Tuesday, 21 October 2008

House Mouse Challenge #10

Our challenge this week is :~ Anything But A Card!!

The title says it all really...........lol. With Christmas approaching fast (a bit too fast some would say) it would be the ideal opportunity to create a handmade gift for someone, or maybe for yourself! It's entirely your choice what you make as long as it's not a card and features at least one House Mouse or Friends image. If you wish to make a card to go with your project then that's fine.

I decided to make a book for my little girl to write down the things she would like for Christmas. I only gave it here yesterday and already she is on the second page!!! Not sure it was such a good idea now......lol.

I decided to try out these acrylic covers as i have loved them since i'd first seen them but haven't had the chance to use them!! The cute Happy Hopper is only part of a stamp, i paper pieced the present box and coloured the rest with my copics. It took some time to cut the image out but it kept my hands busy (which is something i need with trying to give up smoking!!). The papers are from the new BasicGrey Wassail range.

Thanks for looking. xxx


Hazel said...

Lovely notebook - like the look of the new BG papers

lisa said...

What a great idea....love that mini book.
lis x

Julie said...

Oh WOW Emma this is brilliant!!

I could do with one of those for my ever growing christmas list lol

Well done for giving up smoking!!

Julie xx

Sian said...

Gorgeous notebook, the papers work really well with the stamp - and he is adorable.

Shary said...

this is gorgeous, I bet she loved it. Those BG papers are on my wish list, everthing BG is on my wish list!!!!

Creative Treasures said...

Emma that is gorgeous, i love the ribbon tied like that :)


carolann said...

This is absolutely stunning hun WTG xxxxx

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is so very cute! You did a great job paper-piecing, and your whole image is adorable. Great idea for a project too.

Lori Barnett said...

Dang girl! How cool is THIS! Love it! xx

Jo said...

Emma this is soooooo brilliant, a great gift idea for kids to send to their friends/teachers too (which wouldn't break the bank)

btw, There's a little something for you on my blog ;)

Jo xx

JAR said...

What a sweet little book for your daughter!!
How are you doing so far this week? {{{hugs}}}

cats whiskers said...

What a fantastic ideas, and I adore your paper pieceing fantastic littlenotebook
Hugs Jacqui x

cats whiskers said...

What a fantastic ideas, and I adore your paper pieceing fantastic littlenotebook
Hugs Jacqui x

Els G. said...

What a lovely notebook!
I gave up smoking in july (I still smoked about a package a day)from one day to another (I smoked for 22 years). The worst part is not cutting down on cigarettes, but breaking with habits. I agree that crafting helps a lot!

Fiona Whitehead said...

This is fabulous Emma - I love it all - a fab gift.

America said...

awww, so cute and inspiring. WAY WAY creative and such a super neat idea! tfs