Tuesday, January 13, 2015

All Bundled Up….

Are you as tired of Winter as I am already? I’m getting to the point I don’t want to venture out at all in this –11 C or –20 F weather. I would rather stay in and craft anyway and that’s what I have been doing!!! Clear it Out Tuesday has a new challenge for this week..challenge #61 Theme use PINK and the stash item is use Pink things.  The sponsor for this challenge is Odd Ball Art. the design team is doing freestyle for the images for the challenge. It sure is nice to play with a pretty colour for a change.
I used a stamp from House Mouse Designs, as you can see the little critters are all wrapped up in the yarn keeping warm. The sketch is from the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, I found the 5 1/4 inch square card bases and envelopes at the dollar store for $1.50 and they came with Valentine embellishments, I used assorted patterned papers from a paper pad from Wal-Mart. The pink metal dots are from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.
Are these not the sweetest little faces you have ever seen?
I have made this for the neighbours as a Winter card since I ran out of Christmas cards and time before Christmas. I know i would enjoy getting a card in the middle of January to perk me up.
The challenges I am entering this in:
Glitter N Sparkle challenge #119 Use Some Pink (got that covered)
Simon Says Wednesday Use Something New  Stamp & card base
House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge #185 anything goes with the option of a sketch.
Design Team Showcase Jan. 11 to Jan 17.
HM&FMC #185 by Natascha Banning

Wow do I have a surprise for you!!! at the 11th hour we received our super cute, cute images from Odd Ball Art and since my blog post was already done I am just putting a post script at the end. Odd Ball Art is giving three images for the challenge prize and it's well worth it, check out the main blog as most of us did an extra for the challenge. I picked a dragonfly girl and used a sketch that just appeared on Facebook this morning how cool is that. I took a few liberties with the sketch like flipping it and putting the flowers and sentiment on the opposite side but you get the general idea.
I coloured her wings with an Atyou Spica Twinkling like Stars to give them sparkle. Now I know you want to join in the challenge to use pink. 
I would like to enter this in Sketch # 90 at Atlantic Hearts challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to head over to the Clear it Out Blog for all the rules on playing and while you are there check out the rest of the design team projects. they are pink and awesome.


Michele said...

two truly adorable pieces! xo

Sue said...

Love your pretty in pink card. Nice take on the sketch. So glad you had time to join the fun and share a card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Virginia L. said...

Fabulous layering and details! Lovely use of stamped images, Barbara! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Barbara :-) Both are fabulous but I especially love the cute little house mouse :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and HM&F Monday Challenges
Lols x x x

Brandi said...

Very cute cards, I love them both! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

Brandi R.
AHSC DT member

Lynn's Place said...

How cute is this...love the layout...tfs

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are adorable.
I love the fairy girl, she is so so cute.

Snoopy said...
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Snoopy said...

Absolutely adorable! There's been many a cold night this winter where I would've loved to have been in that ball of yarn. Beautifully done!Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Snoopy :D

Unknown said...

Those mice look cozy and warm. Great card.

Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

{Craftisan Studios}
Design Team Showcase

Christine said...

Hi Barbara love this sweet HM image, great design papers fab take on the Sketch.
Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine x

Sue from Oregon said...

Those little fellows look so snuggly and warm! Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Jessi Fogan said...

Good thing I don't have to pick a favourite, because I love both of these! This weather is b.s. It's a little warmer today but we've been hovering around -30C with the wind chill, and that's just not right.

America said...

Love your layering and colors, and the fab coloring of your adorable House-Mouse card. Gorgeous take on the sketch. The second card is also very pretty in colors and combined elements. Thank you Barbara for playing along and joining the fun at HMFMC. Good Luck. I hope to see you back again today for a brand new challenge. :)

Tracy said...

This is a gorgeous, so cute. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining House Mouse & friends challenge. Good luck. Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

Love that little pixie age and your colouring is great. I love seeing different interpretations of the sketch and yours was awesome! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

Linda Norman said...

The layers and coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!