Tuesday, 23 August 2011

More Orange? Surely Not!

Hello ... yep I'm back again ... wow 3 posts in one night!

And would you believe it ... more orange!  What's going on here?  Maybe its the sunshine that we have been getting, I could be feeling more Summery.

Tonight I have coloured a gorgeous little mouse from Sliekje Stamps.  You just have to check this website out as she has gorgeous FREE stamps available.  I love her little animal stamps and she has some lovely children images as well.

I was just fiddling really tonight ... but I was quite happy with my colouring and thought I would make it into a card.

Papers, papers, papers,  my biggest nightmare!  I don't have many and what I do have are not that crash hot.  So I used one that I really love for the base and then I created my own.  I stamped Style Leaf (1901LD) by Lucy's Stamps using white Fluid Chalk ink on a shimmery green cardstock.  Really happy with the result ... here is a picture ............
I used a corner punch on the corners of my images and cardstock to give it a softer look.  This gorgeous little mouse was giving of a soft but fresh vibe ... so I wanted the card to be bright but gentle.  Does that make any sense to anyone else except me ha ha ha.

I also used a punch to punch out the little butterfiles, I thought they added some dimension and a nice finishing touch.

Can you believe there is no purple on this card?  Neither can I!  The flower was going to be purple but I made it orange at the last minute.

Thanks for checking out my card ... I hope you have as much fun creating something today.

I would like to enter this sleepy little mouse in the following challenges:-
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch
Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog - Punch It Out
Outlines Rubber Stamp Company - Four Legged Friends
Make It Monday - #51 Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - #53 Anything Goes

It is a lot of challenges ... but I thought I would give it a go .... you should see the hundreds of cards in some of them!

Ok off to bed now .. night night.


  1. I love your DP and the orange really pops but absolutely compliments that green. Gorgeous card and adorable image. Way to go!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!
    ~Lisa XX
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  2. Such a cute image, beautifully coloured and gorgeous backing papers. Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  3. Carly your coloring is just wonderful. I love the layout of your card and you image rocks. I saw your card over at Make It Monday and I wanted to say thank you so much for your comment on my card. It meant alot. Have a wonderful day :)

  4. aw that's cute ! Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week-Kate x

  5. Really cute card. Came here from MIM TFS

    Judie #54

  6. Fab card! Just love the backing paper that you made!!

  7. Love your card... nice color combo, one of my favorite and never fails... I saw it at MIM and it looked so sweet that I have to come and take a closer look... Fab card!

  8. Love your design paper and the cute image! Great colors! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

  9. So cute!! I love that image and the color theme is adorable! :)

    Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime!
    Cheryl - Paper Playtime DT

  10. So cute! I love how you colored this sweet image.

    Happy belated birthday!

  11. So sweet and super use of my sketch.Great colouring and love the stamped backing piece.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Aww what a gorgeous card and love all the zingy colours. Thanks for joining in at Willow Sketchie this week. Hugs, Claire x

  13. really cute card, love the papers & those butterflies are perfect!

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

  14. Ah this is super what a great card, Thanks for playing along on Willow Sketchie Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

  15. OMGoodness what a cute project just love it..
    Thanks for playing with the Paper Playtime Queen’s
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  16. This is really sweet! Thanks for joining us Paper Playtime for our anything goes challenge. :-) Amy

  17. Carly, this is way tooo cute, I love it!

    Thx for joining us at Make it Monday! Hope to see you for our next challenge on...Monday of course, lol!

    Mary J x

  18. adorable mouse and awesome sentiment! great card :)
    visiting from MIM

    ooopsy...sneaky word verification--not visitor friendly!

  19. Lovely card!! Cute image!!

    Thank you for joining us at Karen`s Doodle last week.

    Hugs from Tine


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