Tuesday 1 October 2013

Flight of the house mouse

Afternoon peeps hope today finds you all well. This card I made for my brother who has a birthday coming up next month. I found a tutorial on Annabelle crafts blog foe chalkboard technique which is apparently quite popular at the mo so decided to have a play as I do like black and white and think monochrome can turn many images into ones not normally suitable for the males in our lives.

The stamp is my one and only housemouse but I do love them they are just so cute but along with many other images the others in the collection remain on my wish list just until I win the lottery or have some long lost relative I never knew leave me a wod of money in their will.

I think the image looks quite masculine despite having apple blossom on it a springtime image for a november birthday.

I used a white card and made a border using black leather embossed card followed by some abstract paper from a black and white papermania paper pad. The sentiments I'm not sure where they are from as I've had them for ages and finished off with 3 black gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
crafty cardmakers-cute and furry
OLL-f is for 'flying mices
kaboodle doodle-'your special day'
c is for challenge-boys and men
craftindesertdivas-anything with a sentiment
lothian crafts-sketch layout
The ABC challenge-w is for words


I'm a Little Teapot said...

LOL. Yes, it would be nice to win the lotto and buy all the House Mouse stamps on our wish lists!

Your card is so very sweet! Gotta love that chalkboard technique!

Thanks so much for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas! Hope to see another one of your lovely creations in the next challenge!

Kathy Jo, DT Member, Craftin' Desert Divas

Lin said...

I'm another who would love to win the lottery!

I can see what you mean about turning a cute image into something more suitable for the men in our lives. Great technique

Thanks for sharing with us at all these challenges

Lothian Crafts


Louise said...

Fabulous card. Love the chalkboard technique. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

Fran said...

Great card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

Mollie said...

Fun card! Thanks for joining us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!

J said...

What an unusual card - the monochrome effect is really effective. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


Wendi said...

Wow this is amazing love the B&W
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Lothian Crafts said...

The chalkboard technique has worked really well on your card. I love house mice. Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts Online

Pamela said...

A very unusual card - well done. Thanks for joining in the challenge.
DT member for Lothian Crafts.

mags said...

A lovely creation and great use of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online and good luck.

Viv said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Lovely card and cute image. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SweetStamps.com.

rudlis said...

Wow what a great card. I like it. Thanks for playing at SweetStamps.com.
Hope to see you again next week and good luck!

Unknown said...

What an unusual technique, love how it came out! I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Ann-Marie said...

A very effective technique love the image like this. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you will join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Daniele said...

so loving your flying mice thanks for joining us at OLL

Natalie Laurijssen said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at ABC challenges.

Pamela said...

Well done on winning October's challenge at Lothian Crafts Online.