Sunday, 27 November 2011

House Mouse 1st Birthday Card

Good afternoon to you all in the land of blog
Whilst getting my evening fix of Come Dancing, X Factor and I'm a Celebrity last night, I multi tasked and coloured this cute little image.  Really enjoy taking the time to colour it is so relaxing.  This morning I created this little number for a little boys 1st Birthday Card.

I followed the sketch at Midnight Madness
and aimed for my favourite House Mouse Challenge too, so here is what I came up with 
An extended easel card, the base colour is a mustard yellow card and this is also the contrast colour.  I have used my smaller grand nestie circle and circle scallop, along with an MS punch and an original scallop nestie circle, with the plain circle cut out in the centre.  The remaining circle has been used on the return, I hate to waste don't you.  I have used Marianne dies for the floral flourishes and Wild Orchid flowers airbrushed this time in YG25.  The little pearls are from a win, they are non sticky pearls in two sizes from Pizzazz Aplenty, not these did take a little time to get use to working with but after about the third one, I had the hang of it. Bow from Hobby House and return sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly and little sentiment sorry cannot remember but I put the number one inside it.

Here is the return on a close up

Here is the front on a close up

and as always here is the amazing image coloured in copics
awwwwwwwwwwwww adorable little critters, not sure about the teeth wind up though poor little mouse :)

Now if you have not noticed, although I am sure you have my new 600 follower candy has been posted and you can enter this here . I would like to welcome all my new followers  and wish all my followers luck in the 600 follower candy.   Just have to say you are all awesome thrilled to be over the 700 mark and looking forward to more candy buying:)

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! 


I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges and thank Feline for your assistance as always


Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
CES - Special Milestone Birthdays
Mark's Finest Papers - Make it Masculine
Sweet Stampin - Punches and Dies
Delicious Doodles - Hairy Legs
House Mouse - Warm and Fussy (little mouse between the bears legs)
Our Lounge - Cute Critters
MAWT - Ribbons and Bows

Okay think that is me, off to make some boxes again, I know was suppose to do these as I go along, just like the ironing but crafting so does get in the way, in a pleasant manner lol xx
Hugs and enjoy the rest of your weekend
Kate
xx

42 comments:

Joey said...

Aww Kate this is adorable, the layout and embellies are so pretty, just love the colour combo. Joey x

xxNikkixx said...

Gorgeous card Kate...love the image and the colours...love and hugs Nikki xxx

Sandy said...

Very cute image and gorgeous colouring the chattering teeth are funny! A fantastic 1st birthday card,
Sandy

Michaela said...

Hi Kate
When I first pressed your comment button "win an Iphone page" opened up!
Beautiful easel card! I love everything about it.
Michaela xx

mags said...

Beautiful card Kate. The image is gorgeous and the card has been put together so beautifully.
Mags
x

KarinsArtScrap said...

hello kate this is fun, cute and beautiful.

greetings karin

Dr Sonia S V said...

Kate you have made even the cute house mouse look elegant!!

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Pink Dandelion said...

Lovely card Kate, beautifully coloured and what a sweet sentiment. Debs xx

Debbie said...

A Lovely card and my favorite colour too! Thank you for calling in at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

Frea said...

Hi Kate, what a lovely stamp, such a complete scene, love it. Great job on colouring, love this car. Hugs, Frea

sam21ski said...

Another fab card Kate, great colour combo xxx

Debs said...

Adorable card Kate - love all the details.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sandra said...

Hi Kate, Oh my goodness! absolutely fabulous card:) Sandra H

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so beautiful, love those lime green shades and the image is gorgeous, stunning design
Lindsay xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is cute .. and such a beautiful colour
Lisa x

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet Kate, love the colours.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge
Clairexx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kate, the image is adorable and your colouring is just perfect as always.
I am hanging my head in shame as I haven't been over to visit you in far too long and consequently I've been here through most of I'm a Celeb, really I guess I should offer you rent I've been here so long lol.
I love your little bottle holders and thanks for the brilliant tutorial :)
I see you've been at our papers again you brave girl and the card you made with them is just stunning.
If I'd known you were moonlightling as an ironing lady I'd have hired you lol
big hugs Mandy xx

Mandy said...

Nudge, nudge are you still awake after my last essay lol xx

Winnie and Patty said...

What a sweet card! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friend challenge this week!

CraftyLoops said...

Stunnine card Kate, the image is so sweet and your design is perfect. Lee x

CraftyLoops said...

Stunnine card Kate, the image is so sweet and your design is perfect. Lee x

Valarie (vampme3) said...

This is such a sweet card! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hope to see you again this week!
Valarie Florer
Priscillastyles-store DT

Sue said...

Kate, this is so beautiful. What a treasure for a first birthday card, this will surely go into the childs baby book of memories. Stunning colors and color work. Thanks for sharing with us a the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Pamela said...

What a great image, love the colours you have used, beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful, adorable card.
luv
Debby

coops said...

so gorgeous kate.your colours and details are stunning and i love the adorable image :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Awwwwwwww sooooooooooo cute Luv Sue x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Trying to catch up with everyone having been away for most of November. This is such a cute image and I do love easel cards. Marianne x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the colours you have used, so pretty!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week & CES, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

vicky said...

i have never seen such a wonderful color combination.light green color make these cards very impressive


Plastic Card
Plastic Cards

Rica said...

Mate, this is absolutely adorable!!!
Your design is gorgeous and you have such beaitiful details. Your image is stunning and delightful for a small little buy!!
Thanks so much for joining in the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge,
hugs
xxHeatherXX

Arline said...

This is beautiful! That image is sooo cute!xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love this card all those lovely images & I think those teeth are a hoot. Janet x

Sally said...

Just adorable love the image Kate. A fab card.
Hope you are ok.
Hugs Sally xxx

Merlyn said...

Soooooooooo cute :)

Jane said...

A fantastic card thankyou for sharing it with us at Delicious Doodles hope to see you back again.

Luv Jane xxx

Kozmik said...

Great card, thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxKozmikxx

Julie said...

Fabulous - such a great colour combo!! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Janeen said...

Great card and what a fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at friends of Speedy the cat this week.

Maulwürfchen said...

So cute!!! Never seen that HM stamp before, it's funny. :-)
Great card, Kate.
Hugs

frances joy said...

sooo adorable!!! :) the images, embellish,your coloring, all details here are pretty!! :) i love this one...

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