Sunday, January 17, 2010

HMF#61 - Cozy Wishes

HAPPY MONDAY everyone.... Over at House Mouse and Friends Blog - the challenge for the next two weeks was given by ME !!! Our challenge is to make a card or project with a "Faux Grid" somewhere on card/project. Here is a tutorial given by Dawn Griffiths (Dawn's Stamping Thoughts). Here is the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers that show you almost 150 cards or projects using this technique. I hope you will have fun with this challenge.

I just love this adorable Stampabilities - House Mouse - Happy Hopper image - "Will knit for friends". I coloured the image with prisma colour pencil crayons. Drew in the faux grid and coloured the squares. Matted image with white and black. Attached the black mini brads and tied on the little gingham ribbon/bow. Sentiment was computer generated. Base card is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2. I pierced holes all around the edge. I used two different pink designer papers for my background panel. Made the center strip and sewed edges and assembled card. I am very happy with how this turned out...

Now it's your turn... Please hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends blog and check out what the other very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.

Stamps: - Stampabilities - House Mouse - Will Knit For Friends
Paper: - Bristol Vellum, black, white, Paper Company - metallic pomegranate, designer paper
Ink: - Stazon Jet Black, soft sky, pretty in pink, regal rose, basic black, versamark, going grey
Accessories: - Sewing machine, mat pack, mini brads, exacto knife, Martha Stewart border punch, computer, aquapainter, prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol and blending stumps, pop dots, heat gun and clear embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.
Happy stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat


  1. Awww..This is simply adorable!!..Lovin the shades of pink with a touch of black...Great card :)

  2. Wow pat fab job you made with this theme this is this likkle bunny ..

    Hugs teamie Christine xx

  3. Hi Pat - great challenge...really enjoyed it - bit time consuming for me but such great fun - thanks!! Fabulous card, love the way you've carried you grid look through to the background. Gorgeous colours and what an adorable image.
    hugs Heather xx

  4. Awwww... what a totally adorable card Pat! I just love all the ways you used the grid throughout your card. I really struggled with this one and, of course, ended up with my grid quilt! Oh well, it was a fun challenge after all my sweat and tears! :) You definitely ROCKED this challenge! hugz, Mary

  5. This is so cute! I love that image and your colors are wonderful!

  6. This was quite the challenge! Love your card and I always have loved this image. Your coloring is beautiful. Great card! Best, Curt