Tuesday, September 14, 2010

3 Fall Mice, 2 FREE Frogs & a...

not so Itsy Bitsy Spider.
(All I'm missing are the Lords a Leapin')
but I've got Ian here, so even the leaps are taken care of!
This week at The Pixie Cottage
we are delving into CHALLENGE #36
In addition to a sketch, our theme is Mellow Fruitfulness
(that's fancy Katie lingo for Autumn/Fall) :)
You have the option to use one or the other or both!!
Link back your NEW creation to The Pixie Cottage -CHALLENGE #36
for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

I branched out this week and tried my hand at the
oh so popular Easel Card~
I can see why they are always oooooh and ahhed over~
I love the dimension and moving parts!!
On the front I showcased one of my latest images:

And used this week's sketch by Adrina...

on the "down low"~the part that rests on the table...

The FAMILY of mice and I are entering in the following challenges:
365 Cards Day 196 - Country Charm
Pollycraft - Autumn Colors
Paper Make Up - Autumn
Paper Players - Fall color combo
Creative Card Crew - Autumn
Theme Thursday - Autumn
Paperplay - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar -
Wee Memories - Fall into Autumn
Stempel Magie - Fall Colors
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
Raise the Bar - Orange, Brown and Green
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Chamber Maids - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Tellens Place - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Real or Faux stitching
Going Grey - Go Digi
So...which of the little critters do you relate to?
Are you excellent at the balancing act called life?

Are you prepared, sheltered or full of surprises?

Or are you just so plum tuckered you are in need of a cat nap?

I'd love to read which you match.
Happy creating!!

I mentioned 2 FREE Frogs...
HOP on OVER to The Pixie Cottage
and enjoy a special gift from Miss Michelle & moi...
2 ARTishtic froggies engrossed in a

lifting game of leap frog
can be yours wit a click! THEN tune in next week for an opportunity to use them!!!

The third element of my title was the "not so itsy bitsy spider"
If the mice didn't have you squealing SHE might!
Sienna pointed her out yesterday..."Yikes"
(at least she is on the outside of the window!)

Spooky, intriguing and Challenge Worthy for her zig-zag stitching!!!

Embrace the little things in life;
fuzzy white mice, BIG scary spiders, fidgety frogs,
or NOT!

Either way, have an awesome day!!


  1. I love your card Artish, great colours!!

  2. THis is amazing! Have to say I am not the best at balancing life at times.

    Hugs Tanya

  3. Hi. What a great card, I love the colouring of your image. You have used such wonderful colours and the layout is great.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Tellens Place, look forward to seeing you again. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  4. What a fabulous card and adorable images. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  5. Oh, your card is so very cute! Looks like you are not the only one how is crafty as the spider is it too ;-). Thanks for playing with us at Stempel Magie! xx Bianca

  6. Oh this is absolutely adorable! I love it! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

  7. such a great easel card you made! That mice image is sweet! I like the zig zag stitching!

  8. What a fun card! I just love easel cards. :) Thank you so much for playing along in this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!

  9. This is so adorbale. Love those cute mice. Thanks for joining us at Paper Play! :)

  10. Absolutely adorable! Love the mix of patterns and the stitching. Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  11. WOW this is a great card. What a fab image and great mixing of the challenges. I get to thank you for sharing at Raise the Bar AND at M4TW with Paper Makeup Stamps.

  12. ArTish this is wonderful!! You are so darn talented! I love easel cards and this one is so fun. Great dps you used.

  13. What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with PMS!

  14. Hi there

    What a really super card and brilliantly coloured image.

    Thank you for joining in my colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  15. Lovely work :) I love spiders too!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Incy Wincy this week

    Heather and the DT

  16. Great card! (ewww...great spider too??? lol) Love it!!! I think fall is so much fun to create around! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! Hope to see you back soon!

  17. Wonderful card! I love the image with the mice, so playful and cute! The inside of your card is just fabulous! I wish I could remember to do that - it makes it so full! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week! :-)

  18. well done! thanks for joining my challenge at Paper Makeup!

  19. Heh I just bought this image last week- can't wait to use it- your card is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!~

  20. What a beautiful card Tish! Great design all over, and beautiful colors ;)

    Hugs, Anne

  21. What a super card. Love the colours used and that image is adorable.
    Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  22. Fabulous card .... the image is really fantastic. I love the spiders...... LOL
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.
    Hugs, Giò

  23. Great colors and layers and the stitiching is wonderful. I love how the images seem to jump right off the page. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place. Hope to see you again soon.

  24. Wow I freaked out by the spider picture but I loved your card!! Thank you for joining us this week at Pollycraft!!

  25. I just love this card... the spider not so much! LOL... great stuff here at your blog!!! We would be honored if you would consider joining us for some of our challenges over at Papercraft Star... become a follower and enter our drawing while you are there! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com

  26. Completely adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge.

  27. A fantastic card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  28. I love mice stamps and they look great with the pumpkins. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  29. What a fabulous, creative card. The mice are super adorable! I'm one of those who embraces the little things in life, including spiders and furry little rodents :-)
    thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.

  30. Cute little mice ... not so cute spider. Thanks for sharing your card with us!

  31. Cute Cute Cute card and wonderful digi! Love it all!

  32. Fabulous digi image and a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this at Going Grey with Scrap Creations.

  33. such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with scrap-creations.

  34. Hi
    that's a lovely pretty card!! I like the colur combo, and the image is very cute!

  35. Oh your card is fantastic I love the details and dimension! The garden spider has to be one of the most stunning spiders I have seen with those bold yellows in contrast to the black great photo! Beth