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Monday, 25 April 2011

House Mouse & Friends

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and I think everyone was lucky with the weather which makes a nice change!

This is my second card as a Guest Designer for the House Mouse Team, I have really enjoyed this opportunity of working with a great bunch of girls. The theme this week on the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is Way to Go - Travel, and there are some gorgeous card for inspiration on the blog.
For my card I have used 'Fancy Pants' (one of my favourite stamps!) I masked the image and then stamped the Eifeel Tower to tie in with the Craftwork Cards Paris papers, the sentiment is also from the Royal Langnickel set. The distressed flower was made with a Retro Flower punch (3 large and 3 medium shapes) held together with a brad and then spritzed with water, scrunched up and then opened again and left to dry. I saw this technique on a tutorial last year, but its the first time I have use it.

I have been a terrible blogger these last couple of weeks, but DH is very good at DIY and is making a 'Summer House' in the garden! I am priviledged to be his 'gofer/labourour' (you know what I mean - get this - hold this - where's this or that) so very little time for crafting and then I find I'm shattered at the end of the day. He's not very well at the moment, (man flu) so I have had yesterday and today off,and managed to make some much needed cards this afternoon. Hopefully I can do a 'catch up' in blogland tomorrow and come and say 'hello'.
A couple of challenges for my card:
Cupcake challenges - Fluffy Bunnies
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on(her shoes & bag should count)
CES - Spring (April in Paris 'springs to mind')
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Well my bunny is brown and I have used green


Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab card .. i NEED those shoes and bag lol.. love the pearls too. I bet your Summer house will be lovely . I Have one unbuilt in my garage .. the ex husband was building it .. and left before it was finished lol... 10 yrs later its still there lol
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Avril, this is just fantastic! I just love her and her little bag, fab shoes and her lipstick, lol!! Using the stamps and papers like this is just genius!Gorgeous flower too! Love it! xxx

scrapperjulia said...

Hi Avril! Love how you masked off the bunny and added the eiffel tower! Love the pearls and sparkly purse too! Beautiful card!


Oh how cute is this Avril! Lovin' the glittery shoes and bag, not to mention the pearl necklace! Gorgeous handmade flower and a totallay fabulous card. Good luck with the Summer House - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, I like the Paris theme the paper and colors are so soft and perfect for it. The flower and the added sparkle really glam her up for anight in Paris. So sweet.

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful card Avril, what an adorable image.

Mary J said...

How cute is he, Avril?!! I love your card - the colours and masking are so lovely!

Rica said...

Hi Avril - fantastic card, I love that the cute Hoppy is taking a stroll in Paris and the mainly monochrome which really make her glittery shoes and bag 'pop'. Your scrunched flower is stunning!!
Heather xx

America said...

I REALLY love this card. Fantastic PARIS take on the travel theme. Great thinking outside the box! Gorgeous creation. SO happy you could be with us at House-Mouse & Friends for April! :)

Sue said...

Avril, first, was so nice to have you guest designing for the month of April. This is such a cute take on the challenge this time, and this little gal bunny even brough along her best purse and shoes for the trip to Paris!!
Love the glitter! Great theme background papers and that flower is yummy. Hope you will continue to play along with us.


Emma said...

Oh what a fabulous card and I love the little glittery shoes and bag...very envious!! lol
Hope you had a lovely Easter and thank you for your very kind comment on my blog!
Hugs, Emma xx

Kat said...

Love that image, it's so cute. (Love all House Mouse!) Love the added bling. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

This is a darling of a card, love all the fab accessories!!
Love Jenni xx

Jules said...

Hi Avril

What a fantastic card!!

Those House Mouse images always make me smile and you have used this one beautifully.

Loving the sparkle and pearls .. .. .. and your flower is amazing. I bet you will be making more of those now!!

You sound mega busy being a "gofer". That is sometimes harder work than the actual DIY'ing!!

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Avril, thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month too.

Sue Drees

sari said...

Hi Avril! What a sweet & cute card!! Love the Eifel tower image in the background! That little sweet house mouse looks so fluff & sweet! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft CHallenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

louise said...

What a fab card love the beads and the glittery bag and shoes just so sweet,thanks for joining us on the Cupcake Challenge blog this week.
Louise xx

Christine said...

Hi Avril this is one of my all time fav images too...great take on the travel theme love your clean layout & stunning DIY flower..&&& yes I too am often a GOFER hubby always seems to get the GAFFERS HAT..LOL many thanks for being a super GD for HM & friends..lovely to have you..looking forward to seeing more of your great HM creations in the challs.

smiles Christine xx

Lori Barnett said...

How CUTE! Love the Happy Hoppers :)

crafty amy said...

What a brilliant card and just perfect for spring :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.

Amy xx

Vicky said...

This is fabulous love the colours. Gorgeous image.
Thank you for playing along with us at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx