Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy, Happy, Happy!

 This is the grad card I made for a second niece who graduated this year - I remember seeing someone's blog a long time ago and she'd used these stamps together and I thought it was so cute but sadly, I don't remember the site. 
I kept it fairly simple with lots of white space but the sentiment (which is Stampin Up's Happy Everything) seemed so perfect for a graduation.    The mouse is House Mouse's Oh! Happy Days and I thought it was also very fitting for the occasion.  Now I'm not partial to mice at all but these little House Mouse characters are the sweetest and it's all good because they are not real!  The image was coloured with copics and a bit of Antique Linen distress ink rubbed around the edges for shading.  I used a Provocraft border to emboss the top and bottom, scored some lines and then added some little flatback embellishments and a bit of ribbon.  Easy Schmeasy!
Challenges:
House Mouse - Anything Goes
Dilly Beans - Texture
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crop Stop - Emboss It!
Inked Paws - Clean & Simple
My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing

36 comments:

jackid said...

Hi Marilyn what a gorgeous card love it so simple but that takes nothing away from the the elegance and style and such a cute little character
Jacki xx

Gail said...

Wonderful card, and perfect for a graduation!
Good Luck at House Mouse & Friends!

jimlynn said...

I'm in total love!!! PERFECT card Marilyn, and I already see myself CASEing it! LOVE IT1
Like that embossing folder you used too!
Lynn

MichelleO said...

Gorgeous card! Simple cards are sometimes so hard to pull off - this is fabulous!
HUGS
MichelleO

Pia S said...

Such a cute card! Love all that white space and the sentiment is so elegant!

Pia S said...

Such a cute card! Love all that white space and the sentiment is so elegant!

Shannon White said...

Cute Cute Cute!! 8-) Just can't help but smile at this Sweet little fellow.. 8-) Love it and I'm sure your niece did too! So Adorable! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the image .xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

This is wonderful! Love the embossing and the CAS style! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

Paige said...

Adorable card Marilyn! Those HM images are the cutest things! Love the embossing and the CAS design!

Darlene said...

Love HM & this one is no exception! The "happy" script matches the image so well too. The embossed borders accented with the halfbacks is a great touch. Such a fun and pretty card.

downrightcrafty said...

such an elegant card love the detail and super little image addition, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - hope you will join us for our next challenge too
Hugs Kate xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous clean crisp design this cute mouse sure looks a happy guy..lol

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this wk

smiles Christine x

NickelNook said...

Hi, Marilyn! It's amazing that you've created such an elegant card with a mouse on it! lol Yes, it's a good thing it's not real! It's a wonderful design and beautifully coloured!...Nancy :o)

Molecraft said...

What a brilliant card, love that sweet little mouse!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

How cute!!! Gorgeous card - Love it!
Lorraine x

Margaret said...

Oh, I love this card. What an adorable image. Love the embossing on the card and your added black embellishments. I'm sure it will be well received.

Claudia said...

Hi Marilynm that's an amazing card. Love the idea with the embossing folders and the little mouse, looks terrific.
Hugs Claudia

Dot said...

Lovely CAS card, so very pretty and simple. Adorable image, perfect with the embossing. I love it!
Thanks for joining our challenge at HM&FMC and good luck. Hope to see you again.
Dorte,x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- I love the great image and your great coloring! I love the embossing on the top and on the bottom!

Anneke said...

What a great card!! Greetings Anneke

Trudie said...

Very CAS.... beautiful. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week.
Trudie xx

Laura said...

Ohhhh, I'm loving this card very cute for the occasion.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card! Love the border embossing. Thanks for koining our CropStop Emboss Challenge!

CropStop said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com! :-)

~Paola~ said...

adorable, delightful and ohh sooo totally perfect for grad!!
***LOVE IT!!!!***♥

Dragonlady said...

I love it, such a cute mouse. Thank you for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

MiamiKel said...

oh how cute!!!! this is THE perfect card!! xoxo

Rosie said...

Your coloring is amazing and I love how it stands out against the white background! Thank you for playing along with us at CropStop. Hugs, Rosie

Renee said...

So cute Mar….love the little mouse :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Jacilynn said...

this is too gorgeous! love all the white and the image.

cheers

DonnaMundinger said...

Couldn't be cuter! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week. xxD

Sandy said...

You want to know something - I think this is a perfect card. I love the mouse and your paper and the design and I think it is one of the happiest cards I have ever seen!
sandy

Beate said...

That is so so cute and elegant at the same time. Love your layout and coloring.
Hugs and smiles

Nicole G said...

Love this card Marilyn. TFS.