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Wednesday 15 January 2014

Take Time to smell the flowers

Hello my lovelies, hope you are all well and have had a bit of crafty time this week. When l saw the new challenge at House Mouse l wanted to join in the fun, it has been quite a while since l have used a House Mouse stamp so l blew the dust off the unused stamps, picked this one out and introduced it to ink, it is one of the stamps l bought from my friend Angie a long time back - (if you still drop by Angie l still have a few more to use up).  I have also decided l need to use my dies more as they are just sitting in a box as well.  So here it is - hope you like it, l have been a bit adventurous and the lace and butterflies are off the edge - l keeping seeing cards with parts off the edge and they always make it looks so pretty but l find it hard to do this - same as placing paper at angles lol.

Inside View

Stamp House Mouse - Take time to smell the flowers 
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
LOTV products - Paper Always & Forever, Joy butterfly dies, sentiments, Gauze
Hobby House Products - Silver corner, Flowers, gems
., ribbon, stickles, glamour dust, foliage punch, liquid Pearls.
Lace - a gift from my lovely blog friend Mau - Thank you

Just thought l would share this photo of Toby - he is the master of the conservatory and normally sits on top of the settee watching out for passers by/ squirrels and birds but must have been too exhausted today  lol, l have been known to lie in there in sunshine and fall asleep  - not a pretty picture.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC161 - Use an Unused Stamp
Papertake Weekly - New Year New Stash (Stamp)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Add Texture
Crafty Catz 213 Pretty In Pink
Hobby House - January - Ribbon
Gruffie & Guests - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x


Sarah said...

Beautiful card Susan and well done for trying out new things, I shudder to put anything on at an angle!! Toby certainly looks like he's had an exhausting time!! xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card,love the colours. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse Challenge. Marlene GDT

Naomi Johnson said...

So sweet, I just adore HM and this is such a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Susan. The image looks fab and I love the pretty butterfly die.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Aaah super hun and well done you for being brave enough to go off the page too, am loving that gorgeous butterfly die.

I know another 4 Paws with a wet nose, who thinks the sofa is hers too :-), Luv Sam x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Susan, love everything about it.
Lovely pic of Toby too.
Sue x

America said...

This is so very pretty! I love the combination of die-cuts and paper and colors for this adorable HMD creation. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck and please come join us again!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - love the adorable HM image and fabulous dies.
Toby looks so chilled :o)
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at PTW and The HH this time - good luck xx

Kim said...

such a cute card, love that HM image. and a gorgeous pic of Toby too!
Kim x

Mau xx said...

A lovely card Susan, its somethjng i don't own HM images. Brilliand design love your off the edge.
Hugs Mauxx

Mau xx said...

Ha ha Yes I do Susan, sorry I was on my tablet at the time and its such a pain to type that I gave up on writing my comment... I also wanted to say Toby looks like King of the
huge Hugs Mau xx

Janet McLaughlin said...

Wonderful design and beautiful coloring!! This is a fun springy image!

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable, gorgeous card.

Rossella said...

I love your card and Toby is gorgeous too
Rosie x

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at G & G, we hope you will join us again
Good luck in the draw
Shaz DT XX

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful, pretty card, Susan. Great die cuts and that HM image is adorable.
What is it with dogs and sofa's? Mine do exactly the same and they look so sweet that I never have the heart to disturb them. They're not stupid. Must just be me then :D !! xx

Heather said...

Hi Susan, what an adorable image - fabulous colouring and such stunning details!!!
Toby looks blissful - what a wonderful life !!!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for playing with us at House Mouse & Friends Challenge

coops said...

so beautiful susan.stunning pretty details and colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan !!
Your card is beyond precious!!! :))
I love the soft colors -- fab image panel -- & die cut accents !!
So well done !! :))
Hope you have a good day!! Xo

Fabiola said...

quel amour! j'adore, biz

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Susan, I love your gorgeous image and matching papers. Your die cut details are fabulous - such a pretty card.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Susan with the butterflies, die cut and sweet image.

Hugs Diane

Aunty Sue said...

such a sweet card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz

MaryH said...

Such a lovely adventure. You really can't go wrong with a sweet HM image, and this one is so cute (now I gotta check if I have this one!). Colored with your usual perfection. I am loving that S/B, so nice with this image. I also liked your adventures with the lace & butterflies. Turned out super. I need to take your lead & try this too. It made a beautiful card. Also enjoyed seeing Toby sacked out on the sofa. A contented being for sure! TFS & Hugs

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.

Sue said...

Hi Susan, good to see you playing along with us again. This is just such a lovely card. Besides the fantastic stamp and coloring, your dies are beautiful. Thanks for joining us and playing along with our challenge at House mouse and Friends Monday.


Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Beautiful card..thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly..Hugz Gayle xx

Angie's card designs said...

Aww how pretty and I love all the pretty layers. Thank you for entering it into the anything goes challenge at Gruffies and friends and good luck

Angie DT xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Susan :-) the image is adorable and I love all the details ,, the butterfly dies and layout are fab too ;-)

Lols x x x

Silvia said...

What a fab card Nicole! I love it!
Thanks for entering it into the Gruffies & Guests challenge

Silvia DT xx

rachel said...

super card Susan - love that image - so cute - and the colours are lovely - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this time and good luck x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely floral House Mouse card you have made here which fits perfectly the Gruffies and Guests Challenge this month of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

amanda stokes said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Hobby House challenge :)
Amanda x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet card. I like all the lacy bits, including the butterflies that are flitting off the page. I think I could join the pup for a nap right about now.

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-Unused Stamps!

What a very sweet image and a wonderful layout-inside and out.

Had a good chuckle over Toby hogging the sofa!

♥ Sue Kment