Monday, February 14, 2011


Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
#89, chosen by our talented teammate, Lisa, the theme is:

Use your favorite house mouse, gruffie or happy hopper stamp.

Sounds easy peasy hunh?  Well choosing might be hard since they are all so cute!

I chose this adorable Gruffie.  I colored with Copics and cut him out.  The teapot is a shaped card design by the Cutting Cafe,  I cut it out, ran it through an embossing folder and popped my Gruffie stamped image onto the front. I also popped up the lid and the base of the tea pot.  The border doily I bought on line. The border on the lid of the teapot is Martha Stewart. The inside sentiment says, Pretend we're having tea for two and that I'm sitting there with you.

And, what good is a pot of tea with out a fine teacup to drink it from.  This template design is from  Waltzing Mouse Designs . I put a couple special tea bags in the cup and wrapped in clear wrap.  The card and the tea cup are a great little gift.  It was a little tricky to put together (this is my second attempt) , but the results are so nice.

And here is a picture of the pair, ready to go.

We want to extend a Big welcome and thank you to our February Guest Designer, Anne Ray To see Ann's entry for this challenge and all the other talented ladies on our team, and to get some inspiration so you can ink up those HM and Friends stamps and join in, check them out at the House Mouse and Friends blog site.  The challenge runs through Sunday, February 27th.

The prize this challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and it's a $ 15 gift certificate to shop at their online store. (They carry a big variety of  House Mouse Stamps too)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later...........


Lorraine A said...

what a gorgeous set Sue !! The card is stunning, I love the teapot and the little gift cup is perfect :-) ,, not forgetting the cutest gruffie too :-) adorable :-)

Lols x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

ohhhhhhhh he is cute sue,
what a little project you did.
very beautiful.

greetings karin

Anne said...

Ooh that teacup is so sweet and your card is just gorgeous, lovely and thanks for the warm welcome too:)

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow what a gorgeous set you ahve made, a lovely gift for someone, awesome colour work, luv the tea pot, nope i couldnt say i had a fav,sue,x

Anonymous said...

Oh I really LOVE the teapot and sweet design!! Too cute!! HUGS

Christine said...

Hi Sue def the star of the show with this one so clever & gorgeous blues great gruffie it all teamie

smiles Christine xx

Stacy Morgan said...

You made that teacup... You clever girl you that is such a great gift idea and goes so perfect with your gruffies. I adore the teapot... So very clever and CUTE! Beautiful work!

scrapperjulia said...

Wow, this is a great gift set! That tea cup looks hard to make! Love the gruffie and the embossing, just beautiful!

America said...

Oh Sue... wow!!
Woman, you are clever & so talented. I love this sweet gift set with that super awesome HM teapot card!!! LOVELY work as always my sweet friend. :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is fantastic. Love the card and the cup. What a lovely gift.

stephanne said...

This is such a cute creation, love that Gruffie and your design and details here are fabulous, love the colours, someone's in for quite a treat!!
hugs, stephanne

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wonderful creation! Love that embossed tea kettle and your coloring is awesome!!