Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Here is my card for this week's House Mouse Challenge HMFMC121. The theme this week is "Here Comes the Sun." I'm also entering this in Oozak's challenge #3 to use 2 designer papers and an embellishment. There's a tiny turquoise gemstone on the sentiment panel for my embellishment. I used this fun image I believe is called "beach bums" and paired it with some dsp from the Echo Park Happy Days pad. I used a SNSS sentiment, and an EK border punch for a little more beach fun.

This is the inspiration photo for this week's {PIN}spirational challenge #10. I just love the colors and patterns on these adorable little beach outfits!

I used navy, turquoise, and green galore to put this card together. The digital image is named D2D so I'm not entirely certain who made it. If anyone knows, leave a comment and I'll give proper credit. I colored it with copics and embossed the 2 panels with a SB M-bossabilities Trendy2 folder. I just LOVE those deeply etched chevrons and dots! The sentiment is by SNSS and the green and navy ribbons are from my stash. The pink gemstones are from Pizzazz APlenty.
Now I feel like taking a drive to the shore to catch some warm sun and sand between my toes. Oh well, it's probably raining there this week too so I'll stay home and stamp :)
Thanks for checking in and make it a great day!



Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Wow!!! Both your cards are adorable!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!!! Hope to see you again next week!!!!

Kathie said...

What cute cards, Carol, I love them both! I especially like the card that you embossed, I'm very attracted to chevrons right now and this folder is lovely!

Thanks for leaving your kind comment on my blog. Sandie did, indeed, love her retirement card and I was so pleased that she did.


downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely fresh card, super image and gorgeous colouring, love the sunburn on the right hand side mousies nose, thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Viksya said...

So cute little mice with funny pink noses=)) Great job!
Good luck to you=)))

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, You make me want to visit the beach also. Maybe on Saturday when it will be in the 80's here. Big difference from the 50's it's been in. Well your cards help me think of summer weather. The HM scene is just adorable and you really gave them some nice coloring. Great papers and layout. Your second card is so bright and cheery looking. I LOVE that M-Boss. folder. I have a shipment coming in today with an M-Boss. folder in it. Can't wait to use it. I like how you have the polka dots in the ribbon and the holes in the circle. It brings everything together nicely. Enjoy your day.

Basslady said...

hun, you are so incredibly gifted!

fantastic creations...love to be a follower of your fantastic blog!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Benzi said...

Love that HM beach card...they are so cute relaxing in the sand. And, the flip flop card is fabulous...love the green and turquoise together. I'm so ready for the beach and your cards are urging me on. :-)

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carole Z said...

Lovely card..super colours! Thanks for joining the House Mouse & Friends Challenge and Good Luck, Carole Z (guest designer) x

jimlynn said...

Both are super! LOVE those little mice of course and that's really a cute, cute image too. Coloring is fantastic on them!!!
Those flip flops would probably just about fit me - and they're adorable! FUN card and so pretty in all the blues/green.
Glad you played along with the Pin challenge too Carol!

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute cards!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Carol, Great minds think alike (beach bums=rob thomas) LOL...love this image and love the way you used the border punch too...it is such a fun punch! Thanks for joining us at HM&FMC! Sue K

JD said...

Both cute cards, and great coloring!

Operation Write Home said...

Super cards Carol! Love them both - you put together some fun patterns on that first card, and I love all the embossing on the second. Great job! Thanks for joining in my challenge over at Oozak too :)

Anke said...

I love the flip flop card, summer feeling.


Rica said...

A fabulous card, I love your design and papers. Your image it is adorable, great colouring!!

Heather xx
Thanks great to back again at House Mouse and Friends Challenge

Jennifer said...

Both cards are wonderful and the little mice are certainly enjoying their day in the sun. Perfectly suited for our House Mouse challenge. Thank you for sharing your artwork and joining in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog.


Mynnette said...

Such fabulous cards! Really love the flip flop card--too cute!!! :)

Sue said...

Oh, laying around in the sun under an umbrella sounds good to me! They look so relaxed. Great color work and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sue

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Oh, so fun creations! Love that dual colored embossing - Fantastic & great idea!

It was wonderful to see you join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week! I welcome you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy (http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com) as well - Our theme is Sand, Surf & Sea :)

Lots of joy!

Chrizette said...

Oh love the blue and green card with the cute flip-flops - adorable. Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things

Lori Barnett said...

Makes me want to go to the beach! Love both cards Carol. Thanks for joining House Mouse Challenge

grandmabonnie said...

Carol, i LOVE the embossing folder that you've used (chevon) and so want to get that now for my cards...thanks for sharing your card with us at {Pin}spriational Challenges!

Dot said...

What a gorgeous creation,it makes me looking forward to summer. Your colouring is fab.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs Dorte