Monday, 13 September 2010

It's the Mousie's Anniversary HOP

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It's the second Anniversary at House Mouse &  Friends Challenge Blog so we are celebrating with a blog hop. We have loads of fun in store for you and Oh Boy - you want to see the prize on offer -  totally awesome, and there really are too many to list just check them out!!! What are you waiting for get those Mousie stamps out and start creating.


All the DT's have a number of cheeses for you to collect.
Easy, create your card, enter it in the challenge, visit each DT leave a comment and collect the number of cheese which that DT has to offer,
At the end of the hop all you have to do is count the number of cheeses you have collected along the way and enter them into the comments section.



I turned the sketch upside down to accomodate the the whole thing a little better and spent half the time looking at my computer upside down to make sure I'd got it right.
I've made a wall hanging, the image is coloured in Copics, the papers are DCWV Linen Closet. The border is cut with an MS deep border punch, the flowers are Wild Orchid, the sentiment is Hero Arts and everything else is from my stash.

 RIGHT,  I can hear you ask - what has my creation got to do with celebrations - I am celebrating one of life's treasured moments. I had to tell my 'teamies' so I suppose I'm going to have to tell you all as well.

Some years ago, in the school holidays and when it was fashionable my grandson wanted a wedge cutting through his eyebrow.
His Mother's response - "DON'T YOU DARE!!!!"



I said to him, quietly on the side - "I'll do it!!"
He came round to my house and I got the clippers out (the ones I used for my dog actually) and as I put them to his brow he jumped and said 
"Oh I don't think I dare !!" 

Oooops - too late - wrong time to jump and only half an eyebrow left.
I managed to restrain from laughing until I saw the expression on his face when he looked in the mirror,  I just cracked up and the tears of laughter rolled down my face. 
His expression was identical to that little bald mousie's. 



Needless to say I got a serious telling off from my daughter -
"WHY can't you be more responsible, WHEN are you going to GROW UP and ACT your age???"


This wall hanging now hangs in my bathroom and I start each day with a giggle.




And at the end of this I have to give a million thanks to my fabulous friend Scoopy Sue who kindly sent me this image. I thought about buying it but I could never, ever come up with the brilliant sentiments Sue does for the image - she is amazing!!!




The number you need from me is


You should have arrived here from the fabulous


and now you need to move on to the lovely


Happy Hopping everyone - enjoy !!!


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83 comments:

Heide said...

This is just fabulous! Adorable image and great use of the sketch.

Pammejo said...

I love your take on the sketch, it is so very cute.

Paula said...

Hello Heather!
Oh, what a great card! Love the cute and funny image. I must look there for 3 minutes and then, a saw the shawed mouse! Heheheee!!! That´s so funny!

Enjoy your day.
Hugs and kisses Paula

Purple Crazy said...

I do love your story, made me laugh, one day i WON'T grow up, or act my age xx oh yes the hanging is fab too, lovely shades og turq.

Moni said...

Stunning wall hanger, love the cute image and fab colouring. Hugs,moni

Renkata said...

hhihhihiihih Your story make me giggle.
So funny.
I love your project!

Gerlinde said...

What a beautiful card! Like your story that goes with it too!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous plaque Heather and the story behind it is hilarious ! This image is just soo cute ,,, I think you need to make one of these for your grandson too ,, am sure he will see the funny side of it by now !!! or not ??? lol :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Christine said...

Hi Heather love this even more now i know the story awesome creation teamie fab image & colour combo.

smiles Christine xx

Heidi said...

Heather! This is the cutest image ever! Love the colors you choose and the wonderful coloring!
Awesome card!

Sue said...

Heather, this wall hanging is so adorable! And, with your brilliant story of your grandson, I can image it brings a smile to your face every time you see it! Your coloring is awesome as well, which brings this little scene to life. Just terrific!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Lelia Pierce said...

This image is hillarious! I love the color combo!

XXX

Debs said...

Thank you for the great card and the wonderful story, it really made us smile Bee and Dee

Curt in Carmel said...

Your story is hilarious! I did something similar to poor Jay. Because of his being in that heavy electric wheelchair, it is a pain to get him to a barber, so I've been cutting his hair (you guessed it, with the dog clippers) I've become quite good by the way! However, I was not paying attention and made a huge swatch patch in the back of his head because I didn't put the guide on first. Needless to say, I didn't tell him and he could not see it. He had a doctor's appt. the next day and when the doctor noticed it, he looked at me with this funny look and I put my finger up to my lips to say shhhhhhhhh! And he didn't say a thing! LOL So your card brought back this funny scenario for me. Love this card and image. Best, Curt

Shazza said...

fabulous project and I love the story x

Nela said...

