Monday, April 8, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - #142

Welcome to a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #142 and the theme for this challenge, chosen by our Lovely, talented teammate, Lorraine (aka LOLs) is........SPRINGTIME.
What says Spring better than planting!  Used this adorable
Gruffies' stamp on a painted clay pot.  Just inked up the stamp
then stamped it on the pot by rolling the stamp from one end to the
other while pressing down on it.  I used Versafine ink and embossed with clear
embossing powder.  Since the pot is really porous, it took a minute for the embossing to start, but it worked.  You could just stamp with black dye ink without the embossing.

I made a little marker for the pot, using this sweet little
Happy Hopper.  An alphabet stamp was used to print the word.
Here is the finished project.  I added the polka dot band to the top of the pot
and painted the saucer red to match.  I coated them both with Glossy Accents
to protect them from watering.  The beautiful Hyacinth plant smells so-o-o good
when you walk through my Dinning Room. Easy Peasy!
Our  FOUR wonderful sponsors for this week's challenge are:
A $ 25 Gift Certificate to their online store.

A $25 gift certificate to their online store.
A $10 Gift Voucher for their online store.
A $10 Gift Certificate to their online store.
Jerry stocks House Mouse and Snoopy Stamps, check out the website HERE.
Please remember, all taxes and shipping charges are the responsibility of the winners.

Challenge #142 begins today and runs through Saturday, April 20th at 12 midnight EST.
Four chances to win, but you have to be in it to win.  So won't you please join us for
our Springtime Challenge.  We love visiting to see what you came up with and we are always amazed at the wonderful, cards and projects we see by our loyal and talented followers.
The design team has come up with some wonderful inspiration for you, check them out on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog site.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Monday.  Until later.......


downrightcrafty said...

how fabulous what a brill idea to spruce up a pot, and great image for it too, love it
Hugs Kate xx

Donna Hanley said...

Sue, how sweet. You did a fabulous job with this pot. Both the stamped images are fabulous and I love the added red saucer and polka dots along the top. You have such a creative mind. We are expecting a little bit warmer weather this week. I hope they are right. I'll try to get to the challenge this week. Enjoy your day- and give kiises for me please.

Sue said...

Awww this had got to be the cutest decorated pot ever! The image is adorable and I love the polka dots and red saucer to match.
Hugs Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oh what a super image to stamp on to a plant pot, and a great idea too, Luv Sam x

Dora said...

this is so gorgeous creation. so nice that you put those house mouse on it.
here we wait for spring to come, but tomorrow comes rain.....):
so your flower brings the spring feeling.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful done on those flower pots Sue, great idea.

greetings karin

Riet said...

So gorgeous Sue.

Hugs Riet.xx

Claudia said...

Hi Sue, this is simply just fantastic. Love the idea with the pot it is great!

Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog.

Hugs Claudia

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! this is just brilliant !! I would never have thought to stamp on a pot ! FAB :-)

Lols x x x

Donna Ellis said...

Sue, I could not help but smile, and picture your dear hands creating this darling pot and marker. I have not seen the image before with one little bear shoveling dirt on top of the other - toooooo cute. Your painting, poke a dots and marker are all darling. A wonderful project and a great gift. Thank you for explaining how you made it, and for sharing your fabulous ideas. hugs, de

Sue from Oregon said...

This is the craftiest thing I have seen in ages Mz Sue!!!! Very very cool!

Curt in Indy said...

WOW! This is seriously amazing! You could make a bunch of those and sell them for big bucks! It is awesomely cute! Very clever. Hugs, Curt

Dorte said...

Sue, such a fab idea, I love your decorated pot...the images you have used are so sweet,
hugs Dorte

Heather said...

That is just brilliant Sue, I'm sure it is more difficult that you made it look - I would have ended it in the bin!!!
The cute little Griffies are perfect for the pot and so beautifully coloured - a sweet little plant tag!!

Heather xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, I love the adorable images and what a fantastic idea, love it
Lindsay xx

Gail said...

Haha, I love that image!
Cracks me up every time!
Great job!

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and brilliant creation, love the stamp. Would make beautiful gifts too.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Turtle In The Sand said...

I never would have thought to stamp on a flower pot. Sure does brighten up the pot. The marker turned out cute too. Those alphabet letter stamps complimented the whimsy.

Carol Hurlock said...

Now that is one eye catching and very cute project. You are so good with those House Mouse images. Just beautiful.
Bear Hugs,

Carmen O. said...

OMGosh what wonderful Spring projects. That flower pot is so cheery and fun! I love House Mouse/Happy Hoppers/Gruffies!