Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Feeling under the weather?

I'm back with another House Mouse card today, this time using a sweet Spring Tulip stamp set from Joanna Sheen. I coloured in the image using Distress Markers and added some glossy accents onto the rain drops. I opted for a shaped card for this image, as I always seem to reach for the square card blanks! The lovely little sentiment came with the stamp set and is just perfect for the image.
I matted and layered the image onto some designer paper and added some pretty flowers to match the colours in the image. Finally, I twisted some of the flower stems to fit under the flowers and added some gems and swirls. I think the photo came out a bit darker than I would have liked, it is a very dreary day here today in Kent. 

Card ingredients:

  • Tulip Stamp Set - Joanna Sheen 
  • Designer Papers - First Edition - Spring Feast
  • Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dies - Go Kreate Frilly Frame - Swirls Crealies - Sentiment Die X-Cut
  • Gems - The Hobby House
  • Shaped Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
I have been inspired to make this card by The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge 170 - Splish Splash and Gruffies & Guests Challenge 5 - Anything Goes With The Option of Spring. I hope you like my card today, thank you for visiting my blog. 


  1. Your card is wonderful Fern. A great stamp and I love the colours you have chosen xx

  2. This is so fitting for the HouseMouse splish splash challenge . . . I love the "spring" feel of the tulips and you did a wonderful job of matching the flower embellishments to the image colors. Love the card shape and bg paper - thanks for sharing and joining in the HM challenge.

  3. Hi Fern! WOW- what gorgeous coloring, soft colors, cuts and fabulous florals for a beautiful creation! Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends "Splish Splash" Challenge. Good Luck to you! Hope to see you joining the fun again next time.

  4. Gorgeous card again today Fernie. Love the shape & the colouring is wonderful x

  5. Fern, another absolutely beautiful card. Love the shape, the papers, your coloring is awesome, and that
    stamped image is delightful. Thanks for joining us again for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    ps, your package is on it's way, mailed it Tuesday.

  6. WoW - what a fab card! Love it!
    Thx for playing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

  7. Oh wow this is a truly beautiful creation and many thanks for joining in our challenge over at Gruffies & Guests Challenge "Anything Goes With The Option of Spring" good luck and it would be lovely to see you again Dt Member Sandra H xx

  8. Fern, this is a super sweet card. Love the softness of it and your flowers, stems and sentiment piece all are ideal embellishments. Thanks for playing along with House Mouse & Friends this week. Do hope we get to see you again soon.

  9. You have that real house mouse touch Fern! The girls in the team have been talking about your wonderful creations! They also want to follow your blog but your button does not work. I finally could follow by clicking on the two little blue boxes by the follow me blue box. You might want to check your settings. I am not sure why it is doing that, but you would have lots more followers if you can figure it out! Good Luck and thanks for playing along with us at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

  10. It's absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing. Lx

  11. This is a beautiful card Fern, I love your gorgeous image and fabulous design. Your papers and embellishments co-ordinate perfectly with your image.
    I have managed to follow you at last, but it took lots of attempts before it would work!

  12. This is just so adorable. The colours, shape and image are beautiful - a card guaranteed to make anyone feel better xx

  13. Aawwww this is just gorgeous! I adore this image and sooooo NEED it now and you've coloured it so beautifully too! Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends with this fabulous card!

  14. Adorable card, image and added these HM images...have also joined as a new follower of your blog..

    Have candy..Annie

  15. Just beautiful Fern, such delicate pretty lolours !! Thanks for joining us at HMAFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx GDT

  16. I love your choice of image, beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  17. Meant to say I have followed your lovely bog too.
    Tracy x

  18. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe! Amanda

  19. I love the shape on your beautiful card, Fern, cute image and so many wonderful details.
    Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, and god luck in the draw.
    Dorte x

  20. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this month at Gruffies and Guests of “anything goes with the option of Spring”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)


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