Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Lazy Days of Autumn

There's another House Mouse & Friends Challenge on right now and the theme for this one is Fall & it is Challenge #107.  This is my entry for this challenge.  I love the colors of fall and really enjoy making cards using these colors so I had a really good time with this one.  This House Mouse image is called Autumn Cruise. I used copic markers to color the image.  More mustard, chocolate chip & pumpkin pie SU cs was used along with SU set Autumn Splender which was stamped on the choc. chip with versa mark.  The mustard colored strip along the bottom was cut with a Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent die set and the green leaves along the top are Spellbinders Foliage.  The main image was also cut out with a Spellbinders label die as well as the oval mustard piece behind that.  I just love those die sets and don't know how I ever got along without them.  I also love all the punches that are out now and have used a few MS ones on this card.  So, this is my card for this challenge and I'm looking forward to the next one. 

Enjoy your week and thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Morticia & Gomez

I made this card for the HM&F Challenge #106 - Color Challenge Black, Orange, Yellow & Green with a Halloween theme option.  Decided to go with the Halloween theme.  I have used this HM stamp as a wedding card, graduation card and now a halloween card.  I love the Addams family so have decided that this will be Morticia and Gomez Mouse.  My daughter has a lot of Halloween stamps and accessories so have borrowed her SU House of Haunts, Best Friends & Just Between Friends stamps.  The fence and spider web border punches are from MS.  I used a spider web embossing folder on the house portion of the card.  The image was colored with copic markers and I used an oval & scalloped oval nestabilites dies to cut out the image and add the green behind it.  SU black craft inc was used to stamp all the images except the mice who were stamped with black Memento. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tis The Season

I stayed up late last night to make another House Mouse card for Challenge #105 - Sparkle On Your Christmas Creations.  The sparkle is in the dp, around the main image, the centre of the poinsetta and the brads in the corners.  These two little cuties are going to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa on a cold winters day.  Its not a cold winters day yet, but, it is just around the corner and I'll be wanting to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa too.  I have quite a few christmas cards made so far which is a good thing.  I usually wait until some time in November to get started and then stress myself out trying to get them done. 

The image was colored with copic markers.  I added Tis The Season in the corner from a SU set I have.  I cut the image out with a nestabilites die and the poinsetta was also cut out with a die set I just bought.  I added the bells and ribbon, the brads in the corners and centre of the flower and then stickles around the main image and on the brads on the flower.  The dp and cs is from SU.

Well, its Thanksgiving weekend and I'm really enjoying myself making cards and just relaxing.  I will be having dinner at my place with family.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and finding some time to spend with family & friends.  Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for taking a look at my blog.