Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge # 6

Morning Folks and I'm back with a challenge card which was just my cup of tea....absolutely no thinking required for this one.
The challenge this week on "The Pink Elephant" is to use buttons....yippeee....I am a real button hoarder and could probably open up a button shop.....and just had to use one of my favourite House Mouse images...kindly sent to me by my lovely teamie Carol....who just happens to be on "The Pink Elephant" Design Team......not often it all comes together so easily.

Papers: Daisy Bucket "Wondrous World"
Image: House Mouse .."Mouse Bounce"
Buttons and Charms from my stash
Ribbon: American Crafts
Sentiment: Papermania Alphabet Stickers
Well another busy day at the office.....as they say......crafty fingers are red hot at the moment....and in more ways than one.....been working with Adirondack Cranberry Ink.....my goodness... my hands look as though I have just committed mass murder.......after lots of scrubbing and washing....it's still there....any tips apart from cutting my fingers off.....weather is glorious again this morning after a day of rain yesterday..so off to walk "The Budster" and after a bite of breakfast.....back to the cubbyhole......catch up with you all later.......Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


Lorraine A said...

Oh wow, this is just fabulous, the image is gorgeous and love all the buttons and cotton and charms, perfect !!

Sue said...

Wow Cath, I love this card, love the miniature scissors and spool of thread. Was looking a dolls house catalogue the other day loved all the miniature items. I restrained myself I dont need another hobby!!!

Hope you are well

xx Sue

Jackie said...

This is fantastic, love all the embellishments.

Mrs Wonka said...

I just love all the detail you have included in this, beutiful card.

Mrs Wonka xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a stunning card, love the buttons and thimbles, brilliant.
Someone once told me to try washing you hands in shampoo but this could be about alcohol inks.

Jules said...

Simply adore your card. "Sew much to look at"!!!

Try a pumice stone and washing up liquid on your fingers - hope it works. (I would love to think I have helped you for a change).

Good luck

Love Jules xx

Dawny P said...

LOVE it - the colours are gorgeous, and those meeses are just adorable. Of course, you must have been in button heaven doing this lol xxx It's fabulous xxxxx

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card kath, love all the wee embellies, so cute! Have you tried stazon stamp cleaner on your hands? I alwways end up covered in ink and it works a treat lol


Amanda xx

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Kath, love all the meesus!
That ribbon 'ties' it all together beautifully..
Enjoy your day.

helen said...

oh wow kath this is fabulous i love that image and you've coloured it beautifully
helen x

Cass said...

Awwww this is so gorgeous Kath.Love everything about it.The little embellishments are fab.
I think I read somewhere that cheap shampoo works to get the inks off.
Cass xxx

Wendy said...

Wow Cath, that card is simply stunning, I love the House Mouse stamps and all those charms and bits are so lovely. Well done. (And tips for the ink removal, after an accident with my printer at the weekend, my hands looked awful and my last resort was to bleach them, I know it sounds harsh, but did remove the main of it.)
Good luck
Wendy x

Nilla said...

Wow, that is so cool! Beautiful and so fun! hugs from Nilla

Wendy said...

Wow Cath, this card is stunning, I love the House Mouse stamps and all of the little charms and embellishments you have added really make it. I love it.

Wendy xx

Craftyanny said...

Kath that's fantastic.
The image is just perfect for a card with bottons on. Really cute card
Anne x

Kirsten said...

Kath this is fabulous great image and all the little embellishment soooo cute i love it hugs kirsten...x

Pia said...

fantastic card, so cute

Robin said...

This is a fabulous card Kath!! I really love everything about it....image, buttons, everything! As for the ink, wash your hair. Shampoo does work great, but something about actually using your hands to massage the shampoo through your hair will make them stain free. Even works with alcohol inks for me. I get ink embedded under my nails and the only thing that works is washing my hair! lol
Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!

Mina said...

fantastic card Kath I love all the extra little embellishments you used...just perfect...try some olive oil on your hands xxx

NGCARDS said...

Ahh you do sound like a busy bee! This card is lovely, I love the colours and that image is fab :) Have a lovely day! xxx

LORI said...

Absolutely Fantastic Card Kath!! I so look forward to seeing your card each week. I am a button hoarder as well, but I allowed myself to go crazy on my button challenge...the only challenge I had was allowing myself to actually use them!! LOL

Good Luck on the ink...I normally just let it wear off!!

Thanks for joining us at TPE!!
Happy Stamping,

Terrie B x said...

Your card is simply `beautiful` Kath...love all those buttons threads and embellies you add to your card...Have a lovely Day:)♥

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous card Kath ,stunning colouring and detail ,hugs Dawnxxxx

Enfys said...

Stunning card Kath, and that little scissors charm is just the most gorgeous embellie I have ever seen.
En xx

Cheryl said...

Kath what a very cute card. I really like all your sewing goodies.

Chris said...

Wow another stunning card Kath... love how you used the charms on this one... I have loads but they never seem to come out of their little storage bottle. One of my many must haves that never get used... no wonder I'm always skint..lol
Can just imagine your hands after your run in with the inks :D I always have trouble getting it off my hands too... not very good if you have to hold out your hand for change in a shop... gets you some right funny looks so I will watch with interest everyones ideas for removing it :D
Chris xx


Good evening Kath this is such a gorgeous card, i am loving hte colours you've chosen and that house mouse image is just gorgeous! have a great evening hunny, hugs Linda x

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Oh WOW!! Sew cute!! Lots of hard work here!! Great details!!

~Lori R (TPE)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card!!!! Why is it you can never find a button when you need one? That was before I started collecting craft supplies. I do tend to save mine tho.

Ann said...

This is just - well I'm speechless and that doesn't happen often.

Oh Kath it's just lovely - all the detail - the stamps everything. I love it.

Ann xxx

Beth said...

I absolutely love it Kath! The stamp is so cute and the little thimble is gorgeous!! xx

SemSee said...

This is just AMAZING, Kath! That image, those embellishments...stunningly perfect!

Hugs, Sem x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Kath this is just such a fantastic card!
Love this image so cute and coloured so beautifully! Fabulous charm!
Such gorgeous paper and your design is brilliant!
kim x

stampingheaven said...

This is fantastic Kath, love all your little added details. Lol @ your hands I can just see the reactions when you go out.

Kazan Clark said...

absolutely gorgeous! Miss you ;)

joey said...

This is awesome Kath, love it. Gorgeous blue with the image. Joey.x

Pearl said...

Just darling , Katah ! love how you've embellished it too ! but then again all your card creations are just delish !

debb said...

Love this card! The cute stamp and the wonderful gidgets and details are great! debb

itsabrt said...

Wow, this is such an amazing card, every little datail is perfect! BR-T

Carol said...

This is stunning Kath, i absolutely love it! I thought you had used up all your mousies that i sent...thanks for the mention :)
You could NEVER hope to buy such a card in the shops.....that's why i love cardmaking so much.
I am so behind with my commenting this week, it's just not funny...been busy doing all the stuff for TPE's big weekend coming up and of course work gets in the way too! Think it's time i retired, don't you?
Carol x

Karen said...

WOW! Love the thimble, floss card, and the twine you tied the large button with. Cute image and the whole card is a whole lotta fun! :>

Tasha said...

Wow Kath this card is so charming its delightful
love tasha xx

Marja Sch said...

Ohhh Kathy what an original card with so much lovely items. Just so fabulous. Hugs Marja

Desire Fourie said...

Oh man, what an adorable card. Its go so much character and those buttons you have sewed on and added just makes the ambience perfect. You should create hundreds of this card and sell them. It will be a huge winner! Hugs from Desire

Sue said...

Darling card; perfect image for this challenge. Love how you've embellished it too.
Good luck from a past winner at The Pink Elephant and another entrant.

Tip Top said...


Crafty Chris said...

Congrats Kath you deserve it really top notch card I would love to recieve it beautiful

Spyder said...

Just popped in to say, this is a brilliant card, and well done on your win!

itsabrt said...

Congrats on your outstanding card award at the pink elephant! BR-T

Bekki B said...

Congrats on winning the Pink Elephant Challenge!!! Your card is terrific...those tiny scissors are darling!


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