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Monday, February 15, 2010

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE #63

Hey All!  I hope this Monday morning post finds you well and happy.  It's been two weeks since the last challenge, so it's time for a new one!  So on with the post!

This week's House Mouse Monday Challenge is challenge #63.  We have been challenged to do a multi-fold card.  I decided to really take this challenge to heart and find a multi-fold card that I have never done before.  I chose a "Spring Card".  No, not the season, but a card that actually springs up.  This was a lot of fun to make, and you can find the tutorial and a video HERE.  Here is my card:


Here is a side view:


I love this card!  I'm so glad I forced myself to try a new type of card.  That's what challenges are for huh?  The folding of this card is so easy, I couldn't believe how easy.  It would have been a quick card if not for all of the intricate cutting I had to do on the two little mice to make them look 3-D.  But I think the results were worth the cramping hand!  LOL  Here is a close up:


I colored the image with colored pencils and oms.  The sentiment was created on my computer in Word with Word Art.  I cut it out with my Nesties and then punched out a sparkly dot and glued to the middle.  I used an EK Success punch for the photo corners.  Main image is cut out with Nesties and I then secured it to red card stock and cut around it freehand to give it a defining matting.  There was nothing on the back of the card stock for the main card base that said who it was by.

So, there you go!  Why not give this challenge a try?  At least go take a look at my talented colleagues take on the challenge at House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I so appreciate your time!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

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

44 comments:

Sue W said...

Well look at you!!! You took a Spring Card and added the Curt touch with the two little mice at the bottom!! How impressive is that - How brave to cut out the little mice!!! Like you say really worth the extra work though - Fantastic job!!!

Heide said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable! I love the extra mice on the side very cute!

stampinfrog said...

Curt your spring card is beautiful!(I know how hard and how long it tskes to cut out the mice)I have only made of the spring card and in order to put a sentiment and who it was from I glued the bottom of the spring card to the front of a normal folded card!Problem was solved!
I just love the images you have used and your coloring is awesome!
Hugs,Connie

berg4 said...

Love the card - thanks for the tutorials. As always you bring so much to your products. TFS!

Jackie said...

OMG, that is adorable! I love the little mice standing on either side - very clever.

Jackie said...

OMG, that is adorable! I love the little mice standing on either side - very clever.

Sue said...

Hi Curt
aww gorgeous springy card, fabby image i luv the ones standing up,hope Gunther is still on the mend, hugs sue.x

Dawn said...

What a great idea, I love all the piecing you did with the mice.
How adorable and fun it would be to receive this card...
I always love all the special little things you do to add the details.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh Curt!! How cute is this card??!!! Adorable images and I truly love those free standing mice!! What wonderful detailed cutting! WHEW! Fantastic job, hun! Now since I've been such a BAD blogger, I'm off to see some more posts that I've missed by you! hugs!

Deb Neerman said...

OMIGOSH, this is toooooo cute, Curt! Love that image and your "spring" box is fabulous! I have to try it ...

Hope you and the man had a love-rly Valentine's Day together! And that Gunther is doing better?!? Give us an update!

~Hugs, Deb

Rica said...

Hi Curt, this is hilariously fabulous. Love the image but the two little mousies at the bottom just cracked me up, they really are enjoying the party!! Great spring card and fabulous papers - one really happy card.
Look out for 'pirates'on your way (lol).
hugs Heather xx

scrapperjulia said...

This is a really cool card, Curt! The little mice are having a fun time at the party! Thanks for sharing this Spring card!

Serendipity Stamping said...

You just keep getting better and better!! I love your spring card and cutting out those dear little mice was an inspiration. How is Gunther?

Juls~ said...

Hiya Curt!

Happy Monday to ya!

I always love and adore those house mouses you do! And now the little figures of them dancing about! {sounding like my friend from the UK - now we pick-up habits from around the globe. Oh! And I am also saying "pair" these days instead of you two.}

I think your card is awesome, cheerful and love how you put it on the diagonal with the element - really cute!

{xoxoxoxoxoxo}

Juls~

craft_princess said...

Such an adorable image!! Love the design of the card too!

Nina said...

