House-Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog Hop

Today I am part of the House-Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog Hop…this will be my last card as a guest designer with these fabulous and talented ladies.  Sigh…I will miss creating new projects for you using these adorable stamps, although I have a feeling those little critters will still be making an appearance from time to time!  Before we get to my creation for the new challenge, here are a few of the details if you would like to join in the fun:

The House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog is having a hop!  Just visit all the mousey team creations and leave them a comment to win one of the fabulous prizes!  Besides our generous sponsor prizes, some of the team members have candy prizes to give away too.
The challenge for our hop is easy peasy –  ANYTHING GOES WITH TWINE.  You can use any theme that you would like as long as you use House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image on your creation…just have fun!
You must hop to every team member’s blog and leave a comment (we check them…lol!) to be eligible for a prize.  If you get stuck at any time, just go back to or click on the banner above to return to the blog list.

I knew immediately that I wanted to use the “Beary Big Delivery” stamp for this challenge because I wanted to use twine to “sew” some ropes around my packages.  Naturally, this turned into a Christmas card…and I’m thrilled to have a bit of a head start on them now this year!

I colored the image using Spectrum Noir markers, cut it out, and then popped it up over some blue cardstock.  Using a Versamarker pen, I randomly tapped various sized dots on the background and embossed these in white to form the snowy scene.  I then framed the image using a snowflake frame from the Silhouette Online Store cut in silver shimmer paper and layered over a bright blue mat layer.  For a little more detail, I added some 3D Crystal Lacquer on the windows and silver metallic gel pen on the wheels and chrome trim.  

To sew my ropes on, I just used a paper piercer to poke holes in the right spots and threaded my twine through.  And I don’t know about you, but it always seems like I have give this kind of twine a “haircut” after I’ve tied a bow or done some stitching with it!  Speaking of, I wanted to add a little more twine to my card for this challenge, so I tied a triple loop bow in the corner.  The finishing touches were some pretty Christmas patterned papers from American Crafts, a sentiment from Crafter’s Companion, and a little white faux stitching using a gel pen.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop is Pauline for another fabulous inspiration piece.  Enjoy the rest of the blogs (you can jump back to the main page here if you get lost) and please do join us for this challenge! 
I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

50 Comment

  1. crafty says:

    I like the fact that you framed the image rather than mounting it. It’s a bit different

  2. What a fabulous job you did with your coloring… what an adorable image.. first time I am seeing it sooooooooooo cute ,,, ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. rachel says:

    such a clever use of the twine – this is brilliant! Hugs Rachel x

  4. Julye says:

    What a fab card love all the bright colours and the frame too.Thanks for sharing , what a great start to the hop.

  5. Perfect use of twine! LOL I love all the bright colors in this. Fun card.

  6. Dora says:

    beautiful card! great colouring!!!
    I go to the next blog…..
    have a nice day.

  7. Laila B. says:

    Wow…gorgeous card. I love the way you used the twine. Very creative. Congrats!!!

  8. Laila B. says:

    Wow…gorgeous card. I love the way you used the twine. Very creative. Congrats!!!

  9. This is so gorgeous, a lovely scene and you have made the image jump off of the page.


  10. Annie, This is just darling. I love how you popped up your packages and tied them up, Your triple twine bow is also very nice and adds just the right something to this precious image. Awinner inmy book.

  11. America says:

    SUPER DUPER CUTE!!!! Love the adorable image, these colors and that Fabulous Dimension. How perfect to use this stamp as Im also giving this stamp away as my blog Candy too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for being out House-Mouse Friends MC Guest Designer! Really Love your work and contributions Annie.

  12. Jane says:

    Hi Annie what a fun card this is, well done with your GD spot x

  13. Jacquie says:

    Hi Annie,

    Such a fun card, love the colours.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Fabulous card Annie ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE the way you used twine to hold the gifts on top of the car ! very creative and just brilliant ! I love the frame ( I have this one too,, must use it , ) and the papers and sentiment are fab ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lols x x x

  15. Sabrina says:

    What a cute idea! Your card is simple adorable!!!