Beautiful card with fantastic colors!
Nela

Ann said...

What a fab story Heather and oh what a brill gran you are. Your poor daughter. Love the wall hanging.
I'm heading along to the next port of call and then going to start working on the sketch.
Happy Birthday to all at House Mouse
Ann xxx

Paula said...

What a glorious story - glad you're a grandma like that. As for your creation - quite tremendous. Sadly I have no Mousie's but one day I shall enter the challenge too.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

silvia said...

Super cute card!! LOVED reading your "eyebrow" story! Thanks for making me smile today :)

Little K Smith said...

Great card Heather! Fantastic image, just love it! Gorgeous colour combo too and love the gorgeous flowers!
Kelly.x

Yvette K said...

I love your take on the sketch! And I love the story behind the card, it makes me smile :)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Heather,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nancy said...

I love the story and the card is a perfect keepsake to remember the oops with the eyebrow! Wonderful!

Nancy said...

What a great story - and something for you and your grandson to chuckle over. The card is a perfect keepsake! Boy, did I have trouble posting this comment. Took about 20 tries.

Renee said...

too funny a story!! my sister did the dsme thing to me, only it was cutting my hair. Only one side got done before we got yelled at.

Renee said...

Heather- You are soooo lucky to have a friend like Scoopy Sue!! I think we all need images to start our day off like that. It's way too cute!!

Jennifer Moore said...

What a funny story. The wall hanging to remind you of it is awesome.

dini said...

Sweet project and such a great story...! Now I'm off to hop and count more cheese...

agypsyangel said...

Wonderful and wonderful story :)

scrapperjulia said...

This image always makes me smile! Love the colors that you used and the saying goes so well with the image! Just beautiful!

Tracy said...

Your card is too cute, and what a fun reminder of a moment your grandson will laugh about someday too!

Sharli said...

Hi Heather - I love your card and your story just cracked me up!!! Wow! You followed the template beautifully - and it works so well. The image is darling (and frightening). These mouse images are so sweet.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

HAHAHAHA I love this image! There's so many HM stamps I've never seen! so cute

Celeste said...

I have never laughed so hard in my life!!!! I can just see it all now! This image is one that I love but don't have yet! You did a wonderful job on the wall hanging. The papers you used are gorgeous and your coloring is beautiful.

Ida H said...

What a beautiful cards you have done!
And thanks for the cheese-I hope I win the challenge.
Hugs from little me in Sweden

Suzi said...

Love your card and the image made me smile, I laughed even more when I read your story. What a hoot.
Suzi x

Lynne in NI said...

Ha ha - great story and gorgeous card! My friend's son did the eyebrow wedge thing too and boy did we laugh!

Cathy (Merciechild) said...

Heather, what an absolutely awesome idea with that sketch. I love that image and what you did with it. Great job. Thanks for sharing, Now I have the umph to go create :) Hugs Cathy k

petra,s cards said...

geweldig mooie kaart helemaal mijn kleuren!!!
xx petra

Mrs.B said...

Great card and great story, I love this image, but often wondered about a sentiment - yours is brill.
Avril B

angelwhispers said...

Oh Heather the storey is fab and made me giggle!!! It reminded me of the day my DH asked if I could blend his hair cut and obviously I said yes of course!!!! he ended up with number 2 all over but I tried!!!! lol

Loveing the card and the image is adorable!!! Thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Great story and I love the wall hanging! :<)

Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane

Maria Matter said...

this image totally cracks me up! Stunning creation Heather and your coloring is gorgeous!!!
hugs & blessings!

agapanthus said...

I love your wall hanging, Heather and the chocolate and turqoise colour scheme - I bet it looks great in your bathroom!
Best wishes Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ha! Ha! Fabulous story, I can see how this image would make you smile every time you saw it. Love the sentiment you put with it.
Caroline xxx

ilove2write said...

Love your card..so funny.. and the story too.. actually there is a movie out there that should give you credit as there is a scene in it which is similar where they actually talked the friend into getting the second eyebrow shaved off to match (he had moved and turned his head at the wrong time when the hairdresser was doing something to trim him up..) and how it would look great and no one would notice.. lol.. I can't think of the title of the movie offhand though.. but in any case.. funny story.. thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to getting into the HM challenge I just adore HM. I'll probably have to work on a card later today.. : )

Card Crazy said...

Just adorable and those are my favorite colors!!!
Sue S.

coops said...

wow fantastic card heather.the image is stunning and i love your colours and details.
love your memories of the eyebrow incident.it certainly made me laugh.lol :)

xx coops xx

Debbie Schneider said...

Love your take on the sketch - love the blue and brown combination!!

Valerie said...

What a cute card and a great story. Thank you for sharing.

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous, love the colours you chose and your colouring is devine. Cheers Suzanne

Sassylassy said...

LOL Now that's what I call a hair cut. Cute card I love the colours. I'm taking my cheese and I'm hoppin away with it.
Hugs Bonnie

pinky said...

Heather loved your story just as much as your card lol. You bad woman!! Love that adorable little image though, who doesn't need a smile lol.
Pinky

Tini said...

Aaaahhh Heather - your card is sooo beautiful and your choice of the HM stamps is so funny - Love your card! And the fantastic choice of colors! Great!
Tini

Margreet said...

such a great and funny wallhanger Heather....keep smiling after reading ypur story
xxx Margreet

pat moore said...

love your card heather and thank you for the cheese...............patricia xx

Tracy S said...

So cute! Love the colors you used.

Eve said...

luv the pretty blue & brown combination. Luv this image, and your card is lots of fun!! :-)

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

LOL... I love your card and the story. I had to show it to my hubby as he felt the same way after letting me give a try at cutting his hair. Let's just say it was a one time thing. :o)

Aussie Loz said...

love the upside down sketch! Gorgeous colours - one of my favs :)

Anne said...

LOL fun card and great colours but great story, as the Mum of 2 teenagers that had me laughing:)

butlersabroad said...

Love the wall hanging Heather and loved your GS story too! Thanks for the stamping advice last week too, I went and bought a Versafine ink pad but haven't had a chance to try it out yet.

Hugs
Brenda (no.34)

Tracy said...

Hi Heather,
I adore your creation and I suppose everyone has a hair story, so here's mine:-
A couple of months ago I was visiting my sister with my 4 year old, she has 4 year old twins and while they were playing in the bedroom they cut chunks out of my sons hair and I had to shave his head.. I did blog and did photo's about it after I calmed down.
I love the image and how you designed you card around it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kendra said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing it!

Vanja said...

Fantastic creation! I really love the image, so cute.
hugs, vanja

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh how precious is that! And what a hilarious story to share too!!!

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Heather! The sentiment fits in perfectly and your colouring is fab. Love the story behind and the fact that you spent half the time looking upside down at the computer screen :)

Hugs
Maarit

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

This is an adorable card.

Best regards,
Nadine

Debs said...

Beautiful card heather - I love this colour combo. Thanks for a fab blog hop too.
Happy Anniversary.
Debs xx

Esme said...

Hi Heather!
I LOVE this wall hanger, and the story that goes with it! Bet that makes you smile every time you see it!

Esme xx

Lori said...

Love your card, I really think it's beautiful.

Dot said...

Your image made me laugh.That's one fantastic card! Beautifully colored and detailed. The sketct is great.Happy Birthday.
hugs, Dorte

Tasha said...

LOL that image really made me giggle! Fabulous colour combo and super colour work. Such fun
love tasha xx

Dawn Frost said...

OMG that is too funny. My son did something similar. He cuts his own hair with the clippers and thought he was using the guard on the clippers and ALMOST starting cutting when he realized it wasn't on AT all! Needless to say he checks more than once when doing his hair. I LOVE your card. The background stiped paper looks like wallpaper, its perfect!

Sue said...

Very beautiful card. Great color combination and I love the stamped image. TFS
Sue

Larisa said...

Oh, so nice card!!! Love the papers a lot - this looks so special!!!!

Katarina said...

Love the colours.

Lagene said...

That is too funny!Reminds me of my wedding day in 1984! My step-son-to-be arrived at the wedding sporting tiny eraser sized eyebrows! He wass always "outside" the box. (little did I know just how much of an INDIVIDUAL he really was!)

Ronnie said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful card!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Your card is adorable but the story is even better! Love it!

Kat said...

I love your wall hanging. That image is so funny. His expression is priceless. Thanks for sharing the story of your grandson's eyebrow!

Kat x

Jessica G. said...

Love the idea of creating a wall hanging and this is a gorgeous one to display! This is one of my favorite images to use on military themed cards -- gotta love those haircuts!!

Deb Riell said...

Heather...I just love it. You are so talented. I have been away from my blog but hope to be back now that summer is ending. A full day of craftin' for me. I saw your Kraftin' Kimmie - one of my FAVORITES!!
Deb

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