Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tree Topper Trick or Treater???....

Hello, hello, hello...
Just a little post to show today because so I'm excited that House-Mouse & Friends is hosting a DT call and I (for sentimental reasons) thought I needed to give it a try.  
Every Christmas for the past, I can't even remember now, my Mom has purchased a House-Mouse stamp and put it in my stocking for Christmas morning.  I remember when I was little and couldn't wait to find the toy or candy, but now I get all giddy waiting to see what that year's stamp will be!!
So, when I went to grab a stamp and make a card, it being the beginning of Fall here, I thought I'd do a Halloween card, BUT....since I always got Christmas stamps, I was stumped.  Never fear, little Muzzy the Mice Star (tree topper) doubled as a trick or treater in his yellow star costume. I then added a little pumpkin basket for him to carry.  
Since the stamp was originally a Christmas stamp, I decided that the card should be a snow globe shaker card with a Halloween scenery.  I've used the wonderful Christmas Shape Shaker Cards located at The Cutting Cafe shop.
And here it is all finished up!
My grandma is here visiting us and as soon as I finished making this she grabbed it and put it in her suitcase. I'm gonna take that to mean that this card no longer resides here...  ;)
The theme for this current challenge, HMFMC203, is either 'Anything Goes' or "BINGO'.
I opted to do across with Ribbon, Yellow, Flowers/Leaves.
This challenge still has 2 days to enter so you should REALLY, REALLY, REALLY try out too!!
I'd also like to enter in the following challenge:
Gruffies & Guests- Challenge 21; Make it Fruity or Anything Goes 

Thank you so very much for your visit.
Biggest of hugs and Happy Crafting to you.

I'll be back on the 27th to announce the winner of my surprise prize for the 
Chouxchoux Paper Art Halloween Party, so stay tuned!

31 comments:

Regina Easter said...

Oh my...I love their stamps.....they would be coo coo not to have you design for them....love this

Chrissy said...

A perfect time to post your fabulous Halloween Christmas Mouse Lisa, it is my day off..and off I'm being, still scrolling through blogs early this Friday morning..and it is raining..what weather could be better for a day off..
Love your Halloween design snowglobe, perfect as always, and if your Grandma was not there I could have beaten her to it..

luv CHRISSYxx
PS..good luck in the DT call..

Kelly Neis said...

I love your annual House Mouse story, what a thoughtful mother. Genius that you always are used this one perfectly. Great Halloween costume for the sweet mouse and I am sure they will want you on their team with you amazing imagination and gorgeous coloring, Lisa just put me down for a reference. Wish you luck and now I am going to gaze at this project some more.
Hugs Kelly

Snoopy von said...

What a beautiful and brilliant adaptation of a Christmas stamp (especially since it came from your Mom! I love that you made it a globe too. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs,

Snoopy :D​

Monica Maier said...

LOVE your shaker card! The background for you mouse is fantastic and he is to cute!!! Glad you could join the HMFMC challenge and good luck!

Maria said...

Super CUTE shaker card with the mouse!!! House Mouse stamps are so sweet! Good luck with the DT call!

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card! would be great if you popped over and joined us too :)
http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/
Shaz x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and delightful display Lisa, fab idea with the mouse and snow globe....love the colours and the HM stamps/images...Enjoy your weekend.x
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Jennifer Scull said...

I absolutely love reading the story behind your adoration of HM stamps... just makes me smile so big!!!

of course your cutey card adds to the smiles, too! this is precious!

I'm sure I'll be seeing your name on the DT list when it's posted! they would be blessed indeed to have you as a member of their team! you have so so much talent!

enjoy your weekend! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

p.s. thank you for the VERY kind and encouraging comments you have left on my blog! they mean a lot to me! :)

2amscrapper said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the blog visit. Your comment cracked me up! I can just picture that scene!

cm said...

