Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hearts and Flowers... that's MIICE!

I have the quickest of posts today, my hubby has been home quite a bit (nothing untoward, just seasonal work) so my crafting time has been limited... I'm not complaining, we've had lovely weather and have been "out and about" :-)  Oh, and "doing" stuff around the house - as always!  I did get time to make this CAS number.
The image is Pepe L'Souris in Love, one of the uber cute Pepe L'Souris from the Paper Shelter.  I printed it straight on to my card as the challenge over at Less is More this time is for a One Layer Card and a theme of Fur or Feathers. The Paper Shelter challenge blog has a Clean And Simple theme this time too, so I'm entering there and the Simon Says Challenge is Animal Antics, so guess what? entering there too:-)
I added the border and sentiment in Word, and used my lovely new Hougie board (I can't believe how much better the scoring is with it than the bone folder and slot in my cutter that I was using before!) to emboss lines from the edge of the card to the border, just to break it up a bit. 
I used the same image reduced in size (another feature I love about digis!) for the inside, and changed the sentiment from "For You" to "With Love"... too easy!  I saw this idea on Joey's blog... thanks Joey, I told you I'd be lifting it :-)  I coloured the images with Copics, love them for stronger colouring, Sassy Cheryls Tuesday Challenge wants us to use our Favourite colour combo, I love all colour, and particularly this sort of crisp look, so I guess this is "my favourite" so I'm entering there.  More scoring and the card is complete!  Actually the inside is on a separate piece of card so that where the Copics have bled through doesn't show (I just continued that piece over the inside of the front to cover where that image showed through too.
As I've had Pepe (in this and quite a few of his other guises!) in my stash for some time, I'm entering Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays Stash challenge.
I hope you like my card, I do, and it was a nice change to not agonize over what embellies to add (or not add!);  I like the image to be the feature of my cards, and in this case it had nowhere to hide, lol.
I'll be back on Sunday with a card for the Here Come The Boys new challenge, until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous I totally adore that cutie mouse, the simple design is perfect, this looks so classy, thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
Lorraine x

Jingle said...

This is nothing less that fabulous! The scoring is fantastic and I LOVE the border that you added digitally!

Jingle said...

P.S. Thanks for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog! LOL!

Vicky said...

This is so cute Donna...:o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Donna, I love the image and your colouring is fabulous


Mandi said...

Fabulous card, your colouring is amazing
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Teresa said...

A perfectly made CAS card Donna, why can't I do these? I love it. Have a great weekend. Teresa xx

Creations by Shirl said...

This is so cute!

Jovan said...

Super cute!

Caz said...

This is adorable Donna. Love the image and your colouring is stunning.
Caz x

jkreucher said...

OH my goodness! what a darling image, your coloring is wonderful! love the soft, fun colors!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Fave Colors Combo challenge this week!

Sassy Cheryl said...

LOL adorable image and beautifully colored. Super sweet and elegant.
Thanks for playing in the FAVORITE COLOR COMBO challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Ann Marie Governale said...

Great card. Love the image and the card design. This certainly fits our "Clean and Simple" theme so beautifully! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Paper Shelter. We hope you join us again next week for another great challenge and prizes! Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie

Ann English said...

This is darling! Love the simplicity of the design and repetition of the image.
I'm so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!