Tuesday, February 19, 2013

House Mouse Monday Challenge (HMFMC138)...

Well, after much talking about blog challenges at work, I got to thinking it was a pretty good idea to start getting my creativity working by trying one out.  All this crafting with prompts with my scrapbooking workshops has been a new experience, so why not apply it to cards too?  Anyway, I'm obsessed with House Mouse stamps, so I figured that was as good a place to start as any!  So I'm starting with the House Mouse Monday Challenge - HMFMC138 - I Love You *Sew* Much, in which you're supposed to either use stiching, faux stitching, or a stamp that relates to sewing in some way.  I went to dig out my stamping supplies tonight, since I've been doing mostly Project Life stuff for the last few weeks, and nearly had a stroke thinking I lost my FAVORITE acrylic block for stamping.  Nevermind that I don't actually need an acrylic block for this project, since the stamp's mounted on a wooden block already.  Don't worry...the crisis was averted when I found it hiding with some washi tape in the wrong drawer of my craft center...tsk...bad acrylic block! So yeah... I think it's possible I may have a bit of a crafting problem...soon I may need an intervention of some kind...but until then, here's what I came up with for my first challenge!

Okay, so I haven't decided yet if I'm totally in love with it, but it's cute and it was fun to get out my colored pencils and gamsol for the evening. I can't ever seem to get House Mouse stamps to look right with Copics...the lines are too fine, and I'm apparently a bit of a bull in a china shop when it comes to coloring fine line images. But I love the results I get with pencils, so I'll stick with that. I used random scraps of paper I had lying around (hooray for using up scraps!), gems, twine, and some buttons from my gigantic stash that I hardly ever use. All in all, a productive use of supplies that I haven't touched in a while. Everyone have a good night!


  1. love how you have added the image looks great on this wonderful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Cute, cute, cute! I see the challenges all the time, and ALWAYS want to join in on one; I never do, though - never enough time! But I really need to FIND the time. Anyway, love the stamp, too!

  3. You should should just pick one and go for it Valerie! :)

  4. Megan, we could not be more thrilled that we are your first challenge. What a darling image to start with. Love how you colored it up and the striped paper looks so nice in the background. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, we hope you will come back often! Nicely done.


  5. The card is adorable Megan - you'll have fun entering challenges. I've entered a bunch and I even placed in the top 3 of one of them and won four digital images from the sponsored vendor. It was so exciting! I created a calendar of when they were due and what the themes were - you know I love to organize! Best of luck to you!

  6. Very cute. I like how you matted your image, never would have thought of that.

  7. Love yopur sweet take on the SEWing chall theme at HM chall blog..your papers have great colours, cute buttons & thread..lovely image too.

    Thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall this wk.

    smiles Christine x