Friday, 18 February 2011

I Love Cuddles

Evening all!
Hope you are all doing okay.
I'm still under the weather! Feeling rather sorry for myself at the moment! But my darling hubby has been looking after me so I thought I would make him a card :)

I followed a great sketch at The Paper Variety

Isn't it an unusual sketch!? Great Eh!? Always nice to have something different :) 
I also used a fabby colour palette provided by Rubber Redneck! 

Fab selection... Although the photo doesn't pick up the colours very well! I honestly did try to match them up as best I could! My backing paper looks black in the picture, but trust me it looks like chocolate in real life hehehe! 
Anyway I hope you like :)

This adorable image is from the wonderful MelJens I love it so much! The picture below shows my colouring of the mice... they are technically mice, but I'm basing them on ratties hehe :)

These two are based on two of my Ratties Apple and Crumble. (Unfortunately Apple died last year, but crumble is still doing really well without her sister)

Here are my two babies :)

So in my card Apple (on top with the red eyes) is on the left and Crumble (my husky) is the slightly greyed rat on the bottom, is on the right!  :)

Me and hubby spend many hours having rat cuddles! So it was a joy to make this card :)

Before I move on to the card ingredients, here are some other challenges which have inspired this creation :)

Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Design Dollies - Love (Lots for my husband )
Ooh La La - Someone Special (Husbands special I guess hehe )
Delightful Challenges - Animals
Crafty Ann's - Love is All Around
Pattie's Creations - Pets :) :)
Res-Q Challenge - Something that makes me happy! MY Ratties certainly do :D
Totally Papercrafts - Do IT with Digi's

The card Ingredients

Stamp: Mouse Hugs by MelJens

Inks and things: Watercolour pencils

Papers: I really can't remember which set these are from! Sorry!

Odds and Sods: Ribbon from Stash. Sentiment is computer generated

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Lots of Love



  1. Jennie - Such a cute image! Your little real-life critters are adorable.
    Well Done!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  2. Aw...that's so sweet of you to make a card for you husband. Cute one, too. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

  3. Jennie, what a cute card! I love your little pets and I am sorry about Apple. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations design Challenge.

    hugs ♥

  4. Such a sweet creation.


  5. What a beautiful card and image and that bow is gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  6. Lovely card Jennie - love the cute little fella - living next to a farm we only get to see his ginormous brown hairy cousins lol!
    Debbie x

  7. Beautiful card Jenny, you have put a lot of love into it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  8. Who does't love cuddles! Great card and gorgeous image! Cheers Claire x

  9. awww! what a sweet sentiment! the image is the cutest! thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

  10. Fab sketch Jennie and love your take on it! Such a sweet image and love the sentiment. Hope you're feeling better soon. xxxx

  11. What an adorable card, Jennie! Terrific job with the sketch! Hope you are felling better soon! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

  12. A great design, lovely colours and what a cute image!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's


  13. Such a precious card, Jennie!! Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety! :)

  14. Very nice, thanks for playing along with DDSB!

  15. Cute as a button
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
    Anne x

  16. Jennie this is one cute card along with your critters too! Sorry your feeling under the weather hope you feel better! Thanks for playing along in the Rubber Redneck Color Round Up!

    Holly/Rubber Redneck

  17. that is soooo cute!!!! love the lil mice!!!!! thanks soo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!

  18. Fabulous! Love the cute mice! Thanks for playing RSEQ challenge this week!

  19. Your cards are absolutely adorable!!
    and so are Apple and Crumble :)

  20. Great mice (I think ratties too!) and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's.

    Janet xx

  21. that is just too cute.. and the real critters too.... thanks for playing along at Pattie's Creations and hope to see you again next week...hugs Bev PT DT

  22. Beautiful card and lovely pic of your furry friends, sorry to hear about poor Apple.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  23. Congrats your card won the Color Round Up Challenge!! Thanks again for playing along!!


  24. Oh I LOVE your card and I LOVE your babies!
    Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.

  25. Your little babies are so cute. Great inspiration. That card is just darling!!!
    Thanks for playing along with the Design Dollies!


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