Friday, October 29, 2010

Watch out there's a Mouse or two, three, four.......

 Occasionally I have a bad day and yesterday was one of them, it means there is no challenge card today although I hope to make one today. What I do have are my Thank you cards with those pesky mice. I've kept them simple and as flat as possible without losing their dimension.
Oh yeah and I made 16 of those awful flat bows, I'm amazed I managed them all but they set the card off and they do fit through the normal post slot.

Here's a little close up.


This is the second version, the card is smaller than the normal 14.5cm square because I used a square dotty embossing folder from craft too. We're only talking about about centimeter just to make the card look balance but it means I don't have to work out where the join is to hide it.




44 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

These are so sweet Debby, hope you feel better today.

Anne

Claire said...

WOW those pesky mice were certainly worth waiting for, these cards all gorgeous and whoever the recipient is, they are going to love them. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Hi Debby
Wow what a lot of work for you, but I'm sure the recepiant's will love them.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Anita said...

Never in my life have I seen such gorgeous 'thank you'cards! Those mice stay cute! Love your simple but effective layout!
xoxo Anita

Sharon said...

Oh Debby, these are just too gorgeous for words... just love them. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs Sharon

Lorraine A said...

these are gorgeous Debby :-) I love the flat bows and have no idea how you make them,,,1 will have to figure that out !!

luv
Lols x x x

Lia said...

wonderful cards debby I love the mouse on your cards
hugs Lia

КИра said...

Нежная открытка получилась, просто прелесть!

Sue said...

Fab cards Debbie, it is such a pain with the post office and our 3d cards!! Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Cynthia said...

They look fab Debby, wow 16 bows didn't you do well.Sorry to hear you had a bad day hope things are on the improve for you.

Cheers
Cynthia

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous Debby..love the ribbons ...and your beautiful colouring..TFS
Enjoy your weekend:) x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debby,
Who needs challenges if it gives you the opportunity to produce beautiful sets of cards like these. They are beautifully done.
Hugs,
Fiona x

heidy said...

Oh Debby,those are gorgeous!!!
Hugs Heidy

shaz earl said...

Fabulous set of thank you cards Debby and those mouse images are so cute have a great weekend xx

Trudy said...

Oh Debby,beautiful as always.
hugs Trudy

Mo said...

Debby your cards are soooooo cute and your style is unique - I love it !!!
Hugs from sunny Switzerland,
Mo

Uschi said...

Liebe Debby,

die Karten sind ja so niedlich!
Da warst Du aber wieder fleißig!
Auch die Karte von gestern finde ich traumhaft schön!

Viele liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende!
Uschi

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

These are so cute - I love the simple design, it really makes the little mouse stand out. Great tip for the ribbon too, don't you just hate that narrow, little post slot?
Caroline xxx

Sandra said...

... so cute!
Love Penny Black.

Hugs and kisses Paula

Dorcas said...

I have to say Debby that I LOVE your clean and simple! You did a terrific job and these came out so so so nice! I hope you're really happy with them because they're lovely. :-)

Tricia T said...

Wow, Debby! What a lot of work, but how adorable they are! I love the flat bows! I'm going to have to try that. And, of course, I adore the mice. :-)

CaninosArtisticCafe said...

These are really nice cards! And you're right the bow just adds that lil something extra to it : ). And WOW you made a lot of them. They are all so nice you are amazing!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Debby, fabulous thank you cards if must have been a bit boring by the time you got to the end one, but theyve turned out beautifully. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Debby. These thank you cards are beautiful. Lovely crisp clean colors and a cute image. Donna

Sally Cicada Designs said...

These are just too cute and your pattered papers are perfect!!!
Hugs!!!
Sarah :D

Willy's creations said...

Lovely cards they are.

Hugs,Willy

nessy said...

wow!!!! these are super cute thankyou cards ~and are super flat too ~very difficult to do~ love those pennyblack mice and you have coloured them perfectly!
vanessa xx

Debs said...

Oh Debby these are just gorgeous - I love both designs.
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Debby.

Hugs Riet.x

akilli melek said...

those cards are gorgeous. how did you manage to make those flat bows by the way? they look really professional. mine are all lumpy and look all lopsided. caroline #14

Chrysalis said...

These cards are SO cute, Debby! Thank you. Sorry to read that your mojo has left you for the time being - though we wouldn't have guessed if you hadn't said! It's so frustrating when that happens, isn't it? Yet you can wake up the next morning and it all seems a bad dream - hope that's the same for you. x

Shelly said...

Oh Debby these little mice thank you cards are to die for! Hope the cutting out wasn't too tedious! Shelly x

pinky said...

Debby they are absolutely gorgeous, very fresh and clean lines, just perfect. Hope you are having a better day today.
Pinky

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous cards Debby. I love both styles but I think my fave would be option 2 (obviously the pink is calling to me!). I don't envy you all that cutting out though :) Hugs, Denise x

Sarah K said...

I am so pleased to see the mice are back. Stunning cards xx

MagsB said...

Wow, what a lot of hard work went into these! They are all just yummy!

luv, Mags x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love this image and your cards showcase it beautifully! All beautiful and creative!

Wishing you a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness - I ADORE your thank you cards Debby...........WOW!!!!!!!!!! So incredibly SWEET!

Berni said...

These cards are wonderful - clean and simple, but absolutely beautiful. Love them.
Berni

melsanford said...

Awwww, Debby! These are gorgeous! Absolutely love 'em. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Cindy Groh said...

super cute cards

Mariska said...

LOVE these sweetie. I adore how you kept the bellies white and these stamps are just so cute! Fabulous.

xxx
Mariska

Juls said...

just great to see these made up, they are just perfect! Hugs Juls

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Debby, I do love those PB mice and your cards are always amazing!
I smiled at the comment of not having to hide the join on the dotty background as that is always my bug bear with my CB folders not matter how much I love my Bug!
Sarah xx :0)