Monday, January 30, 2012

House Mouse and Friends Blog Hop :-)

Hi all :-) This is a scheduled post so I hope it works !!

Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog Hop !! If you arrived here from the super talented Lori's blog then you are going in the right direction :-)

We have loads of sponsors for this challenge and there is tons of candy along the way !! Please see the HM&F Challenge blog for more info :-)

The theme for the hop is 'LOVE'

so make a card/creation using a House Mouse Happy Hopper or Gruffie image and join in !!



For my card I used this adorable House Mouse Love Letter image, coloured with Copics and layered onto grey and black card. The papers are Echo park from a Be Mine pack, so romantic ! I used a Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart border punch and added some bias tape and organza ribbon,tied into a double bow. I added a beautiful pink rose, glittered with Star Dust Stickles, a few Blush Dots and a Pearl swirl design to finish.



From here you need to hop on over to the lovely NATASCHA'S blog for more mousie inspiration. Good Luck and Happy Hopping !! Smile

My candy is sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon says Stamp and I have a fab $25 voucher to give away. Please note that the winner will be responsible for shipping charges.





If you would like a chance to win this then add a link to your blog with the link below, leave comments on the DT blogs along the hop and enter the challenge by linking your card on the HM&F Monday Challenge blog when you're ready :-) You have until Feb 12th to join in.




96 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love the black and pale pink colour combo- so elegant and pretty
Lisa x

catherine said...

Oh Lorraine such a stunning card and so cute as well as elegant with the colours.
Have a good week
x catherine

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is one stunning card just love that image hugs Cherylxxx

Gail said...

Such a great card!

Heidi said...

Lols, this card is superb, so classy and such subtle colours. hugs heidi x

Lastochka said...

So nice colors) and fantastic card!

*Vicki* said...

Hey Lols!! WOW!! What a truly elegant creation you've made!! LOVE the pearls and design!! So good to see what people are up to...I shall be back later with my creation and first post! :) *wink

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and those echo park papers are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Becky said...

This is beautiful in black and white.

Sue said...

Lorraine,hope you are enjoying yourself in sunny California. This is so sweet, what an adorable face on this little mouse. Pretty papers and the touch of pink is awesome.

Hugs
Sue

Clare said...

Such a gorgeous card Lols. I was rolling up at the HM letter in the image!!!. Love the backing paper's and the pink rose really sets off the black & white. Big hugs Clare xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Whohoo... Now look at this almost another black and white, and it looks AWESOME. That soft pink bloom is beautiful with the warm colors. Your flourished pearl corner is awesome and oh such a sweet note he is reading too. hee hee Beautiful card!

Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine,
This is gorgeous, an adorable image. And all your details are so beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jules said...

Hi Lols love your card it's gorgeous and so classy!!!i will come back when iv'e made my card!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorraine, this is gorgeous, love the fun image and the die cut work, truly fab! Ruby x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
hope you havin fabby time, this is totally gorgeous, very classy card, beautiful papers & embelies, luv the image, sue,x

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow love those papers and the flower is gorgeous perfectly presented with the little critter (fab image choice) on those gorgeous papers
Hugs Kate xx

shells-crafts said...

stunning card lorraine. on the blog hop, will hop by again soon.

petra,s cards said...

what a fabulous and elegant card love the soft and black colours!!! thank for the chance!!!
xx petra

angelwhispers said...

Lorraine what an elegant card just love the image and the papers and design are just superb just complement each other perfectly! Love it! Chanelle xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Lorraine, This card is just precious. I love the the list. LOL Great paper choices and you other embellishments add so much. Thanks for sharing.

Frea said...

Hi Lorraine, love your card, such a sweet image and I love that text!! Hugs, Frea

Christine said...

Hi Lols hope your having a brill time at CHA..of course this stunner of a creation just knocks me out..awesome colour combo great take on my chall theme.

smiles Christine x

Dot said...

Lols your card is absolutely adorable. I love the little mice image- well I think I love all of them (and want them all!!!)
Enjoy your evening.
Dorte,xx

Jammie said...

Love the vintage feel to your love card, so cute. I'm all linked upo so I'm crossing my fingers....... Thanks!

Crystal said...

SO SO SO SWEET Lorraine!!!! LOVE this cute image!

Paddington fan said...

Wow Lols, this is a stunner!! Love that sweet image and those papers are gorgeous!! The little hints of pink make it look really stylish too!! Must hop..., this is such fun!! Love Jacky x

Helen said...

what a sweet card.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've not seen this image before and I LOVE IT! The sentiment is hilarious! Perfect design layout and beautiful papers. Divinely elegant! Hugs, Lesley

Sandra said...

Hello Lorraine, Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful candy and what a fabulous blog hop, its brilliant seeing all these lovely images and how they have been put together by all you lovely design team members, House Mouse images are so cute and your image is gorgeous too! great colouring and fabulous layout, background papers, beautiful rose and ribbon and to finish it off the swirls you have made with your pearls so beautiful is the finish:) Sandra H

Stamping Susi said...

Puh, how difficult to comment on this card! It is so cute, I love the colors, all that grey and creme - it looks absolutley stunning. Your coloring is great, but this time I like the combination of colors and papers best, it is an incredible combination of humourus and nobly. I love it!

jimlynn said...

Love the black and gray and the perfect pink flower! So very pretty.
LYnn

Joyce said...

The black and white elegance of this card so absolutely stunning! There aren't enough adjectives to describe how beautiful this creation is!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lols, love adorable image.
Hope you're having a fab time.
luv
Debby

riliska said...

So adorable. Love everything about this one.

Kelly said...

Your project is stunning!! Thank you for the chance to win some gorgeous candy x

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous card. Am loving the colours. Stunning x

America said...

Honey, I love how this beauty turned out.... the gentle touches of color totally gorgeous, those papers are lovely and the added pearls are perfect. Now lets talk about that fab ribbon and gorgeous rose...... WOW!!!!

Natascha said...

Hi Lorraine!
First wow! I can't take my eyes from your card. Love all about it the papers, colours, image as well as all the matching embellishments. Awesome!

Big hugs and kisses from Germany,
Natascha

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Great card! I was not familiar with this image - love it! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Suzi said...

This is stunning Lorraine, I love that image, never seen it before and your papers, colour combo and layout are fabulous.
Hugs
Suzi x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wonderful black/white theme card. I'm amazed of the many stamps I am not familiar with....I love them all!!!

Jocelyn said...

Love the colour palette you have used. Very effective.

karen adams said...

well done! very cute! HUGS!

karen adams

febe said...

Elegant! Such a perfect work on the black and white color. Love your layout too!

adelaide seo

Carol L said...

This is the first I've seen this whimsical little image! How cute and funny is this one!? Seedy breath - I'm still giggling over that one! Your card is put together beautifully!

Hlora said...

Stunning card, fab image and great coloring. Great details!!

chupacabrita77 said...

Lorraine, what a charming card! I love the coloring and the rose and bow! So sweet! This is my first time to enter the House Mouse & Friends challenge and I'm so excited to join in the fun!
-Heather M

Larisa said...

Hello Lorraine! his is just ridiculously adorable! I love the layout and how you used all and the colors are just FAB!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Ahhh the Queen of Mouses ! Your card is amazing as always Lols, what a super image, he is sooo cute !

Great hop too, I've really enjoyed seeing all the HM projects along the way.

Speak soon when you return from CHA !

Hugs,

Jo x

Crafty Chris said...

Luv the colour combo with a touch of pink a real elegant card.
Mr Linky wouldnt let me add my name. off on the hop
Chris x

Jane said...

Another super cute card, very elegant this one. Jane x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning! Love the black and grey with that beautiful pink flower!

Deanne :)

Tine said...

