Tuesday, 3 February 2009

House Mouse Challenge # 12 - Valentines



Hello peeps and a very good evening to you all!

Here is my card for this week's House Mouse challenge. I haven't entered this particular challenge for ages so I thought I would this week, such a nice theme too! This is a slight departure from my normal style and I have to say that I was completely inspired for this one by Julie's card (18th Jan) and Sarita's card. Aren't they wonderful, I love the fact that there is quite a lot of the white cardstock left on show. Of course, me being me, I had to fight not to put more embellishments on, I think I've already overdone it as it is, lol! I sat for ages thinking some pink gems would look good in the top right corner but no, that isn't what it's about. Less is more in this instance I told myself........ yes, I do often mutter to myself, lol! Anyway, I'm so taken with this style I think there will be more to come like this!



Materials:
Image - House Mouse Happy Hoppers
Sentiment - Studio G
Heart Stamps - Studio G and Scrappy Cat
Leaf Stamp - Kars
Papers - Basic Grey offcuts
Punch - Personal Impressions Daisy and Woodware Star Flower
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Pearl Stars from my stash

I'm off for a blog hop now and then an early night..... we have ofsted in at college this week and it's hectic to say the least!

TFL xxx

28 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful card Tara - just stunning. I agree with you that the amount of white card showing looks great. I do however know what you mean about having to stop yourself from putting more and more embelishments on.

Karen x

Sarita said...

Oh thank you, thank you, I can't believe little old moi has inspired you!
I love this look, I think it gives a bit more freedom to add different layers of stamping.
Your card is stunning, all the stamping works really well together, and I love that leafy swirl!
Love Sarita xx

Katy said...

Beautiful card Tara, the image is just fabulous I adore your colouring

xx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a sweet card!
Love this image and your detail is so scrummy!
hugs
kim x

Kirsten said...

Hi Tara, this is FAB-U-LOUS!! I llve the colours & the stamping. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog & for the hairspray tip, I'll definitely give it a try. Kirsten x.

Clarky J said...

another gorgeous card x

PatR said...

Lovely card Tara & I love your blog
Thank you for your lovely comments on the challenge card. Much appreciated

Kit said...

lovely card, these bunnies are very cute
Best Wishes, Kit x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! The image is so cute and your colouring is fab. x

Sharon said...

WTG Tara! Great to see you trying a new style, and you've cracked it. I think this is a fab card.
Sharon xx

CraftyC said...

Love your card Tara, and i like the alota white!
Clairex

Susan said...

Awesome card and great coloring!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Tara.

hugs Riet.xx

bieke said...

Beautiful card Tara!!!
Great coloring!!
So cute ...

Greetings, Peggy

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love how you've created the flowers with the swirl in the bottom right! Cute image!
HUgs, Vicky x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

yummy card...I do love all that white soace. I am never evry good at that style! Like you I always want to fill it!! Lovely image and I just want to thank you for the info you gave me by e-mail. Much appreciated. Think I might have to use it!!
Judy x

Tab said...

ooooh Tara, this is one delish card! Love the image hun, so cute!
Hugs Tab xxx

All Pink girl said...

Stunner xxxx so cute and gorgeous ,love it ,hugs Dawnxx

Bev said...

Waaaay too cute! Love the image Tara and your colouring is fab!!

hugs Bev x

Sarita said...

Hi Tara,
Got your 2nd e-mail-don't know what happened to the 1st one but I know my e-mail does play up sometimes.
Will be underway with card soon and will definitely have it to you in time,
Sarita xx

TaraG said...

Oh Tara, this is adorable!!!!! I love the all the open space and all the hearts!! Fab colouring too!!! The sentiment couldn't "bee" any more perfect!!!
I got your e-mail sweetie! PHEW!!!! I am so glad it arrived...finally!!! I replied to your e-mail so I hope you can check to see if it is there or lost in cyberspace!!!!
Big Hugs,t

Faerielore said...

simply gorgeous love the white card stock on show too, its sooo hard not to add more and more i find hehehehe xxxx

Ila said...

This is Grogeous!! I love how you made this card...the image is lovely and shows up Beautifully!!..Hugs, Ila

Georgia said...

Absolutely great Mum! I'm lost for words!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty, a gorgeous colour combo and I love the cute image

Helena said...

Beautiful! And it made me smile :))

Oh dear, I better start thinking about making a Valentine's card soon....

craft mad Jenny said...

ah, so cute!

Sassy Crafts said...

A really gorgeous card. I find it quite difficult to get the white balance right but you have done a fantastic job. x