Thursday 7 February 2013

Birthday balloons

Hi everyone, I'm playing with my new toy. My lovely hubby treated me to an iPad and I'm playing about to find out what it can do. I found an app to add a signature to my photos so I don't have to use photoshop. I'm even playing with the cloud and photo stream... Ooh get me. I'm not usually that adventurous nowadays but being married to a techie geek means I need to make an effort...I used to be intelligent once...but then I had kids!

Here's a card I made for my best friend Sue's birthday last month. She bought me some House Mouse stamps for Christmas and I couldn't wait to use one....

I made a shaker card. The image has been coloured using copics. The backing paper was from a cd. The sentiment is LOTV. The sentiment was cut out with a spellbinder die. I cut the frame by hand, including a black mat, visible on both the outer and inner frame. I used extra sticky tape to add glitter to the frame, adding a star to finish off. I then added the little mouse balancing the candle, using foam pads.

I would like to enter this for House Mouse - anything goes with special cuts

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.

Helen xx


  1. hun, this is so cheerful and sweet!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Thankyou for my beautiful card - i love it all. House mouse stamps are my favourites and the shaker card with the sequins is amazing. Also thanks for taking me craft shopping - naughty but nice lol xxx

  3. WoW - great colors and so sweet!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

  4. oh love the frame and how it perfectly focuses on the image, just gorgeous, mmmmmmmm shopping with Susie and no invite for me, but hope you had fun together, thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Gorgeous vibrant colour combo great frame work & DPs ..fab take on the Cutting chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time..come back Mon. for a NEW chall theme.

    smiles Christine x

  6. Hi
    a fabulous shaker card, great colouring,luv the DP, fab design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  7. Realy cute birthday card, bet she loved it. Bright fun colors and perfect background papers too. Frame looks great with this fun image. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


  8. A gorgeous card Helen, fabulous colours and what brilliant papers - perfect for the sweet, lovely coloured image/s!!

    Thanks of you joining House Mouse and Friends challenge,
    Heather xx


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