Monday, 10 September 2012

"Friendship" Guest DT for House Mouse Challenge

I am excited to show you my first card as September Guest Design Team Member for House Mouse & Friends Challenge. I am thrilled to be on a team of such talented papercrafters, thanks for inviting me \o/
I was told that the subject is "Friendship" When pondering what to do I remembered the first part of the scripture in Proverbs 17:17 "A friend Loves at all times" so here's my card....
This delightful little House Mouse image is "HMGR1006 Mouse Drops."  
This was one of the first House Mouse rubber stamps I bought back in 2007, it's a great image for get well cards. I coloured it with Promarkers and added gold stickles for the medicine in the bottle and dropper.
I also used the little "Mouse Feet HMA1002" stamp to create the impression that a mouse had walked over the card lol. This is only the second time I have made an easel card but I think I will be making a lot more as they are so easy to create. I think I will try a twisted easel card next!
I used my Nestablities Fleur De Lys pendant die to cut the square frame twice, once in gold then in burgundy and layered them on top of each other, then inside the card I used one of the small pendant dies that came with the square to make the gold fleur de lys accent on the label. The labels used for the scripture were from an x-cut label die set then the labels used for the sentiment were Nestablilities labels (not sure which set) I used scraps of scrapbooking papers and inked the edges of the cream card base and image with All My Memories paper stain ink pads in Chocolate and Caramel. I used a few gems to finish off the card

True friends go out of there way for each other and help them through their difficulties. When I made this card I was thinking of my friend Anne. She has always been there for me and shared the ups and downs of my life. 
She helped me when I was seriously ill, in and out of hospital for well over a year. She loved me through the worse time of my life. We laugh together and cry together sharing life as it really is! she is a wonderful friend. So I dedicate this little card as a "ThankYou" to Anne. 


Donna Hanley said...

This card is so perfect for this challenge. A true friend will always be there to help you when you are feeling down. You turned this adorable image into a beautiful easel card.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Teresa :-) such a cute image and all the details are so pretty ,, love the fancy frame and sentiment plates ,,, beautiful :-)

It's lovely to have you along with us this month :-)

Lols x x x

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the layout of this beautiful card, simply fabulous and such warm colours and a super image choice, great to have you with us this month
Hugs Kate xx

America said...

Love your use of Dies and fabulous Color combo. Love that great shading for a gorgeous HMF CARD. Thanks for guest designing with us at House-Mouse & Friends MC this month. We're so glad to have you on board. :)

Natascha said...

Wow, what a lovely card you made. Love your combination of all the sentiments. Great dies and frames. Thank you so much for joining at Gast Designer. Love to see more of your creativity.

Hugs, Natascha

Rica said...

So great to have you with us this month. Your card is fantastic, I love your design and colouring. Your image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and your details are fabulous.
Heather xx

Margaret said...

Awwww so cute and a lovely sentiment too

Margaret xx

HappyCrafter said...

Very good sentiment to go with this image, and the card design is amazingly beautiful!

Tracy said...

Hi Teresa
Thank you for making this gorgeous creation for my theme. I love your choice of image. Thanks for joining us as a GDT
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I like these rich colors and awesome easel fold.