Monday, March 26, 2012


Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 116

The theme for this challenge was chosen by our talented teamie, Dorte.

Let's Have A Party
However you wish to interpret this theme is up to you.

I chose to make a card with a beach party going on.  These two Gruffies are all set for a
day in the sun. 

Card Recipe

Stamp - House Mouse Design
Papers - Citrus Stack, DCWV
Flowers - Prima
Shell and Sea Horse - Stickers K & Company
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Colored with Copics
Star Dust Stickles on the sand and waters edge
Glossy Accents on the ball

Our Sponsors for this challenge are:

House-Mouse Designs has generously offered a $25 Gift Certificate to their online store.

Di's Digi Downloads has generously offered $ 10 voucher to their online shop

We want to thank Suzi and Jane for joining us for our March Challenges and their wonderful cards and projects.  It has been great having you design along with us.

The gals on the design team have come up with some great cards/projects on the
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge site, so go have a peek and be inspired to join us.  Remember you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image on your creation.

Hope you find time to join us, we love visiting and seeing what you came up with!

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


Eve said...

oh Sue! I LUV IT!! It's always like this, BEACH PARTY, every day, where i am at now ;-) Luv esp.the background of the gruffle & his friend, and the sand how you colored! Just like what i see here in person! :-)

downrightcrafty said...

still want to put my feet in that their sand, as wow does it look so real, fabulous colouring and great card, now off out in the garden to see if I can recreate that look lol
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is gorgeous, awesome colouring, can hear his teeth chattering, luv the embelies & design, sue,x

Dorte said...

YOur card is cute and funny, Sue. Lovely colours you have used.
hugs Dorte

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a sweet card sue, very lovely.
The card under with the flower is beautiful.

greetings karin

Patti J said...

They are having a wonderful time! Wish I was there :) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card, my friend! Love the stickles - perfect touch in that sand!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a sweet card, I love this adorable gruffies image
Lindsay xx

Donna Hanley said...

What a great card. Nice, Bright and Cheery. I was thinking of doing a "beach" theme also, we"ll see. I love the brilliant colors you went with on this card. Enjoy your week.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) the image is just sooo cute and the colours and details are just perfect !! as peeps have said ,, it looks like a real beach and I can hear his teeth chattering too ! :-)

Lols x x x

Christine said...

Wow Sue stunning take on the party chall theme just awesome colours & those Gruffies look all set to party..great work.

smiles Christine x

The Craft Bucket said...

Perfect image for a beach party, love it. Thank you for having me on the House Mouse team this month. Jane (GDT) x

Dora said...

hello Sue,
beautiful.....great coloring too!!

scrapperjulia said...

Hi, Sue! Love your Beach Party Bears! Really cute card! Sorry that I haven't been around a lot lately, I kind of lost my card making mojo. I will have to get back into my craft room, thanks for the inspiration!

Stacy Morgan said...

LOL Okay him putting sunscreen on totally makes me giggle. How silly cute is this! Fun beach card Sue! Love your coloring.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love those little Gruffies at the beach, wonderful work Sue!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beach Party! You are so clever! Too darn cute!

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh that is adorable. I would never pass up the chance to comment on a bear! lol These two are so cute. You scene is delightful. Super terrific card!

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
I love your "Let's Have A Party" creation, the beach party idea is fabulous and the image is gorgeous. And brilliant colouring
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Oh you clever girl you!!! I LOVE your take on the party theme with a beach theme!! :) Love your "sand" and your brilliant card design!! Great idea my friend!! HUGS

Carmen O. said...

What a great way to showcase that wonderful image. I have that stamp, but with it being so large I do not do well with how to design the card. Thanks for the inspiration!! Beautifully done Sue.

Carol L said...

This image just completely cracks me up! Seeing one mouse all covered up with a towel while the other is squirting tanning lotion out of a tube! Too funny! Great coloring, and such a fun card!!
BTW, do mice get sunburned???? :)

Natascha said...

Hi Sue!
This image is so cute and lovely. Great coloring, colours and layout.

Hugs, Natascha