Monday, 1 February 2016

Mice and Pink

I've been promising myself a new printer for a few months now as the one I had was getting a bit temperamental, so when out shopping on Friday I saw the one I liked and duly treated myself. Not wanting to waste the little remaining inks from the old printer I thought I'd run off some decoupage sheets from the Joanna Sheen 'House Mouse decoupage' cd I'd bought in December... Now this is where all my plans for the weekend went completely out of the window because the nearly almost empty ink cartridges (maybe enough to print four or five decoupage sheets) acted as though a magic spell had been cast on them producing more and more ink and I spent most of Saturday and Sunday printing off sheets and sheets and more sheets of decoupage before the magenta finally gave up the ghost - still leaving the other 3 cartridges with a little ink but preventing any more printing.

So guess what I've used for my card today - yes, you've got it - a decoupage sheet from the House Mouse decoupage cd which is still on offer at half price from Joanna Sheen if any of you are interested. This is one of my favourite images as the sight of blossom means spring and hopefully better weather. The paper is Hunkydory, the flowers are made with a Poppystamps 'blooming posie' die from snippets (guess who's heading over to the Playground treehouse!) of designer papers with Stickles centres, and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following chaallenges

Pixies's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Allsorts challenge 'bring on the bling'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'pastel colours
In the Pink challenge 'bling it on' (2nd entry)
House Mouse & Friends challenge 'love is all around ' anything goes'
Gruffies & Guests challenge 'bingo / anything goes'
Crafty Ribbons challenge 'fabulous flowers with ribbon'
CD Sunday challenge 'seasons'
As You Like It challenge 'one or multi layer' - I do like CAS cards but decoupage images (especially these little meecies) with all the layers are my great love

Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave all your lovely comments. I'm off now to try and set up this new printer. Fingers crossed this one has magic inks too !


Michelle said...

A beautifully decoupaged card Kanda - so pretty - hope you enjoy your new printer - Michelle x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Andrea, such a cute image and pretty papers, I hope you are pleased with your new printer.

Sue said...

Andrea, this is a lovely card. The image is so cute and I love your card design. Perfect bling in the centre of those pretty flowers too. Thank you for joining us this time at In The Pink.

Beth Brovold said...

Oh this is simply lovely Andrea...beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Good luck!
Take care,

Barbara GR said...

Wooowww... this card is sooooo cute! I love it!!!
Hugs, Barbara GR

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, great image and papers.

Kath x

SARN said...

Such a lovely card Andrea. Hope u like your new printer. See u in treehouse later xxx

Barb said...

This is so pretty Andrea. What a lovely decoupage image. They look so sweet with their mouths open waiting for the worm. I hope the new printer works out well. Barbxx

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Andrea! I love this image! Those printers are funny things. Glad you could get lots of sheet out of it!

Sue from Oregon said...

I can just hear you thinking"when will this ever end?" LOL Happy you got LOTS of sheets printed. I still have to try my CD out. I am a die hard "colorer" but your decoupage is so lovely!!! Guess I am going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

Donna Hanley said...

Well you ended up having a good weekend and a very productive one. You came up with a fabulous card. Your flowers and bow along with the pretty gems all really helped to frame that darling image. Have a good evening.

Torrey said...

Andrea, this is SOoooooooooooo pretty. I love all the texture and layers you created. Thank you so much for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends.

Mousey hugs,
Torrey (HMFMC DT member)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your printer story made me laugh! Way to go on using up all of that ink - and what better way to do it! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the added flowers! Good for you on the new printer!

brenda said...

I think they try and get us to buy new cartridges long before they are really going to run out Andrea as so often I've had the message that one or the other needs replacing and then they go on for days more.

So it's nice you were able to put the ink to good use and came up with a really pretty card. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous card, I love the decoupage. Glad your printer kept going for so long! I hate it when one colour runs out and the whole cartridge is left useless. I wish I could go back to my old printer where you had to get each colour separately

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully made creation, love the decoupage and just adore the colours you used.xx

Kate T said...

Oh I love House Mouse, great card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons challenge, Kate x

Di said...

Oh I so love this Andrea! The darling image really made me smile here - and the blossom is just stunning! Love it.


Di xx

Carol said...

A beautiful card and the flowers are especially beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.
CDrol xx
Cd Sunday DT

Pat K said...

Oh so sweeet! Beautiful image and love the flowers you added to the branches. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. hugs, Pat K xx

Snoopy von said...

It's gorgeous, Andrea! So glad your old printer likes the mouseys so much Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

Snoopy :D​

Wynn Walton said...

The image is adorable. Love the pretty flowers you've created too. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card! I love that you got the very best from what was left of your ink!I hope the new printer is all you wanted from it!
Dawn xx

Jocelyn said...

Ah what a beautiful card. I love the image you have chosen and those die cut flowers match perfectly. Printers can be a nightmare but at least you now have lots of images ready to work with.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Seafield Jo said...

This is one of my favourite house mouse images, so incredibly cute. Your card is gorgeous, those flowers are stunning.

Jo x

downrightcrafty said...

ooooooooooooooh delicious, thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge just love it
hugs Kate xx

Alison Barlow said...

Your card is lovely, Andrea. The image is adorable and I love your pastel colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland - we hope to see you there again soon.
Alison x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning bright and cheery card you have made. It fits our challenge this month well of “anything goes with the option of the BINGO board”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Bring on the Bling' challenge and good luck x Susan x

sue-b said...

Great decoupage card and i love the images they really do stand out.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
sue-b xx

Vicky said...

What a fabulous card . I love the image and the colors . The flowers really make this card pop. Thanks for playing along with Gruffies and Guests. DT Vicky

Merlina Hadi said...

Stunning card.
Hope you can also join our challenge here :

My Crafting Stories

Heather said...

An adorable card Kanda, a lovely design with such pretty papers. Your image is just delightful and beautiful embellishments!!

Angela said...

Such a pretty card and those gorgeous pink flowers finish it off perfectly. Thank you for joining the challenge at Gruffies & Guests. Angela (DT)

Sue said...

What a sweet image, and beautiful layers. Card is so pretty. Thanks, Kanda, for sharing it with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Kanda. Lovely colours and that image is super cute! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

cotnob said...

Hi Andrea, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at House-Mouse and Friends Monday.
I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -