Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Two cards for Wednesday, then lots of cooking!

Hello! I have two cards for today! I probably should have saved one of them, just in case for tomorrow, just in case I don't get one done today... but I couldn't decide which one to not show.... so here they both are!

For the House Mouse Challenge blog I wanted the little guy to be squeaky clean! Ha squeaky! The challenge for the week is Polka Dota, love them, so that was easy. I pulled out my DCWV Nursery Baby Girl, and picked three patterns to go with my image, that I colored with my Copics. For the base I used a baby pink card stock, then layered the first pattern paper, the pink dots as the main pattern. I then used a scrap pink card stock and punched it with my Martha Stewart Lace Doily Border punch, inked the edge with green ink, then layered the stripes with it. The glitter dot paper I cut just a bit larger than my image. The edge of all the pattern papers were also inked with the green ink.

My image is matted with the pink card stock, then doodled with a grey Copic Multi-liner. I ran a piece of narrow satin ribbon that is a light green color across the middle of the card and tied in a knot. I used Dew Drops in a dark pink color for the corners of the image. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things - funny huh, I just didn't know what I wanted to use with this image and then ran across this one and it seemed to work well.

Now for my favorite part - I used Diamond Glaze for all of the water..... I love that stuff! In person it really looks cool. When I showed it to Hubby he said "wow, cool shame no one will see how cool online" So he is checking here...... good thing to know for future comments - LOL!

My second card... I love this image! Isn't she just wonderful? This is one of the new Whiff of Joy images and her name is Teenage Lizzie with box of chocolates
She is going to be perfect for Valentine cards, but she also has a yearlong sentiment of love. I don't know if my favorite part is her coat or her boots!

The Layout of this card is from the Whiff of Joy Paper Craft Planet Guest DT call It is a wonderful sketch, I just love Katharina's sketches, funny thing to me was how similar it was to my card above..honestly I made that card the night before I looked at this sketch! Little different but really funny!

I colored her with my Copics and Spica Glitter Pens, the matted her three times with the two card stock colors I used for the base and mat of the card. The pattern papers are all from K&Company, I have hoarded the sunflower paper I wanted to make sure it was for a really special card when I used it... this was it, the flowers seemed perfect for Lizzie. I punched the pattern paper with the Martha Punch for the band across the bottom. Everything was inked with a light brown ink. Then sewed down, machine wasn't thrilled while sewing the image... that was a lot of layers, but it did it! For my sentiment - I got a new package of Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags at the LSS this past weekend, love them and Cherish seemed to be perfect for this card. Then at the last minute I decided to gel pen stitch the edge of the card for a pop around the edge.

Ok, the competition for the Guest DT makes my chances of getting it slim, but I love trying... the sketches always rock and it forces me to really pull out favorite items, and try a bit harder! You should give it a go to! It is another chance to use your favorite Whiff of Joy images what could be better?

Some heads up here -

Ok... now how absolutely wonderful are these new stamps? Better get on over to Alota Rubber Stamps and place your order, these are brand new and will be going out the door first of the week, and I am sure they will be going out fast too! This is only four of the new images there are more click HERE to see all the new images available! Love the new background image, and the chair and sleigh are going to be fun! Don't forget all of your cute people images that we all love will work with those backgrounds!!! Think how cute they will look together! Tilda in the Christmas house scene.. or Edwin fishing on the pond? OH the possibilities are endless! Order quick to make sure you get yours in the first batch!

Alright now to the cooking - yep that is what I will be doing all day, that and cleaning. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US... and I have 4 or 5 pies to make - old family recipe stuffing to start, and then get the Turkey ready for the oven... actually this year I didn't get the whole Turkey. We went for two big Boneless all white meat breast. It is so sad here when the dark meat just sits there, no one likes it as much as the white here, they all want the breast meat - so that is all there is this year. Doesn't have the traditional look on the table, but hey nothing goes to waste and everyone is happy!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday and have some time to get inky - me I will probably be elbow deep in pumpkin and pecans for pies!

