Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You're my Cup of Cocoa...mmmmm and Tea Bag?


When going through the challenges this week, I found myself behind, and so I think this card is a double duty card. Just in time (barely) for Cute Card Thursday, the challenge was "Cheers", I think a cup of Cocoa fills that. And then the House Mouse Challenge had a recipe, ribbon - 2 Buttons - Felt - and a scalloped edge. I have everything in the ingredient list, so it fits two challenges. YEA!











My House Mouse image is colored with my Copics, I picked two patterns from My Minds Eye, I had to go with a chocolate brown for the base, but then pulled in a lilac purple from the pattern paper. I double matted the image and inked that and the pattern paper. The sentiment is from House Mouse as well. I found a piece of purple twill to use as the ribbon, and two brown buttons. My felt was a little tougher, then I remembered some felt flowers I have in my stash, and what luck there were some light purple ones! I put jewelry spacers and mini brads in the centers. For the scallop it was just a matter of figuring out which scallop punch, so I went with my favorite. Martha Stewart's Doily Lace. So "Cheers" and I hope you like my "Recipe" for this Cocoa Card!





One more card today... this one is different for me...


Susan at The Scrapbook Haus, a LSS, asked me to teach an Alota Rubber Stamps Teabag folding class. Well sure I would love to, yes, great, lets schedule it. Then I came home and contacted Helene at Alota Rubber Stamps... Ah ... help, how do I make these things? LOL! Helene saved me and sent me some stamps and great instructions, then when I messed up my first one, she talked me through what I did wrong. And BAM! I got it, and and it was actually fun to make! I do think there will be more of these. So what do you think? This is TeaBag Santa, and if you haven't seen this folding technique on Alota Rubber Stamps Website, you really need to check it out! Really I don't think I fully understood it until I really looked close, and WOW Helene has an unbelievable selection of designs!


Just a few facts, The border is a Fiskars Border Punch and Santa is colored with my Copics, the sentiment is also from Alota Rubber Stamps and is Heat Embossed with white.





OK>>>>>> Now some Donkey updates: I have been getting a few comments and emails asking about my two pregnant donkeys. We are still waiting, looks like everything just went on hold and no signs. Bella is actually still looking like she will be the first to deliver, but not today. And Darlene my really Wide Load donkey, I knew she wasn't ready yet. We don't expect her till end of November or first part of December. She just carries big.... Life of raising donkeys - we are always waiting for the baby, 24/7, waiting for donkeys. For those that don't know they are pregnant 11-13 months......... sigh.


Well off to get breakfast and get the day going! Hope you have a great Wednesday and get inky!
HUGS and-

29 comments:

gailscraftyplace said...

Fantastic cards. Love your House mouse, the image is fabulous and the colouring is superb. Hugs. Gail xx

Ila said...

Both of your cards are Gorgeous Michelle!! I love the HM image and the tea bag santa looks amazing..your coloring and accents are Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Shary said...

Great cards Michelle. Love the HM cards, I really love those , think I may start collecting them! Clever you with the teabag folding card. It looks great!
I didn't know donkeys were pregnant that long. Must seem ages to you.

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous, I love the image. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Stitchinwitch said...

Love the cards

ribenaruby said...

Again fab cards especially the house mouse one, love it. I'm following the news on the donkeys.Have a nice day!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! I love the HM card!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle I love the cute HM Image,The Image i have just used on my blog is one of the new Elisabeth Bell stamps called strawberry tea I bought it from Funky kits, Hope this helps, Hugs Debbie x

ink'n'rubba said...

mmmmm hot chocolate! love the cute mice on this first card. not sure about the t-bag folding for the second one though, sounds a bit complicated, but you made a fabby card. I'm waiting for a grandchild to be born sometime soon - you're waiting for donkey babies - lots of hot chocolate needed then! hugs, annie x

Steph said...

Awww! The house mouse stamp is soooo cute!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

StampinCathy said...

Both cards are just fabulous! he mouse stamp is just the cutest!

Carolyn Bounds said...

I love bothe of your wonderful cards, but I am partial to House Mouse;o) I love the image you used; it is one of my favorites:o) You colored this image to perfection, and your color combinations are beautiful! Lovely, lovely card!!! And, "Cheers" to you too!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Susan said...

Wow the teabag turned out fantastic . Warning it can become addictive , I know i have been addiced to them for 7 years when helene made the first teabag stamp I still love doing them today and they make wonderful cards
love your house mouse cards too

Suzanne said...

Oh these mice are just too cute and in my favourite colour combo cheers!! Great teabag santa. Sue :o)

Heidi said...

I just love your cards Michelle-and the housemouse are so cute. I love the little mouses.And your coloring is stunning my friend.
Teabag folding is so great but it looks so difficult
You are so talented!!

Big hug from
Heidi

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love both your cards Michelle, love the sweet image of the first and the fun design of the second, Hugs, Niki x

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

really, really cute House Mouse card! and the Santa tea bag looks like a fun project have to head over to Helene's and check it out!
TFS

Rachel said...

These are such AWESOME cards! Great job

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh your card is just adorable dear. I so love the papers and your coloring is just gorgeous dear. You done a wonderful job on the Tea Bag folding. I know I couldn't do it lol

Dawny P said...

Oh how gorgeous. LOVE the House Mouse images and your colouring is fabulous. Awesome work xxxx

Sassy Crafts said...

Really gorgeous card Michelle. x

Diana said...

Wow ..These are GREAT AGAIN ..you did a wonderful job on the tea bag folding I have been dabbling in that ..you have a natural nack for these things
Clap Clap Clap for U
Huggs
Diana

catt871 said...

I never really understood the tea bag folding stamps either, but yours is gorgeous!!!! I might have to try one!!! CUTE!!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

both cards are simply amazing! you are quite the talented stamper! :)

NanaBeth said...

Poor donkeys-13 mos.I sure am glad our pregnancies don't last that long!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable! I love your coloring on the HM and such an adorable image. Great job. Both cards are wonderful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable! I love your coloring on the HM and such an adorable image. Great job. Both cards are wonderful.

Joanne said...

I love all your cards! Great job!

rosalien said...

Love your card. I can't help it but i love this image also. I keep telling it on everyone's blog. lol...:))
Didn't know dunkey's are pregnant that long. Your gonna show some pictures of the little monkeys when they are born?? Love to see them ;))

Rosalien