Thursday, 9 February 2012

MAWTT Challenge 135 - 'Cute Critters'

Good morning! Can you believe it's Thursday again already? and so time for another Challenge over at
                                        Moving Along With The Times

I am a bit nervous this week as I am hostess for the very first time!! It took me while to think of a theme for my first Challenge but eventually I chose....

'Cute Critters'

So we would like to see cute animals.  I'm hoping to see lots of cuddly teddy bears, fluffy Easter chicks/bunnies, cute owls, mice, monkeys! any animal as long as it is cute! It doesn't have to be a card, so you could make a Gift Box, Tag, altered item etc. - just as long as it fits the theme and has a cute critter on it!

We are sponsored this week by the fab Digi My World

who are offering the winner a generous prize of $10 Voucher to spend in-store!!!

Annie at Digi My World very kindly gave us some images to play with. This cute little mouse is from a Set called Pip Squeaks V-Day. And if you are short on time then you can buy the set already digitally coloured!! How fab is that!


I have used a coloured digi and altered the tone slightly to go with my paper. I've also paper-pieced the hearts with pink paper to match. 

The gorgeous background digital paper was a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs. Ribbon, butterfly and pearls are from stash. Sentiments are from Pink Petticoat.  I've no idea why I decided to put two sentiments on this card? He must be a very 'loving' mouse!! LOL

And that's it, quite a simple design really, but do hope you like it!! and if you have time, then I hope you can join us in what promises to be a fun challenge! :-)

and don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see my Teamies wonderful cute creations!! they are all gorgeous!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Stamps R Us - 'Valentines/Love' ends 13th February 2012
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 149 - 'Lots of Love' ends 14th February 2012
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 107 - 'Love is In The Air' ends 14th February 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 21 - 'Love is In the Air' ends 14th February 2012
Simon Says  - 'Love is In The Air' ends 14th February 2012 

Well, it was lovely to see the sun here in Manchester yesterday. We have some Snowdrops in our front garden and also some little crocus coming through. One even had a glimpse of purple...!! Yay! A real hint of Spring!

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend - not long now!
Thanks for all your lovely comments
Love and Hugs!
Sue xx


Pami said...

Wonderful card Sue, I love the soft fresh colours and the cute little bow and butterfly! Thank you for a fun challenge!! Have a great day. Pami x

Alessandra said...

I don't know it I want spring coming... that means, hayfever will come too :((( but on the other hand the bl...y cold is no fun at all either... argh, what shall I wish for?? Spring and summer without hayfever, that would be the best!
But stop blabla-ing...onto your card: lovely image, hee hee, the mouse is deeply in love with someone, ergh??! Mind ya... hee hee!
Lovely card, I like it!
Hugs, Alessandra

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I think its fab hun, love the sentiments &the paper is scrummy!
Hugs Shell xx

Oops thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A real cutie Sue. Love this little Chappie. Great colours and papers.


Cheryl said...

oh Sue now this is one super cute image oh just love it,and those soft colour tones,work,beautifully along with your wonderful attention to detail hugs Cherylxxx

chrissy xx said...

Just gorgeous! LOve your papers Sue. One cute image too.

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet Sue and the added butterfly looks gorgeous

Ira said...

Now here's truly a pretty cute little mouse that's more than welcome to run around in my kitchen ;-) Really love the use of those soft tones Sue, you have made such a fabulous card with your stunning critter!! Big hugs, Ira x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Absolutely gorgeous. Pretty delicate colours which show off your image perfectly. Love the little butterflies too.
Hope you are ok.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh what a super cute image, love it! thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
Helen x

Debs said...

Super cute card Sue - love the paper pieced hearts and the cute flutterby :o)
Hope you are keeping well and enjoying the day.
Debs xx

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. This mouse is very cute in pastel colors. Papers from Berly My are gorgeus, I love them too. Two sentiments are beautiful added. Have a great weekend. Lily Anuska

meg said...

Congrts on setting your first challenge, love your card great image and papers hope you are well and have a great weekend.hugs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

You did brilliantly and I love your theme its super.
The card is so sweet I love your Wee Mousey.
I have snowdrops through and Mum and Dad had a daffodil through in December!!! Mad weather still milder up here than in England, Love Hxxx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Ach was für ein herziges und süßes Motiv und so eine schöne Karte liebe Sue...ich mag sie sehr....i love it!

a big Hug from Andrea

jo said...

