Monday, 28 May 2018

House Mouse & Friends Challenge - Guest Designer

I'm back with another guest designer card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge today.

The fortnightly challenges are always 'Anything Goes'...but if you want more of a challenge, there's an optional theme, which this time is:

'Use Dies'

I recently picked up a couple of Joanna Sheen House Mouse stamps sets in a charity shop...they were new and hadn't even been trimmed and mounted on to foam - what a lucky find! I've used one of the stamps from the 'Birthdays - Cake' set on this card...a little Googling, revealed that this stamp individually is called 'Eat Your Cake & Nap Too'! I coloured it using watercoour pencils, then added a sentiment from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual. The papers are from the 'Happy Day' pad by My Mind's Eye...I used one of my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border dies to cut the curve in the larger pieces, and a little triangle die (from a  'Speech Bubbles' die set by Craft Asylum/Sizzix) to make the bunting. I distressed all of the edges, the added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from the awesome design team, please pop over to the House Mouse & Friends Challenge.


Barbara Godden said...

What a find!!! my first housemouse stamp was from a yard sale. Great design and super colouring great use of the banners.

Dot said...

Super cute HM card, Helen. Great to have you with us as a GDT,
hugs Dorte

Christine said...

Hi Helen aww this guy has defo had too much grea colors love the soft toes & fab Banner die great take on the option theme Dies.

Thanks for another fab Guest Design mousey creation.

smiles Christine x

aussie aNNie said...

Love your card, and your stamp is gorgeously coloured.
Thanks so much for being our lovely guest designer. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

JoAnn said...

What a fun card. Love the pretty pattern papers and the cute image. Your coloring looks great. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Diane said...

I love charity shops Helen, you just never know what you might find !! Fabby do card sweetie and love the papers !!

hugs Diane xx

Di said...

What a find Helen - and such a gorgeous snippets card too! Love HM anytime!


Di xx

Pamela said...

Great card Helen, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x