Saturday, 13 July 2013

Happy Times

This is my card for this fortnights House Mouse and Friends Challenge, the theme is Food and I have only just made it in time.  I have used a fabulous image from Joanna Sheen's Fruit and Nut Decoupage Sheets cut out with a Spellbinders circle die.

I really enjoyed my two months Guest Designing for them recently and it has inspired me to use more of my House Mouse stash - of which there is plenty!

I have embossed the white background panel with a Darice embossing folder and punched the bottom with a Fiskars edge punch, the green spotty papers are from the DCWV Nana's Kitchen collection.  A LOTV sentiment, a couple of other Spellbinders die cuts, flower, button and string from my stash complete my card.

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

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 148 - Food
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Emboss it
Creatalicious Challenge 52 - All about summer
Emergency Crafters - Summer Days & Holidays
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 108 - Summer Fun
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 70 - Animals
City Crafter Challenge Week 167 - Strawberry Farm
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge - Here comes Summer
Allsorts Challenge Week 215 - Fur and Feathers
Crafty Friends Challenge 7 - Inspired by a Song (Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles)

The weather is glorious here today, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.



Jules said...

Hi Pauline

Catching up a bit .. .. slowly!!!

You have been posting some gorgeous makes.

Love this one very much. Gorgeous embossed background .. .. and your Christmas card in the post previous is beautiful too.

I hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

Donna Ellis said...

Good Morning, Pauline, love your little housemousie card - I have never really thought about creating a more elegant background like your card, and it really looks outstanding! I especially like the little guy carrying the single strawberry on his back - Love how you fussy cut him so very carefully. Your strawberries look real and yummy! Wonderful card. hugs, de

nwilliams6 said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet card with us at the House Mouse & Friends challenge. Your coloring is wonderful, and your details are very special - makes me want a strawberry right now (may have to stop by the grocery on my way to a crop today). Wonderful HM card. Nancy - GDT

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image, beautiful embossing and fabulous layout
I hope you are having a good weekend
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Pauline… what a an adorable image… I love the colours and the pretty embossing and border… it's a beautiful card! :-))
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is so cute. Shame the little one has got a heavy load lol.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Linda said...

Oh, your card is so very, very lovely! I love every detail … the little tags, the button tied with a string bow, the embossing, the gorgeous border punch, and the adorable mice! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Gail said...

Cute mice card - I like those strawberries too! thank you for joining us at Melonheadz - we hope to see you come back for more challenges! Enjoy your crafting Day! Gail

Craftnut said...

Thanks for playing along with us at allsorts this week Tracy x

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my dt jacket on.
This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fab card Pauline I love the HM images so cute! Love the embossed panel it's wonderful! Susan x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. Those house mice look so sweet.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Zoe said...

Oh how cute is this card? Love it, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, your embossed background looks great as so your embellishments. Carol x

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! What cuties they are...LOve your colours...Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So berry sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Melodie said...

A magical card, and how beautiful you've colored the strawberries, they look good enough to eat.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Pauline, lovely of you to join our 'Inspired by a Song' challenge at Crafty Friends this week. Your card is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous decoupage work and lovely embossing folder. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Love Diane x

downrightcrafty said...

this is simply stunning, great image lovely clean layout just perfect, thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pauline :-) I just love the whole design of this ,,, lovely colouring ,,, SUPER CUTE :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
Lols x x x

Beryl said...

This is lovely Pauline. Super image and a really fresh colour scheme.
Beryl xx

Miradormakings said...

This is fabulous Pauline ,I love that image.

Joan x

Christine said...

Hi Pauline this is one super cute HM Food Creation, the white embossed B/ground really sets off the cute image..great take on the Food chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Kate T said...

pretty card !
thanks for joining in the food challenge at House Mouse & friends, Kate x

Unknown said...

Supercute card Pauline! I love these mice, they're sooooo adorable, great looking background, too, a perfect match to the pretty image! Hugs, Ira x

Dorte said...

Such a beautiful card, Pauline, lovely image and a great colour combo.
Thank you so much for joining the 'Food' challenge at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs Dorte

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Adorable card Pauline!! I love this image. Your colors and the embossing really make this a fabulous creation!!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

Anonymous said...

Hi Pauline! Adorable card!! I love the image! And your design is perfect!!Thank you for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

Carole Z said...

HI Pauline, this is a lovely card, HM's are always so cute aren't they? And strawberries? A perfect symbol of summer! Thank you for joining in with Emergency Crafters this time, Carole Z DT

Unknown said...

Love the stamp and the colouring is wonderful! those naughty mice ! Thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxx

Wendy said...

Such a cute and pretty card! thank you for entering it into the Rhedd and Rosies challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

Bridie said...

Oh such a sweet image.

I love the border punch you've used.

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

Happy crafting!

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is pretty ... those decoupage sheets are so lovely! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

Debs said...

So gorgeous Pauline - love the image the strawberries really pop.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Pauline. Judy x

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet image - just perfect for a summer birthday card, or any other summer themed card really! I like how some of the image goes over the edge of the circle and your choice of neutral colored background. Cute!

mags said...

A lovely card and such a cute image. Great song choice for our challenge at Crafty Friends. Thanks for sharing with us and good luck.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Awwww, that image is SO CUTE!!! Love your card, it's beautiful! Thank you for joining us at CCCB. Hugs, Wendy

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Pauline. I love the embossing and the way you arranged bottom punched paper that the small dots are showing just above it.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super yummy and cute it ! janex

Niki Estes said...

Oh, this is so cute! Love the image, your coloring, and the way you added the sentiment tags!

Ellen Taylor said...

stunning card! I do love House mOuse images and this is just the cutest!! Fab coloring and layout!!!

KandA said...

Fantastic card Pauline. I sat and cut that very same decoupage out the other night and wish I hadn't bothered as this looks so much better. The embossed panel and design is fabulous xx

Deloris said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Wags n Whiskers!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a supercute image and great embossing...thank you for entering Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet