Monday, February 16, 2015

House Mouse & Friends-Challenge #188 "Friends"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

Please visit yesterday's Simply Magnolia "Midway Reminder"  post HERE!!!

Before I get on with my post I have to tell you why I have not been around to visit and comment on your wonderful blogs...I just came back from vacation yesterday and I DID NOT take my lap work for a whole week!!!  My husband, myself and two of our good friends spent a wonderful relaxing week in Turks and Caicos!!!  I will be playing catch up on blog visits all this!!!

Okay so on to why I'm here today...we begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse & Friends!!!  Our new challenge is being hosted by our TALENTED Sue Kment...Sue has chosen "Friends" as her theme!!  As always we also have the "Anything Goes" option!

Glitter Text Generator
So create anything that shows friendships. Themes are just for fun. ALL HMFMC challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG and enter for your chance to win by using HMD stamps, HMD CD images or HMD decoupage on your projects.  

We are proudly Sponsored by;
The One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD. 


We are also very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!  
 Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!

 Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store! 
Awesome Prizes, heh?  Be sure to visit our Sponsors shops to check out their products then enter a project into this challenge for your chance to win!  :)

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made an easel/shadowbox card using Spellbinders Grande Circles and Grande Scalloped Circles...
DP is Maja "Coffee in the Arbor" 6 x 6 paper pad...

coloured with my copics...

 this darling image is "Hot Cocoa" HMTR1009...

 side view...
 I decorated the inner circle with lace/rhinestone...
the stick pin is decorated with chiffon ribbon, beads and tea cup charm...
 computer generated sentiment decorated with Frantage cut out using Whimsy die cut...
 computer generated once again and cut out using Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles...
Well that is my "Friends" card...just waiting to give to someone special!! 
Won't you join us know over at House Mouse & Friends...check out the projects that my TALENTED teamies have created for you and for some fun and great prizes...we are looking forward to seeing your creations!!!
Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #67 Anything Goes
Gruffies and Guests-Challenge #14 "Love is all Around or Option Anything Goes
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!!
Mousey Hugs,



  1. Wowser! Another gorgeous creation! I really love all the detail you put into your cards. Lx

  2. Amazing Beth! It's so 3D, what a genius idea, almost like a little diorama! Love the big flowers and the pretty lace trim and of course the image is wonderful! Love it! hugs :)

  3. This is stunning Beth. I don't think I've seen both an easel and shadow box put together like this before. My mouth is still dropped open at it's beauty. Turks and Caicos huh - while I sit here in over 3 feet of snow!!! LOL I'm so happy for you it is just gorgeous there. Everyone should see it at lease once. Enjoy your day

  4. Outstanding mousey creation Beth, a real WOWeeeee card !! Love everything sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  5. Gorgeous card the design. Happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation. hugs, Pat K x

  6. Back to snow and cold...ugh. But glad you had a chance to get away for a week.

    Stunning creation. Your image is colored up beautifully, and the brown, pink and cream combo is perfect. Love those background papers to tie into your theme too. Lovely details all way round and the shadow box easel card is gorgeous. Another beauty, Beth.


  7. You picked a great week to take a holiday...the weather was so cold here! I am so glad to hear you had a holiday, you so deserved it!

    I love this card Beth. I have never seen a shadow box made into an easel card, that is such a nice idea! You always come up with such great ideas. I absolutely love pinks and browns together....and you have done such a beauty project. I love the image, your colouring and the whole shadow box/easel idea! Perfect...just perfect!

  8. A fabulous card Beth - a lovely design and colour combo and papers. Your image is beautifully coloured and such scrumptious details!!

    Heather xx

  9. wow so cute! fab design

  10. Gorgeous card Beth :-) I love the image, shape and whole design of this, absolutely fabulous !!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. Hi Beth! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!
    This is just gorgeous! Love the colour and cute image and all your beautiful details! That pin and ribbon are so yummy!!
    Lucy x

  12. such a wonderful creation, Beth, I love all the fab details... pretty colour combo, beautiful flowers, cute image, great card shape........
    hugs Dorte

  13. this is soooo sweet! love the pink/brown combo and the House Mouses look like they are really enjoying themselves! love love love this card! beautiful ... and cute

  14. Wow...such great details...that stick pin is oh so fun!!! So glad you had a whole week disconnected! Makes you realize how life 'used' to be LOL!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  15. Absolutely amazing! Love your image and embellishments and that lace trim and pin add such an elegant touch! Love it!

    Snoopy :D

  16. Beautiful card, Beth. So pretty and well coloured and love all the details.

  17. I hope you enjoyed your holiday Beth, it sounds lovely.
    A gorgeous card, you chose the most adorable image and your colouring is beautiful. Such a wonderful design, it has a lovely vintage feel.

  18. Oh what beautiful elements. Im lovin' the tea themed papers, the lace trim, the florals, the fab pin, the color combo and your gorgeous coloring.

  19. Wow Beth I just love this card! What perfect colours and paper you picked! Your embellishment pin is perfect! The shadow box is a perfect idea! Love that image and its perfectly coloured! Great job girlfriend!!

  20. This is absolutely amazing! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge!
    Silvia DT

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

  22. Hello sweet Beth--me I am strolling thru your blog--OMGosh----BEEE-U-TI-FUL!!!!! Love this sweet card especially that pin!!
    More cyber hugs sent to you :)

  23. What a lovely card. Thankyou for sharing with us at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge...Good Luck..Genny DT

  24. Fabulous card ! thank you for joining us at Gruffies & Guests good luck in the draw
    Shaz x