Tuesday, February 10, 2009

House Mouse Confetti Rain


Not sure why I used the colours I did here but I found this lovely DS paper in my stash so went with the colours there - they are my favourite shades - purples and blues!

I used the #214 card sketch on SCS and my square Nestabilities and a Cuttlebug embossing folder The little heart is raised up with Dimensionals and I used four Stampin Up circle punches for the wording circles.

Card: SU Tempting Turquoise and Lavender Lace, non SU white and DS patterned paper
Ink: Colorbox chalk Chestnut Roan, Warm Violet and Prisma pencils
Stamps: Stampabilities HM Confetti Rain and Stampin' Up! Riveting

It seems that news of our dreadful natural disasters here is being spread all over the world. I wish to thank all the girls overseas who have emailed with concern for me and my family. We are in a lucky part of the country right now in Central Queensland - the floods are well to the north of us in Queensland and the bushfires are right down in Victoria. Those fires have been fueled too by temperatures of up to 117 degrees F and hot gale winds - people just didn't have enough warning to escape.

I am still trying to get in touch with friends who live just north of Melbourne - I think they are safe but am still concerned. To think that some of those fires have been deliberately lit too. There have been some amazing survival stories but so many have lost their lives - in some cases whole families - soooo very sad.

17 comments:

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

i suppose it is almost fall in Australia. cute card - love those house mouse images!

Maria Matter said...

Jean, this is lovely! I like the colors you used!! The HM image is colored beautifully and just so sweet! Great card!
Blessings, Maria

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Wonderful card Jean!

Andrea said...

Wonderful card! Lovely colouring, Jean & I love the colours. Really have to get my hands on a Cuttlebug - I'm working on it!

Linniepink said...

fab card i just love the colours and layout
linniex

Julie Jacobs said...

Jean, So glad to hear you are safe. It's a disaster what's happening especially with the fires. Yesterday I heard that there were possibly almost 400 intentionally set. Mindboggling.
Let me just add, I love this card and those gorgeous colors. You are a true inspiration. Take care of yourself and your family.

Kim Burmeister said...

Jean, this is so cute! I love the sentiment and your color is fantastic. I like your color combo. So pretty and cheery!

Heather Bradley said...

Yes we have been keeping up with the news coming from your country, its such a terrible loss and now we are hearing that alot of fires were set deliberatley, as if the fires weren't bad enough to start with, so bad words escape me. I hope that you hear from your friends soon x
Oh beautiful card, almost forgot to mention :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW WOW WOW - that's all I could say when I your blog popped up on my screen!!! Just LOVING this one!

Glad to hear you weren't near the floods! Take care!

Leigh said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Jean. I love it.

Scrapping Julie said...

these colors are terrific. glad you are safe!

Julia Aston said...

I love this pretty blue card -and what a sweet image with the little umbrella! We have been watching the stories of the fire - it is SO terrible and devastating - glad to hear that you are in a 'safe'area - our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Australia......

RoseOhio said...

Jean this card is adorable, as always! Such talent!

Rose

Bethel of Bethania said...

Jean I love the colours in the card ... it just jumps outta the page ... great work ... Hope you have heard from your friends by this ... B

Janet said...

Hey Jean - I love the colors in this card - the blue and purple look so great together. I am glad to hear that your family and friends are doing okay - sending prayers and hugs to you and everyone.

Scrubbysue said...

Awwww...this is pretty! I love the colors and the embossed bkgd really adds a nice touch! TFS!

LaToya said...

Jean, I've been hearing about the devastation of the fires and I am so sorry that you have to experience this in your country. My prayers are with you.

And your card is beautiful.