Monday, January 13, 2014

House Mouse and Friends 'New/Unused Stamp Challenge'

Hi all :-) Our last House Mouse and Friends Challenge was running for a few weeks so it is now time for a new one :-)

It is America's turn to Host and she wants to see you using a

House-Mouse Designs Stamp you haven't used before!

This is a great way to 'make us' use those adorable HMD stamps that have never been used, or seen ink, heh?  Hope you'll pull out your unloved stamp stash and join us on this fun challenge. There are great prizes up for grabs..... (see below)

*** SPONSORS ***

Before we get to the new challenge, we'd like to thank all of our wonderful Sponsors who graciously sponsored us last year. We sincerely appreciate your amazing generosity. We would also like to welcome back the amazing Simon Says Stamp!  We are very proud to have you along as our special Sponsor for 2014! Thank you!

 The first Challenge of the NEW Year is very proudly sponsored by:

We are very excited about this fabulous sponsored prize from Simon Says Stamp. They are generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player! Please note that you will NOT receive the whole collection :-)

 We are honored to have Simon Says Stamp Sponsoring us.  Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

... AND We ALSO HAVE ... 

TWO EXTRA PRIZES for TWO Additional Winners.
That's right! Our very own Teamie and Challenge Hostess, America, would like to add prizes for Two additional players who will each get to choose two House-Mouse Designs stamps of their choice from the following photo assortments.  (The Winners will choose one small wooden House-Mouse Designs stamp from the first set and one large wooden House-Mouse Designs stamp from the second set)

With 3 prizes to give away, this means you'll have 3 chances to win!  Isn't this EXCITING?   So don't miss out on yours and be sure to make time to play along! :)

I used this super cute 'Read My lips' image that was Stamp of the Month for Feb 2013,, shame on me for not inking this one up before now :-/ 

aww ,,, look at them puckering up for a juicy kiss ,,, haha :-)

I used papers and a ticket from the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit and a few of the new Valentine 2014 products too :-) I will link them at the bottom.

I stamped and embossed the heart design, then stamped the text before ironing all the embossing to remove it :-) Looks FAB don't ya think :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Please pop over to the challenge blog to see what everyone else made :-) You have almost 2 weeks to join in but don't put it off and forget !! Get those much loved but unused meeces (or their friends) down from the shelf :-)

Challenges :
Penny Black and More ,,, Love is in the Air
Fantasy Stampers ,,, Favourite Stamp ( all HM :-))
Gruffies and Guests ,,, Anything Goes 
Our Creative Corner ,, No More Shopping Sins ,, use some much loved but never used stash ,,, the HM stamp.
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge ,,, Cute and Sweet 
Crafty Catz ,,,, Pretty In Pink 
4 Crafty Chicks ,,, Bows 
Craft-Dee Bowz ,,, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Stamping Sensations ,, Ribbons, Buttons and Bows ( thanks Brenda :-))

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Lols, I love your adorable image and gorgeous pastel colours. I will have to try your embossing technique - it looks fabulous.

brenda said...

Your card is just lovely Lorraine, as well as the pretty soft pinks I really like how you have embellished with the little row of hearts.

Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge. It would also fit in nicely at Stamping Sensations !

B x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love it if joined us again next week for another super challenge....
Suzy B DT

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Lovely card and the colour scheme is beautiful!

Jac said...

Just adorable, live the image, colours oh just love it all! thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Donna Maligno said...

Adorable card -- love the soft grays and pinks! Sweet little bow to top it off as well. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

die amelie said...

How cute! You really made a most gorgeous card with this cute stamp! Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

susiestacey said...

Awww so sweet Lorraine, a lovely stamp and it made me smile x Susan x

JayBe said...

What a gorgeous card, Lorraine - how could anyone not like those cute little mice!

Thanx for joining us at Fantasy Stampers for our first challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again next time.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Dot said...

Yea, shame on you not sharing this lovely (!) image with us before now ;) . Such a darling card, Lorraine.
enjoy your evening,
hugs Dorte

Kim Bell said...

Wow your card is just stunning!
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Dee Bowz.

Tamie said...

Ah this is super adorable! I love, love the image and how you designed around it. Your bow is stunning, great touch. Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Shirley said...

Oh my, this is just the most sweetest and adorable card. The colour combo is gorgeous and sweet image and embellishments all work so beautifully together.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


Sue said...

Oh, Lorraine, love this stamp, had to stamp it up the minute I got it.
Your gray and pink combo is wonderful and that heart is beautiful. Love everything about this one!

We were very cold here last week, furnace ran non-stop and kids had two days off school, to cold to be out in it for any amount of time. But, by Saturday, it was 54 degrees and everything started to melt and then the flooding! Mother Nature is whacked!


Sue from Oregon said...

There is something about pink and gray that is so gorgeous! This is just gorgeous!

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, love the combo of Pink and Grey, xxx

Tom said...

Oh Lorraine that makes me smile!
A wonderful card is this!


Yvette said...

Never seen this image, it's a cute one. Lovely card!

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with suzy bees bloomin challenge Rachel DT

Tracy said...

Hi Lols
Fabulous creation, adorable image and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Angie's card designs said...

Wow what a beautiful card Lorraine,I love the colours you used and the extra embellishments. Thank you for entering it into the anything goes challenges at Gruffies and Guests and good luck x
Angie DT

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Lols, such a pretty design and colours. I love the image (I could just ear a pomegranate) - beautiful details!!!

Heather xx

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card Lols! thank you so much for joining us at G & G, we hope you will join us again
Good luck in the draw
Shaz DT XX

Hazel said...

This is so cute and sweet. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 11: cute and sweet - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at fantasy Stampers first challenge, good luck hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xx

Monica Taylor said...

Very Cute! Love those little mice. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge. Monica, DT

Izzwizz said...

Oh how I love that sentiment, a line from one of my favourite James Taylor songs! Fab card. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Gail said...

Lovely card!

pinky said...

This is just adorable Lols, priceless stamp. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Silvia said...

This is so sweet Lorraine! I love the image and all the details.
Thank you for entering it into the Gruffies & Guests challenge.

Silvia DT xx

Francesca said...

absolutely beautiful, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

Francesca x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning sweet card you have made. It fits our challenge this month well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

susiestacey said...

Hi Lorraine, back to revisit this stunning card and to add to my comment,
Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Love is in the Air; challenge and good luck x Susan x

Julia S-W said...

Such a sweet card made using your hoarded stamp - how could you not ink it until now?!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Juliax