Monday, May 9, 2011

May Flowers in House Mouse

I was thrilled beyond words to be asked to be a Guest Designer for May for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog!  These little critters are some of my favorite stamps, and I have quite a few of them to play with!

For this first challenge of May, Sue K. came up with the idea of  May Flowers, and the challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  As always, the DT have created some wonderful inspirational designs, so be sure to check them all out.

For my card I used "Take Time to Smell the..." image, colored with Copics.  The flowers I made using SB Rose Creations dies, one of my favorites.  I sprayed the flowers with Deep Plum Glimmer Mist, then again with an iridescent mist I made with Perfect Pearls.  The leaves are Crealies dies, and the lattice is MS Garden Trellis punch, through which I wove some wrinkled seam binding.

House Mouse - May flowers
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or flowers
Paper Romance - Favorite die.

Stamps:  House Mouse "Take Time to Smell the..."
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, The Paper Studio, HOTP.
Ink:  Memento, Copics.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Small, Blossom Four, and Rose Creations; Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch, SU! scallop border punch, Crealies leaf die, brads, seam binding, Glimmer Mist.

13 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Nancy, welcome to House Mouse Monday, we are thrilled that you are designing alongside us for our May challenges.
Love this image. The lattice looks great with the leaves woven through it. Great coloring. Wow, love your flowers too. Great take on the the May flowers challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue Drees

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Nancy!! This card is just gorgeous hun!! I adore these HM stamps and your colors are yummy too!! Congrats to you on the GDT spot at HM&F!! Looking forward to seeing them all!! :) Hugs, *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Nancy :-) The image is adorable and I love the way you made the trellis look like the stalks were growing up through it ,, very clever !! Gorgeous flowers and leaves too :-)

It's lovely to have you joining us this month :-) Welcome aboard :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Diane said...

Super cute card!!! Love the trellis !!

Rica said...

Hi Nancy, good to have you with us as GD and with a fantastic card!! Love the sweet image and the flowers together with the trellis are fantastic.
hugs
Heather xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is lovely and pretty all in one. Your flowers look great and I like the lattice work. So very pretty.

Sharon said...

Nancy, so glad to see your work again! Those mice are super cute! Love the look of your ribbon woven thru the lattice. Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I'm glad you played this week :)

~Jeri~ said...

Oooooo one of my favorite brand of stamps..House Mouse!! You done a perfect job with this one and those flowers are gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how the seam binding looks woven through the trellis- very clever! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Lauren said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy! We hope to see you again next time!

Lauren

Sue said...

Hi Nancy
a beautiful card, fabulous colouring, pretty design & embelies, thank you for being a fab guest designer,sue.x

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love that punch. It makes the best lattice! Thanks for playing with us at the OCC.

Sue from Oregon said...

Awww. Can't you just smell the sweetness??! Darling creation!

So glad to have you join the DT for May Nancy! Sue K