Monday, 7 April 2014

Birds And Butterflies And New DT Post

Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear. 
And some news, I have been invited to design for the stamp company Prickley Pear, more information lower down.

So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Kelly's  turn to choose the theme and she chose "Flowers & Flourishes" - Use some flowers and add flourishes too on your creation.
 I have used HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses, what a sweet stamp and the papers are new ones from LOTV Raspberry Road's Shabby Shack. 
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

We are sponsored by:-

  One very Lucky Player will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.

Also Proudly Sponsored by... 

"A surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty worth $15.00. 
(Due to increased postage costs, the winner for this prize must reside in the USA)
Also sponsoring us

One Lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate good for shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.

And another lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...

THAT's FOUR Fabulous Prizes, and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :)

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.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Totally Papercrafts - #213 - Pastels
2. A Little Bit Crafty - April - The Birds & The Bee's
3. The Squirrel & The Fox - challenge # 67 - All Creatures Great & Small

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:- matching butterfly stamps and die, so I stamped a flurry of butterflies then coloured with grey promarkers to give a monochromatic look.  I then die cut some of the butterflies and coloured them, I decoupaged them over the top of some of the grey ones.  Added  stickles, then stamped out a sentiment oval to finish off.
I have used CLR023 Mini Butterflies clear stamp set, D023  Mini Butterfly Die Set, CLR013C Scalloped Circles & Ovals 4 Clear Set.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Calendar - April - Things With Wings

Stamps -House Mouse HMJR1035 Tweet Kisses,
Papers - LOTV Shabby Shack, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noir, Promarkers, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, nesties, spellbinders spiral blossom two,  Marianne flourish dies, scalloped x-cut border punch, 
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles,

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

Great cards Tracy and lovely to have you on the PPRS team, I don't feel so isolated on this side of the pond now :) :)

B x

debby4000 said...

Two fabulous cards, love all those beautiful butterflies and the HM one is so cute and pretty too.

Squirrel x said...

Both beautiful cards hun, who could resist that sweet HM, and I love the pretty butterflies. Gorgeous! Hugs xx

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous cards, Tracy, especially the Prickley Pear one with all those lovely butterflies, and huge congrats on becoming a member of the PP DT! I love PP stamps, particularly the nature ones, so I'll be watching closely to see what you and Brenda come up with for them! They're lucky to have you both on the team.

Lynne xx

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Tracey, I love your adorable House-Mouse image and lovely soft colours. Congratulations on your new DT position, your butterfly card is beautiful.

Maureen R said...

Lovely card for PPRS & HM too. I adore the butterflies in flight, it's awesome! Hugs

Angie said...

Oh! I love all the butterflies! What a fun card! You have created the feel of so much movement with all the fluttery wings!

Beth Brovold said...

Two GORGEOUS cards Tracy!!! Love all the butterflies...beautiful colours and colouring!!

Sue said...

Tracy, love a two-fer, and these are both wonderful. Love that house mouse image. Your card is so very pretty. And, your butterflies are fabulous, makes you forget the long winter.....


Rene' said...

Tracy, the butterflies on your card are beautiful. Such talent!!

Michelle Pearson said...

OOh, your PPRS is a flurry of fun! Thanks so much for the beautiful card...can't wait to see what else is in store this term! :)

susiestacey said...

Congrats on the PP DT spot Tracy, lovely cards today - the butterflies look fab x Susan x

Heather said...

Congratulations of your DT Tracy. Your bothe cards are fabulous and your little Mousie is just adorable - such pretty papers and gorgeous details!!

Heather xx

Barbara Thompson said...

Tracy so happy to be on this team with you! Have always admired your work!!! Your butterfly card is wonderful.

Donna Hanley said...

You know I have such a hard time coloring this one and you did such a gorgeous job. Very nice card, so soft and sweet.

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this image is..GOrgeous colours and I Love your design..
Congratulations on your DT postion! LOving your different butterflies and such pretty colours.
I've been looking at the photo's of your extended family..LOve them ALL.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy :-) both are beautiful and I love the Prickly Pear one ,,, so pretty, congratulations on your DT post too !! so well deserved :-)

Lols x x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable Tracy. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Cathy DT Member

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous, and perfect for our theme at ALBC this month, thanks for joining us, hugs Squirrel xx

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card, great image. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox with our animal challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Helen said...

Love both your cards - the butterfly one is really elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x