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Wednesday 5 January 2011

Cooking it up with Katie, back with a new challenge!!

Hi and welcome to a new challenge, our first of the new year at Cooking it up with Katie and this time around Katie has a fab recipe for you, we want to see Buttons, ribbon and animals in your creations. I've used this cute house mouse stamp for my DT card this week

The crumpled gingham bp is from my stash, stamped and embossed with stitching stamps from Elusive Images around the edge and stitched flowers in the corners with tiny lilac buttons in the centres.

The image is coloured with promarkers, the stripey wallpaper in the background was also coloured with promarkers. The mirror is triple embossed with clear EP to give a little shine. The lilac gingham ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles: Purple Reign
I did it creations: Favourite technique (ooooh i have loads but heat embossing is one of my all time favourites)
Craft your passion: Anything goes
House Mouse and Friends: New beginnings (this is for a friend who is retiring from work, hope that counts as a new beginning)

Thanks for calling by today, I hope you'll find time to join in and create something with this weeks recipe.
Claire xx


  1. this is just adorable! Hugs Juls

  2. WHAT A GORGEOUS purple HM design!! Fab use of that adorable image for a new beginning. Thanks so much for joining us on our House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog HOP!! :)

  3. Gorgeous Claire. Love the colours and layout.


  4. LOve love love the yummy colours and I really thought the backing paper was fabric and the stitches real - looks great x
    Esp' love that lush bow x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  5. Wowee! Love, love, love the colours of your card! That purple gingham ribbon is AMAZING and the house mouse stamp is wonderful :)

    An all round gorgeous card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week

  6. Sew Special, Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    House Mouse GD for January

  7. Hi ya
    aww gorgeous card, fabulous colour work, luv the colour, pretty papers & design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  8. I love Mouse House- such adorable colors
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Craft Your Passion Challenges
    Happy New Year.

  9. Just beautiful Claire! The purple looks so sweet with those little mice. :)

  10. Super card hun - love that huge ribbon!
    Thank you for playing the Delicious Doodles Challenge, good luck and have a Happy New Year!
    Teri x

  11. Fantastic House Mouse image and the wallpaper is a brilliant idea. Lovely card in gorgeous colours.
    Beryl xx

  12. These little guys are one of my favorites. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your favorite technique at I Did It Creations.

  13. Wonderful card. Nice when the card goes in the purple colors.

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

    Hugs Gurkiss

  14. Gorgeous card Claire :-) very cute image and the papers and wallpaper you made are perfect :-) A new life of happy retirement is perfect !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge and Hop :-)
    Lols x x x

  15. Awww...such a sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  16. Claire, what a wonderful card you created with this stamp, which I have never seen before. Love the little scene and your coloring is wonderful. Beautiful color choices too. Thanks for joining the fun at our hop and at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

    Sue Drees

  17. Being a "former" sewer, I just love this image and you wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

  18. Lovely! Great papers, all this purple and this so very sweet image. Thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good luck! And I hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Natascha


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