Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"I'm Thinking of You!"

Have you ever had one of those days
when you fuss over a card you're
making, tweeking it, adding details, adding just the right embellishments that you think "go" perfectly...only to be dissatisfied with it when you're done? THIS is one of those cards for me...its kind of OK...that's all. But the House Mouse image IS one of my favorites...in fact I like all of the elments alot...just not put together quite like that I guess! Oh well, I'm still entering it in a few challenges!

Here's some of the stuff I used :
1)The stamped image of Maxwell the House Mouse- "Feeling Rosey" colored with colored pencils
2)Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies
3)on that scalloped die cut is a stamp from Cindy's Lacey Circles set
4)Martha Stewart scalloped flower border punch
5)the white paper is Cryogen, the rest is from my stash
6)as well as the ribbon and buttons
7)the "Thinking of You" & heart stamp are acrylic ones from ??? (sorry)

I stamped those 2 stamps in a pattern for the background paper in green, but then I think I covered it up too much....it really did turn out nice!

The challenges I'm entering this card in:
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/ - "Favorite House Mouse Stamp" #89
http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/ -Week #50 - "Buttons & Bows"
This time, any advice on what I could have done differently to improve this card....please! Feel free to comment! Thanks!!


Karen's Fun Blog said...

Oh Sandie, I think it is perfect just the way it is!! : )

Janine said...

I think it looks great! Wouldn't change a thing.

Billie's Scrappetique said...

What don't you like about it? I think it's cute!

2KutiesGrandma said...

The only very minor thing I would change is that perhaps the pink background is just one shade too intense a color. When I look at it, my eye wanders from the VERY CUTE focal point, and perhaps having a less intense background might change that. Having said that - I'm not sure the camera even captured the colors properly - and I am definitely a color challenged person myself - so take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Mickel said...

I think it looks great too! Although I so know what you are talking about!!!

Gail said...

Looking at this card, I have to tell you that it's very pretty and the colors of the papers and the coloring of the image is great. I work too long on some of my cards since I'm my biggest critic. It's a very pretty card and you should be proud. --Gail Lass

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww a gorgeous card, lovely colour combo, fab colouring, pretty design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally sweet! Your image is colored so beautifully and your ribbon and all the layers are wonderful. Terrific job on the Get Wordy challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Anne said...

Aww this is so sweet and I think you did a great job, love all the cheerful colours.
Thank you for joining the House Mouse favourite stamp challenge!
Guest Designer

Garstabugg said...

I love it Mom, I think it turned out super cute! Have you seen the cards I've come up with, the few times I've done them with you? Pitiful compared to this one! :) So ha!

Lori Rider said...

Super cute - love your mouse and your fun colors! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Sandie, I think you are much too hard on yourself...your have used some lovely colors on your creation! Thanks for sharing with us at House MOuse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

Sarah Gough said...

i love the pastel colours! Thanks for 'Getting Wordy!' with Our Creative Corner this week!

America said...

DONT CHANGE A THING!!! The adorable image does all the work for you!!!! Who could resist the happy colors and total adorableness here?? Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon! :)

Sharon said...

Don't you just love those mice? They are all super cute, my favorite is Amanda. Thank you for your beautiful card, and I hope you have fun creating it, because its great! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC, and I hope that we see more of your work soon!