Saturday, November 10, 2012

House Mouse Monday Challenge #132

     Well, the weather people messed with us again.  It is still cloudy here, and we even had a quick shower.  I was so looking forward to some warm sunshine!  Ah, alas, it's not to be.

     The newest challenge, over on the House Mouse and Friends blog, is hosted by the amazing Sue Drees.  It is called "Getting Ready for Christmas".  Thanks Sue!

     I have really been in this crazy mood where I want to use up bits and bobs.  I had these squares of metallic card stock hiding on my desk.  I punched smaller squares with a 5/8 SU punch to create the presents for under my tree.  Then I wrapped them with scraps of bakers twine.  The tree stamp is one of my zillion unmounted-unknowns.  I colored that with Memento Markers and sponged with Gumball Green and Crumb Cake inks from SU!.  Then there is my precious House Mouse.  He/she was taken from a trio that had bows stuck to their noggins called Wrapped and Ready.  It is colored in Copics, and Diamond Stickles were added to the bow.  Also, there is the gingham ribbon border with MS branch punches and gems.  My designer paper is from a scrap and my die cut is from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles which was embossed with a Swiss Dots EF.

     I never seem to have cards ready for small children, so I thought this would be great to have on hand.  Thanks for stopping by!


Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, Anyone will love this card, kids or adults (young at heart). What a great job with this little mouse and his stickled bow. The wrapped gifts, your ribbon and pine branches all bring the whole scene together nicely. We got your sunshine, but it is still on the cool side. Don't mean to rub it in. LOL

Patti J said...

Sorry to hear that the weather people are messin' with ya! Shame on them! Glad to hear that you are using up bits and bobs - very good!!! Your card is adorable, and how much fun that you used only one of the mice! Great idea....thanks for sharing :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh this is so cute! love that sentiment - this just brings the smile (-:

Olga said...

awesome card, puts ya in the Christmas mood, sorry it didn't warm up for yall, it's gorgeous here, walked the boys awhile ago and all that sunshine felt great. Have a good one hon!!

Caroline said...

I love this card the house mouse is adorable and I love the sentiment. Caroline xxx

Carol L said...

First of all, I just LOVE that sentiment and keep saying it :) The adorable details you added to this card look simply amazing! I love the pressies, and the glittered bow on the mousie's head, and that colorful dsp is just fun!
Have a super happy weekend :)

Sue said...

So darn cute and colorful, what a wonderful holiday card for a lucky recipient. Love your shiny presents under the tree. And looks like your mouse has decorated himself. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, nicely done.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne :-) I LOVE the tree ! what a great sentiment and the little mouse and all the pressies are FAB !

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

downrightcrafty said...

so sweet love your tree and your little mousey, thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Glenda said...

How cute! I love that red and white ribbon!

Betty Benton said...

Sparkly and just plain fun!!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
WOW how did I miss this one? It's so creative those little packages are amazing. Could go to a grown-up too?

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining House Mouse & Friends. This is so cute. Fabulous design. Love the little verse.
Good luck
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x