Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Turn a negative to a positive.

I haven't made many cards over the last couple of years for lots of reasons none of which are particularly relevant to blog-land but I have decided I really ought to try and get back on track. I have managed to finally post some of the cards I have managed to make over the last couple of weeks and today I actually made a couple of cards.
it wasn't all smooth running though, I decided I would enter the house mouse challenge with my one and only house mouse stamp (really ought to invest in more I can just never decide which as they are all so super cute). I made my die cut base and then stamped the image, first try not so good think my ink was a little dry or on strike from not being used in a while, so I flipped the base over and tried again and got a lovely print that time.

I started to colour with my promarkers and another problem, I used one of the limited edition colours from one of the seasonal sets and like a couple of the others from these sets the ink just pooled out onto the page, this was a green one that did it but I have also found it happens with one of the teally blues and one of the reds too. My initial reaction throw it in the bin and start again. 
I cut the die base and prepared to stamp and then changed my mind. I retrieved the first image and continued to colour (using a different green) and then fussy cut the image out. I added glue to the back and stuck it to the base but placed some of the falling petals and mice over the edge of the die as if they were escaping the image by jumping.


The colour scheme at house mouse is optionally white ,blue and yellow so after using a magazine freebie blue heart paper base over a white card I added yellow and white ribbon with a hand tied bow and a blue and white blossom flower which I passed through the knot.

The sentiment I think but am not 100% sure is Lotv, as I already had it printed , I mounted on yellow copy paper and added to the corner of the  card.

I'm not sure what this card will get used for as with the elements I've used I guess it could be appropriate for all sorts, from a cheer you up card to new job, anniversary to birthday so who knows who will receive it but whoever it is I hope it will make them smile.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

house mouse challenge-anything goes,optional white,blue and yellow

I love promarkers-in the garden


crafting for all seasons-bright and beautiful

the ribbon girl-just add ribbon

glitter  sparkle-anything goes

stamping sensations-anything goes with a stamp and die


cards und more- summer fun




18 comments:

Tanja said...

love your cute little critters - thanks for playing along at the Cards und More Challenge

Tinchen said...

So beautiful card, thanks for joining us at cards und more challenge

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Love it, love housemouse cards always makes me smile, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Beate Rauer said...

so lovely! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

Carla Brooke said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing with Crafting for All Seqasons!

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, so cute! Love the blue and yellow together. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Beth Brovold said...

What a beautiful card Julye!! So glad that you found your way back to stamping and creating...thanks for celebrating with us at House Mouse and Friends!! Good luck!
Take care,
Beth

Elizabeth S said...

What a fabulous card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week. Lizzie xx

Sue said...

Julye, love how you put this card together. All that fussy cutting, but the results is wonderful. So glad you played along to help us celebrate our 200th challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Thanks fr sharing your card.

Hugs
Sue

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Julye, a lovely design and pretty background papers........your die-cut image is fabulous full of the cute little mouseis!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge.

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya What a delightful make. Thank You for Joining us at I love Pro Markers challenge blog. Good luck hugs Sharon xxx (DT)

Snoopy said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D​

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card very creative with the frame..lovely take on the colour recipe 200th chall..Theres lots of NEW mousey stamps available as cling now so much cheaper than the wood ones..go treat yourself Juyle..

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine mousey DT xx

Julie Odil said...

Your card is so cute! I'm glad you are taking the opportunity to get back into card making. I'm also glad you entered our "opportunity" challenge this month at Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. Julie, DT

Pat said...

Very cute card-I guess card making is like riding a bicycle. Once you learn, you never forget! LOL So glad to hear you grabbed the opportunity to start up your crafting again, and hope to see more from you at the PATH OF pOSITIVITY CHALLENGE BLOG.

Monica Taylor said...

So glad that you regained your desire for crafting and card making. I can see you have not lost your talent. It truly is therapeutic. Very cute card.
Thanks for joining us over at PoP!
♥ Monica
DT Member for PoP Challenge!
My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

Desire Fourie said...

Julye this is super cute. Just adore those little critters. This is so perfect for our OPPORTUNITY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}