Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar and some Mice!




It is Tuesday!! Spoon full of Sugar Challenge and this week is a great Sketch!








For my card I used my collection of Fiskar's Heidi Grace Papers. I have had this collection for a while now, one of those that I didn't want to separate and cut into cuz it all looked so pretty together. Plus I also received the rub-ons, stickers, metal embellishments and flowers that matches! So I picked out a couple of sheets of the paper, that is double sided so I had four patterns to work with.



I used a off white card stock for the base, then cut the pieces for the sketch, matting each of them in the same off white. I sewed each together. The image is a wonderful Hanglar image that was sent to me for my birthday by a wonderful friend! I feel so lucky! Oh and I got more cards yesterday that I will be uploading later today!



Back to the card. I colored her with my Copics and white gel pen. This was a paper I wasn't familiar with and it really darkened when I started coloring, but I wasn't going to waste the image, so I made it work as best I could. I doodled the edges of the image and matted it with one of the pattern papers and then the card stock. For the ribbon across the card, I found a shade of satin ribbon that matched, but it seemed kind of blah... so I sewed on it! Ok, now I haven't done that before and as long as the stitches are not real tight... it worked perfect! I love how it added so much to the ribbon. The flowers are part of the same collection, I love how Heidi Graces flowers have words printed on them, they are so different and I love them. The word "dream" is from the sticker sheet that matches the collection. I am happy I cut into the collection, should do that with more of the miles of paper I have hoarded over the years!


Make sure to check out Spoon Full of Sugar today, and see all the wonderful DT cards this week. Plus it is a great sketch to work with. We have a new sponsor this week the very talented Katharina from has kindly donated Charlie with dog as blog candy!!!! To be in with a chance to win ,just leave us a comment with a link to your work, and we will randomly pick 1 winner next week. OH and another announcement to make, as of this week you may use any make of stamps for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenges! So now you can use any of your favorite stamps! Including the new Whiff of Joy images!




I have one more card today... a few days ago I ran across a new challenge blog. I have so many House Mouse stamps, some have never even seen ink! I just had to join in especially for the first week. House Mouse and Friends Challenge is just starting up this week.

So I pulled out one of those that was still ink free and worked on the challenge. This week they asked for "Firsts" to celebrate their first challenge. Well for my stamp we are going to call this "First Caffeine Buzz". I know a stretch for the challenge but I really wanted to use this stamp. I colored it with my copics and then used a dark red card stock and kraft paper with scraps of a striped kraft paper for my card.
I found a My Favorite Things sentiment that was perfect for the image and then used one of the flourishes from Debbie's Die Cuts. (Thanks Donalda! I won this from her blog candy a while back and I only use them on special cards cuz I love them so much!) I inked it with dark brown ink, doodled the edges of the card and doodle stitched the image. I think it is hysterical! I love their huge big eyes with their first "Buzz"... speaking of... I need some morning caffeine myself - we had storms here all night. We have had 5 inches on rain in just over two days. Over three inches just last night! More is expected today, the donkeys look like drowned rats, but they will love the grass when it starts growing this week!
Have a great Tuesday!
HUGS and-

24 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Michelle, I love the colour scheme and cute hanglar image on the first and love the wonderful stamps on the 2nd, Love the swirls and great sentiment, Hugs, Nikki x

Karin said...

Hi Michelle,

first of all a late happy b-day to you.
I've missed a lot the last few days.
You've created fabulous cards. Where do you find the time to make all of those?

xoxo Karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This image is so fun, great coloring and I like the flourishes next to the sentiment. Glad you got to play, come back again next mOnday.

Debbie said...

Wow these are both beautiful cards Michelle i love the hanglar girl and the cute mice and your colouring on both is fantastic.
Hugs Debbie x

Allison said...

Both cards are great! Love the muted pinks on the first one and the fun image on the second!

Frances said...

both fab Michelle :) Love the stitching on the ribbon. Luckily I don't have any house mouse stamps so that's 1 less challenge to try and fit in! xx

Janneke said...

Beautiful cards ;)

Thanks for joining the HM challenge :D

Alison said...

Stunning cards. i love the first card, the colours you have chosen are amazing. I just love the richness of the second card.

All Pink girl said...

Wow 2 fabulous cards ,so pretty ,fab work ,Dawnx

Suzanne said...

Wow 2 more gorgeous cards love them both Sue :o)

kath said...

super duper cute - love this image = gorgeous card for the challenge
Kath
xxxxx

Sassy Crafts said...

Such cute cards. Thanks for taking part in our first challenge on HM&F. x

Deb said...

fabulous cards, love the Hanglar one, the ribbon is so pretty and the House mouse is so cute, wish I had some of those stamps!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a great image and you did a beautiful job coloring it.

Ila said...

Both cards are Gorgeous!!! Love the Hanglar..and the swirls and senitment on the HM is Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Patti Smith said...

Oh I love them all....I'm so glad to find out about the house mouse challenge...I'll have to keep an eye on that as I love house mouse stamps...boy we are sure needing rain on the crops...we may get alittle out of Fay this weekend but its iffy....have a good wednesday!!!!

Bubbles said...

Stunning cards Michelle, the ASFoS card is so pretty, but I just adore your House Mouse card, your colouring is totally amazing I thought this was a picture you had used!! Wow!!
Joanne x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! I love your eye for details and color. Thank you for participating in the first House Mouse Challenge. I hope to see more of your beautiful creations at the next challenge:)

Hugs,
Carolyn

cats whiskers said...

Wow 2 brilliant cards again Michelle I do so admire your colouring, and thanks for the link to the Housemouse site, I just adore these stamps
Hugs Jacqui x

Angie C said...

Oooh, those Heidi Grace papers are so pretty and your Hanglar image is coloured so well. Loving all the added elements too.
I also adore your house mouse card, your colouring is so lovely and that is such a cute image.
Hugs
Angie

ink'n'rubba said...

two gorgeous cards Michelle, love the caffeine card, but absolutely stunned by your pretty pink card with the gorgeous Hanglar little girl. annie x

Claudia Rosa said...

holy.. this is most adorable.

wonderful coloring!!!

mycardz said...

WOW, what an awesome job! Looks like a LOT of work...I love it. Thank you and be sure to come back on Monday! :)

Trina said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle! I am in awe of the Hanglar card! I love the colors and the papers you used. This card is just sooo striking and beautiful! Love the house mouse card too, and thanks for sharing the link to the new challenge site!