Thursday, September 4, 2008

Trick-or-Cheese!

I struggled with last week's House Mouse weekly challenge, which is "Lace it Up" (to use lace on any project that you created), I had so many ideas but just cannot make something that I envisioned. This card was supposed to be for last week's challenge, and again, after struggling, I just gave up and waited for this week's challenge.

And this week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge...phew! I'm pretty happy with the card except for the 3 purple party sprinkles on the right. I wanted it to be candy corns and I was pretty sure I had candy corn brads that I bought last year (Halloween after-sale) but you know how it goes, you see something on-sale and think that it's a great deal and it'll be perfect for a card next year, you'll place it somewhere that you know you'll remember the following year where you put it but when you need it... it's nowhere to be found!


This is Monika and yes, she knows that it's only September but she just wanted to make sure that this costume fits her. The background was supposed to be a patterned paper but I thought it would be better with a big block of cheese with a pumpkin just like her costume. I used my 1/4 circle hand-held punch, 1/2 and 3/4 circle punch to create the cheese on Barely Banana card stock. The pumpkin is a template that I found on the Internet, printed on Pumpkin Pie card stock cut and scored.

Stamps: Trick or Cheese by House-Mouse Design and sentiment from Fright Night set by MFT

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana and Whisper White card stock from
Stampin' Up

Ink: Timber Brown Staz-on Ink and SU re-inkers

Accessories: 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 circle punch, Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, pumpkin template and slit punch


28 comments:

Carmen O. said...

Catherine, this is awesome! I love how you made the bg look like swiss cheese. Very creative.

Sassy Crafts said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining in this week with HM&F.

Rose Ann said...

Oh Catherine...this is just ADORABLE!!

Donna said...

ack! I love Monika! cute story & I LOVE the cheese bg

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Oh my goodness. It's soooo cute!
I love it! Great job!! Monica is my favorite HM. But don't tell the others ;)

~Terry

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh is this stinkin' CUTE!

Janine said...

I love it Catherine. That mouse image is so sweet.!!!

Holly said...

so cute! And don't worry, those candy corn brads will show up on November
1st! LOL!

Cindy Haffner said...

He is just so darn sweet, makes me smile. Hugs Cindy

Rita said...

I luv what you did with this card, so darn cute! Like that you used cs to look like a big block of cheese like the mouse's costume, so unique, great job!

I was looking for something a few months ago & drove myself insane that day but after about 8 hours of searching & holding up my creative juices I have to say I finally found what I was looking for! Hehehe!!! Menapause, old age of just too much on our minds???

Sandra Smart said...

Catherine, thank you so much for the kind words. It means so much to have others praying for her.

I love this card. All of the house mouse images are so cute. I used to collect micey things when I was a little girl, so can you believe I do not have one of these stamps??!

ChrissyM said...

I love it!!! The cheese background and pumpkin are so cute!! SO creative. I love it!!!! Wow awesome card!!

Tina said...

OMGosh Catherine, this is absolute genious! I love EVERY detail!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cute, the pumpkin looks great! Glad you could play,hope to see you next week.

Alexandra said...

THIS is stinkin' adorable Catherine, how totally cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Diane said...

Awwww!!!1 What a cutie!!

Lynn said...

This is just too stinkin' cute!!!

Ashley said...

Very very cute! I love this!

Angie Tieman said...

How cute! Great job with that sketch! Love your big pumpkin in the back and those 3 cute little purple dots!

Lori Barnett said...

Gosh!!! This is so totally cute! Love that stamp :) Everything is awesome! TFS.

Diane.W. said...

Hi Catherine!Your card is gorgeous & sooo cute!!!
Thanx for visiting my blog :o)x

Heather said...

I love it. That pumpkin is great!!

Els G. said...

A great card! I like the 'cheesy' background to match the cheese on the stamp!
Els
x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH that swiss cheesey bg is soooooooooooooo fun!!!! What an adorable little mousie!!!!!

Janneke said...

Very pretty card ;)

Thanks for joining the HM challenge :D

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

what a cute card!!! Love the idea!!

Susan (rainy) said...

I so love House Mouse images. She is so adorable!! The cheese background is such a clever idea. And yes it looks like her costume is a perfect fit!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute! Those mouse images are just adorable, I think I need some! :) Great pumpkin and love the colors. :)