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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

House Mouse and First ATC!!

The challenge at House Mouse & Friends this fortnight is ATCs.  I haven't really got into these, but I suppose its just the first step of cardmaking (without the papers).  I try not to miss these challenges as I really love HM stamps and this image was just sitting there - already coloured in - waiting for the right card.This image is from one of the unmounted sets and I added an extra parasol from a different set (courtesy of Crafty friend Diane). The image is coloured with Promarkers and I added a little glitter to make it look as if the sun was glinting off the sand - well we can all dream can't we!
Some challenged for my card are:
  Creative Craft Challenge - Summertime
  Cupcake Craft - Sew Mad
  Die Cut Dreams -  Holiday Fun
  Make It Monday - Anything Goes
This is another quick post -I'm off to Diane's for the 'next lesson in the hand made curtains'  and have just managed to get my 'homework' done while DD was out meeting a friend for coffee this morning. Only 2 more days left before she goes back and then I will have time on my hands, or something like that!!
Thanks for looking and Thanks for all the nice comments I have had lately, I do promise to catch up with you all at the weekend.

Avril xx


Debbie said...

Hi Avril...what a brilliant ATC and House Mouse stamp too...beautifully coloured and so much detail. Gorgeous.
Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, fab ATC - love the cute image! xx

Sue said...

Hi Avril
aww a totally gorgeous ATC, awesome colouring as always, luv all the sparkle, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Christine said...

Hi Avril what fun this ATC is great image & colouring love the stitching.. very creative

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this wk

also many thanks for sharing at DCD chall to

smiles Christine xx

Emma said...

Lovely ATC and such a cute image. Lovely work, Avril.
Stay safe and take card.
Love Emma x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is sooo cute .. what a fab little scene .. and gorgeous summery colours
LIsa x

Lauren Hatwell said...

So cute. Lovely stitching too. Lx

DesignerDiva said...

This is tooooo cute Avril, your a dab hand with the HM images your colouring is perfect. I haven't tried an ATC yet either, don't suppose it will be long

Hugs Laurie x

Delphine said...

Beautiful ATC, Avril! Your little scene is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Merry said...

They look so content. Great colouring. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Sue said...

Hi Avril, amazing how much you can get onto a little piece of paper. this is such a cute beach scene, beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Gemma said...

Fab ATC makes you want to smile. Thank you for joining us at house mouse and friends challenge. Gemma (GDT Aug)

Brodders said...

A great card, thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

Sylvia x said...

i love it...perfect for the challenge over at creative craft challenges...thanks for joining in the fun

Sylvia x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love your stitching elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Squirrel said...

How beautifully coloured, and the extra glitter and parasol layer makes all the difference. Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at HM&F - come back on Monday for the next challenge!
Rosey x (Aug GDT)

Dragonlady said...

So so cute, lovely colours. Thanks for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely :) I have never made an ATC Avril, but this is cracking :) Cute image and lovely colouring.

Hope your curtain making went well!



Kerrie said...

Wonderful card, with a great image.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just adorable with the wonderful 3D element! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

America said...

Lovely the detailing and coloring of this adorable ATC! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ! Hope to see you playing along next time too! :)