Tuesday, 22 September 2009

House Mouse Autumn Card

I love making autumny cards after the bright colours of summer. I coloured the mouse in with prisma pencils, the papers are all from DCWV's Indian Summer stack, and the leaves were cut from Home Accents

The leaves look a bit frayed in the photo, they are not like that in real life......
We have been coping with a few technical breakdowns here..... I won't bore you with the non-functioning dishwasher, or the memory stick that refused to give up it's pictures to the computer. Let's concentrate on the saga of the garage door................
Anne and I went out (shopping!) one evening, got back home and the remote control for the garage door failed. We didn't have a key, so drove to some neighbours who were already in their PJ's and collected the spare key. The next day, the door wouldn't budge, or opened in a intermittent sort of way. A friend called round to take a look. He tested the remote - nothing, tested the wall switch, nothing................ then he took a look at the sensors and said 'ermmmm, you've put a sack of garbage in front of the sensor'. Voila, fully functional door. Thanks Howard. Truly a double blonde moment I think, we probably shouldn't be allowed out without supervision

33 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh my Enfys, what a great Autumn card. Love the stamp and the look of the leaves. As always, great job!

Kraftychick said...

Adorable card - don't you just love those little mice? I haven't seen this stamp but I have a lot of the others! TFS!! And I love using the Cricut to add embellishments!

Jackie

CelticWoman said...

Enfys, love that stamp, that umbrella is awesome and love the double blonde moment. LOL. Hugs

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Enfys!
Love this sweet image and fabulous colours!
I so think sensors should have x-ray vision!
hugs
kim x

Kristina said...

Adorable card. Love the coloring and leaves. Glad to hear there wasn't an actual problem with the garage door opener.

Hugs,
Kristina

Lean said...

AAA my memory stick had also some eror trouble its now in the photoshop and i hope they can save some pictures....pfff.Lovely card by the way so sweet mouse.
bye bye,Lean

eiyiyi said...

Oh how I miss fall!! I love your card, the colors make me miss New York. Not enough to move back there though. The stamp is wonderful and so is what you've done with it. eileen

Kath said...

gorgeous autumn card...love that cute mousie and love the story about the garage door....of course it just goes to strengthen the male image of women....we are all stupid...big hugs kath xxxxx

Magoo said...

Enfys that is the FUNNIEST story!!! LOL!! Great card too, thanks for the chuckle :) :)

Lil Sis said...

Such a cutie - love the umbrella too.

So love reading your posts, you always manage to make me laugh - perhaps you should think about turning your days into a sitcom.

Beccy x

Crystal said...

fall is my fav time of the year and you really captured the essence of it with this card, enfys! i just love it and those leaves are gorgeous! hugs!

Anonymous said...

Love the card but I really loved your garage door story. That truly sounds like something I would do... and I am not blond!
Carrie

julietk said...

I love those little animal stamps such a pretty card :-) I don't see any problem with your leaves either.

kisatrtle said...

Cute card and funny story. Reminds me about the time that we couldn't figure out what was wrong with the remote only to find out the my son took out the batteries.

SMK said...

oooh I'm loving those leaves! how fabulous!

Sandi said...

Love that stamp and your AE leaves. Great autumn card. Env, life with you must be a hoot!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! You are just too funny!! Sounds exactly like something I would do. LOVE this card! The image is adorable and those leaves are awesome! hugs!

Loopylou!! said...

lol en!!! what are you like!!! i love the card,its so cute xxx

pinky said...

There's a bit of blonde in us all lol. Love the cute image, your card is just lovely.
Pinky

4kids4 said...

Enfys, what a lovely card...I really enjoy fall colors too. I guess I could scrap last fall's pictures before finishing the summer's. :-) Thanks for sharing your card and your story! ~Sharon

Brenda said...

lovin this card! you do just an awesome job! i finally made me one it has been ages...you are such an inspirration to sooo many!
thanks for the giggle as well!
hugs
brenda

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are just so cute Enfys.. and i love your little mouse... I had the garage door fall on my car a few months ago.. now that is a scary thing.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card!

i do that constantly with our trash can! don't feel bad about it at all. must be a "girl" thing - LOL.

hugs,

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, love the sweet mouse and fab leaves too.
luv
Debby

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Another hillarious story. Love the colours on the card and I just love those leaves too. Perfect!

hugs
Kaye x

Jessica said...

Well first and formost...what beautiful grandchildren!!! Now on to things of lesser importance. Well maybe... Love that little house mouse, and the card is so cute! TFS

- - Sheryl - - said...

Adorable card... and when you were telling us your story - I thought you were going to say the batteries were dead.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys, I love those PB stamps and this one is no exception, hes gorgeous, I love the way youve coloured his so beautifully and the card and embellishments are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

scrapn_momof2 said...

Your stories always crack me up.

Adorable card. I love House Mouse.

Norine said...

super cute as always
Hugs
Norine

Myra B. said...

adorable. love the leaves!

Gina said...

Thank you for all the ideas and inspiration I will be back to visit soon

Marilyn said...

Beautiful fall card. Thank you!