November 09, 2008

House Mouse & Friends Challenge # 12, BG Challenge # 10 & Sketch Saturday #24....Happy Holidays Snowmouse!!!

I discovered the House Mouse & Friends Challenge on Chris' blog, yesterday. I just loved her adorable card with this sweet little Happy Hopper eating a bushel full of apples. It was coloured so beautifully that it was the first time I was tempted by these sweet stamps. Unfortunately, I don't own any House Mouse stamps. Then, I remembered that my good friend Tara sent me a few House Mouse images. So, I picked this cutie, Making a Snowmouse and decided to give it a go!

The House Mouse challenge this week is a recipe (I must say, that this is a very cool idea for a challenge) to use Ribbon, two buttons, felt, and a scalloped edge. I followed the sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge and added lots of glitter to play along with this week's challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges....three in one...Whoo hoo!!!

I started with a 6X6 card base in red Prism cardstock and BasicGrey Wassail patterned paper. I coloured the image with my Copics and used my Sakura Stardust Gelly Roller pen and added a little glitter here and there on the snow, snowmouse and holly leaves and then spread it around with my aqua brush. This gives a really nice shimmery, glittery effect!!!

I used my MM ribbon slot tool to punch a hole in the image and laced through this gorgeous, American Craft, ribbon that I bought at Micheals. I can't get enough of this yummy, sparkly, ribbon! I have it in almost every it!!! I used my Stampin' Up! scalloped border punch and I cut two poinsettias with my QK Squeeze in burgundy felt and added a little more glitz with some diamond Stickles.

I took this pic while holding the card at an angle so that you could get a better look at the Sakura Stardust wash effect!

There you have it! My very first House Mouse card! Yay!!!! I may just have to get a few of these sweet stamps. The only problem, I don't know where I will put them. My scrapbooking room is teeny tiny and it's already full to the rafters with stash, smile!!!

Well, I hope you have a lovely day! I am off to visit my Mom and to get my hair done...time for a little trim and time to cover up the grey, lol! I'm so lucky to have such a fabulous Mom and hairstylist, all wrapped up in one, smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by to have a wee look!


Tab said...

What a gorgwous House Mouse card this is, I love it! You have coloured it superbly and I love the colours you have used too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it was lovely to hear from you, I've added you to my fav blogs, so I can keep track of your awesome creations hehehe! :0)
Tab xxx

Sue said...

beautiful card and fabulous papers:)


Nicole Bailey said...

totally all the details and layering and your copic work is just perfect!

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Just a fabulous card. I love all the little details..the scallop edge, the flowers. all put together makes one stunner of a card! Judy x

Kim Piggott said...

Totally love your card!
Your colouring is perfect. Your papers are fabulous.
kim x

Rach said...

Tara your card is so adorable love that little snow mouse...fabulous colouration as always. hugs rachxx

Anki said...

I don't like mice in real life, but this one is just so cute!!! Love the little snow one. Great job as always. Kramis - Anki

Debbie said...

Brilliant card Tara, the HM image is so cute and your colouring is beautiful. I love all of the fab details that you have added. Debbie x

COCO said...

beautiful card I love!
thank you for your participation!

Sandra said...

Hi,beautiful card,such a cute image,and pretty papers...and three challenges in one,
Take care
Sandra x

Tara said...

Fantastic Tara, I'm so glad you were able to use this image as it's soooooo cute! I think the glitter really sets the whole thing off, a stunning creation as always! xx

Els G. said...

Love your card! It's gorgeous! uch a funny image too.

maddy hill said...

TARA !!!!!!!! Stunning card ! wow .... gorgeous !

and another something lol everytime i go blog hopping around and you have left a comment - your picture is instantly reconisable ! hehee i think to myself - taras been here !

great stuff tara xxxxxx
much love maddy

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so cute what a gorgeous image and I love the papers you have used

Carolyn Bounds said...

You have created a total stunner with this wonderful card!!! I love absolutely EVERYTHING about it, especially your color choices and your coloring!! I think I need some of that beautiful sparkly ribbon too:o)

I am so happy you were able to play with us in this week's HM&F challenge!! I very much look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work:o)


Unknown said...

WOW...Your card is marvellous and STUNNING!!!
Love colours you have used and little details.
Your colouring is perfect as always.
Love adorable image so cute!!
Hugs, Mumur

Anki said...

Hej Tara! Just me again. Wanted to let you know that I have left an award for you on my blog. Kram Anki

Heidi said...

Your card is so great-and I just love the house mouse images. I have a big box with them and I really should use them more. Thank you for the inspiration. Love your work

Hugs from

Sharon said...

I love the colour combinations Tara, just beautiful.

Emma said...

Oh wow, your card is beautiful. I'm loving those BG papers too they really are rich. Your colouring is fabby and that sketch is awsome (i loved that one and will use it again). x

Jo Nevill said...

Tara this card is stunning. I love House Mouse stamps and BG papers so you have won me over already ! The colours are fabulous.


Jo x

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! I love your layout and your BG papers look gorgeous!! I also got that ribbon at Micheals and it is so pretty!! I got it in 3 colors (LOL)!! Fabulous card!! :)Kathy

Shary said...

How cute is this?? Love that image and your card is a stunner.

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is fantastic. Michele x

Bev said...

Absolutley amazing - my chin hit the desk when I saw this card Tara!!!

hugs Bev x

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Beautifull card :)

thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

hugs Ria

p.s. Check out my blog for blogcandy.

Anonymous said...

Wow.....another fabulous card Tara...just lovin' your HM cards. Your accents are beautiful as many gorgeous things to look at!
Carole :-)


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