Monday, January 3, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and hop ,,, New Beginings

Happy New Year to you all !! I hope 2011 will be the BEST year for everyone :-)

To celebrate the New Year we thought we would ask you to join us in a Blog Hop and give you the chance to win some FABULOUS prizes along the way !!! We have several sponsors offering fantastic goodies PLUS there may be hidden candy on some of the DT blogs. You can see them all on the Challenge blog. We are joined by our old friend and teamie, Curt for this special occasion and also we are welcoming our FIRST Guest Design Teamie , Tracy aka Country Mouse :-)


Now on to Our New Year's BLOG-HOP!! We're going to have fun with Challenge #86 and want you to create anything that reminds you of NEW Beginnings. You could be ringing in the NEW YEAR, celebrating a New baby, a New home, a New friend, a New car, (anything that is NEW, really!), just as long as you make sure to showcase a House-Mouse Designs®, Happy Hoppers® and Gruffies® image on your design!!


We are very fortunate to be Sponsored by these GREAT companies who are offering fantastic prizes for this New Years HOP! Just take a look at our amazing line-up;

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House-Mouse Designs®
($20.00 Electronic Gift Certificate to the official site's store)

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Simon Says Stamp
($15 of products to Simon Says Stamp shop!)


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Di's Digi Downloads
( Offering one lucky YOU 3 free Digi Downloads )

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Joanna Sheen
(Unmounted House-Mouse Designs stamps - offering you any 2 full sheets of your choice)




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RK Stamps
(Has A $10 gift certificate to RK Stamps Shop waiting for you!)

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PLUS there is loads of candy on the DT blogs too !!!!!

If you arrived here from the lovely Lori's blog then you are going in the right direction ,, otherwise you better go to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and start from there :-)


Over the Christmas holidays we had 2 family engagements so I made this easel card for my niece and her fiance to celebrate the strart of a New life together :-)

I used my lovely ' I Give You My Heart' stamp. Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils ,, I love the effect this had on the flowers ,,, they look almost velvety !! The papers are Basic Grey , I used SU card for layering and a Martha Stewart Heart border punch. the sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set and the ribbon and flowers were in my drawer. I also added loads of Star Dust stickles and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops to finish :-)



From here you need to go to the fabulously talented Mary's Blog to see her wonderful creation ! :-) Happy Hopping and hope you have fun !

Challenges :
House Mouse and Friends ( the other one :-)) ,,,, Celebrate
Quirky Crafts ,,,, New Beginings
Crafty Emma ,,,,, Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,,,, Celebrate Something
One Stop Crafts ,,,, New Beginings
Anything Goes ,,, letter C ,,, Congratulations !

I am adding a linky,,, just in case I have a candy ,,,,, :-) IF I have a candy this will make it easier to do the random draw !! wink :-)



97 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

Stunning so beautiful as always
Hugs Kate x

Renkata said...

ohhh wow so romantic :)
Happy New Year!

petra,s cards said...

what can i say?
its gorgeous!!! so sweet!
xx petra

theCook said...

What a cute couple!!!

Anne said...

Really pretty card. The stickles just finish it off.
Love, Anne x

kristyk71 said...

What a sweet card -- congratulations on the engagements and your soon-to-be-expanding family!

Sarah said...

Stunning card Lols, I love the colour combo you've used.
I would love to join in the hop but I don't have any HM stamps to join in the challenge.
Sarah xx :0)

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card as always Lorraine, loving the hop,off to my next blog have a lovely day xx

jules said...

Hi Lorraine wow gorgeous card! love the colours too!!!

Jennifer Dove said...

Love the colors you used

Sue said...

Aw, new love! I love the background papers you used with this beautifully colored stamp! The sparkle around the circle is wonderful too. Just a sweet card!

Hugs, Sue Drees

Rica said...

Simply fabulous Lols, beautiful colours and colouring - I love the Kioshi papers (they are so pretty) and all your gorgeous details!!

hugs
Heather (aka - Ms Disorganized!!) xx

Juls said...

awhhhh this is just so sweet! Hugs Juls

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is a beautiful card! Perfect image for the occasion! The colors are lovely.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and a nice day today!

Barbara Diane

Curt in Carmel said...

Your cards are always so elegant and beautifully done. This one is certainly no exception. So rich with detail and color. What a great image for the intended use of this card. It was fun being back with you guys. I hope all is going better for you and your family, and I wish that 2011 will be a great year for you! Best, Curt

agapanthus said...

Hi Lols! love the colour theme used for this cute image! Great card! Hope you had a good Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! Karen x

Tertia said...

