Monday, January 19, 2015

"Happy Birthday Darling Son"-My first DT post for House Mouse and Friends Challenge-#186!!!!

Good Monday morning my dear blogging friends!!!
For my Simply Magnolia post of yesterday please go HERE!!

Now on to the reason I'm here today!!!
Yes...I was SO EXCITED to get my email from the FABULOUS Mousey Team welcoming me as one of their three new DT!!!!!

So onto my post!!  House Mouse and Friends newest challenge is...

Make it Masculine*

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Any of you who have followed me for a while know that I struggle with the "masculine" thanks Pauline  (Pauline does the most fabulous male cards) for giving me that push that I SO needed!!
EEEEKKKS here is my "masculine" card...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my youngest Son's birthday was January 12th...we have yet to celebrate as a family because he's been too busy with FUN!!!
so I went through my House Mouse drawer and came upon the most PERFECT image for both Pauline's theme and my Son's birthday...
this is "Mice on Ice" HMTR1003...
how perfect is this image for the boy who has been having FUN winter weekends...
 I just love this part of the image...licorice drops as hockey
I made the twig hockey stick like these sweet little mice are using out of Delight molding clay as well as the pucks...
 birthday sentiment and balloon stamp is by Whimsy...
the "wood grain" matts were made using Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder...
And that is my first DT card as part of the FABULOUS Mousey team!!!  Scoot on over to House Mouse and Friends Challenge...check out my talented teamies creations and then come play with us at the House Mouse and Friends challenge!!!  We look forward to seeing your Mousey creations!!!
All materials are listed above!!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my excitement...your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
Until next time...SQUEEKS and Mousey Hugs...



  1. Welcome to our Happy Gang Beth!!!
    Your card is gorgeous, a fabulous design, colours and great woodgrain embossing. Your image is just adorable - I love the fun they get up to!!!!

    Heather xx

  2. Wonderful design Beth!! love your colouring and all the embellishment.
    Hugs Betty

  3. excited that you are on the team!
    Hockey ah........I had this stamp pulled for my midweek funny.
    Love the stamp and what you did with it. This is a fussy one to color and you did a beautiful job with it, as always. LOVE IT. Welcome in girlfriend, looking forward to working alongside you on this team.


  4. Oh WOW ! I never saw this stamp before ! how did I miss this !! so CUTE ! :-) I am sure your son loved his card, absolutely fabulous and perfect for your debut ! :-)
    Welcome to our mousey team ! Woo Hoo !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Hi Beth wow what a cute debut mousey creation..great sport HM all the little deatils..fab colouring bet your son loves his card.

    smiles Christine x.

  6. This is absolutely fantastic!

    Snoopy :D

  7. Warm welcome to our little family, Beth, great to have you with us.
    Love your take on todays masculine challenge...fab colour combo and a great all your fab details. Super card for your son.
    hugs Dorte

  8. congrats Beth!
    fab card, love the design

  9. soooo excited for your DT post .... your card is fantastic as always! i love how you make these little guys come to life!! very well done

  10. Woohoo! Congratulations on your new DT, Beth! Well deserved! Your masculine card looks wonderful! I am bad with the male cards but it's one of my goals this year - make more male cards ahead of time and be ready when the birthdays roll around! I think your son will love this! The details are wonderful!

  11. Congratulations Beth on your new DT position! Well deserved with your exceptional talent.
    This is a super cute boy card. Love the clay hockey stick and pucks, very clever!
    Hugs, Katie

  12. Fabulous first make for you new DT, congrats again on that one! I love the mice on ice image, what a wonderful scene for a masculine card and your little hockey sticks are too cute! Fantastic card for your son!! hugs :)

  13. Beth this is just such an adorable and precious scene, beautifully brought to life with your design and colouring.
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  14. It certainly doesn't look like you struggled with this masculine card Beth, you have chosen the perfect image and colours and your design is fabulous.
    A very warm welcome to the House-Mouse family.

  15. Oh my this card is so good! So creative and so perfect for your son! This image is adorable and looks like it took a bit to many little details to colour...but you nailed it! Way to go to being on the House Mouse team...I know you were hoping so badly!

  16. Fabulous card Beth. Love your image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Hi Beth! This is absolutely stunning in every element and colors. Lovely detailed work. This Hockey image looks fabulous as you've made it totally amazing with every little detail you've added here. What a keepsake. WOW! So happy to have you joining our Mousey Family.

  18. Love this cards! There are all of your boys out playing hockey ...LOL. What a perfect masculine subject especially in our cold weather lately. Love all the little add ons. Love the little sticks and of course my fav the frontage! Absolutely perfect!!!

  19. Congratulations.. And what a Beautiful card.

  20. EEEP!!! oh my goodness how PRECIOUS!!! I Adore house mouse images. You really brought these little cuties to life! Love the color combo and those AWESOME little hockey sticks you crafted! Perfect!!!!

    A card that will be treasured for sure!

    Hugs and smiles,