Friday, 6 January 2012

New Beginnings

Afternoon All!
Today I'd like to share my latest card for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge which this week is to create something with the theme 'New'. I received this latest stamp for Christmas so had to ink up this 'newbie' in my House Mouse stash. With Christmas over and our thoughts turning to warmer weather you can't help but be like this little mouse and dream of sunnier climes so I think the thought of a 'new holiday or break away' might also fit the bill! I would also like to enter this card in Simon Says Stamp's 'New Something' challenge. Why not head over to both blogs and join in with the New Year fun!
Anyway, I coloured the image with Promarkers and layered him up on coloured mats cut with my Spellbinders bloom die. The aptly named papers are 'Travel Light' from We R Memory Keepers and I used gold Card Candy to highlight the corners and one of their fab oval sentiments. I also couldn't help adding a little bit of spotty yellow ribbon. I love this colour scheme for a change after what seems like an endless production line of festive red and green cards!
Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.
Best wishes
Karen x


  1. Love the fun, great colors and coloring. Super adorable HMF design. Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge for the NEW theme. Hope to see you playing along with us again next time! :)

  2. loving this house mouse card. they are so cute and the nice fresh colours you have used are great
    x catherine

  3. Gorgeous card Karen :-) the image is very cute ,, what a lovely present to receive !! :-) the colours and papers are fab too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Karen, what a delightful card. Colors are great and your coloring is awesome. Pretty papers and ribbon too. Nice to see something summery.... Thanks for joining us a the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Great take on the challenge.


  5. Oh how cute!! I love the matting that you have on the image. Such a cute image too!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  6. Boy this reminds me of the beaches of Hawaii! What a great Christmas present! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K