HUGS and-


Bubbles said...

2 fabulous cards Michelle, I absolutely adore the House Mouse card you colour these images so fantastically they almost look real! Hope the cooking goes to plan and Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Joanne x

Claudia Rosa said...

your cards are fabulous.
i would love to celebrate with you and even more.. try your dishes

love and hugs

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous cards you made for today Michelle and hopefully you might manage to squeeze something in for tomorrow - otherwise you'll just have to show us those pies - mmm delicious! hugs, annie x

dawnmarieg said...

I love that mouse although I think its a cold shower he's having lol. Your 2nd card reminds me of my friend Lisa, who has a coat just like this. Happy Thanksgiving Michelle, have fun.x

Shary said...

Two gorgeous cards Michelle. Love the house mouse with the "glossy" water it does show up quite well.
Good luck with the WOJ DT your card is stunning.
Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow. I'm kinda glad we don't celebrate here as well as Christmas.Have a great day.

Ila said...

Both of your cards are Gorgeous!! and I love the gloss on the hm....the colorig and papers on both are Beautiful!!
The new stamps look Fabulous!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!..Hugs, Ila

Marja Sch said...

Very very very cute. Lovely cards. Hugs Marja

Rach said...

two beautiful cards michelle, love how you have the effect of water on your first card. hugs Rachxx

Heidi said...

Your cards are so wonderful Michelle and the mouse is sooooo funny. You have colored so beautiful like always my friend.On the mouse card it looks like real wather! Brilliant!!!

Hugs from

Heidi said...

Oh my, that HM is soooooooo darned cute, your water effects are so awesome!
As for your chances on DT, uh, I think there are good- I love your work.
Have a wonderful holiday and maybe you'll have a new baby to talka bout!

tyrymom29 said...

OMG , Too cute !!! I LOVE IT ~~~

Carmen O. said...

OMG what beautiful cards! I love the water effect too. I try to use that as often as I think of it. LOL Thanks for the inspiration. I love the sentiment on the HM card.

Katharina Frei said...

Wonderful Michelle!! Your colouration of Lizzie's jacket is stunning. It looks so vivid. The paper combination and the MS punch fits perfectly. A really adorable creation. Thanks for joining in and for your lovely words :)
Katharina x

Cazzy said...

I love your card! Also I love your donkeys, would love to have miniature donkeys but I don't think my husband would be pleased to have them in the garden.

Sassy Crafts said...

Both cards are fabulous and your HM card is perfect for the challenge. Stunning work as always. x

TA Carbone said...

Michelle both are fantastic.

What paper do you use when you are using your copics


ribenaruby said...

Both cards are adorable,love the effect of the diamond glze,shows up really well and a happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

Lorraine said...

Fabulous cards. I love the sketch for the HM card. such pretty colors and design. your coloring is fantastic. thanks for sharing!

Donalda's Blog said...

Your cards are just gorgeous dear. SO beautiful

All Pink girl said...

2 fabulous cards such gorgeous colouring ,brilliant ,Dawnxx

Gabigabs said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you made the water on the first one.

Monica said...

I LOVE LOVE the house mouse card!! Love your water effect. It's fabulous!

Nancy said...

Both these cards are gorgeous, Michelle! Especially love your House Mouse card. The image is so adorable, and the Diamond Glaze was perfect for the water!

theneon said...

Between these two cards -- how could only one be chosen as winner -- because they are both winners! Beautiful job -- great detailing on the house mouse with the Diamond Glaze -- no there's something else I need to put on my list. Martha Kay

Janneke said...

Great cards. Thank for joining us at HM&F

X Janneke

Els G. said...

Love your cards! They are gorgeous!
I especially love the HM one; the water looks really 'cool'. That diamond glaze worked perfectly (you can tell your husbands it shows perfectly in the pictures, lol)