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Monday, December 21, 2009

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE #59

Hey All!  Happy Monday everybody!  Can you believe it is the week of Christmas???  I hope you all are ready to enjoy this fun week.

Today is House Mouse Monday Challenge, and today's challenge #59 comes to us from Lori and it is "Winter Wishes".  It can be anything relating to winter, Christmas, snow, winter birthday, etc.  This is such an appropriate challenge because today is also the first day of winter!

Here is my card:



This is one of my favorite Gruffies stamp.  It's called "Beary Big Delivery".  This was a tough one for me to color.  Those packages made my eyes cross coloring in every little detail.  But it was worth it because it turned out so colorful.  Doesn't the car remind you of an old Volkswagon?  I colored it with colored pencils and oms.  I outlined all the chrome parts on the car with a silver pen.  I then stuck on silver nail heads for the hubcaps.  I used liquid diamonds on the headlight, taillight, and front windshield for a glassy look.  The snow is done with liquid appliqué and covered in glitter.  I then cut the whole image out and attached it to the polka dot background paper with foam squares.  I added the sentiment (Martha Stewart) circle and snowflakes as the embellishments.  Here is a close up:



Look at that sweet baby in the back seat!  This stamp just has so many details and was a blast to use.

Well, that's it for this post.  I do hope that you go over and play if you have time.  At least go over and take a look at the other wonderful cards made by my team members.  They are all so talented.  You can visit the blog HERE.  

I'll be posting again on Wednesday with a boat load of stuff to share.  So I hope to see you then.  Have a wonderful week and stay warm!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

44 comments:

mudmaven said...

Curt this card is just fantastic! I absolutely love that image and, as always, you have done a fantastic job coloring and selecting just the right embellishments! Happiest of holidays to you, Jay and the boys! ~chris

Lorraine A said...

Aww this is very cute :-) I love this image and your colouring is fab ,,, well worth all the squinting and cross eyes to colour it :-) Gorgeous card :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Curt! This is absolutely THE CUTEST!!!!! Your coloring is totally gorgeous as always!!!

I want to wish You, Jay, Shotsy & Gunther a very, very Merry Christmas!!!
Big Huge Hugs,
Lisa

stampinfrog said...

Curt this is so adorable! Love the image and fabulous coloring especially all the details on the presents!Great idea with the nail head!!!
Have a very merry christmas!
Hugs,Connie

America said...

Hey Curt!! I sooooo love your coloring of this adorable HM card!!! Great take on the winter wishes chalenge!! :) I'm sending you big {hugs} for a Happy Winter and a Merry Christmas alongside your loved ones. :)

Sue said...

Hi Curt
aww what a gorgeous image fantastic colouring, think i need that stamp!! lol. luv it.
Just goin shoppin tonight get fridge food then thats me done no more shopping!!.Decided to decorate so have been painting ceilings this afternoon!!! hug,sue.x

Gina Wrona said...

OMG, Curt, I get to be 1st to comment? How awesome is that? Just as awesome as your card! That bear looks how I feel this week, rush, rush, rush, rush, etc.

Thanks for sharing your most talented artwork!

Merry Christmas!
Gina

Sue from Oregon said...

I am in LOVE with this card...what a great image!

Christine said...

Hi Curt just knew this would be brill, the crossed eyes were worth it fab image & colouring very detailed, a great WOW card..fab take on the challenge..best wishes for the festive season.

Hugs Christine xx

Mandy said...

A wonderful card..love the image and the colouring is fab..
Mandy xx

Sharon Caudle said...

This is so adorable, Curt! I can't even imagine coloring that stamp in and you did an amazing job! LOVE it!!! You are so danged talented! Hope you're enjoying the holidays! hugs!

Janine said...

Hey Curt!! Great card!! Hope all is well with you! Are you all ready for the big day? What are your plans?
I have the gifts wrapped, the stockings stuffed, and the house somewhat cleaned. I shop for food on Wednesday and then I cook for a week!!
Merry Christmas to you and Jay!!

Patti J said...

Well, it was definitely worth waiting for, dear friend! (Wednesday to Monday is like forEVAH!!!) What a darling card - love all of your details! I had to make it bigger just to smile at the headlights! And that adorable little critter in the back seat made me giggle out loud! You rocked another one!!! You and Jay, and the boys and your mom's have a wonderful Christmas if I don't talk to you again before then! Great job!!!

Jan McConnell said...

Hi Curt, what a colorful and happy card! I always look forward to checking your blog! May you, your Mom, Jay and the boys have a very happy holiday. Hugs to you all.

Little K Smith said...

Love love love this card!! It's a gorgeous stamp and I may have to add it to my growing collection! Gorgeous colouring too.
Oh and love your doggies, your picture of the week made me smile.
Kelly.x

Dawn said...

Simply adorable, great coloring as usual sweetie! Happy Holidays

Leigh said...

Oh wow, how cool! Fabulous image. I love the way you've 3d'd the image on the dotted paper, looks like they are driving through snow. Fantastic card Curt.

Glee said...

This creation of yours just brought the biggest smile to my face, Curt! You can't get any cuter than this!!!!!!

Merry Christmas, my Friend!

Kimberly S said...

It really is hard to believe that it's already Christmas week, the time goes by way too fast!

Such a cute image, and your coloring is simply beautiful! I'm still amazed that your coloring is so vibrant with the pencils! :)

scrapperjulia said...

Gosh, Curt, it is amazing how you colored all of the little details of this image! This is really beautiful, great job with the challenge!

DeeDee said...

OMG! How CUTE! That is a sweet baby in the backseat! Your coloring is AMAZING Curt! I've said it before, but I'll say it again...they sure are lucky to have YOU on their design team! MERRY CHRISTMAS my sweet friend! HUGS!

Percy said...

Curt what a cute card, it does remind me of a Volkswagon....funny! Your coloring is beautiful, and the details you used in the hubcaps, snow, windshield...are all a WOW!!! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Christmas!

Jean McKenzie said...

Love your card Curt. The shading is just beautiful and I love all your little finishing touches. It is all so happy and bright and what a cute image!!
Happy and safe Christmas to you and the boys!!

Cheers, Jean

Ila said...

Super Cute and Gorgeous!!!..the coloring and details are Fantastic!!...Just in case I don't get back....I'm Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!!and only the Best in the New Year!!!...Big Hugs, Ila

Cara said...

What a cute adorable card, the coloring is fabulous! Love the volkswagon and the baby in the back too cute!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous coloring,as usual! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugs from Nilla

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Curt
I just love that image, coloured to perfection!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!

Karen x

Danielle said...

How fun is this card Curt! I love it! Your colouring is fab with all that detail and I love all the added touches you did to make this a Curt specialty!
Hope you're staying warm too!
Hugs, Danielle

Deanna C said...

Now that is a CUTE card!!! I love bears for some reason and this stamp is really adorable. You did such a fantastic job with the coloring. I can imagine your eyes going "wonky". Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

lisa808 said...

Oh my, this card is just darling. I love the image--the piled gifts, the speeding driver, and that little cutie-pie in the back!

dpkennedy said...

Super card Curt! I love the colorful packages! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

Crystal said...

this is just darling! i love the way you color images! they are just so beautiful and lively! such a gorgeous card! hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas! hugs!

Anonymous said...

I WANT THOSE BEARS TO BRING ME THOSE PRESENTS, AND THE CAR. THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST CARDS EVER....LOVE YA, MOM

Sharli said...

Curt,
LOVE your car and the bears are so sweet! Over the hills and through the woods . . .

I love that you used the silver brads for hubcaps - very clever! It's just a work of art!

Merry Christmas to you and Jay and the boys!
Hugs!

Helen F. said...

Curt, this card is too darn brilliant! I thought maybe you paper pieced those packages stamped on DP when I first saw this on the HM blog. Can't believe all the details you put into each project~WOWSA~you really did such a fab job here! (Love your funny comments too :o)

Jamey said...

as always - a lovely card!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Once again you managed to knock another one out of the park, Curt!

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones (both 2 AND 4 legged!).

~B~

craft_princess said...

What a fantastic card! I just love all the detail to this like a nail head...great ideas! Your coloring is wonderful on this also!

Jodi said...

This is sooo cute Curt! I love the coloring you did and this adorable image!! I love all of your House Mouse images!
Merry Christmas to both you and Jay!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Lori Barnett said...

OK...seriously...this is my favorite card of the week!!! I have NEVER seen this stamp...and like you said...it has such wonderful details. I can totally see how you had fun coloring it. You ROCK DUDE! ;) hee hee hee Have a wonderful Christmas Curt. (hugs)

Diane said...

Love those bears and the card is fantastic!!! I received my very nice Christmas card from you...a treasure I will keep...I LOVE it...thanks so much...it really made me smile when I read it! Have a safe and fun Christmas with your family and am looking forward to see all your creations in the coming year...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Lisa said...

Curt this is wonderful! I love everything about this card!

Shirley said...

Couldn't just pop in and out. Had to look. This little guy is adorable and the whole card is wonderful!

Nina said...

Curt, this is one of the cutest images! I truly just love her art! I have not seen this one before or a lot of the other ones, I really need to go visit the site and see what's new and what I can't afford! tee hee!! Have to wait for them to go on sale at HL! You did a beautiful job, but then again, you always do! :O)