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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

House Mouse - Tuesday 5th June

Hello Blog Friends,

I hope you have all been enjoying the Jubilee Weekend....our garden party fundraiser yesterday was brilliant and the sun actually came out to allow us to actually have a garden party! Our family, friends and neighbours were all so generous with their donations of both money and cakes, we all had a lot of fun and even some catching up with friends we hadn't seen in ages. We also raised £152, which for a small number of people was amazing.

Today I have a special a recent prize-winner in the House Mouse Monday Challenge, I was invited to be a guest design teamie for exciting because I love House Mouse, so it has been an honour to be asked to design two cards for them this month.

This is the first one is for the current challenge 'Here Comes the Sun'...

I chose the 'Parasol' stamp for my main image and made a frame card using linen textured aquamarine. I started off making it in a lighter coloured card but then decided this gave more of an effect of our little mice being by the sea! I coloured the stamp with Promarkers and cut out and coloured an additional parasol to add a layer and give it even more dimension. I cut the image and the aperture using Spellbinders labels 24 and although the photo doesn't really show it, I distressed all the edges of the card and aperture with shabby shutters distress ink.  The little mouse lying down is from the same stamp set, but the one with the flower 'sun hat' is from the `Spring' collection: Daffodil and the greeting is from another summer set: Drinks. The jumping mouse is from 'Sew Mice' and I just added the flower.

To finish off I added a strip of  Coredinations polka dot paper, which I sanded and three little gems. The greeting is stamped with Perfect Medium and embossed with 'Carnival' embossing powder by Papermania. I die cut it using Spellbinders Lacey Ovals.

Hope you like it! This challenge runs until.....

Hop over  to    to take part and Good Luck! I'll stop by and look at some of your creations (I'm told as a guest teamie I'm allowed!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Carole X


  1. This is adorable Carole, your design is fabulous and I love those colours. Your image is stunning and I love the little couple on the ribbon!!

    Happy you are joining with us this month!!
    Heather xx

  2. Beautiful card! Lovely these "extra" mouses on your card.

  3. Hi Carole I love your fun take on the chall theme..great decoupage work on the parasol..those cute additional meeces are just perfect..

    thanks for contributing to the HM chall as our GDT so pleased you could join us..

    smiles Christine x

  4. Thanks for your lovely comment Carole, what a fantastic card this is wow its such fun and a fab shape well done Hugs Elaine

  5. Beautifful card and images Carole!x

  6. This is just adorable, and I love the colors and fabulous design!

  7. What a beautiful creative card!

  8. hee hee Now they look like they are having way too much fun. Cute window card.

  9. Hi Carole,
    Congrats on the amount of money raised. Love the card, such a clever design and so very attractive too.
    Thanks for all your support lately, I truly, truly appreciate the time you take to pop by and leave me a comment. You are a very kind lady. Regards and best wishes. Have a great weekend. Hugs Linda x

  10. Great image selection Carol(great minds think alike LOL) Love your 3D creation and got a big giggle out of the little characters in the bottom and top corner-those little rascals! So fun to have your join our team for June! ♥ Sue Kment