Monday, January 4, 2010


Welcome back to the House Mouse Monday Challenges. Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Years. Over at House Mouse and Friends blog - Mary has issued the challenge theme --"On the Beach". She was thinking as most of us are having a cold, snowy, wet winter - that this should bring a little bit of SUNSHINE into our lives for just a little while.

I love this adorable Happy Hopper image called "Bunny Cruise" and he is perfect for our Beach Theme. I coloured the image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Masked image and stamped on the Palm trees twice. Next I sponged on the clouds. Clear embossed the drink glass and rubber ducky. Added stickles to to water for sparkles. Cut out the Bunny image - free hand. I lightly pressed the Nestability onto the image - so I could see the nestie shape. I wanted the palm trees to be outside the Nesty shape. Stamped "Aloha onto brarely banana cardstock, sponged edges and cut out with circle punch. The shape under the sun is a flower - used a Martha Stewart flower punch. I used three different dp's for the background and zig zag stitched together. Matted with Stampin up Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise. Added stickles to the outside of the sun and the base Razzleberry panel. Image panel and sun are popped up.

I sure hope you will hop and over and take a look HERE at what the other DT members have made to inspire you, plus I hope you will join us in our Beach Theme challenge - just make sure to use at least one Happy Hopper, House Mouse or Gruffies image on your card or project.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.
Happy Stamping and Creating,

Hugs - Pat


  1. Hi there teamie wow this is awesome love your colour combo so dif. from mine & I even used same nesties..great minds..LOL love the palm trees oh heck love it ALL.

    Hugs Christine xx

  2. Gorgeous card Patricia :-) The image is very cute and the scene you created is brilliant :-)

    Lols x x

  3. Hee hee Oh Patricia this is totally adorable. Love the colors and the way the palm trees extend up! Awesome card.

  4. Honestly, I am worn out from reading how you made this card! But OMGosh is it worth it! Your coloring is so awesome on this one, and all of the detail is just breathtaking! Awesome job! Best, Curt

  5. This is fabulous!! How creative!! Love it!

  6. I agree this is fabulous..I love how you added the palm trees. You created such a warm scene.

  7. Beautiful card, very summery.

  8. Over the top with cuteness, Patricia! Fabulous coloring!

  9. This is fantastic. My hubby likes it too :) I MADE HIM look at all the designs this week! LOL!!!

  10. Hi Patricia,

    your card is gorgeous, fabulous image.


  11. Happy New Year Pat, hope 2010 brings you all you could wish for.
    This is such a gorgeous card, fabulous layout and I love the palm trees and how you left two outside the 'box'. Gorgeous colours and colouring.
    hugs Heather xx

  12. Hi Patricia
    This is a fab card, love the palm trees and the gorgeous colours.
    Take care.

  13. This is so cute! I love how you have the trees off the image...very cool!