Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Beginnings

Hello everyone, happy New Year to you all.
I found a little extra time to have a play, I love House Mouse and they have there new challenge, with the theme "NEW", so I had to join in, I love this image and decided to do a wedding card.
I've used some embossing folders on this, three to be exact, love this technique its ideal for giving texture to flowers and leaves too. It helped me with the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams too, as there challenge is White On White, and I found it hard to do but then when I got to grips with it, found that embossing folders made all the difference.

I hope you all have a nice relaxing day, my eldest two children go back to school today but my youngest goes back tomorrow. So me and him are having a bit of quality time together, he's started to make cards and uses anything he can get his hands on. Don't want to ruin his creative flare but I will have to lay down some restrictions as he's quite drawn to all the best stuff LOL!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:-
1. House Mouse - Challenge # 110 - New
2. By The Cute & Girly - New Beginnings
3. Bling It On - New Beginnings
4. Allsorts - New Beginnings
5, Joanna Sheen - Celebrations

Stamps - House Mouse Lovely Confetti HMJR1063,
Papers - Forever Friends,
Colouring Medium - Promarkers,
Tools - Embossing Folders, Cuttlebug, CC Designs Dies, Border punch, nesties,
Embellishments - ribbon, gems,

Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Fluffles said...

Happy New Year Tracy, & what a lovely card! Jx

scrappyjacky said...

Such a pretty card,Tracy. It's amazing how kids always seem drawn to the things you really don't want them to use!!

Evgenia Petzer said...


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty as well as cute lol.. love the embossing
Lisa x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Tracy - love the HM images - so adorable!
This would fit the Allsorts New Beginnings challenge this week too :o)
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Squirrel x said...

Stunning hun! Hugs Sxx

Alessandra said...

this is suuuuper cute!
Hugs, Alessandra

Jane said...

Tracy, simply beautiful, another gorgeous HS. Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge, Jane (DT) x

Nicola said...

Stunning wedding card Tracy, love that gorgeous image and your beautiful design!
Happy New Year
Hugs Nicola xxx

Annie said...

a beautiful wedding day card Tracy, I love the soft subtle colours.
hugs, annie x

Claire said...

Aww what a really cute card this is. Hugs, Claire x

Crafty Chris said...

stunning Tracy luv the image and the colours are perfect.
Happy New Year.
Chris x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Ginny x

Christine said...

Awww Tracy you nailed the NEW theme perfect with this likkle cute creation..love the soft pastel colour combo sweet..

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this time

smiles Christine x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous ♥ ♥ Pops x

Crystal said...

AWWW How super SWEET Tracy, love these darling mice!!!! hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year dear friend!!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Slap myself silly...this image is perfect for a wedding card...what fun inspiration Tracy!
A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing along with House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

brenda said...

What gorgeous hues of lilac Tracy, perfectly complimented by that cute HM image.

Bobby sounds like he might be a chip off the old block - restrictions and restraint permitting.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

B x

Céline said...

so gorgeous card, love the cute and funy image
thanks for playing with us at by the cute and girly this week
céline DT Member

Lori Barnett said...

awww...Tracy...this is adorable!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love it

Sue said...

Hi Tracy, what a beautiful creation. Love that you made a Wedding card with this stamp, so darn cute. Embossing folders are the best thing since sliced bread, and affordable too!!
I know what you mean about using your "good stuff" my Granddaughter has an eye for the expensive stuff too. Thanks for being a faithful entrant at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, always fun to come see what you have come up with.


nnalorac said...

Your card is so super cute Tracy. What a sweet image and lovely design. Thanks for playing along over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Tracy said...

You are the House Mouse queen ;)
Your card is so precious. Love the different blocks, I am going to have to use that :)
You colouring is beautiful.

Yeah for a day of bonding with your son.
Why do they always go for the good supplies, lol.

Lorraine A said...

aww :-) this is absolutely gorgeous Tracy :-) I love this image and the pastel colours and embossing are fab :-)

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

Sue said...

Aww this is SO sweet Tracy!! The mice are adorable!! Love the paper and how it matches colours in confetti and those flowers are gorgeous!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet card. The different textures really make card, especially on the flowers. I've seen it in action but have yet to try it myself.

sioux said...

gorgeous, love those little house mouse's thanks for joining us at Bling it on and good luck
Sue x

Delphine said...

Your card is so beautiful, Tracy! I love your adorable image and soft colours and your papers and embellies are so pretty! Thanks for your lovely comment too! Have a great evening! Hugs Delphine xx

America said...

Gorgeous pastels and lovely softness here. What a Beautiful HMF wedding card. Thank you for always joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. It means so much to have you playing along. WE LOVE YOUR WORK!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great wedding card, so soft and pretty. Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.

Jules said...

Hi Tracy

Super cute!!!

My kind of image and my kind of backing paper too.

Love the finished look very much.

Love Jules xx

Donna Ellis said...

awww, they look so "newly" happy! Such sweet colors and softness for the occasion! Thank you for sharing your card

laney said...

super card just the cutest ever!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you next time too

Aideen said...

Hi Tracy thanks for playing along with bythecuteandgirly this month-love all your embossing & this is a great stamp :) x

Whimcees said...


I love this card - beautifully done! Wishing you a happy week!


Barbara Diane

Lee said...

Awww soooo darn cute.Gorgeous papers n embellies.xx