My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooky, Sweet & Colorful on House Mouse Challenge


The current challenge on the House Mouse Challenge is to use any combination of Orange, Purple, Lime Green and Black to illustrate the theme of "Spooky, Sweet & Colorful". If this isn't a perfect everything to use my favorite shades of Stickles, I don't know what is! I made this poster for  my friend Verda - the lady of the Monday candy/hug - as my weekly thank you. Verda has poor eyesight so I try to make things that she can see with her magnifying glass and her visiting nurse to help. I hope this isn't too busy for her - but then she loves a challenge and we have great laughs at the misinterpretations! I tell her I like to keep her on her toes - which I don't know what that means exactly, but it is a phrase I grew up with. :<)

I started with a spooky tree that I found at the Dollar Store and went from there. The cute little trick-or-treat mice are stamps from the "Halloween Clear Stamp Set" and you can find it at  To see all of the wonderful inspiration of the DT and the equally creative entries to this fun challenge, go to the House Mouse Challenge at and add your project!

Thank you for stopping by today! We have a very foggy day here in this part of WI - it is to be warm temperatures for today and tomorrow and then COLD temperatures return! Hopefully they do not stay yet - I am not looking forward to winter this year. Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane


Katie said...

I love the spooky tree! How cute is that?!

Dawn said...

Eeeek! What a spooky scene!! Those are some brave little mice to be hanging out by that scary tree. Your poster is full of so many wonderful details - love the stickles and all those googly eyes peering out from the brances. Of course, the little meece are all adorable too. Thanks for joining in at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Dawn (GDT)

Linda said...

What a cute spooky card
hugs Linda

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow love looking at your work and the lime green is so striking with that fabulous silhoette tree and all of those eyes how amazing love it, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, do hope you will join us in our hop.
Hugs Kate xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous poster!
I'm sure Verda will love it, and you'll probably have a few laughs!

Donna Hanley said...

I hope your friend gets as much of a kick out of this as I did. You are very good at cutting these little guys out and I love the "eyes" in the tree and bats and ghosts. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Jane said...

oh that tree is fabulous and i love the cute little Halloween mice .. spooktacular!
Lisa x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. The mice are so cute and I just love the spooky tree.

Sue said...

Wonderful spooky tree! And all those little trick or treaters out for the night, so darn cute. Great bright colors too. thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge and Blog Hop!


America said...

Hi Barbara Diane! What Spooktacular HM FUN!! Fab stickles sparkle! So awesome to see so many adorable mice trick or treating for an exciting Halloween scene. What a great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for joining us on the House-Mouse & Friends MC- Spooky Sweet Colourful BLOG-HOP. Good Luck to you!! :)


Oh, I LOVE that Dollar Tree. . . .spooky tree. . . .It certainly makes the card along with your beautifully colored Halloween images. Super creative, fun and cute!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

Sue from Oregon said...

Enjoyed catching up on all your wonderful glittery creations Barbara! This big ole' spooky tree is perfect for all this spooktakular group of trick or treaters...OH so creative! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment-off to catch up on your posts!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Scary cute Barbara Diane :0)

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine said...

Awww so cute lovely colours & the tree is very scary, one all round super Halloween creation.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends blog hop chall..good luck.

smiles Christine x

Dot said...

Wow what a spooky tree, I love the eyes you put on it.
Cute little mice ;)
Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge and Blog Hop, and good luck!