Monday, November 3, 2014

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #182 ~ "BRRR ... IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!"

Hello and welcome! I am so very pleased to have you join me for my first post as a Guest Designer for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. It is an honor that I have dreamed of achieving and am so pleased to be working alongside such sweet and talented artists for November & December.

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The theme for this fortnight's challenge is *Brrrr ... It's Cold Outside* (#HMFMC182) and I've chosen to make a Tri-Shutter card.

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On the outside of the card I've placed two adorable little House Mouse mice huddling together for warmth (Stocking Full of Love) and through the window you can see another little House Mouse all snuggled up with an adorable kitten (Kitty Snuggle).
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When the card is fully stretched out, you can see the outside and the inside all at once. I've added window sheeting to the window frame so I could pile up the snow on it. There are also lace curtains (Crocheted Ribbon) hanging on the inside of the window.

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I colored my images with Copic markers adding a little extra glow to the cheeks of the mice who are outside and a reflective glow of the Christmas lights on the sleeping kitty inside.

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Here's a view of the card from the other end, looking in. I added some SU! paper as wallpaper and some topiary stickers as Christmas decorations inside the house.

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There you have my winter scene ... cold and frosty on the outside and warm and fuzzy on the inside.

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~ Brrrr, it's COLD outside ~ 
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Have a fantastic week!
Hugs,

51 comments :

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, what an adorable card! I love that sleeping kitty and precious house-mouse's! Great design!

Sue said...

Welcome, snoopy, so happy to have you designing along with us for the next couple of months!
What an outstanding card too. Love the design. So many beautiful details. Love the images you used. Those little guys in the stocking have the most adorable faces. Great colorwork too.

Hugs
Sue

Becky said...

This is absolutely awesome! Love how you incorporated the 2 images to create this awesome scene. That window is a fabulous idea.

Jean Chaney said...

Wow, you really made a wonderful scene out of your whole card. Fabulous!

Annika said...

Oooooh Snoopy, this is absolutely adoreable!

Loz said...

Congratulations on your first post as a GD Snoopy. Your card is STUNNING. I Love the design and images..Loz

Lenoria said...

Snoopy, this is such a cute card! I love your little house at the bottom also.

Ellis said...

Beautiful card you made and fun with the window! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Kitty! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

You are too kind to me, Sue! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks ever so much, Becky! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks bunches, Annika! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much, Lozzie! This is a very exciting day for me. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thank you, Lenoria! I'm so glad you like them. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much, Elenor! It was fun to make. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks ever so much, Jean. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer! ~ Snoopy :D

Cathy Kuntz said...

That card is absolutely magnificent . I love it. You are awesome

Snoopy said...

Thanks, sweetie! You are such an encouragement to me. ~ Snoopy :D

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, your card is so very beautiful. I love that card technique and the images that you added in all the right places. Just stunning work Snoopy! Congrats on being on their design team!! Cheers, Holley

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'll be casing this as close as possible...haha. I love doing window cards and this is a little different so I can't wait. Thank you for the inspiration!

Snoopy said...

Thanks so very much, Holley! I'm thrilled at the opportunity to create with such wonderful and talented people. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks bunches, Cely! CASE-ing is the sincerest form of flattery for a card maker so that means the world to me. ~ Snoopy :D

Barbara Godden said...

This card is AWESOME I love the fold although it intimidates me. Love your use of the two in the stocking and the window.

Snoopy said...

Thank you very much, Barbara! I really appreciate your comment. ~ Snoopy :D

Nikki C said...

This is such a sweet card love how you get to peak through the window when your card is open just wonderful hugs Nikki C

Shuly said...

EXCELLENT!!! this card is so clever!!! what a great idea! this sure is inspiring!! thank you for sharing!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

beautiful project! new follower! I love the cat! so detailed! looks so real!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Snoopy, a fabulous design and papers. Your image is just adorable and your elements are stunning!!
Happy to have you with us the next couple of months!!!
hugs
Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Snoopy :-) I love the multifold design and how it draws you in, so clever and absolutely fantastic !! super cute !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oops,,, sorry , I meant to say, It is lovely to have you with us :-)

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much, Nikki! That's my favorite part too. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Shuly! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thank you so much and welcome! So glad you liked it. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks so very much, Heather! I'm thrilled to be there. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks bunches, Lols! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

hee hee hee ... no worries! It's so great to be there. ~ Snoopy :D

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much, Elly! ~ Snoopy :D

Dora said...

this is a amazing card. beautiful shape and using of images.
you made a little scene with it. so beautiful!
kind regards, Dora

Snoopy said...

Thank you very much, Dora! ~ Snoopy :D

Sue from Oregon said...

Wowser-this is amazing Snoopy! What a wonderful scene you have created! So much to look at! My oh My! So happy to have you be part of our team for the holidays! ♥ Sue Kment

Snoopy said...

I'm so glad you like it, Sue! I am thrilled to bits to be a part of the team. ~ Snoopy :D

Diane said...

Amazing colourful card Snoopy !! Just love it sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Pam MacKay said...

I just love the design of your card it is so adorable! Beautifully done!

Snoopy said...

Thanks bunches, Pam! It was a lot of fun to make. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Diane! ~ Snoopy :D

Maura R said...

This is an amazing card!! The details that went into this card are amazing and someone is going to LOVE receiving it.
beesmom at splitcoast

Snoopy said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Maura! ~ Snoopy :D

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I'm still loving this cut fold. I also love doing window scenes. I'm not familiar with the fold of this card. Do you have a tutorial or link? Celyinscatcharter .. Thank you !

Snoopy said...

Thanks so very much, Cely! I customized the dimensions for this card. I will try to post a template for you next week. ~ Snoopy :D

Cathy Kuntz said...

Wow I must have been on strike, I missed this one too. Love it Sweetie. Hugs, Cathy K