Great card, Lols. Love the sophisticated colours & elements.
Tine :)

Tini A. said...

Great creation! Love your choice of colors...great theme!

Barbara Godden said...

what a sweet image and the colours, fabulous job.

Rosalee said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. I love the colors you chose to use. Black and white is one of my personal favorite combos. I think your card rocks. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Card Crazy said...

Something I never thought I'd say about a darling HM card - elegant!
This is lovely.
Sue S.

Yvette said...

this is so beautiful! What a cute image, never seen this one before.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This so gorgeous Lorraine. I love the subtle touch of colour.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Maulwürfchen said...

Huh...so sweet. Love the colors you choose. Wonderful creation.
Hugs

Zora said...

This colourcombo is wondeerful :O)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Black and white is an absolute fav of mine, and that pop of pink was used brilliantly!

April said...

Lovely and sweet card! Great job!

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lols, that colour combo looks great. I laugh every time I read the wording on that stamp.

Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat xx

scrapperjulia said...

Hi, Lorraine, I love this card! The colors are beautiful together

butlersabroad said...

Totally gorgeous Lols, love the pink with the black and white. I'm working on my card, should be ready towards the end of the week!

Hugs
Brenda

Crea Astrid said...

What beautiful that black and white colors. Lovely stamp.

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

CraftyLyn said...

Love the monochrome design, beautiful card

pinky said...

Lorraine your card is so beautiful and elegant. Love how you have coloured the image and added those beautiful embellishments. Thanks for the hop.

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning in the Monochrome and am loving the message the mouse is writing, Luv Sam x

Nela said...

Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh wow, Lols... is this just the cutest stamp ever? How sweet is that little love letter?
Gorgeous papers and love your pearl swirls.
Thanks for a great blog hop and the chance to win such fab prizes.
Caroline xxx

Yvette said...

Beautiful! Love that image, never seen it before!

Lorraine said...

this is stunning hun i love how you have made it look both cute and elegant xx

Cat Spicer said...

You are always amazing with your HM creations Lols! I haven't seen this image and it's SO sweet!

nwilliams6 said...

Very romantic with the colors you chose - this is one of my favorite cards in the hop. Well done.

nwilliams6 said...

Very romantic with the colors you chose - this is one of my favorite cards in the hop. Well done.

Lena said...

I love the muted colors of the card with the colors of his cheeks. So pretty and sweet!

Krafty Kows said...

Love the colouring - beautiful card. Jeanette

darcy48 said...

Hi Lorraine what a stunning card love how you have used the greay and blacks off blog hopping againx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lorraine, what a lovely House Mouse creation and what a lovely Blog Hop. Must go now and continue with the Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

craftynatalie said...

Ha! Tou've used the same image as my card! I love this image, your card is lovely as are all your creations

Bee and Dee said...

Really love this colour combo and the card is lovely. Hugs Bee

Kate said...

so sophisticated, just love that stamp to !

tweetybugshouse said...

love your card.

deb said...

what a great stamp. Wonderful card.

Dana said...

What a lovely card. This is soooooo sweet!
Hugs Dana

Ullis said...

A love-card in black and white - unusual but so beautiful!

Penny Ward said...

Love just the touch of color on the black and white card. Pretty!!! hopping along now...

Natalie's Crafts said...

Very pretty card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How cute is that stamp! I've not seen it before, but I admit to being behind the times when it comes to HM&Fs. Your seedy breath and your cheesy jokes-so cute. Great card and I love all the added pearls for elegance.

Erin- said...

Hi Lorraine! Love your card--it's so sweet and delicate.

Earth Dragon Creations said...

Love your card! Have never seen this House Mouse design. Great paper and color matching. Love it!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Those little touches of pink with the gray just make this card so sophisticated and elegant.

Olga Wright said...

Oh my gosh! This card is the most gorgeous of all.. It's so elegantt, I love the style, the colors and the decorations on this card. I so love it!
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