Saturday, 2 July 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Here Comes Summer

Please scroll down for my Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT post


This week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, it's Bridget's turn to choose the theme, which is:

'Here comes summer'
(We'd like to see something that reminds you of summer on your project)

Strawberries are like summer in a bowl to I chose to use this cute House Mouse image that was sent to me in a swap (sorry I don't know the name of the stamp), which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The paper is from the 'Hello Luscious' pad by BasicGrey, and as it's so busy, I just used one sheet, distressing the edges and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The big bow is tied using seambinding ribbon.

Here's a different view:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.


downrightcrafty said...

oh now you know I adore these little critters and wow if they delivered those strawberries to me I could finish them off all to easily, gorgeous card, and enjoy your weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Francesca said...

Absolutely adorable card , I love those cute mice


Sue said...

Love this mice hauling strawberries away image! Your coloring is awesome. The papers and the red bow are wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

super sweet card - and those strawberries too!

hugs Jane x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kat said...

Great card Helen, these strawberries look yummy.

Kat xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card love the image so nicely coloured and those strawberries look good enough to eat!:) Sandra H

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful colouring of those sweet little mice
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

America said...

Adorable HM&F image and colors. Great take on our SUMMER theme! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next time too! :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, I love this HM stamp (I have it too!). Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh I adore this image and I love how you've coloured it so softly too :)

NGCARDS said...

A lovely summery card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Summer theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Rica said...

This is absolutely stunning Helen!!
Your colouring is fantabulous, your paper choice perfect and I love that beautiful bow.

So glad you could join us at both Basic Grey and House Mouse & Friends,
Heather xx

ahlers5 said...

This is so lovely. Gorgeous bow. thanks for joining us at Wags 'n whiskers.

Christine said...

Hi Helen defo Summer theme here great cute image fab colours great take on the Summer theme..

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this image is sooo cute and i love those papers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Summer challenge
Lisa x

Sue from Oregon said... the scalloped edging! I had to go buy me some summer strawberries today! Yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

Curlybear said...

Oh wow Helen this is gorgeous I love the HM critters and you have coloured this perfectly,

have a lovely week,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Helen, Great Card and just right for us on MAWTT this week with our Summer themed challenge, Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

shell said...

Hi Helen how cute is this little beauty, i love the big bow, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Helen - love the image and paper mix and your bow is lush!! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenges this time around! Juliexx

Angélique said...

Very lovely card! I sooooooooo love your image of those mice!
Thanks for "stitching" with us at BasicGrey Challenges :)

Angélique DT