Monday, 11 March 2013

I'm Still Smiling

Good morning all. I've been so excited waiting for today. I was chosen as a winner over at the House mouse challenge blog and part of the prize was to be a guest designer for them for March and April. I love House Mouse and friends so am absolutely thrilled to have this chance.
This fortnight the challenge is to use ribbon and pearls. You can use any House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.
For my guest designer card I used  a stamp from the set - Birthdays-ice-cream.

I coloured the image using copics and added some distress stickles (worn lipstick) to the icing to give it a bit of sparkle.

The backing paper is from a 6x6 pad called Love Letters. I used a cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder and the lace edging is made with a Martha Stewart punch. I added ribbon from my stash down the left and tied a lovely double bow. The flowers are made using a a tonic studio petal pairs punch and the sentiment is stamped on a tag cut from a spellbinders die.To finish off I added pearls to the flower centres, on the sentiment and on the lace edging.
Hope you can join in with the challenge - have fun xx
Challenges I am entering this in are -
citycrafter-week-149-shades of pink
timeless-tuesday-210-dry embossing
shoppingourstash-challenge-92-border punch


Helen said...

This is gorgeous Sue, and how good is that bow! Nice one xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Susie :-) I love this image, one of the first HM I bought and still a fave :-) the colours and embossing are fab ! :-)

Lols x x x

Charlene said...

Congrats on your win! Very exciting! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

CubbyholeCraftz said...

a beautiful card well done and thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge

downrightcrafty said...

ah hun, can feel your excitement, I remember it well :) and wow love your creation, your colouring is gorgeous those BV's look wonderful with your Frosting and super little flowers too, cannot wait to see more of your GDT pieces
Hugs Kate xx

Tracy said...

Hi Susie
Fabulous creation, adorable image and design. Thanks for joining us as a GDT
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Lorraine A said...

oops,,,, meant to add

Thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Susie. Love the cute HM and congrats on your win with GDT spot. Well done! Pat K x

Heather said...

Its great to have you with us Susie. Your card is gorgeous, beautifully coloure of the sweet image and a fabulous design and details!!

Heather xx

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing and love all the layering and great texture!
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is darling! The soft pinks look wonderful and the embossing is such a fabulous touch!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness your card couldn't be any cuter.. I have that stamp and just seeing your card makes me want to dust it off and use it again. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Many congrats ... your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at CCCB!

* Shaz * said...

Congratulations on your win, it's a great feeling isn't it, i was the lucky winner 1 month last year and i was thrilled to bits and felt it an honour to be GDT i loved it

Great card you have made too
enjoy your win hugs Shaz xx

Ps don't forget to let us see what you get with your win x

Pat said...

Super card, great image, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

Pat xx

Debbie said...

Wow Susie....your card is gorgeous. I just adore HM images. Congratulations on your GDT spot.
Hugs Debbie x

Christine said...

Hi Susie I love this super cute B/day card..such happy vibrant colours lovely ribbon & pearls..great to have you aboard for march/april as our GDT..

smiles Christine x

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Susie - Great card! That image is so cute! I think they made a wise choice having you as guest designer! Thanks for pulling out your border punch and joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

Sue said...

Hi Susie, we are excited to have you with us too! Love this stamp, I think it is one of the most popular stamps and it is so much fun to color up. Your card is so cute with the embossing background and pretty colors. Welcome....


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

so adorable, love that cute image and the colours
Lindsay xx

Gail said...

Great card, and thanks for stopping by!
I know how you feel about the Guest Spot over at HM.
You have nothing to worry about!
Those House Mouse chicks ROCK!