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Monday, May 24, 2010

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE BLOG HOP!!!!

Hey All!  Hope you are all well!  Today is a really special day for House Mouse And Friends Monday Challenge Blog.  For the first time ever, we are having a BLOG HOP!!!!  There is so much that is "new" today.  Not only are we going to see the creations of our brand new designers, our blog has changed to a new look too.  Wait till you see the blog hop candy!




It is awesome.  PLUS, some of the blogs have even MORE HIDDEN BLOG CANDY!  (You can see the pics of those prizes on the main blog)  So much fun!  The theme of the challenge this week is "Saying Good-bye".  Here is my card for this week's challenge:


We are heading into the official vacation season here, so I thought this was a good card for saying "good-bye".   Don't those little mice look perfectly comfy and ready for their long road trip?  The stamp is called "Are We There Yet?"  I colored this image with my colored pencils and oms.  I sponged the sky with light blue Colorbox ink.  I've never used the teal and chocolate brown color combo before, and I kinda like it.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed with detail ep.  That's why it looks so shiny in the photo.

OK, time for the blog hop directions.   

  1. Enter a card or creation for this week's theme and link it on the main blog as always.
  2. You need to sign up as a follower of the House Mouse And Friends Monday Challenge blog if you are not a follower.
  3. Leave a comment on each individual design team member's blog as well as the main one!
  4. To be eligible for the "Hidden Blog Candy" (pictured on the main blog - you just don't know who's blog it comes from) you have to have left a comment on that person's blog who is giving it away to win it.
  5. The main blog candy winner will be selected by Random.Org and will be announced on the main blog on June 7th.  If you are a winner of the "Hidden Blog Candy" you will be notified by that design team member.

If you came to me first, then you need to start at the House Mouse And Friends Monday Challenge blog HERE.  If you came here from Christine's blog then you are right on track, and your next destination will be Heather's blog HERE.  

So off you go!  Thanks for looking!  Have fun and good luck to all of you!!!


Best,


Curt O'Brien

95 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

I love this stamp and how you colored it and the sky, Curt! I also love the embossed saying. Great card!

Jessie said...

What a cute card Curt and teal and brown is one of my favourite colour combos :)

Anonymous said...

Great card Curt, I love the doggy
Sandra M

Diane said...

that image is so stinkin cute.....that poor doggie...wonder if he ever gets his treat!!!
As always, love all the exgtra details you put into your cards...will have to check out the HM blog, so sweet!!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Fantastic!! Love the color combo and the image is colored just perfectly!! Great card!

Patti J said...

S Q U E A L !!! What a cute card! I'm lovin' the colors you used - first time paid off! And those little bones at the bottom of the page are delightful. Your card is perfect for the challenge! TFS...!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Curt :-) I love this image,, very cute, the colours you used are fab ,,, I love the teal and brown together :-)

hopping along ,,,
so excited to be on the team :-)

luv
Lols x x

Shirley-anne said...

Curt, hi there . What a fun image . Love the colour combination and the embossed greeting .
Those little bones at bottom were just the right touch.

mycardz said...

:) What a perfect image for this challenge! I love it. Awesome details you've added too! Just another amazing creation Curt! hugz, Mary

Sonja said...

love your color combo-great card!!!

Christine said...

Hi Curt another awesome creation I love this image & you have done it justice fab colouring bril layout LOVE it.

Hugs teamie Christine xx

Sue said...

Curt, I love the stamps that incorporate another animal with the mice, and you have really made this little scene come to life! And a perfect choice for the challenge. So excited to be working with you as a teammate!

Take Care
Sue Drees

Cat said...

who'd a guessed you would have used a doggie image? it's VERY cute and makes for a perfect goodbye. tfs!

Gail Moore said...

Very Cute - love that image.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

This is such a cute card! I love that image!

Kimberly S said...

Adorable image and what a fun card Curt! Great color, and I love those little bones!

Dawn said...

I haven't seen this image yet, it is simply adorable. Love your coloring skills, great job as usual.
Hope you are all doing well, appreciate your kind words on my blog.

Sheng said...

This is so cute. I love love it. It's perfect for that guy or boy.

Cathy (Mercieschild) said...

