Monday, July 1, 2013

Some Pie and a Sweet Little Mouse

A few weeks ago, I entered the House Mouse and Friends Father's Day/Male challenge and I won a giant prize! Not only did I win a $25 gift certificate to House Mouse Designs, I get to be a Guest Designer for July and August. How fun is that? This is my first card as a GDT member.

The new House Mouse and Friends challenge is "Let's Eat!" (anything to do with food). I had to improvise on this one as I didn't have a food related HM image that I wanted to use (guess what I am getting with my HM Designs gift certificate - LOL). I do have this totally fun little HM image, and I combined him with a Cheryl Alger Fourth of July Pie image (available at Squigglefly). The little bubbles are from Creative Memories - not sure what I was thinking when I added them as I wouldn't want bubbles around MY pie, but they do add a little bit more fun don't they?

I gave this card to my Brother-in-law for his birthday and he loved it! He may now be the newest House Mouse fan club member - seriously.

As a Guest Designer, I would be totally remiss if I didn't encourage you to enter the challenge. I know you have a favorite House Mouse, Gruffie, or Happy Hopper Image (or maybe one on your wish list) AND the challenge runs for two weeks so you have plenty of time to enter. As extra motivation to play: there are lots of prizes, the DT is sweet with their comments, and the other participants are very friendly.

Hugz!!!!

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your appointment as GDT for House Mouse, very well deserved. This card is gorgeous. Michelle x

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  2. Absolutely precious card and wonderful image! You're coloring is brilliant and congrats on the GDT!

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  3. That pie looks good enough to eat Nancy but the sweet mouse has beaten me to it, Gorgeous card.
    Kevin xx

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  4. Fab card Nancy ! yes I'm excited too about being a GDT !
    Kate x

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  5. How cute, Nancy. I love your mouse and that pie looks delish. I think those aren't bubbles...instead it is the aroma rising from your pie. :-)
    Congrats on your win and the GDT position. I know you'll have fun and they will love having you.
    Adorable creation!

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  6. Nancy, this is simply adorable and delicious looking. Congrats on your win and DTG spot. I just finished being GDT. It's fun, huh? I love the idea of being able to add one of the little mice into any scene. Your did a great job at that with this card. He is jumping for joy at the thought of digging into this lovely pie when it cools down. With one of my Gift Certificates I purchased a single mouse so I could to the same thing. Hope I can incorporate one as well as you did here. I think your bubbles are cute as anything and we will just imagine that they are "clear sugar bubbles". Now they fit right in and will be delicious also. Glad to see your creation this week at HM&F challenge. Enjoy your reign.

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  7. Super cute card and just in time for the 4th of July picnics! It's ok to have bubbles as blowing bubbles is a favorite summertime pleasure for picnics and parties!!! Your little mouse looks so adorable. Fun and fabulous card. Got my thank you card the other day. It's so cute. I just love it.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  8. Nancy, so excited to have you joining us for the next few challenges. Your card is wonderful. I have that pie by cheryl, it is fabulous, and looks like our little mouse friends thinks so too. Great paper choices and love the raffia bow.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  9. Nancy, this is adorable! What a fun card to create, and receive! Love all the details and pretty colors for Fourth of July. Your BIL surely enjoyed it, and asked, "where's my pie?" haha - thanks for sharing such a fun card. I have pinned it for future ideas - hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  10. Love your card - it's absolutely adorable! Congrats on winning the grand prize AND being their guest designer.

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  11. this is fabulous and so pleased you are joining us as GDT this time around, you know how I love to visit you :)
    Hugs Kate xx

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  12. so gorgeous nancy.really adorable image and I love your fabulous design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. Congrats on your win and your GDT stint!!! Totally adorable card! Love that little mouse doing a hand stand and well done with the patriotic theme too! Darling card :)

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  14. Gorgeous card Nancy :-) I love the little mouse you used and the pie and whole design is just brilliant !! totally fabulous :-)

    It is lovely to have you along with us for the next couple of months :-) Welcome aboard :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  15. How appropriate to have a Pie (card) on your kitchen counter! Smile. Your card is adorable, and congrats on being chosen as a guest designer. I know that I really enjoyed my time when I was a guest designer for House Mouse, I was so delighted that my prize came so quickly in the mail. Hope you are having a good week.

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  16. Many congrats and obviously well deserved as can be seen by this gorgeous creation! Love the very cute images and also the patriotic scheme works so well here - fabulous :)

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  17. This is so fun Nancy-love the raffia-a great touch!!!

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  18. Such a darling card Nancy! I love all the bubbles you added to the background. That mouse is the cutest!

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  19. Some mice will do ANYTHING for a slice of pie - LOL!!! Adorable AND patriotic - a totally charming and fun example of your genius!! No WONDER the HM team wants you to be a GDT - Way to go, my sweet friend!!

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  20. Great to have you with us as a GDT Nancy, I love your creativity using a little mouse together with the pie image- so very clever,
    Enjoy your evening,
    Dorte xx

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  21. Nancy, you are so creative. I love this. It is absolutely the best. I don't know if you have shared this with Cheryl, but I am going to send her a link. I know she will love it. Congratulations on your GDT. I enjoyed my time on the team and hope you will have as much or more fum. Hugs Linda

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  22. This is just delightful. Such a funny little mouse.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  23. Congrats on your win, and oh my gosh what a CUTE card!! It's pure Americana with that red, white & blue pie! Like that little mouse, I'd be doing handstands for a pie like this too!! CUTE!

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  24. Super GORGEOUS! I think I'll be fighting that little fella for the pie! Especially if it's apple! Love it!!!!

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  25. Nancy, this card qualifies for the current Sassy Cheryl, "Red White and Blue". You should enter it.

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