Monday, September 24, 2012

The Dormouse had closed its eyes by this time.....

Hello all!
Back with my DT card for the current Octopode Factory challenge which is to get your inspiration from books.  I've always loved books and have been an avid reader from a very early age - I do have a Kindle which is great for travelling but you can't beat having a real book in your hands. 

        For my card, I decided to use the Octopode Dormouse from the Alice in Wonderland collection, available here.  As I have said before this is my favourite Octopode digi :)  I wanted an old fashioned feel for this card so I used a clipart image of a pile of books and smudged some Distress ink all around the edges.

 
The sentiment is computer generated and does reflect how I feel about reading!  So many wonderful books and authors out there - sometimes I can get lost in a book for hours (especially if the sun is shining and I can sit outside and read).
 


 
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Thanks for popping in :)

15 comments:

Penny said...

Dawn, this is just adorable--love the CAS design. Love the books behind the mouse, love your coloring, and the photo corners are a fab touch! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Carla S. said...

Great card, Dawn! Love the books in the background and adorable image! Great CAS design!

Tress said...

What a fabulous image! And pairing him with the books adds volumes (pun intended, lol) to his appeal!

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn, this is too cute! I love his eyelashes. Beautiful CAS design and a darling card.

Patti P. said...

Dawn, my sentiments exactly! I love to read and holding the book and a great bookmark are the best! Loving that great clipart stack of books and the photo corners!! So glad you shared with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Tracy said...

I'm an avid reader too so I could curl up in a stack just like this little guy. I love the CAS look Dawn. That image and sentiment say it all. :-) Hugs!

Asha said...

I can definitely identify with the mouse! Precious little guy on a darling card...I'm in love!

Claire said...

Definitely my sentiment too! Love the mouse! Claire xx

Shelby said...

I can definitely relate to the sentiment! Beautiful card.

Shelby

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous job coloring this image, Dawn.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

nwilliams6 said...

Dawn, this is a card after my own heart! I love me some books - the old fashioned kind and I often fall asleep with one in my hand. I love this!!! Cute touches like the corners, your coloring, and that great stack of books. Great card!!!! Hugz!

Angela B. said...

Oh my goodness this is most precious mouse ever!

MIA said...

W-O-W! Your card is soooo beautiful, I love the image, I love your sentiment - it's the same way I feel about books.
Great work, thanks for sharing with us at Challenge up your Life,
hugs
Mia

Kathi said...

Absolutely fabulous card. I so love what you do with the Octopode images!

Heather said...

Sooo adorable! I love the sentiment...I can relate!! Love your coloring on your little mouse...too cute!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hugs!!
Heather