Monday, November 4, 2013


Time for a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

But before we get started with the new challenge, we want to thank everyone who took part in the Blog Hop for the Anything Goes with twine challenge #156.  We are sorting the winners and they will be announced
on Wednesday so be sure to come back for that post.

On to the New challenge, it's #157 and our super talented teammate, Natascha has picked the theme this time.


I got the wooden snowflake at Hobby Lobby, but I am sure you can find them in any
of the craft stores.  These were especially nice, because they were already painted white
and the center is big enough to use a pretty good sized stamp.

For this ornament, I painted around the edge with Glamour Dust by DecoArt, Ice Crystal.
Then, before it dried,  sprinkled  Stampendous Vintage Glitter, Champagne Glass for extra sparkle.
When it dried, I lightly sponged the edges with light blue die ink.
I traced around the center part of the ornament lightly with a pencil, then cut the shape out and stamped
on the shape I cut out, to later be glued to the ornament.  I colored with copics and sponged with
die inks.

Don't forget, you can click on any of these images and get a closer look.

New House Mouse Designs  Cling Stamp, Candy Joy HMCP02 by

Colored with Copics.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the candy canes.
The snow is  Chunky White Stampendous Embossing Powder,
sprinkled on in small areas, and heated from underneath until you get the look you're
going for.  I popped this image up on the snowflake with a piece of cardboard cut to the same shape.  Added red and white candy cane striped bow and silver cord hanger.


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Please remember you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper Image
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Hope you can join us and don't forget to check out the design team inspiration 

We love to come see what you have come up with!
You have until Saturday, November 16th at Midnight EST to enter.

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


Donna Hanley said...

Sue this is such a precious ornament with these joyful meeces and you did a wonderful job with your snow. This will be the best ornament on anyone's tree. Enjoy the week and pass along kisses please.

America said...

WOW!! Those candy canes look REAL!! The lovely ornament is super darling with this adorable Mousey image. Love the coloring and the texture. What a fantastic Christmas project.

Dorte said...

Wonderful decorated christmas ornament, such a great idea, Sue. Love the cute image you have used.
hugs Dorte

KarinsArtScrap said...

another super cute and beautful ornament Sue.

gr karin

Unknown said...

This is such a great ornament! I want to thank you for stopping by split coast and leaving me such a nice message (I'm embarrassed that I have not gotten back to you!)
I absolutely love, love house mouse! Do you announce your design team calls? At the present time, I'm on the Outlaws design team. We can promote some of your art on this site as well! I am on the Twisted Thursday design team. Thanks again for your kind words.

downrightcrafty said...

this would look fabulous on my tree what a gorgeous creation and love your animation too
Hugs Kate x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous decoration Sue :-) I love the basic wooden snowflake and the image is gorgeous,,, love the glossy candy canes and enamel snow ,, FAB :-)

Lols x x x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love the cute image, beautiful colouring and the glossy accents on the candy canes looks so effective.
hugs Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Sue! Love your very sweet ornaments. Great idea to use your favorite characters like this and make it very festive! Wonderful coloring and darling gift. hugs, de

Turtle In The Sand said...

The look on these little guys faces is priceless. Pure joy. That embossing powder looks fantastic. Little snow flakes sprinkled perfectly on them.

Turtle In The Sand said...

The look on these little guys faces is priceless. Pure joy. That embossing powder looks fantastic. Little snow flakes sprinkled perfectly on them.

Whisper said...

Oooo what cheeky mices and i so love the ornament too, Luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
Wow gorgeous design on this snowflake, and super image, such a wonderful inspirational piece.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gail said...

Gorgeous ornament!
The HM picture is perfect, and those candy canes make me want one they look so real!

Heather said...

A gorgeous snowflake ornament Sue,
your image is adorable and I love the fabulous with Fran-táge!!

Heather xx

nwilliams6 said...

Sue, this is wonderful! Great ornament with super details. Yum! Hugz!

Kimbo said...

Those mice look like they're having such fun and this will look fabulous on your tree with the bell.

Kim GD for HM&FMC x