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Monday 12 September 2011

Happileigh Scrappin' #39

We have a new challenge today over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges which is to use an Autumn Theme. This could be anything to do with Autumn like back to School, leaves, Fall Holidays.

The Happi Sisters as always had the pick of the many images in the Happileigh Scrappin' store and I do hope you will take a look at the fabulous creations they have all made on the blog as there are some real beauties there.

For my card I have used one of the older images called Mice With blackberries which is in the Mice Section of the store

As always you get the black and white and coloured versions, in this set all for only $3
I have made this card as a kind of homage to a harvest festival type of feel. The little mice are helping one another to pick the blackberries off their bushes, in the same way that I am harvesting the cooking apples off my tree in my own back garden. Those blackberries look so juicy don’t they?
My card has been made using paper scraps from the Papermania Woodland Folks pad, just perfect for projects at this time of year. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and matted onto a dark green spotty paper. I have threaded a self-adhesive ribbon through slits and this has then been raised on 3d foam squares.

I have used a sketch from Kathy’s Waffle Sketch file for the layout and it had these great squares on it so I used 10, count them 10!! Brads shaped like leaves. I cut scraps of papers, backed onto cardstock for stability and poked the brads through. Each has been raised on foam. The sentiment was on a die cut sheet that I bought last November and I thought it was perfect for this card.

There are loads of fabulous images in the Happileigh Scrappin' Store and Leigh has also got some gorgeous new designs available. With every purchase you this gorgeous image and sentiment free........

Also for every 3 images you purchase you can choose an extra one absolutely free. There are loads of fab images just itching to be played with so you will find it easy to spend your pennies I promise you :)

Remember, for our challenges you don't need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image but if you do you it will be entered into a separate draw. With freebies available here it is easy to use one of Leigh's fabulous digis.

We would love to see lots of entries in this challenge. Leigh gives away her lovely digis to the top 3 so it is well worth entering and myself and the DT love to see your creations, so come on over to

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Image – Mice With Blackberries by Happileigh Scrappin'
Sketch – Kathy’s Waffle Sketch File
Paper – Woodland Folk by Papermania (all scraps Jules!)
Sentimeny – Hunkydory Crafts
Embellishments – Self adhesive ribbon my MIC, leaf shaped brads Papermania
Tools - 3D Foam & Scissors, Promarkers,
Techniques – Distressing with inkpad

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Kathy said...

I like our September Sketch twisted that way - looks great! Thanks for playing along with us on The Sketch File

Lorraine said...

Very nice. I like those brads. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Mandy said...

Fab autumn card Mandy...thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Karen said...

Lovely Mandy, cute image too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

Those little mice are just so very cute .. .. I hope they don't give themselves tummy ache eating all those berries!!!

Great use of your snippets and I love the little leaves!!!

Thank you for sharing your lovely snippet make and keeping me company.

Love Jules xx

Dawn said...

Great little card, such a cute image & those leaves are brill!
Thanks for playing in our Goodbye Summer challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely, seasonal card and cute image :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Süße Motive.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Jill said...

gorgeous card Mandy so cute thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Alanna said...

Great card and a darling image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts.

Sande said...

Such a cute card!

Thanks for joining us on the first "Anything goes" challenge at Di's Digi Designs. Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

Gale said...

Cute scene.
Thanks for sharing your "Something New" with us here at Fresh Brewed Challenges! :) Gale

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Such cute DP's and your image is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Scrumplescrunch said...

Such an adorable image.
I remember picking Blackberries when I was a little girl, and ending up with stained fingers! A GREAT CARD
Saw it on MIM.

Rhonda said...

Oh, I love the idea of the mice picking blackberries, how cute! Cheers!

Cathy Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at the One Stop Crafts Challenge, we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}} Cat, OSCC DT

Crystal said...

Great card & such an adorable image! Thanks for joining us over at Critter Sketch :)

Eemeli said...

Fab card! Love that cute image and your coloring. Saw this on Make It Monday.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Sonia said...

Hi Mandy
You did a fabulous card!.. cute image, great colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week.
Good Luck!

Di said...

Great card - and super use of snippets! I almost fainted at the number of challenges you entered - good luck, you deserve it for having the patience to link into so many :)) Love the meece! Di xx

Carol said...

Great snippet make Mandy, it's a fab image. Carol x

Ellis said...

Wonderful card! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Terrie said...

Totally cute - who wouldn't love to receive a fun card like that?

Jessie Lubyk said...

Those little critters are too cute and great layout. Thanks for joining us over at Totally Stampalicious Monday ;)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came from Inspiration AVE. Cute card.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a cute take on the challenge, Mandy! precious card with a precious image!
have a great weekend! :)

Shelley said...

Awww this is sooooo cute. This is just gorgeous, love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Sarah said...

Lovely card! Really love how you've threaded the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Tameko said...

Wonderful autumn inspired card. Nice image and design. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge!

Helen said... sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

PS - I have candy on offer on my blog if you're interested :0)

Carola Bartz said...

This is really really cute.

Wuzimädi said...

What a wonderful seasonal card! The image is just too cute :)
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Creative stamp Friends!

MagsB said...

Oh those leaf brads are just brilliant! Lovely card - those blackberries look delicious!

luv, Mags x

BethieJ said...

Such a CUTE CUTE card!
Thanks for joining us at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

Debs M said...

great snippet make x

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute card Mandy! Thanks for playing along with us in our very first challenge at Di's Digis!

Good luck,

Leanne said...

Super sweet card Mandy! I love the theme! Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts! :)

Linda Anderson said...

What a sweet card!! An adorable image indeed!!! Thanks for joining us at the month long "something new" challenge at Freshly Brewed.


mckinkle said...

Hello Mandy,

I love your super Autumnal card, those bp's are just perfect for it as you say!

Love your take on the sketch, I did the same!

Thank You for joining us this month on the Kathy's Waffle Sketch File for September, Id love to see you next month too!

Keryn :)

Jess's Crafty Things said...

thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge Blog and good luck with your entry - I love the digis used on your card hugs Jess