Monday, September 8, 2008

Challenge #4 - On A Budget

Thank you to everyone who joined in last weeks challenge.

Our challenge this week is :~ On A Budget!!

With the economy in mind and the looming credit crunch we are all watching the £'s/$'s so i would like you to make a card (or whatever you choose to make) for less than £1/$2.
Your stamps and colouring pens/pencils are excluded from the price/budget.
You may also use any tools you have to create the card/project.
Items you may have received for free/in a swap or a RAK may be used but they must have an estimated value/cost.
Please remember to work out the cost for everything else:
card blank
any papers and card used
flowers/blooms
DST, glue etc (obviously this won't be much so a small estimate is fine).

It's entirely your choice what you make - card, Lay out, atc, etc anything goes as long as it features at least one House Mouse or Friends image and follows this weeks theme.

Here's what our lovely DT have produced and don't forget to check out their blogs for a break down of the cost of their cards and other details!!

~America~ Estimated cost $0.40 (£0.20 ish)
~Carolyn~ Total cost $0.44 (£0.22 ish)
~Emma~ Total cost £0.35 ($0.70 ish)
~Janneke~ Total cost - please see blog
~Jennifer~ Total cost $1.99 (£0.98 ish)
~Judith~ Total cost $1.85 (£0.92 ish)
~Lori~ Total cost $0.69 (£0.35 ish)

~Mary~ Total cost $0.30 (£0.15 ish)
~Stacy~ Total cost - please see blog
~Suzy~ Total cost $0.38 (£0.19 ish)
~Tracy~ Total cost £0.82 ($1.60 ish)
Please leave us a comment with a link to your card. For those who don't have a blog please feel free to email them to me.

Card emailed by Darrell - Total cost of card $1.00

Thanks.

House Mouse Challenge Team. x

26 comments:

Suzy said...

Amazing cards everyone! Who knew cheap could look so wonderful?

Els G. said...

Such wonderful cards from the HM challenge team!
What a great challenge for our budget and it proves that you can make amazing things with a small budget!

Here is my attempt
Els
x

SandieShores said...

Gorgeous cards. My poor House Mouse stamps have been sorely neglected lately :(

Lori Barnett said...

This is such a cool challenge. And look at all the beautiful creations!! Great work everyone :)

Dawn said...

Hi Ladies
Great challenge this week - loads of fun!
Here is my Budget Card – Thanks for Looking!

Dawn
x

Erica said...

Wow, they all look great, I'd say the DT is definitely ready for the credit crunch, well done ladies :D!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Are my DT sisters amazing or what?!?! They totally rocked this challenge!!! Incredibly gorgeous creations ladies:o)

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

What a fun and interesting challenge!! Great job DT making wonderful cards for very little money!

Mine is on my blog:
http://krazysplace.blogspot.com/
I figured it cost around 70 cents

~Terry

Christine (Craftling) said...

Noooooooooooo!!! Maths!! I hate maths!! I felt myself get all hot and panicky when I saw this. It took me right back to school, when I would take a maths problem home for homework, and my dad would sit over me, tutting and telling me I was stupid when I couldn't get my head around it. I am scarred for life!

Tell you what, I'll make a card with two mice on it. I can manage to count that far! lol ;o) That's the best I can do! ;o)

Chris xx

ineke said...

what a fun challenge !!!!
ecspecialy for me.. a DUTCH girl (l.o.l.)
it took me back to my beginning days of cardmaking .... 20 years ago!!! i did start making cards with the things i found.....
my card costs including all paper..17,5 eurocents...
you can admire him here!!!
http://inekedc.blogspot.com/2008/09/housemousechallenge-4-cheapest-card.html

Rachel said...

Wow the cards you can make for under 2.00. Great work ladies! Mine can be found here:
http://mycardstockcreations.blogspot.com/2008/09/on-budget.html

Catherine said...

Here's my mouse on a budget =)
http://inksomia.blogspot.com/2008/09/mouse-on-budget.html

JAR said...

What awesome cards!

Diane.W. said...

Fabulous DT work!
Please find my card HERE TFL :O)X

MichelleO said...

How fun... I never have kept up with how much I spend on each card, I don't think I want to do this every time or want to add up all my past cards, too scarey! But had fun this time. Wonderful DT cards!
HUGS
MichelleO
Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles: MY CARD....

Jessica said...

Thanks for the inspiration!! It was interesting to think about the cost of the project...something I rarely do!

I chose to create a recipe page for using this challenge. It can be found on my blog:
http://passion4papercrafts.blogspot.com/

Enjoy,
Jessica in Kansas

Heather said...

here is my card on a budget:) I realized today that all of my cards are just that! :) lol!!! Thanks for the challenge!

http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/2008/09/house-mouse-and-lil-long-winded-o.html

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Didn't think I'd get to this, but I did so here is mine. These are all so cute! I love this blog and love all the entries!!
http://krbskorner.blogspot.com/2008/09/good-times.html

Sue said...

You can see my entry here

Denise said...

Wow some really great cards from the dt's, and what a great idea for a challenge! My card is here:-
http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2008/09/housemouse-friends-challenge-on-budget.html

Allison said...

my budget house mouse is HERE


AllisonX

Tara said...

I nearly didn't manage this card but I sooooo love the challenge that I had to make time. I love what everyone has created this week and I'm looking forward to a new challenge tomorrow.
My card is HERE
TFL xxx

** Shaz ** said...

great challenge have done mine xx

http://craftylittleblogger.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Oh what a lovely blog this is, and lovely cards by everyone.

Here's Mine.

Karen xx

Tish said...

Some of the best cards I've seen! Love all of these designs. Very creative.

Spicey Cat Chick said...

Still catching up. Not sure the final price, but these were all scraps so I know it's under $2!
http://wahoohaven.blogspot.com/2009/05/house-mouse-graduate-with-music.html