Monday, September 12, 2011

House Mouse and Friends 3rd Birthday Bash !!

Hi all :-) I really enjoyed the recipe theme we has over the last 2 weeks on the HM&F Monday Challenge, some of the entries had yummy recipes worth trying out and some were very funny :-) Thanks to everyone who joined in !!

This fortnight we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday with a Fabulous Blog Hop !! Woo Hoo !! :-)

This time it is Natascha’s turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, with an optional bunch of flowers :-)

To help us we have a new DT member joining our happy nest ,,, we are so happy to welcome the super talented Vicki aka Stamped Smiles, I am sure you all know Vicki but if by some small chance you haven’t visited her blog then you are in for a treat :-)

We also have 2 fabulous GD’s joining us for September, Sally Bowness & Tracy Thompson AND many of the previous DT members who have since gone on to pastures new, so LOTS of fabby eye candy along the way :-)

Now, lets be honest a blog hop is no fun without prizes is it !! SOO we have a fabulous list of sponsors !!! PLUS there will be candy on some of the DT blogs along the way !!







Sponsor #2
Our most FABULOUS Monthly SPONSOR



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Sponsor # 3
Offering a $10 Embellishment Gift Package including: Flatback pearls and rhinestones; Victorian Cameos; flowers, dream string, luster twine and a gel picker Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but in the last few months, we've added so much more... from cardstock to cello bags, as well as charms, stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, and over 20 colors in flatback pearls and rhinestones. The newest additions are teardrop pearls, button stick pins, leaf pins, heart pins, resin cameos and flowers! Please stop by for a look at our store: Pizzazz Aplenty

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If you arrived here from the super talented Mary Gizema's blog then you are going in the right direction, if not then you will need to start from the House Mouse and friends Challenge blog





For my card I used this very cute House Mouse Bed of Flowers stamp. I coloured the image with Copics , added a few dabs of Star Dust Stickles and inked the edges with some pink chalk ink. The papers are Basic Grey from the Out Of Print pack and I added a little sprig of flowers (rather than a bouquet), the daisies are made using a Crealies die and the sprig is a Marianne Designs die. The twine is a RAK from our lovely Boss, America xx and the tag is made using a tiny x cut punch.





Thanks for looking :-) From here you need to hop on over to the lovey and super talented Lori Barnette's for more fabulous eye candy Smile

Before you leave I have a little candy for you from the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!



Simon Says Stamp Superstore have a whole month of daily fabulous give-aways on the Simon Says Stamp blog and thousands of items at reduced prices in the store , this is THE best time to treat yourself to some goodies !! :-)


To be eligible for this gorgeous new House Mouse Nature Bites stamp, which is the current stamp of the month AND the new Basic Grey Indie Bloom paper pack you MUST follow the simple rules listed on the challenge blog :-)

AND leave link to your blog with Mr Linky below ! The candy will close with the challenge, so you have 2 whole weeks to enter !! Smile





77 comments:

Anne said...

Aww this is so cute, new stamp to me, love the way your embellie flowers match the stamp
Anne
x

Larisa said...

Очень красивая открытка. Мне нравятся все штампы от House Mouse!!

Victoria said...

absolutely stunnign card x

petra,s cards said...

wauwww verry beautiful card love that cute image and your colours are perfect!!!
xx petra

Christine said...

Awwww Lols you creations always make me smile GF..fabby sweet cute image great papers & flowers..blogger a nitemare for me this am..no way am I touching me post NOW..lol

smiles teamie Christine xx

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is so darn pretty with the stamped image matching your background papers. Awesome coloring and your flowers are perfect! LOVE IT!

Hugs
Sue

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Now don't they look confey??? So peacful and quit... te he....
You did a lovely job with your coloring.. and bling too!

*Vicki* said...

Oh Lols!! You KNOW I have ALWAYS loved to come and see your next fabby HM creation hun!! This is so so gorgeous sweetie!! LOVE the beautiful image and all of your gorgeous details!! :) SO FUN!!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Lols, with fab colouring as always....great bloghop! Thanks for giving the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Lori Barnett said...

SUPER SUPER ADORABLE! As always!

Hlora said...

wow! It is adorable! Great job!!!

Mickaela said...

Your card is so sweet, i love the stardust on the flowers:) And having the die-cut flower with the tag like that is just so sweet.

Love Mickaela

Barbara Colbert said...

Great job!!! LIKE this one!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

So sweet Lols! The House Mouse Stamps are adoreble. Love the coloring on this one, very soft. Great die cut accent. ~jeni :)

Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine,
I love your gorgeous creation, it's so pretty and cute a image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
(House Mouse GDT)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Aww... this is so sweet. I like the soft coloring and the hint of sparkle is perfect. Just so darn sweet.

Janneke said...

I love your card ... it is so fun to play with you girls again ;o)
Thank you for inviting me for this great bloghop!

Hugs, Janneke XO

Vicky said...

Just so cute Lols...!

big hugs Vicky xx

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols, did you see the speed of that, well you just knew I would be quick on the hop with all those gorgeous HM images didn't ya!!. Even delayed my comment on your post, as I knew I would be here eventually, as always you choose such awesome image and coloured to perfection, adore the whole compilation, by the way today I have V15 finger nails lol
thanks for the hop
Hugs Kate xx

sallysbitz said...

Awww Lorraine, your card is gorgeous. Love how you have glitzed the flowers.
It's great to be working along side you as a GD for Sept x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

AWWW this is sooo sweet LOLS!!! You used the perfect embellies!! ADORABLE!

Wishcraft said...

