Monday, June 8, 2009

HM&F Colour Challenge - RED, WHITE & BLUE

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone. Over at HM&F, Stacy has issued us a colour challenge - to use , RED, WHITE and BLUE on our cards or projects. Just make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your project.

Here is my take on the challenge.

The cute stamp I used is called "Oh Lucky Day" HMUR1017 - I received this adorable image from America (thanks America). This stamp is usually used for St. Patricks Day cards. I coloured the shamrocks red. Image is water coloured using Stampin Up reinkers. The little mouse is supposed to be waving a shamrock, but I replaced it with a computer generated American Flag. I cut out the flowers and mouse section (left off the shamrock he was waving) and placed it over a square that I sponged clouds onto. The flag is popped up. Matted image with navy and red. sewed edges. Main card is 5x5. I found the perfect r/w/b star dp to use. Ran the lower blue panel through the CB with Swiss dot folder. Added the red, white and blue ribbon. Sewed edges. Attached the white star brads in three corners. Cut out the stars in blue and white with cuttlebug die and the circle with nestability. Pierced holes in the circles out edges, Popped up the star.

Below is a close up of the image panel..

The wonderful sketch I used is from Mojo Monday - sketch #89 - contest.

Please check out what the out DT have come up with to inspire you. Make sure to upload your card at House Mouse and Friends and leave a comment.

Happy Stamping....




  1. Perfect, I love that paper and your layout is so fun. Hugs Cindy xxoo

  2. Great thinking colouring your shamrocks red and replacing one with the flag. Fabulous colouring and papers and I just love that star.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. Fabo redo of the st pat's image. Oh this is so fun. I like the background paper, your swiss dots use and great job with the colors.

  4. You are one of the queens of stitching when it comes to cards. I have tried it and my tension is just not right. Love this image and your flag. Great layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. How clever!! Wonderful job!

  6. This is GORGEOUS!!! I love that he is waving the flag so proudly, and that he appears to be running through a garden of red poppies!!! You have definitely transformed this St. Patrick's Day stamp into a wonderfully patriotic creation!!! I adore it!!!


  7. This card is SO adorable!! I love how you changed it to a red, white, and blue theme.
    This is my first visit to your blog, and I love it!! All of your cards are so beautifully done.

  8. What a fun fun card with the red white & blue challenge!! Love your work :)