Such a beautiful card.

Ardilla said...

Amazing card! Love the lilac and the image is gorgeous!!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Lori Barnett said...

Girl...this is AWESOME! Love the little touches of glitter. Yep...gotta have glitter ;) And how cool that you used both colored pencils AND Copic markers!!! Right ON!!!

Spyder said...

Beautiful card, love those cute mice, thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's New Beginnings Challenge!!
Happy New Year!
(Lyn)

Vicky said...

This is fabulous.

Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges. Good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Handmade by Vivi said...

oh this card is so cute! I have this image and love to play with it everytime I get the chance!!
Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog (the other one :))
Hugs
Vivi

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous and adorable card!! Love the colors. Happy New Year.

Jo said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous image and my favourite colours. I love it.

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I love the colors of this card. The image is sweet and the dp is perfect!

Paula said...

Love the elegant embellishment that allos the image to speak for itself & how the heart shape of the right petal is echoed so well by the MS punch - the dots of the patterned paper tie in with that too. You're right about the tactile velvety texture on the flower petals - you can see it in the phot & it's beafifully accented by the silky satin of the ribbon. Besides which I love these colours.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Eve said...

luv this color! I have this stamp for a very long time but never thought of coloring in lavender/light purple colors! Beautiful! And Never thought of using this for Engagement occasion!! Great card for "New Beginning"! :-)

*Vicki* said...

Oh girl....you KNOW I just adore your HM creations hun!! I just LOVE the colors and sparkle on this!! Beautiful easel card!! Thanks so much for this fun hop!! (I need to pull out my stamps!!) YAY!!

Tracy said...

A really beautiful and pretty creation. Nice to work along side you on this hop.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww its gorgeous Lols! Congratulations to your niece and her new Fiance!

scrapperjulia said...

This is such a lovely, Springy card! Love the flowers and the purple, beautiful easel card!

Marilyn C. said...

Great idea to use the stamp for an engagement card. Very clever! Love the colors too.

marilynwillauer said...

I'm in love with your beautiful card! It's in my favorite color, purple, along with tulips. Just add the stickles and you went over the top with elegance!!! Great job.
Happy New Year!

Dawn Frost said...

How adorable! Love the added sparkle around the image.

Graphicat said...

Gorgeous Lilacs and flowers on this! It's just beautiful! Love the easle too!
Cheers
Cheri

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute card Lols, love it.
luv
Debby

Anne said...

Oh Lols this is stunning, congratulations to the happy couple!
Anne
x

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, you did a fabulous job on creating it.

Love the blog hop

Happy 2011.

America said...

Oh I love that awesome corner floral treatment and the stickles use and the color combination here. You made another BEAUTIFUL HM card as you always do GF!! :) So glad you are a big part of our family at House-Mouse! :)

Ida H said...

Here's little me & want to join the blog-hop.
The first time I do this so it's a bit exciting ...
I love your beautiful card!
Tulips are sooo beautiful!
Thank you for inspiring me!
Hugs scrappida

Ida H said...

Here's little me & want to join the blog-hop.
The first time I do this so it's a bit exciting ...
I love your beautiful card!
Tulips are sooo beautiful!
Thank you for inspiring me!
Hugs scrappida

Sandra1968 said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the colour combination and the lovely image.

sharman said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. So romantic and congrats on the engagements...

Veronika said...

What a gorgeous card, so sweet and romantic with wonderful colours and embellishments.
Really love the hop so far, getting to visit so many awesome blogging crafters..

pinky said...

Ah Lorraine this is so gorgeous, I love the beautiful colours and papers and adore that stamp, would be great for a lot of occasions:) Hopping on...

Sharon said...

Adorable, and love the colour scheme.
Sharon x

gila said...

Oh, deine Karte ist wunderschön und so toll coloriert
lg gila

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww beautiful card, luv the colour combo, fabby colouring as always, beautiful papers & embelies, great design, sue.x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine i just love the sweet image and beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Nukkemaailmani said...

Happy new year !
Fabulous card and beautiful colouring.
-Teija

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Lols .. I love the stamp, perfect for an engagement :)
Hugs
Cathy xx

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE!!!!!!!! Your card and coloring are just Fabulous!!!! Have a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!
~Heidi Brawley

Tracy said...

The colors and papers you chose for this card are just fabulous. Green and purple are just so beautiful together. The image is adorable and beautifully colored. Fantastic card! Happy New Year!

fabricbutterfly said...

