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Friday, 22 July 2011

House Mouse 100th Challenge Blog Hop

To celebrate their 100th Challenge, which is Buttons Bow and Bling, the House Mouse Challenge team are having a Blog Hop, and you all know I like my little meeces, and always try not to miss a challenge, so of course I just had to join in.  The team have done a fabulous job with their creations, and there are a few new stamps featured!!
For my card I have used 'Mudpie with Chocolate Truffles, which I have had for a little while just waiting to be inked up (shame on me), This is quite a large image so I have made a  6 x 8 card. The image is coloured with Promarkers and a little fine line of Glamour dust between the chocolates to make them look tempting, although I think he is already tempted! This was matted onto purple mirri card and the papers are from Papermania. The bow is some wired ribbon from my stash, and because I didn't have any suitable purple buttons, I punched out some shrink plastic, punched 2 holes and then coloured it before heating and  added stickles when it was cold.  The flower was punched with papers from the same pack, and then stickled on the edges.  The sentiment was made on the computer and matted onto the mirri card.

I have a 'me day ' today, should have done some housework - but didn't!  I have been 'home alone' so thought I would make the most of it!!!  (Made a card, did a blog hop - what a busy day)

Some  extra challenges for my card:
  PapertakeWeekly - Cute
  Aud Sentiments - Enjoy your Day
  Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
  MATT - Cute & Cuddly with a punch(punched flower)
  Crafting for All Seasons - Furry Friends
  Crafts & Me - Add a Flower
  Fab & Funky - Animal Magic
  Stampin for the Weekend - Four Legs

Now I need to finish a card for a Wedding we are going to (its another circle card - do hope you're not sick of these), and then I hope to do some catching up in Blogland.

Thanks for looking, and I would like to say 'hello'  - just in case I don't get round to everyone who has left me comments, I know some of you are also struggling with a lack of time for various reasons at present, so I hope you understand.

Avril xx

Avril xx


heidy said...

Gorgeous card ,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Oh I love the HM too, they are so cheeky and cute, your card is just gorgeous.xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Avril,could never get sick of the shape.xxx

Jan said...

Adorable card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, this is so cute and the way you've coloured the truffles makes them look real! You do these cards so well. xxx

PS thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week. xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your gorgeous card Avril, really like the purple with the chocolates - very milk tray!

Hugs Laurie x

Dawn said...

What an adorable card! Thank you for joining in at CFAS!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card, just love the DP!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Sue said...

Hi Avril, how beautiful this card is! Love the background paper, perfect for expensive truffles! And love how you made the buttons. Wonderful image colored beautifully. Thanks for joining the celebration at House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and our Blog Hop. Good Luck with the prize draws.


Ginny said...

fab card. Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Debs said...

Fab card - love the HM image and the DP is scrummy!
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh Avril.. so cute .. i love the little butttons you made
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril, This is just beautiful the mice are just so much fun and your card's great:0) Thanks for your lovely comments, Gay xxx

Catherine said...

Great card...

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. I love that mouse. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Julie said...

What a yummy card! So cute! Thanks for joining us at aud Sentiments

Emma said...

Hi Avril! Love, love, LOVE this card and I know that "look of love" for all those chocolate truffles, oh~so~well!! lol It's a gorgeous card, as always!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog posts and hope you have a great weekend.
Love Emma xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
a totally gorgeous card, luv this image, fab colouring,pretty paper & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Christine said...

Hi Avril your creation defo has the awwww factor..great take on the chall theme.

thanks for sharing with us on our HM & Friends Monday 100th celebration blog hop chall..good luck in the draws..

smiles Christine xx


Awww this is gorgeous Avril - the image is so cute, and I love the backing paper.
Hope you're having a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I thought this was a box of chocolates! It looks fabulous, and would totally sell it to me! :)

Gorgeous details, love the shrink plastic buttons and your colouring is lovely :)



Mary J said...

YUM! Love this Avril!!

lisa said...

I've just been having a lovely catch up with you Avril, sorry to have been absent lately!!
Your cards are beautiful and those chocolate truffles look good enough to eat.
Hugs Lisax

Kat said...

Love this image, could just eat those chocs. Love the DP too. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us for the HM&F 100th challenge and blog hop.

Kat x

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Love this cute card and image, those chocolates look yummy!!
Love jenni xx

stacy aka twinshappy said...

Super cute and yummy. I like how he is licking his lips. hee hee Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge

Gill McCall said...

what a fantastic card. thanks for joining us at HM&F.
Gill GDT for July

Maria Matter said...

very beautiful Avril!
Thank you for playing along @ Aud Sentiments!

Natascha said...

Your card is really great. Love this cuties and your awesome layout. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good Luck!

Hugs, Natascha