Sunday, 8 March 2009

Henry mouse does a combo!

So many challenges, so little time!! Next weekend it's my husband's birthday, so as I've got a lot on next week I thought I'd better get on the case with his card. it also meant I felt the need to try to be creative with no flowers and (possibly) no ribbon - eek!!

This is what I came up with - as usual I looked around for some challenge inspiration, and have done my best to incorporate the following:
I'm actually really pleased with how this card turned out as for once I've managed to make card that's not at all girly! The man himself is under strict instructions not to look on here before next weekend (not that he does anyway, methinks!) so I really hope he's going to like it!


Recipe:
Main image: WOJ Henry mouse, coloured with watercolour pencils, Cosmic Shimmers & Twinkling H2O's, and decorated with blue peewee glitter.
Sentiments: PB "Salutations" & "Critter Party" (front) and "Every Which Way" (inside) transparent sets.
Papers: mostly BG Boxer - don't know what the backgound one is!
Wooden hearts: East of India (from John Lewis)
Swirls: Spellbinders Shapeabilities.

Just off now to get a shower and then tackle a mountain of housework ... I may be sometime, lol - but hope to catch up on some blog hopping later or tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a good weekend, and don't forget to check out my blog candy :-)

26 comments:

  1. Goregous card, great layout & colours.Denise x

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  2. gorgeous card Pauline..you've done great not suing any ribbon and flowers..lollove the image and the colour combo
    good luck with challenge xx hugs clare x

    leave the house work..crafting is more important..lol
    happy birthday to hubby for nextweek xx

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  3. And what a combo! This is fabulous Pauline, love the delish colours and papers and such fab details too. x

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  4. this is beautiful - i adore your colouring and distressing - thank you for joing us on abc this week x

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  5. Brilliant male card Pauline. The sentiment on the inside is superb. I really love the ripped paper and Henry mouse looks fab with a blue cupcake.
    Sharon xx

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  6. I really love your interpretation, the image is so cute and whole card comes together beautifully.

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  7. Gorgeous card, I love that image.
    Julie x

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  8. Oh wow hun this is gorgeous, and 5 challenges ~ well done you !!
    Love Henry ~ he's so cute and you've coloured him beautifully ~ love it,
    Hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  9. Well done Pauline love this cutee card.

    Christine xx

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  10. gorgeous card
    hugs rozzy xx

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  11. Another fantastic card i love the colour and the cute mouse - gorgeous card
    love tasha xx

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  12. Fabulous card, Pauline!!!
    I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
    Marvellous look!
    You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
    Thanks for your participation FS.
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs, Mumur

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  13. Great card dear such stunning coloursand colouring just love what you have done with Henry, OH will love this one
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  14. Beautiful card!! I like that mouse stamp too!
    Alice

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  15. great card, how good you are at combining that many challenges the best ive managed is 3 lol.
    xxx

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  16. Wow, thats a cute Work!

    I have something in my Blog for You hun!

    Domi

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  17. beautiful card, the papers you used are gorgeous and I love how you coloured the cute mouse!
    Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great evening, hugs Debx

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  18. Wonderful card Pauline, can't believe how many challenges you've been able to combine!
    Thanks for joining us at FS LOL!!!
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  19. wow, this is gorgeous Pauline, I love it!!!! Well done on the combo!
    -x-

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  20. Just lovely - great choice of colour

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  21. Pauline this is gorgeous love that little Henry and the papers too. luv gina xx

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    Alanna

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  23. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Alanna

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  24. wow so a cute card :-) very nice!!! lg renate

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  25. love this card the mouse is very cute and the colours and papers look fab, great design!!!
    Tracy x

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    Joan

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x