27 August 2012

House Mouse & Friends are BACK TO SCHOOL

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Yes its that time of year when the mums breath a sigh of relief after entertaining the kiddos
for the school hols..its all go with uniforms & equipment..sigh those were the days..
Many thanks for your gorgeous cute HM  Double Trouble creations check out the blog see if your a winner..
as my heading says our likkle mousey family's are BACK TO SCHOOL / OFFICE
which is the choice of our teamie America …our generous sponsor for this chall is
House Mouse designs with a $25 gift certificate to spend online..
for one lucky winner..

our lovely teamie America has kindly offered this new HM stamp as a 2nd prize for another lucky winner..
 how cute is this?  thanks sweetie XX

We have our 3 GDTs back with us for their last chall creation for Aug..many thanks
for your stunning contributions to the HM challs Donna/Margreet/ Shaz

Piccy overload..
I had some fun creating this little school bag..in the UK we used to call it a Satchel not sure
if its known by that now..my kiddies school days are long gone ..I started with an A4 piece of
dark brown card with a leather look effect.. I made some handles out of saddle stitch ribbon
I won from The Ribbon Girl the little buckles are made from an old sizzlits die..
the ruler is Do craft, stamped on Kraft card stock distressed the edges..

HM #127
School bus is an epoxy charm, the crayon packet is DL from a  Nit wit collection ?

HM #127x4

This is the bag opened out..the DP is Cosmo Cricket “Joy ride” image is called
“Smarty Pants Amanda” HMJR1078.. coloured with markers & prismas.. SB dies to frame..
chalk board/crayons/calculator are all DL from Nit Wit collection..Live n Learn..?

HM #127 x3

thats mine now lets see your cute BACK TO SCHOOL HM creations..
all you need to enter is a House Mouse/Happy Hopper or Gruffie image..
challs for me card are

Simon Says Stamp chall Back to school 
Fussy & fancy  Back to school.
MAWTT  anything BUT square
Crafting For all seasons  Stitching real/faux (on me ribbon) 
Simply Create too  Back to  School
Raise the bar  Back to School

thanks for stopping by if your still with me sorry for the long post..



Brigitte said...

OMG, this is fantastic!!!! It looks like a real satchel! Hugs, Brigitte

Jennifer said...

Oh my! Christine this is fabulous and the detail you've used to create this wonderful napsack is amazing. Beautiful creation and perfect for the theme!


Margreet said...

Brilliant creation, Christine...and the inside is stunning too!
xxx Margreet

downrightcrafty said...

OMG this is fabulous so much attention to detail and love the leather feel I could sport one of these to work and look trendy
Hugs Kate xx

Donna Hanley said...

Christine, This is exceptionally sweet. I love everything single thing about it right down to the leather looking paper. We can certainly see all the effort you put into this little satchel. WOW I love that image that is going to be given away for this week's challenge back from 1999. Enjoy your week.

Nate said...

Hi Christine,
thank you so much for your comment. I don't understand the robot thing. I'm quite new here and so I don't know what this is and how to turn it off.
Wishing you a fantastic day,

Nate said...

Hi Christine,
so sorry that I did that wrong. I hope I didn't cause you too many problems. As I said I'm relatively new to all this and so I still make lots of mistakes.
So sorry again.
Wishing you a great day,

Tracy said...

Hi Christine
This is a fabulous take on the theme. A cute and perfect image. Gorgeous creation. And all your embellies and finishing touches look great.
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

Nikki said...

Wow this is kewl Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sue from Oregon said...

So fun...easy to get carried away with the meeces isn't it...This project would be a super gift for any teacher for sure!

Jackie said...

Good morning Christine, I seem to have missed a few of your gorgeous projects in the last few day. I love the bookmark, the birdie card and the school bag. In my school days (dim and distant past) a satchell was one we carried on our backs :o)
Jackie xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

what a brilliant idea and love that cute image, It's been great being on the GDT except not being able to enter to win the fabulous prizes lol

Thanks for having me on board
Hugs Shaz x

Christine L said...

Wowwwwwwww how fab is THAT????? LOL!! Love it Christine... all those perfect details and that fab image inside!! You certainly can always come up with something stunning and just right for the occasion!

Biggest hugs
Christine x (t'other one!)

Dot said...

Such a super creative take on the chall theme, Christine. Your bag is amazing, with a lot of great details.
hugs Dorte

Sazzle said...

Christine this is a fab project, full of bright colours and such a cute image too :-)

Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our back to school challenge - good luck!

xx Sazzle xx

Rica said...

This is outstanding Christine, I love your 'briefcase' - such a fun design - your details, both in and out are fantastic and your image is such a sweetie, fab colouring.

Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous satchel Christine :-) the whole thing is just brilliant !! LOVE IT :-)

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Christine!! I just ADORE your clever creation here!!! Really sweet design and gorgeous as always!!! I hope to get out my fun HM stamps and play along with you all!! HUGS :)

cheiron said...

Cute and clever in so many ways. Love the satchel, perfect shape for Back to School. Thanks for playing along with the Back to School Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Dawn said...

Love your card! Brilliant design!

Hugs, Dawn

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK! You clever girl you.... Look at this, I LOVE it. How stinkin fun is that, fantastic girlie.

krafty-kutz said...

WOW mummy!! this is stunning, very clever xx

Nicola said...

OMG mummy, another amazing project! This satchel is gorgeous, love your creativity, the image is too cute and I adore all the school related detail!
Thanks for joining in again with our Back to School challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Susie Sugar said...

First class !! 10 out of 10 ....!!
Both Woody and I love this one it's great xx
Enjoy your Sunday ;)
Hugs Susie xx

Bianca said...

What a stunning card! I love House Mouse so much and your card is super cute and perfect for a first day in school. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca