Friday, May 30, 2008

Just wanted to say HI.....


I really worked on this one, pulled out the sewing machine even!
The challenge for Cute Card Thursday Blog is to pull out your pattern paper.
Well Check... although I use it on nearly every card I make so no problem there.
Instead I challenged myself to really put a lot into this card. I matted each of the Basic Gray Sultry papers with the light pink solid that came with them. I also punched out a border for the border with a Martha Steward Scallop punch with the dark pink Sultry paper. I sewed them down with a zig zag stitch in hot pink thread.
The sentiment is a Penny Black, I loved it when I saw it online and added it to the end of an order. I think I need more Penny Black stamps. I stamped it on the pink Sultry paper in Colorbox Catseye dark brown ink. Matted with the same Bling Bazzill as I was planning for the base.
Now to my adorable House Mouse stamp. I love this little guy... (and yes hubby love them on my stamps but NEVER in my house!) I colored him with my Copic Markers, and highlighted with white gel pen. I cut him with my Nestibilites oval and then matted with the dark Sultry pink paper. Dotted the scallops with white gel pen.
I added some Prima flowers in the corner and used bright green buttons for the centers.
Now to the inside.... I have been seeing so many wonderful cards that have been decorating the inside of the cards. Claudia at Paper Pressings does this so well. I thought this was the perfect card to give it a try. So I stamped a tiny House Mouse stamp in the corner of white card stock, colored with Copics, then sewed around the edge with the hot pink thread. You know it didn't take more than a few minutes to add the inside and it really does add so much more! Will be doing more insides.
Well I am happy with this one, and now I will get to my Friday chores, one is getting my things together for my Saturday classes at the Scrapbook Corral. I have two classes tomorrow and I am not ready at all! Yikes!

Hope you have a great Friday!

Card Info:
Stamps: House Mouse, Penny Black
Papers: Bazzill Bling, Basic Grey Sultry
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseyes Dark Brown
Accessories: Copic Markers, Uniball White Gel Pen, Spellbinders Nestibilities, Sewing Machine, Thread, Prima Flowers, Buttons, Pop Dots.

39 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the card, all the stitching and the flowers you really did put a lot of work into this card and the inside of the card is just as adorable.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card The inside is so sweet.

sara :) said...

You mean I'm not the ONLY ONE who decorates the inside too!!!!!!????

I just saw your watermark, I don't know why. I looked at your last post too. It looks great on your pictures!

I love this card and I love that paper!

Hev said...

Brilliant card :)
I would have been scared to put these elements together - they have turned out wonderfully :)

Deb said...

fabulous card Michelle, great papers, fab stitching and such a cute image, love the inside!
thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

Katharina said...

What a stunner Michelle. It was really worth the effort. A sensational card. I love all the layering and the sewing. Great!

Andrea, said...

Wow this is fantastic, the stitching is wonderful and great colours and papers. A super card.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Basteljette said...

Wow, a fantastic card, wonderful papers.

Claudia Rosa said...

absolutely wonderful card michelle.

can you please contact me?

Rach said...

Beautiful card.
Love all of it the stamped image...which is soooooo soooo cute by the way...the papers, stitching and to finish off the gorgeous inside. I love reading your posts too.
Hugs Rach.x

Parvati said...

I love your card, it's beautyful and the colors !!! You made a great work ! congratulations !

elisa said...

Wow,this card is great.I love the detail on the inside as well.Lovely.x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous Michelle. Fantastic work with the sewing machine. Hugs, Nikki x

Zimtschnecke said...

Oh wow!!! What a beautiful and cute card! Love it so much! ;-)

Suzanne said...

Wow this is how a house mouse should look!!! he is so cute and I just love your card so much detail. Sue :o)

Bev said...

Absolutely fantastic card!

traciejane said...

wow Michelle, you really did put a lot of work into this and its fabulous. I love the stitching and pretty papers, and the stamp is soooo cute - fabulous work :-)x
Have a great weekend x

traciejane said...

wow Michelle, you really did put a lot of work into this and its fabulous. I love the stitching and pretty papers, and the stamp is soooo cute - fabulous work :-)x
Have a great weekend x

Donalda's Blog said...

That is just beautiful !!!!!!!!!
I love those papers too

Allison said...

