Friday, July 8, 2011

I just love these little guys....


Happy Friday to you my friends..
I had a little time to play around in my craft room  yesterday so I pulled out
my old House Mouse friends..  I have to say I just love these guys.
I haven't used them in quite awhile.
I really don't have a big selection.  But just enough to make me smile.





























So the challenge over a HOUSE MOUSE is
Make a Splash.
And that is exactly what this little fella is doing..



I used my watercolor pencils to color this along
with my blending pen!


But I did use my Copic markers on the flower..



So I do hope you like my little card. I know I had a lot of fun
coloring him..  To see all the details on this challenge you can hop on over 
to House-Mouse & friends.  There are some super cute cards over there..


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I also wanted to share with you some happy-mail I got..






Here is an ATC I received from the lovely and talented 
Milagros from the PAPER BOUTIQUE.
If you get the chance you should hop on over to her blog she does the
most gorgeous scrapbook pages and cards.. 


I just love all the little details of this ATC.  The lace is so pretty!


Milagros wrapped my ATC's.. Thats right she made me two ATC 
and wrapped them up in this pretty little holder..


Here is the other ATC she sent me!



And thats not all, I also received lots and lots of Vintage Lace..


Thank you so much Milagros..
I just love everything about my happy little package..
Including the envelope.

These ATC were part of a Swap put on by City Crafters.
Thanks so much Kirsty for all your hard work.
It was fun!!


Till next time my friends..

Hugs, Linda

48 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Linda! Great job coloring that adorable mouse! Looks like you received quite a happy package! Can't wait to see what you create! Have a great weekend!

Emily Keaton said...

Love that cute HM card you made, Linda, and your happy mail was *indeed* happy!! What a special package from a sweet friend. :)

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Linda- love those HM stamps too...cute card and wow- gotta love those ATCs , what a great happy mail item!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Just THE CUTEST EVER!! LOVE it! Such lovely happy mail!

Christine said...

Stunning cute HM creation this guy sure knows how to cool off..LOL lovely colouring great clean layout, fab take on the Water chall.

thanks for sharing at HM & Friends Monday chall this wk.

smiles Christine xx

ain't for city gals said...

I just got done jogging and sweat is pouring off me...I want to be that little mouse!! Guess I will have to settle for a cold shower....xoxoxo

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful lot of happy mail, Linda! I love the idea of chillin that way, it almost makes me wish I was that mouse! Your card is fun and so lovely! Love that you used your pencils to color most of the card. I haven't seen my mouse lately. Could be because the tomatoes are on the vines. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cute, the little mouse does look like having lots of fun!
Love the ATC from Milagros, and the packaging is as pretty, you know what, that lace banner is super gorgeous!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

your card is too cute...love the sentiment and that little guy on ice :D
nice ATC's and lace...
I'm paired up with Stella from The Netherlands & we're waiting for our ship to come in :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

p.s. i love that cat in your header!!! if we only knew what he was thinking!!!

Stella said...

Your mouse is so darn cute :) and the card turned out a beauty!

Enjoy your happy mail; 2 ATC's and all the lace looks gorgeous. I know you will create another beauty with it. I Canhardly wait to see it:)

Hugs,
Stella

june lanum said...

that card is just cute as can be.... lots of pretty embellies to work with too

Chris said...

Adorable card, Linda. Very cute image.

Beautiful ATCs from your friend and I just looove all that lace. :)

Have a happy weekend.

JeanFB said...

Aaaawwww, that is just adorable!!! I have a soft spot for those little mice. Your coloring is just perfection!! Lucky you, to receive those beautiful swaps. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I do love the mice too...I have a few and it my token "cuteness" in the world of stamping. Your piece is sooooo nice!! and look at all those goodies you received..........have a great weekend playing with all of it!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Those are too cute!

Terry said...

Fun happy mail! House Mouse is just way too cute! Love the coloring! Happy Weekend!

Linda B said...

Love your chilin mouse... so cute! That is one beautiful card!!!
Enjoy your happy mail... make lots of gorgeous creations with that lovely lace.

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Linda,
I cant even pick a favorite, youve made so many wonderful projects. I did especially like the friends banner one!The key to my 1.5 yrs learning how to paint is definitely to find a great teacher. thanks for visiting.take care, gerri

Lynn Richards said...

That little mouse looks like he is in heaven!!! Love all the goodies you got, the lace is wonderful.
xo
lynn

Netty said...

Terrific card and don't you just love that cute mouse, brill. Great swops as well. Annette x

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, could this be any cuter? I just LOVE your card, Linda! Every single time I see a House Mouse image, I wonder why on earth I don't break mine out ever? they are just so stinkin' cute. Love your design. The coloring is just fantastic and I adore how you did the sentiment. And isn't Milagros just the sweetest thing? I love her projects. Enjoy your new treasures.

lisa said...

Always such beauty here Linda!!
Gorgeous work.

VICTORIA said...

I love your card and Mudpie is so cute in anything.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Your card couldnt be any cuter Linda... I love it.... you did so well...my friend....

and WOW those ATC... awesome... you lucky duck... have a good one ...hugs...xoxo

Becca said...

Oh so beautiful, and I do really love that mouse!
How fun to receive such beautiful things in the mail...you lucky girl!

Rica said...

Wow - what gorgeous creations and the vintage lace you received in the swap is scrumptious!! Your House Mouse card is delightful, love the image, the colours and beautiful colouring!!

So glad you could join us at the Mouse Mouse & Friends Monday challenge,
love
Heather xx

Ros said...

Love your card and that cute mouse (even tho' I found one of these guys .. dead .. outside my door ... come to think of it ... he did look intoxicated!!**??) Love your ATC's and the lace is beautiful ... have fun my friend

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there my friend, Gorgeous house mouse card, love your colouring here, lucky you such pretty atc's:0) This is my 3rd attempt to leave a comment, each time I have written it again!! I'm getting a little peeved now, I really hope this one sticks, Hugs Gay xxx

Tracy said...

House Mouse stamps really are so fun to color aren't they. I think you did a wonderful job on him and the soft look of the watercolors is really nice.
Wow! Milagros sent you some beautiful goodies. Can't wait to see what you do with all that beautiful lace.
have a wonderful weekend!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Linda what a fun card! So glad you let the meeces out to play! You must play next time for our #100th challenge, lots and lots of prizes!!! Thanks for sharing a peek of your lovely new stash and joining us for this challege at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Awww, love the card and the ATC! That little chillin mouse is sooo sute! And what a fab collection of vintage lace ;) Have a lovely Sunday my Friend! xx

Kat said...

Love your House Mouse card Linda. That image is so much fun! Thanks for joining us at HM&F this time.

Kat x

smalldot said...

very nice, cute little mouse :P

Joanne Leddy said...

Wow, wow, wow - you are soooo LUCKY!

That card is as cute as can be! My son giggled when he saw it ... It made us both smile. Thank you!

Davi said...
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Davi said...

Okay had to redo cuz I totally left out half the sentence..no sleep to rummy ;) I do love your fun card with the sweet house mouse! Such pretty colors with it and those goodies you received are making me curious what you will be creating :)

Janna Werner said...

Hehe, the mouse really seems to enjoy the bath it takes :) Linda, fantastic cards and I am so fond of your yummie close up photos! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely day, Janna

Lori said...

Your card is darling - it made me smile! It also made me wish I was right there with him. We've had weeks of over 100 degrees, so I need to chill somewhere! You certainly got pretty things in your swap...

Sue said...

Wonderful take on the Make a splash challenge. He sure looks nice and cool. Love your coloring of this stamp and the design of your card. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Catherine said...

These are all so cute Linda ~ I love the little mouse stamp!
xo Catherine

Jaime Lee said...

Hi Linda, thanks for putting up my work for this week CCCB. Love your little cutie MH stamp and you have a beautiful blog. Love your works and will wish to follow your blog :D. xx Jaime

Gill McCall said...

What a fabby card - love the colours - thanks for joining us at HM&F this week.
Gill GDT for HM&F for July

America said...

Beautifully colored HM&F image! What a super cute take for our "Make A Splash" theme. Thanks so much for joining at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! :)!! Hope to see you again next time too!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card, I really love these images too, but don't use them as much as I schould. And happy mail is always great fun, beautiful atc's.
Hugs!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Great cards. Love your creations and lace. Thank you so much for joining us over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Suzanne C said...

Adorable mouse and lovely coloring! Sweet raks from your friend! Beautiful card.

Gerri Herbst said...

Love this little gate...so sweet!