Monday, 5 May 2014


My first week as a Guest Designer at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and the theme this week is Sunny Days.

I used this lovely image from the Happy Hoppers range and coloured it with my Copic markers, adding some Glossy Accents to the rubber ring, the drink and the duck

I used my favourite aqua base card for my matting and layering and some pretty papers I got free in a magazine a few years ago (Yes I DID say YEARS!!! I do like to drool over my papers for an awfully long time before I actually get around to using them ;oD). Next I die cut some waves and a bright orange sun before adding my sentiment. Hope you like it.

Why not drop by and see what the fantastic design team have done with our theme this week and maybe join in with the challenge at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Go on! You know you want to...



  1. Well done on your dt slot! fabulous fabulous card love the colour combo and the die cuts x

  2. I think I only recently gave away those papers (used some of them). They r nice tho so I can c why they were kept for so long.
    Great card. He looks so content and happy snoozing in the sun.

  3. Gorgeous card Lauren :-) one of my most used stamps, love this image, and the papers and sun are fabulous ! He certainly does look relaxed ;-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Gorgous card and fabulous colours. Love the layout and super HM image xx

  5. Hi Lauren, welcome in, looking forward to designing with you for the next couple of months. Love this super hopper stamp and your color work is awesome. Glossy accents add just the right touch too.

    PS the lettering on my card is a border package from Michaels that I cut apart.

  6. Oh My! this is sooo cute! Looks like he would fit in with your Clumbers lol.. FABulous colour Lauren and I LOve your stitching.

  7. This is a gorgeous card Lauren, I love your fun image and the aqua and orange colour combination is gorgeous. Your die cut waves and sun are perfect additions.
    Thank you for joining us as a Guest Designer at House-Mouse & Friends.

  8. Now this is how to spend a sunny day. (Kind of look like what your Clumbers do) What a fantastic job with this precious image. Love the idea of using Glossy Accents on the ring. I'll have to remember that. So glad you are on board with us for these next two months.

  9. This card is adorable!! Thanks so much for helping to promote House-Mouse Designs stamps!!

  10. What a work of art, I love the layers. I hope you've been doing just that today "RELAX-ING"! Happy Birthday lovely. Hope you've had a great day.
    Katie x
    P.S Thanks for all the lovely comments this week, I loved them.

  11. AWh check you out lovely lady and look at your awesome sewing too! Amazing! I just love these little cuties. I have a stash of them Lauren and I'm afarid to use them!!! ;0) xx

    1. Oh you are WAY TOO KIND. My sewing is super-wibbly. Don't be afraid... Just dive right on in. Your gorgeous birthday card (thank you SOOOO MUCH by the way) was so awesome that you surely can't be afraid of the anything Miss Rosie :oD

    2. You're just too kind Mrs H! I do have a heap and I mean a heap of house mouse stamps.....almost all of Joanna Sheens. I'm still missing a few though. I just think "how do I colour these well?" You've got them down to a fine art! Perhaps I'll have a go soon! Xx

    3. ...but I saw your lovely Mousies with the sunflowers the other week and it was AWESOME! You are way too good at colouring to be worrying about such things Miss Rosie. Stop it AT ONCE!!! Lx

    4. LOL - you sound like me. I've got an absolute pile of the stamps but I'm always seeing images I haven't got. How did that happen? I know we're all tight for time but I would LOVE to see some House Mouse cards from you. I KNOW they will be fantastic. Go on. You KNOW you want to... Lx

  12. This is just a gorgeous card from start to finish Mrs H!

    A rip roaring success - what a way to make your DT debut!



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