Monday, 14 March 2011

House Mouse & Friends challenge #91 - Welcome Spring!!

This week at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge we would like to 'Welcome Spring'
I really would like to welcome spring but we still have a few patches of the 'white stuff' knocking about.
I love this image - "Gentle Rain"one of the first I bought, as it typifies English springtime, although the rain often isn't  gentle!!

  
I coloured the image with Copics and pierced the edges. The papers are by Rayher and I made use of my sadly neglected sewing machine by zigzag stiching the edges.The bottom edge is punched with an EK Success punch, the ribbon, clear button and pearls are from my stash - I really think I went a little bonkers with the pearls - a few - a lot too many!!!

I set off having a great, productive day - that was until my clumsy cat knocked over a vase of flowers and I ended up with water, petals etc all over my floor.
Now I've lost a screw from my specs and received a damaged packet with half the contents missing - I should have known the run wouldn't last LOL!!


Our Sponsor for this new challenge is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp.  Be sure to play along because they are generously offering the winner $15 worth of products from their super fantastic store!

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32 comments:

Mieke said...

Ohhhhh she's cute. What a lovely card.
Lovely colours.

Have a nice day.

XX Mieke

http://hethobbyhoekje-vanmieke.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Such a precious image. Beautifully colored and a darling card. So sweet!

Janette said...

Such a cute card, the image is perfect, especially for an English spring/summer...lol..xx

Paula said...

Well - the little mousie looks a bit like you must be feeling. The daffodil is glorious & his expression priceless. Love the deep gold of the ribbon. Hope you get your parcel sorted - it's so frustrating when that happens.
Take care
Paula (PEP)

Victoria said...

stunningly beautiful x

Sue said...

Hi Heather, I like this little guy trying to get cover from the rain so much I ordered him. The gold ribbon is perfect with the daffodil too. Your coloring as always is beautiful.

Hugs
Sue

Dorcas said...

No. Heather. I think the pearls are just right! Its a wonderful card. I'm beginning to forget what rain is like. Hope we get some by the time the garden is planted! That poor little mouse looks rather drenched. lol

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, stunning card, love the image and great papers. Hugs,moni

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful Heather a perfect image for this theme and the papers are just lovely!! Love the yummy ribbon and the lovely glass button!!!

Hope things are getting better as the day goes by!! Love Chanelle xxx

Renkata said...

Hi Heather,
wow such a beautiful spring card.

Fleur said...

Hi Heather, this is gorgeous, so sweet & pretty.
Hugz Fleur xxx

Elborgi said...

so beautiful!

Elma

Sol said...

WOW.. This Stamp is Fantastic... Absolutely adorable.. Must have ben very fun to colour!... Soooo Great Colours.. An the Bow is Amazing... Love the shine on it!...
I think the pearls look Great... - not to many at all!.. :o)
Sorry to hear about the package half empty... That is NO fun at all...
And about the cat.... mabye he wanted a little attention... :o)... He`s got personality... thats all! :o) I guess you love him to bits after all! :o)..
Have a Great Week Heather... I am going to the USA on friday If all goes well! ... See you in a few weeks! :o)

Bettina said...

oh! this is wonderful. love the image, design, coloring, everything about it. and i dont think theres too many pearls, looks perfect. hugs

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Heather this is beautiful. A wonderful HM image and your coloring is rich and beautiful as always.

Tracy said...

A gorgeous and cute creation Heather, I love your image and colouring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card Heather, love this adorable image and so beautifully coloured as always too :)
Kelly.x

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Gorgeous colouring Heather.I love these stamps,they are all great.How can I feel sorry for an animated image??...poor thing, all wet and miserable.lol.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
awww totally adorable card, as ever awesome colouring you make them come to life,gorgeous embelies, luv the stitchin, sue,x

Emma said...

Such a gorgeous card Heather, love the colours and adorable image.
Hugs Emma x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, I have just bought this stamp, hope I can colour him as beautifully as you.
Avril x

Christine said...

Ohhh dear not a good start to your day...sounds like a Monday morning..LOL well what can I say LOVE this image was gonna use it meself cos it screams Spring..stunning colour & no NEVER to many pearls..gorgeous bow && stitching..

smiles Christine xx

Julie said...

Oh Rica - this is too too cute!! Lovely colouring and a fab layout - your bow is fab!! Juliexx

Wuzimädi said...

A stunning coloration and wonderful design! I like the stitching, and I think the many pearls are just right for that card!
Hugs Michi

Leigh said...

Oh no Heather, you are having a bad run. Hope things get better for you. I love this image, the little mouse looks so unhappy with the rain. Cute.

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable card.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Heather,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandra1968 said...

This is a very sweet card :-)
Hugs, Sandra

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, this is just sooo cute :-)perfect 'spring' image ,, gorgeous colouring ,,, perfect as always :-)

luv
Lols x x x

America said...

Wonderful colors and touches of pearls. I absolutely adore how youve colored this HM beauty!!! Always in awe of your skills.

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hi Heather!
Lovely spring card and such an amazing coloring.

Hugs, Natascha

Squirrel said...

I only just came across this one on the HM site, and I had to go back for another look. Then I saw it was yours - well that explains it! This is the cutest image with exquisite colouring, and the colours you've chosen are delicious.

Enjoy your trip sweetie!
RXXX

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