House Mouse Challenge No. 3 – Sketch

Our challenge this week is a sketch.

With the sketch you can – flip it, stretch it, shrink it, twist it, add accents to it BUT you MUST be able to see the original sketch on your project.

It’s entirely your choice what you make – card, Lay out, atc, etc anything goes as long as it features at least one House Mouse or Friends image and follows this weeks theme.  Please leave us a comment with a link to your card on the HM Challenge blog. For those who don’t have a blog please feel free to email them to me or Emma.

Here’s my submission:

This guy turned out to be quite a “labor of love” ~ appropriate to post on Labor Day!  🙂     I wanted the coffee cup to have a 3-D effect with paper tole…unfortunately, it took five tries to get it to work   🙂    It was actually fun once I succeeded in not tearing the paper.  

Be sure to check out all the great cards by the design team members here:     

Thanks and Happy Labor Day.


Recipe:  Image is from Stampabilities House Mouse Morning Kick Start – Mudpie, stamped in Adirondack espresso, colored wtih Copics;  Basic Grey DP, paper tole for cup; Sentiment is also from Stampabilities Warm Cup of Coffee, stamped in Adirondack espresso; brads and dimensionals



  1. Your card is so pretty, I like the colors, and that stamp …….

    I want him too ….

  2. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    So pretty! I love the papers and this little guy keeps telling me to buy him. He is just darling, awesome job!

  3. Your cards are ALWAYS a work of art. I love the colors and the papers that you used on this delicious card, and the way you paper pieced the coffee mug. Absolute paper perfection!! I love it:o)

  4. Great choice of colors and papers. This little guy is so cute and he’s on my wish list at HM. Love your card!

  5. Wow…… what a great card with wonderful colours and such a cute image!
    Hugs Gisela

  6. I LOVE this card Mary! Awesome work.
    Going to have to pull out that stamp
    and play!!

  7. Yep ~ GMTA! This image is so cute and I love what you did with it – the coloring is fantastic!! I see you used BasicGrey papers too – they are my favorite 🙂 Your card is amazing!


  8. Your cards are beautiful! I have always loved House Mouse and I have a whole box full. You have inspired me to pull them out and start stamping.

  9. Aw, that is just adorable! I love the paper-pieced coffee cup!


  1. […] You may notice that the hat and scarf are a little “puffy” ~ I used a technique called paper tole.  I also used this technique on my HM Challenge card for this coming Monday’s challenge.  I will be TRYING to do a photo tutorial for you to try out!   I use this technique alot, I think it adds some dimension to certain cards.  This card was also made using paper tole […]

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