Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Bright and Beautiful!

mouse: E40, E41, E42, R20
cup: B60, B63, BV23
flowers: R81, R88, R85, RV29
Y13, Y15, Y17, G12, G14, G17

Now when I read that Lisa Jane had chosen bright and cheery as the theme for our challenge on the Oldie but a Goodie blog, the song "All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small" started playing in my head! I've had this cute mouse in a teacup stamp from Stampavie for almost a year, and this is the first time I've inked it up and made a card. After colouring with Copics I cut out the image and added an embossed line around the edge with the aid of a ball tool and a square Nestie. The papers are from the Little Miss Daisy digi collection over at Cuddly Buddly and I drew a white line around the edges with a pen then pricked faux stitches. To embellish I've punched 3 little Martha Stewart butterflies from bright pink card stock then added lavender organza ribbon and pearls from my stash.

For this challenge we are being sponsored by Shopbron, but please remember if you are going to join in with the Oldie but a Goodie blog challenge you have to use a STAMPED IMAGE (sorry no digis) and it must be at least 6 months since the stamp came onto the craft market.

Just one challenge I found to link up my card - over on the Top Tip Tuesday blog it's anything goes! No new tips this time around. But, just in case you want to know again - my faux stitches are made by drawing on a white line with a gel pen then adding pricked stitches. And, when cutting out a rectangular or square image give it the Nestie look by using a ball tool and any size of square or rectangular Nestie to give you the edge by moving your image around the frame until you have embossed all around.

Hey I found another challenge on the Stamping Vacation challenge site - animal applause runs until 15 January and you must include something with an antennae .. .. hope my little ladybug will count!


  1. This is gorgeous Annie, your colouring is beautiful. Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugs, Carissa

  2. Your title had me singing away "all this bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small" lol.. its a nice sunny day here but blinking cold. Great card Annie, coloured beautifully.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  3. Hello your card is wonderful.
    Hugs Karla

  4. This is soooo adorable Annie!

  5. Gorgeous card Annie, really pretty colours
    Hugz fleur xXx

  6. love the pretty colours in this card Annie - its delightful and i love that cup teacup image
    Lisa ;)

  7. another lovely card Annie, so cute

  8. Gorgeous card Annie,love the cute little image,Hugs Debbie x

  9. beuatiful card annie I love the bright colors
    hugs Lia

  10. This is so sweet - one of my favourite hymns too.

  11. This just made me chuckle & I love that little ladybird. The ribbon contrasts beautifully & I do like those oblong pearls you have used for the butterfly bodies. That ball tool with nestie technique is so effective & I'd not thought of doing the stitiching that way round - it always looks messy when I've done it the other way round - pricking then drawing the lines...... aha.......LIGHT BULB thanks to you.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Really gorgeous and love the image and colours. So cheerful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. gorgeous card and image Annie and love the butterfly paper
    love n hugs

  14. What an adorable image Annie, how could you be so cruel as to keep it hidden in your stash for so long uninked and lonely ? LOL

    Such a pretty card and I love the faux stitching.


  15. What a cute mouse image! Love the colors and papers, great card!

  16. This is definitely bright and beautiful Annie. I love the colours and the image is so sweet.

    Kat x

  17. Ubersweet, Annie. Love your papers and soft but bright tones! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  18. Love your gorgeous card Annie.

  19. Hi Annie nice to see you crafting, hope your feeling better!
    your card is mega cute, so pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge!
    hope you continue to play throughout the year too!

    hugs Samantha :0)

  20. What a pretty card Annie. Love the colours and the image - in fact the whole card.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

  21. Wow, how sweet is this little darling? Gorgeous image and fab papers too :)

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' challenge :)

    Carol x


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