Monday, September 13, 2010

HM&F Monday ... A Sketch and a Happy Hop Challenge

WOW !! the House Mouse and Friends Challenge is CELEBRATING in style for this fortnight !! It is our 2nd Anniversary and we have a lovely challenge and hop for you ,,, loads of FANTASTIC prizes,, you will have to vist the challenge blog to see them, but the sponsors are the Official House-Mouse Designs,
Simon Says Stamp
Joanna Sheen,
Scrapbook Store at Your Door,
Sew Many Cards!

For this challenge you need to make a CELEBRATION card following my SKETCH

We're starting the celebration with a special Blog Hop and since we all know mice love cheese, each Design Team member is offering a certain number of cheese pieces for our party!!
Smiley from millan.net

We need you to find the TOTAL number of cheese pieces being offered for our celebration!



You can collect my cheese later ,,, first you have to admire my card lol :-)

You should have arrived here from the lovely LORI'S blog, if not you need to go to the HM&F Monday Challenge and start from there :-)



For my card I used the lovely Playing Dress Up House Mouse stamp. I love all my stamps but this one is a special fave ,, I have used this cutie ALOT !! I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. The papers are Basic Grey from the Capella paper pad and beige coredinations. I used a Martha Stewart border and a leaf punch and the flower is a Prima Lilliput rose ,,GORGEOUS!! I used a little American Tag hemp twine and a heart charm, a few Robins Nest Dew drops and an organza bow to finish :-)



OK here's my Cheese :-) Don't forget you need to collect all the cheese and leave a comment on the DT blogs AND the HM&F Monday Challenge blog with the total amount AND enter the challenge with a Celebration card following my sketch in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize !!



From here you need to hop along to the uber talented MARY'S BLOG, Poor Mary has done all the work on this hop while feeling very poorly ,, so a HUGE THANK YOU Mary ,,, you are a STAR !! xx

A special thank you to my lovely friend Martine too for digitalising my pencil drawing and making the sketch look so fabby :-)

Good Luck everyone and don't forget ,, all you mice lovers especially ,, that I have a candy Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog :-)

77 comments:

Pammejo said...

I am having such a great time going through the hop, this is my first time to do it and the cards from everyones blog has been amazing

Purple Crazy said...

Such a sweet card,

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the muted colours and the image is adorable. This is a fabulous card.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Monique said...

This is beautifully crafted. I love the colours and embellishments. A sweet image and a wonderful card!
greetings
Monique

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & design, lovely embelies, luv the card below to hun. Im having terrible trouble with blogger so slow or not loading text box!! sue,xx

Christine said...

Hi Lols got here in the end..blogger is such a nite mare at mo..you know how much I adore this awesome creation? stunning vintage feel LOVE IT.

smiles Christine xx

Heidi said...

Lorraine! Your card is amazing! What a cute image and so beautifully colored. Love the punched border and the gorgeous paper! The flower is wonderful and so is the little silver heart! Awesome card!

Sue said...

First, thanks for the great sketch to work with this challenge!

Your card is wonderful. I love this little couple too, and especially done with your vintage look, reminds me of an old photo!
Lovely papers and embellishments and all your distressing is beautiful.

Hugs
Sue Drees

Lelia Pierce said...

Gorgeous deets on your card! TFS!

XXX

Jill said...

aww this is so beautiful lols love the image they are so cute! hugs Jill xx

Debs said...

Love the vintage look of the card very different. Bee and dee

Shazza said...

this is so cute, great card x

Ida H said...

Love your card!
So nice vintage cards!
Thanks for your nice comments to me, they really warm!
Will now sit down and produce a card for a week's HM & F challenge ...
Hugs Ida, scrappida

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Lorraine,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Paula said...

I love all the bling on the bride...so cute!

Nela said...

I love your card!
Nela

Rica said...

A truly delightful creation. Love the soft gentle colours and colouring and those fabulous papers that give it that wonderful vintage look. Scrumptious, yummy flower.
hugs Heather xx

Ann said...

Love your card and have collected the cheese too.
I'm heading along to the next port of call and then going to start working on the sketch.
Happy Birthday to all at House Mouse
Ann xxx

silvia said...

Beautiful card!!

Heide said...

Adorable vintage feel with this card!
Happy Bday House Mouse!

Yvette K said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring!

Nancy said...

So cute - love the colors you used.

Jennifer Moore said...

I love the vintage look of this card.

Renee said...

Lorraine!
Your card is stunningly beatiful.......!! I wish I was getting married so that you could send to to me,haha. I love all the distressing. There's just no words to wrote down how beautiful it is.

Lori Barnett said...

Such a wonderful image for the layout! I love how soft the colors are. And the little lock is a perfect touch. :)

dini said...

What a sweet little couple! Beautiful card you've created. Now I'm off to hop and count more cheese...

scrapperjulia said...

I love the vintage feel of this card! Beautifully done!

Sue said...

what a fabulous card...I really love the image and your coloring!

Tracy said...

Great card, I like the vintage look of it.

Sharli said...

So sweet - your little couple looks happy ever-after already!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

so cute :)

Celeste said...

