Sunday, 17 October 2010

Yippie for Autumn


I seem to be on a house mouse roll at the moment...unintentional but I just can't resist the little things. They so remind me of my beloved pet rats when they were iddlie biddlie babies, so very cute. Early Autumn here we get a lot of what we call Crane Fly/Flying Daddylong legs. I've had a horror of them since my brothers chased me down the road with hands full of them and then threw the monsters into the lift with me as the doors were closing - you can only imagine the state I was in after travelling 8 floors up!!! They however were doubled up laughing !!  Don't you sometimes just wish you could swat your brothers like you can annoying little insects lol. (I've almost forgiven them lol) 

This is the second of my Autumn themed swap cards for this month. As you can see I cut my mousies out, I embossed them on the underside to make them nice and rounded. My papers are digital freebies called Autumn floor. I coloured my silver stickers with light green alcohol based pens, and filled them with glitter pens (sorry not showing up). Alphabet stickers were gold, coloured brown.  I used glitter pens and clear glaze pen for the dragon fly in the image. I've used the last of my leaves made with stickers over lacy doilies. I used my brand new toy, my big shot (I'm a happy bunny)  to emboss and die cut.

My receipe -

Image ... House Mouse
Embossing ... Cuttlebug paisley folder
Die cuts ... Nestabiliteis
Cardstock ... Stash 
Cabochons ... Tesco
Flower Gems ... Stash
Leaf Stickers ... Craft Creations (come in lots of colours)
Alphabet stickers ... Imag-e-nation
Colouring ... Blendable pens and Sakura Glitter and Glaze pens.

Hoping to enter this card in the following Challenges ...
Cooking it up With Katie - Emboss a Sticky Leaf
Papertake Weekly - Something in 3's
Tuesday Throwdown - 3 of Something 
Cute Card Thursday - What's bugging You
Pixie Dust Studio - Fall into Fall



Here are the close ups.

Image and embossing

Filigree leaves 

 and a couple of the embellies 



17 comments:

jude said...

Wow cute card love the mice,and your leaves are just gorgeous.Thanks for joining us over at creative Inspirations this week for our Halloween/Fall challenge.
Good luck hugs judex

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun, Great work with my sketch :) Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Dana said...

SSooo adorable! Aren't you having a ball with your Big Shot? Your embossed papers are gorgeous!
Hugs~
Dana

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very nice Linda! You can't go wrong with House Mouse! They are so cute! Your story is a bit funny even though I know it was not funny at the time! Brothers do like to torture there sisters. I have two and they did there fair share of torturing and throwing icky things at me. Never in a lift though! Nice card and really like the colors!

Kiki said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Such a cute and funny image...

Thanks for joining us at SAM this week.

Hugs, Kiki

Mona Evy said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Lynne said...

Awh look at those cute little mice :o) gorgeous! thanks for cooking it up with katie this week xx Lynne xx

Chrissie said...

Goodness, what a lot of challenges for this super card! Terrific!
Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Chrissie

Pattie said...

Great Fall card! Love those leaves and a cute image too! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! Such cute little mice and I love the leaves!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

tampatha said...

wow! lots of great detail on this card! thanks for playing this week at AiFactory
-Tammy DT Lead

Julie said...

This is really cute. I really like how you did the leaves. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the little stamp and the leaves look fab!! Thanks for playing along at Cooking it up with Katie and good luck
claire xx

Carolina said...

Very pretty and cute card. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie.

Apricot Bubbles said...

Dear Lin,
thank you so much for your sweet comments! I appreciate it so much,that you became a follower!
I´m also a JW and so I was very happy to find Dorcas´ Blog!
Now I became a follower of you,too.
Your cards are beautiful - and especially the mice are supersweet! I love mice - I´m not scared as most people are :-)
Thank´s for your nice comment about the pics of my friend´s sweetie! I shot some nice pics a few years ago from one of my nephews. If you´d like to see 2 of them, click http://apricotbubbles.blogspot.com/2010/08/kinderfotos-mussen-nicht-immer-bunt.html
I´d be more than happy to give you some hints in taking better pictures - if you want to, send me some pics of your grandson! Please ask Dorcas for my email-address!
Have nice day, Lin!
Hugs,
Ulina

Tine said...

Hi Linda. Thanks so much for your kind words and I really appreciate your faith in my colouring to become a follower. :) Regarding the use of Promarkers, it is all practice like anything else - nothing complicated...just time consuming! I am thrilled though that you think my colouring using them is accomplished enough to inspire you! I am also amazed that you like the photography of my cards....it drives me mad virtually every time I have to photograph them just trying to find the right light, and sometimes run from room to room trying to get the best shot. LOL.

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