You can just feel spring with this card, it is wonderful!!!

Loraine said...

Amazing card!! The colors are wonderful!

Sparkly Engineer said...

The colors on this card are so soft and go together so well.

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at HM&F and hope to see you again soon!

Lynn said...

Ahhh you can never go wrong with colour mauve...and this card and those cuties are no exception :)
Love it!!
Huggs
Lynn xx

dini said...

Such a cute card- love the lavender and the easel card format. Thanks for sharing, and for helping give us a chance to win so many great prizes!

Emma said...

A beautiful card Lols, gorgeous image and love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Hugs Nela

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Hugs Nela

butlersabroad said...

I always love how you put your amazing cards together Lols, this is just beautiful. My not so beautiful card is #26 on the main blog!!

Hugs
Brenda

Olga_art said...

Lovely mouse! Much love! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leonie said...

Love your card! This stamp is so cute!!

I've made a card with the new beginnings challenge too. You can find my card here!

Leonie xx

Wuzimädi said...

What loveable loving mice! And your coloration is really super! I also like this paper collection from BG ;-)
Best wishes for the New Year!
Michi

Paddington fan said...

Wow Lols, what a super image. I wouldn't have thought of using it for an engagement but it is perfect!! Your card is so lovely, I'm sure it will be treasured! I'm really enjoying the blog hop, so much inspiration and gorgeous images!! Happy New Year, love Jacky xx

Debbie said...

Love your easel card Lorraine, beautiful colours used.Thank you for the chance to win.Loving the blog hop.Debbie Johns x

Dorothy said...

Perfect image for an engagement card - what an adoring look on that face LOL!
(I am not sure about making a link since I do not have a blog...)

Debs said...

Simply stunning Lols
Love the colours.
Thanks for a fab fun blog hop.
Debs xx

Kathryn said...

What a gorgeous card, fabulous detail and lovely colours. Those mice are really sweet. Thanks for joining Anything Goes this week, K x

Theresa Kamp said...

I love the purple theme with this card you have created
well done

Stempelfan said...

Your card is adorable. I love the littlesparkling accents.

Hugs from Germany
Sonja

Kendra said...

What a great card for your niece and nephew! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

Stressed Stamper said...

fab card as always..love the glitter and MS punch.....off hopping off now
Sarah - Stressed Stamper

Lins said...

Hi Lorraine,

your niece and her fiance must be thrilled with this romantic card, I sure would be thrilled.
What a gorgeous easel card, love your coloring and all those sweet details!

Hoppy hugs,

Lins

Doris P. said...

Oooh, this card is soooo...spring! I love it!
Hugs Doris

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful Lorraine! Great engagement card. Ruby x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the colouring and your sweet image. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Yvette K said...

Such a sweet, beautiful card!

Christine said...

Ohhhh LOls am soooo sorry thought I had been & left you a stunner of a comm..tis them likkle grey cells keep leaving..LOL of course Teamie its awesome the colouring & colour combo is delish..just had a likkle titter ..you got any comm. from the other HM???

smiles teamie Christine xx

Spyder said...

I'm back again, I've joined your challenge this time. Love your card (I know I've already said that!) I really love the colour and have now become a House-mouse fan!
Happy New Year
(Lyn)

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the colours with this image.
Avril B

Dot said...

I am hopping along, enjoying all the wonderful and funny cards.
hugs Dorte

RachelDonnie said...

Very pretty. It's brightened my night! We just had our first snowfall of the year...sniff, sniff.

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card and what a great image love it x

Victoria said...

love it love it love it and it is purple :)
hugs vicky
hop http://angeldrummer.blogspot.com/2011/01/house-mouse-new-baby.html as my link is not showing though added x

Natalie's Crafts said...

That's really pretty!

Kat said...
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Kat said...

Hi Lols, gorgeous card. What an adorable little pair.

Kat xx

Spyder said...

It's time to vote for your favourite card and get all your blogging buddies to vote for you!! So hop over to Quirky Craft's! and vote!!

((Lyn))

Katie said...

Hi there,

Your card looks fabulous! You used one of my favorite basic grey papers. The stamped image is so cute, this in one that I would eventually like to own. I love how you edge your images with glitter! Thank you for sharing!

Best wishes!

Katie

Deloris said...

Your card is very cute!

Happy New Year!

Katarina said...

WOW, I love what you've done with this card. The kioshi papers are fabulous and I love the glitter.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful easel card and a beautifully coloured image! Great design too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Ana said...

Your Easelcard ist total cute.
Kiss Ana