Monday, August 1, 2011


First I have to thank everyone who made our 100th challenge and celebration Blog Hop such a great success.  Thank you everyone who hopped along and entered a card.

The winners of my Blog's prizes for the hop are:

The unmounted birthday House Mouse stamp set was won by:

# 26 - Tera - Stampqueen

The beautiful embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty were won by:

#9 - Mary Anne K - Lakeside Stamping

Congrats, ladies, please email me at with your name and address just as it should appear on the mailing label and I will get your goodies right out to you.

Now on to challenge # 101 - ATC's

Our new challenge was chosen by our talented teamie, Lori.  She wants us to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card)  This is a 2.5" x 3.5" sized creation.  You can layer it on a card or just make an ATC.  Remember you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie, or Happy Hoppper image.

I used this adorable BRAIN FREEZE, HMUR-1051 Stamp.  Colored with Copic Markers.  Baker's twine from Pizzazz Aplenty. Sentiment done with a small alphabet stamp set.

On the back, I made a pocket with the orange textured card stock.  The beach border is
EK Success.  Distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Stamped sentiment onto white card stock then mounted on the orange card stock and used a ticket corner punch on all corners.  Punched a hole in the top and tied a pull string with the baker's twine.

Don't forget to check out the design teams inspiration at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog Site, along with the winners from our fabulous blog hop prizes.

  • With July ending, we must now say goodbye to our awesome JULY GUEST DESIGNERS, Gill & Kat! Thank you both for your beautiful Mousie contributions! We've really enjoyed having you on board!

  • Now, as a new month begins, we want to also welcome 2 new fabulous Guest Designers...
    • Gemma & Red Squirrel
    • Welcome Ladies! We are very happy to be working alongside you in August!
    Our sponsor this challenge is Simon Says Stamp.  They have generously offered a $15 gift card for their online store.

    Thanks for stopping by today.  Congratulations to all the winners of our 100th Challenge celebration, you made it so much fun!

    Have a great Monday........Until later.................


    Renkata said...

    wow Sue the ice lolipop look so real.
    Very cute card.

    Riet said...

    So gorgeous card Sue.

    Hugs Riet.xx

    Turtle In The Sand said...

    What is it about these little trading cards? I just love them, so tiny but somehow more special that a big card.

    (They also make me run to the craft table and create my own. HA HA)

    petra,s cards said...

    yummie yummie this card is gorgeous!!! your colouring is fabulous its sooo real!!!
    xx petra

    Sue said...

    What a fabulous card! This would be great for those of us enduring this heatwave right now. Love the colors and your coloring is top notch.

    Lorraine A said...

    I just LOVE this Sue :-) the image is gorgeous ,, ooh yum ,, I could just eat an orange lolly !! and the way you decorated the back too is briliant !! I never thought of doing that but will adapt mine now too ,,, maybe a pack on sewing needles popped in a pocket at,, hmmm :-) Thanks for the inspiration :-)

    Lols x x x

    Sue said...

    hi hun
    aww totally gorgeous ATC, awesome colouring, luv the sentiment, sue,x

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    cute stamp and card sue.

    greetings karin

    Stacy Morgan said...

    Adorable... I like the idea of the pocket on the back, very clever. Great coloring as always, and jsut so cute.

    Anonymous said...

    LOL!! Sue, this is just too cute!! Love the cool coloring and fun sentiment! ;)

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    Thanks so much, Sue! The new ATC challenge is such fun and I just love your popsicle version!