Monday, 9 November 2009

House Mouse DT - Kit Card

I'm very late posting this week's challenge but I have only just got back home to Germany at
9 o'clock and my first priority was food.

Our challenge at House Mouse this week is set by America :~ Kit Card!

America kindly sent our DT members a kit to use to produce a card. We were only allowed to use what was in the kit aswell as our own tools. As it is impossible to send you all a kit we would like you to take a look at what America sent us and try to reproduce the kit (don't worry if it's not exactly the same or even if you only have a few items that you could use). This may seem like a tough one but it's one to really get you thinking!!

Here's what the kit contained.........

Colour theme - Brown and Cream
1 x spotty/patterned paper
Brown Ribbon
Silver thread
Stamped image
Swirl die-cut (or something similar)
embossed card (brown or cream or both)
Pearls (or diamontes)

Well I can truly say I went into panic mode when my kit hadn't arrived due to postal strikes here in Germany.  I was due to leave for the UK on Wednesday and by Monday I thought I'll just have to put together whatever I can.  I spent more time searching my stash than I did making the card.  I'd no brown spotty paper, didn't the same image, no holey paper, no mouse charm  (I did have a cat - so I thought 'cat & mouse' - that will have to do} I hadn't even got any brown ribbon (on my list to buy in the UK). I did find some brown/cream flower paper and I cut the holes in the cream card using the two smallest round nesties  (I snapped the C plate on my cuttlebug in the process) and also used both sizes of the cropodile punch for the smaller holes.  I did have a sizzix swirl die which I used to cut out the cream and brown swirls. I used the image 'A carrot between friends' and coloured it with Copics, cut it out with the curved rectangle nesties. I substituted brown lace for the ribbon, fastened it with a large brown brad and added the cat charm. Phew - hope I don't have to do that again in a while.

When I got home the parcel from America had arrived the morning I left - typical!!

I managed to get to the NEC whilst I was in England and what a fabulous day that was and so brilliant meeting up with everyone - I will post some photographs tomorrow.


Mandy said...

Heather this is stunning hun, just adorable, you always put a card together perfectly.
Now go and put your feet up hun
hugs Mandy xx

Moni said...

nd again you did stunning card. Love the colour combo and image is brilliant! Love your fab design!
I am glad you had fab time in England and on NEC show! Hugs, moni

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Heather this is totally adorable!
kim x

Mandi said...

Super card Rica. Sound like a hectic trip to the UK. Glad you managed NEC...How fab


Sue said...

Hi Heather
oh absolutley gorgeous card hun, luv all the embelies,fabby colouring as always,i havent got all the bits to play while im away,try when i get home, sue.x

joey said...

cor Heather hun, I hope I never have to find a kit out of stuff I have lol! your card is beautiful, Glad you had a fab time at the nec.

Danielle said...

You did a fantastic job on this card Heather! I love the colours and all the components you put together! Glad you got up to the NEC on your trip to the UK - sounds like a fab time was had!
hugs, Danielle

Squirrel said...

Oh I really like this one! LOVE the colour scheme, and that image is adorable. I think you're very ingenious to punch holes in the paper to make the spots!
Rosey x

Barb said...

Heather, you did a fantastic job with the kit! Great coloring!


theneon said...

Phew is right! So sounds like my life! You've done a stellar job on this -- who needs a kit?

Karen said...

Gorjus gorjus gorjus. I just love those cheeky mices and that rabbit is sooo cute. Fab colour combo too.

Love Karen x

America said...

WOW!! Kit or NOT.....YOU'VE somehow PULLED THIS CARD OFF beautifully GF!! Love your attention to details here and how colored this and that you've even added the charm. (be still my heart) ... and oh, Im sooo sorry you broke your CB plate! :( and that the Postal Strikes got in the way. Glad to see you are back and kicking! :) Love your work.

Lori Barnett said...

Wonderful job on the kit challenge!! I'm glad you didn't get your kit in time...cause now everyone can see how to go about doing the challenge without it. You ROCK girl!!!

Chrissie said...

Just gorgeous Heather!
Poor old you, I can't believe all the trouble you had trying to replicate your kit and then it arrived, just typical!
I am SO not jealous that you made it to the NEC!!! (yeah right!) Seriously sweetie, can't wait to see the pics.

SheilaS said...

Fabulous colour combination. Another wonderful layout . You never fail to amaze me with your ideas.

Christine said...

Hi Heather brill job on this creation love the choccy colours...& the image is so sweet great embellies..hope your rested from your busy trip???

Hugs Christine xx

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