Friday, September 25, 2009

Simon Says get to stitching your House Mouse card!!

Hi there folks.
Ever get the feeling like the week has evaporated.
Seriously, it's Friday and I have accomplished
what seems like NOTHING all week!!
I've, at long last, completed a project
that I can't wait to share with you.

It's for this fortnights, yes, fortnights
House Mouse challenge,
they are celebrating their 1 year milestone
with A Year In Review,
so we are to go and find a past challenge that
we'd like to revisit and DO IT!!
Can you guess which one I've opted for?
Well, if you hadn't figggured, it's #8, Halloween!!
Why do their little bags look empty?
I want to stuff little tootsie rolls in there,
look how cute and eager they look!!
If I saw these dolls at my door,
I'd pour the whole candy bowl in their little bags!!
Awww, clearly I need to House Mouse more often.

And to pay homage to my mommy-on-the-go lifestyle,
I have incorporated the help of several other challenges
to arrive at one completed project.
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog
have provided a wonderful sketch
for their 17th challenge.
(Scroll down to see the sketch)
their 28th challenge is to use an autumnal theme.
At Cupcake Craft Challenges
their 58th challenge is distressing.
And over at Simon Says Challenge
they want to see some stitching.
Or, errrrm, Simon Says STITCH!!

I've used an image called Just Clowning Around,
coloured with distress inks,
Martha Stewart and Recollections DP,
jute, hemp and buttons from stash,
I used my hunkajunk Smart Stitch without the string
for the faux stitching and
I've gone over the designs in pen,
the ribbon that looks like those itchy
car seat covers people brought back
from Tijuana in the 70's
is by Making Memories Autumn Splendor collection.
For the distressing, I've sanded, torn,
and also used my fingernail alongside the paper
to ruffle it up a bit and I've gone over it
with Vintage Photo distress ink.
And here's a look at that fab sketch,
which, of course, I flipped.

I was going for a vintage colour scheme,
and wanted to find something basic but stunning
to let the image shine.

Welp, thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Take Care,


Unknown said...


Wonderful card, love the colors and the details with the ribbons!!!
Great work!

Have a great weekend!


scrapperjulia said...

This is so darn cute! I have never seen this image, so precious! Love the papers and the stitching, just darling!

Shawne said...

how very very cute!

Saskia said...

Great card!

Saskia :)

Handmade with Love said...

Oh bless them! They are just wonderful. Love the image and the papers you have used and of course your colouring is perfect as usual! Have a great weekend! Tracey x

LOUISE said...

Fab card Stephanne, love the image. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

Heather said...

Just gorgeous Stephanne, yes - if I saw those little cuties on my doorstep I'd be filling their back to overflowing as well. Fantastic card - love it all and I think you should join us more often as well, love your HM projects'
Thanks for playing - hugs Heather xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Stephanne, what a gorgeous card. The image is so adorable and the papers are perfect. I love the layout and the distressed edges look fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Debbie Pamment said...

What a supe cute image!!! And your card is gorgeous too - hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lorraine A said...

aww Stephanne ,,, as you know I love all things House Mouse and this one just breaks your heart ,,, those poor little things with no goodies ! :-( aww
fabulous card as always ,,,, I LOVE this ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Christine said...

What a cuteee of a card I just love HM & this one is coloured awesome great DPs love it all.

hugs Christine xx

Mina said...

I love this brilliant fun card, such a great stamp which made me cute is the clown mouse...fantastic colouring
Mina xxx

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the distressing you have done and such a lovely layout too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

Sue said...

Maybe they are just starting out! what a cute card. I bought this stamp too, but haven't inked it up yet, so now you have inspired me to do it! Great card Steph darling little creatures brought to life by your wonderful coloring.

Leigh said...

Great card.

Liza said...

Fabulous card, I love your distressing. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Holy Smokes!! What a rack of talent!! Your card is amazing! I love it!!! :) KathyJ

~MudpieMouse said...

Oh ... I love it! This is so darn cute. Great job on the layout and your color combo. Love your embellies and the way you colored the image. Keep on stampin' on!

email: said...

Too too cute!!! I love the raw looking materials!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


Raisa said...

HouseMouses are my favourites, I just love them. Never seen this image but it's hilarious :) How about if I would dress up as a little strawberry in our Halloweenparty??? Wouldn't it be scary ;)


debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, fab image and colours.
Thanks for joining Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jenni said...

Love your card, the image is so sweet and I love how you've used the fibres. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

maxine said...

A lovely card, thanks for joining us at creative inspirations

cheryl said...

this is such a lovely image great papers too thanks for joining us at creative inspirations love cheryl xxx

jude said...

Cute card thanks for joining in the creative inspirations challenge this time .Good luck and hope to see you again soon
thanks judex