Monday, 23 February 2015

Chamomile Tea

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme is: Friends, chosen by Sue Kment - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Decoupage CD ROM.


My Papers are from Nitwit Collections and the sentiment is from a Paper Creator kit.  I have used a quite basic layout, I really don't think these gorgeous images need over designed backgrounds, I couldn't decide whether to centre the sentiment under the image or the whole card, on reflection I think it would have looked better in the centre of the card.


My only embellishments are some seam binding and a few gems.

Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:

House-Mouse Designs
Please check the challenge blog for full details.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CD Sunday Challenge - Everything stops for tea
Come and Get It Challenge - Layer It On
Quirky Crafts Challenge 4 - Our Best Friend
Allsorts Challenge Week 299 - The colour purple
DoubleClick Skittles Challenge 16 - Use Any Animal
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Animals
As You Like it Challenge 47 - Favourite CAS or Fussy & Why (Fussy because I love decoupage)
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 14 - Love is all Around + Option of anything goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Friends challenge.






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70 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Now those are all some good friends, even napping together after their tea. Lovely card, Pauline. Have a fun day.

Liselot said...

Such a sweet card Pauline! I love House Mouse and NitWit and you did a great job with this card.
Liselot

Pamellia Johnson said...

If I was two inches tall, I would totally snuggle up on top of a warm tea pot too!! Wonderful image Pauline and I love the soft purples! hugs :)

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Pauline lovely image and colour combo.
Hugs Julie xxx

Gina said...

Very nice colors and cute image you have used! Creative regards, Gina

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous pot of tea with the mousies....great decoupage and love how the steam is coming out of the tea pot....love the papers...[would love to know the name as love the colours].
xx

{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

KandA said...

Gorgous HM decoupage. The papers you used are so pretty and the bow sets it all off perfectly xx

Ali said...

Oooh we must be psychic - lol - I'm half way through cutting this image from a decoupage sheet - but oh my I'm finding it so fiddly and tbh I'm not that happy with my results so far it doesnt look very tidy :-(

Radhika said...

Lovely card :)

Beth Brovold said...

Awe they do look so content and peaceful!!! This image is gorgeous...your papers are the perfect compliment...beautifully embellished Pauline!! Hope you are well and have a most wonderful day!!
Take care,
Beth

Bunny said...

What a cute image. I love the colors you chose. They tie in so well with that beautiful bow. Great papers, too. I am the mouse that's chewing on the sugar.....sigh! Thank you for sharing with us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Lau W said...

Oh so cute image ! Very pretty card !
xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pauline, what a gorgeous card, the shades of lavender are beautiful and the image is so sweet, hugs Kate x

Desire Fourie said...

Too precious and pretty for words. Lol that tea definitely is having a soothing effect on those little critters.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kuni said...

Is is ao sweet Pauline, i love it, wonderful card.
Hugs
Kuni

Sue said...

Hi Pauline, love the soft colors and dainty papers you chose for this one.
That image is so sweet, lovely card.

Hugs
Sue

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so adorable and cute! Love the decoupage!

Wynn Walton said...

I love the layout Pauline and all your colours are really well coordinated. Cute image too. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Pauline. I did not enter as I thought the challenges were only for a week lol! Must now try and get a card done!!!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Heather said...

A beautiful card Pauline, a fabulous design and such pretty papers.......your bow is stunning!!

hugs
Heather xx

sue-b said...

What good company to have around for a cup of tea, adore these little chaps Pauline , fabulous card.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
sue-b DT x

Faith A said...

Gorgeous colours and love the "simple" layout, the seam binding bow is beautiful too.

Ira Huberts said...

Who wouldn't love to share a cuppa with your adorable little mice Pauline, your card looks fabulous! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Pauling & I love that big ribbon bow :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Donna Ellis said...

so sweet! I want to cuddle with them, Pauline! this is wonderful - just like all your cards - thanks for a smile today! xo

Céline said...

stunning, love the colors
hugs
céline

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, I still have this image in the form of an original sheet decoupage and can't bring myself to cut it...perhaps I should and frame it (and the others too!!) xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a delight, Pauline! You don't need any more embellies ~ it's perfect as it is!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

Dortesjs said...

wonderful card love house mouse this is endeed delight

Glennis said...