Curt , I love that card. that is one of my favorite stamps. Tho I had to give all my stamps and stamping supplies away when we moved from Arizona to Washington State so I am starting again. But that is one I am definitely going to get.
love your doggies too
Hugs Cathy

Barb and Marcia said...

I love your card..the color combo is perfect..thanks for sharing with us.

Meretekj said...

What a cute card.
Perfect for a boy.

Rica said...

Hi Curt, ooooh I do love this image, fabulous colouring, gorgeous colour combo and love the adorable bone brads - fantastic creation.
hugs Heather xx

Renee said...

Love the image. It's nice to finally see a man on a design team. Great job, Curt!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Curt...love this image and the color combo is just great...I forget to emboss and it really does add so much to a creation...Love the textured cardstock on this card as well! Lots of fun to look forward to being on the design team with you!Thanks so much for all your support!

Tini said...

Hi Curt,
yeah ... your card is very cool - i love it! Very nice idea!

Hugs
Tini
this is my card

Heather in Calgary AB said...

Love your card ! can't wait to keep hoppin!

America said...

OOOHHH!!!! AWESOME coloring, super adorable HM image and FAB card my friend. I love your work. So happy you are a part of the HM&F family! :)

Robin said...

Now that is the only way to travel...poor puppy!!

Suzi said...

Awe! this is adorable, love the image and your design. A wonderful card. I adore your real dogs, that picture is utterly adorable.
Hugs
Suzi x

Camouse said...

Hi Curt. Great card. I love the dog and mice.

Ziggyeor said...

Cute! I haven't seen that stamp it's adorable!

Kay said...

I love, love, love this image. Great job.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I am a dog lover, so of course I love this card...Great Job!!!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hello Curt! Your card is great. Love the image with the dog very much and the way you used it too.

Hugs, Natascha

Bonnie Weiss said...

Now, that's the way to travel! Adorable card and super photo of the "posing duck". It's as though he was just waiting for you to arrive with your camera!

Becky said...

This is so cute, love your colors and the cute bones are a nice touch.

Sue W said...

Great card as always Curt!

Charlene said...

Great coloring & so cute...not as cute as your pups, but cute, cute.

beadz said...

Your card turned out really cute and your dogs are adorable.
Gini

Angie said...

LOVE this card!!! Super cute! This image just makes me SMILE!! Gotta get this one:)

Helen F. said...

Super card for the 'theme' Curt! You always come up with the most fun images. Great color combo here too!

Celeste said...

This is a great image, especially for the challenge. I love the sentiment you used. I've gotta get this stamp for sure! Your coloring is wonderful, as usual. Can't wait to make a card and join the hop. Hope all is well in your world!

Cara said...

Fantastic card Curt The colors are great TFS

Pam and Presley said...

What a cute card and perfect for vacation time~

You did a great job

Thanks for sharing
Pam

sparkly engineer said...

I really enjoy your cards. It's so nice to have a man's perspective. I especially like the dog bone brad on this one. I also enjoy seeing your schnauzers.

lisa808 said...

What a cute image! How fun with the dangling doggie treat. Teal & brown are a great color combo.

Maryu said...

Teal and chocolate--great color combo! Love this card, so many beautiful little details.

Anne said...

Oh dear! Another HM stamp to add to my wish-list LOL! What a gorgeous card and I love the colours you've used

okienurse said...

Very nice. Love the mice on the dog!

Аленка / Alyonka said...

Wow! Funny card!

Sharli said...

Hi Curt! Love your card - that is one of my favorite images (well, there are lots of HM images that I love - especially when you've colored them!) - excellent work!

Hugs!

Ana said...

What a gorgeous card! So cute,
Love the details.

Violets Corner said...

Fab card Curt!

Love the soft colouring and the bones at the bottom of the card.

Hugs
Maarit

Tracy said...

Hi Curt,
I got a bit distracted watching Gunther doing his wonderful dancing etc, Love your creation, the house mioue image is fab.
Happy crfting
Tracy x

mudmaven said...

Love your card Curt - as always a real gem! I'm way late on getting caught up with my blog reading! ~chris

Diane said...

Those cute little mice sure will enjoy their trip!! Cute card Kurt!

