Monday 16 July 2012

Summer holidays - House Mouse


Did you miss me?!?  It's been a while since I last posted but I've had an infection and now I think I have a trapped nerve in my back - lucky me!  Thankfully, I made this DT card before I was unwell as I haven't made anything for a few weeks!  I'm now 24 weeks pregnant and look a similar size that I was toward the end of my first pregnancy so I feel enormous!

It's time for another challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Todays challenge has been chosen by DT member Christine who has picked

Summer Holidays

so we want to see any of your creations that have something to do with summertime fun!

I have used a wooden stampabilities Gruffies stamp called "Hammock hibernation" that I've had a while and had not had chance to use it until now!  I have coloured the image in with my promarkers and flexmarkers.
The papers are from a massive K&Co special pad that I'd also never used but was starting to fall to pieces so I decided I should start using it!  The notepad effect punch is a stampin' up one that I bought off ebay that I lost and found again recently!  I'm still using the last few of the papermania scrabble letters before they're all gone although it's getting more difficult to string words together.

We have Di's Digi Downloads as our fab sponsor who are offering a $10 gift voucher
  and there is also a fab set of Joanna Sheen House Mouse stamps up for grabs donated by Christine

I really hope that you join us with all your summery creations!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous card Paula, love that image and the colours are fabulous
    Sorry to hear you aren't too good, hope you feel better soon
    Hugs Sue

  2. this has to be my all time favourite gruffie - he's brilliant and with those sunflowers - really fab! Love the tiles too Paula - brilliant card! Hugs rachel xx

  3. just totally gorgeous hun all works so perfectly
    hugs Kate xx

  4. Super card Paula, hope your back is better soon, I suffered with back problems with both my babies so I know how it feels. Take care, Jane x

  5. Oh dear Paula, I feel for you having a trapped nerve in your back! Ouch. Hope you are felling a bit better now. This card is so pretty. I love it. Lee x

  6. Oh, Paula I'll love to swap with this relaxed Gruffie, he looks like he's having a great time.
    Lovely summer card you have made... beautiful colouring.
    hugs Dorte

  7. Beautiful card and another great challenge:)x

  8. Fabulous Paula, I love the Gruffie looking so blissful - stunning colouring and your design and details are wonderful.

    hugs Heather xx

  9. Hi Paula, love the subtle colors on your card, and that stamp is such fun. The addition of the extra sunflowers is perfect too. Hope your feeling better.


  10. Girl...this is almost as adorable as YOU! I hope you are feeling better! Can't believe you are already 24 weeks!!!! Hey...don't worry about your size. Enjoy it :) ((((hugs))))

  11. Fabulous card Paula :-) this is the life eh ! sleeping on a hammock ,,,, bliss ! :-) the papers and sentiment are perfect :-)

    hope you feel better soon xx

    Lols x x x

  12. Paula, I'm so glad you got this card done prior to your health issues, because we would have missed seeing such an adorable creation. I am so sorry to hear of your problems and I wish you better health very soon and, of course I wish you an easy time with the rest of your pregnancy.

  13. Hey Paula! I LOVE this card! It uses one of my favorite stamps...I always call my Dad Papa Bear-so this reminds me of him and his naps!

    Sue K

  14. Hi Paula
    I love your choice of summertime fun image, the colours and design are gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  15. gorgeous card Paula. fab image. love the colours x

  16. This is so adorable Paula, I love the papers and the layout and the gruffies image is just so adorable
    Lindsay xx

  17. Gorgeous card Paula. The colours are great together.
    Sandra x