Monday, August 6, 2012

Cinderella's ex-employees?


     I LOVE these mice!  These guys are the creations of Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Stamps.  There's a couple more of them, but I just used the three for this card.  Our wonderful Dorcas has left the Kraft Journal team for a little recharge time and she will definitely be missed.  I think that girl was born with a colored pencil in one hand and a piece of kraft paper in the other.  LOL  She got me started coloring with pencils on kraft and I've learned so much from her.  It was really fun to color these little meeces.  I didn't use OMS, just letting the pencils blend themselves.
     Our challenge theme this week is "Needle and Thread".  I used black cardstock as a base and then used some Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock to print out the mice on.  After I'd colored them I added a strip of polka dotted paper from a Kraft and Black Paper Pad, some faux stitching and washi tape, buttons tied with Hang Tag String, and ribbon and I got this.
     This is just a small glimpse of what my crafting area looks like.  Disaster!!!!   LOL  I just thought the card was a little too plain so I decided to make it larger by using the card front on my standard 5.5 x 5.5 card.  I think the added stripes also from the  Kraft and Black Paper Pad really kick it up a notch.
     Hope you can play along this week!  That $15.00 voucher we give away each month could come in very handy.  :-)
     I'd like to enter the meeces into the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge--spots and stripes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Great Impressions--animals
The Ribbon Girl--BINGO (image, buttons, twine)
Catch the Bug--anything goes

     Have a great Monday!


Kraft Outlet Supplies

Kraft and Black Paper Pad
Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock
Hang Tag String

Supplies

Paper:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Stamps "Sewing Mice"
Ink:  Prismacolor pencils, Micron pen
Miscellaneous:  ribbon from  Joann's, Michaels buttons, Chickydoddle Washi tape, K & Co. Smash Tape, Glossy Accents

54 comments:

  1. wow, I love the card, the mice, the craft, gorgeous all together.

    Hugs Amanda

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  2. Awww! this is so very sweet ... just love those little mice

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  3. This is gorgeous! Lovin' the wee mice and your colouring on Kraft is wonderful (as always). Hugs xx

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  4. WOW!! Such a fabulous card Tracy, I love those mice and your colouring of them on the kraft card looks wonderful. Super colours and layout too.

    Hugs Sue

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  5. You know there rich people who pay a fortune to fly a shuttle to the moon, but seriously..I don't get it. I mean once you've seen one crater, you've seen them all. I'm sure it's cool and but really? So what does that have to do with your card? WELL....I'd glady pay to visit the inner workings of your brain! I mean common, crater or creativity?? I think the answer is blatantly obvious! I clapped outloud when I saw this card and I'm not even going to begin to describe the look on my husband's face. :/ Would you believe that I still have my View Finder WITH audio for this movie!! I love your meeces and the sewing theme together...genius!!
    I'll go pack and you paten the tour of your cranium. :)
    Hugs to you Hick,
    Twang

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  6. Awwwwwww shucks! Girl these mice are just PERFECT!!!! Wonderful coloring. :)

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  7. O.M.Goodness! So cute! It doesn't matter what you color with, it's always amazing! Hugs

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  8. Aawwww! Love, love, love it!! The meece are so very sweet and your colouring rocks on kraft - so fabulous :)

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  9. Such a fun card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  10. Wauuuuuuuw, wath a beauty, lovely mice.
    Hugs, Bennarda (Ballie)

    http://balliescreationballie.blogspot.com

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  11. Delightful card, Tracy! Love the black and kraft combo and the darling little mice!

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  12. This card is just too, TOO cute! What can I say? Your coloring is fabulous on Kraft with pencils. I just love the look and these little mice are darling! Fabrlous card!

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  13. Okay, those particular critters have never been on my cute list...until now! Love your sweet mice! Did you know Bugaboo is only 15 minutes from me? I've never even met these mice in person...don't know how I missed them! Love your gorgeous card! Really like the addition of the stripes! I also appreciate the peek of your crafting area...it looks so familiar! Hope your week is full of JOY! :o)

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  14. So cute Tracy! Your coloring is amazing as always! I'm loving that black/Kraft paper pad.

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  15. A beautiful card!! Great design, I love the black with the kraft and the mice look fantastic! Great colouring!! hugs, Marlies

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  16. OMGosh, this is just the cutest card evah! LOVE those little meeses to pieces! And what awesome coloring on kraft!!

