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Saturday, 3 September 2011

House Mouse - 'The Ultimate Recipe'

The Challenge over at House Mouse & Friends this time is a ' recipe'. Not the usual card recipe where they tell you what to use - Oh no, this one is to include a recipe on you card!
There are some fabulous inspirational cards from the DT and some great sounding recipes with cute 'foodie' meeces.  I did think about using my 'Chocolate Truffle' stamp,  but this is one HM stamp that takes a lot of colouring, unlike most of the others I have and time is a bit short at present  so I decided on a 'different' kind of recipe - A Recipe for Relaxation and used Relaxing Bubbles with Bumble.
I have used Dawny P's sketch over at Papertake Weekly, I paper piece the bathtub and her arm, and she is coloured with Promarkers, I added Glitter flock and Glamour Dust for the bubbles.  The papers are from an old Laura Ashley set.  My 'recipe' is all my own work!!  printed out then cut with a nestie label. The flowers were cut from pages of an old book which was on its way to the Charity Bag, inked and cut with a scalloped circle nestie, bits of net and ribbon, all scrunched and held together with a brad, then spritzed with mica spray.
I am also entering this card in the following Challenges:
  Moving Along with the times - Handmade flowers
  Poodles Parlour - Animal Antics
  Aud Sentiments - Sentiment for a Girl
  DUSU - Friendly Critters
  Some Odd Girl - Paper Piecing
  Oldie but a Goodie - Sparkle

I would like to say 'hello' to my new followers - I can't believe I actually have 61!!  I remember when I started blogging and I got my first 'follower'  I couldn't wait to tell my family.  Now  there's '61' , all I can say to that is WOW!! and Thank You.

Its a miserable afternoon here after a promising start, so, I'm glad we went out early this morning ,which leaves me with nothing to do this afternoon but craft and I need to make a Starting School card for my Godson, going to see his uniform tomorrow!

That's it for now and I hope the weather is better where you are and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Avril xx


Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is just so adorable!

Catherine said...

Fab card, such a cute image!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Avril...such a cute image.
Debbie x

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Great card, love HM images.....
It's been raining here all day long, really horrid day.xx

Christine said...

Hi Avril is this cute or wot?? you betcha ya..you have made a wonderful recipe think I might have to pinch it for another time!! an this likkle happy hopper is just loving this soak look at her fab bubbles..stunning take on the chall theme..

thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends Monday chall..

smiles Christine xx

are you going to the craft fair Sat 10th? same time same place??

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, this is fantastic!! The recipe is brilliant and the bubbles look so real! I love the way you've put them on the flowers too. xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Avril :-) the recipe with this image is just sooo perfect !! very cute :-)

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

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

AHHHH!!! Looks sooo relaxing!! I think I need one of these tonight!! LOL!! Such a darling card!! love the flowers!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends! I hope you will join us again! HUGS - Vicki guest designer

Lisa Jane said...

awww... i love that image .. what a cutie.. and i love the bubbles
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Jacq said...

Hi Avril,
This is just Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable House Mouse image, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so very beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril, I loved the recipe!!! so funny. The House Mouse image is incredible. The bubbles are amazing too
Dot x

Mary J said...

So very sweet Avril! I love your flowers!

DesignerDiva said...

Wow Avril your bubbles are fantastic, they look real!
Gorgeous card, the whole idea is fab and the design, colours and layout are all perfect together - FAB!

It was lovely and sunny here eventually!

Hugs Laurie x

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...I so love your color scheme on this card and your fun take on RELAXATION! We all could use a little more relaxing stampin' time right? Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Jules said...

Tee hee!!! This made me smile Avril!!

I love the image and that "perfect" recipe. That is my kind of bath!!!

Love the flowers you have added too!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Wow what an adorable card, I love it, the bubble idea was fantastic, that is really thinking outside the square!! brilliant
Love Jenni xx

Meggymay said...

An adorable card, love your relaxation recipe. Yvonne x

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril, Fabulous card, love the bubbles and House mouse are just delightful, great colour combo too, I've just joined as a follower, I thought I was already but it seems not!!! BUT I am now LOL Gay xxx

lalkygirl said...

superb card ,love the cute wee mouse ,love the colours you chose and the fab flowers ,thansk for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet, love the colours & that recipe is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sue said...

Oh Avril, this is such a fun take on the challenge you clever girl.....and the card is delightful. Those bubbles look so real and the recipe is such a great idea. Who doesn't love a bubble bath and relaxing? Thanks for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


Jill said...

beautiful card Avril love the recipe and the HM image gorgeous flowers too thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, love the bubbles and the saying is great :)

Rica said...

Hi Avril, this card is so gorgeous and thous rabulous colours are scrumptious along with the scrumptious bubbles with that sweet Hoppie!!!

Heather xx

deesdesigns said...

Wonderful card - LOVE your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Aud Sentiments and our "For a Girl" challenge.

mforquer said...

Oh adorable card...what a relaxed little bunny! Thanks for joining our challenge at Some Odd Girl!

Claire said...

Such a loely card Avril - love the image and colour tones. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

America said...

SUPER FUN idea, great details. FABULOUS Recipe Take! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. We hope to see you joining us again next time! :)

Dragonlady said...

Lovely card, great image. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Sue said...

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

Penny said...

How cute is that image, lovely card, thanks for playing along with Aud Sentiments this week

Yvonne Garner said...

How adorable, Avril! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate your thoughtful comments. Yvonne

Naomi said...

Wow, this is SO gorgeous! Love that sweet image, the relaxing colours, and your FABULOUS embellishments! Thank you SO much for joining us this week at DYSU!

Lynn S. said...

This is such a cute recipe card! I just love the image and I could really use that recipe most days!

jackid said...

This is beautiful so sweet
Jacki xx