Monday, 1 December 2008

House Mouse Challenge #15

Hi All
I just received my first ever House Mouse stamp...I waited ages as it was out of stock at the time of ordering, but I'm so glad I never gave up on it. I adore it. It's actually not a mouse but one of the Gruffles bear stamps. Perfect for a baby card.

Anyway the challenge over at House Mouse & Friends, (which I'm just getting posted in time), was polka dots. I chose polka dot paper, with a brown & pastel theme, and matched it up with baby blue.

I stamped bear paw prints around on one side of a 6" square card. The image was coloured with Copic markers, (I'm hooked on these). I used my nestabilities to cut it out. Then matted it on a larger circle of blue Bazzill. I added some blue and white gingham paper, which I sponged around the edge with blue Brilliance ink, and drew on faux zig zag stitching with a Sakura pen. I like the effect. Some Prima flowers and a few tiny buttons finished it off.

I decorated the inside of this card. I think it looks lovely, and what a surprise when you open it to have the inside looking as good as the outside. Of course it does take more time and materials, but for special cards it's well worth it. I'm very happy with how this card turned out.

Happy crafting.



debby4000 said...

What a sweetie, fabulous card and love the inside too.

Ila said...

I love this Super Cute and Fabulous card...both inside and out!!...Thank you so much Debbie for entering and sharing the news of my blog candy...Good Luck!!...Hugs, Ila

theneon said...

Adorable card -- inside and out! Martha Kay

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, I love the inside as well.
Hugs Vanja

Sassy Crafts said...

Such a gorgeous card and i love the way you have continued the detail of the card on the inside too (i must admit i'm too lazy to decorate more than the

Emma. x

Cazzy said...

That is a lovely card, such a lot of detail inside and out.

Els G. said...

Fabulous card! Love the image, so lovely and I agree it was well worth waiting for.

Lynsey said...

Debbie this is stunning! What a lovely image, and the inside of your cards looks great too.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Ila said...

Hi Debbie...Congratulations!!! you won pkg#1 of my blog candy celebration...Please contact me with your name and email is on top of my photo on my blog ....Hugs, Ila

Viv said...

Awww this is SO sweet Debbie! I love chocolate and blue together.
The paw prints are a really clever touch.

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