Monday 27 August 2012

Back To School with the HM&F Monday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next fabulous challenge over at the  

The theme is 

Back to School or Office

with two fabulous sponsors

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

A Second Prize by America
In addition, a second Lucky Player will get this awesome (hard to find) Design of the Month House-Mouse Stamp from April 1999, called "Computer Tutors", and featuring Monica, Maxwell and Mudpie... isnt is great for the current theme?

I decided to create a notelet, but do hop over  to the main challenge site to see the rest of the amazing inspiration from my sister meeces :)
The base colour is a tan pearlescent paper as is the contrast.  The MS PATP creates the first layer and a Marianne die the second under the image.  The sentiment is from the little labels pack by Wild Rose Studio.

The image coloured in copics to match the papers in the main.  The image is called Class Clown (August 2011) with Maxwell getting up to his tricks again.
Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)
Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs sitefound HERE! Simply look for this "HMD By Me Gallery" button on the site's sidebar and follow the steps to upload your projects.

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

Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Back to School
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Punches, dies or shapes
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals or Teddies
My Sheri Crafts - Back to School
Fussy and Fancy - Back to School
Simply Create Too - Back to School
Stampin with the Dragon - Back to School
Crop Stop - Back to School
Inky Impressions - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp - Back to School

see you in the morning and enjoy your Bank Holiday :)


thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Kate, your notecard is darling! Your coloring is fabulous! Just love the little mouse tumbling the erasers!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous notebook, Kate...great colouring!
xxx Margreet

sam21ski said...

Love your style, great layout

Sam xxx

Tammy said...

Adorable card, love the image!

Vicki said...

Fabulous card! Love the border and details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Back to School Challenge.

Donna Hanley said...

Kate, This card is just adorable. I love the soft colors you went with for this card and your die cut piece and your punch are just lovely. Great paper also. Enjoy your week.

KarinsArtScrap said...

great and beautiful card Kate, he is cute.

greetings karin

Unknown said...

what a great usage of house mouse stamp! beautiful! thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
good luck! - Amelia

KayBeScraps said...

Hello Kate,

amazing card... and so cute..

Hugs, Katrin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Kate, I like the image and the frame.
Kevin xx

Sonia said...

Just gorgeous card my dearest creative friend:)
Adorable image:)
Big hug,

Marge said...

Your note card is sooo sweet and FUN; love how you've colored your image and popped it on the dies/frame!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the house mouse!
Only 3 days to go!! I think I would be more excited at being published than having a birthday! Just hope hubby has been listening to the very big hints!! lol
Lorraine x

Joey said...

LOL Kate this image made me smile, reminds me of my son, yeah back to school who cares what I need lol, fabulous card hun. Joey x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Kate,love the image and wonderful

Sue said...

Hi Kate, another stunner. Love the little balancing act by this cute mouse. Beautiful coloring and love the colors you chose. Punch around the page border is wonderful too.

ps: Your new picture is beautiful!

Sue said...

Awww this is so lovely Kate. The image is adorable and I love the colours and the layout.

Hugs Sue

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a darling image and I love how you have used it. That stamp on offer is also awesome.


Misty's said...

Hi Kate
I have not commented for a while but your previous cards I have not commented on are super gorgeously fantastic and this one is no exception. I was going to say you used "Kraft paper" but then on closer inspection you used something far more posher than that "tan pearlescent paper". Very posh indeed!
Love the punch work. The house mouse images always make me smile and you colour them so beautifully.
Is it me or do you have some new House mouse watermark across it as well? Or it was probably on your other cards before but I've never noticed it as usual!
Michaela and DP xx

Jenny said...

What a fun image and your coloring is fab! Great card Kate! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Carol Willis said...

Lovely notecard Kate. Perfect image and love the soft colours you've used.
Caz x

Pia S said...

Your image is perfect for both school and office themed cards. I can see myself making a card for a colleague using this sweet image! The diecut frames are so decorative too.

Christine said...

Hi Kate this cute guy is gorgeous love your colours & lush punch work, one great take on the chall theme.

smiles Christine x

Unknown said...

What a cute creation,this is image is great.:)Jacqueline.S

Chris said...

Love this little card - it's adorable as are those little mice! Thanks so much for joining me this week for my Amusing Challenges - I'm glad you joined in on the fun!

Vicky said...

Such a cutie Kate...I love it hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Nonni said...

This work is as great as all the crafty things that you do! That's why I wanted to choose you for a small surprise in my blog. :)

Tracy said...

Hi Kate
This is a fabulous take on the theme. A cute and perfect image. Gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Sandra H said...

Oh what a lovely image Kate and your colouring is gorgeous so love these little mice they are so amusing and your layout is stunning x

Natali said...

Cute card. Love "office work" like this one ))

Sue from Oregon said...

Awesome color combo on this darling creations! The way you used the dies on this card is amazing!!!

shaz earl said...

Fabulous notelet Kate!

Love that cute image, It's been great being on the GDT except not being able to enter to win the fabulous prizes lol

Thanks for having me on board
Hugs Shaz xx

Dorte said...

Hi Kate, lovely notelet you have created, the image fit so very perfect and the colours are great.
hugs Dorte

Catherine said...

Another fantastic creation Kate ! Love the image and the frame is really beautiful ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Vicky said...

Hi Kate, what a gorgeous card, I do love those adorable little mice. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge

hugs Vicky xxx

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love your design and with the fabulous Kraft card. Your little mouse is so cute and great colouring.

Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous notelet Kate :-) I do love this image and the colours and fancy frames are FAB :-)

Lols x x x

Erin said...

Your little mouse is darling! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Mary said...

Oooooh I love this stamp....super cute! Thank you for playing along with us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck :)


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just awesome my friend!! Such a sweet image and fabulous coloring with luscious details as always Kate!! I have this image and might have to break him out!! LOL!! :)

jonim52 said...

Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable, your coloring is wonderful and such a fun HM.

ladyjanet_56 said...

Dead sweet, dead cute what else can I say different to everyone else oh yes can you lend me a Tenner (just joking I thought 20 was too much ha ha)Love the card Kate. Janet

Lorraine A said...

oops back again ,,,, :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Raquel said...

Very cute card... love the image and great job with the coloring. Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts

Charlene Mitchell said...

I love House Mouse and this image is wonderful and you have coloured it beautifully! Thanks for playing along at Stamping with the Dragon - it was fun being GD this week!

Kianel said...

Super cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge!
Love from France, Kianel.

Claudia said...

Hi Kate, what a great card and so lovely inspiration. Thanks also for your so lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

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