Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hi Everyone!!
I am posting early because I am away and don't know the exact date I am supposed to have this in by!! Sorry about that!
Billie told me very quickly it was a 3 D challenge this month - so this is my take on it.....
I have made a simple card of black and white card stock. I had this plaid ribbon in my stash and also a digi flower image that I wanted to try. This image is called: Special Delivery HMTR1029.
The image is very large and I used it all - then made my card around it. I stamped my image twice. I coloured one image completely and the second image I only coloured the flowers and leaves. I don't know if you can see it but I used Crystal Lacquer on each rain drop and I put some around the edge of the flower and then drizzled them with Dazzling Diamonds from SU. I added a brad to the centre and attached it with a 3D 1/2" glue dot.

A little closer for you:

I am really sorry you can't see the rain drops have the Lacquer on them cause they are so cute!
My flower:

And now a couple to try to show you the dimension - kind of weird photos - sorry!

Copics used: Mouse #4 and mail box - C0,C1,C3,C5, C7; Leaves - G21, YG67; Mouse faces and feet - E0000,E000, E50, E51; Cheeks - R20;
Poppies - R01, R02, R05; Raindrops - B0000, Boo; Flower centers - YR23, Y17; Mouse #2 - Y11,YR24; Mouse #1 - E74, E71, E44; Mouse ## E13, E15
Hope you like it - see you all when I return in about 3 weeks!
Love, Candy

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A New Challenge

Hello!! Hope this finds you all well.
This month we are doing a "HAPPY" Challenge at Cindy's House Mouse And Friends Blog. I have very few stamps - so I chose "Happy Birthday". The name of the stamp I used is "Poppin Good Birthday". It is so cute - no one but the mice would have thought to make pop corn over the fire from the birthday candles LOL LOL...........

This time I used a regular size card; cutting my card stock at 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" and scored it down the middle to fold it in half. This makes the front of the card 5 1/2" X 4 1/4". I used SU card stock : Pink Pirouette. I also used Core'dinations in a turquoise blue colour with a softer blue inside. I used my Cuttlebug Embossing folder - with the numbers on it; for birthday numbers. After I embossed it I sanded it down so the numbers would show in the lighter colour. I then cut the blue into 4 - 2" X 2" squares and attached them to the middle of my pink card. My image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Prism, simply smooth card stock and coloured with Copics.
Here are my Copic Colours: ( sorry for the bad photo )

After colouring my image I cut it out with my large Nestie Oval, and added a little Pink Pirouette around the edges with my dauber.I did the same thing with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment after punching it out with a SU punch. I coloured the pop corn rather well, I thought, with my Copics, but then decided it might be cuter to have them puffy - so used my Liquid Applique on them. I did NOT heat set it this time. I just let it dry over night. Both the House Mouse image and the Happy Birthday Sentiment are pop dotted with dimensionals to raise them. I felt for the celebration the card needed something bright on it so I found some of the ribbon I used to knit into my scarfs with the wool a long time ago. I made it into a 3 looped bow with long tails. The tails are raised and lowered using glue dots every so often. Then I coloured a bunch of my white pearls with my Copics to match the ribbon, and placed them down the right side :o)
Here are a couple of closer pictures:

Please don't forget to check out the rest of the House Mouse Design Team Blogs for their wonderful creations this month...
Also remember that Cindy has a pile of the cutest new House Mouse Stamps at her store just waiting for you :o) Go and check them out now.........
I hope you will join us in this fun challenge this month. All the details are at the BLOG, HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS.
Love, Candy