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  17. Absolutely adorable, Tracey! LOVE your title! That simple pink and neutrals color combo packs such a punch, too! Just beautiful!

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  18. Tracy this is fabulous, great image and love the striking colour. Joey x

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  19. LOVE IT!! Great images, colouring,paper and such a wonderful matching sentiment!! Enjoy your evening, Colinda

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  20. This is so sweet!
    Love those mice:)
    Beautiful card Tracy.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  21. Gorgeous card, you have a lovely blog and your colouring is amazing. I am your latest follower now :) Viv xx

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  22. A beautiful card Tracy - love the mice, so sweet!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  23. I got to be honest with you... I don't like mice but these are absolutely lovable!!! Great job!!

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  24. LOL...Love the title Tracy. I have yet to colour on Kraft.. better give it a go I think :O
    You have excelled as always, its super!
    Hugs Mau xx

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  25. awwwww this is super sweet Tracy
    hugs

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  26. Oh I do like this! The meeces are such fun and have wonderful expressions. I loved the old Disney Cinderella movie. I can still hear the voice of one of the mice saying "Cinderelly" and picture one of them trying to thread the needle by putting her whole arm through the eye whilst holding the thread! It must be 30 years since I've seen it and this card brought it right back to me! Hugs, Lesley

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  27. Awww Tracy these little meeces are adorable! You are forcing me to spend some more money on craft stuff....I'm loving the kraft paper & just HAVE to go get some next time I'm in the city! I'll tell Bill it's your fault!
    Hugs, Renee

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  28. Lol you think your crafting area is a disaster...golly I hope you never come over to Australia then! bahaha!!! Love your beautiful card...those tones look gorgeous together and those mice are adorable! I love your pencil colouring even if there is only a little on this one but it just looks so beautiful :)

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  29. Love your adorable and gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  30. Fabulous card love the little mice just so cute just right for us at Cutie pie. thanks for joining us at Cutie pies. Kaz.xx

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  31. Oh Tracy...I just love this..it really is so cute...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  32. So very very cute indeed Tracy! You and kraft are a guaranteed hit! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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  33. This is too cute. I love the mice. I saw it on MIM.

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  34. Your card is such a sweet one! I love how you've stamped your image directly on the kraft paper, and your coloring is beautiful. The image is really cute!

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  35. Your meeces are just as cute as can be.. LOVE the design of your card my friend..

    Hugs~

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  36. Gorgeous work, Tracy!! And I'm glad my crafting space is not the only disaster out there... *haha*

    Hugs
    Linda

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  37. Oh wow, what a brilliant card! I just love those mice and they're so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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  38. Ooh wow what a cute card!! So lovely :) Hugs Anneke

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  39. PRECIOUS card! I love those mice. Found you through MIM. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Wonderful job coloring on kraft! Had to pin this! Couldn't find that ants at Bugaboo though! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions blog! ♥ Sue Kment

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  41. This is Fantastic Tracy..Love the mice..Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  42. absolutely adore this! the black and kraft are stunning together! thank you for sharing this with the cutie pies xx

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  43. Spectacular card, and I love the post title! lol!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    ((HUGS))
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

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  44. Hi Tracy,
    I love how you've colored those mice with pencils, maybe I should give this a try, too. And I really like the combo of black and kraft.
    Big hugs, Anja

    PS: thank you so much for your warm welcome after my vacation, I've already missed you and your beautiful creations

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  45. When I grow up I want to color like that with pencils. Love it and love the sentiment. Too cute!

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  46. Absolutely adorable. These mice are super fun and totally love the color and paper.

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  47. I'm back. I saw it on MIM and had to have a second peek.

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  48. This is so nice. I like it. Can i design this for the Plastic Cards Printing company?

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  49. Oh wow thise mice are so cute! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl card challenge this month

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  50. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Crafty hugs. Lisa x

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  51. I love the look of coloring on Kraft! Your images are adorable and turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    If you'd like the chance to win some of our stamps just leave a comment here:

    http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2012/08/release-week-begins.html

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  52. Well if those aren't the cutest little meeces I've seen in a long long time (sure a lot cuter than the ones I've caught in our shed.......LOL).
    Love your coloring with pencil on that kraft cs. Turned out beautiful.
    Happy Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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