Monday, September 20, 2010

Totally cheating

Thing is, I really like House Mouse images. Somehow though I have not yet managed to acquire any - surprising really, considering my stash building stamina.

So when I saw there was a blog hop on at House Mouse Challenge Blog, I really wanted to hop along too (admittedly quite smitten by their fab prizes).

But how do you participate in a challenge that requires House Mouse image if you don't own any stamps?

Well, you think. Then you remember you had a sheet of House Mouse decoupage someplace. Then you dig. Then you cut - a lot and badly. Then you stick it all together with oodles of glue gel and put together a card which feels totally wrong and not "yours". But hey, I DID try!!! :P

Because of the shininess and glare of the decoupage sheet I couldn't really show the dimension on the image. It's really built up from tiny pieced and looks very 3D.

Other than that things just didn't come together, I guess I find it hard to "bond" with ready-coloured image, lol

But I'm going to enter it into the challenge anyway. :D

Thanks for looking and happy crafting
Hugs


31 comments:

Viv said...

Hehehe! Like someone else's kid I spose! Its very very cute though Annika despite your lack of bonding! I don't own any house mouse images at all...maybe one day....!!!

Faye said...

Well, if you can't bond with it, I will love it for you. But I know what you mean about pre-coloured images, it feels a bit dirty, doesn't it?! ;)
xxx

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Aaaah what a sweet card!

Hugs Ida

Netty said...

The house mice are brilliant, how you managed to cut those tails out without cutting them off I will never know. Terrific card, Annette xx

Sanna said...

Wow, that's really lively.
I can almost hear them sewing....
Gorgeous.

Julie said...

How clever is that! but to be totally honest,your colouring knocks spots off this ready coloured jobbie!Such a lovely card though!x

Sue said...

Annika, this is totally cute! Lots of cutting going on here, but you have created a great scene. Papers and buttons look great too. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Challenge and Blog Hop.

Take Care
Sue Drees

Dorcas said...

You may have been totally cheating but it came out totally cute! Did you know you can also go to thir web site and right click on their images (already colored) and save to your computer and use them. I searched their copyright and its perfectly legal.Its a FAQ.
But I have quite a few HM stamps , we could trade some images sometime if you'd like some to color. :-)

Debbie Schneider said...

Annika you never cease to amaze me!!! How creative you are - I love the layout and those sewing mice are the cutest!!!

Ms. Jen said...

I feel the same way. There's so many I am not able to join in on. Oh well. You did a fab job with this even though it was already colored. I really like it. I'm sad to say that I've lost my MOJO. All week I just keep staring and nothing comes to me. Argh.......

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! This is not cheating my friend. It is brilliant and creative!! I so love your design!! You so deserve winning a House Mouse image!!
hugs,
Chris

Sue from Oregon said...

You did it Annika!!! I am very excited that you joined us with your fun creation! I have not tried those deco sheets yet-they look fun! Well good luck girlie and thanks for sharing with us at HM&F's Monday Challenge! I am so tickled you joined in!

Linda Carson said...

Oh what FUN! This is one creative, thinking outside the box card! You're amazing! Love it!

Marlene said...

This is adorable!

I have quite a few house mouse stamps....but may be downsizing soon. I am prefering my digis to my rubbers these days.

kimmie_35 said...

I love it! It's so cute!
Hugs
Kim
x

petra,s cards said...

wow what a lovely card!!!!
xx petra

Rica said...

Hi Annika, fabulous card, gorgeous colours and papers and super decoupage work on that adorable image. Your details are just a perfect fit for the image.
Glad you could join in the House Mouse & Friends challenge and hop.
hugs Heather xx

Crystal said...

Oh my Annika this is WONDERFUL!!! LOVE what you created here gf!!! SUPER SWEEEEEET!

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Annika love the HM decoupage,Hugs Debbie x

PresentStorm said...

Cute HM image.. have never seen this one before. I think you did a wonderful job with it.. regardless if you got a chance to "bond" or not..lol

Cheryl Nelson said...

Oh myyyy stars those little mice could not be more darling!!! LOVE this!!

Archies Mum said...

I love house mouse stamps but I think I've only got about 3 (not many really). Love the card you've made, and that image is absolutely gorgeous, so cute.

karlinchen50 said...

Hi Annika,
I am amazed what a beautiful card. The design is magnificent.
Hugs Karla

~jan said...

You are much too hard on yourself, Annika! I think you did a fantastic job, especially given you werent enthralled with it! :)

~jan said...

You are much too hard on yourself, Annika! I think you did a fantastic job, especially given you werent enthralled with it! :)

Lisa Summerhays said...

I've very impressed with your fantastic cheating abilities. I know what you mean with a card feeling like it's not yours. My cards usually all have the same look to them and one doesn't it feels wrong. I do love your card but I do see what you mean too. Does feel Annika to me. :)

stephanne said...

Awww, dear, now I know there is no substitute for YOUR colouring, but this turned out really cute, stickers or stamps, these little critters are a burden to cut out and you've done so wonderfully, I lovey love love the loving scene you created and think it turned out plenty Annika-like!!
hugs, stephanne

mochamama said...

Oh my gosh, I totally love this! I love the House Mouse as well, and like you, I don't own any........hhhhhmmmmmm, isn't that kinda strange for addicted stampers?!

Kathy Czygan said...

This card is so adorable,even if you didn't ink up the stamp yourself. The design is beautiful and that's what makes this card another "Awesome Annika" card! It's sweet!

Lisa said...

WOW stunning piece Annika! Your coloring amazes me!

Wendy said...

GASP....THUD!

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