Saturday, 8 January 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Tons of Texture

It's my turn to set the theme of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, which is:

'Tons of Texture'

I love to make my cards look tactile, with Cuttlebug embossing, distressed edges, ribbons, buttons, pearls, gems, flowers, glitter and lace...and I've managed to cram most of those on this card!

The adorable image is a House Mouse stamp called 'Birthday Cupcake', which I coloured with watercolour pencils, before giving the icing a generous coating of 'Crystal' Stickles (available here at the Secret Crafter). The papers are a mixture of My Mind's Eye (from the freebie 'Quite Contrary' pad) and Heidi Grace. I used my Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday' folder on one of the plainer papers...sanding the raised areas to let the white core show through. I distressed all of the edges, and then added some faux stitching with my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. I added some paper flowers, in place of a sentiment...threading some organza ribbon through a button (from this Woodware pack at the Secret Crafter) for the centre. For some finishing touches I added a few adhesive pearls (available here at the Secret Crafter) and a simple bow.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous cards by my lovely Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge DT buddies.


nessy said...

gorgeous card ~love that cute image and such delicate colours ~perfect!
vanessa xx

Dora said...

Wow this is fabulous, love the stamp, so cute xxx

~ Samantha B ~ said...

That's a fab card! I love those cheeky little mice... :)
Sparkly Moo x

Curlybear said...

Wow I love this card, those mice are fabulous and the colours, I love pink and blue together, stunning,

Have a great weekend ,
Hugs Bridget :)x

Dazie said...

hehehe I love this image and have just used it myself on a card, I love colouring them too!

Great card lovely layout and I adore the colours!

Anonymous said...

another fabby card hunny! love all the embossing your awesome with embossing! Samantha :0)

Claire x said...

This is a fab card, full of so much texture - great colour scheme too. Hugs, Claire x

downrightcrafty said...

stunning card but then I am a little partial to these adorable little critters (oh OK I love them) gorgeous everything about it so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

carol said...

super card, image is a cute one, thanks for playing along with our challenge this week, x carol

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty - love the blue/pink combo.

Thanks for a great challenge.

Hugs jane x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, that stamp is fab! Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie this week and good luck
Claire xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh I just love this stamp and thanks for joining crafty catz

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Helen!

Fabulous card hun!, just stumbled across your blog and you have such beautiful creations :o)

Look forward to seeing more! (i'm now a follower)

Hugs Vicky xx

Sarah said...

This is really sweet Helen! How cute is that image?! I love all the embossing.
Sarah xx :0)

Katie said...

Adorable image and I love all the texture!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Pauline C said...

Awww that's so sweet - adorable house mouse image and fab texture :-)
pauline x

Tammy said...

This is adorable! I love the colors and textures! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Carolina said...

Super cute card and very pretty. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week

Mel X said...

Hiya Helen, Hope you're well. Fabulous card hun, love the HM image.

Mel X

cgl1539 said...

Congrats on your win on Crafty Catz!