Monday, 2 August 2010

House Mouse and Gingham

I have just joined the Design Team over at Die Cut Dreams, and what a wonderful bunch of girls they are, so welcoming and a bit naughty too. If you pop on over you'll also meet the rest of the new teamies and the present team members too, (nearly said the old teamies, wouldn't have gone down well would it)
This weeks challenge is to use "Gingham", use anything you wish , any colour you wish as long as your creation has Gingham on it somewhere. And I have used my favourites House Mouse, I do adore these mice, although I only have one little stamp, but I have done swaps and I won a blog hop on the House Mouse challenge site which gave me a lot of stamped images of House Mouse too. I am so glad Joanna Sheen has started to sell the um-mounted ones which are cheaper, so when i can afford it i'll be visiting Joanna for some of these little beauties.

This is also for:-

Simon Says Stamp - Going All Dotty

Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 27 - "Going To The Movies" (I have done "Chocolat", year 2000 starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp)

Creative Inspirations Wednesdays - challenge # 721 - Animals

By The Cute And Girly - August Challenge - Animal Antics


Stamps - House Mouse, Ticket by Bizzy becs,

Papers - Pick 'n' mix box,

Colouring Mediums - H20's, Distress Inks,

Tools - Cuttlebug, swiss dot folder, corner punch,

Embellishments - Ribbon, gems, brads, flowers, stickles all from stash

Never say "I Dare You" to my husband as that is what my daughter said to him yesterday, we were in the car having a laugh and a joke and he said he might get a tattoo, he only has the word "TOMO" on the top of his arm which his mate did 25 years ago, he hasn't any others. We got onto the subject somehow, so Jodie said you daredn't, you'll cry and started laughing.
Next thing he's pulled up outside the tattooist, got out of the car and went in. 1 Hour later this is how he came out. He chose a lion as anybody who knows me will know my youngest Bobby, (4 yr old) is absolutely mad on lions. He also had his name put underneath.
Now my other two kids are asking him when he's having one for them with their names on. He never batted an eyelid and just said "when we can afford it", I was totally flabbergasted, I couldn't believe it, I thought he would have come out of the tatooist and said "oh they couldn't fit me in" Lol!!!!!
Now remember this was only done yesterday, so there is quite a bit of redness and scabbing, but in 3 weeks time if he thinks it needs it and his skin has calmed down he can have it touched up with some more highlighting and shading, but only if it needs it.

Hope you all have a good week and thank you for calling by my little paradise

Happy crafting

Tracy x


Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hun, and many congrats on your DT appointment! Love how you have coloured the image and that gingham is fab. Have to say that your husband is barmy LOL! Hugs, Sxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and gingham never goes wrong does it. Fabulous card. John is crackers - wonder what he would do if one of the kids dared him to do a bungy jump? Lol.
Fiona x

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, that wee mouse sure is cute and those choccies look so tempting. Beautiful gingham, ribbon and floral detail. So happy to have you on our team and I will have less of the oldies rofl.
Nicola -x-

Pamela said...

Great card Tracy, love House Mouse.

Pamela x

pinky said...

Tracy gorgeous card, excellent showcase for your first one as part of that dt. I got my first set of housemouse from JS this week, but haven't had time to use them yet!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Tracy and congratulations on your new DT spot too.
The bit about your hubby made me laugh and you probably won't be saying I dare you again after this though the tattoo looks rather fab!

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab cute card .. those chocs look delicious!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

NGCARDS said...

This is lovely hun, Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Simply stunning card Tracy I could just eat them choc's now yummy

chris said...

Hi Tracy, I so love your card its scrummylicious! those chocolates look good enough to eat.
I wonder if you have got over the shock of your husbands dare, I would have been thinking of all the rubber stamps I could have bought with the money, Hey there's an idea you could have stamped him something different for each week in staz on!
hope you are ok lots of hugs chris xx

Sue said...

Hi Tracy
gorgeous card, my fav stamps, lovely colouring, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

stampinfrog said...

Congrats on your new DT position and your card is so cute!Love the HM image and gingham is gorgeous!

Jules said...

Hi Tracy

Such a gorgeous creation - those chocolates look real!!

Congratulations on the DT position.

As for the tattoo .. .. I thought you were going to say he had come out with a temporary one.

I think you need to dare him to do the washing and ironing for a month!!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Andria said...

Those chocolates are good enough to eat.

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Tracy. The tattoo looks fab, bit drastic for hubby to have it done so he could enter the cute and girly challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

I love your card Tracy I think the House Mouse images are one of the cutest and funniest around they have so much character I love the colours you have used and I do like gingham on a card whether it be paper are ribbon.

Wow what a fantastic tattoo I can't believe that it only took an hour and to have it done straight away is awesome wish that applied here we have to pay a deposit and wait at least a week before we can get one done. I have four at the moment but only this morning my son said he would treat me to another one if I can I refuse such an offer lol.

The one that I am most proud of is a fairy that was designed especially for me so it was a one off not quite as big as your hubbys though lol.
Lorraine x

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Those truffles look good enough to eat!!! Lovely card!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


nnalorac said...

So cute, love your image. Congrats onb your DT post. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Tracy I love this image and your colouring is fab :-)
Congratulations on your DT post :) ,, very well deserved, am sure you'll have fun there ,,lovely DT :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC and Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love this Tracy it is gorgeous. I will have to invest in some of these stamps. I have the decoupage sheets but not a stamp. Love your layout and colouring.


Cheryl said...

What a great card! This little mouse looks so happy!