Thursday, January 8, 2015

Friendship-House of Mouse Style!!!

Good Thursday morning dear blogging friends!!

Well my year has certainly been eventful so far!!!  It started off with our community mail boxes (they are termed "Super Boxes" in Canada) being broken into...big investigation and then we had carbon monoxide issues on Monday department investigates (that was very un-nerving...I had to call 911)...have to shut down the furnace completely on one of the coldest nights so far...we're told we have to replace our six year old furnace...rush out to go to the World Juniors Gold Medal game...a nail biting bit of excitement there and then home to a COLD house...have a new furnace installed Tuesday and that's what's been going on here!!!  

So as some soothing therapy I made up two cards this week...the first will be posted tomorrow for a Fussy and Fancy post and this little card just for fun and to add to my stash!!

Over at House of Mouse their current challenge is to use a sketch...well mine started out following the sketch...I thought quite perfectly until I began covering all that up with it's really hard to make out the sketch!!!

Here is a friendship card that I had so much fun putting together...once again I went a little crazy snapping the pics...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the paper is Teresa Collins...such beautiful thick double sided paper...I used two different papers for an actual four designs...
 this sweet little image is called "Warmth for Winter" HMKR1020...
coloured with distress inks and dusted with Frantage around the edges...
 I love doing these Frantage covered buttons!!!!...
you can just see the cheesecloth  peaking out that I mounted the image on...
 I used another of these new stick pins from The Ribbon Girl...
added heart and key charms (also from The Ribbon Girl), chiffon ribbon, Shabby Seam binding and some bead spacers...
the sentiment is Hero Arts cut out using Spellbinders Large Banners die...
 the inside...
 this is House of Mouse "Knitted with Love" ER1096...
 and this little darling is "Chalky Consequences" HMJR1022...
the sentiment on the blackboard is Hero Arts...
So that is my soothing therapy!!!  I have to admit that I do feel a little less stressed...these sweet little mice are so fun to play with!!  I added the sketch inspiration from the House of Mouse challenge below just to see if any of you are able to recognize it on my!!!
Challenges I will enter:
House of Mouse-Challenge #185 "Anything Goes with Optional Sketch
Gruffies and Guests-Challenge #13 "Buttons and Bows + Option of Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #61 "Anything Goes"
Until tomorrow...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!



  1. Wow, Beth, you have had a rough year so far! Hope the bad stuff is now behind you. I didn't know you are in Canada or if I did, I forgot! Memory not so good! I'm in Nova Scotia, where are you? Despite the unnerving events, your card is gorgeous! I love the little House Mouse's and all the wonderful details you added. The inside is just as pretty as the outside! Pink is my favourite colour!

    1. Thanks for your reply, Beth! I am on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, about halfway between Bridgewater and Liverpool, in a very small rural area. I have been to Cape Breton many times and the Cabot Trail is indeed spectacular! Have never been to Ontario though. So nice to know another Canadian crafter! There are a few of us here in blogland!

  2. Such a beautiful card Beth, you have chosen such adorable images and pretty pinks, your card is gorgeous inside and out.
    I hope you soon get your heating sorting out, you must be freezing.

  3. HI Beth !
    Happy new year !
    this card is so precious, love the soft colors and image

  4. Hey there!! Beautiful love it!!

  5. Such a pretty card Beth, love all your details, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. Gorgeous card Beth! I just love your house mouse stamps, the little guys with the yarn are so cute! Love your beautiful shabby bow and your sparkly buttons! I love all the details actually! until next time, big hugs and smiles :)

  7. Hi Beth, I bet you wish that little mouse could knit you a sweater! I know how cold its been and glad your on your way to warmth with your new furnace!! What a cute card, the image is perfect for what you've been going through! I love all of the embellishments you always adorn your cards with, its very special!

  8. Beth, that stinks! We had furnace problems just before Christmas, but fortunately it was the motor and even though it wqs 750 dollars, we didn't have to replace the whole furnace. Hope 2015 is on the upswing for you now.

    Your card is awesome as usual. The embellishments and coloring on the sweet image are lovely. Love all the delicate pink after so much red and green for the holidays. Flowers, gorgeous. Very pretty.


  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at House Mouse and friends monday challenge.
    CraftyNatalie { GDT}

  10. Hi Beth. This House-Mouse creation is absolutely Beautiful with fabulous details. Gorgeous embellishments and lovely pinks. Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC. LOVE your work! :)

  11. Beth you picked the perfect image for all you have been through with the furnace and this cold snap we are having! I just love how you colour House-Mouse stamps...I stink at it...but you make it look so easy! LOVE IT! I just love when you do the inside of your cards too! Always a treat when you post!!!

  12. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 185!

    oh my...You have had a go of it for 2015. I hope the rest of it picks up! Love your pretty and frilly friend card!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  13. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Blue and silver with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  14. This is beautiful Beth, so girly and feminine, see some of your bling in the there too, your bling box must have been in action again he he! So sorry to hear about your bad time, hope things start to pick up for you soon sweetie, see you over a FFF, for my featured GDT!
    Take care, Cuddles Jay xxx

  15. Now that's my kind of therapy. :D Such a beautiful card and that stick pin is just the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy :D

  16. Hi Beth hope your nice n warm now? my daughter has had trouble having her central heating boiler fitted..all good now tho..
    Your super sweet mousey card wii put a smile on any friends all your embellishments, the insdie is so pretty too..

    See you soon at HM blog.. smiles Christine x

  17. This is a gorgeous, so cute. Thanks for joining House Mouse & friends challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x