So cute and pretty Lols, gorgeous colours :o) Lisa x

Yvette said...

Beautiful! Never seen this stamp before, but I love it!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness how sweet!!!I love the twine and the sweet paper flower embellies you added. DARLING card :)

NanaConnie said...

You've chosen another of my fav HM stamps! Love the dp you used. What a perfect way to showcase the image. Happy Birthday, HM&F!

April said...

Love your cute card! The mice look like they are taking a long nap after eating birthday cake! I love your layout too.

Angela said...

Aw this image is just too sweet! This card is so pretty! hugs, Angela

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! Love your colouring and the flowers look beautiful :)
Fiona L x

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Yah... that's what I look like after work! LOL Very cute card :)

Billie A said...

Really cute card. Fun card. Happy Anniversary

wannabcre8tive said...

What a sweet image and perfect dp for it.

Ullis said...

Great card! Thank you so much for the inspiration! /Ulrica

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice stamp and colors.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

marilynprestonn said...

Darling card and image. Love the coloring and the softness of the whole look. :)Peggy

Rica said...

Super dopa - brilliant and fantastic the design and beautiful coloure and the daisy images are perfect.
hugs
Heather xx

Whisper said...

Aaah those mice look so comfortable resting in the flowers, fabby DP's, and flowers, Luv Sam x

Carmen O. said...

OMGosh! Such a soft and pretty card. I just love flowers and you added a little sparkle to yours. Very nicely done!

Penni said...

WOW - SUPER CARD!!!!

I do love this Panda Bear he really is soooo cute.

Hugs
Penni
X

Lou said...

Hi! such a gorgeous card,the colours and papers are perfect together-so pretty!!
so happy to have won the last challenge and have 3 gorgeous stamps on the way-thank you too for the chance to win your lovely candy Lorraine.
hugs Lou.xx

Karen L said...

Such a lovely card and stamp image and I love the way you colored it!!

Sue from Oregon said...

so very cute...love the additions with the dies too!

jules said...

Hi Lols what a gorgeous card! i do love the glittery look on the flowers and love the cute image!

scrapperjulia said...

I love all of the daisies! Very cute card! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

ScrappySandie said...

Such a sweet card! I love the quiet pinks...they say "Shhhh! Someone is sleeping!" Very nicely done!

Lynn said...

Lorraine I just love your card! Those mice are just adorable and your coloring is fabulous! Love the dp and the added flowers!

crafty amy said...

Hiya sweetie :D
This is adrable! I think I need that stamp. You lot always have the best hops. Thank you so much for the chance to win some candy too.
Huge hugs

Amy xx

P.S. you could enter this one forMarianne's Design Divas flowers challenge if you wanted ;)

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOL! I like how you matched the daisies in your adorable House-Mouse image with 3 dimensional daisy flowers. Happy Birthday House-Mouse!

Jan Keen said...

Happy Anniversary to the House mouses!!, what a sweet card, so beautifully coloured.

karen adams said...

love your card! it`s great! HUGS!

karen adams

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni love the image xx

Susan said...

Super cute card! Couldn't help but laugh when I saw the image because I'm sure I have had a birthday or two that I would have liked to have slept through! Cute image!

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card Lols, so sweet. Nice to be able to relax on your birthday!

Hugs
Brenda (no27 @ HM&F)

stampqueen said...

They are so adorble napping in their flowers!!! Great card!!

Dawn said...

So very cute! Fabulous colouring and beautiful paper choice.

Hugs, Dawn

craftynatalie said...

beautiful card!

CraftyLyn said...

This is a beautiful card,

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love this image - haven't seen this one before. Gorgeous colouring and papers.
Avril

Barbara Colbert said...

AWWW! SO cute!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely wonderful! As always, you've created the most darling card and I love the coloring and papers and layout!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Becky said...

So cute!! Wonderful little details.

Sharon said...

Adorable card,I love everything about it. x

Krafty Kows said...

I love this image and really must get it - fab colouring - so cute. Jeanette

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous job, I have that stamp and I love, love love how you coloured it. thanks so much for the idea

GeminiJen said...

Your card is so sweet! You did a beautiful job on it.

Erin- said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card-- your beautiful coloring, the papers, the way the embellishments match the stamp perfectly!!! Again--what a beautiful card.

Glenda Atkins said...

Adorable card, wished I had that stamp, it is just so cute! Great blog hop!

deb said...

Adorable card

deb said...

Adorable card

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous! Soft, amazing colors. I love the papers you used and thanks for inspiring me with the sprig in your bouquet. I own it and am always happy to see ideas using it. Awesome birthday card!

Renee said...

This is such a cute card!! Love those bg papers and your coloring is stunning, as always!! TFS..
hugs-
Renee

Miria said...

Gorgeous creation, Lorraine and thank you for the chance, Miria x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorraine, your cards are always so stunning and so is this one...perfect matching with dies used and gorgeous papers with image. Absolutely beautiful Lorraine! Ruby x

Paddington fan said...

Hi Lols, Another gorgeous HM card, love your bunch of flowers!! I'm really enjoying the hop too!! Congratulations to you and the rest of the DT on your 3rd birthday, love Jacky x

Natalie's Crafts said...

So cute!

Dawn Frost said...

I love the stickles you added to give it that special sparkle. Totally adorable!

Dot said...

Hi Lols. Congrats with the first 3 years.
Wonderful card and image.I'm hopping along, could you imagin a H&M challenge without me?? Thanks for sharing your fantastic creation.

hugs Dorte

Kat said...

Fabby card Lols. I love that cute image. Actually is there a House Mouse image that isn't lovable ?

Kat xx