Sunday, July 19, 2009

HM&F #47 - Spring Blossoms Just For You

Happy Monday to all you House Mouse & Friends Blog Lovers.... The very talented Carolyn has issued our challenge this week - the only thing that can be coloured is the IMAGE, everything else must be WHITE (papers, embellishments etc).

Here is my take on the challenge.

My adorable Stampabilities House Mouse image is called "Spring Blossoms" featuring Mudpie, Amanda and Monica. I stamped the image twice with stazon jet black ink onto water colour paper. I coloured one whole image with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol and only coloured the lower daisy image on the other. I cut out the single daisy and rubbed my dry embossing tool on the back of it to give it some dimension, attached daisy. Matted image with rectangle scalloped nestability. Pierced holes in scallops, attached brads to corners. Main card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I ran a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of white card stock through the Cuttlebug using the Forest Branches embossing folder - I embossed it in both directions. Ran a smaller piece of white card stock through the Bug with the Swiss Dot (border) folder. Punched scalloped border (Martha Stewart punch). Sewed edges twice using a wander stitch. Attached brads in center of the scallops. Attached knotted white Satin Ribbon. Applied diamond stickles to the Flowers. Popped up image and textured panel.

Please make a card or project using at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image. And be sure to check out what the other very talented House Mouse & Friends design team have come up with to inspire you.


Stamps - Stampabilities - House Mouse - "Spring Blossoms" HMJR1051

Paper - Stampin Up - Whisper White, non SU White, water colour

Ink - Stazon Jet Black

Accessories - Cuttlebug, rectangle scalloped Nestability, piercing tool, Diamond Stickles, brads, ribbon, Provocraft Forest branches and Swiss Dot border embossing folder, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, sewing machine, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, pop dots

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.

Happy Stamping


  1. Very pretty and cute! I like all the textures and the stitching. Wonderful card.

  2. Great card Pat ;0)

    I like how the used the ribbon ... great idea

    Hugs, Janneke

  3. Oh my gosh, those mice are so darling. Love your card!!!

  4. This is great the image really pops from the card. Hugs Pascale

  5. Too cute! I love those cute little mice...they really look cute with the purple flowers :)

  6. WOW! Your card is amazing! I just love all the details you add to your cards .. they are definite works of art! I also love your sewing technique - think I need to try that! Awesome card! hugz, Mary

  7. Oh such great details, fab HM card Pat!!!

  8. This is such a cute card!!

  9. I really struggle with this challenge. I haven't done it yet. This is terrific Pat. I love the detail. Great image.