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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Colour Create a Copic Creation of a House Mouse (or two) for Simon Says AND a Creative Inspiration Sketch & Stash!

I had an absolutely fabulous day crafting and chatting with Julie and Alex yesterday and continued to be productive even after getting back home.   Here are two of my three makes...

My first card is for my special friend's young daughter who happens to be a fan of all things pink which made it a perfect choice for the challenge at Colour Create this week who want to see pink, grey, blue and white on our cards together with the option of gems and or flowers.   My card is a bit of a candyfest because I won the gorgeous ribbon and pretty Prima flowers, amongst some other sweet treats, from my matey and clever crafter - Janiel recently - thank you Janiel, and the flourish of pearls is part of some candy I won from another talented blogger - Fiona, last year.  Thank you too!   Papers are DCWV and I used some gem brads and some stickles to give it some bling!
The image is a new House Mouse who wants to see something representative of New Beginnings.    The recipient of this card was quite poorly last year and, having finally discovered the cause, 2011 should be a great year for her with no hospital stays and a new beginning to her young life!  The use of my brand new image, coloured in Copics, ties in nicely with the challenge at Copic Creations who want us to use Something New.  This fab sketch is courtesy of Domi at Simon Says.  I moved the flowers and added an extra one.  The Tiny Tag is an SU punch.
The cupcake in the image is gluten and dairy-free or else the young lady destined to receive the card could not join in with the mice to finish it off!

For Card number 2, I used the sketch at Sketch & Stash and combined it with Creative Inspirations' colour combination of brown, blue and white.  I chose much softer shades of blue and brown than in their photo inspiration, using only papers from my scraps drawers for this make.  I know the mini-check is Papermania but I'm not sure about the other two.  The brown, I think is DCWV.   The image is another one of my newbies - this time by Pepper & Friends. This one is coloured in a Copic and Promarker combo.   The frog's eyes and the metal pump are both glazed.  Sentiment is Stampin Up, mounted on a Spellbinder's die cut label and the perfectly matching ribbon is courtesy of Alex.  Thank you Alex!  My glue wasn't dry on the buttons when I took the photo but it will dry clear.  I'm just in a rush to enter the challenges!


Deborah Frings said...

Both these cards are just fab!! I love the gluten-free cupcake!!! And the frog in the bucket is just super cute!

Sue said...

Hi Lesley,2 fabulous cards,especially love the second one,gorgeous colour,image and papers...brilliant:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


Sue said...

Lesley, both cards are beautiful creations. Your little mice overeating the cupcakes is adorable! Love all the pink and so will your daughters friend, she is going to be thrilled with this beauty. Thanks for joining the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and blog hop.

Hugs, Sue Drees

Anonymous said...

Lesley, you've created TWO really gorgeous cards sweetie!! I love your HM creation with the colors and fabby design sweetie!! Beautiful colors and fun images!! TFS!! HUGS

Christine said...

Hi Lesley stunning creations Love your take on the HM card New Beginnings..gorgeous sweet image fab colours, who wouldnt want this likkle sweetie??? thanks for sharing & joining us at HM & Friends Monday chall. New Year blog hop..dont forget to hop round All the DTs & leave comms.. lots of Hidden candy to be won..

smiles Christine HM DT xx

Sue said...

Hi y a
aww two fabulous cards, lovely colouring, gorgeous papers & design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sue from Oregon said...

Both of your cards are just darling! Love the ribbon you used too. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lesley ,,,I love both images and the colours and designs are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello my dear Lesley,
Loving the creations you have up and posted. I am so sorry that it has been a bit since I have been here. :o( Life has been a tad bit crazy. It also will be crazy for sometime down the road I do believe.. :o( My son is okay for now..lots going on with him but that is a long and scary story. :o(
Thanks for asking after him dear!!

I am so glad that you got your candy in the post.. I was getting worried about it.. I do hope that you like it and will be able to use some of it with your crafting.

Thanks for joining in with the fun at Colour Create too!!!!

big big hugs to one PQ from your PQ..
hugs, Janiel

Julie said...

Oh didn't we have a great day!! Lovely to see your first card embellied - fabulous!! Love the froggie one - only saw the stamp uninked and I wasn't wowed, but you have made a gorgeous card with froggie! I love the colour, especially!! Juliexx

anita01 said...

Hoi Lesley,

Genoten van je mooi's...maar dit leukertje is wel heel erg bijzonder, hummmm ik hou ervan hoor.

Warme groetjes en graag tot ziens,

Mina said...

I love these two Lesley, especially your fabulous pink and girly HM, that cupcake look yummy...sounds like you had a brilliant time with the girls you lucky thing...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

dolcreations said...

I am just loving both of your cards Lesley.I am actually a huge fan of those HOUSE-MOUSE images but cannot colour them up to look like yours! So pretty in pink!

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is beautiful hun! Thank you for joining in with our challenge of Photo Inspiration over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Natascha said...

Lovely cards, great coloring and colors. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

Jane Wetzel said...

adorable image..GREAT card! So glad u joined us at Copic Creations!

Heather said...

Hi Lesley, two fabulous cards, love your colour choices for both of them. Great take on Domi's sketch, perfect papers for a 'pink' girl, great colouring of the cute image and gorgeous flowers you won from Janny.

So happy you could join us at both Copic Creations and the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

pickle said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always. Sounds like you had a fab time...(I so need some crafty friends)

Both beautiful but the second one is my fave love the blue tones

Kerry x

Shell said...

Gorjuss card Hun thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations.
Shell xx

Alex said...

Thank you so much for coming to mine for a play! It was so wonderful to have you!
I saw you make the cute HM card and it's soooo nice! It looks stunning on here but seeing it in real life just makes your chin drop, it's that gorgeous!
Love what you've done with froggie, didn't see him in the flesh but love how you tied all your colours together and that ribbon really is the perfect match!
Lots of love, Alex

Cheryl said...

Both cards are super special! I love that blue frog!
Thanks for joining in the Copic Creations challenge!

Dena said...

Lesley! How are you girlie?!!!! How was your birthday? Did hubby spoil you good? I sure hope so.
Both of your cards are sooo very cute! The mice are so cute on the first one and those flowers are cute!!!
Thanks for joining the Colour Create challenge,... good luck!
Hugs, Dena