Monday, March 28, 2011


Welcome to
 The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 92

The Challenge this time is a sketch by our multi-talented, Scoopy Sue.
You can see the sketch at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog

Aw, what a good friend this little mouse is!  I colored with Copics and sponged the ground and clouds with distress inks.  I decided to grunge up my card by distressing all the cardstock and designer paper edges.  I cut a small paper doily in half and stuck it on either end.  The flowers are Prima, folded in four and a little color added with a Copic Marker.  The leaves are a die cut by Sizzix.  The sentiment is by Inky Antics.
I sprayed the entire card with a mix of gold Perfect Pearls and water from a mini mister.  Click on the pictures to see the cool gold goodness!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Downloads.  The Prize, 3 Digi's!  A big thank you to them for their generous offer.

We would like to thank Dorte and Jennifer for the beautiful cards they contributed to our March Challenges as Guest Design Team Members. 

Please go see the design team cards for this challenge, you won't be disappointed, then get your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies out and make a card a join the fun.

The challenge runs through April 10th.

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


America said...

My goodness, what a GORGEOUS SKY and such rich, beautiful coloring for this super adorable HOUSE-MOUSE image! Love it!

scrapperjulia said...

This is one of my favorite House Mouse images and I love the sentiment that you used with it! Love your coloring of the sky and image, beautiful card!

Seafield Jo said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, it's beautiful. Jo x

Kylie said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous Sue! I have this cute stamp :) But I've never seen the hummingbird coloured so beautifully! Stunning card!
Have a great week!
Kylie xx

Donna Hanley said...

Sue, this card is terrific. I love how you did the clouds and the coloring on your flowers. The lace and the grudge look all goes nicely together. Wonderful job.

Ineke Original said...

Well done, Sue. Good as always!

Turtle In The Sand said...

That is so interesting. I have had liquid pearls in my stash for years and never used them. Going to get them out today and have a play day. Love the many details in your card.

Riet said...

Beautiful card Sue,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, luv the fluffy clouds, pretty papers & embelies,

froebelsternchen said...

This is so cute ... wonderful card Sue!


KarinsArtScrap said...

sue this is very beautiful, great image and coloring.

greetings karin

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) I love this image and your colouring is fabulous !! the distressing and gold shimmer looks lovely too :-)

Lols x x x

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty Sue. Your clouds look awesome and your coloring on the bird is fabulous. Very pretty all around.

Wuzimädi said...

Hi Sue, stunning card! Your shabby look is great, I couldn't imagine this sweet image could fit with this style, but it looks fantastic!
Hugs Michi

Turtle In The Sand said...

Thanks Sue for the comment on my blog. I did mean the Perfect Pearls. I just checked mine and they are Pearl EX, but I'll try them on a scratch piece of paper first. I think they are just about the same as Perfect Pearls. I am going to have to order some of the House Mouse stamps so I can play along. They are the cutest things.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Another great card. The bird is colored wonderfully. I always have such trouble with that. Love the gold mist.

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Sue - those corner flowers are fabulous! What a gorgeous layout to showcase this sweet HM stamp!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh how absolutely adorable. This stamp is so cute. I just love hummingbirds and have only seen one once in my life and it was no more than just a blur.
Have a grand day.
Hugs Bonnie

Carol Hurlock said...

Wow Sue this is amazing. How sweet and adorable that image is. Reminds me I need to fill and put out my humming bird feeders. I know they are either here or will be here soon. I want to put them out before they start flying up to my windows looking for I kid you not. Beautifully done. I love the way you did your flowers.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so cute and your colouring is fantastic.



Mickaela said...

I wonderful card! I love the worn and distressed look!

Dorte said...

Hi Sue! Adorable friendship card, wonderful colouring and dp. Thank you for having me as GD in March. I have really enjoyed it.

Sue from Oregon said...

So pretty Sue,,,I keep looking at the color scheme and lovin' it. I know you are on the home stretch...April 18 here you come!