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Sunday 20 February 2011

Green and Terracotta Penny Black Cupcake Mice Anniversary

Here is the card I made for my hubby for our anniversary. Unfortunately, due to us moving house the day after, it didn't really get any mantlepiece time!! So, I packed it with the 'going to Ireland' stuff and put it up at the in-laws!!
This was an unusual colour combination for me but I really liked the plaid paper so coloured everything to match it.

The Cupcake Box Mouse image, from the Penny Black Piece Of My Heart stamp set, was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink to the left of the panel and the single mouse from the Mice Chasing Cat stamp from the same set was stamped to the right, masking off the extra detail from the image.

The images were coloured using Copic Sketch markers:
  • Mice: E13, E51, E35, R20
  • Box: G05, YG17, E07, YR02, C4
  • Cupcake Cases/Ribbon: E07, YR02
  • Cupcakes: E57, E07, YR02, E41
  • Label: YG11, YG17, G05
  • Shadow: N3, E41
The cupcakes were then highlighted with Anita's 3D Gloss.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was then stamped into the tag on the image using ColorBox Terracotta pigment ink.

The edges of the panel were then stamped using the heart border stamp from the Autumn Leaves 'On The Edge' stamp set and the Terracotta ink.

The image panel was matted onto terracotta card from the Core'dinations Elements card pack, and onto a panel die cut from green card from the same pack using a Mega Curved Rectangle die from Nestabilities.

A strip of the Pistachio Almond paper from the Basic Grey Two Scoops paper pad was matted onto the terracotta and green cardstocks and then across a panel of the Waffle Cone paper from the same paper pad.

The image panel was matted to the top of the card and three orange card candy, from Craftwork Cards, were coloured with Copic markers (E07), and added below the image along the strip.

The circle sentiment, from Aud Designs, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using the Copic markers:
  • Sentiment panel: YG11, YG17, G05, E07, YR02
This was die cut using the standard circle Nestabilities die and matted onto circles of the terracotta and green cardstocks. This was then adhered in the bottom right corner of the card and highlighted with Anita's 3D Gloss.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:


Shaz said...

Great card, with such a cute image and coloured beautifully. Just Love those large nesties. x

Ann Whitfield said...

abulous card Kathleen - I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

HelenR said...

What a great card! thank you for joining us for Little Claire's very first challenge!:) x

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. The image and papers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

kay said...

this is super and what a fab image,x

Unknown said...

cute, cute, cute! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us this week at Shelly's Images. We are so happy that you joined our challenge.

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous card love that cute image and colours are lovely
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Fiona said...

what a cute the colour combo too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.


Kathy and Lucky said...

This is an adorable card, just love that little image and the colors. Thank you for playing along with Stamps R Us.

Doreen said...

A fabulous card Kathleen,the image is great.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La

Fleur said...

A great card, you've coloured your sweet image perfectly
Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

pickle said...

A beaut Kathleen love the sweet image and you have coloured it perfectly xx

iReneM said...

Lovely colours and a super image - a fab card
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's


KarenB said...

Fab anniversary card Kathleen - those mice are so sweet :)

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable card!! Thank you so much for playing along with Claudia & Co!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, cute image and fab colours.

Sarn said...

Gorgeous, great colours! Hugs, Sandra

~*Joni said...

Adorable card Kathleen - I love the colors and patterned papers with that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining in on our little boy challenge at Claudia and Company this week. :)
~*Joni C&Co. DT

carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftycatz, x carol

Jennie said...

Oh my gosh this is ADORABLE!! I absolutely love that image tooo!! Meeece :D

Thanks so much for sharing it with us at IDIC this week

Tracy said...

Cute! I love that plaid paper too. Great design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Teresa said...

Brilliant card Kathleen, love the colours and sweet image. Good luck in all the challenges. Teresa xx

Two Dogs and a Book said...

Aww! What a cute image! Beautifual Card!
Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's!

Claire said...

Wow, beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Stephanie said...

Aww! What a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

annies place said...

Love the colours in this, great papers & colouring too
Ann x

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Such a fun color combo!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Don't forget our DT call, too! :)
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Mummylade said...

this is supercute. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Kim Kelley said...

Very nice card. Such a cute image! Thanks for playing at Guylou's

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

Great card. the color combination is perfect. thank you for playing along with us at scrappy frogs.

Unknown said...

Love the image and colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

Patricia Garcia said...

Check it out!! Great colors!Thanks for playing with us at TG this week!! Check out my blog for double blog candy!!


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!( not as in EEKKK there is a mouse, but as in EEKK!! this is too cute!!! I love the little image and that darling sentiment

Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges February Month long challenge.
Hope to see you at the hop on March 1


Scrapamum said...

Great card Kathleen!!!!
Thanks for playing along with the Design Dollies!

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