Monday, June 6, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday ,,,, Jewellery Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) we had a brilliant time coming to see your ‘Football’ creations ,, oh my goodness you are an inventive lot, some of them really had me laughing out loud !!,,, all of them were very cute :-)

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


so you can add some jewellery or jewels on your creation

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

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp, so a fab $15 spree AND a surprise package from our lovely teamie America too !! :-)

America sent the whole DT a goody bag of things to use for the challenge !! How very kind of her eh !! Thanks America xx

I have just bought this fab House Mouse Java Jumpers stamp ,,, and just HAD to use it ! I knew I had seen coffee bean jewellery in my local store but unfortunately it was gold ( too expensive) and had already been sold ,,, so I had to put my thinking cap on !!

In the bag of goodies that America has sent there was a fab silver circle, I stuck a coffee bean onto that using E6000 glue ( THE best glue EVER ,, that bean isn’t going to fall off !!! ) I then found the leather jewellery whatchamacallems in my jewellery box ,,,, brill ,,, necklace made !! This is fastened onto the card with a simple bow so can be removed easily. Then I made a pair of earrings using a little pair of old studs ,, I just stuck coffee beans on those ,, using the same glue and made a little box to pop them in, did you notice the little silver circles on the top of the box/ ,, these match the circle on the necklace and were in America’s goody bag All of the beans were coated with glossy Accents , I covered some extra ones too and used these as extra embellies Smile. I used SU Chocolate Chip and Ivory card and Basic Grey papers from the Kraft paper pad and the sentiment was printed on my comp.

I used a Penny Black mouse footprint stamp ( now retired I think) and some organza spotty ribbon from my stash ,,

Close up of the earrings :-)

Our fabulous GD's for June,Kendra and Brenda ,,,,and DT have made some amazing creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge blog to see them :-)

Challenges :

Alphabet ,,,, Easel Cards

Fairy Tale ,,, Anything but a card ( I have jewellery and a box too )

Stampin with the Dragon ,,,, Easel Card

Little Miss Muffet,, Metal embellies

Paper Crafting Journey,,,,Anything Goes + your favourite ( HM stamps + browns )

Pixi Dust Studio ,,, Make your own embellies

Claudia and Co ,,,, Fancy Folds

Tuesday Throwdown ,,, DIY embellies

Cupcake Crafts ,,,, Things with Tails

Craft Your Passion ,,, Anything Goes


petra,s cards said...

whowwwww verry stunning card!!!!
xx petra

Sue said...

This is a wow card. Love the ideas makes me feel like drinking a cup of coffee. Sue x

Dorte said...

Wonderful coffee card, I love that image.
hugs Dorte

Heather said...

Everything about this is absolutely stunning - love it!!!!
All I can say is......inspired!!!
Heather xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
totally awesome creation, luv the earings, awesome colour work, gorgeous embelies & design, sue,x

downrightcrafty said...

totally awesome, love all the detail and super image with a perfect layout
Hugs Kate xx

Christine said...

Hi Lols I didnt see your necklace before..ooops your image still has me smiling..
those cute mice always up to mischief..great coluring & it.

smiles Christine xx

Bianca said...

Oh, what fab earrings! A wonderfull idea! But the card is lovely to. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i do love this image, the colours are gorgeous, hugs pops x

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Lols!! This is totally adorable!! You've made such an outstanding design here girl!! So creative and fun!! :) I really love this image and want to add it to my collection!! TFS!

Poppit said...

FABulous card! I love the warm coffee colours and the coffee embellishment! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous Easel card, I like the image, thanks for playing along with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
good luck.
Kevin xx

America said...

WOWZERS!!! Love your FUN and incredible creativity with the use of coffee beans here! I ADORE EVERYTHING about this and how you cleverly used the jewelery findings! THIS is gorgeous and totally ROCKS GF! :)

Sue said...

Lorraine, Now you can add jewelry making to your resume!! This is incredible, you really put a lot of thought and work into this card. Love the stamp and the papers and especially those coffee bean jewelry very creative!! And the way you included them on the card is wonderful!! LOVE IT!

Sue Drees

mycardz said...

WOWZERS, girlie! You TOTALLY rocked this challenge. I can't believe how awesome every single little detail is on this card and matching jewelry! It must have taken forever, but sooooooo worth any trouble you went through! I love it! Actually, maybe you should make a set for each member of team! hehehe I kid, I kid! (Don't hit me!) As I said, this one should either be published or put somewhere where everyone can see it! hugz, Mary

Crafting Gill said...

Wow what a fantastic card i love it thanks for joining Alphabet challenge
GIll xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh sorry forgot to say thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at Stampin With the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

happyglitzygirl said...

Great colours, DP and Lo. Love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Lols, what amazing work.

Anonymous said...

Wow,this is amazing.Everything is put together beautifully.The coffee beans are pure genius!Gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Jenny said...

Stunning work. Your attention to detail is amazing. Love the box with the earrings inside.
Thanks for joining Cupcake Craft.

Myrna Marcano said...

Beautiful card and very curious. I really liked.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Myrna

Stacy Morgan said...

This is totally cool. Your jewelry box is awesome, great great take on the challenge. I just want a cup of coffee now. hee hee

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great easel card-love the image as well-thanks for sharign with us at craft your passion challenge

tootsie said...

Oh WOW, your card looks just awesome! Really well designed, colored and embellished! Thanks for joining us over at PCJ.


PokSa said...

Beautiful work. Fantastic design.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Donna said...

Super sweet card Lols and just perfect for our 'things with tails' challenge this week, this image is so cute and I love the chocolate colour theme...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

ChickieChirps said...

Lovely card! The necklace and earrings are very sweet!

Thanks for joining us for the metal embellishments challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


Anonymous said...

Hello so very beautiful, the design is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh your card from your dreams came true! What a wonderful set of out did yourself for this challenge! ♥ Sue K

Sue from Oregon said...

Lorraine, you can really tell that you love house mouse images with this creation..sure love looking at all your other meece creations as well!

Curly said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT