Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mousy Note And a Whiff of Joy COTW

I haven't done a House Mouse card in ages, and I have a ton of the little critters.  I used the Tim Holtz brick wall folder on the background.  Other DP are scraps from my stash.  Mouse was colored with Copics, my first attempt - still needs lots of practice.  Cut out image with Spellbinders die, chalked around image while still in the die.  The little XO on his note and the sentiment are from Crafty Secrets, and the heart is from Rubber Stamp Tapestery set.

House Mouse challenge - Embossing.
Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch 317
Crafty Secrets SCS Forum - Have a heart
Craft Your Days Away - Love

Stamps: House Mouse "Maxwell's Note", Crafty Secrets "Glamour  Girls" and "Bonjour Merci".
Paper:  Kraft CS, stash scraps, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Copics, Memento, Colorbox Queues
Accessories:  Spellbinders, embossing folder

This next card follows the Midnight Madness sketch and also the Whiff of Joy color scheme of chocolate, teal and cream.  I had meant to use Distress Inks to color the image, but used the wrong ink to stamp it.  When the lines started to smear a bit I switched to Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil.  Not the end result I wanted, but I still like it.  The snowflakes were cut from craft foam with a Cuttlebug die and glittered with ivory chunky glitter.  This card will be my personal quota for my Christmas card of the week (COTW)

Whiff of Joy - Chocolate, teal and cream. 

Stamps:  Whiff of Joy Willow With Lantern.
Paper:  GCD Studio "Scent of Christmas" and "Ella Blue", stash scrap, watercolor paper.
Ink:  Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Six, glitter, craft foam, charms, Stickles.


Jane Wetzel said...

hi there Nancy! I love your little mouse card and the woj is gorgeous- :)

Rica said...

Two fabulous cards Nancy, love the TH embossing folder on your mousie card and that is such a cute image and well done with your 1st attempt at colouring him in Copics!!

So glad you could join us at House Mouse & Friends,
Heather xx

America said...

SUCH FUN cards. Love that House Mouse one with that fantastic BG embossing! Thanks so much for joining us our EMBOSSING Challenge at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog!

Sue said...

Hi Nancy, love your card. The mouse is colored beautifully. I like your mix of papers and textures too. thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done. Hugs, Sue Drees

Barry Percy said...

Eeek! Dear Nancy,

I love your House-Mouse Designs® card creation. The addition of the heart and kisses on the note was perfect! 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.
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Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nancy!! These cards are just darling!! Love those cute HM images!! :) Have a lovely weekend friend!HUGS

Valerie said...

This is such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscillastyles Store Design Team

Lisa said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at HM&F Challenge this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh My Gosh...a message from Barry cool! Glad you are getting your meeces back out and joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with your darling card! Welcome back!

Sue said...

Hi Nancy
aww two gorgeous cards, luv your House Mouse, beautiful colouring, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Christine said...

Hi Nancy gorgeous HM creation lovely image & colouring great take on the embossing chall..
thanks for sharing with us at HM & Frineds Monday chall..
hope to see you again soon??

smiles Christine xx

Tracy said...

This is cute. Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for January

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Amazing cards. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

Michele said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ. Hugs Michele x

Dawn Edwards said...

Both Cards are just fabulous. Prisma and baby oil is my favorite way to color images and i think your final outcome is perfect for the feel of the card. I love the vintage buttons and the snowflakes are fabulous all glittered up. Beautiful work.
Thanks for joining us this week at midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Dawn - MMDT

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Nancy, your cards are just gorgeous! Whiff of Joy images are always a winner in my eyes and this one is colored so elegantly! Beautiful with the snowflakes and buttons! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! thank you for joining us at WOJ, hugs, Jane x