I love the colours you have used - so pretty

Lorraine A said...

adorable card Pauline :-) a cuppa with friends, what could be more perfect !! the whole design of this is so pretty :-)

luv
Lols x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Pauline this is so very beautiful.
Gr Karin

Diane Louise Janion said...

Beautiful card Pauline... I do love these little mice and the layout is good too, Hugs Diane x

Christine said...

Awesome Pauline another image I very nearly used, love this gorgeous colour combo, I'm like you always wanting to put the image centre, I bit the bullet on a couple of my cards & off centred them..lovely work.

smiles Christine x

Snoopy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Those papers are SO perfect for the image (which I think is perfect as it is ... off center). You've layered it all up so beautifully and kept the focus right where it should be ... on those adorable little mice.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Carol said...

This is stunning Pauline, love the colours, design and of course the cute image. I think the sentiment looks perfect where it is too. Carol x

Lorraine said...

Aww, how sweet! Love the cute image and pretty colours.
Lorraine x

Jacee said...

Very pretty Pauline, great image, so cute, lovely!
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image, beautiful papers and wonderful layout too.
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Pauline this is beautiful I love that wonderful image also those gorgeous papers, the colours, the bow and design are impeccable
hugs
lorraine x

Sue said...

This is lovely Pauline love that image and those gorgeous papers huggles Sue xx

Carol S. said...

The image is so adorable. Love the colours and the design. A beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ans Gilbert said...

Hi Pauline,
oooh I love the House Mouse image you used, gorgeous, also the papers and the ribbon, I think the sentiment looks great on that spot,
hugs Ans

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Pauline another stunning card I love the image and the colours and the design are wonderful. xx

Debs xx

{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

rachel said...

super cute make Pauline and I adore the colour - gorgeous xx

vickiscraft said...

Oh Pauline it's just beautiful, you know I love these little guys! ;) xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my gosh...I thought all this stuff came together!! What a great job to match up your papers and fun image! ♥ Sue K

Avril Ann said...

A very beautiful and calming card here, Pauline, hugs xxx

Melodie said...

Fabolous card with so wonderful colours.
Hugs
Melodie

Jocelyn said...

A fabulous image. I do love House Mouse. I love your bow with so many loops to it - really pretty.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I love the bow and gorgeous purple colour scheme. Such an adorable image too.
Rebecca.
x

meg said...

Love your card Pauline, these little mice are so cute,Beautiful papers they tone in so well with the decoupage, I like your sentiment where you have placed it.

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

Adorable card!!

be sure to visit our blog too
http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

Jessica Lynn

Beth said...

gorgeous papers to go along with that perfectly colored image and also love your design....beautiful card all the way around.

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely adorable and i so love the colour purple too, luv Sam x

Annette said...

Beautiful card Pauline. I love the sweet image.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Tiddly Inks
Without Words Challenge and
As You Like It Challenge.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so sweet! Such great soft color! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Lori Thomas said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT

Carol said...

As always one of your beautiful creations Pauline. Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

starcyl said...

Such a super image, love this card. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Jane Willis said...

Such a gorgeous card, and I think the papers you chose are perfect for the job
Jane

Christine said...

A beautiful creation Pauline, super image and the papers are perfect for the image. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this time.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I've been wanting this CD for a long time. However, I have a Mac and it only comes in PC format. Can you tell me the name of the image? Perhaps I can find it in a stamp of some kind. I've looked but haven't been successful. Just LOVE you CAS card.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

PS..I just found it...thanks!

Beth F. said...

This is such an ADORABLE card!
Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Animal Challenge!
Beth, GDT
Beth's Beauties

Anne-Marie Tilling said...

Beautiful card Pauline, love the colour, thanks for joining us at Gruffies & Guests, Anne-Marie DT x

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Love is all around” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

bumblebee creations said...

love the soft beautiful colors! Thanks for joining our challenge at Doubleclick Connections! GD-Rhonda

Vickie Y said...

What a sweet card! Love the image! Thank you for sharing with us at Gruffies and Guests Challenge.

Bad Kitty said...

very sweet card