Monday, 31 October 2011

It's all falling into place - I don't be-leaf it - no trees!

This evening, instead of trees, I have leaves to show you:).  By good fortune this card fits the challenges for several of my favourite blogs, where I try to play along as often as I can.  Midnight Madness has a fab prize of House Mouse stamps this week and since the lovely America is also part of House Mouse Monday she suggest combining the sketch with their Fall challenge.  This little chap is a Joanna Sheen stamp, never seen ink before and I think I've had him for about a year - shameful!  Cupcake Craft is where I won my first ever blog hop candy; I also one one of my first ever Top 3/5 awards from them so I love to join their challenges and this week they have leaves as their theme.  Add to that Anything Goes at Basic Grey and Simon Says and I cover almost all my favourite challenges in one here.
About the card:  coloured with Copics and Distress Inks.  DP is Basic Grey, border punch EK Success, leaf and button punches Woodware. Sentiment is Dimension Fourth, strip ribbon from Stampin' Up.
This has been the strangest autumn for weather, we had that lovely sunny hot Indian summer, now it's mild but damp and we have a second bumper crop of mushrooms in the field where we keep out horses - unheard of so late in the year!  Tonight I took my hat off and filled it with mushrooms in the absence of a clean container!
Challenges for my card:
Midnight Madness - sketch
House Mouse Mondays - Fall
Cupcake Crafts - take a leaf out of my book
Simon Says - anything goes
Basic Grey- anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - inspired by Fall
Quirky Crafters - autumn leaves
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Fall colours
Craft Your Days Away - autumn
Pattie's Creations - Halloween or Autumn colours
Whimsical Wednesday - Fall cuties
Shopping our Stash - autumn colours
Crafty Creations - fall and leaves


  1. Lovely card, I do love House Mouse! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge, pop back to vote on Friday or Saturday.

  2. Wow love All the leaves. Thanks for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, LindaS/MMSC'DT

  3. Very pretty design. Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  4. Such a sweet card Ann, and love the rich warm colours.

    Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our Autumn challenge.


    Joanne xx

  5. Love this HM&F image. Great colors and shading. A FAB take on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and a fun FALL take on the challenge at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Thanks so much for joining both Challenges. Good luck on the draw and hope to see you playing along with us again next week! :)

  6. How cute! I love your fall HM image and the gorgeous colors. Your leaves are such a great embellishment with your cute mouse. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  7. Hi Ann, what great colors you chose for this Fall challenge. And that stamp is really popular, glad you finally got a chance to ink it up. Thanks for joining us at the House Moue and Friends Monday Challenge.


  8. super cute! thanks for sharing your adorable card with us at whimwednesdays :)

  9. Such a cute card :) and lovely autumnal colours.Thanks for playing with us at Cupcakes this week, and good luck x

  10. What a wonderfully adorable card! Love the image and all of those fabulous leaves that you added. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Halloween or Autumn colors Challenge ~ Charlene PC DT

  11. Such a cute mouse and what wonderful fall colors! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday :)

  12. This is jsut delightful, this little mouse made me smile - he looks so joyous! A gorgeous card, and beautifully coloured too.

  13. This card is beautiful! I love the mouse and I love the perfect fall colors! It is so warm and inviting! Thanks for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

  14. AW!! This is really adorable Anne!! LOVE the colors, the leaves and awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends! Smiles, Vicki ~ HM&F designer

  15. ADORABLE! And I love the leaves!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  16. What a lovely card and such lovely colours as well :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  17. Such a lovely autumn themed card, I adore the little mouse! Thanks for taking part in my Leaf challenge at Cupcake this week, Shelly ;)

  18. I love Mouse House images- and you did a wonderful job with this cutie.
    So glad you could join us at
    Creative Inspirations Paint

  19. Anne - love your cute image and autumn card!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween OR Autumn Colors' Challenge #32, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  20. This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  21. Hi Anne
    aww a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, pretty embelies & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x

  22. Love your card. What an adorable image. Funny, it seems everyone is having strange fall weather. I'm on the east coast and I still have snow in my yard from our Halloween storm - usually we only get a dusting in October. I hope it's not a sign of things to come this winter.

  23. Gorgeous card Anne :-) I love this image and the colours and design are fab :-) That little mouse is having alot of fun there eh ! :-)

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

  24. What a lovely card - such a nice image! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week!

  25. I love that image... it is so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts this week.

  26. Fab card, I love House Mouse images, they are so cute! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  27. Hi Anne stunning sweet creation love this cute guy catching all the leaves great papers & punch work lots of detail..

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this wk.

    smiles Christine x

  28. What a cute card! I love the leaves and the mouse. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations!

    Pattie's Creations DT

  29. How cute are those mice and the card is just a really pretty Fall scene too!


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