Thursday, 21 April 2016

House Mouse In the Garden

The current challenge at House Mouse has the theme ' In the Garden'.

I am patiently awaiting the delivery of some House Mouse stamps, but as it's getting close to the closing date, I decided to use my one and only HMD stamp once more! It's the lovely little Monica mouse in 'Scent of Lilac' which is so apt at the moment as the lilac trees in my garden are in bud...I can't wait for them to blossom :)

Here is what I made:

I went with a pink lilac theme this time, colouring the stamped image with Spectrum Noir markers. The image was die cut with an Xcut scalloped circle and the background was inked with a blending tool in Memento Rose Bud.

A larger scalloped circle was cut from deeper pink design paper as a mat for the stamped image. I chose embossed dotty card from Jelly Bean Crafts as my background. The matted image was attached to the dotty card on foam pads.

Next I made some flowers from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped Vintage Morning Background in Rose Bud, then used the matching die (Majestic Blooms) to cut out the flowers. These were then shaped and layered, and a pink crystal gem placed in the middle of each one.

Some leaves were die cut from pale green design paper using the Spellbinders Foliage die set. The flowers and leaves were arranged around the matted stamped image. I used tiny foam pads to attach the leaves and glue dots to attach the flowers.

A piece of shocking pink lace (which was gifted to me in happy mail) was attached at the bottom of the dotty card. A glitter sentiment was made into a tag, with ribbon was added. The dotty card was then attached to the card base.

I'd like to enter these challenges:

House Mouse Monday Challenge # 217 In the Garden

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Girly

Dream Valley Challenges #129 Anything Goes



Heather said...

Hi Carol, I'm back - do NOT dellite me again - tee-hee!! A beautiful card, a ;pve;y design with stunning colours and lace with super die-cut leaves and flowers...........your little House Mouse (I thing is Amanda) is beautifully coloured amongst the pretty lavender!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with House Mouse and Friend and Simon Says Wednesday Challenges!!

Carole J said...

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment, Heather. (Sorry I was so dopey before!!) x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Carole! Love your sweet image and those beautiful flowers and lace. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Snoopy ​♥

Carole J said...

Thank you, Snoopy! x

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

MagsB said...

Oh so cute, Carole, and I love the lush pink lace! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Carole J said...

Thanks, Cathy! x

Carole J said...

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment, Mags! x

Diane said...

What a super wow creation Carole and soooo pretty sweetie !! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at HMAFMC !!

hugs Diane xx

Carole J said...

You are so kind...thanks for your lovely words. x

Sue said...

A beautiful card, lovely colors, and that lace is so pretty with this adorable image. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your card with us.


Carole J said...

Such kind words...thank you very much, Sue! x

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Carole ... the delicate layered flowers are lovely with that sweet image! Anita :)

Carole J said...

Thanks, Anita! x

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a cute image and lovely design!! Love the lace on the bottom!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Carole J said...

Thank you, Melissa. x