Monday, July 9, 2018


A brand new Challenge #270 begins today at the


I am the Hostess this challenge 

Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

OR Option theme


 Close-up of image

Stamp- Standpiper Hello, House Mouse Designs, Stampendous (HMCR69)
Paper - DCWV, sentiment too, White and blue glitter paper
Twine, and a real starfish!
Colored with Copics

Generous SPONSORS for this challenge are:

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,

The Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  

Second Generous Sponsor is 
One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$12 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

Thank you to our generous Sponsors for these wonderful Prizes.


I am offering a third prize for one lucky winner.

This cute stamp, Share a Sip, Stampendous (HMCP28)
Join the fun and share a card or project with us for
your chance to win one of these three prizes.

The design team has come up with some great inspiration for this challenge.

  So, scurry on over to the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog
and check them out, then get busy and enter a card of your own.
  3 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 270 runs through Saturday July 21st at midnight EST.
We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later.......


Sue said...

Hi Sue, Fab card. Love the smile on the mouse.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

froebelsternchen said...

This is sooo cute! Beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

I have that image and my cards NEVER look that amazing. I think I'm afraid of using intense color, which you are so successful at doing. I love that blue water peeking just beyond the sand and reeds, and your beautiful shading within the sand, too! It's fantastic, Sue!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card, lovely image and your colouring is brilliant, super layout too, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Well, Sue, you do know how much I love your cards, designs and colours. I have not seen this stamp but sure would love it....sending hugs.x

Dorte said...

Refreshing card, Sue, wonderful colouring of this super cute image,
hugs Dorte

Lorraine A said...

super cute card Sue :-)the little mouse is adorable with his bird friend (I hope they're friends otherwise the poor wee mouse could be dinner!) haha the background is fabulous and I love the starfish embellie! perfect! :-)

Lols x x x

Christine said...

Hi Sue how super cool does this cute mousey look? very lol... great scene you created with the die cut shell gorgeous take on the option theme .Thanks for a fab chall theme.

mousey hugs Christine xx

Patti J said...

So realistic! I feel like I'm at the beach, seeing this sweet scene in real life. Beautifully done, Sue, as always! Hugs...

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Sue and as always you use the best of images x

Diane said...

Fabulous Sue and amazing colouring as always !!

hugs Diane xx

Bunny said...

Beautifully colored card, Sue. I love the real starfish, too. [Bunny]

cotnob said...

A super card Sue, such a fun scene and fabulous papers - I love your sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

*Vicki* said...

Oh Sue, this scene is adorable and I couldn't agree more with your fun sentiment!! :) You always do a fabulous job with these images! HUGS

Sue from Oregon said...

I can only imagine the conversation these two are having. LOL
Super cute creation as always!

♥ Sue K