Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sugar and Spice


     I am sure you know by now that I love doing the House Mouse Challenges.  Since they are on for two weeks, I really don't have any excuse.  Well the challenge this time is called Sugar and Spice,and Everything Nice.  Let me tell you, I went over and over my selection of stamps and almost gave up.  I looked one more time and realized that I had a new stamp hiding on the corner of my table!  I just altered it a wee bit to fit my needs.

     The stamp I used is called Balanced Diet.  I created little labels for the bottles to say Sugar and Spice.  My designer paper is from the My Minds Eye, Vanity Fair collection.  The image was stamped with Versafine onyx black and embossed with clear detail powder.  It was then cut and layered with classic oval Nestabilities.  After coloring with Copic Markers, There is Crystal Lacquer on the bottles and they are sprinkled with a fine, fine glitter.  I added a pink crinkled ribbon and bow, with a Prima rose to embellish.

     My inside sentiment will read You Are So Nice!  I kept it simple.  It always makes me feel so good to finish a project that I wanted to give up on.

     I hope that wherever you are, that the weather is as pleasant for you as it is here in PA.  We expect our first dose of 70 degree weather tomorrow!

25 comments:

Olga said...

now that's being creative!!!! Awesome and you should win,

Patti J said...

That is so cute! So glad that you had a hidden treasure! You are so creative, making the labels for the bottles! Great card, Mary Anne - love it! Good luck on the challenge :) Hugs...

JD said...

Like the others said in a comment above me, That is such a creative idea...and is definitely thinking outside the box (Something that I am not good at...LOL) I really like all the details you did on this cute card. Very nicely done!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You always make me feel sooooooo good! Thanks a zillion!

Carol L said...

What a brilliant idea to add those labels on the jars, making this a perfect card for the challenge! I gasped when I saw this cute card, I really did!! I hope you win!!

Betty Benton said...

We bow down to you, oh creative one!! Excellent job on the challenge -- sweet as can be!

Jennifer said...

Oh how wonderful! I love your creative labels and you've perfectly fit this stamp with the "Sugar and Spice" challenge. What a wonderful card so beautifully colored and embellished.

Thank you for joining in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.

Cheers!
Jennifer

Becky said...

70 degrees??!!! I am coming to your house :).
Awesome card, love house mouse, they are so cute

downrightcrafty said...

Totally stunning image colouring and love the glistening bottle, such a pretty card, thank you for joining us and sharing your lovely work with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge for our Sugar and Spice and all things nice challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy on offer if you are interested :)

Rica said...

An adorable card Mary Anne - your image is such fun and beautifully colour. Your design and coloures are perfect!!

So happy you could joined us with House Mouse and Friends challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a cute, cute card and loving the crystal on the bottles, perfect touch. You do the best House Mouse cards.

Holly said...

This is just so darling Mary Anne! I love how creative you were to add the labels to suit the challenge - and it adds a whole new sweetness to the image! The glossy accents on the bottles is wonderfully done.

Natascha said...

Cute card and image. Love your design. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge this time.

Hugs, Natascha

Sue said...

Well look at you, you clever girl. Love how you labeled the bottles and the glossy accents is perfect and makes them really look like glass. Beautiful papers and embellishments. Your color work is awesome.
Thanks for your loyal contributions to our House Mouse and Friends Monday challenges, they are always so beautiful and always look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Hugs
Sue

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a super precious creation my friend! Love how you altered it to make it work! Creative genius I tell ya!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so creative...love how you changed up this stamp to fit the challenge...Cool! Thanks for shairng with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is just adorable, I can just see those two little ones playing on the counter(not mine though). I love,love that ribbon.

*Vicki* said...

Oh you are such a clever lady!!! I adore this and your coloring is awesome!! Perfect take on the challenge!! ;) Thanks for playing along with us over at House Mouse & Friends! Hope you will join us again and good luck!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Janice M said...

Oh Adorable Mary Anne! I never saw this one before. Love the glossy accents you added. Sorry I have been MIA, had the chance to go Vegas for a week with my sister and I took it! I was busy getting ready and now playing catch up now that I'm back. I sure enjoyed that 70 degree day and sounds like the mid to high 60's for next week too!

Gail said...

Oh perfect!

Payne Holler Cards said...

ok! now this HAS to be the winner! very clever to change the labels...i chuckled because that's how much I'm missing sugar..would someone just force some chocolate on me LOL
hugs GF! we have daffodils in bloom down here (-:

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine said...

Hi Mary Anne what a clever take on the chall theme...fab fun image great colours.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time.

smiles Christine x

America said...

Hi MaryAnne. Totally Fun and gorgeous colors. Fab image and take on the *Sugar & Spice* theme. Love the crystal lacquer for the bottles. Brilliant. Thanks again for joining us at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck! We look forward to seeing more of your lovely work! :)

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, awesome colouring,pretty papers & embelies, lovely design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x