Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Carrot Harvest

Oh to have such good helpers in the garden! My *garden helpers* are of the very large, furry, four legged canine variety who would dearly love to chase these mice and bunny!

Today's card is for two challenges. This week's HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS challenge is to create a summer card with any House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies stamp. This carrot harvest House Mouse stamp says SUMMER to me, especially as I wait most of the year in anticipation of working in my garden. In addition to the House Mouse and Friends challenge I used this week's MOJO MONDAY layout sketch shown below. I chose to use the square layout since this is a fairly large stamp. Isn't the detail in the scene fun? If you look closely you'll see a tiny ladybug crawling up the carrot leaves. So instead of a flower at the bottom of the layout I decided to play along with the ladybug theme and give my card another ladybug crawling amongst the carrots tops. The carrots I have growing in my garden are coming along quite nicely. Luckily, I have not had a ladybug problem, or (touch wood) any type of vermin or buggy critter problems this year. As you can tell though, the carrots in my garden (below) are not ready for a harvest quite yet. But they are doing well - and definitely need thinning out! Card recipe:
Stamp: "Carrot Harvest" from Stampabilities
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, and Tim Holtz RANGER "peeled paint" Distress Ink. Image colored with copic markers
Embellishments: Michael's tiny spools satin ribbon, Martha Stewart fern punch, wooden ladybug, and machine stitching.And in other news let's all shout Yippeeeeeee Skippy! The Canada Post postal strike has ended and, supposedly, we are to begin receiving mail and I can also FINALLY mail the stack of cards I've had ready and waiting to mail. Three weeks is an awfully long time to be without mail delivery!

Until next time!



  1. oh my...what cool details-down to the carrot ribbon and the fun little lady bug! Such a perfect card! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

  2. Such a sweet card HP and HOORAY on finally getting some mail in and out!!!

  3. WOW!!!!!! That seriously colored to perfection! I love the shading and soft colors. Beautiful WORK!!! Thanks so much for always playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!!!! WE Love having you around. Sure hope to see you joining us again next time! :)

  4. Jennifer, this is fabulous. Your color work is devine. The Gingham is perfect for your little garden scene. Cute embellishments too. So glad you had time to join the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


  5. You get HIGH marks for coloring, layout and details, but they're still furwads... And WHOOOORAH! to mail delivery for you! Happy Independence Day.

  6. This is adorable. I love the choice of gingham for the background. The added ferns and ladybug are just too cute. What a sweet card :)

  7. Oh now this is just too much fun...great card!!!

  8. Really Stunning card.i adore House Mouse Stamps.x

  9. Oh, gosh, is this ever cute! An adorable image and so nicely colored. I could eat homegrown carrots like candy. Any homegrown vegetables, really. My husband is the gardener of edibles, but all we have this year are strawberries and tomatoes. I think I should give him some of my flower space for vegetables.

  10. Absolutely fantastic - I love the beautifully coloured image and your fabulous gingham paper....... the punched leaves match the carrot tops so perfectly!!!

    So good to see you again at House Mouse & Friends,
    Heather xx

  11. What better way to keep the pests away than your most furriest members of your family! I bet you they just want to play too! lol


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