Friday, February 3, 2012

Tails of Love

The reason you're not seeing a Funny Friday today is because I wanted to make a card to enter into the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge where you have to use more than one heart.  They're also having a blog hop so you may want to check that out.   I've used the Tails of True Love image from House Mouse designs.



Now, all of y'all know I do NOT "do" flowers!  I see all of these lovely cards with absolute bouquets on them and see how beautiful they are....and then when I try to do that, it just looks like I've slapped some artificial flowers on there (as I've said before).  I'm trying once again with this card though - and yes, it probably does look like I slapped them on here but I actually took my time with them and tried to arrange them in somewhat of a decent manner!  I kept wanting to use "the rule of three", but three were too many, one was not enough, and two are what you get!!!  That sort of sounds like Goldilocks and the Three Bears!  LOL!!  They're a mauve color and go with the pink and plum pretty good.   I used the Heart embossing folder on the Pretty in Pink panel and the DP is from Paper Studio.  I also used some Perfect Plum - it actually matches (in a lighter shade) the solid background on the DP but I can't get the camera to cooperate with that it seems!   I off-set the oval and lacy oval nesti and then added the image that was colored with Prisma pencils.
The sketch I used is from Seems A Little Sketchy and I'll also enter it in their challenge.

Sorry I've been missing in action.....will return tomorrow to visit all your wonderful blogs!

Thanks for stopping by........and hope everyone has a great weekend.
Lynn

31 comments:

Marilyn said...

Those crazy mice...mice, mice, everywhere there's mice! You know, I never used to like those House Mouse stamps... they kind of creeped me out but they do grow on you and I love them now, I really do. This is a fab card Lynn & coloured beautifully with a great layout. I love how their tails have formed a heart and those are such pretty flowers.

Linda said...

Aw Lynn this is sooo cute! I love the papers and the mices looks gorgeous. Love those roses too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

Well, I would say these flowers are gorgeous on this sweet little card, how cute is that image with the colors you have. Love it, good luck on the challenge. Have a great weekend, I will be watching football and hoping Giants take the trophy:)

Donna Hanley said...

Pearls and flowers, way to go girlfriend! This card is ADORABLE! I love that image and you colored them so nicely. You did an amazing job with your flower placement and two is the perfect amount for this card. Love the papers also. I missed you for the past couple of days, great to see you back here. Enjoy your weekend.

Tammy said...

I know exactly what you mean when it comes to using flowers. Maybe its the size of our cards? I think your card today is adorable. Love the color combo and I think the flowers are great even if you don't!

Anne Temple said...

So adorable! Love the colors and I think you did a fantastic job with your flowers. They are gorgeous! You may want to enter this in the embossing challenge at Pattie's Creations or the Valentine's challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge (if it's a digi image). Have a great weekend.

Becky said...

I know what you mean Lynn, I do not do flowers often because of the same thing. But yours look fabulous along with this cute house mouse image.Beautiful card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn,I love the image, the colours and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Sharon said...

Your card is beautiful Lynn, just love the embossing too and your flowers are absolutely fab, nothing wrong with them. I get what you're saying though, as I go through the same agony each time I place flowers on my card. Some people make it look soooo darn easy, but for me it's not! Have a super weekend, hugs Sharon

MiamiKel said...

Pure sweetness! This is just as cute as can be - love these little guys! I have a few of them (and have a hard time making them look as cute as yours!) love the softness, the great layout, the cuteness! x0x0

Jackie Rockwell said...

The mice are soooooo cute with their curly heart tails! The embossing folder you used is perfect with the sweet little mice.

downrightcrafty said...

love the way you have put the image plate just off the image plate frame looks so very pretty, hope you enjoyed the hop and good luck, and thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Margaret said...

They are so sweet! Much nicer than the real ones!! LOL at the Goldilocks problem! I struggle with flowers too! I have a shoe box of all of these pretty flowers and never seem to use them because they always look out of place! I think you've managed the Baby Bear's just right on this one!!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Lynn! Love that precious image and your gorgeous flowers!
Hugs, Tammy

Shawna said...

So super sweet! Love the offset and those flowers! Wow!

Bonnie said...

I love that sweet image, Lynn, and your flowers look so pretty. I agree, 3 would be too many. This is just right as Goldilocks would say.

Davi said...

Lynn this is beautiful with the sweet little house mice and I LOVE your flowers they are beautiful and perfect with the card :)

Karen said...

First, Lynn, your flowers are awesome. I know what you mean about trying to get them to look right...how many do you throw in the garbage before one goes on the card. I know I go through a lot. You little mice and their heart tails are so cute.

Shannon White said...

Oh Lynn, this So Adorable!! 8-) I Love the Little House Mouses! I think they are so Sweet! And you flowers look Fabulous Lady! I think you placed them perfectly! Just a Darling card! 8-)

Hope you have a Super Superbowl weekend! I 'm with Miss Kathy and will be will be watching the game tomorrow too and since my Steelers didn't make the cut this year, I 've promised a Pal I'd root for the Patriots.. My hubby is rooting for NY.. lol this should be fun!8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

Joan Ervin said...

Your little HM image is adorable, Lynn, and I love the flowers you added!!! IKWUM about the flowers...I have a hard time with them, too, unless it's one big flower with a bunch of leaves...LOL!!

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness Lynn, how CUTE is this card! I love that adorable image and the way you offset the ovals just enough to add lots of interest! The flowers are the perfect touch too! Is there anything sweeter than these adorable meeces??

Rica said...

An adorable card, lovely coloures and the image is beautiful - your flowers are gorgeous - I don't tell what you say!!!

So happy you have joined us with the House Mouse and Friends challing
hugs
Heather xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge House Mouse & Friends with this great entry, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Aw, love this sweet pair. Your papers and those flowers are wonderful too. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Paula said...

This so lovely - I've just got this one but not used it yet!

Thanks for joining us at the HM & F challenge!!!

Paula DT :D x

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a sweet creation! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I think the two flowers look great!!! Offsetting the image is pretty darn cool too and you used 3 pearls, so I think it's just perfect!!!!!!!

Monica said...

Stunning - such soft colours... and you used flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovable image.

Sorry that I am typing with one hand...
So it is short and sweet.
Lovely, lovely card!
Hugs,
Monica

NanaConnie said...

I absolutely adore this card, Lynn, and I think you did a fabulous job on the flowers! Sorry I've been MIA but my computer crashed and I can only access the internet at the office. Want to take a quick minute to comment on your cards before I go do DT commenting. This is beautiful! Love the mousies. :-D

Dot said...

I love your card, the image is so cute. And I totally understand what you say about flowers, I'm not a big flower-user myself!
Thank you for joining in the blog hop at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog and good luck in the draw.
Dorte,x

Natascha said...

Such a cute card. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and our Blog Hop. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha