Sunday, 16 January 2011

So glad I found a friend like you

It's been quite a while since I played with any house mouse images. Since the house mouse challenge blog are having a hop I decided to join in. I don't really have the time as school starts tomorrow, but you need to be able to relax too, right? Housework can wait. I just thought my hobbycorner would be shining from cleaning. Instead it's just sparkling (from glitter unfortunately :D)

The theme for the house mouse challenge was "new beginnings". I wanted to do something clever and thought of this image I've never used before. It's called "finding friendship" and I wanted to play with that theme.

The image is coloured mostly with oilpencils and rubbed with a kind of alcohol. I think it's called gamsol in the US. I only coloured the shade and looking glass with tea green promarker and inked the edges with weathered wood distress ink.. The rest of the card is made with scraps of two different patterned papers (although they look almost the same), an embossed cardstock strip and some trims. I also added two sizes of pale blue pearls in the corners. The text is handwritten as I'm practicing to be happy with my own handwriting for scrapbook layouts.

Challeges for this card:

Cute card thursday - monochromatic
Friday sketchers - sketch
House mouse - new beginnings
Stampin for the weekend - new and blue
Totally gorjuss - cuddly
Winter wonderland - paws (not sure if it needs to ba a X-mas card though because the DT has made others)

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Sue said...

Beautiful new beginning to a new friendship card. Pretty pastel colors. Image is adorable and colored so nice. Thanks for joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop.

Hugs, Sue Drees

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh this is so very CUTE! Love the tail sticking out of the circle too. A perfect sentiment to go with this darling stamp and great card! What friend wouldn't feel special recieving this! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Christine said...

Gorgeous HM creation love your take on the New theme..cute image fab colouring(we call it Sansador I use it with my prisma pencils)stunning soft colour combo your DPs are lovely..
thanks for sharing & joining us at HM & Friends Monday chall New Year blog hop, hope you hopped round ALL the DTs & left your comms..lots of Hidden candy about..

smiles Christine HM DT xx

Sue said...

aww a gorgeous card, luv this image, great sentiment,lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Katarina :-) the image is very cute and what a perfect sentiment :-) I love this :-)

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

Barry Percy said...

Eeek! Dear Katarina,


I love your Gruffies® card creation. The different papers add some wonderful texture. It would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it and any other House-Mouse Designs®, HappyHoppers® and/or Gruffies® cards, you've created, on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
Click here

Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

Kat said...

This is lovely Katarina. I love that image. I think they both look cuddly! Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Kate's Makes said...

Aww that image and sentiment make me smile! Lovely :o) Thanks for playing along with SFTW this week and good luck! Kate x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation and great paws just perfect for our Winter Wonderland challenge, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us.
Hugs Kate

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Pretty card and sweet sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natasch

Suzie said...

Gorgeous, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs Suzie x

Mary J said...

Tooo sweet - I love it!!

So pleased you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week - hope to see you for our next challenge!

Mary J xxx