Thank you for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls. Be sure to check in tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Ann English said...

...and, thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays, too!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely use of the book nestie on this card...very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Sue said...

aww gorgeous card, luv this cute image, great colouring, lovely design & embelies, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Laurel said...

This is so cute love that image, thanks for playing!

Lisa said...

Super cute project! I love that image! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

Handmade by Vivi said...

adorable card!
Thanks for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog!

Christine said...

Hi adorable fun image sooo cute great papers fab take on the chall...thanks for sharing & joining us at House Mouse Monday chall.

Hugs Christine xx

I too bought the HM stamps from JS great price & fab quaility red rubber..

Merry said...

I so love this image and your colours are great...wonderful layout.

Stephanie said...

Adorable!! Thanks for joining us at HM&F.