Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party ....

.... and the theme this month is NEW BEGINNINGS!  New Beginnings covers all sorts of events, such as the arrival of a new baby or a wedding, but me the choice is obvious - a new home in a new country!!!  Details here.

I actually managed to combine four challenges in the making of this card:

Oops!!!  My card has some layers and having re-read the LIM challenge, I realise that my card doesn't fit with this week's challenge.  I've included some doodling and a handwritten sentiment, but I've got layers and Chrissie and Mandi want a one layer card!!  Should really read the instructions properly!!  I'll have another play with LIM later.

I've used the small chicken wire WM stamp to make the background panels, sort of reminds me of a fence around a house!  I stamped and embossed the row of houses and then coloured them in.  I added some string and a pretty flower and finished off with the handwritten sentiment.  This card is for us!!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Chicken Wire; Heidi Grace - Patterns 2
Inks:  Stampin' Up! Pens - Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Accessories:  Fiskars punch; String; Card from stash



I've got some exciting news to share too!!  This morning I heard from the shipping company - our sea container arrived in Detroit last Friday and they phoned to arrange delivery of our goods on Thursday and Friday this week!!  I'm so excited - it's going to be very, very busy, but it will be so nice to have all our furniture, books, craft stash (happy sigh) and the rest of our clothes and other stuff with us.

That's all for now, I'm going to spend some time visiting the rest of the Blog Party!  


36 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Great card Deborah - nice idea to make one for yourself too!

So glad your stuff is arriving - a girl shouldn't be parted from her stash for tooooo long!

Paula (PEP) said...

Glad your container delivery is imminent so you'll feel more at home. Pretty apt theme for you this too......
love the chicken wire idea.
Paula (PEP)

Stella said...

This theme is a perfect match for you:) I love all the cute houses in a row and what a great idea to use the chicken wire stamp with the idea of a fence.
You must be settled a bit in the USA; it has been a while since I've been here...
Hugs!

Pauline said...

This is a fab card Deborah! Love the sweet row of houses and the funky colours!

Joyce said...

Love the houses paired with the chicken wire stamp. Good luck in your new home. This is a super card, and how nice that it is for you and your family to make a new start in Michigan.

Helen said...

Good news about your shipping container - makes such a difference to have your own bits & pieces around I'm sure. Love your card - those little houses in a row are really cute! Great take on the challenges too. Have fun when your crafty stash arrives :)

Marybeth said...

Oh I am so excited for you as well, it will be wonderful to finally get your things. You will have your hands full though. I love your card and the fact its for you. Its adorable!

Bumblebee said...

Love the way you used the chicken wire in this card, and your doodling is great!

Claire said...

This is such a cute, quirky card Deborah - I love it! And I like that you're sending it to yourself LOL!

Sasha said...

Super card, Deborah. I love your row of houses, and your chicken wire looks brilliant x

Ruby said...

OOh I love the little row of houses, what a fun card. I think it's my favourite of yours to date! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your dooling. Blessings!

Kelly S. said...

What a quaint little village, perfect with the homey feel of the chicken wire background. Love the colors, too. Congrats on your new home, Deborah!

Super Jen said...

Love the doodled sentiment!

Sharron said...

What a sweet idea--a card to celebrate your new home! Those little houses are adorable and I love the chicken wire & handwritten sentiment!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Congrats on the new home Deb. I'm sure you'll have it all cozy in no time. And what an awesome way to celebrate! Making a happy card just for you! Love the chicken wire bg, and the handwritten sentiment makes it personal!! Beautiful!

Renee said...

I was going to say...
a new beginning for you takes on a whole new meaning! :)
I hope you are getting settled and adjusted to your new town...
new country...
and I know how exciting it is when the moving company calls and announces that your belongings have finally arrived...
it's like birthday, Christmas and New Year's all in one!! :)
A fabulous card...
that chicken wire is perfect behind the row of homes...
and what a special touch with the handwriting!
Wishing you tons of happiness in MI! :)

Kary said...

What a lovely card, Deborah!! Just love the design and the gorgeous colours on those houses. The chicken wire background looks amazing!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun new home card Deborah - love the row of brightly colored flowers! How exciting that your stuff has caught up with you! it must have been difficult living without it!

Cathy Weber said...

I am so happy to see you are here in the US now Deborah! Welcome to your new home. I love your card and it is obviously heartfelt. I love the handwritten sentiment. So glad your things are finally arriving.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, what a playful, little row of houses! These colors just couldn't be any more perfect to really make them shine! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Sandy said...

Too cute :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Deb! Love the little row of colorful houses! Thanks for joining along with WMS party :)

Linda Suarez said...

What a cute card! I'm glad to hear about your shipping container!

kingstonmama said...

I love your little row of houses, Deborah. It has such bright, happy colors in it. Glad your things are arriving. It will be great to have your things around you again. Ann

Maja said...

Beautiful card. All those little houses are so cute!

maria f. said...

Love your card. I'm sure your neighborhood has houses 10 times the size of that! Now I understand... you have moved to MI. You really must take a drive to Port Huron and have a muffin at Desmond Landing. I promise you won't be disappointed. Wave to the freighters for me!
http://www.achesonventures.com/

Jenny said...

oops about LIm...great card Deborah, love the chicken wire bkgd :0)
Good news about your worldly goods arriving this week...just don't know how you've coped!!
Jenny x

Jackie Rockwell said...

Hi Deborah! I love how you turned the sketch on its side! Those little houses are so sweet and whimsical! So glad you played in this week's Retrosketch challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is wonderful Deborah, and what a lovely idea to congratulate yourselves on moving into your new home! I love the fun row of little houses and that chicken wire background. Vicky x

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, What a great card - love the neighborhood scene you created and all the colors! Glad you're getting settled in~!

Charmaine Stack said...

Deborah, I am so glad you got to play this month! Such an apropos creation from you given your circumstances. Cute card - fun houses all in a row!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Deb I love this, that's a super card! I love the wee squashy houses!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card Deborah, love all those cute cute houses.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Deborah, I love your fun card!!! So sweet! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Ren-Yi said...

congrats on your new home. i hope that the the unpacking is bearable :) i love your row of fun houses. and that border punch is terrific!

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