Monday, 16 December 2013

The old boot

   This is my last contribution as a guest designer for the House Mouse and Friends challenge for which the theme this week is ' use silver and/or gold' . I have enjoyed taking part.
    This House Mouse image, 'Finders Keepers', was one of the first stamps that I bought. I was attracted to it because there is such a lot going on. In this particular instance I have decided to use golden acorns. Those mice will get such a shock when they try to eat them! I have coloured the image with a mixture of Promarkers, distress ink and gold and silver gel pens.
   I matted paper printed from one of Joanna Sheen's CD ROMS and gold mirri card onto white card having first wrapped brown ribbon round one end of the paper. I then glued gold and silver card candi onto the ribbon.
   The  image once coloured was matted and layered onto brown core'dinations cardstock and gold mirri card. The sentiment was die cut from gold mirri card using tattered lace dies and glued onto a frame printed from the above CD ROM and then matted onto brown core'dinations cardstock.

   I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Creative Fingers - anything goes + optional something old (stamp)
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   QKR Stampede - 3 favourite embellishments (dies for sentiment, ribbon, card candi)
   Passion For Promarkers - include a sentiment
   Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
   Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
   Love To Create - anything goes


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

  2. Gorgeous card, do love those HM images, so cute....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  3. Cute card love the boot stamp! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  4. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing withus at CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFTY RIBBONS x Carol

  5. What a precious image. I don't think I've ever seen that one, but I do love it. You managed to use both silver and gold and did a great job at it. You and your creative juices have given us a lot of inspiration, for which I, for one, than you. wish you Happy Holidays.

  6. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

  7. Mary, I love this image. Love how you managed to get both silver and gold into your card. It has been a pleasure having you design along with us and we want to thank you for your lovely contributions.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours


  8. Gorgeous card Mary :-) the image is super cute, such a lot to see and so beautifully coloured too,,, it must have taken you ages ! :-) The whole design is fabulous :-)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 :)

    Lols x x x

  9. Hi Mary what a stunner to finish your stint as a Guest designer at HM challs..we have loved every creation you have made for us & in particular this could be my you say a busy image but coloured to perfection..clever use of both Sliver & Gold.lovely work. Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2014..hope to see you in the challs.

    smiles Christine x

  10. Mary you did a great job!
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014!

  11. An adorable card Mary, a fabulous design and I love the beautifully coloured sweet image and lovely stunning golden acorns!!!

    Heather xx

  12. Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image beautifully colored!
    Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  13. Such a great card.Thanks for playing along at
    Creative Fingers
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas
    Hugs, Teresa DT

  14. Gorgeous image and fab colouring. Thank you for playing along with us on our Mega Challenge at PFP & good luck. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, love Jane x

  15. Beautiful. love the image.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  16. Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

  17. Wow! Great coloring!! Thank you for playing along with us on our Mega Challenge at PFP & good luck :)
    Hugs Anna DT

  18. Love all the pretty details on your card...must have taken forever to color! So happy to have had you on the team this month! ♥ Sue Kment

  19. This looks fab. Such a sweet image & your colouring is wonderful. Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
    Andie xx

  20. |This is a lovely card and so well coloured - thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create