Monday, June 18, 2012


Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends
Monday Challenge # 122

The theme for the challenge this time has been chosen by our Downright Crafty Teamie, Kate.
Kate has chosen the theme - Liquid Refreshment.  With the summer months upon us this should be easy peasy - anyway you want to interpret Liquid Refreshment, so let's see what you got!

These little mice have the right idea on a hot summer day!

My card Recipe

Stamp - Stampabilities Soda Fitz hmtr1063
Ppaers - Green Textured Cardstock for base card
Orange textured Card Stock for Mats
Designer paper is from Michael's Refletion Collection
Sparkly Dots - The Paper Studio
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Colored with Copic Markers
Sky sponged with Ranger Distress ink, Broken China

We are being sponsored by

House Mouse Designs -$25 gift for their online store (taxes and shipping are the
responsibility of the winner)
Pizzazz Aplenty - $ 10 Embellishment package
My Creative Classroom - One Free Class of your choice

AND, as if that isn't enough, we are celebrating over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!  We have recently passed the 1000 followers mark!  WOW, how exciting is that!
Some of the design team has gathered up some candy on their blogs to give away to celebrate this milestone.

I'm offering the following candy:

Includes:  Gemstone stickons
Ribbon Package
Package of 20 cards and envelopes
And the stamp I used in this post (well, not THE stamp I used, a brand spanking new one!!)

All you need to do to be in to win my candy is enter a card in our current challenge at The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, then enter your name in the linky below.  Will randomly pick a winner and announce that winner on Monday July 1st, our next challenge day.  Good Luck!  Since this is all about our followers, you must also be a follower of the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Go have a look see at the samples the Design Team came up with for inspiration, then get to work and create something with the theme Liquid Refreshment.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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


Donna Hanley said...

Sue, You did an outstanding job on this one. (I may use the same stamp for my entry). Your colors are so bright and have the refreshing look to them. All around terrific card.

Patti J said...

Hi Sue! First of all - OMG, that Nik guy is NUTS! He'd have a lot more fun creating a beautiful House Mouse card, don't you think? Eeks. Your card is so adorable! Love it. Those wee mice are going to be wired for 220 when they finish drinking all of that soda! Thanks for sharing, and for a chance to win some goodies! Hugs...

Sandra H said...

Sue, This is beautiful with such a lot of detail too! another fabulous challenge and great goodies too! nice to be part of this and one an amazing number of followers just brilliant and it can only get better!:)x

downrightcrafty said...

I love this image, it has been on my wish list for so long, and wow do you inspire me further to push it to the top :) fabulous colouring and great card
Hugs Kate xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cute image and a great card sue.

greetings karin

Sue said...

Hi hun
a striking card, awesome colouring as always,luv all the bright colours & sparkle,great papers & design, sue,x

April said...

it is hot and sunny here and I am getting thirsty seeing all these fabulous cards! Your card is so cute! Great coloring and a great job!

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
I love your liquid refreshment creation, the colours and papers are fabulous. And your image is so cute.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

Stacy Morgan said...

Fantastic. Your coloring is outstanding. This is so darn fun, great job.

Glenda Atkins said...

Those mice are at it again!lol You did such a fab job on the coloring and love the design. Terrific card Sue, love it!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) I love the image and will have to add it to mu wish list soo cute and just perfect for this challenge :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

Stunning Sue, your colours and colouring are stunning, I love the image and your design and papers are wonderful!!!

Heather xx

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Such a darling card, Sue! You've added so much amazing detail. And the little mousies look like they are certainly enjoying their cool liquid refreshments. Makes me want to slurp on their straws too!

Beautiful artwork!

Christine said...

Awwww Sue this image & colouring is awesome so vibrant & colourful..those cute guys are sure enjoying their fizzy pop stunning HM creation..

smiles Christine x

Dorte said...

Such a lovely image for our liquid refreshment challenge, fab colouring and summer colours.
Enjoy your evening.
Mousey hugs Dorte

Carol L said...

Your card is jut outstanding with brilliant coloring! It's adorable!!
As for the new banner on your blog - I was in complete awe of Nik as he did that death-defying stunt! He must be a little crazy to do something so daring, but I found his calm demeanor and drive to live his dream to be incredibly inspiring! I don't think I'll ever forget watching that unfolding before my eyes!

Carole Z said...

What a super card...great design & the bright colours are fab! Carole Z x

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful card - the layout and your papers are just perfect for the image reflecting the fun of it and the colors. Makes me want a soda but not after cute little mouses have been in them (LOL). Seriously cute card!!! Makes me smile for sure (all your cards do though so that is nothing new). Hugz.

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

What a wonderful card. I just love the rich colors you used! The card is just so well colored and you can't stop looking at it, discovering new details.

Love Mickaela

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card and love the HM stamp. Thank you for offering such yummy candy - l have followed the rules and entered via linky. x Susan x

petra,s cards said...

verry gorgeous card what a pretty image and your colouring is perfect!!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous, I love the bright colours, the gems look fab and the image is just so adorable. Thanks for giving us the chance to win
Lindsay xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely stuff Sue! Love how bright the colours are, I struggle with that using water colouring but I'm ok with that! Great LO as usual and beautiful candy too. I'm a follower here and at the main blog and I've entered a card too, although it's a bit plain so it may get an embellishment makeover!!


Anne said...

What a fun and colourful card! How lovely to meet with America

Margreet said...

What a great your colouring...thanks for giving the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Yvette said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. Never seen that stamp before, it's cute, thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The primary colors you used on this creation look awesome, Sue! I am always so happy when I get to be part of the HM Monday challenges. I must keep an eye out for this stamp. It is so cute!

KarinsArtScrap said...

thanks for the change to win this sue.

greetings karin

Suzi Mac said...

I finally managed to make a card for the challenge Sue, I'm now just popping round the DT to see all their wonderful creations. I love yours, I've never seen this image before and your card is amazing.
Suzi x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Sue. That's a great image!

Kat x

E. Marie said...

Wonderful card. Your layout is fantastic and you did an amazing coloring job on this too cute image!! I have not seen this one before and love it!! Thanks for a chance to win it!!