Monday, July 4, 2011


Time for Challenge #99
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

The theme for this challenge was chosen by our talented teammate, Heather
and she chose "Anything to do with water"

Easy Peasy, right?  So many of our little mice, gruffy and happy hopper friends are doing something near or in the water!

Like this little bunny, relaxing in a nice hot soak!

Besides coloring this darling with Copics and making him the focal point of the card, I let the papers I used do the talking on this card.  They are from the DCWV Mariposa Stack.  I used a six by six inch piece of the card stock from this stack to make my base card, then cut out the butterflies from another piece of the same card stock and bent the wings up and adhered them over the butterflies on the card.

The sentiment is Hero Arts.  Flowers are silk, pulled from a purchased stem with rhinestone centers.  Rhinestone swirls from Michael's.  Lots of Star Dust and Crystal Stickles, bubbles look so cool in real life.  The die cut is Nellie Snellen.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, and they have graciously offered a fabulous $ 15 online shopping gift for the lucky randomly drawn winner.

We are welcoming two new Guest Design Team members for the month of July, Gill M and
Kat. Welcome ladies, we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with for our challenges.

For some great inspiration, go to the House Mouse and Friends blog site and check out what
the talented ladies on the design team have come up with for our water challenge.

Don't forget, you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image to join the challenge.
We look forward to visiting and checking out these critters with water!!!

I want to wish a very happy birthday to our own America Kuhn who is celebrating her birthday today, July 4th!  I'm sure they will be celebrating at the Kuhn house, as America and their kids have recently welcomed their husband/Dad home from deployment.
So celebrate your day.  I wish you many more happy, healthy birthdays!

Have a great Monday.  Happy Independence Day to US Bloggers.  Thanks for stopping by.
Until later.....................


scrapperjulia said...

Hi, Sue! I love how you have used this gorgeous paper and ther butterflies! This is one of my favorite Happy Hopper Stamps and he looks so cute on this card! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Renkata said...

Super cute card Sue.
Great layout and the sentiment is so cool.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Sue,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, luv the butterflys, sue,x

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooo he is cute, what a great and lovely card sue.
love the butterflies too.

greetings karin

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Sue and I really love the butterflies!

Christine said...

Wowzer colourful creation Sue awesome image love all your embellie details..some creation..great take on the "Water" chall.

smiles teamie Christine xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue ,,, the image is just sooo CUTE and I love the papers and beautiful butterflies :-)

Lols x x x

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow...this has so many fun details...don't know where to look first!Super dooper cute!

Stacy Morgan said...

Nothing beats a good bubble bath I can attest to that. Very cute and pretty all in one. The flowers and butterflies are beautiful iwth your bunny.

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I love all the flowers and butterflies. That cute little hopper looks so relaxed among them.

Kat x

Carol Hurlock said...

This is one magical creation. Not only is the image colored beautifully but the butterflies are enchanting. What a beauty.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}