Sunday, March 15, 2009

House Mouse Seaside Fun

Well I'm back again with another card for the House Mouse Monday Challenge. As usual, I'm dragging the chain. The challenge this week was to make a male card. The sketch I used is from Sketch Saturday. Actually I love the sketch but I'm not 100% sure that I like the card I've made. Oh well, it's done now.
I stamped my image in Versafine Sepia ink and only coloured the crab as I wanted him to stand out. That's the part of the image that really cracks me up. rofl
Then I stamped some PSX shell stamps in the Versafine Sepia ink and mounted them on to the corner. The paper is Kaisercraft Cocco range and the cardstock is Bazzill Raw Silk range which I've had for years. I used the Sanded background from Stampin' Up and some ribbon from my stash. The scallop edge punch from Stampin' Up was used to make the scallop edge on the dsp.

This week hasn't been the best for our family. We lost our family dog, Pepper, who has lived at the farm ever since she arrived as a stray 10 years ago. My Dad is away and I've got the terrible job of telling Dad when he comes home tomorrow night. She hadn't been at all well so I took her to the vet on Friday but it was a Neurological problem which had been coming on and there wasn't anything anyone could do.
Bringing Pepper home was the longest 40 miles I've ever driven. At least she's at peace and out of pain.

Sorry, I don't usually post anything other than cards so if you've read this, Thank You.
I'm having a bit of a blub now, so I'll go and finish off some other cards I'm making. Bye.


Jean said...

This is the cutest image Leigh and I love how you have highlighted the crab. Great colours for a male card and it is really lovely!

Karen said...

Leigh, you know my heart aches for you having to do what you did! Animals really are like family, it's just a shame not everyone treats them like we do!

I love your've done really well! Big hugs to you!


W Y G said...

Hi Leigh,
Love your card! I think it's great, and love that image. You've done a wonderful job. I haven't gotten my act together this week with the challenge so just checking out what everyone else has done. Also, I'm sorry to hear about your dog.
Wendy xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Glad to see you made the challenge - gorgeous work as always - I see what you mean about crabby - pretty funny thinking about a few seconds AFTER this "shot"....

So sorry to hear about your dog Pepper - I know it's never easy! Take care - cyber hugs and/or cyber glass of wine is still on offer!!


Kylie said...

WOW Leigh, your card is breath taking, LOVE IT!!!
Love all the little extras to your card, just stunning!
Have a great evening,
Take Care
Hugs XX

Rica said...

Hi Leigh - fabulous card - I love the idea of just colouring one part of the image. Your papers, irbbon and layout are great.
Thanks of joining in at HM.
hugs Heather xx

Mandy Schiller said...

I love this card Leigh! It's really gorgeous. Take Care


theneon said...

You have done an outstanding job on this card. Thanks for sharing. Martha Kay

scrapperjulia said...

Love this card and how you make the crab stand out. I am sorry about your dog. Hugs. Julia

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Leigh, I'm so, so sorry that you are going through this. It is devastating losing a loved family pet. My heart aches for you.

The card is wonderful - great colours, stamped BG, cut out shells and the highlighted crab.

Janet said...

Leigh - I'm so sorry to hear about Pepper and will keep you and your family in my thoughts - sending you lots of hugs.

This is a great male card and you did a wonderful job.

ant me. said...

Great card!!! I love how you only colored the crab. Beautiful job! : )


Sassy Crafts said...

Great card. I love the way you have just coloured the crab. It's very effective. x

LaToya said...

There is nothing wrong with this card. I think it's great. Especially how you colored the one image and left the rest of the seen neutral.

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the pretty colours. Michele x

Janice W. said...

That image is so fun!! That is a stamp I will be looking for. I think the card is fantastic!!