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