Curt... lol.. you so crack me up... are you done crying now!! LOL.. Truly Kacey did stay far away from you!! although she told me she thinks of you often! :O)

What a great card!! I have never seen this type of card! I will certainly be making one somewhere done the line!! This is just a wonderfully fun and delightful card!!

mochamama said...

Oh my word!!!!! First , the babies look way too stinking cute, is that Gunther with the rose in his mouth??????

second, your card is yummy my friend. Love it
HUGS

Percy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW....I can't say it enough....love it!!!!!!!!!!!!Love the little mice on the side...they look soooo real!!! Curt, my hat off to you!Beautiful work! TFS.

MaryAnn Grove said...

Hey guy,
you did it again, got me to lol right away. love the card. you have made me pull out the house mouse stamps and put the to ink again. thanks for all you do. MaryAnn

Celeste said...

This card is adorable. Even though your hand got cramped, the free standing mice really makes it. I've gotta check your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Wow!!! Love your spring card. And, those happy, partying mice are definitely worth the cramped hand.

Nilla said...

Love, love and still loving it! Hugs Nilla

mycardz said...

OMGoodness! What a totally fun card. I love it. I've never tried this type of card, but you've made it look like so much fun to try. Really awesome job with all the details too! Aren't these little guy a blast to cut out!? ha. :)
Great job with this challenge! hugz, Mary

Jean McKenzie said...

What a great card Curt!! I love all your extra details and those little free standing mice are just perfect!! Such ideal background card too!! I am thinking that Gunther must be improving more each week?

Hugs, Jean

Erica said...

Oh My...what a lot of work you put into this beautiful card.I have a St. Patty's Day House Mouse stamp that I am now inspired by you to use.
I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my little 'ole blog.

America said...

WOWZERS!!! I saw this card on House Mouse and was just blown away!!! ALL that cut-work and taking that and combining with your coloring that ROCKS is incredible!!!!!! I love this multifold Curt! Great job! :) {HUGS}

mudmaven said...

Holy mackerel! What an amazing creation. I totally love those little stand-up mice! WOW! This is a fantastic card! ~chris

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!! Such cute images and you have coloured them beautifully!! Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial too--this is one I am definetly going to try!! I'm also going to play around with Word Art--I always forget about it. It's a nice touch on your card!
Blessings,
Sarah :)

Helen F. said...

WOW! Your card is fabulous, Curt. Thanks so much for the link to this fun spring card tutorial. PS: Love your little pop up party mice joining in the B-Day fun :o)

Elaine M said...

Oh my! What a delightful card...the little guys up front are just the perfect touch. You always make me smile!
Hugs

Janine said...

Hey Curt! Love your card!! Hope all is well with you!!

dpkennedy said...

That's just adorable!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt
Great design, your colouring of these little mice is awesome. Love the 2 little mice on the corners, fabulous details.

Karen x

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow this is so wonderful..looks like the best fold job I've seen in
ages. You certainly have mastered those little house mouse guys, they are just adorable. Pat

Diane said...

What a darling card! I love how 3D the mice are.....I made one of these once, but nothing as cool as this one.....you are just getting better and better my friend...I bet someday soon we see you published, cuz you "got what it takes"!!!!

Lorraine said...

WOW love the card you have done an amazing job. Hugs to you all

Cara said...

Curt I love how you have changed your blog to St Patty Day and the Dogs look so cute all dressed in their scarves.
Love your little spring card, too cute.

Janine said...

Hey Curt! Just checking in to say hello!! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Scossie Jane said...

A great card Curt, looks complicated....

The wee mice are just too cute, I love how you have cut them out and they stand at the side - inspirational....

If you hop on over to my blog there's a wee something for you....

Hugs xx

Diane said...

Hey Curt.....I left you a blog award on my blog if ya want it...I know they are a pain to do, though I much appreciate getting them...up to you...hope Gunther is getting better...take care...!!

Susie Sugar said...

How cute and a great shape card great colouring
Hugs Susie x

magic boxes said...

Oooh Curt - I absolutely adore this card - everything about it!!!

As always, your rendering is 'the tops' and I love the 3Dimensionalness (is that a word?).

Hugs to you all - and hope Gunther is mending.

Elaine oxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lisa said...

HOLY COW! This is unbelievable! Love everything about it!

Gina Wrona said...

Bravo, bravo, you sure nailed this card over the top!

Hugs,
Gina