Monday, 12 March 2012

Thanks a Bunch (House Mouse GDT Card) ...

So excited this is my first Guest Design Spot for House Mouse and I 
have thoroughly enjoyed using this new stamp set called
 'Thanks a Bunch' which was my prize for coming second
in a House Mouse Challenge last month.

The challenge today is a photo inspiration one, gorgeous colour combination don't you think?
I think this style of card is called a 'Joy' fold, which basically is a small card
inside a bigger one!

(This is the inside)
Onto the ingredients -
The backing paper is HOTP and was free in Simply Cards & Papercraft
and the collection is called Soft Nostalgia.
Chocolate cardstock from a Payperbox at my local craft store
Turqouise cardstock is Bazzill
Images stamped onto Elegance Satin Card
Flowers made with felt using a TH Tattered Flower Garland die
Pearls, gems & seam binding from stash
Coloured with Pro & Flexmarkers
Martha Stewart butterfly border punch
Seam binding
Stickles for the Buddleia
Sentiment included in the stamp set heat embossed in silver
And finally ALL completely hand stitched in chocolate cotton
I think that covers it!
Thank you very much for popping onto my blog and for all your
comments it really does me alot. If you have landed here via House Mouse
please let me know by leaving a comment and if you like what you see maybe
become a follower too?
I have another GDT spot for House Mouse later this month 
for all you fans of this adorable range!
Take care, happy crafting
Jane x


Stamping Susi said...

Your card is so beautiful, I love all the little details (the sewing must be a lot of work, but it looks great!)

Tracy said...

Hi Jane,
An amazing take on the inspiration photo. Gorgeous colours and image, beautiful colouring too.
Thanks for joining us as our GDT.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Juls said...

adorable! Love the soft colours! your gorgeous fancy fold the fabulous felt flowers and the touches of spaarkle! Hugs Juls

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Jane, I love the image, the papers and the fab design.
Kevin xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and good luck!
hugs, Sharon

Jayne said...

Fabulous card, love the design and the colours and of course the image is adorable! Love Jayne. x

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This creation is absolutely gorgeous Jane!! Fabulous take on the photo with your colors and I just adore your fun fold design!! Thanks for joining us GDT!! HUGS

Marjo said...

Beautiful Card Jane, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Dot said...

Such a pleasure having you as a GDT, Jane. Your card is adorable, a sweet image, lovely colours and colouring and a fun fold.
Enjoy your evening.
Mousey hugs from Dorte.

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

so stunning jane.your colours are beautiful and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Jane this is beautiful and what a gorgeous image great take for the challenge, Please call at my blog l have something for you:) Sandra H

Sandra H said...

Truly beautiful is your card the image is so adorable:) x

gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous Jane i love the sweet image and the colours and design are beautiful. Thanks for letting me know about being picked as one of the top three. luv gina xx

Elaine said...

Jane this is stunning I love it hugs Elaine

Rica said...

Such adorably Jane, hour design is great and I love your colours and papers. Gruffie's is so sweet and beautifully colour.
It's great to have you as a GD
Heather xx

Jennifer said...

Oh my! Jane, this is gorgeous! I love your take on the photo inspiration. The felt flowers are fabulous!! This is so sweet and beautiful too. It is great having you as a guest DT this month. Your artwork is outstanding.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very soft and gorgeous! The felt flowers are a wonderful touch. Gorgeous card!

Christine L said...

Absolutely beautiful colouring Jane.... and very delicately done. Your paper choice is perfect too!
Christine x

Denise and Louise said...

This is beautiful. Love that House Mouse image and your gorgeous felt flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle hop Challenges this week xx

Christine said...

Hi Jane awesome colours such a cute image gorgeous stitching & the joy fold is stunning love the felt flowers..mmm have to have a go with that..thanks for accepting the invite as GDT for March challs ..

smiles Christine x

Kjersti said...

A beautiful card! Love the soft colours and the sweet image:)
Hugs Kjersti:)

Claudias Karteria said...

Wow, this is a really beautiful card and a lovely great layout. This I must try also once! Great Ide and just great! I wonder everytime how everybody is able to sew so straight..

sonny wishes Claudia

Teresa said...

Ooh Jane I love this card, it's a sweet image and I really love the colours and shape.
Hugs Teresa xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jane :-) such a cute image 1 I can almost smell those lilacs and the joy fold is fab ! :-)

Lols x x x

Carol L said...

What a wonderful card! I just love those pretty little felt flowers and the beautiful colors!! NJ on the challenge!

Janet said...

What a great layout, I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can. Janet. DT

Sue said...

Hi hun
lovely to have you as our Guest Designer for this motn, what a gorgeous card you have created, beautiful colouring, fabulous design, have a lovely weekend, sue,x

Pat said...

I love house mouse and this cutie is perfect for Spring. You did such a great job on the coloring and giving it some bling. Love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Suzi said...

Hi Jane, sorry it's taken a while to get round everyone over at HM&F, lifes been a bit hectic over that past week. I love your card sweetie, the joy fold style, papers and that amazing image. So nice that we are both Gdt's for the month.
Suzi x

Poppet said...

Great looking card Jane, you have a cute, beautifully coloured image and the way you have finished the inside is wonderful.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is outstanding the fun fold and the delicate coloring on your sweet image! Thanks for joining our team this month! Go Meeces!