Monday, April 13, 2015

House Mouse and Friends-Challenge # 192 "April Showers"!!

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

I hope that everyone had a most wonderful weekend...we had nice weather and were able to start cleaning up the garden!! 

I'm here today with a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge AND I'm especially excited because I get to host this challenge!!!!  I chose "April Showers" because I have a few of the House Mouse stamps that have rain and never get to use!! 

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Create anything that reminds you of April and Showers. Remember that ALL of our  challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter any of your projects that show off your House-Mouse & Friends, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers stamps, CD Collections or decoupage.
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Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I have been loving working with the templates from Sandra's Scrap Shop...
I thought that a lantern would fit for this worked up so quickly and easily!!...
this is the front...
 the back...
 this is "Singing in the Rain" HMUR1064...
coloured with my copics...
I dusted the window cut outs and whole frame with metallic silver paint for a more metal look
and carried it through to edges my image for a more finished look...
I strung some crystals with silver thread to hang like rain drops...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
closer view of "Singing in the Rain"...
the rain drops are covered with Glossy Accents but I couldn't get a pic that showed them well...
the top with the generated...and some more crystals hanging from the cheesecloth and large acrylic bead...
 the back of the lantern features "Gentle Rain" HMKR1033...
also coloured with my copics...
 closer view of "Gentle Rain"...
 top can see the battery operated tea light...
Well that is another FUN template used from Sandra's Scrap Shop!!!  Now you really must go on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out the gorgeous makes that my VERY talented teamies have to show you!!  Then I want you all to get busy and show us  some "April Showers" or as always we love to see your "Anything Goes" projects!!!
All materials are listed above.
Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #75 "Anything Goes"
Gruffies and Guests-Challenge #16 "Patchwork or Anything Goes Option"-mine is "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #119 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create your own Challenge"-mine falls into the "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. Holy snickerdoodles Beth! Another spectacular project! You do take time to eat and sleep, right?! LOVE the little crystals hanging down, I want to live inside your lantern!! Beautiful images, gorgeous embellishment and an incredible interpretation of the theme!! Well done...PINNED!! hugs :)

  2. OMG Beth another wonderful creation sweetie !! Lovin the crystal rain drops, what a fabulous idea !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Your April Showers Lantern is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love all the details you incorporated in it and the mousies are so cute!

  4. Beth, what a beautiful lantern! You are the Queen of fussy projects!! Love everything about this one. The mouse images are perfect and color work is awesome. Love all the flowers too. And the rain drops on the roof and windows looks so real. A gorgeous project as always.

    The sun was shining here too, but has disappeared, some rain this afternoon, but the grass is greening up, birds are out and about, and plants are beginning to sprout up, so think Spring is finally sneaking in. Enjoy the rest of your day.


  5. what a stunning lantern Beth you have made this beautifully and fab decoration.

    Gr Karin

  6. A beautiful creation Beth, a fabulous lantern which is gorgeous papers and adorable images..............your embellishments are super - pretty flowers and great raindrops!!

    Heather xx

  7. Fabulous creation Beth! Love this lantern with April showers and those raindrops are looking so real with all beautiful and gorgeous flowers, a perfect combination of embellishments with a cute image, Perfect, totally love it!!!!

  8. Beth what a seriously BEAUTIFUL lantern you have made sweetie, I absolutely love the design and your stunning tear drop gems and colouring! I know I say this a lot, but this a seriously another beautiful Beth Brovold Orignal sweetie! Love it, Big Cuddles Jay xx

  9. What an incredible project! Such detail and imagination! This is a super fun lantern- and I just love the raindrops! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue!

  10. outstanding lantern Beth ...... love the "April showers" ... what an ingenious way to use teardrop gems!!
    W O W, love it .... a lucky mouse!

  11. Simply stunning!

    Snoopy :D

  12. This has worked a treat Beth! Love it! Judy x

  13. Fantastic Beth, Love it! Thanks for joining us at Gruffies & Guests, good luck in the challenge, Anne-Marie DT x

  14. Such a fabulous lantern Beth, your attention to detail is fabulous and I love the adorable images you have chosen.

  15. Such an amazing lantern you have created, Beth, just fab. Love all your flowers and cute mice.
    hugs Dorte
    Beth what is the name of the cute image you have as an extra prize? I can't find it..

  16. Hi Beth
    I love your choice of images, beautiful details, and the design too, totally gorgeous
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x