Monday, October 13, 2008

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Time for your Monday Morning Kick Start!

Here we are again...Monday morning! Came fast didn't it. Is it just me....or does everyone else think the days are going by faster than they used to?! Oh well...I just need to stop trying to fit 48 hours of play into a 24 hour day :) Speaking of playing....let's get on with the House Mouse Challenge.

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #9 - Sketch
With the sketch you can - flip it, stretch it, shrink it, twist it, add accents to it BUT you MUST be able to see the original sketch on your project. You may add any text you would like anywhere on the card. It's entirely your choice what you make - but it must features at least one House Mouse or Friends image and follows this weeks theme. Get all the details about the challenge & take a look at all the awesome creations the rest of the DT did with this sketch HERE.

I had a hard time with this sketch. Actually...I think my eyes popped out when I saw it! I'm more into simple...and I didn't see this as simple. Do you? THEN...after staring at it for about 3 days (LOL) I got it! I saw the bottom layer as 1 piece with a strip over it.'s all good.....I can proceed! hee hee hee. I really think this would make an awesome scrapbook page with a pic in the center. Maybe next time - but this time you get to see a card :)

I decided against putting something in all 4 corners. Maybe it would have been good...but I kept thinking the card had enough on it already. I would love to hear your thoughts on it. :)

This House-Mouse stamp features Monica. Isn't she just the sweetest little thing. I love how soft and fuzzy she looks :) You can't see it in the pic...but I added a touch of Clear Spica Glitter Pen on the cotton ball. Coloring was done with Primacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The buttons are tied on the strip of puff balls. It worked perfect with the spacing of those little puffs. I don't know if the strip of puff is considered ribbon....I think it is....cause it was on a roll in with all the ribbons at the scrapbook store where I bought it.

I even put something fun on the inside of the card this time. A piece of patterned paper punched with my SU Slit punch. They sentiment is velum. I didn't stamp on came like that.

Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs Dreampuff (featuring Monica)
Paper -
SU Whisper White CS, American Crafts Baby Mother Hubbard & Miss Muffet, Bazzill Textured CS
Ink -
Tsukineko Versafine Black, Ranger Adirondack Espresso
Misc. -
Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol OMS, Copic Spica Glitter Pen Clear, SU Hardware, JoAnn Craft Essentials Matchbook Baby Vellum Phrases, Marvy Uchida Punches, SU Slit Punch, Misc Ribbons and White String, SU Dimensionals, Red Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog HERE.
House-Mouse Designs Official Website HERE.
Tips on how you can easily color the House-Mouse Stamp Images HERE.

Lastly....CONGRATS to Rosalien! She's the Winner of HM & Friends Challenge #8 blog candy! Woohooo!!


Danni said...

This is so sweet! I just want to give her a little squeeze!!
Great job!

Suzy said...

Such a beautiful card Lori! I LOVE how you put the buttons with the puff balls. What a perfect card.

I didn't get that underneath was a strip I took it literal LOL...great take on the challenge!


Janneke said...

Awesome card ;)

I like the buttons on it :D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Absolutely adorable! This is so sweet and precious, wonderful job on the sketch!

mycardz said...

Lori! this is an awesome card!! Such a totally sweet image and put together so well by you! I love it and the sentiment inside is perfect...great job. Maybe it helps to whine a bit, cuz your card rocks! :)

Els G. said...

Wow Lori, this is so sweet and 'fluffy'! A perfect baby card!

jenstamps said...

This is beautiful!!! I love pink and brown together!

Catherine said...

LOL! i had the same expression when i saw this sketch and i'm still thinking on how to do this...LOL! gorgeous card :)

Catherine said...

LOL! i had the same expression when i saw this sketch and i'm still thinking on how to do this...LOL! gorgeous card :)

America said...

Oh Lori, You are too funny! I also stared at this sketch for days myself! ... really! LOL. It looked so complex at first... I kept thinking there were more separate layers but then - voila! I saw the bottom layer as a single piece too - it was like MAGIC! :) Your card is super sweet. So awesome how you took it from a busy sketch and made it look simple yet classy! Way to go girlfriend! I love these details and that awesome DP! tfs America

CraftyTracy said...

What an adorable card. The Pink And black is so stunning and the buttons finish it off so well.


Chrissy D said...

Lori- I love how you embellished this card. It is fabulous!!! Do you mind if I link you up to my favorites? TFS! I am going to try this sketch this week! Have a great day!

Lorraine said...

i love this little image on the cotton puff. The colors you used are so soft and sweet and are perfect with the image. thanks for sharing and being so inspirational

Chrissy D said...

Lori- I didn't have any House Mouse stamps but I did participate in this challenge. :) You can see it at Your card is MUCH cuter! Thanks for the challenge!

Heather said...

this is DARLING!!! Makes me just say AWWWW :)... in the little baby voice in my head. Just so so sweet and so soft! I love it! The sketch took me a day to think on. I am VERY surprised this one did not have me totally flustered. I have a hard time with sketches sometimes. Thank you for your comment. Hope your coffee is good this morning ;)

Lorie said...

This is absolutely positively ADORABLE!!!! The sketch does look a bit overwhelming but you make me want to try! :o)

Rachel said...

oh now this is absolutely adorable! I love it all the colors, image, paper and especially the embellishements you used for the circle.

Nancy said...

Great card! That image is so adorable!