Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Henry Celebrating Mouse

I apologize if this post seems a little rushed... it is.  I am hurrying to get it finished because I am leaving in the morning for an out of town work seminar & won't be home in time to post.  I will fine tune it when I get back though so please bear with me.    The challenge this week at Creative Card Crew is to create a treat box or bag & our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.  This is a little out of my comfort zone & making anything more than a card usually makes me break out into a sweat & this treat box is no exception.  I am happy with the way it turned out but it was the second box I made (I bothered the first one with so much fidgeting that it more or less fell apart) & I coloured two other images before I decided on this one.   I've used Whiff of Joy's Henry Celebrating Mouse plus the Magical Wishes sentiment set.  These sentiments are so versatile & I use them a lot.  I must say, the Whiff of Joy rubber stamps beautifully - a nice crisp, clear image every time.  The images were coloured with Copics, the ink is Memento Tuxedo Black.  I used the Spellbinder's Tag Trio set for the tags; Spellbinders Circles & Scalloped Circles;  Tim Holtz Walnut distressing ink to shade & of course Stickles.  All of these products are readily available at Simon Says Stamp so go check it out & be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations at Creative Card Crew & enter the challenge.
Crafty Cardmakers - Containers & Fancy Envelopes - ends Dec 6
Die Cut Dreams - Anything But a Card - ends Nov 27
My Time to Craft - Tag Along - ends Nov 29
Papertake Weekly - Cut it Out (use a die cut or punch) - ends Nov 30
Simon Says - Sparkle - ends Nov 24
Crazy4Challenges - Add Circles - ends Nov 27
Our Creative Corner - Create Something Other than a Card - ends Nov 26
Cutie Sunday - Christmas Caked - ends Nov 28
Stamptacular Sunday - A Time for Giving - ends Nov 27
Copic Creations - Shading Your Paper Pieces - ends Nov 30
Mark's Finest Papers - Have a circle on your card - ends Nov 26
If the Shoe Fits - Tickle me with Tinsel - ends Nov 26. *****What a thrill!  I won Shoe of the Week!****
Crafty Purple Frog - Flowers - ends Dec1
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything but a Card - ends Dec 13


jimlynn said...

Hi Marilyn....just popping in for a minute before all my company gets here for the week - to say this is gorgeous. So pretty.

Renee said...

How adorable! For being out of your comfort zone you did a fantastic job!! This is perfect!


Brenda Dean said...

I love this little mouse! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Too cute!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Deb said...

Super cute image and gorgeous box, I love the flowers too, thanks so much for sharing this week at Die Cut Dreams

redwasher1 said...

AWESOME!!!! Love it!!
Thanks for it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Trina said...

This is too cute!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what adorable packaging...a gift all by itself....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

Annika said...

I wish my cards were as intricate as your box! Seriously, it's so pretty!
Agree about WOJ stamping well - never had any problems, even on rough paprs!!

Unknown said...

You did a great job on this box its gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing with us at DCD.
Chris x

Maria Matter said...

beautiful box Marilyn, Henry is so adorable!!

Unknown said...

this is just BEAUTIFUL! i just LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining us this week at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

Nadine said...


wow, great box.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! What gorgeous detail, very lovely! Hugs, Karen

Davi said...

Wowzer you would never know it was a struggle!! It is fabulous! Love the image beautiful flowers and all the lovely flowers!!!

Unknown said...

This box is beautiful! Love all that gorgeous detail!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Well, for someone not used to making boxes, you certainly did a fabulous job! Good for you moving out of your comfort zone - it gets easier each time. The image is adorable and beautiful embellishments and paper. Totally wonderful job on the holiday project challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful little gift box!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Cutie Sunday


Carrie said...

This is beautiful. I love your coloring. what a perfect little gift box

Leonie said...

Well you have done a wonderful job with your box seeing you say its out of your comfort zone! loving your Henry mouse too...too cute! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular!
Hugs Leonie

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful little gift box! You've done a wonderful job with it!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

*Arwen* said...

It's a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Arwen

Mina said...

wow what a stunning piece of work Marilyn...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Marushy said...

Great work and beautiful box
Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.


Vicky said...

Absolutely stunning I love the flowers & I love Henry he is just the cutest Mouse in the world lol.
Thank you for joining us at CPF Challenge this week, hope you can join us again, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

mycardz said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project! I love this image and you've colored him perfectly!! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations! Thank you. hugz, Mary

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colours,colouring and embellies!!

Unknown said...

This is so very cute, I love it! *hugz*