Monday, August 27, 2012

Time for the Meeces and their Friends to go Back to Skool :-)

Hi all :-) For those of you in the UK I hope you're enjoying a lovely BH Monday :-) and for the rest of you I hope you're not working too hard :)

It's time for a new challenge over on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and this time the theme has been chosen by our lovely boss,, America, ,,, :-)

*Back to School / At the Office*

**We are very proudly SPONSORED by**

One lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at the official House-Mouse Designs store

A Second Prize by America
In addition, a second Lucky Player will get this awesome (hard to find) Design of the Month House-Mouse Stamp from April 1999, called "Computer Tutors", and featuring Monica, Maxwell and Mudpie... isnt is great for the current theme?

I decided to make a notebook, I have cheated a bit cos I am keeping this for me to keep next to the phone for those very important messages ,,,so it’s not strictly speaking back to School or Office ,,, soo shhh :-)

I love this Bear-ied in Paperwork Gruffie,,, isn’t he CUTE :-) I will add a list of links at the end ,,, makes it easier :-) Just to say that this started as some mountboard that I got free from the framers, his offcuts that were headed for the bin ,,, fab for recycling ! :-) I used papers from a Basic Grey Kraft 12x12 pack, which I think is discontinued,,,:-/

Close Up ,,,,,

Thanks for looking :-) Our lovely GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous creations so please hop on over to the HM&F Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Addicted to Stamps ,,,, Recycle

Creative Inspirations Paint Back to School

Penny Black and More ,,, Whiskers and/or Wings ( 2nd entry)

Pile It On ,,, Something with ‘P’ ,,,, Paperwork,phone, peg, paperclips

The Crafty Pad ,,,,, twine

Allsorts ,,, It’s Gift ( Anything But a Card)

Basic Grey Challenge ,,,,, Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar,,,, Teddy Bears Parade

Fussy and Fancy ,,,, Back to School

Raise the Bar ,…. Back to School

Simply Create Too ,,,, Back to School



Dotty Jo said...

This is great Lorraine, such a cute image! Jo x

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Lols, your notepad is so CUTE!! Love this Gruffie stamp. He looks quite overwhelmed with messages and it is the perfect image for your phone notepad. Beautiful coloring, layout and design! Just love it!


Margreet said...

Gorgeous notepad, your colouring!
xxx Margreet

downrightcrafty said...

love this one, the little notes tiles and that telephone embellie is gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

brenda said...

A great notebook Lorraine, that image is absolutely perfect and why not keep it by the phone, it will be very useful.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Lorrain, I totally forgot to thank you for joining in my theme at Allsorts week.

B x

Donna Hanley said...

This is a very nice note pad for you to keep next to your phone. I love all of the embellishments especially the Scrabble tiles as I love to play Scrabble. All around fabulous job for this challenge. Enjoy your week.

Joey said...

Hiya Lols, hope your ok hunny, this is fabulous it looks fantastic! Joey x

Jeni said...

Love your adorable notebook! Great embellishments to accent this cute stamp. ~jeni :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

Sue said...

Awwww this is gorgeous. I love the image and all the detailing


Penny said...

Aw, very cute Lorraine! Love that little image! And love the Scrabble tiles on your piece! Love the shabby-chic look! :^)

Riet said...

So gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Awww, this is soooo cute Lorraine, anyone would love to have this :-)
Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

Sue said...

Well there you go you clever girl, how often do you make something for this idea, and that gruffie overwhelmed with papers is perfect. Love the scrabble like letter too.


Christine said...

Hiya Lols awww this poor gruffie is getting snowed under with paper work..think I would have to kkep this lovely creative work for meself great take on the chall theme love it

smiles Christine x.

Kat said...

Loving your notebook Lols. What a cutie. I could maybe do something on the at the office theme. Can't do school as schools in Scotland are back much sooner. My granddaughter started school 2 weeks ago so her card's been seen already on my blog!

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Lols...loving the alphabet tiles hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Helen said...


Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine
This is a fabulous take on the theme. A cute and perfect image. Gorgeous creation. Every blogger needs one of these to keep track of their DT stuff!!!!!
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorraine, just popping by to see your super creations, this notebook is soooo practical, what a fun and novel idea. Fab! Ruby x

Dawn said...

What a great little altered notebook!
Thanks so much for playing in The Crafty Pad Twine Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

May said...

What a fabulous idea! beautiful design.. Gorgeous notebook.. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.. May x

Marlies said...

A beautiful notebook!! Such an adorable little mouse!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

shaz earl said...

Fabulous notebook Lols!

Love that cute image & the way you have used him.

It's been great being on the GDT except not being able to enter to win the fabulous prizes lol

Thanks for having me on board
Hugs Shaz xx

Dorte said...

This Gruffie is so darn cute, I just want to hug him! Having him next to the phone must be such a pleasure.
hugs Dorte

Nicola said...

Awe what a cute wee gruffie and fabulous altered notebook, about time you treat yourself to your very own beautiful creation Lols.
Nicola -x-

Shirley said...

What a super little notebook. You have laid it out beautifully and the minimal colouring on your image works perfectly with the Kraft paper. I love the cute phone bottle top too.
Thank you for participating in our challenge this month at penny Black and More.
Good luck in our challenge and we hope you will join us again next month.


Heather said...

A gorgeous notebook Lols, I love your design and colours. Your teails are stunning and I love that adorable Gruffie, I had one and gave it on a challenge prize - I must get a new one!!!
I hope you are OK!!!
Heather xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable! He looks like he could use the notebook. hee hee Just adorable.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is darling Lols!!! LOVE your image and your coloring!!! SWEET!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lols, I just LOVE this!! I want one by my phone too! Did you use a binder tool thingy(!) to make it?

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar too.

debbi taylor said...

lovely project...
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Deebi x

Claudia said...

Hi Lorraine, great notepad, so lovely that it will make fun to use it!
Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Helen said...

This is fab Lols...and your secret is safe with me!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x