Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hanging out the washing

 I just love this House Mouse 'Gruffies' stamp, I have used the image before on a monochrome card, this time I have added some colour (with pencils - Derwent Coloursoft). I have inked the edges of the image and the papers to distress a little, then I have threaded some twine through the image where the washing line should be (got this inspiration from the DT cards over at the House Mouse Challenge). then clamped the ends with little pegs to carry on the washing line theme.
The papers are from; Cosmo cricket 'the boyfriend' (clothes line) and the 'leaves' paper is from my stash.
I have used a Cuddlybuddly sentiment and surrounded it with yellow dew drops.
The yellow tristripe ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. The sketch is from Try stampin on a Tuesday.
I will enter this card into challenges at;
House Mouse and friends - anything goes with Twine
Paper crafting journey - Anything goes
Stampavie - Bear
Fab N Funky - distress
7 kids college fund - anything goes
Try stampin on a Tuesday - the sketch

Kate x


  1. So gorgeous card,
    love how you coloured this sweet image
    hugs Tamara

  2. wat een leuke maar ook een prachtige kaart
    groetjes Janie

  3. What a cute card and your coloring is fabulous, Kate. Thanks for playing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

  4. Adorable image, and perfect for our challenge. Brilliant card...thanks for joining in the fun at House-Mouse & Friends!

  5. This is so cute. Put a smile on my face! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  6. This is a darling image and you really took it up a notch by adding the twine for the clothes line. Adorable

  7. Gorgeous card Kate :-) I love Gruffie and this is just so cute ! :-) The twine washing line is fabulous and I love the paper too ,,,, perfect ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and hop :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Fab take on our sketch! Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    TSoT DT

  9. Gorgeous card, adorable image...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. Hi Kate how cute are these gruffies fab colouring great DPs to match..

    Thanks for sharing & Hopping with us at HM & Friends chall. good luck..

    smiles Christine x

  11. Such an adorable image! I love these guys and how you have coloured them. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

  12. Hi Kate, love this stamp and that little bear in the basket, so stinkin cute!
    Beautiful coloring and love how you used the twine and pegs. Thanks for joining the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and hope you're hopping for some great prizes.


  13. This is a gorgeous card, I love your image - such a clever way to use some twine.
    Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge.
    Pauline GDT

  14. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  15. Beautifully done! Your coloring looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at


  16. Love your image and the clothes line is so smart to add. Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund.
    Hugs Kelly

  17. Fantastci coloring. BRILLIANT use of TWINE. Adorable Gruffies design. Thanks for joining the FUN with our House-Mouse & Friends MC Blog-Hop. Good Luck and hope to see you playing again this week on the "Anything But A Card" challenge.

  18. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday #156 Twine Challenge!

    Oh so clever use of your twine! Love it!!! I do hope you can play along with our next challenge too!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  19. Gorgeous and so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT


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