Happy Saturday!

Hi, Heather here again. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend so far. It’s a bright sunny day here in Eastern Washington. It’s really warming up and everywhere you look you see water dripping off the eaves, trees, etc. As I’m writing this, I just looked out the living room window to see mama deer, her baby, and a friend walking by just in front of the treeline. They’re probably looking for moss and lichens to nibble off downed tree branches. How nice to live where you can see wildlife right out your front windows!

I got inspired last night and stayed up late making another card. CPS is celebrating their 5th Anniversary by releasing 15 sketch challenges over 3 weeks with a total of 8 prizes and a grand prize for those who make cards for all 15 sketches! http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/  I’d love to try to make all 15 but we’ll see how far I get. This card features the sketch #166: 

I am so happy with this card! I really feel it represents my very best work at this point. The adorable mouse is a House Mouse ”Fish Bowl” stamp. The sentiment is a free digi from  http://www.birdscards.com/?p=2105 The red polka dot paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I made good use of my Spellbinders round dies to cut windows through all those layers. I made the frame around the stamped image with a ruler and craft knife. I think there’s a punch that can make corners similar to that. It would have come in handy!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card into:

”CPS Anniversary Day 2, Sketch #166”: http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/01/cps-5th-anniversary-day-2-with-linda.html

”House Mouse Love”: http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/

Red and Pink with a Ribbon”: http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges

”Hugs and Kisses”: http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/

”Valentines”: http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/

”Red Hot”: http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/

”Cute and Cuddly”: http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-97-cute-cuddly.html

”The One I Love”: http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

”Love is in the Air”: http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-20love-is-in-air.html

”Have a heart”: http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/have-heart.html (I used a doily, ribbon, and the stamp which are all several years old)

”Anything Goes”: http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/

”Valentines Day/ Love”: http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/

”Love”: http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/fbc-81-feb-prize-challenge.html

”Romantic”: http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/

”Pink, Red, Heart”: http://diecutdreams.blogspot.com/

”Favourite Things”: http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-125-favourite-things-lou.html (gems)

”I Heart You”: http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/

”To the One I Love”: http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-59-to-one-i-love.html

”Diamonds and/or Pearls”: http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ (I prefer sparkly, sparkly diamonds over pearls!)

”Polka Dots”: http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-55-polka-dots.html

”Anything Goes”: http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/

”Animal Antics”: http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/

”Love is in the Air”: http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

”Love is in the Air”: http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.com/

”Love is in the Air”: http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

”Use Pink”: http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/

”Use any red”: http://www.palspaperarts.com/

”Red, Pink, White”: http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

”Valentine”: http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/monthly-challenge-of-feb-valentine.html

”Valentines”: http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/

”Love”: http://ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/

One last thing, I’ve obviously been all over the web finding and entering challenges and getting really inspired by other crafter’s creations. I ran across a really good giveaway ($60 worth of goodies!) at http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.com/2012/01/huge-giveaway.html In addition, Sharon at The Night Owl Crafter is having an amazing blog candy giveaway at http://smscrapperdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway.html Be sure to watch her video to see how to win! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck to you too if you enter!



43 thoughts on “Happy Saturday!

  1. this is one of those images that some could struggle to use, but love how you have interpreted it and used the aperture to focus on the unusual pair, hope you enjoyed the hop and good luck in the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Hi,
    This is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable House Mouse image, the dps, the colour scheme is scrumptious. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  3. Beautiful card, just luv the house mouse image. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Poodles Parlour.
    Good Luck Cheers Sue N x

  4. Hi ya
    aww this is totally adorable, luv how you have framed this gorgeous image, beautiful design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x

  5. This is adorable Heather! I love the window you have created and the image is so cute!

    Thanks for joining us for our Favourite Things challenge at Pollycraft!


  6. Gorgeous card! Love this stamp, one of my favs. Beautiful coloring on this image, and
    it makes a wonderful Valentine. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop. Nicely done.


  7. How sweet is this! What a great image. Love the layout for your card. Works great.
    Thanks for playing in our “LOVE” challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.

    🙂 Gale

  8. Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  9. Gorgeous card love your design and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  10. What a cute House Mouse Image… I love it!! And so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us on Joanna Sheen’s “Love is in the air” challenge this month.
    Sandra x

  11. How cute is this? I love the details of your card, great colouring and cute corners. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  12. Beautiful card. Great idea with “window”. Adorable image and lovely doily details.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “The One I Love” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

    Wow!! Fantastic bunch of challenges )))

  13. Such a cute card. Love your layout and this cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and our Blog Hop. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  14. Oh, what a cute little mouse and fish, cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Would love to make this card. Good Job!!! Edie

  15. Wow beautiful card, I just love house mouse but I haven’t seen this image before so cute and I love the soft colouring, papers and the aperture idea, stunning. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week 🙂 Kezzy x

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