Monday 18 June 2012

Liquid Refreshment for those Hot Summer Days with the HM&FM DT

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
I am back with some more of my favourite critters.

Today sees the next challenge at the 

but before I get into the normal information I have to SHOUT!!!!!! about our extra Celebrations, the challenge reached it's 1000 followers so the sister meeces just had to celebrate this in our usual House Mousie style, with CANDY..........................

So although we will have our super sponsors, if you enter a creation into this challenge you get the opportunity to enter the extra candy that you might find on some or all of the team blogs, how exciting :)

So thank you all for helping us to celebrate again

So back to the challenge, where the theme has been chosen this time around by little old me, and it is

Liquid Refreshment 
for those Hot Summer Days

We have three fabulous Sponsors for this challenge:

One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs

Pizzazz Aplenty
$10Gift Pkg

My Creative Classroom
One Free Class of Your Choice
wow some fabulous prizes

Here is my design team inspirational piece however please do hop over to see the rest of the teams wonderful creations.
I made an easel card.  The base layer and contrast is a pastel blue.  I have used Papermania Papers for that Sunshine feel.  The edges have been trimmed with some little shells.  The blue fronds and lemon little roses, from the local cheap shop and the main rose from Wild Orchid Crafts

The image coloured in copics with some fine sand flowersoft for the beach.
The image is from an unmounted set from Joanna Sheen called

The sentiments are within the pack, I cut out the additional little sun shade, although looked high and low to buy some of the originals.
Also if you have created a HM Creation why not display it at 

So onto the extra celebrations and of course I had to join in, so if you enter a creation into the challenge this time around you can click the little blue froggy and add your creation here also, to be in with a chance of winning the set that I have used for this challenge and the last :) Do remember you must be a follower of this blog and the HM Challenge blog,  to be in with a chance of winning the candy and must advertise it in your side bar.
Candy will close as the Challenge closes on the 1st July @ 5pm
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge - Feeling Punchy
Craft a Scene - Beach Scene
Great Impressions - die cuts and punches
Pan Pastels - Summertime
Stamptacular - Fabulous Folds
So Artful - Ocean
Polka Doodles - Summer Scene
Divas by Design - Summer Theme
Paper Pretties - Summer Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp - Summer Photo inspiration
enjoy the rest of your day


Sue said...

Stunning card. The image is adorable and I love the layout with all those tiny shells and beautiful colours


Misty's said...

Hi Kate
WOW, this is super summer easel card! I can almost here the sound of the sea from all those little sea shells.The image has such relaxing properties. Love your other elements you used too.
Michaela and DP xx

Roma said...

Pretty card

I love the shells & die you have used

the image is so cute
love the decoupage umbrella x

Tammy said...

Adorable! Love the sweet image and the seashells.

Sonia said...

Adorable summer card:)I love your sand Kate and the some shells you used:)Image is fantastic!!!!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Kate,
Gorgeous card,sweet image and fab embellies :) x

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Kate, I like the image and all the shells.
Kevin xx

NancyD said...

Lovely card and really cute beach scene. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Scrap Affair said...

Lovely, fun and adorable card. Shells add a lovely "beach" feeling.
Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene.

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, Another amazing and fabulous challenge and your card covers it all! great to see the amount of followers too it goes to show how popular it is with its fabulous challenges and prizes, another brilliant and ever growing blog and great to be part of it:)x

Lori Saul said...

Absolutely charming love the use of mixed materials!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi kate what a fabulous and beautiful card.
i hope i can join in the challenge.
i don't know if i have a image that fit with the challenge.
but your card is great.

greetings karin

angelwhispers said...

My word this really rocks and what divine detail really beautiful. Off to find an image!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Céline said...

gorgeous card, love the cute image and combo
thanks for playing wih us at stamptacular sunday this week

Anna-Karin said...

This is fabulous! I love the flowersoft sand, such a great idea. Very cute scene and great colouring. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft a Scene!

Lisa Jane said...

oh how fab is this .. i love the little shells
Lisa x

April said...

I love your wonderful card! The seashells and "sand" add so much! Great job! The image is so cute!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww this is totally adorable, awesome colouring, i luv the sand & shells, beautiful embelies, lovely colour combo, sue,x

Elizabeth Hart said...

What a gorgeous easel card and all those little shell are just perfect - I would display this all year long if I were the recipient of this delightful card. Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Monika Reeck said...

cute little mouse and totally adorable card...great coloring too...

I am also joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge, my card is number 177 would you mind to see it on my blog :) many thanks before :) Love, Monika

Tracy said...

