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Sunday, 15 May 2011

House Mouse Challenge.


It was a great experience being a  Guest Designer with the House Mouse team for the month of April, but now its back to making and entering their challenges.
This fortnights challenge is flowers, and I have had this image coloured up for a couple of weeks just waiting to be used. The image is from one of the unmounted sets which I bought a few months ago. I have used some papers which were a freebie with a card magazine. My flowers, as I didn't have any poppies, started out as pink cherry blossom from Wild Orchid crafts, were coloured with Promarkers The sentiment came with the unmounted stamps. I used a MS pop up butterfly punch and added a few 'flying' butterflies.

 I did set myself the target of entering all the HM challenges this year, but I will probably miss the next one due to holidays (these things can sometimes get in the ways of blogging).

I would like to say 'hello' to my new followers, its great to see you!

I hope to be back with one more card - but if not, I hope the weather improves and we can all have some sunshine!

I am entering this card in : House Mouse & Friends Challenge - Flowers
One Stitch at a Time  - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The StampMan - Poppies

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Avril xx

37 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Avril lovely to see your gorgeous HM creations again..I love this image
(not inked mine up yet..norty me) lovely colouring & the poppies set if off a treat..thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Katina said...

Hi Avril,
Another gorgeous HM image and card! I love how you made the flowers look like poppies! Your colouring looks fab too. xx

Gemma said...

This is such a lovely card. Gemma x

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I spotted your really cute card at Mary J's. The colors are beautiful. and I love the flowers and foliage.

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Avril, the colours are stunning
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Avril :-)the image is very cute and the flowers are perfect ,, beautiful design ,, I love the butterfly border too :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Mary J said...

Amazing card, Avril - love your layout and the colours are just gorgeous!!

Rebekah said...

Such darling poppies and fab with the image thanks for shairng at Divas hugs rebekah xx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Avril your poppies are FAB! Gorgeous colouring and another beautiful card
Hugs Laurie x

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card. Those House Mouse images are just sooo sweet.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Anything goes' challenge. Good Luck !!

Choccy x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Avril.
luv
Debby

Julye said...

Love how you used the butterflies almost as if they have come to life. Thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Your card is so lovely.

Fantastic image and all your embellishments match perfectly!!

Stunning colouring and background shading.

Love Jules xx

craftyb said...

Such a pretty card LOVE those poppies and i also love how you've added the butterfly trail - so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week! bx

scrapperjulia said...

I love this card! The poppies and butterflies in red just pop off the page! beautiful card!

America said...

wow- such gorgeous, vibrant coloring!! What an adorable HM image for this beautiful design. Great detailing. We are soooooo happy to see you playing along. :) Great job on sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again next time. :)

Jessica said...

Hi, found your blog over at Divas by Design. Such a cute card. Love it!
Feel free to stop by and say hi!
Jesica
jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

Emma said...

Lovely card and I love the way you've used the punched out butterflies from the decorative border...very clever!!
Have a great week!
Love Emma xxx

Lisa Jane said...

I love that image ... its wonderful- i have a thing for poppies so was instantly drawn to this card ,
Beautiful Border
Lisa x

lisa said...

I love your house mouse in his Poppy. It's beautifully coloured and your flowers match perfectly. It'd be perfect for The Stampman challenge which is poppies this time.
Hugs Lisax

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card and congrats on your guest DT post hope you enjoyed it.

Marie

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Avril :) What a super-cute card. I saw it and thought straight away you should enter it in The Stampman Challenge!

http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/

gorgeous lickle mouse and your flowers and leaves looks amazing.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Eve said...

luv this image, your coloring & coordinated flowers! I also luv those tiny butterflies!ps. I now "follow" you :-)

Sue said...

Hi Avril, what a sweet stamp set, I haven't used mine yet either, but now you have inspired me! Those beautiful poppies that you added are wonderful......very creative. Thanks for sharing your card with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Have a great holiday, we will see you when you get back! Nicely done!

Hugs
Sue

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

wow this is a superb card, love the dramatic colours you have used, your flowers tone beautifully with the stamp
Love Jenni xx

Dawn said...

Love those poppies, great card. Thanks for joining us at DBD x

Emma said...

Hi Avril...
I hope you don't mind but I've left you something over on my blog:
http://stickydots.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-award-from-special-friend.html
...to say thank you, for all your lovely comments and kind words!
Love Emma xx

Cali said...

What a cute hedgie! This is a gorgeous card Avril!
http://thecraftycat.over-blog.com

Rica said...

Hi Avril, gorgeous card, I love the treatment you've given the 'poppies', great colours and colouring of the fabulous image - I have this one (as yet un-inked) but I've never noticed the sentiment - unobservant? - who me?
Your punch is a perfect addition.
love
Heather xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, those tiny butterflies are so sweet. Your HM is on my wish list, beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing in the House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, Love your card especially the way the butterflies are escaping LOL. Gorgeous poppies and love HM stamps, a winner! :0) xxx

lisa said...

Your cards are beautiful, Avril, you put yourself down!!! We are always thrilled to receive entries and love looking at them all.
Thanks so much for joining in with The Stampman Poppy challenge and we hope to see you next time.
hugs Lisax

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww a beautiful card, awesome colouring, beautiful embelies & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Esme said...

Hello Avril!
This is beautiful - I love poppies so this image is one of my favourites!
Thanks for joining HM&F Monday Challenge (loved see your April GDT creations!!)
Esme xx (GDT for May)

Clarky J said...

Really beautiful x Thanks for playing along with my Poppy challenge at The Stamp Man x Janet

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Avril, I love seeing these new unmounted images! Lovely red poppies! Thanks for sharing with us this week at HM&F's and hoping you have the best of holidays! ♥ Sue K

Whisper said...

Oh wow, how adorable is that image, am loving the layout and papers too, Luv Sam x