Linda said...

Love the "Are we there yet" stamp! You card is fabulous!

Linda

gina g said...

Fantastic card, love the image. luv gina xx

crafty amy said...

What a perfect image for this challenge I love the little bones along the bottom as well.
Thanks for the inspiration I am off to the next blog.

Hugs

Amy

gila said...

Hach, das ist ja ein süßes Motiv und eine tolle Karte
Hier ist meine
Mein Link

lg gila

Sue said...

This hop is getting better by the minute....Love the doggy card so cute xx

Whisper said...

Am so loving this card - i must see about buying that image as i'm a dog lover too and the name of it is just brillant too. Sam x

Yvette K said...

Great card! Perfect for this challenge!

Yvette K said...

Great card! Perfect for this challenge!

Aussie Loz said...

I smile every time I look at your card! This is so cute! The sentiment is so perfect, love it! ♥

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card! Love that stamp and great colouring!

Sandra1968 said...

This card is great!
The image is so cute and the text just fits perfectly. And I love the little bones you've added.

Cathy (Mercieschild) said...

Curt, that has always been one of my favorite House Mouse Stamps. I love how you did it. I love your dogs, I love my Maltese, she is my "fur baby" LOL
Hugs Cathy (Mercieschild)

Penni said...

Super card, such a cute HM image.

Great Blog Hop too!!

Hugs
Penni
X

PS - Love the videos of Gunther, what a star!!!

Macpurp said...

great card, fab stamp! hope you, Jay and the two boys are all fine.
great duck photo!
love tina x

Kate T said...

It's the perfect stamp, isn't it ? love your card...your doggies are so cute too !
Hugs
Kate x

Eve said...

LOL, this is such a fun card & you chose the right kind of stamp; "travel"! Very cute!

RachelDonnie said...

This is one of my fav stamps. The little dog bones really are fabulous!

Sammy said...

I love the image its so cute. I have a mini Schnauzer and he is such a character. Best wishes.

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a lovely card and I love your colours! The dog image is great (have 4 dogs myself...so I always hunt for more dogstamps) Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs Anja

Franca said...

Wonderful card, makes it easier to go....

Hugs

Wilfreda said...

This is really cute. This stamp is adorable.

Patricia Rose said...

Hi Curt, this is super, super cute... Love this adorable image.. awesome colouring... love the embossed sentiment and your colour combination.... Congrats on your first HM blog hop....
hugs... Patricia Rose

Esme said...

Aww I love that stamp, and I love your gorgeous dogs!!!

Esme xx

Shazza said...

great card Curt, love the image
x

Jen said...

This is such a sweet image and great sentiment too!
Congratulations to HM and their first blog hop!
Hugs
Jen x

Liz Williams said...

Now that is one great fuel saving source of energy. This is too cute.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is fabulous, Curt!! Love the image and those adorable l'il bones!

Hope all is well with you, Jay, and the kids!

Sending hugs, Deb

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the image and all the little details.
Avril B

Mrs.B said...

Great card, Love the image and all the little details.
Avril B

kristyk said...

Love the color combo, and your shading is beautiful!

Sharon said...

That's such a lovely stamp. Your card is perfect, and I love the colour combo you've used.

Anonymous said...

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Farida Rone said...

What a great card. Love it!!! and the stamp is so cute.
Hugs,
Farida

Sillyfilly said...

Cute cute cute. Love this image. Great coloring. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Lorraine said...

hi hun i think your card is gorgeous i love the image and the colours are beautiful the colouring too looks great xx

Kat said...

Hi Curt, love your card. Beautiful colouring and I love the colour combo. I've just been waiting for a chance to use this image!

BTW I love your dogs.

Kat x

Lori said...

I love it when you guys get creative...just wonderful. I also love your photograhpy. My husband is a photographer, but I can't seem to get him to scrap with me..I'll keep trying.

Lori Barnett said...

RIGHT ON DUDE!!!! I soooooo want this stamp....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! LOL. I always look forward to seeing your creations. Just know I look at them...and don't always leave a comment...but I look and drool plenty ;)

dini said...

Love it Curt! And your doggie treat brads are too much. Perfect. Thanks!