Monday, 18 November 2013

A helping hand

   The challenge for the next two weeks at House Mouse and Friends is ‘use your favourite things’. I have chosen Promarkers, an embossing folder, distress ink and card candi as my favourite things.
   I embossed white card using the Darice folder ‘Dots’, putting it through the machine twice in order to emboss the whole area. I then wrapped ribbon round the centre of this before layering onto pale blue mirri card and attaching to a white card blank.
   The image is from the Happy Hoppers set of House Mouse rubber stamps from Joanna Sheen and I coloured it using Promarkers. After inking the edges with distress ink and mounting it onto pale blue mirri card I added glitter to the foam bubbles and water and card candi to the four corners.
   I also matted the stamped sentiment onto pale blue mirri card and added glitter to the capital letters.

   I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Crafting Musketeers – pretty pastels
   Crafty Catz – anything not square
   Creative Fingers – anything goes
   Crafty Ribbons – anything goes with ribbon
   Imagination Crafts – glitter and sparkle
   Creative Creation – sparkle and shine
   ALittle Bit Crafty - sparkle and shine
   Fab’n’Funky – anything goes
   ScrapbookStamp Society –anything goes plus optional dry embossing
   Dream Valley - clean and simple


  1. Oh my that is so cute and a beautiful design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

  2. Cute as a button. Great coloring job here and I love those candy dots.

  3. Gorgeous card Mary :-) the image is adorable ! I love that he is helping the little one reach the taps ,,, haha ,, sooo cute ! :-) the embossed background and blue mirri look fabulous :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Oh this is so cute, love the image and the use of the embossing. Thank you for joining in our birthday fortnight celebrations at Fab n Funky

    Alli x

  5. Very cute card, lovely embossing!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  6. I love the CAS look and the beautiful design, Mary- sweet image and lovely colours.
    Welcome to the HM team as a GDT, I'm so glad you said yes to join in with us this time,
    hugs Dorte

  7. Cute card thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Awwww!! Adorable!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “Blues” challenge!!
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  9. Sorry I missed that you had several participations; this one is also nice with the rabbits! Come back for a new challenge on Thursday!


    La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

  10. Very sweet card love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
    ~ Denise DT ~

  11. Hi Mary
    Just popped over to say I love that cute bunny image, I'd seen it on the JS site but not taken much notice of it but now I've seen your coloured version I've fallen in love with it!! Your embossing looks fab too!! Hope you're enjoying your GDT spot as much as I am !! Love Jacky x

  12. This is such a pretty card Mary, beautifully coloured image and I love the blue and white combination.

  13. Beautiful card, Mary, and you have to love those adorable bunnies. Such pretty pastel colors and the embossing is wonderful. Good to have you guesting with us and playing along with our challenges.


  14. Totally adorable! Love the sweet little image! The embossing and card candi are the perfect touches! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!

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  15. An adorable card Mary, I love your CAS style - great colours and fabulous embossing. Your fun image is so cute and beautiful colouring!!!

    Love to have you join us as GDT,
    Heather xx

  16. Hi Crafty what a cute and beautiful card.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  17. super cute and love the clean elegant style, great to have you with us
    Hugs Kate xx

  18. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
    Cathy xx

  19. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

  20. Love that image. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'pretty pastels' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  21. This is so pretty and cute! Love the soft colours!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz, good luck!

  22. Oh so sweet! What fabulous colouring - and the embossed white background sets the image off beautifully, too! thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  23. Hi Mary how cute are these guys? sweet image fab design so clean looking lovely take on the chall.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely Guest design creation with us at House Mouse & Friends chall..

    smiles Christine x

  24. hi there - what a super sweet card - fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at imagination crafts this month xx