Monday, November 7, 2011

House Mouse Challenge # 108 Give Thanks


     If you take a little side trip over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, you will see some amazing works.  With it being November and with Thanksgiving coming, I thought all of the cards would take on that theme.  I was wrong.  The design Team went in all kinds of thankful directions!

     I too went in a different direction.  I started with a base of Pure Luxury card stock in Onyx Black.  My designer paper is a real oldie from Frances Meyers.  It's been around for so long, that it is a sheet of 81/2x 11.  Have not bought that size in years!  My house Mouse stamp is called "Dragonfly-ing".  The circle sentiment is from Unity.  I stamped it with Versafine ink and sprinkled it with Clear Detail EP.  Coloring was done with Copics, and sponging is with VersaMagic ink.  The glittery gem flowers are from Jolee's, and the pearl swirls were a gift from a friend for my last birthday.  They are made by Zva Creative.  The dragonfly has Stickles on his wing, but it is not showing today.  My inside saying is "you raise me up".

     Thanks for stopping around.  Sounds like our temperatures are going to be a bit milder this week, here in PA.  Still have a wee bit of yard work to complete before winter.  Please, no more surprise snow storms for a little while!

18 comments:

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Mary Anne! Love the soft color palette you chose, and the pearls are such a perfect embellishment. Thanks for joining the challenge at House Mouse & Friends.
NanaConnie GDT HM&F

Stamping Susi said...

This one is so cute! I love the way, how your coloring and the clours of the card go together. Looks great.

The Other Patti Sue said...

How precious! Love that sweet image and super dooper cute card!

America said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great pearl embellies. Perfect sentiment!! Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck on the draw and we hope to see you playing again next time! :)

Olga said...

you do these mice so darn good!!!!! Love the card and the swirly pearls!!!!

Betty Benton said...

Friends give each other a lift when they need one! Love your little "thankful" mouses!

Sue said...

Hi Mary Anne, this is adorable. Love the pastel colors and the awesome coloring of the stamped image. Love the background paper and embellishments too. Thanks for joining us again for our challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday. Always fun to see what you come up with!

Hugs
Sue

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your House Mouse cards are so wonderful!!!! Love the pearls, flowers and paper. Gorgeous!!!

Sue W said...

So cute Mary Anne......love when you use mice!!!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Way too cute I love when you use your house mouse stamps.

Patti P. said...

Yeah, House Mouse! I love this image, doesn't that look like fun? Your Pearl fourishes are the perfect touch, gives it a sense of movement. Loving these beautiful mild Fall days, we worked in the yard yesterday and hope to again today! Enjoy your week.
Patti

Patti J said...

Awww....this is mouse-dorable!!! Love it! And those little pearls finish it off so beautifully! Great job!

scrapperjulia said...

This is one of my favorite House Mouse stamps and I love how you have used it! Love the flower patterned paper and the pink pearls! Thanks for joining us at The House Mouse and Friends Challenge!
Julia-Guest DT

Janice M said...

Too cute!! Love the pearl flourishes you added. The weather has been gorgeous this week! Still have lots of leaves to rake yet though so hope it stays nice out!

Sandy said...

This is so cute! I love your colors and the pearl flourishes. CUTE!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne :-) such a cute image and the colours and design are fab, I love the pearl swirls and sentiment, beautiful :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Christine said...

Aww what a great take on the chall theme..lovely cute image such pretty design paper & those gems & pearls are beautiful.

thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great card! Love the colors...that paper is still great after all this time! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. ♥ Sue Kment