Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Anniversary Mice

Hi, everyone.  Welcome to my newest followers - so happy to have you here - I hope you enjoy my cards.  Today I was inspired by my friend Annie, who used this cute Penny Black mice stamp.  Now when I saw her card, I thought for sure I had this stamp in a clear set.  So I went looking.  Sure enough, I did, but would you believe I have never used it - the set was still sealed and unused.  Well I had to remedy that.

I coloured the stamped image and fussy-cut.  I die-cut a circle from patterned paper and doodled stitching around the edge.  I stamped the rectangular panel with some heart stamps, rounded the corners, and then doodled stitching all around the panel.  I punched some hearts from vellum, cardstock, and the patterned paper, and, of course, I had to add a die-cut-kitty.  I think he wants to break up the love-fest up there, hehe.  I stamped the sentiment on the kraft panel and embossed it.  Lastly I added a triple-looped bow from yarn - love my new bow makers - I want to put bows on everything now LOL.  

Here is the supplies list:

  • Stamps:  Mice (Penny Black Hugs clear stamps), sentiment (A-Muse Art Stamps), hearts (All Night Media and dollar store)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ancient Page Turquoise, Stampin' Up Green Galore
  • Colouring medium:  Prismacolor pencils
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multi-frame Circles, Poppy Stamps Curious Cat
  • Punches:  Large heart (Fiskars), small heart (dollar store), corner rounder (Creative Memories)
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Heart Blocks
  • Patterned paper:  Freebie from Stamper's Sampler magazine
  • Cardstock:  Kraft (Stampin' Up), white (Recollections), card base (Staples)
  • Marker:  Tombow watercolour marker (for faux stitching)
  • Yarn:  Flea market find
  • Bow maker:  Craft-Dee BowZ

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes UE
Brown Sugar Anything Goes 2E #1
Bunny Zoe's Stitching (I doodled faux stitching) UE
Craft Mojo All Things New (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) UE
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with Handmade Bow UE
Crafting by Designs Flowers 5E  #2
Craft Your Passion Cool Colours 3E #3
Crafts and Me Use a Heart UE
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E #3
Creative Craft Challenges New (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) 3E #3
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #1
Cute Card Thursday Warm it Up UE
Die Cuttin Divas Out with the Old, In with the New (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) 3E #2
DL.ART January Linky Challenge UE 1/day
Fairies Challenge Blog New Beginnings (Anniversary - starting a new year together) UE
Fairytale Challenge Bows 3E #1
Fashionable Stamping Hearts and Flowers 3E #1
Incy Wincy Add Texture (yarn, embossing) 5E #3
Inky Chicks Anything Goes UE
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy January Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Just for Fun New (Anniversary - new year together) 3E #2
Just Inspirational Challenges New Beginnings (Anniversary - new year together) 4E #3
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Papertake Weekly New Year New Stash (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) 5E #3
Penny Black and More Love is in the Air 3E #1
Penny Black Saturday New (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) UE
Penny's Paper-crafty Embellishments (die-cuts, yarn bow) 3E #3
Pile it On Holidays/Celebrations (Anniversary) UE
Ribbon Carousel Love, Birthdays, and Chicken Soup (I went with love) UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #4
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Emboss It (used Heart Blocks embossing folder) 5E #2
Simply Create Too Valentine's Day or Use Hearts 3E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sparkles Monthly Show us your new Stash (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) 3E #3
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Cute and Sweet UE
Sweet Pea Stampers Flower Power 3E #1
The Rubber Buggy Anything Goes UE
Whimsy Inspiration Something New (new bow maker; also although the stamp set is not new, it's the first time I've used) 3E #2
Whoopsi Daisy Favourite Colour Combo (blue/green) UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3

Thank you for looking at my card - I look forward to reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!


Erin Stephenson said...

Love the triple looped bow. I want to try them! To answer your question, I start my GDT at Bugaboo in March!

Carol L said...

Those mice are just darling in blue & green, and I love the kitty accent :) Cute!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenges at Creative Fingers, Sweet Pea Stampers and Whoopsi Daisy

Avril Ann said...

AWE Kitty, this is gorgeous hun, I have a few Anniversary cards to get made for over the next few months, this cute wee digi, would go down well...thank you for all your support my friend, i love seeing you comments on my blog, love and hugs, and hope you have a fabulous weekend, xxx

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull card! I love your selfmade bagground. That looks fab! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 11: cute and sweet - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Hazel said...

Thanks too for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'flower power' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Dreja said...

Ein schönes Werk zeigst du da. Danke daß du bei der KE-C mitmachst.

LG Dreja

Regina said...

This looks adorable and so much details!
Thanks for playing along at Kreativeinkauf-Challengeblog!
sending greetings

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a cute card. Love the LO. Thank you for sharing your card at Sweet Pea Stampers "Flower Power". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Lozzy T said...

What a gorgeous card, so sweet and love your design...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stamps and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, K T: Your Anniversary Card is very cute. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

Remember, you can enter 3 of your pretty creations in this challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "New" challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Whimsical, beautiful colors and sweet image. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
I pray that bountiful Blessings come your way,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Mona Eidhammer said...

Awwww...this is totally adorable. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

Angelique said...

Lovely card and such a cute image.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

Huggsss, Angelique

Jenny said...

Eine schöne Karte ist das geworden. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

Katie Stringer said...

Ah this is sweet
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

soapHOUSEmama said...

So totally adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous Penny Black card you have made here. It fits our challenge this fortnight of “flower power”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

brenda said...

Another beauty Kitty, I love blue and green as a combo.

Thanks so much for joining in with another piece of work for our Love is in the Air theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Emz said...

Lovely card the little cat in the corner is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Adorable image and card! Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly this week :)

Jo said...

Aw, those mice are so sweet! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Challenges, hope to see you next time!
hugs Jo x

Vicki said...

Adorable! Love the yarn bow. Thanks for joining the CDBZ January, Anything Goes Challenge!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love the sweet image, hand drawn stitching and the resourceful use of a multi-loop yarn bow!! So glad you joined us for the Craft Dee BowZ challenge! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! That image is just too cute!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


linda said...

i love this image, which perfectly suits our theme this month and i love the blue/green combo and all the hearts. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Nana said...

Too cute. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

BethieJ said...

CUTE card!! GREAT job on getting in so many challenges!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Pam said...

This is so sweet!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

Qie said...

A sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Esperite said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers, Lynne DT xxx

Patti said...

I love both your Happy Anniversary mice cards! It is so inspiring to see two of the same images featured on two very different cards! Wonderful

Mrs.B said...

This is such a sweet card, and a perfect image for an Anniversary card.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril x

Melissa Doherty said...

haha - love that kitty keeping an eye on things. Thanks so much for sharing at Just Inspirational challenges! Melissa DT

coops said...

So gorgeous.The little mice are so sweet and i love the cheeky cat sneaking a peek.
Thanks so much for joining us at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops.xx

sara said...

really sweet thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
hugs sara x x

Helen said...

Such a cute card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Wida said...

I didn't even know there was that many challenges out there, way to go!Love penny black! Thanks for playing CFC!

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ said...

Eine nette Karte!!! Danke für die Teilnahme bei der KE-Challenge. Hoffentlich bis zum nächsten Mal!
LG, Susanne.

Helene Siermans said...

This is very cute! Love how you coloured in the circle behind the mice!

Thank you for joining our Show ous your New Stash challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps, hugs Kelly