Thursday, May 3, 2012

How've you bean?

The current challenge at House Mouse and Friends is "Anything Goes!" I think "Anything Goes" challenges are even harder than regular challenges.  Sometimes,  I need a theme to help me choose which House Mouse stamp gets inky--otherwise my indecisiveness, coupled with my love for House Mouse stamps, means I'll ink them ALL UP! You think I'm kidding, but I have 6 House Mouse cards in various stages of completion on my desk right now.  EEK!  

In this card I've used the stamp "Sweet Sensations."  Cute right?  Now, I need more jelly bean puns.  I snagged the "How've you bean?" sentiment stamp from a coffee/tea set.  Unfortunately, I simply cannot think of any others.  My Husband's only contribution was, "Bean nice knowing you."  I told him it sounded like a card for someone who's dying.

On a whim I decided to cover the entire candy dish with a layer of glossy accents--a decision I should have considered a little more carefully.  The glossy accents leached some of the color from the red jelly beans, and caused some of the other colors to run.  Somehow it even managed to absorb the spica glitter pen I used on the jelly beans?! Oh, well. Lesson learned. 

Thanks for looking!  Come back soon, and maybe you'll see one of the other cards I created for this challenge...LOL. 


Sue said...

Erin, your card is so cute. Great colors and coloring. Shape is super. Papers so fun and bright. We are so glad you shared your card with us and joined us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Can't wait to see some of those others you have colored up, please join us again soon.


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and fabulous colouring, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - hope you will join us for our next challenge too
Hugs Kate xx

Rica said...

A fabulous card, a great design and fab colours
Your image is adorable and brilliant colouring.

Thanks so much for joining Mouse Mouse and Friends challenge
Heather xx

Gail said...

Looks pretty darn good to me!
Love the image!
Good Luck at House Mouse & Friends!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Erin :-) I love this image and your colouring and glossy accents are fab !! LOVE the sentiment too :-)

Bean Thinking of You ,,, :-)

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

Sue from Oregon said...

Polka dots and meeces...what could be better Erin? Lovely, vibrant colors! I have few meece projects working too! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

Tracy said...

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

Sassy said...

This made me giggle! I love jelly beans and now I must find this stamp. Very cute and I love the bright colors! You are the best!

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