Monday, May 19, 2014


A brand new challenge begins today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  It's #170 and is being hosted by our talented fellow design team member, Tracy.  

Tracy chose the theme of "Splish Splash"

Anything to do with water.

 I made an acetate card.  Photgraphed it with a black AND a white backround. These kind of cards
are so nice in real life, but to photograph is difficult.

Card Recipe:

House Mouse Designs, Stampa Rosa Stamp, Sandcastle
Colored with Copic Markers, Frantage Embossing Powder in gold and white used
in the sand.  Sponged water and clouds
Spellbinders die
White and blue bow
Inside, Yellow striped card stock is Reflections from Michaels
Water border is also Reflections from Michaels
Sandcastles punch is Martha Stewart with more Frantage EP
Sun is an old EK Success punch (one of the first punches I ever purchased)
Sentiment is old also.

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The design team has been busy creating cards and projects for the challenges.
Please take a minute to check them out at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge for inspiration, then come join the fun.

The challenge starts today and runs through May 31,2014 at midnight EST.
Please remember, you can enter a card or project using an anything goes theme, with
the option to use the current theme.  So, if you have a special stamp you have been waiting to ink up, but it didn't it our challenge, now you can do just that.

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Donna Hanley said...

You did an outstanding job both making and photographing this acetate card. The focal image is, of course, darling, but I also really like that border punch. Fun, Fun, Fun. Have a fun day yourself.

Beth Brovold said...

PHENOMENAL Sue!! Your water and sand look so that Frantage...LOL!! Your little mice look like they're having a blast!!!! So many wonderful details...PERFECT for your current challenge!!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, loving your card, it's fab. The image is fantastic, what great fun the mice are having and wonderfully coloured. Great design with the acetate, hugs Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fab and very beautiful card Sue, great image.

gr karin

Unknown said...

Wow, fab card Sue, I like the way it's floating on the acetate. Great colouring too. Gorgeous. Fern x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, such a fun image and brilliant design with the acetate.

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is just gorgeous Sue. Really fabulous! Lx

Irish Cherokee said...

An excellent and fun summer card Sue. Always love to see your coloring of the house mouse images. Need to do another one myself soon.


Sue said...

WOW! This is such a brilliantly designed card Sue. I love the image and the way you have decorated the inside is fabulous. I especially love that sandcastle punch!
hugs Sue xx

Sandra H said...

This is truly a very beautiful card x

Dorte said...

I have never made an acetate myself, but looking at your beautiful card I'm tempted to give it a try..
hugs Dorte

Christine said...

Hi Sue this is a super card..not made an acetate card before..must have a go after seeing this beauty..great use of the wave punches & sandcastles look fab.. those cute mice sure are having some fun..lovely take on the chall theme.

smiles Christine x

KandA said...

Fabulous card Sue. That sweet image with the sea and the sand look fabulous on the acetate xx

Heather said...

A fabulous card Sue, what a fabulous layout and your image is beautiful and all brilliantly embellished inside and out!!!

Heather xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous hun
hugs Kate xx

Patti said...

Love Love Love this!! the acetate is the perfect touch wowie!!


Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card Sue, I always love the mice, and I love what you did with the acetate.