Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mice day for Polkadoodles Launch

Good morning peeps, and welcome to my new followers :)


The lovely Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles is launching two fabulous new Stamp & CD collections on Create and Craft* this morning at 10 o'clock. The two sets that launched in March sold like hot cakes and I expect these will do the same, so tune in early :)

* If you watch Create and Craft on Freeview don't forget that they moved channels yesterday from 36 to 23. You might need to retune your Freeview box.

I was incredibly honoured to be asked by Nikky to make some samples for the show and this is one of my favourite makes. My inspiration for this card was a red bubble paper on the Little Kingdom CD - I'd cut out the white holes with my Craft Robo for another project and thought how much it looked like cheese - the holey kind, that is.


I still had my Robo software open so I cut the same pattern out of a lime coloured paper from the CD.


 I then had a hunt around the digis on the CD to see if I could spot anything that looked like a mouse. I found petals that I could use for ears, plus the head/body, little circles for the eyes (I just needed to add black centres) and part of a flourish that looked like a tail. Result!

I dragged everything into CraftArtist to crop the parts I wanted and resize, then assembed the mouse and printed off a group of them in the bottom right hand corner of a piece of Super Smooth card.


This lovely sentiment from the CD contains all the letters I need for my greeting. How lucky is that?

 'Life takes you to unexpected places.
Love brings you Home'

Of course, I had to go with 'mice day' instead of 'nice day' - any opportunity for a bit of pun :D

I mounted the letters on Kraft card to make them stand out a bit more.
 The mice were coloured in with some Promarkers:
 Satin, March Hare, Tan, Sunkissed and Pastel Beige


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Star Stampz Challenge  USE A DIGI
Sassy Studio Designs  #330 Tictactoe (Button, Fake Stitching, Die Cut Cheese)



Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps Use Kraft card
 Send a Smile for Kids Animal cards
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  #343 Make it Digi (used Promarkers)
Cutie Pie Challenge #98 WOODLAND FRIENDS!
The Crazy Challenge #221 Buttons
The Ribbon Girls Use any image
Inspiration Destination  #83 Always Anything Goes

Hope you can check back later when I'll have a sample from the other new collection to show you.
Katrina x


15 comments:

  1. What cute mice! Love this card, Jane :) x

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  2. OMG Katrina this is genius!! Love it!xxx

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  3. Fabulous idea and a great make xx

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  4. Another fantastic creation Katrina xx

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  5. Wow love your card, and that certainly looks like cheese so clever, thank you for joining us in Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge - Anything Goes best of luck, hope we see you again on Ribbon Girl Challenge
    Hugs Jacqui

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  6. Very cool card great idea

    Thanks for joining us at Id

    Tracey dt

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  7. Lovely sweet card and cute mice image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

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  8. What a fab card. Live the mice x

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  9. Lovely sweet looking card. Really cute! Thanks for joining my digital challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  10. Ah this is super, Thanks for sharing with us on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel x

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  11. This is gorgeous, love it
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers
    Lorraine x

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  12. Wow..this is fabulous. Love how you created the cheese and of course those adorable mice. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

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  13. wow!! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-challenges.blogspot.nl/

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  14. This is so cute. thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

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