Saturday, October 22, 2011

House Mouse and thrift finds


A cute little card today from House Mouse - the current challenge is Halloween colors - orange, black, yellow and green (I also added a touch of purple :). The challenge had the option of a Halloween card but I don't have any HM Halloween stamps so made due with the balloons.

I love the expression on the face of the little guy about to pop the balloon :) - I think this card will be going to my sister for her Birthday next week!!!! I did stamp Happy Birthday on the inside :).

I colored this House Mouse image with copics and cut it out with a Spellbinders die and an out of the box technique.
I layered the main image to black polka dotted paper and some orange and green ribbons and then to a green card base.

Check out the challenge over at the House Mouse and friends blog here -

The last 3 pics are of a couple of my thrift shop/garage sale finds from yesterday.
The teacup has 'made in occupied Japan' on it - I haven't seen one of these in about 15 years. I have 2 matching teacups and saucers that are also made in occupied Japan, but we found those at a flea market in France when we were stationed in Germany about 15 years ago. I have not seen one since. The cup has a small chip in the rim but even so was a good find for me at only 2 dollars....

The bottles I got for less than 50 cents each - there were about 25 in the box with about 4 of them being the taller ones and the rest the shorter. I already have several ideas.....
Well all for tonight - time to rustle up some grub and then maybe back to the craft room :)
Take Care


Sue said...

Hi Terra, love your card. The bright colors and beautiful coloring will be a great birthday card for your sister. Love how the balloon extends off the die cut. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Great garage sale finds too!!


Sue from Oregon said...

A darling and colorful creation Tera! Love that gold trimmed edge as well! And what fun bargains you found..those jars will likely be some fun crafty project I bet! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tera :-) I love this image and the colours and design are lovely :-) I am sure your sister will love this :-)

Thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x
great finds too :-)

Christine said...

Hi Tera stunning colouring cute image great take on the chall theme..

thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time..

smiles Christine x

America said...

Super FUN bright colors and love the mice in gray! Also Fab way to have the balloons out of the die-cut! Great take on the Halloween Colors Challenge! Thank you so much for joining us again at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! :) Good Luck on the draw, and we hope to see you again next week! :)