Saturday, June 9, 2012

Live, Love, Laugh with House Mouse

The weather this week has been so beautiful and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week of summer break.  I have slept in, sipped coffee in front of the TV, and played in my craft room.  It is a disaster but shows I have been creative.  Today I am at Scrapbook Creations with several of my friends and having a blast.  My birthday is next week and my so sweet friend, Kim, payed for my day and invited others to join us.  We have shopped, ate lunch, ate ice cream, and I even made a card for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge  “Here Come The Sun”. 

Last week I bought a Hydrangea and almost killed it because I left it sitting out in full sun.  Luckily it survived and inspired this card.  You can’t have flowers without sunshine (just not too much!!)  I recently purchased this is a new stamp, Spring Blossoms, and it is sooo cute – like all the rest of my House Mouse stamps.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, cut it out, and layered it on a light purple background.  The decorative paper popped up around it is Green at Heart/Oscar from Basic Grey.  The sentiment is from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Blossoms to Go StampetteSet.  The die cut for the window and the sentiment is Spellbinders’ Labels Twenty-Three. 

Check back tomorrow to see something new I have been working on. 

E. Marie 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #70 – Clean and Simple
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge  #24 – Anything Goes
House Mouse and Friends Challenge #121 (HMFMC121) – Here Come The Sun
The Creative Card Crew Challenge #12 – Song Inspired (Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver)
Penny Black And More at Allsorts June Challenge – All My Favorite Things (House Mouse, Flowers, and Spellbinders Dies)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #136 – Summer Time
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE151– Vibrant Colors


Brenda said...

Love the fun purple and orange colors. They're adorable!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and such an adorable image and loving the colour too:)x

downrightcrafty said...

Beautifully shaped image plate and gorgeous image choice the purple and orange work so well together and love your colouring on the leaves, thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Gail said...

Great card!
Made me smile it's so nice & bright!

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Too cute! This reminds me of a school play, or even a Halloweenie party because of the colors and costumes. LOL But the hydrangea flowers really do work well with it. Glad your new plant is not burnt. They don't grow well this far south, but they sure are pretty. Do you dry the blossoms to use for Autumn and Winter decor? TFS your sweet card.

sassy said...

what a deligtful and fun card thank you for joining us over at crafty catz.hugs sassyx

April said...

So cute! Love it!

Anonymous said...

this is adorable! such a sweet image; i love the die cut frame and the vibrant summery colours. thank you for sharing your favourite things with us this month at penny black and more.

Rica said...

Hi Marie, such a fabulous card, one of my first ever House Mouse images - I love it and your colouring is stunning......I love the sentiment I shall adopt for my sentiment for the day!!!
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining with House Mouse & Friends challenge

Anonymous said...

Your "so sweet" friend absolutely loves your card!! It came out terrific,as did your scrapbook page! I'm so proud of you!!


Christine said...

Hi Marie gorgeous summery colour combo lovely design & image colouring

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall. come back soon.

smiles Christine x

Viksya said...

So colorful card! And funny little mice are wonderful! Great job!=)
Good luck! =))

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ this week.xx

Claudia said...

Hi Marie, thats such a beautiful card and coloured up to perfection. It looks just fantastic.
Hugs Claudia

Jennifer said...

Oh how sweet! Your colors are amazing! Just gorgeous. SUCH a sweet image too. Thanks for joining in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog.


Tinkerella said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)

Angélique said...

Fab creation for the CAS-challenge!.
Thanks so much for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges.
A new challenge will be up later on today :) Hope you will join in again :)

Angélique - DT

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, love the bright colours. Thank you for sharing your favourite things over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x