Wednesday, 5 January 2011

House Mouse Card - new beginnings

There are several "New beginnings" challenges around, as well as "new" and what could be more appropriate than a Spring card with baby birds - or at least House Meeces maquerading as baby birds LOL!  My DH bought me some lovely crafty goodies for Christmas, including a Joanna Sheen decoupage set - my "something new". Once I completed the decoupage I based my card on this week's Midnight Madness sketch.
The background card has random stampings of music on it, using Distress Ink.  I used a clear Prima stamp and didn't mount it onto a block, I just held it and inked a bit of it, which is something Sarah Anderson showed us on a workshop at Stamp Attic.  The white panel behind the decoupage is embossed with a Paisley CB folder, another present from DH.  The flower border at the top is MS and the flowers are a Woodware punch, some have button centres and some Liquid pearls.
My card is for the following challenges:
Midnight Madness - sketch
Simon Says - new beginnings
Creative Card Crew -  new beginnings
Secret Crafter - buttons and bows
House Mouse & Friends - new beginnings
Paper Sundaes - something new
One Stop Craft Challenge - something new
Dutch Dare Cards - new beginnings
Pile it on - brand spanking new
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out


  1. Hi Anne, what a gorgeous card. I love the HM decoupage and the punched edge looks amazing.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and for letting me know about the Phindy's place challenge (I've been over and entered my card lol!).

    Have a great day. Hugs, Denise x

  2. what a delightful card.

    thank you for visitng my blog this morning, and letting me know about the challenge. I'll see if I can get my next thank you card done in time for it - scraps - now I have a few of those left I think...

  3. Awww Anne this is gorgeous fab decoupaged image & those cute meeces always make me smile..
    love how you matched up your punched flowers with the DP great take on our NEW chall.... thanks for sharing & joining us at HM & Friends blog hop chall. good luck with the draw..

    smiles Christine xx

  4. What a beautiful card and such an adorable image. It made me chuckle a little. Those little guys with their mouths too funny. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. Enjoy all your new goodies you got for Christmas from DD. I want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
    MMSC Hostess

  5. Hi Anne, what a beautiful card. Love those miccies . Love how you've done your flowers. Hugs x ChrisB

  6. Hi Anne, what a beatuiful card. Love the miccies. Love how you've done your flowers. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. this is so pretty! what a lot of work in it,
    thanks for stopping by my blog
    Tina x

  8. Eeek! Dear Anne,

    I love your House-Mouse Designs® New Beginnings card creation. This image was first used as May in our 1997 Wall Calendar. It would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it and any other House-Mouse Designs®, HappyHoppers® and/or Gruffies® cards, you've created, on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
    Click here

    Thanks so much.

    Barry Percy
    House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

  9. Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. beautiful card, great image.

    greetings karin

  11. Hi Anne
    aww a gorgeous card, luv the dimension on it, fabulous design, luv all the flowers,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  12. This is a beautiful card and seems to have a lot of fussy cutting...but it is gorgeous! Love the little mousies and the bird...your coloring is wonderful!

    Thanks for playing in our Something New challenge for Paper Sundaes!

    ♥ Lisa M.

  13. AWWWW Anne this is sooo super sweet, those little guys are sooo cute, love your colors and your design is beautiful!!! Lovely creation!

  14. This is so sweet, adorable Image. Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    House Mouse GD for January

  15. This is fabulous Anne I love what you have done

  16. Who can resist the House Mice, I love them and you card is absolutely beautiful. Your DH was obviously taking plenty of notice when you wrote your list to Santa!!!!
    Happy New Year Anne.
    Hugs Lisax

  17. Oh my word!! I just {heart} this card! Gorgeous!

  18. How pretty! I love the little flower buttons! House Mouse is always so adorable. What a sweet card! Happy New Year.
    Hope to see you again for the next challenge.
    Keep crafting!
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  19. What a darling card!!!!!!
    love the pretty colors and your beautiful coloring Anne
    Sending a hug along the way

  20. Anne, how very creative you are with the decoupage! I just adore HM images and this is so tantalizing with the the mother bird and mice - I just love all your elements. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!

  21. Wow what a wonderful take on the Midnight Madness Sketch. Love your dimensional layering on your adorable image. Beautifully done.

  22. Stunning creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the creative card crew! It fits the challenge beautifully.

  23. Wow Anne - this is just amazing! I love that darling image and the layering - well, it is just DIVINE!! Definitley a favourite with me!!
    Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we love to have you as part of our MMSC family! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  24. Wow, this is wonderful! I love how you layered it & your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  25. WOW this is absolutely beautiful the colours and that image are first class thank you for sharing this with us at One Stop Crafts this week.
    Lorraine x

  26. WOW! Gorgeous colors and detailing on this fab New Beginnings HM Card!! Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge BLOG-HOP! Good Luck! :)

  27. This card is beautiful love the colours, that lovely image & embellies, Happy New Year & thanks for joining in with us at OSSC. Janet

  28. What a Fabulous Card! I love all the small details. The layering is always one of my favorite techniques. I've never tried the stamping without a block will have to check into that, your card was great inspiration.
    Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Challenge this week. I hope you join us again next week.

  29. Hello Anne,
    Your card is adorable! Little micies and purple flowers so preatty. Such beautifil.
    Thanks for playing us at DDCC!
    I hope to see you again.

  30. Great card, love the HM image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  31. Stunning image!!! I love the flowers with the buttons too!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  32. fantastic use of the image, i have not seen to many people use the HM deco's

    Fantastic backing colours too

    wishing you good luck in the challanges and an enjoyable weekend

    sarah x

  33. Hi Anne, WOW, a whole lotta cutting and snipping went on here! Just beautiful. And such a sweet scene. Thanks for joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Love a husband that gets a girl what she wants!!!!!!

    Sue Drees

  34. awww what a cute image ,,absolutely adorable :-) I love flowery border you made too beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge and Hop :-)
    Lols x x x

  35. Such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  36. Omgosh I am absolutely in love with this card! From top to bottom is' so sweet. And the colors are amazing. I've got to get my hands on this stamp it's soooo cute! Thank you for joining us for this weeks sketch challange at Midnight Madness.
    Hugs Bonnie

  37. These decoupage cards are quite intriguing. Love all the layers and the pretty border details. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

  38. beautiful cards. love the layering, the cute border and the image.

    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT Pile It On

  39. I love the 3D effect of your card and it is so beautifully coloured!
    Thanks for joining us on the MMSC this week

  40. Ooooh, I LOVE HM and MMSC. So happy to see you included the OSCC in your crad inspiration as well.

    Cat Spicer, OSCC DT

  41. Anne your card is absolutely gorgeous, such a sweet image and just perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "New Beginnings" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  42. Your card is amazing. Love this cute image and this pretty layout with so much love in detail. Thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good luck! And I hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Natascha


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