Wow Michelle...this is so cute with the Sultry (would never have thought to go in that direction!).

Gail S. said...

I love the little mouse inside of the card--just sooo sweet.

milli said...

Stunning! Love all the details!

samgirl said...

Oh wow!! Awesome card.. I just love it! :) I have not been brave enought to pull out my sewing machine for a card yet but this looks so good I'm inspired!
Sammi

Maria Jesus said...

wow, wow, this is a very beautiful card!! love everything!!

MJ

Sarah said...

Just a stunning card!! I love that stamp and your colouring is amazing!!

xx :0)

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! I love this Gorgeous and Cute house mouse card!!! That image is just the cutest!! your coloring, choice of papers and sentiment is Fabulous!!

Heike said...

Wow, this is Stunning. Absolut perfect Work so cute.......

Joan said...

Wonderful card.....This little mouse is so cute. I also like the little donkey who is kickin' it on your signature. Joan

sophia landry said...

Awsome!! Love it Michelle! House of Mouse is definitely among my fav's. You did such an awsome job on this one, and the coloring is stunning! My Hubby is also a big fan of these stamps ( not the mice in our house lol). The inside looks great. That really does add a lot to the card. Cute Donkey by the way :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card! Love the cute image... all the stitching, the pretty lace... TFS!

Godelieve said...

Wow, perfection!!

Jilli said...

OMG!!!! this is absolutely stunning! I love the papers, they're to die for and the image is just sooo cute! The colours are fab too! I just love it!

patty w said...

Adorable! I can't wait till I have some of these stamps..someday! Beautiful card and yes, the inside makes it even more so..just too darn cute!

Beth said...

I love everything about this card! The stamp is so cute and the papers are gorgeous, plus I love the stitching and the little mouse inside - all of it really!

Patti Smith said...

Oh this is just precious (do I say that everyday!!LOL) I love house mouse...Love, love the stitching this is an awesome card for sure Michelle.....

Frances said...

have to say even though I'm not a fan of house mouse (look too real for my liking unfortunately) I LOVE this card Michelle. think it's the colours and stitching that do it for me. I really must get a sewing machine soon! x

ink'n'rubba said...

a really stunning card Michelle! love the pretty paper and all your stitching, and the little house mouse chap is so cute. You are right about the inside of the card - I think I'm going to have to spend a few days going back through my stock to do something with the 'innards'!

Tina said...

AWWW Michelle this is just so cute and the colours you've used are just exquisite, another stunning creation.... Crafty hugs Tina x

Anonymous said...

Updating your wardrobe with a pair of ugg boots UK is a needed factor a lot of people ought to do in the present style planet. It is such a common phenomenon you www.dalinsell.co.uk
see women and guys at any age put on ugg boots at home or outdoors no matter what they do. Ugg now is synonymous with comfortable, casual, and stylish Australian sheepskin boots, the ones that every person wants coming in so several types, and it's challenging to preserve track of them all.
Yangwei Committee in plenary session convened by the Executive Committee Wei, Zhi held at least once in Yang Wei Standing Committee plenary meeting Huo Wei Committee in session, so the Yang Wei Zhi Secretariat Committee terms of reference. Chapter group Die side Huo Army group provincial organizationClassic Ugg Boots Sale Diershitiao autonomous regions and municipalities Dian Dian Dian Dian Autonomous Province, municipality congress held every 5 years Zhi time. group of counties (cities Dian Qi) Dian Dian autonomous [url=http://www.dalinsell.co.uk/]ugg Boots sale[/url]
municipal districtsClassic Uggs Mini Black each three years, Congress held Zhi time.
These boots are popularly recognized by the name of rain boots and they are worn primarily for their functional design and trendy appear. You will get assortment of colors and patterns in these boots. They are also available in prints. Buying on-line may be a bit tricky. UGG Slippers boots are obtainable at each big and [url=http://www.mpboots.co.uk/]cheap ugg Boots[/url]
modest shops. You can uncover internet retailers providing these boots of poor leading good quality in the price of authentic pairs.
That that they location with these shoes showing max from any type of unique occasion as properly as for that you film, enhance. That may well be directing so that state, Ugg Roxy Tall Boots 5818 Chestnut is in fact prescribing to be the mark involving style and design along together with development. About this present morning period nighttime contemporary society, you contact up with regard to them..