Monday, October 27, 2008

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

The Need For Caffeine

Muzzy, Amanda and Mudpie are getting their Monday Morning Kick Start! Just seems natural...doesn't it? Speaking of natural...that's the theme of this weeks House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge:

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #11 - That Natural Feeling
Our challenge this week is Natural. Use something natural on your project, use neutral colors, stamp something natural, etc. As always, you can create anything you like as long as it features at least one House Mouse or Friends image and follows this weeks theme. We have a prize up for grabs again this week! Click HERE to get all the details for this challenge, the prize and see the awesome creations the design team came up with.

The image I used was stamped and sent to me from Emma. (thanks girl!) It's called "The Need For Caffeine." It has the whole "natural" look with the coffee sack and whole coffee beans.'s a natural thing for me to get up in the morning & have a cup-a-joe. Well...ok...several cups! FINE! I admit...I drink coffee all day long! LOL

To keep with the Natural theme...I stamped the background with my Canvas Stampin'UP background stamp on Naturals Ivory cardstock. The ribbon is also a natural color and material. Image is colored with pencils & gamsol staying with the natural colors as well. I even colored the mice their natural color :) Well...I tried to get their color as close as I could. It's hard to see on the picture...but each mouse is a different color. Amanda has fawn colored fur - she's in the bag of beans Muzzy is dark grey - he's holding up the coffee cup. Mudpie has brown fur - he's drinking from the cup.

I saved the closeup pic in a larger size. Sometimes I like to zoom in on I though if any of you would like to have a closer could do that on this pic.

Card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" The layout is based on a Card Sketch from Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #120. This is a great layout for larger images. I extended the bottom of the layout so I could add on some ribbon. It would also be a great place to put a sentiment.

Stamps - House-Mouse Designs The Need For Caffeine, SU Canvas BG
Paper - SU Naturals Ivory CS, SU So Saffron Double Sided Designer Paper, Bazzill Brown Textured CS
Ink - SU Close To Cocoa Classic
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol OMS, Misc. Ribbon from my stash, SU Hardware & Brads, SU Dimensionals, Red Sticky Strip

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.
This weeks Sponsor HOBBYCOMPLEET "DE DUIF" website HERE.

OK...get your HM & Friends stamps out and stamp up some "Natural Feeling" :) BTW - can you believe it's the LAST WEEK of October!! I've got TONS of stuff to get done this if you don't hear from me much on my blog...or your blogs...that's why. So with that..........I'm off!

Have an awesome week!!


Janneke said...

Wow Lori you card is awesome :D

Have fun this week!

X Janneke

Lorie said...

This is fantastic! I think I'm most like Amanda! LOL!

jenstamps said...

This is wonderful and what perfect ribbon!!!

CraftyTracy said...

that is one wonderful card and I love the sketch.


Dawn said...

Lori your card is brilliant - and wow I thought the background was actual paper that must be a fantastic stamp!
Aren't they just the cutest wee things and like you I try to colour them as they should be!!!
Love it!


Mary Dawn said...

wow, the perfect sketch for that adorable stamp, so cute!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome! Oh I love this image and your coloring is perfection! Very very cute!!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It's fantastic! I love coffee theme too...

America said...

Love the caffeine kind of natural "all day need" too... lol. Such an adorable image, terrific colors and your coloring, plus a great sketch for this! tfs

Heather said...

AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I have so got to get that stamp!!! lol!!! How cute this is! I saw it and was so rushed I did not take th time I should have at that moment to check it out. It is fully how alike we are about coffee .. the hottest summer day to the coldest of winter, I HAVE to have it! and all day, lol! You are so cute:). This card is amazing! I am off to get my coffee immediatley! :o)

Conibaer said...

Great card! I love that you put the label to make the word on the ribbon stand out!

Cindy Haffner said...

Darling, I love it.

Catherine said...

adorable, Lori :)

Nicole said...

I love your coffeejunkies, adorable card !


mycardz said...

Very cute card Lori...I love that stamp! Great job on all the details and coloring! And, great layout! :)

Suzy said...

Such a sweet card - I love how you framed the word. Perfect take on the challenge sistah!


Alisha said...

I just love all of the House Mouse cards you do:)

Ya right, you NOT blogging all day. I'll beleive it when I see it! LOL

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I love this card. Your image is adorable....I love coffee so it's a big hit with me. Your "natural" effects are great. I love the way you stamped your ribbon.

Els G. said...

Love your card! Who could live without coffee, it's just part of nature, lol.

Lavender Rose said...

Wonderful card, so cute, great colours and fab background, I didn't realise it was stamped at first (the canvas) great job!