Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Weigh In

Time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month the theme is 'FEATURE A CREATURE'. (Don't forget that stamping has to be the main focus of your entry!)
Our sponsors are the terrific Be Creative who are offering another fab prize of £35 worth of embossing crystals!.
Do you remember every single stamp you have? This House Mouse stamp was tucked away into a drawer of wood backed stamps that I very rarely look at! Found it whilst looking for something else. Had completely forgotten I owned it and as I don't possess many animal stamps I can't understand why I'd not remembered it.

Stamped image and coloured with Promarkers. The background was rubbed with pastel chalk and sealed.
I think the background paper must be at least 5 years old!
The sentiment was from TLC and the cupcake was cut from a snippet left in an old paper pad.

I used a Fiskars leaf punch on the odd bits of card left over from the matting and layering. (Playground for me then!!)
A simple band of cream grossgrain ribbon and some dark bronze pearls finished the front and I used the same papers on the inside.

Hope you will have a go with us this month!

Other challenges -
Crafting With Dragonflies - Animals
Stamping Boutique - Furry Friends
Aud Sentiments - A/Goes with Sentiment

Enjoying some glorious sunshine on my few days rest at home - hope it stays!x


brenda said...

Well I certainly don't Viv, but isn't it nice when you re-discover a stamp and usually see it in a totally different light.

This HM image is such fun and looks very striking in the red and black colour palette.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Eve said...

Hi Viv
Wow! I love your fabulous House Mouse card - lovely rich colours and perfect wavy border. That cupcake finishes it all of beautifully.
I'd better not jump on my scales like that because they will break!!

I definitely don't remember all of the stamps that I have and have even bought a duplicate PB stamp from Ebay - oh the shame!!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Eve xx

Lynne K said...

I couldn't say I remember every single stamp I have, Viv, because I have so many! However, I do think I can recall most of them, with the possible exception of those little flourishy type ones which often seem to be included in sets to fill up the spaces and probably never get used. Anyway, I'm so glad you found this one of yours, because your card is simply delightful! I can so identify with the image!

Lynne x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card... Such a fun image
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous creation, Viv! Those rabbits are so cute!

Kathleen said...

This made me giggle, wonderful colouring and a great design. Brilliant card.
No I do not remember only if someone uses it then I think "oh, I've got that one"
Have a good week.

Kath x

Wynn said...

Cute image and great sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like the sweet image and the colours
Kevin xx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sarn said...

Adorable card and a GREAT sentiment.

Have a good week.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a precious card.

MaryH said...

Just love this image (had forgotten I had it too!) Superb coloring on these bunnies, and I'm loving the background DP. Great design layout too. Beautiful wavy borders. TFS

Cara said...

Fab card, wish I was that happy when I step on the scales! Cara x

Billie A said...

Sweet card and those images are precious.. wish I could weight and get a cupcake.. oh heck.. I'll take one anyhow.. LOL. Love the laugh and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination

Jarka Ef said...

Very nice card. Thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed and colours are awesome..

Di said...

What a fun card Viv! Wonderful colouring and such a lovely design too. I almost duplicated a die I already have - just today!! And, my dies are well catalogued - no hope for me I fear :(

Lovely to see you in the Playground.



cotnob said...

Such a fun card Viv, a super image and great sentiment - the little cake is a brilliant touch.
Did you go to M&S at Hedge End - I'm taking my Mum and MIL there tomorrow!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Hehe, you've captured me on the bathroom scales. It's a wonderful cheerful card Viv.

Love and hugs

Jennifer Scull said...

I always get so excited when I see a House Mouse brand stamp! this is adorable! :)

Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes plus a sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

Dora said...

So funny is that stamp. I love house mouse. Beautiful card.

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous creation, adorable image and design. I have this image and love to get the chance to use it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x