My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The House Mouse Olympics


I had so much fun creating this card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge. It took SEVEN individual stamps, many post-it notes for masking, some clip art editing for flags and hats and free hand drawing of the track and fence.

The theme is OLYMPICS and at first I was too intimidated by this to even consider entering. But then, I thought why not? So here is my card. There are so many original, creative and fun entries to see at Check them out!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I promise to visit every last one of you who left your kind comments this weekend! Too many things this week and I just kept getting lost. And today my printer stopped working. My computer savvy friends saved the day! My friend Sandra drove here from out of town to see if it could be repaired and she and my friend Doug found me a new printer on sale and it has been ordered. I am blessed with wonderful friends in my life. Just when one loses faith in mankind - someone like these two comes forward. Wishing you all a great weekend.

Barbara Diane


Linda said...

What a cute card, it's so sweet all that little mouses. You did a great job.
hugs Linda

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow wow wow .. this is amazing.. i just love the scene you created .. made me smile.. its a real work of art .. and so cute!
What wonderful friends you have
Lisa x

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous, just love the image choice such a celebration, thank you for joining us this time around on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Barbara .
Love your little sporty scene here and the race track ..
Great fun card .
By the way your candy has been posted { Friday].
My thought for today on my post is to do with friends too .
hugs Shirley-Anne

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic and full of fun card good luck with the House Mouse challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Christine said...

Aw Barbara what a stunning cute image..not seen this one before..lovely colouring love all the stars & top hats..clever take on the Olympic chall theme

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall..hope you come back soon?

smiles Christine x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. I love the fun stamp you used.

Mrs A. said...

When you make something Barbara you really do put all your art into it. This is no exception. Love the picture that you have created. All those mices. I just love your mices o pieces. Hugs mrs a.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just so wonderful! Did you mask mice from all different stamps? However you did it, it is the cutest card ever! Glad you got your printer problem solved.

JD said...

Wow! This is a work of art! and I'm sure using all those stamps, and the all the masking took you a long time to do, but it was well worth it, You've done a great card for the challenge. (and even some free hand, I'm especially impressed!

Paper Bagley said...

Well done...the games have been fun to watch...I enjoyed looking at your blog...from Oregon, Tootsie

Sue from Oregon said...

Obviously a labor of love Barbara Diane! So many wonderful handdrawn details too...that is very awesome and makes for a special, original creation! This really was a fun challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment (off to browse the rest of your wonderful creations!)

Ann English said...

Fabulous! You've got some mighty good friends!

Elaine said...

What a fantastic scene Barbara I love these little mice how fabulous and you have some nice friends too well done Hugs Elaine

Cath Davidson said...

Thank you for your kind comments. Xxx this is stunning, I can't believe you weren't going to enter. Gorgeous x

Dot said...

Fabulous, great work! I love the images you have put together for this mousey sceen, Amazing colouring.

Thank you for joining us this time at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Whimcees,

What an adorable card to honor the Olympics. I'm glad you got your printer up and running. I have a computer savy friend and they are so nice to have - very helpful.

Thanks for visiting me. I'm planning to announce my blog candy on Wednesday so please pop back on over.


scrappymo! said...

What a delightful card...hope you win!!!

Sue said...

What a fun card you have created! The spectators are so funny, love the flags. So very clever and lots of work, but the results are amazing. Awesome entry. Thanks for sharing with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Katie said...

This is such a fun card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barbara this is a testment to your made this design seamlessly and one would have thought it was made with one stamp!