Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Good Life

Hello... It has been a long time since I have posted to my blog.  I made this card for a few challenges. One is for the Teapot Tuesday challenge MMTPT204 over at Splitcoast Stampers - It's a cruise to Tee-heat-tea, Teapot Tuesday Style! Make cards with a nautical theme. tropical scenes, and all those refreshing drinks we will have on our cruise! The second one is  for House Mouse & Friends challenge HMF122 "Liquid Refreshments for Hot Summer Days". The cute House Mouse Designs image is called "Keeping Cool". 

My little House Mouse is relaxing on the beach in Tee-heat-tea - soaking up some lovely, warm sunshine. I sponged on the clouds using soft sky ink on the blue cardstock, next I stamped the palm image three times onto blue cardstock, and coloured in the leaves. Added gold liquid pearls to the trees (coconuts).
I stamped the HM image twice and coloured it with Stampin Up and Tombow markers. Cut out the Mouse and part of the umbrella and the sea shell. Popped these up over the base image. Added the diamond stickles. Plus I added the palm tree in the corner. Glued on the sea shells. Sentiment was stamped onto vellum and coloured. Layered over palm tree panel and sewed edges.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping and Creating,



  1. What a cute summer scene you created with this wonderful stamp. He sure is cooling off! Beautiful coloring. Love the beach, sky and trees! Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  2. So refreshing, and relaxing!

  3. fabulous scene using this oh so sweet image, coloured beautifully too, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Kate hugs xxx
    PS I have candy linked to this challenge if you are interested :)

  4. So cute summer scene=) Very beautiful! =)

  5. Love this summer scene you've created, lovely colouring too.Thanks for joining in with House Mouse and Friends this time, Carole Z guest DT member, June :)

  6. I love the scene you have created, so beautiful with she sand and palms. The image you have used is so sweet.
    Thanks for joining our 'Summer Refreshment' challenge at HM&FMC. Hope to se you again.

  7. Hi Pat lovely to see you entering the chall..fab beach scene great decoupage work great design wish I was under the palm trees..

    Thanks for sharing at HM & Friends chall this time..hope to see you again soon..

    smiles Christine x

  8. Hi Pat, great to see you!!! Your card is fantastic, I love your stunning background and fabulous decoupaging with the adorable image and such great colouring.

    hugs Heaather xx
    It's great to see you at House Mouse and Friends challenge

  9. What a super card, Pat! I love the how you created the scene and used the vellum!

  10. That mouse certainly has the Good Life!! If we could all be so lucky to be laying on a tropical beach right now :) I love the ratio of the size of the mouse next to the drink - now that's a "big gulp" if I ever saw one - love it!!

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