Monday, May 6, 2013

Feeling Mousy?

I entered my first "House Mouse Challenge" a couple of weeks ago.   I didn't have any idea that I would not only win a prize (you know how I love to win) but would be asked to be a guest designer.  I  have not served on any design teams for quite awhile due to taking care of my Mom but I loved these little guys that a "Oh My Gosh Yes" just slipped out of my mouth.  My term on the House Mouse GDT will run from May through June of this year, so I have been busy coloring up these cute little Mice.  I can't stand mice IRL, so I find it hard to explain my love affair with these little sweeties.  Maybe because IRL the little buggers run and hide and scare the devil out of me.  Well not all the way out of me, because I am still full of the devil. LOL

Enough waffling for now.  The House Mouse Challenge this week was to use a theme of blue.  It could be the color blue or the mood of blue.  I thought this fit both definitions.  If you would like to buy this stamp for yourself, click here.  I colored this with Copic markers.  The flowers were from my stash I believe they are Recollections.  The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment was made on my computer.  Circle punches used are from Creative Memories, the diecut is a Spellbinder.  All the paper came from my LSS, Scrapbooks By The Sea.  The polka dot is Bo Bunny.  Don't you just love that blue glitter paper?  It is not only gorgeous, but thin enough to make it easy to cut and punch too.

Have any HM stamps in your stash?  Why not ink one up, color it blue and enter our challenge.  There are so fabby prizes at stake.  Hope to see you there.

Next Sunday it is Mother's Day in the US.  So Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there.  I hope you make the Day stretch into a week and you get to spend some "me" time and "craft" time.  Big Hugs, Linda

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Make It Monday- Always Anything Goes


  1. Congratulations, you are a great choice! Love the image on today's card, but would hate to open the cabinet and see it in person!

  2. Gorgeous card Linda :-) such a cute image, the poor little mouse with a fever :-) the papers and sentiment are fab too :-)

    Thanks for agreeing to join us for the next couple of months,, it is fabulous to have you with us :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. love the image and that great cotton wool use to love seeing that in the tablet pot, a great card and lovely to have you with us as GDT this time around
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Hi Linda
    This is gorgeous, I love the design and image. Thanks for joining us as a GD
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  5. Linda, I am thrilled that you could fit being a guest designer into your busy schedule and join us!! What a great first card too. Love the cotton and that image is adoralbe. I could not agree more about mice in real life, but I too love these stamps. Love all the blue, my favorite color! Great job on this card!


  6. Congrats on your Guest Designer post. You went all out on this one and it really paid off. This card is darling. The cotton is a fantastic touch. That blue is just striking and really help to bring out your image. wonderful coloring. Glad we'll be designing together for the next couple of months.

  7. An adorable card Linda, I love your colour scheme and such a sweet image - fabulous colouring and lovely details!!!

    Great to have you with us this month,
    Heather xx

  8. Wow, congrats Linda! I love HM stamps & I know you will do a great job with them!!
    Hugs, Renee

  9. Love these mice
    Your card is lovely .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  10. congratulations Linda. I love your sweet card and the colors are outstanding. I don't have any HM stamps, but have to go in search of some because they are so cute.

  11. Love your card Linda, glad to see the poorly mouse has got a friend to get the lid off the aspirin for him!! I'm like you, not very keen on mice in real life but I love HM stamps!! Hope you're enjoying being a guest DT member at House Mouse as much as I am!!
    Love Jacky x

  12. so stunning linda.really adorable image and your colours and design are gorgeous :D
    congrats on your GDT :D

    xx coops xx

  13. What beautiful rich blues, and fabulous design.

  14. The image you have used on your sweet card is just to cute, Linda many wonderful details and fab colouring. Great to have you with us as a GDT,looking forwards to your creations
    hugs Dorte
    welcome as my new follower ;)

  15. This is a fabulous card Linda, I love your adorable image and beautiful blue papers. It's great to be joining you as a GDT for the next couple of months.
    Hubby finished the marathon, unfortunately it was a very hot day and it took him 4 hrs and 21 minutes (I think that is a great time but he was a bit disappointed), thank you for asking.

  16. It's so cute! I'm visiting from MIM.

  17. COngrats on your GDT spot for House Mouse! This card is the cutest thing, and I love how you colored it! The ice cube looks so real! Cute cute cute!!

  18. Congratulations on your GDT spot!
    Great card, thanks for popping by!

  19. Hi Linda sorry I'm late getting round with my comms..a new G/daughter & her mum is taking up lots of my time..Love this cute much I used it for my M/way, thanks for the inspiration re the cotton wool..super cute take on the chall theme, thanks for taking part as a GDT with us at HM & friends chall.

    smiles Christine x


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