Monday, May 23, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday,,, Football Crazy Challenge :-)

Hi All :-) We had some fabulous entries to our may Flowers challenge and one or 2 newcomers too , thanks to everyone who joined in :-)

This time it is Stacy’s turn to choose the theme and she chose …


Inspired by the Super Bowl winning team, Green Bay Packers (Green and Yellow) Stacy is a huge fan and America supports the losing team so a bit of friendly teamie rivalry going on here lol :-)

We can use any stamp and include green and yellow as the main colours ,, and/or a football theme :-)

Don’t forget you MUST use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image to enter :-)

We are sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads so a fab choice of digi images for one lucky winner :-)

Teamie Sue K also has some HM blog candy on her blog if you would like to mosey on over :-) She is offering a fab HM Lemon Squeezed Jokester and sentiment stamp, When Life Hands you Lemons , ,, fabby candy !! :-)

I bought this SUPER CUTE Big Foot stamp specifically for this challenge ,,,, any excuse eh !! :-) I had a few sleeps on this before having a lightbulb moment !! I have had a mirror image stamp on my shelf since I first stared making cards ,, thanks to my lovely friend Alison who gave it to me :-) , you could also use a solid background stamp for this too ,,, same thing !!

I inked the stamp with Memento ink, then stamped it onto the mirror image stamp, and then onto the card. Then I re-inked the stamp, stamped it onto some scrap paper before stamping onto the card so that the images look similar,,,, the mirror stamp retains some ink so it doesn’t stamp as intensely ( my tip ). I then coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The papers are a download from Sassy Designs, all the paper packs are on sale at only $1,, bargain !! Smile The banner are made using a Spellbinders Banner die and the letters were made using a Do crafts die, the footballs are from a Papermania set too ,, edited , these were smothered in glossy accents :-)

Thanks for looking , our GD’s, Esme and Nancy,and the DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

Allsorts ,,,,, Birthday + Photo inspiration + 2nd Birthday blog hop,, I went with colours :-)

Craft Us Crazy ,,,, Something New and/or fave embellie ,,, new stamp

My Time To Craft ,,, Toybox Treasures ,,, Footballs

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, One for the Kids ( my tip is in the write up Smile)

Tuesday Throwdown ,,, Baby/Child


Anesha said...

Great card love the design !

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine! I love this card so fun! the image is super cute! those shoes are awesome! and love your tip too! but you need to re-link your name and add (TIP) next to it to qualify for the Tippers prize draw

Simply a Bug Lover said...

So cute and cheerful. Thanks for the tip on mirror image stamping will have to try someday.Put it on my list of things to try which is quite long now - may already be there. HaHa .Lol. Sue x

Sue said...

Hi hun
you did an awesome job with this challenge, luv how you have used the stamp will have to give that a go, fabulous colour work as always. luv the bunting,fab glossy balls! sue,x

Christine said...

Ohhh Lols how cute are these guys?? very clever to reverse stamp..great banner I NEED this SB die?? fab take on the chall.

smiles teamie Christine xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Lorraine, what an adorable image, so sweet.
Hugs Jacee

Vicky said...

Wow cute hun!...the image is totally adorable sweetie..!

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Lols, this is so precious!! I totally forgot about "football" being "soccer" from where you this make sense and what a cute scene you've created hun!! Just brilliant!! :) Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so sweet and cute, the soccer balls look great. I really like the banner, great job.

mycardz said...

Hi Lorraine!! OMGoodness your card is just tooo tooo adorable! I love the shiney soccer ball too, and of course, the little cuties kicking it! You really did an awesome job on this challenge! Love it. So glad I've finally had a minute to visit your fabulous blog!! hugz, Mary

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Lols, the image is adorable. thanks for your comment. I had just noticed the error on the main blog too, so I have amended it.
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck with the hop
Hugz Fleur xXx

Rica said...

Love it!!! The two little chaps really look like they're enjoying their game. Love the banner and your shiny balls - no pun intended tee-hee.
You must me about your mirror stamp sometime, I always use a brayer - not easy!!
Heather xx

patriziawithaz said...

Fabulous card Lorraine - gorgeous image and perfect for our challenge this week at MTTCC. Thanks for taking part and it is great to see your work again xx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card - what a sweet image(s), thanks so much for sharing your mirror stamping tip too :)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'One For The Kids' Challenge :)

Good Luck!

Carol x

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine, cute card! The banner is so stinkin' cute. I haven't used my mirror stamp in years either......great job!


PaulaM said...

Great job with the House Mouse. I love those images - they are adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lols - the HM image is adorable and the bunting is fab!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.

Esme said...

Hi Lols!
What a great technique doing a mirror image! I adore the bunting (it's so "in" at the moment)!!
I've loved being a GDT - thanks for having me!
Esme xx

lin_ka1 said...

amazing. Wonderfully inverted mouse.

America said...

amazing fun details. (especially the banners and shiny ball)Great mirror image. LOVE YOUR great TAKE on the football frenzy!! ADORABLE card!