23 February 2014

'Home Sweet Home'

So sorry that I haven't been around much lately. The holidays always seem to take me away from crafting, spending time with the girlies is always good fun tho! This last week Nige had Monday & Friday off work so two long weekends have been spent at Gentleshaw helping out. Also the fabby news Sybil the meerkat had two healthy squeaky pups yesterday!!.... as soon as I get a photo I will be posting to show you, we've just gotta leave her to do what she's gotta do for a few weeks, but I did sneak a cuddle with Basil (daddy) who doesn't seem to have a clue what's going on lol!

But I thought I'd share a picture with you today of the gorgeously scrummy Basil! Who crawled on my knee on Friday & snuggled up & started snoring he is a snuggly cutie pie!

This week over at My Time To Craft the theme is.....


So anything new, but NOT new stash!

I decided to use one of my stamps that I got when I went on my crafty weekend away. These mices are so sweet!

I really enjoyed colouring this little cutie in. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks, I think out of all my pencils, pens, paints etc I love these & my distress markers best!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Artistic Stamper- use distress (coloured using distress inks)
Treasured Times- layers
Card Making Mama's- stack it up!
The Stamping Boutique- dies or punches
Divas By Design- rubber stamps only

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Home Sweet Home' The Makey Bakey Mice 
Tim Holtz distress markers
Mousey- gathered twigs, tea dye, antique linen & worn lipstick
Teapot- black soot, weathered wood, seedless preserves & dusty concord
Sign- vintage photo & antique linen
Flowers- dusty concord & milled lavender
Ground- pine needles, forest moss & mowed lawn
Sky- tumbled glass & salty ocean
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Woodland Folk' by Docraft
'Kraft' card by Papermania
Sentiment- 'Home Sweet Home' The Makey Bakey Mice
'Star Dust' Stickles from Natalie & Amy's

Tools & Glues
'Collall all purpose glue' from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Classic Petal' Edgeabilities by Spellbinders from Natalie & Amy's
Small corner rounding punch by X-cut
'6" scalloped square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you so much for stopping by today, hopefully I will be able to catch up with you all tomorrow. Have a great Sunday, we're off to feed Basil!
Hugs xx


Janice said...

Super card Shell. A lovely image and great colouring. Love Basil, never realised you could keep meerkats pets, don't they bite? Well done on breeding them, that would be ace! Jx

Sandra H said...

Ooooh how cute is Basil and two new pups l just love Meerkats and your card is gorgeous what a lovely stamp and coloured so perfectly as always xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Shell I love the design and that image is just super cute.

Pat xx

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun cute photo oh just love it and the card is simply stunning love the image hugs cheryl xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Shell long time no visit I'm sorry to say!! No excuses just life gets in the way!
Love your card, that is one cute image and fab borders Mrs!
Hope all the family are well
Thank you for playing along at Diva's this week for our Rubber challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card.

Sue B said...

Aww Basil is SO sweet Shell… sounds like he is a cuddly chap and enjoys those snuggles!
I love your card… such a fab image and your colouring is beautiful !! I like the papers and fab borders!
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Ann said...

Such an adorable image - shouldn't everyone have a teapot for a home??

Andie's Space said...

HI Shell,
Oooh, this is soooo cute. Love the image & you're a dab hand with those Distress Markers. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

coops said...

awwwwwww basil is totally adorable shell and i love your gorgeous card, fab pretty colours and the image is really cute ;D

xx coops xx

butterfly said...

Firstly, congratulations on the meerkat arrivals! Such a cute image on your card (pity it's not a meerkat!) and beautifully coloured... Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah fabby card and cute piccy of Basil, hes a sweetie, Hopefully h wont be naughty the next baby time!! Love Hazelxox

Debbie said...

What a little sweetie pie.Absolutely gorgeous card.Your colouring is beautiful.Really cute card dearie.Hope you're ok.Hugs Debbie x

Penny said...

Another beautiful card, the "mices" are indeed cute. Love how you have layered up your card, thanks for sharing with us at CMM