Thursday, 9 September 2010

Matilda Mouse


Here's another little cutie from Digistamp Boutique - this is Birthday Matilda and she's available here.  When I started this I was following the sketch at Sketch Saturday... but it just wasn't happening so this is what I ended up with!  I don't know why, but that seems to happen a lot when I use a sketch lately, I don't seem to be able to stick to them at all!

I've coloured Matilda with promarkers, with added shading and 'glow' using koh-i-noor pencils blended with sansador.  The plain circle was cut with nesties, scalloped circle cut with a Go-Kreate die.  The paper is from the K&Co Brenda Pinnick 'girl' pad... seem to be using these a lot at the moment!  I've added some swirl die cuts - ages ago I borrowed some sizzix swirl dies from a friend and cut lots of swirls, but then never used them. I'm not sure why, because I quite like them now... might have to get some swirl dies myself lol.  Added a little stamped tag sentiment, some ribbon and a bow (tied with the bow-easy) and lots of pearls around the circle... oh and the pearl pins - another thing I've had for AGES and just can't seem to use, so I made myself use them.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
We're doing the dreaded potty training in our house at the moment - I HATE potty training and have put it off for as long as I can... Dex will be 3 in January so I thought we'd better have a go.  He won't have anything to do with the potty though, so we went out to buy one of those padded toilet seats so that he can use the loo instead.  I let him choose which seat he wanted... he could have had plain white (nope)... green 'in the night garden' one (nope)... blue 'thomas' one (nope)... no, he chose the bright pink Peppa Pig one lol :o)  That's my boy!

43 comments:

  1. Hello Lisa. This is just absolutely gorgeous. Such wonderful refreshing colours and that beautiful image. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

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  2. Gorgeous card hun, love your colouring. I've not entered any challenges for ages. Lol at Dex, Millie's 3 and still not potty trained either. Perhaps I should get the pink Pepa Pig seat - her favourite.

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  3. this is so cute Lisa, love the colours you've used. The pearls around the die cut are a gorgeous touch
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  4. I love your card. All those pearls! Did I say I love pearls?

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  5. What a cute image! I love the swirls! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  6. This is soo lovley, love the image and colours. Mary x

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  7. I love how your sketch turned out! I really like how you off set the image and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky and well done on your top 3 at Paper Sundaes this week!
    Linds x

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  8. Adorable Lisa! Love the ribbon & pins.
    Oh thanks for joining us at F'n'F too xx Jenny xx

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  9. Oh Lisa, how cute. Such a pretty card and so girly!
    Clairexx

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  10. This is so very cute - I love that little wagon the mouse is pulling. Your card is very crisp - I like that! great job and thanks for playing with us at Crafty Creations this week!
    Melissa

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  11. Hi Lisa

    Beautiful card, love the image and colours.
    All the best with the potty training - finally got that out of the way. Just got night time to sort out with my youngest then I can get rid of nappies for good!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  12. This is so cute love it, gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

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  13. Oh so very sweet and cute! I love this image and your colored it beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

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  14. this is sooooo cute !! lovely card !
    greetings, martina
    x

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  15. Hi Lisa, what a cute card. Love the sweet image and your colouring is fab. The colour scheme and layout is fab. Good on your little boy for picking the pink toilet seat lol! Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  16. Ooohh love this card Lisa! Love everything! Especially love the swirls and fab layout.
    Kelly.x

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  17. Gorgeous card Lisa. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  18. No, No, No! I do not need flourishes or cute mouse images, stop it you bad, bad girl! If you keep this up, I'm not going to play with you anymore! Love the soft colurs and feel of the card. I have the same issues with sketches. Good Luck with the seat of pink! xxx

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  19. Hi Lisa, this is such a beautiful card! Your colouring looks beautiful.
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  20. Such a cute image Lisa, lovely card. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

    pamela x

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  21. Just catching up and what a fab lot of cards below. Love the owl and dog especially and I adore this card. The pearls around the circle match the pins beautifully and love the big bow. The image is beautifully coloured and Swirl dies are a must have, I love them and they look fab here. Marianne x

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  22. Hi Lisa, beautiful card, love the little image and all of those embellies, hugs Heidi xx

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  23. Oh Lisa this is beautiful I love that image so much she is adorable, the bp and scroll look just perfect.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  24. OH WOW how totally cute is this image...luv him ~ lush card hun xx Lizzy xx :)

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  25. fantastic card lisa.super sweet image and i love your fab layout.the ribbon and pins look great :)
    good luck with the potty/toilet training.
    i had to bribe my little lad to use the potty or toilet.we gave him a jelly tot everytime he used the potty/toilet and the nursery he went to did the same and he was dry in 2 weeks.the magic of sweeties :)

    xx coops xx

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  26. wow Lisa...this is stunning. love the sketch and brilliant job on the colouring. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week and hope to see you next week.

    fi

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  27. Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  28. this is a lovely project! Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

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  29. Hi Lisa, fabulous card love the image its so cute, and your card design is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

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  30. cute image and beautiful colours!
    hugs, annie x

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  31. Such an adorable card Lisa. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  32. This is a lovely image and your colours are brill! xx

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  33. Your card is just adorable! The image is soooooo sweet, love your colour combo and all the fab embellies! So glad you could join us at Crafty Creations! bx

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  34. Hi Lisa,

    This is such a cute image, love the colors you chose for you card and the ribbon is just perfect !
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !

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  35. Stunning card, Lisa - your colouring is perfect and the layout is spot on! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

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  36. FAbulous card. :)
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" and sorry for not being able to comment earlier.
    hugs Nana

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  37. What a cute and yummie card. Just love the sweet and fab colours. Thank you so much for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

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  38. ooh..gorgeous..such a sweet card :0)...thanks for joining us at PFP..Debs x

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  39. Aw such an adorable card Lisa, fabulous colours and love the layout.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

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  40. Hi Lisa,
    This looks so sweet & adorable. Love your image & your subtle colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  41. I love this card! IT is simply gorgeous
    xx

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