Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Want My Mummy!!!

Good Morning people in Bloggy Land.  I am getting a brand new heat pump/air conditioner today.  While I was on vacation, my son called to give us the fabulous news that our AC/Heat Pump sprung a leak and caved in the ceiling on my upstairs landing.  Being the wonderful son that he is, he called a friend to help and they got the mess cleaned up and the unit temporarily working until we could get back.  So needless to say we have been taking bids on new units and finally made the decision, ordered the unit and today is the day!  I also forgot to mention that we are also taking bids on replacing our roof too, but that is a story for another day.  Isn't it lovely to be a home owner? Enough wining for now, on to my card.

It' purple and green week over at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenges.  You don't have to use a  Digi Doodle Shop image to enter the challenge, but why on earth wouldn't you? The have such cuties.  This one is called  Mummy Mouse  The one in the second photo is called Mice In Pumpkin.  When I looked at them I immediately thought of the nursery rhyme, The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.  She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.  Soooo, I decided to use two images in my Halloween Card.  I am sending this one to my daughter for Halloween.  Hmmmm I wonder why?

The design papers are from MS Halloween Pack and really some of the pumpkins are sparkly.    The cardstock is from a DCWV paper pad that I picked up at Michael's for 50% off last week.  (I bought two one Brights and one Neutral,  Shhh don't tell).  I used the large scalloped square Nestability to cut out a mat, popped it up with foam tape and the used the flip side (orange and black spot) to mat it.  I cut a black scalloped circle with a Nestability and matted the cut out image, colored with Copics.  Popped a little "Candy" dots on the black for some more color.  It really needed more color , didn't it?  Ha Ha  The sentiment was punched from a SU Tab Punch and I wrote the words with a white gel pen.  I really hate using my handwriting, but I couldn't get the white on black with my PC.  The green goo border was made with a MS edge punch.  Still needed a bit of ribbon, so I tied the bow with yellow and white gingham.  After I finished the card I got the idea to use some gauze bandages for the bow.  I'll just hold that thought for the next card.  Better yet, why don't you pick up the digi and make a gauze bow yourself.  If you do please let me know so I can see your creation..

I popped the digi with all the kiddie mice inside.  I thought it resembled Mummy walking in the door of her pumpkin house and all the kids yelling at her at once.  (Sound familiar to all you Mom's, I mean Mum's out there?)  Sentiments were computer generated.

So come on grab your self a digi here and dig out those lush green and purple papers in your stash and join in the fun.  Link up here for a chance to win, win, win!


  1. This is just fabulous

  2. Oh this is just so dog gone cute! I love the way you combined these 2 stamps. Fabby, fabby idea, and you did it in such a clever way!

    Oh, good luck on your roof. I wish you lived close by, as my hubby does roofs.


  3. How adorable!! I know your daughter is going to love it!! Yay for the new heater/ac, and good luck with the roof!!

    xx Star

  4. Fabulous card Linda, I love the images you have used, the papers and the lovely bow.
    Kevin xx

  5. Such a fun card - love the little mice on the inside. Hope all the work is not too disruptive!!
    Denise xx

  6. Your card made me smile, so cute and creative! Love your coloring and the great DP.

  7. So cute and fun! Mummy mouse is going to have a busy evening with all those kiddies.

    Sorry to hear of your home-owner woes. I hope you can get it all fixed with out blowing the budget.

  8. Great idea to combine these images.So clever.Fabulous colouring.
    Oh the joys of being a home owner!
    Lisa x

  9. This is so adorable and really made me smile. You have done a fantastic job inside and out.


  10. There simply is something that really catches my eye - I suppose there are so many tiny but lovely details I like.
    Liva ❤

  11. A splendid way to combine these images and love that fab Halloween design. Hugs Bettina

  12. Adorable card. I especially love the inside.

  13. Great card, love the way you have used an image inside the card too
    Ruth x


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