Monday, March 19, 2012

House Mouse Monday Challenge #115


Well here we are, half way through the House Mouse Monday challenge period, and I am finally getting a chance to put up my post.  Challenge #115 is an inspirational photo challenge that is issued by design team member Lorraine.  Here is what she came up with.


When I saw the photo, I knew I was in trouble.  Not a mousey cupcake stamp in the house!  I took a ride up to my favorite stamp store in Ephrata, PA, cause I just knew that if there was a stamp to be had, this was my best shot.  After checking every mouse in the house, this stamp was the closest I could get.  It is called Heart Breaker.  Even the store owner was shocked she did not have one.

The wrapper from the chocolate heart looked perfect for paper piecing, so I went with it.  I added some tiny cupcakes from an IO set I had, gave my mouse a bakers twine hair bow, put on some bling. and called it done!

Coloring was done with Copic Markers, sponging is with VersMagic ink, and my image was cut out with Spellbinders, Labels Twenty-Two.

I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes sent for my DH.  Right now we are at a no better, no worse stage, with a DR that is on vacation.  Besides the early moring fog that we have been experiencing, the weather has been glorious!  Hope you are enjoying the same.

UPDATE:  Just got a call that the Dr. wants the DH admitted to the hospital.  What a difference a few minutes can make, huh?  Please keep him in your prayers.

25 comments:

Olga said...

It's foggy here to, more like fall than spring, sorry yall ain't doing any better, hang in there, your card is awesome! I could eat those gorgeous cupcakes LOL..........

Patti J said...

Well, I've been wondering about your man. Hope he gets better soon. Oh my goodness, another HM post! Look at you go, girl! What a cute card, and how much fun to 'have' to go shopping for an image! This is perfect for the challenge, my friend - love it!

Betty Benton said...

The lack of a stamp will not keep our Mary Anne down -- she's going to come through one way or another!!

Keep us up to date on your DH. You're in my prayers!

Becky said...

What a great house mouse card. You did fabulously..

downrightcrafty said...

great image and fabulous take on the theme this week, thank you for joining us for our Photo Inspired challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Carol L said...

OH my Gosh, the dr suddenly wants your DH hospitalized? After he's been suffering for days?! What the??!?!! I'll be keeping him in my prayers - I'm so concerned for both of you.
The card is just darling, and I love the cupcake wrapper with all those colors! A super cute card for the HM challenge!
Take care {{hugs}}

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! You are so very clever using your mousey stamps in just the right way for this challenge hun!! I didn't have a cupcake either...but luckily I went shopping and found one at a very MICE price!! :) You did a brilliant job!! Thanks for playing along with us over at House Mouse & Friends! Hope you will join us again and good luck!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This turned out spectacular! Love those cupcakes. I hope you guys are OK, I will keep everyone over there in my prayers.

JD said...

So cute, You did a great job with the challenge. I have a cupcake stamp, but just not have had much time to play lately (with moving everything out of my craft room) You WENT to my favorite store...Wow! I hope to go in a few weeks for my birthday. At least, hubby promised me we go there for my birthday. We did that last year, he went with me, and used the stamp room too.
speaking of husbands...I will say a prayer for yours that everything goes okay. Please keep us updated. Hugs, Jill

The Other Patti Sue said...

Keeping DH in my prayers... keep us posted! Super dooper adorable card!

Holly said...

Such a cute card Mary Ann. I love the little bow! Will keep your husband in my thoughts!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow, hope your hubby is alright, that is so scary, prayers to you both :) Your card is adorable, such a sweet little mouse and it all looks so yummy. We are dealing with a tornado watch right now, guess it is the start of the season.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Hope they get him on the right track to heal everything! am praying this doesn't require any surgery...

you nailed this challenge - what a trooper to go and try to find a stamp!!! hats off to you GF!

hoping to hear good news on DH ! take care of yourself through this too sweetie

Jane said...

Fabulous card, great take on this challenge. Thank you for joining us on the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge & good luck. Jane (GDT) x

Gail said...

So Cute!
Sorry to hear about your DH.
Sending thoughts & prayers your way.

Sue W said...

Aanother fabulous card Mary Anne.....love how you play with these M H images!

Sue said...

Mary Anne, you had to buy a stamp!!! Love the paper pieced cup and your coloring is amazing.
Sorry your DH had to be admitted to the hospital, thinking of you.

Hugs
Sue

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, this card is fantastic. What a great idea you had for the twine and I love your cupcakes. I do hope you DH is doing a bit better. I will keep him in my thoughts.

Jennifer said...

Such a CUTE image!!! Sweet card!!! (=

Sue from Oregon said...

oh Maryann...I was looking for an update on your sweetie, but see none. Keep us posted okay?

You rocked this challenge girl. Love the paper piecing...the perfect touch! Thanks for going the extra mile to join our cupcake challenge, esp after everything you have been dealing with! TFS with us at HM&F's Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue k

Suzi said...

Amazing card, fabulous design and colouring. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck in the draw.

Suzi GDT

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne :-) ,,, any excuse to get a new stamp eh !!! :-) this is absolutely fantastic ! the image is adorable and I just love the paper pieced case ,, lovely :-)

I hope your DH is feeling better ,, will chack for updates xx

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Such a great take on our photo challenge, Mary Anne. I love your new image.
Thanks for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge this time and good luck with the challenge.
hugs Dorte
I hope your DH is feeling better.

Janice M said...

Creative use of that HM stamp! Turned out Great. Hope your DH is feeling better.