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Monday, October 15, 2012

Nothing Says It Better Than Chocolate

YAY!!! I made another card! Even better... I didn't have to read any directions this time! LOL -- AND... I used my little Janome Sew Mini again!

Happiness is found in the little things in life, like having some control over one's hands, and being able to sit up without support.

I was especially inspired this week by the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog.

It is all about ATC Turnabouts. An ATC Turnabout is taking your finished ATC and placing it on a card.

The ATC was created using the House Mouse "Chocolate Delight" image. It was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and the solvent blender marker also by Prismacolor.

My card is also detailed using the Unscripted Sketches Challenge #180 Sketch.

All the Challenge links to which this card is submitted are shown below.

Here is a close-up of the Green Nugget Glitter. The base of the card is done in ivory CS. One-half inch double sided Tear-ific Tape was applied to the far right edge. The protective layer was then pulled off, exposing the ultra stickiness. Next the the sewn together background pieces were adhered, carefully lining up the punched border with the Tear-ific tape.

After the base layer was attached, the glitter was spooned on, and burnished. I like using wax paper for burnishing, unlike naked fingers, because it slides right over intricately-cut borders and die cuts.

My fingers dropped the ATC when applying it to the background, making it crooked. I tried masking that problem with hand-made flowers in the bottom left corner. LOL

Challenges this card is submitted to are:

Products used in this project include:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Green Nugget Glitter G1065
1/2" Tear-ific Tape by SNS
Chocolate Delight with Maxwell, Amanda, Mudpie (HMJR1069)
Long Classic Rectangles S4-142 by Spellbinders
Carnation Creations S5-049 by SB
Rose Creations S5-050 by SB
Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn designs
Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Prismacolor Pencils
DCWV Latte matstack
Stampin' Up! corner notch punch
Martha Stewart Lace Flowers punch

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy a beautiful week!


Gail said...

That's so cute!
Thanks for popping by/ I just love these House Mouses! (MIce doesn't sound as good!)

Tracy said...

I adore your House Mouse creation, love your blog and thank you for becoming a follower. I have followed you too and looking forward to seeing more great creations.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

Marie said...

Wonderful stunning card. It's totally adorable! Thanks for your lovely comment.
Love n hugs

Andria said...

Aww this card has made me smile, it's gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.


Fluffles said...

What a delightful image and card. Beautiful colour scheme & thank you so much for the lovely comments you left for me, Jx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

So beautiful Donna ! Love the cute mice eating chocolate and your coloring is fabulous ! Also adore the flowers & flourish. This makes me smile again ! Hope your day is going well, Shirleyxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

So, so cute! What an adorable little image - colored so well. Love all the dots and circles and you've even incorporated the sewing machine! You definitely are on a roll Donna!! Congrats!

Frea said...

Hi Donna, thanks for visiting my blog. Love your card, Penny Black makes such sweet stamps! Hugs Frea

NanaConnie said...

Love that House Mouse stamp, Donna! Too cute. This is a fabulous card, and I think it should have been a candy bar wrap. Then you could send it to me and I've love it even more, as I munched the chocolate. :-D Hugs, my friend.

Chana said...

Great project! Nicely composed, beautifully colored and artfully embellished! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Eclecticellapu!

Donna Hanley said...

Lovely card. You can't go wrong with purple and green. This image is adorable and you did a wonderful coloring job with it. I really like the sparkle and flowers. Your stitching is very nice (I don't have enough nerve to try it). I don't think anyone, including myself, would have noticed that your image was not completely straight. You did a great job of hiding what you think was a boo boo. I still can't see a problem with it. Enjoy your week.

E. Marie said...

What a precious card. Such a cute image and I love your flourishes and flowers. Now I need some chocolate!!

Sue said...

Extra sweet card with all that chocolate. Sentiment is perfect. Love the colors you chose too. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Berni Cuttino said...

Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

creativearts said...

Oh my, Donna! Such a beautiful card! Your coloring is superb and all of the embellies are so neat. I'm so gladd your hands and back are working better as everyone loves your creativity and you do such a great job! I also love the idea of using wax paper to burnish. Take care.

SmilynStef said...

What a creative use of the sketch ... love those flourishes ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Dawn said...

Hi Donna, Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love that adorable image and the colourful background you have created (though I am now craving a chocolate truffle...) Your design looks amazing - beautiful papers, flowers and glittery border. Thanks for another great tip! and thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Dawn

Barbara Bruder said...

What a "sweet" card. I love all the different textures of card stock design you used. Your handmade flowers are really pretty and really look great with your swirly leaves!! You should have saved this card til Saturday, it's Sweetest Day and it would have been perfect for that celebration.

Sue from Oregon said...

Funny how those little crafting accidents adds the perfect touch to the card-totally unintentionally! Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful use of the sketch lovely Autumnal colours and a great image on your ATC, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Colleen said...

Wicked sweet! Those chocolates look yummy. Thanks for playing along at Rogue Redhead Design :)

Larissa said...

Great card! Love the very cute image.


Anne Temple said...

Fabulous! It makes me smile too.

Adriana Benitez said...

Adorable ATC and of course the finished card is wonderful, too. Thanks for including us in your project and joining us at Unscripted Sketches!

Terry said...

I totally agree, well maybe potato chips! Love this adorable House Mouse card. Those are some of my favorites! Enjoy the day!

Brenda said...

Another gorgeous creation!!! Love all the texture and layers. It made me smile.

Sandie said...

Such an adorable card...I love those mice,they are so cute.Love the layout and your colour choice too.

Thank you for joining us at Craftymess

Sandie :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really beautiful card, love chocolate too!Those mice are really cute and beautifully colored!

April said...

This is so cute! What a wonderful layout!

Plastic Card said...
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Angela said...

These House Mouse images always make me smile. Fab colours and colouring.
Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.


Geri said...

Wowzers! I think I just spent an hour admiring your card! Each detail is so well planned and orchestrated. Fabulous composition and coloring. Thanks for choosing our Unscripted Sketch to showcase your creative talent!

Shirley said...

It's beautiful, Donna! If I lived closer I would be over for lessons. I love those cute mice and that flower is just gorgeous too!

anita01 said...

Hai Donna,

Och wat een heerlijke muisjes...ook ik heb even bij je genoten hoor, schitterend blog en smaakvol zijn je kaartjes.

Warme Groetjes uit Holland,

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity.
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow awesome card, love it, fab image and detail, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

craftyeyes said...

so cute thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card , love the coloring,image,embellishments ...well everything :) Thanks for the nice comment on my blog :) the stamp info you want is One mouse band HMJR1080

Basement Stamper said...

Cute image and love the blooms you used to frame the image.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Donna :-) such a cute image and the colours and details are all gorgeous :-)

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

Christine said...

Love your fun take on the ATC turn around chall.. lovely colour combo & design those colours really work well together..

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this time..come back Mon. for a surprise..

smiles Christine x

Stampsnob said...

Love the house mouse. The card is gorgeous so much to look at , even if I don't like chocolate...........Lis

Shannon White said...

Goodness, I need to check in more often! lol 8-) You have been one busy crafting Lady Miss Donna! 8-) ANd this card just makes me smile from ear to ear! I LOVE our Sweet House Mouses and super layout too! just Wonderful coloring and such lovely dp's too! 8-)


Anita Scroggins said...

How cute! I love House Mouse stamps,, I collect them. I don't actually stamp with them,, I just collect them! I have shelves of them in my studio. Your card is super cute!

Anonymous said...

Donna, your coloring is so gorgeous!!

Shirley said...

You really have been busy. What a really cute and pretty card at the same time. Love those mice!


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