Monday, January 22, 2018

House Mouse Guest Designer Spot.....

Hello blogging friends: I'm thrilled to share with you a bit of great news. Most people who know me well know that I'm in love with the House Mouse Siblings.  This little mice are just about the cutest and most endearing critters around, they're always doing something sweet, daring or mischievous and you can't help but love them.  I participate on the HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE often, just because I always have loads of fun coloring the images and the last time I did, MY CARD was picked as a winner, WOOHOO!!
 The winner of this challenge was awarded a Gift Card to the House Mouse store and also, you are invited to be the Guest Designer to the challenge, something I happily accepted.
So today is my first day as a Guest Designer for the HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE, the theme is "Anything Goes" with the option theme of "LOVE".
So, go look for your House Mouse stamps and come and play along, will you?
Here is my first card, I hope you like it.


This sweet image is from a stamp called "Sweet Kiss", I stamped it on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with some Sakura Koi watercolors and Prismacolor pencils.
the hanging heart on the left is from Memory Box and it's called "Precious Hearts", the flowers are from a retired SU set called "Petite Petals" and they are punched with the coordinating punch, the leaves are punched with the "Bird Builder" punch, also retired.


Finishing the inside of my cards is a great way to save time when mailing them.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents and the little mouse is a House Mouse stamp called "Jumping for Joy".

So I hope you get inspired to come and play at the HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE, go dig out your mousy stamps and join us in the gallery.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #451 "Valentines"

Creative Knockouts Challenge #229 "Stitches"

Southern Girls Challenge "Stitch Me Up"

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.


Bunny said...

This is beautifully colored. Love the dies you used and the inside is just as cute as the outside. Thank you for being a guest designer with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. [Bunny]

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How adorable! Congrats on your GDT!

Mary Fish said...

Kiss, kiss. This card will make someone's day. I adore the little heart from a bow!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! A MOST adorable Valentine, Maria! Love the image, and these stamps always color up so nicely. All of mine are so old, but still super cute. So pretty with the flowers and the hanging heart. The happy mouse inside really emphasizes the sentiment. I mean, that mouse is SO GLAD we're friends!

America said...

This mousey make is super duper CUTE!! Pretty pinks too! Thx for beign our guest designer at hmfmc.

Sue said...

Maria I love your card. Beautifully colored up. Sweet image is darling.
So nice to have you creating with us.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Maria :-) the little mouse kissing his birdie friend is adorable and I love the layered background and all of the pretty details, the flowers and die cut hearts are beautiful :-)
Love how you finished the inside too :-)

It is so lovely to have you along with us!! :-)

Lols x x x

Sheryl said...

Beautiful image and so skilfully coloured!
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card!

Diane said...

So sweet Maria and fantastic colours sweetie xx

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on winning the House Mouse challenge and being Guest Designer!
Your card is SUPER CUTE!
LOVE your image & colouring, LOVE your pretty layers and embellishments too ... it's filled with one-of-a-kind cuteness!
Thank You for joining us at the Southern Girls Challenge :)

Christine said...

Hi Maria love this adorable cute image super sweet take on the Option theme so pleased to have you as a GD enjoy playing along with us.

Smiles Christine xx

Barbara Godden said...

What an adorable image, and your colouring is fabulous love the design and of course all your cards are awesome in the inside too.