Sunday, March 7, 2010

You Drive Me Nuts-House Mouse Monday Challenge

 Oh...my new house mouse stamps are finally seeing a little ink! I have had this project in my head since I received my new meece stamps...but it was just finding the time to make it happen. I can't believe the House Mouse challenge and Splitcoast  cooperated at just the right time...I am a lucky girl!

I made this little basket for me sweetie. He thatched and mowed my lawn this week...hard work! I am going to have one of his co-workers sneak this on to his desk at work this week.

I made THIS little basket from the Splitcoast Tutorial, but I did change the dimensions to make it a little bigger box so I could fit more than 10 peanuts into it.  I used an EK Success border punch on the top edges and my new MS punch for the grass. The peanuts on the image are put on with dimensionals. I also added some peanuts around the top edge of the basket. The handle has a piece of polka dot grass the full length as well as a few peanuts.

I added a few words to the sentiment. The original sentiment says " oh...NUTS"  and I added "you drive me" on top of the word nuts. He will appreciate the sentiment because I tell him that all the time...and not always in the most "positive" way LOL!


The current challenge over at House Mouse Monday Challenge is anything but a card! I think this works, don't you!? My good stampin' friend Curt is the host of the challenge this week.

ETA: Oops I posted this without the details...

Here they are:

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Stamps: Nutty Juggler HMKR1043, sentiment OH NUTS QR1059 both from Stampabilities


Cardstock: Cocoa and Bo Bunny polka dot DP

Ink: Memento Black and copics, sentiment with Versafine


Misc: MS punch, EK border punch, cording

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28 comments:

Lynnor Goodwin said...

This is so adorable!! I got these stamps to use this summer when peanuts come in. Peanuts are one of the crops raised on the farm where my hubby works. We always have gobs of goobers in July!! LOL!!
Anyway, I love what you have done with them here!! Fantastic coloring as always!! Thanks so much for sharing this cute project!!

Shirley N said...

Great coloring Sue, it really looks like fur! Your DH will love this!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

So cute! Those baskets are so much fun to make!
I love the popped up peanuts and the fabulous tag!

Inger said...

Oh wowww, this looks super cute!!!
Love it! :-)
Have a wonderful day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a CUTE basket of nuts! Your meeces look perfect juggling the peanuts, and I LOVE the sentiment tag! Too funny :)

Silli said...

Big smile, the basket is so cute, I love the funny image...hmmmyummy! Hugs and happy monday!

*Vicki* said...

OMG!!! This is just BRILLIANT!! I adore your project sweetie!! The basket is so adorable and what a fun gift to give a friend!! :) TFS!! HUGS

Chris said...

Love your new stamp Sue and your sweetie is going to be so pleased when he finds this on his desk. Gorgeous colouring and the little basket is very cute. Chris :)

Sue said...

I know you have been wanting to use these for awhile now, glad you had some time.....such a fun little gift and I love that your sneaking it to him......awwwwww. Cute house mouse design too.

Take Care
Sue

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, CUTE! I love the basket of peanuts with this image! Your hubby will get a kick out of this!

mycardz said...

Very cool! THe handle is awesome, it fits so well with the theme. And, your coloring of that adorable little mouse is OVER the top SUE! THe fur looks so real! I love it! You win the challenge in my book! hugz, Mary

America said...

I am really diggin' this image and sentiment. and I love how adorable your project turned out with your fantastic coloring! :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at HM&F Monday Challenge this week.

Charlene said...

I am so casing this, girlfriend! My husband LOVES peanuts in the shell! I keep a jar on the kitchen counter and he heads there as soon as he hits the door in the evening.

Cute, cute, cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh to fun, makes me SMILE.

Larissa said...

Wow Sue this is so adorable! Great stamp very cute basket and love the sentiment.

Hugs,
Larissa

Christine said...

Hi isnt this image just the cutest?? fab creation great use of your punches..stunning colouring love it, thanks for joining us at HM&F this wk.

Hugs Christine xx

Jovita said...

Ah Sue this is so stinkin cute, love it :)

Carolyn King said...

that is adorable. Great job sue!

Anja's weblog said...

So Beautiful Sue, and what a cute basket:))

Hugs
Anja

Elena said...

Oh, this basket is so adorable! I really love your idea with the nuts! Love how you made a tag!

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow, super work, i'm loving this. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such an adorable project. Those little meeces are so-o--o-o cute.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so perfect in every way! The contents match the image, the basket is perfect for the contents, etc. Such a great project! So glad you got to play with us this week!!!! Best, Curt

Allison said...

What a fun idea...so much originality in this one!

Joan said...

Too cute, too cute.

Holly Jordan said...

Absolutely adorable Sue :) Thanks for sharing!!!

treesawardincrafts said...

I'm so glad you got that project out of your head and into real life. It is brilliant. Thanks for sharing it.

Ree Donnelly said...

WOW! Amazing job...how in the world did you get the fur to look so real??! I had to really look at it to see! Wow...

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