Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Spoon Full of Sugar

Well this will be my last card for a few days as its back for 5 night shifts for me. At least it pays for more craft stash -lol!
I have had this decoupage House of Mouse for a while now and just love the cute mice feeding each other. I cut out the decoupage, curled the edges and layered it up using pinflair glue. I then added some distress stickles - worn lipstick - to the sugar for a realistic effect. I backed the mice on a piece of pink stripped paper from my scraps box.
I used a 19x19cm card blank and chose 3 papers from an old scrapbook magazine - www.thepapertrail.co.uk. These papers complement the colours of the decoupage beautifully. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch down the edge of 1 paper and then distressed the edges using VersaMagic chalk inks - Jumbo Jave, Pink Pertunia and Aloe Vera.
To finish my card I added some lovely pink ribbon and complementary flowers from my stash. I added some foliage to the flowers made from using a punch  - Pine from McGill. I added two fabric brads to the flower centres for extra texture and 2 lovely pins. To finish the card I added a "Birthday Recipe" sentiment, stamped using a Lili of the Valley stamp and another sentiment in the right hand corner - "Sugar and Spice and all things nice"
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -

17 comments:

Helen said...

Aww, they're cute. Gorgeous card :0)
xxx

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely amazing! LOVE the dimension you've created with your image--and all your embellishments are fabulous! :)

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous depth from the decoupage and love how it creates the shadows, great image choice too, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Sheila said...

Beautiful. Think I need to get some of these fab mice as they are adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, Sheila:)X

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Susie....I've got some of these lovely decoupage images...I think I'll go and dig them out.
Hugs Debbie x

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww a gorgeous card, lovely sweet image,pretty papers & embelies, lovely design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x

Rach83 said...

I think that little one at the front has bitten off more than he can chew! The biscuit is nearly as big as him! Lovely card, Susie. Great colours and love your jaunty angled topper!

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you can make it again soon.

Rachel x

Jennifer said...

WOW!...this truly is SO SWEET! Your coloring is lovely and I just love the layout of this card. You've really added wonderful detail. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog and we hope to see you back with us again very soon!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Sue said...

Wow, lots going on here with this card, so much to look at and enjoy. Great mix of paper and embellishments to to with that darling scene you created in decoupage. Thanks for joining us at the house Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Gosh what a stunning card hun, I love the design and depth,
Thanks for joining us at PCJ,
Hugz
Kenzie :-) xx

Claudias Karteria said...

Oh my gosh - this is absolutely fantastic. What a great work, I am speechless.
Hugs Claudia

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is too cute! I like the spoons of sugar they are eating. ha! Thanks for playing in the House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.

JD said...

Pretty card, I like how you added the stickles...to the spoon...looks so real!

Gail said...

This is just awesome!
The colors, the details, LOVE IT!
Good Luck at House Mouse & Friends!

Lori Barnett said...

UUUGH! WORK!! Oh well...but save some energy for our next challenge! This one is soooo CUTE! Thanks for joining us!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovin' this! I have some of these decoupage cards started...just need to finish them up. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Sue K

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x