Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Monday everyone.... It's a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Blog - it is America's turn to issue the challenge... She has chosen "Love" as the theme - since Valentine's Day is nearly here. Just make a card or project that is LOVE related - make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image if you are uploading to the challenge blog.

Here is my take on the challenge. I used this adorable House Mouse image is called "With all my Heart".

I decided to make a matching candy holder to hold the cinnamon hearts and Sweet Note candies.
How I made the card - I coloured the adorable image with prisma colour pencil crayons. The scalloped frame is Stampin Up chocolate chip - I used the scalloped rectangle Spellbinder and a smaller plain rectangle and cut out the middle of it, layered over image. Sewed edges. The base card is 5" x 6 1/2". I used the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge # SC265 for my layout. The red heart rectangle panels are 1 3/4" by 4". Placed the I love you dp over chocolate chip card stock and zig zag stitched edge. Placed the 3 heart rectangles over top and stitched on. I used the Martha Stewart heart border punch to make the strip across the middle and then layered ribbon over top. House Mouse image is popped up with dimensionals. Next I applied Diamond stickles to the candy hearts and the hearts on the red rectangle panels.

How I made the candy holder. I coloured the sweet little House Mouse image "Be Mine Heart and Sole" with prisma colour pencil crayons. Punched out with tag punch, sponged edges with chocolate chip in. I cut a strip of designer paper 2 1/2" x 12", scored at 4 1/2", 6" and 10 1/4". Used scalloped border punch on the 1 3/4" section. Punched out a 2 1/2" piece of chocolate chip to place under dp scalloped edge. I used an oval Spellbinder to cut out the oval on the dp for the window. Made a bow and ribbon and tag to top of candy holder with brad. I used a piece of Velcro for my closure.

Stamps - House Mouse - With all my heart, Be mine heart and sole
Paper - Whisper white, Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye - I Love You , K&C Company - Sweet Talk
Ink - Stazon Jet black
Accessories - sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, Diamond Stickles, pop dots, Martha Stewart heart border punch, ribbon, mat pack, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, Tag punch, cellophane bag, candy,sponge, Velcro
Please make sure to hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends block to see what all the very talented Design Team Members have come up with to inspire you... I hope you will join us.

Thanks for stopping in,
Happy Stamping and Creating

Hugs - Pat


  1. Hi Pat wow if these guys arnt the sweetest fab colouring, great DP's so much detail, & the candy bag another stunner..great take on the challenge..

    Hugs Christine x

  2. What a sweet little set!! Very cute!!!

  3. How funny! We used the same card layout :) HI-5!! Super cute card Pat!

  4. This is so darling! I love how both images compliment each other! Your design and layout are wonderful as is your coloring. I love your work! Best, Curt

  5. Gorgeous Pat, fabulous layout and gorgeous image. Love the glittering and that is one fabulous goody bag and wonderful image.
    hugs Heather xx