Monday, 25 June 2018

House Mouse & Friends Challenge - Guest Designer

I'm back with my final 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:

'Back to School'

I've still got a few weeks left of term before we break up for the summer holiday, so I couldn't quite bring myself to make something for the 'Back to School' theme...so I went with the 'Anything Goes' option, and made a Christmas card...those I can face at any time of year! I used an image from the 'Sleepy Stocking' set of House Mouse stamps by Joanna Sheen...this was a lucky charity shop find. I coloured it using watercolour pencils in traditional Christmassy colours to match the papers...which came free with a craft magazine a couple of years ago. I distressed all of the edges a little, then added some 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.

12 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

What a fun Christmas card, I was like that with the theme but went with it anyway. Our schools are not out for Summer yet. Great choice of patterned paper and very nice design. cute image too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

An adorable and fun image and it is backed up with some wonderful pattern paper layers too. Your card is beautiful!

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Helen,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a very lovely card and a brilliant design too.
Love the papers and your stamped image is so sweet.
What a fab find in the Charity shop and your colouring is brilliant also.
Your stitching looks so real.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) I am not surprised that you didn't even want to think about going back to school haha ;-) In the US some schools are already out, so I thought I would get in there early, maybe too early though ;-)
The image is adorable and the papers and layout are perfect, super cute :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oops, I meant to add a thank you for being such a fabulous guest!! We are going to miss you but we will be looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenges ;-) XXX
Hope you have a fabulous summer!!

luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Wonderful christmas card, Helen- as always ;) . Lovely desing and papers. Thanks for beeing a GD at HM&FMC,
hugs Dorte

Christine said...

Hi Helen awww these guys look so snug in that stocking love the trad colour combo super colouring..at least you have one crimbo card ready..lol Many thanks for all your Guest Design creations we loved having you play along side us..

Mousey hugs Christine xx

LesleyG said...

adorable house mouse card, love the stitched detail, happy RD xxx

Diane said...

Super mousey Christmas card Helen and loved seeing all your fabulous creations over the past three months !! Must start to make a few Christmas cards myself, alwsys leave it to the last minute !!

hugs Diane xx

scrappymo! said...

Ah, Helen. This is such a sweet image and sweet card too!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.
You have left a comment but did not enter your card...or your entry did not go through. I will count you as #58 entry and draw the prize for 58 entries. Sorry I am so late commenting or I could have had you add your card yourself.

Pat K said...

Fun image with lovely rich patterns in your design. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx