16 May, 2023

HM Summer Birthday


Here comes Summer!  House mouse and Friends are looking forward to summer (while I, here in NZ, am not looking forward to winter).  

See how the design team have been inspired and join us here:  housemouse-challenge

I decided a scenic card was called for and die cut some layers for the background.  The HM image is coloured and fussy cut, a tag added to cover the writing on the cup, and a spare flower from the top of the stamp to 3D.  WoS added to the flowers for some sparkle (hard to photograph).

Image: House Mouse   

Cloud border die: Unique Creations 

Hill die: unknown

Tag die: NCraft

Sentiment: fundamentals

Also: Copics, WoS, black pen, white pen, gold pen, twine

Shared on challenges:


asyoulikeit-favourite-season-spring-or-summer & why Summer: those long sunny days wearing pretty floral dresses, cool swims, lots of flowers - so many reasons

craftycatz-637-AG/ribbon, lace, twine twine


pixiessnippetsplayground-454  all the landscape strips and the tag are snippets, woohoo what a fab playground!


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

Anything Goes with the option theme of  "HERE COMES SUMMER"

Hosted by our Talented Teamie - Sue Drees
Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
We are  Generously Sponsored by
We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
HMD is offering a Lucky player $20 Gift Certificate to a go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site!  House-Mouse Designs(R) 
 Many thanks to our Generous Sponsor  for their continued support.

As Hostess for this challenge, I am
offering the fun stamp, "Curious Kitten"
to one lucky winner! Sue Drees

Join in the fun, click on the link at the top!


crafty-stamper said...

Love the Summer scene and cute image - we are still waiting for Summer and it's the longest day 21stJune then all back downhill to Autumn/Winter!
Carol x

April said...

Oh what a cute scene you have created with your dies. Love it! Have a great week! xx

Sue said...

Aww, Carol, the little mouse sure looks comfy soaking up the sun. Love how you added the flowers and the scenic background. Such a fun and pretty card.


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so sweet and so beautiful Carol great bg

gr karin

Bunny said...

Since you are heading into your winter I think it's great that you added in some flowers on a beautiful summer looking day but that House Mouse is steeping in the tea knowing that he's going to need some warm water soon. He's ahead of the game. Very cute. [Bunny]

brenda said...

A really sweet scene using the HM image, lovely to see you at We Love Stamping challenge again, many thanks.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Carol - love the WoS, it just lifts the whole scene beautifully. A great way to interpret the theme

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Carol :-) the mousie image is so sweet and I love the summery meadow scene, totally gorgeous :-)

Hope you have a great week!
Lols xxx

Janette said...

Love this, that sweet little mouse is in his delight sat there bless him, love the scene you created carol.xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is just so lovely, definitely a Summer scene, love the gorgeous HM, and your wonderful background. A fabulous card Carol.
Faith x

Sheryl said...

Oh he looks so, so comfy! An adorable card.
Thank you so much for entering our birthday blog hop at CRAFT Challenge remember to add this card to each DT blog to be in with a chance of winning more prizes.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and I love the little scene you have created to sit him in. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

Deanna Mulder said...

Such a cute image. Love the scene you created. That little mouse looks so happy smelling that flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

Kerry C said...

Gorgeous card, love the House Mouse stamp you have used. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge for our Birthday Blog Hop. Kerry (DT)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A gorgeous card a great scene you have created
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Birthday celebrations.
Good luck Ginny DT for CRAFT Challenge Blog

chrissy xx said...

This made me smile. The sweetest of images. Gorgeous colours and I Love your design.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
GDT Chrissyxx

Sarn said...

Oh that is ADORABLE. Love this card Carol.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Come and enjoy a cocktail (or two) up in the Treehouse later! Hugs, Sarn x

nwilliams6 said...

So cute, Carol. Lovely scene, image and soft coloring. The sparkle is perfect.

Mervi said...

Lovely and cute summer card!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m