Monday, January 23, 2017

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-Challenge #233 "Recycle/Re-use"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!

I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!  We had mild temps but it was dreary and foggy...UGGH!!!  Lots of indoor stuff...some crafting but sadly lots of house work...UGGH again!!

Anyway...onto to today's post!  Today we begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge AND I'm your Mousey Hostess!!  I have chosen "Recycle/Re-use" as my keeping with my quest to clean up my craft room...SO...everything I used was a scrap off my desk...well except for the stamps...LOL!!  This is your chance to get rid of those scraps...boxes...packaging...or anything really that you can use on your project!!  Of course you always have our "Anything Goes" excuses...let's get busy!!!

I also have a stamp set that I will be offering as a prize for this just have to enter a card/project onto out House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to be eligible!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I'm showing you the finished card first then some pics I took before I got started and  some taken along the crafty journey...
I grabbed out a pile of co-ordinating DP scraps (Maja Design)...
scrap of card stock for card base...
then some lace scraps...
cheesecloth scraps...
ribbon/seam binding scraps...
scrap of Express-It paper...
and random embellishments...
I didn't use every thing though!!...
 pieced together some scraps...
some I had used for die cuts so went with those...
added pieces of lace to the bottom...
 I had a doily that I had cut in half and not used so added that as a matt for my image...
then I added my coloured image and of course backed it with cheesecloth...
added a cheesecloth bow...
the marshmallows are Liquid Applique (which also sits on my desk)...
this darling image is "Lip Smackin' Relaxin" HMI1016...
coloured with my copics...
the inside...
inside finished...

And there you have my card made out of new paper was harmed in the process!!

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #35 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #123 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #93 "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #6 "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. Wow! Beth, Your card is simply divine and the image is soooooooooooooo cute coloured to perfection too!
    The colours are gorgeous and your choice of embellies are so very pretty.
    Crafty hugs, Donna xx

  2. P.S.......Forget the housework! Lol!!! xx

  3. HI Beth! WOW! That's quite the crafty journey for such an amazing result. Love how you have put all these pieces together for a beautiful mousey scrap make! :) Also THANK YOU for your wonderful generosity with offering such an awesome prize!! You are the bestest! Thank you Teamie!

  4. Beth, what a beautiful card you have created with this pile of scraps and bits and pieces. Those laces are wonderful, and the little mouse image adorable. Love all the extras you put onto your cards and tags, lots to enjoy.

    PS, my garage sale stamp is from the BSS garage sale she
    has every year, so many bargains, this stamp was $ 3.00 that I used for this challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card Beth, the image is just so cute with the frothy details and I love the papers and all of the details, so pretty, and I love the gate fold too :-)

    Great challenge and thank you for offering up such a fabulous prize too :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. Hi sweetie I'm trying catch up with my favourite talented crafty buddies as I have fell behind :-(
    Love this card & I love how you have used scraps to make it....that is talent to use scraps & make a totally gorgeous card like this....if I tried it would still all look like a scrap to go in the bin file lol.
    Love the house mouse image the marsh mallows look good enough to eat....shame I'm on a healthy mission...darn it!!! An incredibly fantatic creation my sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. You makes things look so easy, Beth, putting a lot of scrap together, and hocus pocus...the most lovely card to be seen. Thanks for a great chall theme,
    hugs Dorte

  8. What a stunning card Beth!! I am just in love with that image! A mouse in a teacup, having a bath, how adorable is that. And of course, your colouring is perfect as it always is! The gatefold layout is wonderful, and the doily split in half was a genius bit! Lovely laces and lots of beautiful embellies, gorgeous creation my friend!

    Hope all has been well with you and your family. Sending hugs to you and yours :)

  9. Oh wow Beth, your fabulous creations grow like mine !! Love it sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  10. Gorgeous card Beth .... love House Mouse and how you bring the images to life!!

  11. FANTASTIC !!! wow well done! it's beautiful !

  12. Stunning card, keep going back to look at all the detail.
    Thanks for joining us over at Love To Craft.
    Jean DT xx

  13. This is such an adorable card! I love your coloring the image! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Irena