I love the vintage look you got going on here with the soft muted colors. What an incredible image, such fun! Your coloring is beautiful. This has been a fun blog hop to say the least!

Suzi said...

Hi Lorraine, what a beautiful card this is, I love the vintage feel and the image is utterly adorable. The DP is delicious.
Hugs
Suzi x

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh, what a sweet card Lols! Lovin the vintage feel and your pretty papers too

Cathy (Merciechild) said...

Wow Lorraine, I have never seen that stamp and now I must have it. I love what you did with that card. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs Cathy K

petra,s cards said...

prachtig wat een mooie kaart super stempeltje!!!!
xx petra

petra,s cards said...

prachtig wat een mooie kaart super stempeltje!!!!
xx petra

petra,s cards said...

prachtig wat een mooie kaart super stempeltje!!!!
xx petra

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the colours and papers.
Avril B

angelwhispers said...

You lot are just so talented!!!

Loving this blog hop it's amazing see all these beautiful cards and the gorgeous images the only problem is I need them all!!!

Love Chanelle xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love this image! I have not seen it used before! I love it! Beautiful card!

Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane

agapanthus said...

Hi again Lorraine. Love this sketch and your fab vintage style card! You can't help but fall for these little mices, can you!!
Off to follow the hop now.
Best wishes Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card Lols. Love the vintage look and that shimmery organza bow is gorgeous.
Caroline xxx

ilove2write said...

I really love the way you did this card.. it's very beautiful.. not too bright and over the top color wise.. it's really perfect.I have this stamp too but I have not used it yet because I need someone to get married or have an Anniversary?! LOL.. or maybe I just need to make the cards ahead of time.. I love this stamp too.. it's adorable.. one of the first ones I happened to buy when I started collecting House Mouse stamps.. the collection is moving slowly..lol..so I will definitely be entering this challenge..House Mouse is my favorite line of stamps these days. Wishing you a great day!

Card Crazy said...

What a lovely card. The soft colors are beautiful and the bride and groom are so sweet.
Sue S.

coops said...

oh wow!! this is so beautiful .your image is stunning and such gorgeous soft colours and a fantastic sketch :)

xx coops xx

Debbie Schneider said...

What a beautiful wedding card!! I love the soft colors!!

SuzanneK said...

OMG stunning creation and those colours just gorgeous. Cheers Suzanne

Sassylassy said...

Hi Lorraine! Your card is really really precious. I love the colors very much! I'm taking my 3 pieces of cheese and I'm hoppin away.
Hugs Bonnie

pinky said...

This definitely gets an oh and an ah from me Lorraine, totally adorable. Thats one great sketch too mrs. Hugs
Pinky

Tini said...

Wow Lols! Love your vintage look on your card! Wonderful design.
Hugs Tini

Margreet said...

this is a gorgeous card with that sweet couple Lols!
xxx Margreet

pat moore said...

such a lovely card lorraine, and thanks for the cheese.......patricia xx

PresentStorm said...

Beautiful card, really pretty soft and romantic colors too!

Eve said...

Luv the distressed coloring for this image, rather than white. Giving a warm feeling! :-)

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

Another awesome card Lols. You always create such elegant creations. I love the soft colors and vintage feel on this one.

Aussie Loz said...

How adorable are these two! I love the vintage look ♥

Anne said...

Aw they are so cute Lols! Love that Capella DP and the colourscheme you've used, very classy:)

butlersabroad said...

Everything about your card is wonderful as usual Lorraine! Loved the sketch too. Right I'm off to link up with your candy now!

Hugs
Brenda (card no.34)

Tracy said...

Beautiful colours and a gorgeous image, I loved working with your sketch, I'll definately use it again.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kendra said...

Love all the details that you have put on this card!

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! Fabulous image and details.
hugs, Vanja

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh this is both STUNNING and so adorable!!!!

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous vintage card Lorraine! The muted colours are so beautiful and the details are fab, love the soft distressing.

Hugs
Maarit

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

I love your card.

Best regards, Nadine

Debs said...

Hi Lols
Love your card - the colouring is stunning and the image is adorable.
Thanks for a fab blog hop too.
Happy Anniversary.
Debs xx

Esme said...

Stunning card! What lovely little bride and groom mice!! Your colouring is fabulous!!

Esme xx

Lori said...

I have this stamp set and just haven't used it...you're really making me want to do a project with it.

Dot said...

That's one fantastic card! Beautifully colored and detailed. The sketct is great.Happy Birthday.
hugs, Dorte

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE how you coloured and shaded the mice, add the lovely paper and the card has a fabulous vintage feel to it!Fantastic!

Katarina said...

I love the feel of the card. It's very elegant.

Lagene said...

I've never seen a CUTER mouse couple!

Ronnie said...

This card is just beautiful! I have that stamp but the poor thing hasn't been inked yet. TY for the inspiration!

Chef Mama Lori said...

That is so pretty!

Kat said...

Beautiful card Lols. I just love that image, what a sweet mousie couple. Loved using your sketch.

Kat xx

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful wedding card! The embellishments are gorgeous and you've achieved the perfect vintage feel!!

labs3vt said...

Love the vintage look. Nice Card.