Monday, January 2, 2012




Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.
Our holiday break is over and we are back on our regular schedule for 2012 with challenge #110
The theme this challenge, picked by the team is "NEW".  Any way you want to interpret this challenge.  A new baby, a new job, new clothes, even if your using a new House Mouse stamp you got for Chirstmas!

I chose "NEW FRIENDS".  Who doesn't like to make new friends?
Looks like this little Raccoon is the lucky one in the scene, getting ice cream from his new Mouse friends.

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My Card Recipe

Stamp - Stampabilities-House Mouse-Raccoon Helpers (HMKR1014)
I did the background paper with the words make new friends on my word program and
ran it off on the light blue card stock in blue lettering.  Distressed the edges and inked them with blue dye ink.
Lace Border - Martha Stewart
Yellow satin ribbon and flowers are from Michaels
Tag with sentiment is a Spellbinders die
Star Dust Stickles
Yellow half rounds on corners are Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics

Hope you can join us for our challenge this time.  Please remember, for inspiration, the design team has come up with some very unique takes on the challenge and you can see them HERE.  To join us, you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image.

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



Larisa said...

Sue, you always have a lot of fantasy in your cardmaking! This card is really nice and cute! Love the image a lot! Love the nice details you put onto!
Happy New Year!

scrapperjulia said...

Great theme for the New Year, Sue! I love that stamp and the blues and yellows together.Great card and I hope that you had a Happy New Year!

ribenaruby said...

Happy New Year! Sue Your card is lovely, the backing paper is cleverly done. Ruby x

Donna Hanley said...

Sue, you are an outstanding colorist. This card just jump out at me. I love it. Your hand made designer paper is a sure hit. All around great card.

Christine said...

Awwww Sue how cute these guys are sharing their ice stunning colouring great take on the NEW chall theme love it

smiles Christine x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) such a cute image and the colours and whole design is fabulous :-)
I have made so many new friends through blogging ,,, this is perfect ! :-)

Happy New year ! :-)
Lols x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow sue what a gorgeous card and stamp they are looking great.

greetings karin

Sue from Oregon said...

I just love this color combo and the wonderful coloring on your image!

April said...

So cute and I love the bright colors. Happy New Year!

Stacy Morgan said...

New friends is so sweet. Fabulous coloring and what a cute HM stamp.

Glenda Atkins said...

Too adorable, love the yellow and blue combo!Super colouring on the image!

Ineke Original said...

Very special! Love it!

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous colour combination, works so well in the deep yellows and blues on the opposite side of the colour wheel, and the image is fabulous and beautifully coloured
Kate xx