Hi Kate
I love your liquid refreshment creation, the colours and papers are fabulous. And your image is so cute. Love your embellies.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

sam21ski said...

Fab card Kate but I wish you could send some of that sun over!!!!

Sam xxx

Deloris said...

What a cute easel card! Love it! Thanks for joining the Great Impressions Stamp Challenge!

coops said...

so stunning kate.i love your summer colours and the image is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Hanley said...

This card is just precious. I adore the sea shells and your "sand" look fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue said...

Hi Kate, this image just makes you want to say Ahhhhh! Some relief from the heat!! What a gorgeous card with the flower soft and all your shells decorating the edges, just fantastic!!! Beautiful inside and outside. LOVE IT!


Stacy Morgan said...

Now that sand looks awesome. Very clever, wish we were at the beach. Great card.

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Kate. Love the image and your use of flowersoft to create the sand and all those little shells.
Caz x

Hermine said...

a charming work you show us,
Thanks for the inspiration !°
Dear greetings

misteejay said...

Awww, how cute - love the card. Images of sun/sea/sangria - fab.

Toni xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kate :-) The image is adorable and the easel design and all the details are fabulous !! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

Absolutely adorable Kate, brilliant colouring and so impressive with the flowersoft!!! Your details are stunning and such pretty colours!!

hugs Heather xx

rachel said...

Gorgeous card Kate - I love those shells - they are fabulous! just beautiful xx

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Kate, this is fabulous! WOW! WOW! WOW! Your coloring and layout and fab and all of the details you've incorporated are amazing. GORGEOUS card!!


Becky said...

what an awesome card Kate. I just love the shells.

Christine said...

Hi Kate lovely soft colour tones love all the punch work & sweet cute image..what a way to cool off??lol

smiles Christine x

Dorte said...

Stunning card for the liquid refreshment challenge, the colours are pretty and the embellishments perfect. Thanks for a great theme, Kate.
Enjoy your evening.
Mousey hugs Dorte

Laney said...

super card Kate thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you again soon

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such an adorable card, I love this sweet house mouse image and your colouring is fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

P.S. I will be back once I have made my card for the HM&F challenge xx

Mandy said...

Well hunny you've done it again this is another stunner, beautiful colouring, adorable image and I love the embellies you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Carol L said...

How cute! I love the sand and all those great seashells! What a summery delight your card is!

Linda said...

Hi Kate I love this card and the shells finish the design off perfectly love Linda

Deanna said...

Oh Kate, This is just so cute and the detail you added is just superb!

Suzanne said...

great card thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

adorable , the scene is so fab with the sand and shells. janex

Carole Z said...

Ooh I can hear the sea in those shells! Gorgeous! Carole Z x

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful composition, love the warm sunny inspired colours, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

What a wonderful card! I love the sunny yellow and the blue. To bad you couldn't find a real umbrella but the one you cut out is perfect anyway! I think i have to get some sand flower-soft, it's a wonderful idea.

Love Mickaela

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Kate. I will try to enter with a card but I am playing catch up after my hols.


petra,s cards said...

wauw what a fabulous card your colouring is verry pretty and the beach looks verry real!!!!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Just popping back to add my name to the linky now that I have entered my card in the challenge
Lindsay xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh hey...of course I love your creation...gotta love the meece and thanks for joining the Great Impressions Stamps die cut and punch challenge!

Sue Kment

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Kate, I just love all your details, the Flowersoft, the shells, absolutely brilliant touches. I follow both you and the main blog and I'll be popping your candy up on my side bar.


Anne said...

Love the sand and shells you added, too cute! Congrats on 1,000 followers

Margreet said...

Gorgeous easel with great colouring of the sweet image...your shells are a perfect detail!
Thanks for giving the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Yvette said...

Stunning card. Great layout with all those tiny shells!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just as cute as can be! Not sure I could keep my feet on blocks of ice, no matter how hot I was. Brrrrr! Wonderful job coloring!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi kate i have made it, thank you for this change to win.

greetings karin

Cathie A.K.A. said...

wOw...such detail in your card - very cOOl !! : ) Love it all!

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Kate. That image is adorable.

Kat x

E. Marie said...

Adorable card. Love all the embellishments. I want to be laying under an umbrella at the beach. It is too hot here!! Thanks for a chance for some candy!!

Regan said...

Oh my gosh, this is exquisite! Love the shells and the flowers! Such a pretty color combination and the sand is a fabulous detail! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for Feeling Punchy! :)

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