Thursday, 30 August 2012

House Mouse Sums

The current challenge over at House Mouse is Back to School or At the Office - I think these little meece are practising their sums in the playground:
But, I didn't use a stamp so the colouring isn't my own - let's set the record straight right off :) It's from a decoupage sheet and I didn't even tackle any layering - hope it's OK for the challenge, they do state stamp/image in the rules and I did spot at least one DT card that used pre-printed images so I hope I'm not 'drummed out' for non-compliance. But hey, I had fun anyhow - love the humour of House Mouse :)

I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock

- House Mouse image and sentiment from the 'fun and Games' Joanna Sheen decoupage set

- backing papers from Tatty Teddy's 'Spring Chic' pack (nice thing about these is that they're patterned on one side and a mixture of patterned and plain on the reverse so they co-ordinate beautifully)

- Martha Stewart edge punch

- a strip of Anita's adhesive ribbon

It had to be a quick and easy make as I'm trying to keep moving around right now - been overdoing it sitting typing away here again :(



Unknown said...

aaaawwww cute card Di...

whether they accept it or not, you've got a gorgeous card for your efforts!!

Love housemouse too - have a couple of stamps that haven't been inked up recently - oops, I have a lot of those actually!


Paula x x x

scrappymo! said...

Would the "Good Luck" stamp help you qualify?
I often make what I call "quickie cards". Sometimes life is too busy for a full on card, sometimes I just want to use up my stash, sometimes I just am too sore to sit long enough for a full on card...

So quickie cards it is!!! teehee
Yours is so cute!

Mickaela Vildljung said...

Wow, what an adoreble card! I just love this image, I've never seen it before but I think I have to have it! Your coloring is just amazing, I love the crayons and the stone, it all looks so alive...

Love Mickaela

Irene said...

A beautiful card Di, with soft gentle colours. The image is so sweet, and the added pink perfect.

Amanda said...

gorgeous card Di, i spotted it yesterday on the woyww post but couldn't get a decent view lol. i haven't tackled this decoupage as i thought i would end up cutting their tails off lol. hugs, amanda x

downrightcrafty said...

so soft and delicate and totally gorgeous what a fabulous image, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, hope to see you back for the next challenge too
Hugs Kate xx

Annie said...

All I can say is after 30 raisins I'm not cleaning out their house!
Fab card Di.
A x

cebelica said...

These are probably the only mice I find cute. lol Great card! Hugs! xx

Sarn said...

Totally adorable. Love House Mouse stuff. xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable, gorgeous card Di.

Anonymous said...

Super cute Di, love the image and cute meece's. The soft colour shades are beautiful and very pleasing to the eye.

Rest up a little, you're gonna burn yourself out :)

Big hugs xx

Victoria said...

Aww this is really cute! THe colours are great. Do take care of yourself!

Donna Hanley said...

This image is simply adorable. I think your card will be fine for our challenge and we thank you for playing along with us this week. Good luck to you and we do hope to see you again soon with more HM creations.

Anonymous said...

Oh that's so sweet Di, I've never seen that image before. I usually participate in the HM Challenge and I've often seen cards using the decoupage sheets so I'm sure you'll be OK.


thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Absolutely delightful!! Your card is perfect for the challenge and we are so happy to have you share your artwork with us and join in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog!


Planetsusie said...

If there is one set of stamps guaranteed to bring a smile to my face every time it's HM Di. The expressions are more than cute and I don't think I have ever seen a bad stamp. Love your card and it certainly deserves to be in the challenge - loads of luck to you.

Hugs Sue P xxx

Mrs A. said...

Actually I think they are working out the provisions needed for the playhut!! Thankyou soooooo much for me card. I'm Quakers over it!
On me kitchen window sill as we speak.Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra H said...

It's a brilliant card Di, These decoupage sheets are so handy and like you say you didn't mount it and l think it looks just great as it is great layout and papers good luck and thanks Di l used one of the backgrounds as you suggested xx

Carol Willis said...

Love this Di, fab image, hope they let you stay in the comp.
Caz x

Hettie said...

Aw! Gorgeous card there Miss Di. I don't think you should be kicked out with that card it is stunning!

Kathleen said...

No worries, you win either way. Such a sweet image and pretty papers, all add up to a fabulous card.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di, and if it isn't acceptable it should be. I've now got my pc in a bedroom rather than the craft room just so I do have to get up and move about some. The EM worked it out that the number of times I went up and down stairs in a day amounted to seriously good exercise ... who would have believed it :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

shaz earl said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at House Mouse & Friends challenges for our * Back to School/Office * challenge

Hope you will join us again, good luck
Hugs Shaz x

Angela said...

Hi Di, Loving this House Mouse stamped image and the colouring is judt wonderful.

Beautiful work

Angela x

Tracy said...

A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ha ha this is such a funny house mouse - do love the = Belly ache!! you are great, Di, a keen sense of the ridiculous :D and love the way you have made it too - thanks for sharing! Shaz in oz.x
PS one day mine will come out of their closet and play with me too!

Sue said...

Sweet image and card. Perfect for the back to school/work challenge. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


MaryH said...

These are the cutest little guys. I think it's a great card; and if you had not been so honest, would not have known it was a decoupage! Got to get me some of those!!! Found out about the free shipping at LOTV, so I bopped over & got some of those lovely things I've been seeing used at the Playground. TFS.