Monday, 6 May 2013

Under the Weather

Hopefully, if all is well, this post has published on time as I will be in Milton Keynes supporting my husband who is running his second marathon.  Last year he ran the Dorset Village marathon and completed it in just over four hours, he was very disappointed that he didn't break the four hour barrier and decided to try again - hopefully Milton Keynes will be a bit flatter that the Dorset Villages and he will achieve his goal this time.

I was fortunate enough to be among the winners of the House Mouse Springtime Challenge recently and was invited to guest design for the months of May and June, well you all know how much I love House Mouse so I'm sure you will understand how excited I am about it.

The theme for this fortnights challenge is - Feeling Blue, you can interpret this as colour or unwell/sad.  Make sure you pop over the House Mouse and Friends challenge blog for more details and to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and great prizes.

I chose to go with the unwell interpretation and have used a fabulous Happy Hopper image.

I have kept my card quiet simple - the papers are from one of my Funky Hands CDs and I have used back card stock for the base.  I have used my favourite Fiskars border punch, some string, a flower and some buttons from my stash.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and design:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts May Challenge - Feeling off colour
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Word Play Saturday April Challenge - Weather
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 31 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 125 - Animals
2 Sisters Challenge 142 - Bingo Bash (punches/die cuts, sentiment, flowers)

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House Mouse and Friends challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with the Feeling Blue challenge.



Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image and gorgeous.
Good luck to your husband, I hope he achieves his goal!
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Love this card, cute picture...good luck to hubby at the marathon.xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Pauline! what a cute, cute image… I love the papers and embellies… it's a perfect card to cheer someone up!!! :-)
I hope your hubby breaks his record in the marathon!! personally I think anyone who finishes a Marathon in any time deserves a medal !!! I did a sponsored walk at school once.. it was only about 5 miles but I couldn't walk for days after... I wasn't very strong at Sports!! LOL
Big hugs
Sue xx

julie_woolston said...

Adorable card Pauline, love the colour combo.

Hope your husband does well and you have a lovely day.

Hugs Julie xxxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pauline :-) the image and delicate colours are fabulous ,, very cute :-)

It is lovely to have you along with us for the next couple of months :-) YAY :-)

Lols x x x

downrightcrafty said...

awwwwwwww love your choice of image and gorgeous colours such a super card and great to have you with us for the Guest DT
Hugs Kate xx

Unknown said...

This is oh so sweet, no wonder you were asked to be GD Pauline, well deserved! Good luck to your husband! Hugs, Ira xox

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous house mouse card Pauline. Love the image and design. Congratulations on your GDt spot too.

Hope Hubby's marathon run went well.
Lorraine x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The two little characters are adorable.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Tracy said...

Hi Pauline
This is gorgeous, I love the design and image. Thanks for joining us as a GD
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Claire said...

This is just adorable Pauline, love the cute image and colours and layout. Hugs, Claire x

carol said...

oooh Gorgeous card x carol

Sue said...

Pauline, your card is pecious. That stamp is so darn cute, you just have to wonder what they are saying to each other!! Pretty papers and your coloring is awesome. So glad you are joining us for the next couple of months, welcome.


Donna Hanley said...

Hi Pauline,I love the way you went with this one. The purple colors are soothing so it seems very appropriate for a get well card. Love the papers you went with here and the inside of your card is a pretty at the outside.
Congrats on your GD post for the next couple of months. We will be creating together for a while. enjoy your week and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your hubby to break the four hour record.

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline and well done on the GDT. Hope the marathon went well - it would have too hot today for me to run any distance - I only did 4.2 mile hill run and I was flagging in the heat - and it was only 9.30am!!!!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Pauline, I love your design and subtle colours, your little Hopper and friend are just adorable!!!

Great to have you with us as a GDT,
Heather xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. The image is so cute and I love the Design.
Hope Hubby did well in his marathon.
Hugs Sharon. x

Carol said...

This is lovely Pauline and is bound to cheer up someone ill. Hope your hubby achieved his aim and you had a good day. Carol x

Beryl said...

It's lovely Pauline. Sweet image a d great design as always. Hope your hubby managed to break the 4 hour barrier today.
Beryl xx

Ellen Taylor said...

Congrats on the guest spot! I love House Mouse too! Fabulous card to make someone feel better! Love the soft color!

Melodie said...

Fantastic card, the image is so cute. Great compliment.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous HM card Pauline, I just love these little chaps! Congratulations on being Guest DT too! Hope your husband managed to finish his marathon in under 4! Susan x

Fran said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Crafting Musketeers , Fran DT xx

Unknown said...

This is such a cute card and the sentiment is perfect for it! I love the inside too!

Thank you for joining the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!


Paddington fan said...

Hi Pauline,
Love the image you have used and the great colours inside and outside your card!! Hope you're enjoying being a guest DT member at House Mouse as much as I am!!
Love Jacky x

P.S. Hope Hubby 'enjoyed'the MK marathon and was pleased with his time!!

Pia S said...

What a sweet card, Pauline, it will definitely cheer somebody up!

Stacy Morgan said...

Cute! Great monochromatic colors and fun sketch.

KandA said...

Congratulations on the guest DT spot - very well deserved. Love the style of this card and the super image. perfect to make anyone feel better xx

Helen said...

Great card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Unknown said...

Too cute Pauline I think the paper and accessories combine brilliantly together. Looking forward to our time together as GDT members. How did Hubby do?

May said...

Beautiful card Pauline, the image is so cute, Love the design & fabulous papers... I hope Hubby done well... Hugs May x x

Becky said...

What a beauty, inside and out.

Dorte said...

The Happy Hopper on your sweet card is just to cute,Pauline the card design and your inside decoration. Great to have you with us as a GDT, looking forwards to your creations
hugs Dorte

Peanut said...

Stunning creation, Pauline! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge. See you again next week. … x
Asha - Eclectic Ellapu DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Gail said...

Wonderful card!

Deanne Saunders said...

Oh my!!! So cute!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Christine said...

Hi Pauline am so sorry I'm late getting round with my comms..a new G/daughter & her mum is taking up lots of my time..lovely take on the chall theme,I have used this image a lot for get well cards so thanks for taking part as a GDT with us at HM & friends chall.

smiles Christine x

Unknown said...

Great entry, Thank you for joining us over on the crafty musketeers blog challenge x x

PaperDaisies said...

What a fabulous creation. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina