Friday, January 18, 2013

PPC 100 - Let's Celebrate!!!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and getting ready for a fantastic weekend!  It is Friday, which means it is time for a new Playing in Paradise Challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise.  However, this is no ordinary challenge - it is our 100th, so we are having a celebration!!!  I hope you will join in the fun with us!

For our 100th challenge celebration, our theme is 'Let's Celebrate Together!'  So, this week we would love to see your celebration projects.  It could be any type of celebration - birthday, birth, wedding, anniversary, graduation, etc. 

For this challenge, I decided to make a celebration card: 

These little mice really know how to celebrate!


Image - House Mouse (coloured with Distress Inks) and I think the sentiment might be from Inkadinkado (embossed with black embossing powder).  I went over the glass with my clear Copic atyou spica marker for a really fine glittery look.
Paper - White card, coloured with Distress ink and stamped with a couple of stamps from a Stampin up set.
Other - velvet ribbon from my stash for framing the image and wired sparkly ribbon from my stash to make a party bow and confetti.  I used fabric stiffener on the wired ribbon to help it hold its shape and prevent it from getting squished.

To celebrate our 100th challenge, we have some amazing prizes up for grabs!!  I wish I could be in the running for these!   We will have three lucky winners this week and each will receive a fantastic pack of crafting goodies!! 

Be sure to pop by the Playing in Paradise Challenge to check out the gorgeous projects my team mates have created and, of course, to see the awesome prizes that are up for grabs this week.  Then come celebrate with us - I am looking forward to seeing all your celebratory projects!

Hugs and Happy Crafting!




Hi Dawn
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous layout
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is wonderful Dawn. I love that cute image and the stamps you used for the background are fabulous. The curled ribbon looks brilliant too, such a good idea to add fabric stiffener to it so it holds it's shape.
hugs Sue xx

Jessi Fogan said...

ACK! That curly ribbon is AWESOME!!! And you know I love those adorable mice :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, the house mouse image is adorable and I absolutely love the ribbon curls
Lindsay xx

Cindy C. said...

Hehee your card made me smile!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Dawn! An adorable celebration card - the sentiment is beautiful! I like the subtle coloring and the added sparkle to your glass. hugs, de

fairyrocks said...

Dawn, this is such a fun card. My sister collects mice, she would love this card. {of course I think that is because she has never had one in her house, but I digress}
Gorgeous work. I hope all your friends will come Play in Paradise with us this week.

Faye said...

What an adorable house mouse card. They look like they're having a great time. Have a great weekend. X

Notes by Nina said...

What an adorable card Dawn, this image is so sweet. I love the soft colours you used.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card so love this image too!
and love how you have added ribbon to look like the streamers! hugs Samantha x

Francy said...

This card is fantasti and I love the stamp. Great job.

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my gosh ... this is SO cute! Perfect image for a celebration. LOL. Love the work you've done with both ribbons ... the frame is perfect and those curly ones are genius! Thanks for the tip about the fabric stiffener ... I wouldn't have thought of that!

Allison said...

This screams New Year's celebration! Great job with the coloring and the cute trick with the ribbon!

Janice said...

A great image and a lovely card. Thanks for visiting my blog and the comment u left. The glass front on the snow globe is Anita's glossy accents. Brilliant stuff! Jx

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Dawn,

those look like two VERY HAPPY mice, haha! They are "tipsy-ing" the glass right over.

I have not really played with distress inks yet, but your card just may challenge me to try this sometime soon.

Blessings, Barb

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the ribbons and the soft colors.
Thanks for the warm comments.
Mieko xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful and love the colouring on the image, the theme over at House Mouse is new beginnings, think celebrations usually celebrates a new beginning if you wanted to enter
Hugs Kate xx

Faye said...

This is cuteness Dawn. I'd like to go to a house mouse party! X

Terryfic Cards said...

Love what you did with the ribbon! great card

LauraVi said...

I like your creations, now I am your follower!

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab Dawn. Although I do think that glass is going to tip over and hit that other mouse right on the head... Love the curly ribbon too, looks like party streamers.

Susan x