  16. Great card! The way you used the twine is so creative! I love that idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ You colored the image beautifully! Wonderful job! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  17. Winnie says:

    Awwww, so adorable! Love how you used the twine too!

  18. Renee says:

    Annie, this is adorable….love how you “tied” the packages to the top of the car!
    Hugs, Renee

  19. What a great card Annie! I love the cut snowflake frame and am now anxious to start my holiday shopping!

  20. Sue says:

    Annie, such a bright fun holiday card. And sewing the packages up with twine is so very creative.
    Love how you framed your stamped image and added the festive snowflakes too. Has been such joy having you with us. Thanks so much for your contributions.


  21. Kate T says:

    I love what you have done on this card with the twine, it’s such a great image too. Loving the frame !!
    Kate T x

  22. Amy A says:

    So sweet! Fabulous coloring and design! Love that image! Too Cute!

    Amy A

  23. Great idea the way you popped up the image and framed it! Cute!

  24. kanda says:

    Fabulous card, such a great design xx

  25. Heather says:

    Hi Annie, a fabulous card, I love your design and papers – your little Gruffies are just adorable and your use of the twine to tie on the parcels – brilliant!!!

    Heather xx

  26. April says:

    Such a bright and cute card! I love the twine on the gifts! great job!

  27. This is super super cute…such an eye catching creation! Love the bug and the trip to Gwamma’s house we go. I was tickled to see your snowflake frame…I posted a card yesterday for YNS with a snowflake frame…great minds think alike…Looks like you love you meece and your Silhouette like me!!!

  28. cotnob says:

    This is a fabulous card Annie, I love your adorable image and great twine ropes – brilliant idea.

  29. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the luggage being tied onto the top, that is so much fun!! Great card!

  30. Gail says:

    You’ve done an awesome job with this! Love it!

  31. Meredith says:

    Love the card! It is too cute!

  32. Stunning, love the bright colours and the 3d touch with the ropes, amazing idea! Ruby x

  33. Fab card! Your colouring is gorgeous and the twine as ropes is such a brilliant idea!! I have this stamp, I will deffinatly have to try out something similar ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fiona L x

  34. Snoopy says:

    This is such an adorable card and I just love how you wrapped those packages in twine! It looks like my DH packed those boxes on top …lol! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Snoopy ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. Snoopy says:

    This is such an adorable card and I just love how you wrapped those packages in twine! It looks like my DH packed those boxes on top …lol! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Snoopy ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. Sabrina says:

    Oh so adorable!!

  37. What a great image and fabulous card, love your twine placement.

  38. Great use of twine, utterly fab! I have that image too, always love the expression on the face of the little baby bear in the back! I saw JoAnns are now carrying the Spectrum Noir pens too.


  39. Christine says:

    Hi Annie awwww this Gruffies are so cute riding along in their car..stunning colouring & gorgeous frame die..many thanks for joining us as a GDT for the last 2 months we enjoyed everyone of your super cute creations..

    smiles Christine x

  40. What a fun Christmas card…reminds me when I was a child and we would all pile into the car to Grandma’s with gifts. Love the twine idea on top of the card. Adorable card design. Hugs, Antoinette

  41. Kimbo says:

    What a super way to add the string and such a fun card. So much detail too x

  42. What a FAbulous Fun image this is…LOving the colours and design.

  43. Hermine says:

    Such a great design , fabulous card!!

  44. Misti says:

    This is absolutely adorable!

  45. Shaz Earl says:

    Fab card! great layout
    hugs Shaz x

  46. Margreet says:

    Gorgeous card…love the way you tied the rope around the packages.

  47. this is a beautiful and great card Annie.

    gr karin

  48. Maria Hoe says:

    this card is beautiful love it Maria

  49. Love your card. Like the way you used the twine around the packages and the frame look.

  50. Love your super cute bear image, it’s one of my favourites – I’d often wondered how he managed to drive with all those parcels on top – you’ve got the answer tie them on with twine!!! Love the snowflake frame and the sentiment too!
    Love Jacky x

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