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Monday, 18 June 2012

House Mouse DT card - Monday 18th June

Good Morning Bloggers!

Today's card is my second and last as guest designer for June's House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and what a pleasure it  has been to create these cards. The theme for the current challenge is 'Cool drinks for hot summer days' and this is my contribution...

Having made it, I of course realised how hard it was going to be to photograph...oops!

I got it into my head early on that I wanted to create a bottle shaped card (never again!), so I drew a template and cut out one bottle from white card  and attached card that I had printed with backing paper from the House Mouse CD, then I cut a second bottle.I wanted to use acetate, but didn't have any heavy enough to support the card, so I used packaging from a Spellbinders Grand die set (I always keep the packaging for this type of project). I joined the two together by leaving a flap on the acetate which I stuck between the backing paper and card, so that it doesn't show.

For the design I merged two House Mouse stamps, coloured them with Promarkers and cut them out. Although it doesn't show in the photo, the image with the pink parasol is slightly in front and I made an extra parasol. I added some cosmic twinkles to the drinks and the ice and a few extra touches of  sunglasses and a star fish embellishment from stash.

Thanks for stopping can enter this challenge at

Carole X


  1. Hi Carole
    I love your liquid refreshment creation, the colours and papers are fabulous. And your image is so cute. Thanks for being our GDT.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  2. Hi Carole! This s wonderful - so different, I really like it! Looks like it took some time to create, but worth the effort!x

  3. I love your idea of the bottle shape! This is such a cute image too. Great job!

  4. I love your idea of the bottle shape! This is such a cute image too. Great job!

  5. Hi Carole
    a gorgeous card i luv the shape you have done fabulous idea, luv the little scene, awesome colouring, sue,x

  6. Gorgeous card Carole :-) I love the way you combined the images and the bottle shape and aceteate are FAB :-) I am sure this took alot of work but it is well worth the effort ! :)

    Lols x x x

  7. Hi Carole,
    Sounds like you and I are very similar in our recycling and storage habits, snap crafty lady.... lol! I love recycling as I feel I am not only being good to the planet and my purse, but also to art itself. Hey, listen to me.. Ha ha ha.
    Anyway, this is lovely and whoever says it can only be a message in a bottle at the seaside. It could easily be a story in a bottle and this would be just perfect. So glad you are enjoying your time as Guest DT, hope you have lots more fun. Can't wait to see what you have to inspire us next as I do so love your shaped cards.
    Hugs Linda x

  8. Carole, what a fabulous card! Turned out so darn cute with the mice enjoying
    their summer drinks. The bottle idea is awesome. Pictures are great!!
    Was so nice having you join us for our June Challenges. Thanks for your
    brilliant contributions.


  9. This is absolutely fabulous, so inspired!!! Your images are adorable and beautifully coloured.
    Now I will be cursing you and singing for the rest of the day - Massage in a bottle....................

    hugs Heather xx

  10. Carole, this is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful shaped card. WOW! I keep looking at it. All of the detail is just fabulous! It's great to have you join us as a GDT this month and to share your beautiful artwork at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. Now...I have to go back and drool over your creativity again!


  11. Hi Carole what a clever cute HM creation for this chall theme..great images fab colouring & those likkle sunglasses are the thank you so much for your stunning contributions as a GDT to the HM & friends challs..hope to see you soon..

    smiles Christine x

  12. Hi Carole thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
    What fabulous cards you have been making, since my last visit .
    I love this one its stunning what a fab idea . I also love house mouse I have this stamp it makes me want to craft.

    Well done Hugs Elaine

  13. This is brilliant Carole. A very clever way to showcase your stamps. Certainly worth the effort youput into it.
    Christine x

  14. A great shape on your liquid refreshment creation, fabulous. And the mice are so cute. Great work.
    Thank you for joining us as a GDT for June, Carole.
    Enjoy your evening.
    Mousey hugs Dorte

  15. Thank you for all your lovely comments and House Mouse Friends, I've had a blast as GDT! Carole X

  16. My goodness, what a fantastic project you've created! The bottle shape is unique and so clever, but those chillin' mousie images just make me smile from ear to ear! Very well done!!

  17. what a super idea, must have took awhile but so worth it. janex

  18. Fabulous - what a great idea - combining those 2 stamps and making a shaped card too! I'm amazed!

  19. wauw what a fabulous card!!!!

  20. Wow! What a wonderful card, I love the idea of putting this adorable image on the bottle shaped card, just brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  21. This is adorable and beautiful! Very clever and creative bottle. I really like how you combined the stamps and the soft coloring is the icing on this awesome creation.

  22. Stunning and unusual, thanks for sharing!

  23. wow what a fabulous unusual card!

  24. How fantastic that you made a scene in a bottle! I have wandered around your blog while I am here, and your work is gorgeous!

  25. Love your idea of a bottle shaped card using that lovely scene.

    Kat xx

  26. Fantastic job. Love the bottle shape and the great summer scene!!