Monday, 18 July 2011

Die cut dreams GDT spot!!!

Hiya everyone,

I was very lucky to have won the challenge at Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog just over a week ago and I won a guest DT spot for today’s challenge which is “animal antics”.
It didn’t take me long to decide to use one of my house mouse stamps (available from Joanna Sheen) that I have never used as I often don’t get chance to just have a play. I coloured my image with my promarkers and I added a little glossy accents to the nose as I think it makes such a big difference! The papers are from a 6x6 paperstack that came free with a magazine. Inside my card it says "cos it's your birthday!"

I really enjoyed making this card as it made a change to just make something for me if that makes sense.

I have recently taken part in another card kit swop which I will share with you in the next few days. If you’re not quite sure what this entails be sure to pop back as it’s should be interesting!

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Bearly mine challenge - Anything goes
Creative craft - Pretty blossoms
Scrap creations - Use at least 2 DP and 2 embellishments
Ladybird crafts - Summer birthday
Papertake weekly - Use hot colours
Tuesday Throwdown - Summer scene
Use it tuesday - Use hoarded stash - a card with animals
Crafting for all seasons - Furry friends
Crafts and me - Summertime
Little red wagon - Lime, pink and white
Paper pretties monday - Make a splash
Penny's paper-crafty - Happy birthday
Ruby's rainbow - Happy birthday
Simon says stamp - Anything goes
Auds sentiments - Sentiment of at least 2 words
Crafty purple frog - Summer fun
Moving along with the times - Favourite things (house mouse and colour combo)
Southern girls - Birthday
Stamp insanity - Summer colours
Stampin' B's - Bling
Card makin mamas - Summertime
Digis with attitude - Anything goes ***
Floweret stamlar - Vacation
Fuzzy wuzzy - Get punchy (must include an animal)
Inspire me fridays - Anything goes
Totally papercrafts - Girly girl
Wags and whiskers - Birthday
Crafts 4 eternity - 3,2,1 (3 DP, 2 flowers - layered, 1 image)
Fairy fun fridays - On holiday
Fussy and fancy - Summer
Guylous inimitability - 1 ribbon or lace (I used lace border punch), 2 DP, 3 or more piece of bling
Off the wall craftiness - Beach
Designed to delight - Let's go to the beach
Secret crafter - Holidays
Dream valley challenges - Summer
Gingerloft - Make it sparkle
I did it creations - Animals
Lollipop crafts - Anything goes
OSAAT - Flowers
Opus gluei - Beat the heat
Scrappy frogs - Summer flowers
Stamptacular sunday - Animal antics
Creative stamp friends - Summer
DDH - Summer
Lexis creations - At the beach
Make it monday - Anything goes
Paper playtime - Summer
Pollycrafts - Summer fun
Squigglefly - Fingers, toes, paws or claws!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. What a beautiful card Paula...easy to see how you won Cardmaker of the year. It's just lovely x

  2. Really pretty and a gorgeous image.

  3. Hi Paula

    Sooo cute, love HM stamps and love having you as a Guest Designer at Die Cut Dreams.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. Hi Paula, Gorgeous card love this image of Joanne's she puts out some fabulous stamps, lovely background and coloured use on the image are fab too!:) Sandra H

  5. an absolutely gorgeous card, I like the image and the colour combo.
    Kevin xx

  6. Hi Paula thanks so much for being our special guest this week , your card is a master piece
    Thats a perfect sentiment and I like your use of glossy accents on the cute mouses nose too.
    Its been an honour spotlighting your work
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  7. Какой милый мышонок!!

  8. oh this is so fabby, i love the image and love your layout too

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  9. gorgeous card Paula your colouring is so detailed thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  10. Oh this is totally fab, that image is great so is your design a very lovely card thank you for sharing it with us at Bearlymine.
    Lorraine x

  11. Super card and great colours, Luv Sam x

  12. Gorgeous creation Paula, thanks for being on the team this challenge.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Love that stamp--and what a pretty card! Glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week.

  14. A wonderful card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

  15. Beautiful card Paula and your colouring is just stunning!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  16. This is fabulous. Thanks for joining the StampinB challenge this week and hope you'll come back and play again next week!

  17. Hi ya
    aww a gorgeous card, my fav image, fab colouring,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  18. oh what a cute image and fab layout
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our favourites challenge
    Lisa x

  19. Gorgeous card. Love your promarker technique. Congrats on the GDT, I can see why you won.

    I did understand what you mean! I enjoy HAVING to make something and also being told what to make, takes the effort out of having to think for yourself somethimes ;)

  20. Hi Paula I just love the image you have used he is so cute love Linda

  21. Gorgeous card Paula, just love that image. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  22. Brrrr! He is definitely chillin' Way to beat the heat! Thank you for playing with us at the Order! We are glad to see the awesome makes everyone is making!!!!

  23. Forgot to say thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  24. Hey Paula, lovely to see you joining us at One Stitch at a Time. This is so cute! I love the LO and your papers :-) Elaine-xxx-

  25. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  26. Wow, you sure fit a lot of challenges in one card! Love the image and your coloring is super! Thanks for being part of Squigglefly's challenge.

  27. I love the look of this little mouse trying to cool off...great card! thanks for playing in the opus gluei beat the heat challenge this week!

  28. Aww super adorable, love the layout!

    Thanks for playing along with us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" and good luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  29. Love how the lime and the flower come poke out - fabulous punching and design! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's and good luck!

  30. Hehehe, the mouse sure found a way too cool down. Fab card, thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  31. I love your mouse chillin' in his drink glass! Beautiful card...Thank you for playing at IDIC this week and good luck!

  32. Beautiful card!! Love that image! Thanks for participating in our recipe challenge at Guylou's!

  33. Love that image, very cute card! Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime.


  34. What a beautiful card, the papers are beautiful and of course your colouring of the house mouse is amazing. Lee xx

  35. It is the middle of winter here...and he is sitting in made me shudder..fabulous image with great papers and colouring.
    Thanks for joining in with 'Fussy and Fancy' challenge this week.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  36. Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  37. This little mouse is so adorable and I got a (good) chill just looking at him in that glass! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei this week!

  38. Super , Super Sweet....good luck with all the challenges!Thanks so much for being on holidays with us at FFF this fortnight! Don't forget that Prairie Fairy Designs has a HA----YOOG Super Summer Fun Sale of 35 images & 10 sentiments for one great price! Come check it out.

  39. Looks just as good on Make it Monday...Thanks for sharing.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  40. Fabulous 'holiday' card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  41. Gorgeous card Paula, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  42. Hi Paula stunning HM creation, goes without saying love your work..great layout & colouring love the got one fab list of challs here BUT you MISSED out HM which we have a 100th celebration blog hop wink wink..
    many thanks for your DCD GDT creation stunning

    smiles Christine DCD DT .xx

  43. I'm not a lover of House Mouse (controversial I know!) Paula but this made me smile :-D Great colouring a pretty pp's. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this month xx

  44. Beautiful Holiday creation
    Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER Saturday Challenge and good luck!


  45. Cute card! Thanks for joining us for the Hang Ten! challenge at Squigglefly this week.

  46. Congrats on the GDT spot! This card is definitely adorable! It's so hot here, I need to put myself in a glass of ice water!

    Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

  47. Cute, cute, cute! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  48. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  49. Wow this is an absolutely fabulous project and its just perfect for our challenge this week,gorgeous colour theme and colouring too,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 143 Holidays I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  50. Aww - these house mouse stamps are so cute!! Fab card! x

  51. This is a gorgeous card Paula and such a fun image! Your colouring is fab!

    Thanks for joining us for the Summer Fun challenge at Pollycraft Monday this week!


  52. This is just adorable!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Use It Tuesday :)

  53. Absolutely fabulous and summery, Paula! That poor little mouse looks well dunked and you did a wonderful job showing him off! Thanks for playing in my "Let's go to the BEACH!" challenge at D2D! Hope to see a wondeful creation from you again in the near future!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    D2D DT

  54. Great colours Paula and what a cute image! Brrr.
    Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

  55. Fabulous card. I love this image!! thanks so much for playing along at Guylous!

  56. Congrats on your guest spot, with adorable cards like this it is no wonder why you made it! This is so stinkin' cute! I love the expression of his/her face - bliss and boy could we use some of that around my part of the world - it is hot hot hot!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Opus Gluei, hope we entice you back for more fun with us on future challenges

  57. A great 'Summer Fun' card. So cute!! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.

    Hugs, xo

  58. This is one of my favorite House Mouse images, and that sentiment is perfect with it. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

  59. What a cute card!! Please add the inspiration photo and thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

  60. What an adorable card. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  61. very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments! :)Amy

  62. Very cute! Love how you cut out the lemon and made it pop! Thanks for playing along with us at LCI!

  63. very cute card and great idea in this heat! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

  64. This is gorgeous - love it!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


  65. Congrats as a GDT, I can see why they chose you; this is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity with at at Aud Sentiments, Enjoy Your Day Challenge - Good Luck!