Lisa, your story of your mom's House Mouse stocking stamps is so heart-warming! And your adaptation of Muzzy (how cute is that name!) from Christmas to Halloween is ingenious and exponentially darling! The 'spooky' shaker scene you've created is amazing with the hanging bat, the tree and the moon. You on the House-Mouse & Friends DT only makes sense, given your abundant creativity, fresh imagination and exceptional skills. As one of your newest fans, I'm cheering for you! Thank you x a zillion for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments! You've made my day sparkle!
~c

Tammy said...

I definitely vote for you on the DT! Love your wonderful card, super sweet and as always, very clever and creative! Your grandma has great taste! Best of luck!

Patricia St Martin said...

You do not surprise me that you got Muzzy The Mice Star to work for a Halloween project. This is something really special you and your Mom have shared together and those house mouse never end, so you will have to let us know what you get this Christmas.
You out done yourself with the shaker card, love the scene you created in the sequins globe. The bat in the background is so funny. Love the pumpkin and your Boo ribbon, to cool!
Hugs, Pat♥
Good Luck on the DT, if they do not pick you they will loose a great designer!

Greta said...

Super creative & cute! What a wonderful tradition!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Super sweet and very fun. I like that you used a Cutting Cafe file too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love shaker cards! This one has so much detail - very eye-catching!

Pia S said...

Your comment about grandma put a smile on my face. It's very understandingly, it's super cate and a a really special Halloween make:)

Christine said...

Hi Lisa wowzer cute creation...how creative to use this stamp as a Halloween..Love it & all the cute deatils as a shaker card..super take on the BINGO chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us on our Bingo chall this wk.@ House Mouse & friends Mon. chall... good luck with the DT call..

smiles Christine DT xx

ps love your Xmas story too..smiles..

Jeanne J said...

Amazing card! This is the most detailed scene I have ever seen inside a shaker. It's amazing from the little Halloween bucket to the upside down bat... and I love the little sprig on the bow too! I can keep going, because I love it all. the distressed clouds? and even that itty bitty tag. You have every little stinkin detail exactly right! My daughter has a huge collection of house mouse too - I keep wanting to sneak them away from her!

Sue said...

Hi, what a cute card! Love the shaker, and the little scene you created is wonderful. I also thought this stamp would make a great Halloween card. Beautiful coloring. Love how your Mom gave you a stamp each year, so sweet, and your Gram must have really loved your card!!! Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.

America said...

WOWZERS!! What an amazingly detailed little scene inside that fun shaker! Super FUN detailing and what lovely coloring. LOVE your gorgeous take on the BINGO chart that is inspiring. Thank you for playing along with us at HMFMC House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. You are very talented and we absolutely love your Mousey work. Good luck with the prizes and DT call. :)

Sandy said...

Am I late to this party or what! ANYONE would be so lucky to have you for a DT! Your creations are always Johnny on the spot ~ full of creativity and joy.
Your Halloween creation is fabulous ~ well done and heaping with fun. I have always loved the House Mouse stamps. In fact I have a little mouse collection made by a family and are called WEE FOREST FOLK.
Just in case I have told you lately ~ YOU are the greatest!
Keep these jewels coming!!
Sandy xx

butterfly said...

Ahhh - I'm a little teary-eyed at the thought of your annual House Mouse stocking treat - and then wide-eyed with enchantment at your delicious Shaker card. Absolutely brilliant colouring on the image, and an inspired festive creation - I'm not surprised it's gone walkabout home with your grandma! Wishing you lots of luck with the DT call - they'd be so lucky to have you on board.
Alison xx

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Make it Fruity” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs Shaz x

Lisa S. said...

Best of luck with the DT call L2! Your card is sooo cute and I can see why your grandma snatched it up lol. Fabulous card!!!! xx

Karon said...

This is so so cool and love the snowglobe element! Good luck with your DT call :-)

Tracy said...

Hee hee That granny knows a good thing when she sees it. Awesome job on all the goodies inside your shaker. Spooky!

Tia Otto said...

Such a cute shaker card! What a creative way to get more use out of a Christmas stamp. Brilliant!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This is so adorable! I love that your grandmother put it in her suitcase right away!