Monday 19 January 2015

A Slice of Happiness

This is my second DT post today, if you are looking for my Ooh La La Crations card you can find it HERE.

It's time for a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme is: Make it Masculine, chosen by ME - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used a fun image from Joanna Sheen's Gruffies Slice of Happiness Stamp Set and coloured it with ProMarkers - I can think of quite a few young men that this image would be suitable for!

I cut my image out with a Tonic Oval die and mounted it onto a Scalloped Oval cut from Kraft card stock.  My papers are from the LOTV Country Gent collection and the Nitwit Collections Cottage Charm collection, the edges have all been inked with distress ink

The border is an EK Success edge punch and the sentiment is from the same stamp set on a hand cut banner.  I have also added a button and some twine from my stash.

I have a brand new stamp set the same as the one that I used to make my card for one lucky entrant.

and our sponsors for this challenge are:

House-Mouse Designs

Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Masculine
Craft Your Passion Challenge 245 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensation January Challenge - Dies and Punches
Passion for ProMarkers Week 279 - Teddy Bears
The ABC Challenge - B is for Buttons & Bows
My Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Make it Masculine challenge.

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Michelle said...

Lol he looks contented and so would I eating all that pizza lol. Gorgeous card Pauline - Michelle x

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, he's so adorable and love your layout and the colours you have used, suit's just right..Hugs Lozzy xx

New Creations said...

Love that pizza lover mouse, so cute. And a gorgeous layering in beautiful colors!

Kelly Lloyd said...

A gorgeous male card Pauline
I have been wanting to use an house mouse image for a while.. Finally purchased two stamps recently but just not had chance to play with them..
Will try get them coloured up so I can enter this challenge :-)
hugs Kelly

Lauren Hatwell said...

Uh oh! Someone's going to have a tummy ache :oD Love your take on this challenge Pauline. Managed to miss the last one by A DAY!? Will try harder this time :oD


Donna Hanley said...

Pauline, such the perfect guy card. It looks like a few guys I know. LOL Very masculine papers to go along with your image. Nice job all the way around.

nwilliams6 said...

I haven't used this image in a long time, but after seeing how your wonderful papers just make him pop, I think I am going to dig him out and use him soon. Such a great card my friend. Hugz

Pamellia said...

I think your house mouse cards amongst my very favourites! They always make me smile, and who doesn't love that!! Love this little pizza guy and the sentiment is perfect! hugs :)

Heather said...

A fabulous card Pauline, I love your design, colour scheme and such pretty papers. I love the great colouring of the adorable Gruffie!!

Heather xx

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Pauline!! As I said in my do such a FABULOUS male card!!! You simply have the right touch...your creative mind can concur anything!! Beautiful card...your image is perfectly done and paper choice is spot on!!
Take care,

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and very beautiful Pauline
Gr Karin

Unknown said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
ich bin ja wieder ganz begeistert von deinen beiden Karten,sie sehen einfach wunderschön aus,du hast sie mit sehr viel liebe zum Detail gestaltet,hab noch einen schönen Tag,
glg ulrike

Sue said...

Pauline, this card layout and papers are wonderful. And your pizza eating Gruffie is perfect for this challenge!


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous card, love it

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh how adorable Pauline! He looks like he is having such a good time! Susan x

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Is this a photo of me? LOL I do love pizza, tho it does not hit our dinner table very often. Your card is darling, Pauline, and such a sweet theme! hugs, de

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pauline
Fabulous card ... Love the papers and the image....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Snoopy said...

Gorgeous card, Pauline! Such a perfect image too. I can think of so many men that this would be perfect for.

Snoopy :D

Christine said...

Awwww Pauline how cute is this guy? love the gorgeous vintage feel to your design papers thanks for the great chall theme.

smiles Christine x

Rachel said...

Fab card - I know someone who would agree that your image is a slice of happiness! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creation sweetie, hugs Pops x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Pauline, he sure is having a good time! Who wouldn't be? Sitting on your beautiful creation? Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Pauline :-) I love Gruffie, my most fave bear, and the colours and layout are perfect. I love how you finish the insides too, very special :-)

Thanks for sponsoring too ! so generous of you :-)xx

Lols x x x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Pauline. Love the image and fab papers and colours.
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

I am so glad that you mentioned the papers Pauline because I was looking at them thinking I want them.....guess what...yep I have got them, lol, they look absolutely fabulous with that wonderful image, you have given me some inspiration for a card I have to make my brother, ACE card.
lorraine x

Carol said...

That is such a fun image Pauline and you've made a super card. Carol x

Dorte said...

What a beautiful card, so cool and relaxing and love your layout. Great take on todays theme.
hugs Dorte

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, I love the image and beautiful papers. Another fabulous layout too.
Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

So gorgeous Pauline, love the image and fab design.

Donna x

JJ said...

Beautiful creation Pauline, I will have to get my finger out and try and get a card done for the challenge, no excuse now lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Pauline what a great card. I love the image and the design.

Debs xxx

Lin said...

This is a great card for a guy, Helen! Darling image and great paper choices! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Carol S. said...

Love the rich colours and the adorable bear. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Pauline,
What a fab card. Such a great image. Love those papers & your wonderful card design. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Andie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Pauline, I like the sweet image and the papers.
Kevin xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! Fabulous layout too!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is so cute!! Love that adorable image, who doesn't love a slice of pizza? :)
Thanks for sharing!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Melodie said...

So I feel if I ate a pizza. What a beautiful card !!!

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous cute card Pauline, mmm pizza! Hugs Hazel xx

Radhika said...

Wow!! Cute card.. pretty stamp set.. :)

KandA said...

Another of your amazing masculine cards Pauline. Super papers and perfect with the Gruffie xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super male card, the image is fabby, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'.

Warm hugs

Pia S said...

Love this color combo and this and the way you embellished your card makes it perfect for both men and woman, you know how I love that about a card by now I guess. Cute image too!

Joan said...

Lovely card with such a cute image, love the papers too

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Tracy said...

Love this Pauline, fab papers and gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Buttons Bows or both with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Fantastic! I love the papers and the image is so perfect for your masculine card.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a delightful image which you have coloured beautifully. Love the beautiful papers you have used and how you have combined them. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Patty Sue 2 said...

Love the image! Such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!