Hi Sue
Hope your well.
Love the soft colours you chose and the image is sooo cute!
Would you believe we've got more snow in Scarborough? It's falling thick & fast and the kids break up tomorrow so at least i won't have to do the school run lol!
Have a lovely evening
Jo x

Anonymous said...

This is adorable Sue - such a cute image! XX

Vicky said...

Simply stunning hun...and I so love the colours too...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Susan Flynn said...

Love your DT card Sue and also your choice of challenge theme is excellent! Today was certainly not spring like brrrr I went over to the Craft Fair at the Trafford Centre and the drive from Blackpool was miserable lol xx

Claire said...

Aww this is just the cutest. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image you have used.Pretty

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue,
Congrats on being the host this week at MAWTT and what a fun theme, I love your card so soft and pretty. The image is adorable.
I hope you have a great weekend , and the sun keeps shining for you and warm things up a bit over there. Take Care.
Big Hugs Cheryl

coops said...

aw gorgeous card sue.the mouse is so sweet and i love your beautiful colours :D

xx coops xx

febe said...

A sweet mouse on the soft colored background. Love your project! :)

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Rica said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well - hope I am begin to catch up more often!!!
This is a fabulous card, I love the design and that sweet mouse, hour details are gorgeous along with that scrumptious paper.
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Shannon White said...

Oh Sue this is soo CUTE!! 8-) Love your Sweet little Valentine Mouse and I Love the Pretty dp's you paired with him too! So Adorable Lady! 8-)

Hoep you have Wonderful Weekend!


xxxtglxxx said...

Aww Sue! :) What a sweet card, lovely soft colours and cute image!

Hope you have a smashing weekend hun!



Wishcraft said...

So sweet :o) Love the image and gorgeous colours. Lisa x

Anne said...

This is very adorable, great colors and lovely image, layout and details.

Hugs, Anne.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wonderful challenge Sue, I have had so much fun playing along and am seeing the most gorgeous cards, your included. I do love the soft colors you have used and your layout this week!

Violets Corner said...

Totally adorable card Sue, I like it a lot!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Warm hugs

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Sue, this could not be any cuter. What a gorgeous image and I love the pretty pastels too. Hope you're enjoying the weekend hun.

Donna x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So adorable!! What a sweet image! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue just to let you know that I have awarded you the Liebster Award! If you would like to accept it please go to my blog for the details xx

Tags said...

Sooo cute!

cotnob said...

This is a fab card Sue, I love the way you altered the colours to match your papers and paper pieced the little hearts.

You made a great choice of theme for your first turn at hosting the challenge. I enjoyed making my card to play along.

DesignerDiva said...

Hello lovely Sue I"m home! enjoyed my trip up north and next time we will ahve to meet up.
I love your fabby embellishment of this card and I love both the sentiments lol! the butterfly is a cutie as well as the mouse!
Well done on a fabulous challenge -theme and entrants - I've lots of commenting to catch up on!
Hugs Laurie xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

So late in catching up with you .. .. I'm sorry.

Such a cute image and the backing paper on this one is beautiful.

Hope you enjoyed your first week as being hostess!

Love Jules xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Oh, I am so sorry about missing your post:( Please forgive me! He certainly does look like a very loving mouse, especially as he took the trouble to make a little love heart chain too:) I love how you paper pieced it and those papers are fab - love how you coloured him and his little rosy cheeks too! Hope you're OK, (speak soon) Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Margreet said...

Great card the cute image....thanks for joining the Divas....hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

Kim Dellow said...

Ahhhhh! So cute! Kim

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is simply gorgeously stunning :0)))

Aunty Sue said...

cute card and thanks for sharing at creative this week

Lily Anuska said...

Hi. Have you heard for LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD. I have some for you on my blog. Just check. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Emma H said...

That mousie is much cuter than the ones that raid my garbage cans! Sweet card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Olga Wright said...

this mouse is so adorable.. it's very cute. very good choice of colors.
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