Monday 14 July 2014

It's Summer with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Hi all
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As you know I am a floater for the

so today I am floating by to let you know about the next theme 

which is 


but before I move on I just wanted to say what a fabulous weekend I had, I got to meet up with a very old blogging buddy (not that she is old at all, I have known her years) but never met her, so I was thrilled to meet up with Marianne this weekend, and lovely to meet Deborah and Janet too.  So I suppose I ought to show you my new stash, as I cannot wait to start playing with it, such a shame I had to clear a couple of orders on Sunday otherwise, I would have played already :)
Photo: Had a fabulous day at Summer Crafting meeting loads of friends and blogging buddies.  After re looking at my finds here is my new stash, cannot wait to play :)
Any guesses on what I will be heading for first, as I have a couple of new for me, items here?

Now I have had lots of time to play recently which I am really enjoying and this is some of my copic playing, I was inspired to play this time by one of the Hobby House Design Team members Pam, who had created a gorgeous card and coloured the sea, so I went off on a mission, after four attempts and lots of guidance from the Hubby, I finally think I got it, but lots more practicing to move forward too, I think.  As with all things practicing makes perfect.

So here is what I created but don't forget to hop on over and see what else those fabulous design team members and our guests have made to inspire you
I made a generic card
The base layer and contrast on this one is a lovely deep turquoise blue.  I have used some of those gorgeous "Icing on the Cake" papers from Wild Rose Studio and then my new MFT pierced die to cut out the image.  I added a few Stamposaurus sentiments and those little House Mouse footprints to finish

Here is that copic coloured close up

As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspiring comments, which encourage me and allow me to hop over in return to see their gorgeous work and welcome my new followers.

Just a quick reminder of the WRS candy on offer, it is in my sidebar :)

I would like to enter the following challenges
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Splish, Splash, Splosh
Digidesign - Summer Fun
Gruffies & Guests - Anything Goes Summer
Little Claire's - Summertime


cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Kate, great choice of image and your papers are perfect. I love the sea and sky you have created with the seagulls, I'm not as brave as you - I only did a cloudy sky!

aussie aNNie said...

Such a relaxing card look at those mice taking over the
The Journey is the Start


Gorgeous card Kate love the image and design and you got lot's of new crafty stash too
Hugs Dianne xx :)

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Kate, how lovely to meet up with Marianne after all this time and your other blogging friend too.
Some wonderful new goodies, look forward to your creations.
I love your card, it is fabulous, wonderful colouring and design, hugs Kate x

Carole said...

A lovely summertime card Kate and those stripes add to the beachy feel!...deckchairs!!

Beth Brovold said...

OH your sea is FABULOUS Kate...your whole card actually!!! I love the way that you have colourd this little sweetie!! A BEAUTIFUL card!!

ladyjanet_56 said...

love the card Kate here you go something new to teach us all, do you think I should open my new HM stamps or just keep looking at them?
Hugs Janet x

Regina said...

Kate, the card is totally adorable! It just makes me smile!
wish you a lovely day and many greetings

KarinsArtScrap said...

o what a great and very beautiful card Kate.
and stunning crafty goodies
Gr Karin

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the the image and fab

Sue said...

Hi Kate, beautiful color work on this adorable mouse image. And the feet prints look great too. Love the fun striped paper, so goes with the beach scene! Good to have you joining us............


Dortesjs said...

Fabulous card, love that mouse

Carol S. said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous card and love the sea colouring. I met Marianne at Ally Pally in April. It's so nice to meet up with people, so then they are just not names on our blogs. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the adorable image. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Splish, Splash, Splosh challenge this week x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. That little house mouse looks so chilled out!
Fab stash too, would have loved to have gone to Doncaster but had lots to do with the kids....maybe next year!
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Kate and even more gorgeous crafty goodies no truly beautiful as always x

Sue said...

So gorgeous, I love the cute image and wonderful colouring.
I am pleased you had a good time and have lots of new goodies to play with!
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I am fairly old you know, but young at heart. It was lovely to meet you too at last. Gorgeous sweet card, the sea looks fab. I have a little giveaway on my blog. Your new stash looks great

junemac2 said...

Beautifully done Kate. I love your card and the colours and image and that lovely pierced die (have never seen one of those before ) Hugs June x

Dorte said...

Fab colouring of this relaxing little mousey friend by the sea,Kate.
I want to go there too...
Hugs Dorte

Tammy said...

Love the adorable house mouse stamp you used for your cute card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I like the adorable image
Kevin xx

brenda said...

Fabulous colouring Kate and the image is just perfect for this weeks theme.

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Catherine said...

This is so delightful Kate ! Love the sweet image and the deckchair paper ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a cheerful bright card! The image is so cute and your colouring looks incredible!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kate :-) It is lovely to have you joining us again ,,, hope you keep it up ;-)
the little mouse is adorable and I love the whole beach scene ,, fabulous colouring and the CAS design is perfect ! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an awesome coloured creation Kate. I adore the layout and your fantastic colouring to this adorable little scene.


Pia S said...

This is a very clean design compared to what you normally make, but you do this style so well too. And it does bring the attention to the beautifully colored image. I love how you did the sea.

Unknown said...

Definitely one of those "wish I was there" cards Kate - it's gorgeous. Such a great beach scene and the HM looks to be really enjoying him/her self!!! lol


Karen xxx

Chrissy said...

What a fun and so relaxed little mouse Kate..fabulous the sea and sand...a fabulous scene..


Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the cute image and the way you added the footprints it is adorable. Pretty layout and paper. Anet x

Carol L said...

I look at this card, and I'm already relaxing and letting go of the stress! Love the mousie prints all over the bottom :)

Christine said...

Hi Kate awww this is one cute mousey the gorgeous deck chair type papers so fresh n clean looking
super take on the summer chall..
lovely to have you play with us again mousey sister..

smiles Christine x

Diane said...

That mouse sure is having some summer fun Kate !! So glad you could join us this month at Little Claires !!

hugs Diane xx

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