Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Trick or Treat with the Mice.....

Hello everyone: October is in full swing and soon, Halloween will be here so, his is your chance to increase your stash of "Spooky" and "Frighting" cards to send to family and friends.
The RETRO RUBBER challenge for this next 10 days is HALLOWEEN so, go look for those forgotten stamps you know you love, ink them up again and join my teammates and I in our gallery.
So hop over the challenge to see what my awesome teammates created for your inspiration.
Here's my card.

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I just adore the House Mouse siblings and, can you blame me? I mean.....just look at these three sweeties Trick or Treating, all dressed up and looking so "scary". The label on this stamp dates back from 2002 but I bought it probably about 5 years ago.
This is a big image so I just stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and some Sakura Koi watercolors, the pattern paper is a piece I found in my box of retired SU DSP, it was just the right size for this panel, phew!! the ribbon is from my stash.

Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.  I've been finishing the inside of every single card I make since January, this saves me a ton of time when I need to mail my cards.

The sentiment is from an old stash of Halloween stamps, I think it's from Stampendous but I'm not sure, I apologize for this.  The little spider and bat are from a retired SU set called "Googly Ghouls" that came out in the 2012 Holiday Mini. 

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I hope you play along with my teammates and I in the RETRO RUBBER gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.

I'm entering this card on the following challenges.

House Mouse "Halloween"
Animal Antics "Autumn Colors"
The Crazy Challenge "Halloween"
2 Crafty Critter Crazies "Must Feature a Creature"
Animal Friends Challenge #55 "Fall/Halloween"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest image!!! I love it!

Yoana Kalapisheva said...

Love this sweet card! Thanks for participating in the Crazy Challenge :)

Bunny said...

Your coloring is beautiful. I love this card inside and out. It is a sweet image. They're all so spooky cute. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Lori Kobular said...

I love House Mouse stamps! They are just so adorable and that particular one that has been on my Wish List for a long time! You colored the image perfectly! Love the colors you choose! Thanks for playing along with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

Brian King said...

So sweet! How adorable are these guys?

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Maria :-) the image is adorable and I love the papers and colours, so cute! Love that you finished the inside too ❤️

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

Patti Willey said...

Aw! All together now readers! Isn't this image the cutest! Squeal! So darn cute Maria! Great Halloween card makes me smile all over!

Sonny said...

This is a cute image .....mice going TRICK OR TREATING ! Just as long as they don`t ring my doorbell !! Cute card !!

aussie aNNie said...

A fabulous project and gorgeous colours used. Thank you so much for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope to see you again next challenge with your cute work…. {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Mary Fish said...

i love all the "anticipation" in the scene. lovely color choices!

Dreja said...

Sehr schön! Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Neva Cole said...

Don't you love it when your scraps fit a theme perfectly! You are right about those sweet little scary house mice siblings!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Maria fantastic and great card just beautiful
Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

sweetpea said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing it at MMM challenge Janet Dt

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Nana Connie said...

Fantastic coloring on that darling House Mouse image, Maria! Love your card design; so beautifully done. We're really delighted to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Thanks so much for supporting our challenges and we hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Christine said...

Awww super adorable image, love these cute guys all dressed up..makes me smile..great colouring & design papers, lovely take on the Halloween chall.

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends chall.

smiles Christine xx

Jan Clothier said...

That image is just as cute as can be! It's like a picture from a book. Your colouring is superb and you've framed it well with your paper choices too. Sweet work, Maria.

Sue said...

What a darling little scene this stamp creates. You have colored it up beautifully too. Those trick or treaters are adorable, I agree. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Dot said...

Beautiful colouring af this cute H6M image, Maria.....lovely card design and autumn colours.
Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.
Dorte x

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Maria, you make Halloween look so adorable!! I absolutely adore these little mice so much. Your coloring is impeccable and the DSP was indeed the perfect touch. Love it, my friend!!

Kuni said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.