Monday, October 24, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday ,,,, Fall :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you all had a lovely weekend of Happy Crafting ?? I didn’t do very much at all ,,, busy getting nowhere sort of weekend ,,, :-)

Now it’s time for a new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. We had lots of fabulous entries to our Halloween theme but it would be nice to see more of you, so dust off your cute House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamps and join us :-)

Sue Kment chose the theme this week and she chose ,,,

FALL , so anything with Autumnal colours, leaves or Halloween will work !!

We have not 1,not 2 but 3 fabulous sponsors this time so lots of chances to win a prize :-)

My Creative Classroom are offering one free class

KnK Designs ,,, 3 Stamp set

Pizzazz Aplenty $10 worth of embellies !

I wish I could enter !!! :-)

For my card I used my lovely House Mouse Apple Harvest stamp. When I think of Autumn I think of Cox’s Orange Pippins, lovely english desert apples that I can’t get here, so I tried to colour these apples to look like them ,,, although they do look more like oranges !!! ,,, need more practice :-)

I coloured with Copics, added Rock Candy stickles to the apples, then inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I kept the design very simple as this is a HUGE stamp and there isn’t much room left for anything else ,,, . The papers are Basic Grey, tho I can’t remember the name of the pack . I added some green bias tape from The Ribbon Girl and a charm and twine that were a gift from America and a few green Robins Nest dew Drops to finish.

thanks for looking,our fabulous GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous ‘Fall’ cards for your inspiration so hop along to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them :-)

I have a 700 Followers Celebration candy at the top of my blog if you would like to join in Smile

Challenges :

The Ribbon Girls ,,,, Lilac and Green + ribbon ( I have orange too is that OK ? )

Basic Grey Challenge ,,, Autumn/Fall/Halloween

Colour Me Creative Copics ,, Fun Halloween/Fun Fall colouring

Craft Your Days Away ,,, Halloween Colours

C.R.A.F.T Autumn/Fall

My Mum’s Craft Shop,,, Food and Drink

Paper Shelter ,,, Harvest

Penny’s Paper Crafty ,,,,, Apples

City Crafter ,,,,, Harvest Festival

Die Cut Dreams ,,,, So Charming

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Layer It Up ( 3rd entry , thanks Samantha :-)) My tip, if you're not completely happy with your colouring, smother with rock candy or glitter and no one will notice ,,,unless you tell them of course !! lol :-)


Anonymous said...

Lorraine this is soooo cute love it and that charm is darling too!
if you have time you could squeeze this card onto the TTT challenge you have 1 entry left tehheehe :0)not that I am counting! haha! hugs me x

America said...

How gorgeous! What an adorable image and lovely sparkle and coloring. That Charm is also perfect and just too cute! Love the layout too!

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is such a great stamp! No matter what these little guys get into, they sure look like they are having fun. Love your apples! Charm looks fabulous!


Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Lorraine, what a super card. I love the greedy little mouse at the top of the barrel - reminds me of some one ....... Thanks for joining the CRAFT challenge. hugs Sheryl xx

Crafty Chris said...

A beautiful card Lorraine and luv the charm, Thanks for joining us at DCD.
Chris x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Elaine Stark said...

So lovely. I love House Mouse images. A great tip too. thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Anonymous said...

Te heheee!! your secret is out!! I will be keeping an eye on your Stickles and rock candy!! ANOTHER fabulous Entry!! :0)

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card Lols! Love that little apple charm. ~jeni :)

Caroljenks said...

Lorraine this is absolutely gorgeous! What an amazing image and your colouring is fab!

What a great tip too - I must admit to wanting to cover my colouring with something or other a few times - will remember this one ;)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Layer It Up' Challenge.

Carol x

Courtney said...

What an adorable card Lorraine! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Christine said...

Hi Lols awww love this super image I do have this one in UM..must say I like the original large wooden ones best..your colouring is all the glossy apples..great apple charm..I used "Plantin S/Book" cricut cartridge for the big apple..loevly work GF.

smiles Christine x

thanks for sharing at DCD chall this wk.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lols, you know how much I adore this sweetie!! Your coloring of this image is fabulous as well as your sparkles and your added apple charm is over the top awesome! Great job my dear!! :)

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols
where to start???? my favourite critters stunning, little charm is ace and beautiful presentation and love the top tip - you did make me smile :)
Hugs Kate xx

Marie said...

What a lovely mice scenery. It looks really fabby! Thanks for joining us in our harvest challenge over at TPS challenges.
Love n hugs

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, love that cute image and lovely embellies. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
Hugs Debs

Ribbon Girl said...

Very pretty card Lol and yes, it's ok to have orange as well! Wish I could send you a cox apple! My husbands favourite!! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

Carissa said...

Love the gorgeous colours that you have used on this one.
Hugs, Carissa

wendipooh13 said...

too cute!!! love the added glitter on the fruit!! thanks so much for playing along at the City Crafter challenge blog!!!!

Linda R. said...

I love, love, love this.. it is so cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Ohhhh soooooo darling! Thanks so much for joining in this week at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So cute, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!!! What an adorable image and lovely sparkle and coloring.
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debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable Lorraine and so beautiful too.

Ros said...

This is gorgeous ... beautifully done ... love that little charm too ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Victoria said...

wow this is amazing gorgeous stamp, beautiful papers gorgeous colouring but i love that little apple charmt he best :)

craftykitten said...

Awww Lols this is totally fabulous. I can see I'm just gonna have to get me some of these House Mouse stamps! LOL Thanks for sharing it with us in our So Charming challenge at Die Cut Dreams this time. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn and the Dream Team xx

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, lovingthe charm, thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge, good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww as ever a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the sparkle, lovely charm, sue,x

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous card, gorgeous colours and I love the charm.

Linda B said...

Oh my... this image is way too cute... LOVE your card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable, the sparkle on the apples is wonderful. Great little charm too.

Betty said...

Adorable image and love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week with this wonderful creation.
Betty x

GDT for October at C.R.A.F.T

Julies Crafty Creations said...

What a stunning card, I love house mouse and you have done a fantastic job with them. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys and good luck. Julie DT

Rica said...

Such an adorable sweet of mousies, a fabulous image and the image an papers were fantastic!! Tee-hee I've had a good look at your Cox's Orange Pippins - you should have every to told them were apricots - shouldn't have know!!!!
Heather xx

Mel said...

Just too cute, love this House Mouse image and colored beautifully. Love the stickles. Thank you for joining us at CMC Copic challenges.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous creation..... Beautiful image and I love all of the different papers..... Thanks for joining us at TPS....Hope to see you again......


Donna said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time. Donna x

Tracy said...

Totally Gorgeous creation Lorraine, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so cute!! I love the the soft colors and shimmer. Beautifully done!! Thanks for joining us at CMC Copic Challenge.

Suzanne said...

House Mouse such a cutie thanks for joining cmc this week

Julie said...

Such a gorgeous Halloween image and great colours!! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliexx

Julie said...

Such a gorgeous Halloween image and great colours!! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliexx