Monday, 5 May 2014

Dishing The Dirt

Hello, it's Bank Holiday Monday hope your all having a nice break, and the weather stays nice.
This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Sue's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Sunny days" - Use something on your creation that represents sunny days.  I chose 'OR1040 Digging Up Dirt' for a flowery garden scene as that's what a lot of people will be doing this Bank Holiday Monday.
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

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This cute House Mouse stamp is also a prize for this challenge from our lovely Sue.

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.

And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-

So for my creation I used:-

EE0188 Mother's Hold
CLR023 Mini Butterflies
D023 Mini butterflies Dies,
D045 Flourish
D041 Scallop Circle Nesting

I did something a bit different for me, I masked off and inked with distress inks, then using a PPRS flower stamp and some Big 'N' Juicy stamped a background.  Added a flourish, and butterflies.

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy, hope to find time to join HM this time. Hope all is quiet at yours x Susan x

Izzwizz said...

Two beautiful cards Tracy, I love the expression on the bear's face in that first one lol! Maddy x

America said...

Hi Tracy! Lovin' the shoveling Gruffies with those fab embellishments and details. The second card for PP is also quite lovely! :) Enjoy your day off gardening.

Jean said...

What a great card! So much to love about it. Especially like the two little tags and bow used for the saying

Angie said...

Soft and sweet!!! Love the flourish!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy :-) I love these Gruffies and the papers and details are perfect, lovely flowers and cute tags :-)
Love your 2nd card too, what a lovely, and so true, quote :-)

Lols x x x

kanda said...

Two lovely cards. Love the little bears gardening xx

Sue said...

These Gruffies always crack me up! Love the color combo you used looks so pretty. Flowers are a beautiful touch too. Tracy enjoy your Monday holiday.


Maureen R said...

lovely cards. I especially like what you did with the PPRS card. You always do such neat things with backgrounds. I LOVE it! Hugs, Maureen

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love that Gruffies image SOOOOO MUCH. It always makes me smile. The pink and green is so pretty and the whole thing is pulled together so beautifully. Lx

Michelle Pearson said...

very pretty the way you used lots of stamps on the PPRS one...making your own background! :)

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Tracy, such a fun image and pretty papers and pastel colours.

Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous cards hun HM image is so sweet and what a fabby sentiment on your Prickly Pear card, Luv Sam x

Beth Brovold said...

Adorable Tracy!! I love the pink and soft green together...your bears are perfect!!

Eret said...

Two gorgeous cards here, Tracy. I love the fun image and your beautiful flowers on the first card. Your second card is so elegant. Love them both.
Eret x

Sally H said...

two wonderful cards, Tracy! I love the quote on the prickly pear one and your colour combo is so beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards with beautiful color combos! Love the bears and the butterflies!