Saturday, 21 January 2012

Take it Easy....

Afternoon folks from a rather grey and dull Hampshire. 
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
I ditched the housework this morning in favour of finishing off a card I started in the week for the Black & White only challenge over at House Mouse & Friends. Sounded simples right.....Oooohhh how wrong can you be, this was much tougher than I thought.!! First the temptation to colour the mouse was quite difficult - he still seems a bit 'naked' but I'm getting used to it. Then I didn't realise how many different variations of black papers there are when you get them together. Got my act together and then found my small white flower collection seems to have disappeared so I ended up cutting my own flower centres with nesties carnation dies! Finally got to taking the pictures and the camera wanted to use the flash and got stroppy and added a pink tinge to things when I turned the flash off!!! Anyway, here is the finished result:

I got there in the end!!
Thanks for looking today and enjoy the rest of the weekend!! 
I'd also like to enter:
Pixie Cottage - Embossing (Swiss dots folder)
2 sisters - Embossing (Swiss dots folder)
Stamptacular Sunday - texture (embossing and flowers)
& Joanna Sheen Challenge - Celebrations 


  1. Hi Paddington! Oh what a FUN House-Mouse card in Black and White. Love that super CUTE image with the fun sentiment! A Lovely Black and White take! Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog. Good Luck and hope you'll come back to play again next week for the Blog-Hop! :)

  2. Wow I love this black and white clean colour scheme. Those flowers and pearls really makes it pop and that embossing is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  3. Such a lovely card. The black and white combo is lovely and the House Mouse is sooo cute.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

  4. Take it Easy for sure! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! You made a great B & W creation! Sue K

  5. Gorgeous card Jacky :-) such a cute image and the layout and embellies are fab :-)

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

  6. This is adorable - I love the design, gorgeous details and I love the cutte image - chilling!!! Fabulous sentiment - they are sleeping or eating those Mousies!!!

    Thanks so much for joining the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge
    Heather xx

  7. gorgeous design on this lovely card and love the image with the sentiment just perfect, thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  8. Fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.

  9. Hi ya
    aww adorable card, he certainly is relaxed, fab design,, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x

  10. How cute is this? Love your image and details. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  11. Love the Black and White! Really Adorable! Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage!!

    Many Blessings,

  12. Great work on the black and white combo. This card is really adorable.

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  13. Wow this is beautiful, thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Celebrations challenge. hugs Teresa xx

  14. LOL Now he sure is enjoying his nap. So very cute. Thanks for joining us this week at House Mouse and Friends Blog challenge.

  15. Wow Jacky you got this chall spot on great take on the BW chall theme

    Thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall this wk..come back Mon. for our New Year blog hop..

    smiles Christine x

  16. A cute creation. Thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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