Monday, January 16, 2012

House Mouse and Friends ,,,, Black and White Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to get a little crafty time for yourself.

Before moving onto the challenge we are welcoming 5 new teamies !! Woo Hoo !! A HUGE welcome ( in alphabetical order) to Dorte, Jennifer, Kate, Paula and Tracy. I am sure you will enjoy being part of this fabulous, friendly and close knit group :-) We are sisters:-)

Also our next challenge ,, which will start in 2 weeks ,, will be a HUGE blog hop with LOADS of fabby prizes on offer !! So make sure you make a note and don’t miss it !!

This fortnight on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge it was America’s turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,,,,

BLACK AND WHITE, you are allowed to use skin and fur tones on the image :-)

When I saw that the challenge was black/white, I immediately thought of black and white photo’s and as luck would have it I recently bought this fab Say Cheese House Mouse stamp ,,, isn’t it CUTE :-)

I stamped with Memento ink and coloured slightly with N00, No and N1 copics, didn’t use much ink !! I cut out with Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies and inked the edges with black ink to add definition. The papers are from Doodlebug and I used plain black SU card for layering and for the panel too. The gorgeous lace and gingham ribbons are from The Ribbon Girl and the beautiful button is from Basic Grey Little Black Dress Eclectic Embellishments. The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set and I added some Star Dust Stickles around the image and sewed the edges to finish.

We are sponsored by our very own teamie, America, who will be giving one lucky entrant a gorgeous House Mouse stamp with matching sentiment and a fabby selection of charms.


Di’s Digi Downloads who will be giving a fab choice of images too :-)

Thanks for looking , our special GD’s come DT’s Paula and Tracy and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them ! :-) , before you hop off I would appreciate a comment so I know you popped by Smile

Challenges :

Lets Ink It Up ,,,, Anything Goes

Pile It On ,,,,, Fuzzy Friends

Sentimental Sundays ,,,, Ribbon

Crafty Emma ,,, Vintage Dahling , I think the camera is old fashioned and vintage and the lace and button too ,,,, :-)

Stampalot ,,,, Monochromatic . I have just noticed that I was chosen to be in the top 3 too with this card :-) thanks xx


cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning,really love this to bits,amazing detail hugs cherylxx

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the design and the lovely image. :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sue said...

TOO cute. Love this stamp and the sentiment is perfect! Great choice of image for this black and white theme......just fabulous!


Anonymous said...

Ohhh Lorraine LOVE the Black and White love the way you added the say cheese in white text! Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Crystal said...

OOOO Lorraine I LOVE the black and white, absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! LOVE all your details and this image is tooooooo cute!

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Simply adorable! Absolutely perfect black and white card to go with black and white photography. Your layout and design are fab too! Love this card!


mags said...

Super card. Perfect image for the challenge. Love the button.

catherine said...

Love the image and the striking black and white. fab card
x catherine

Victoria said...

totally and utterly beautifulxxxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card i forgot i have this image! fab stitching, lovely embelies & design, sue,x

Christine said...

AWESOME take on the BW chall theme the layout & this image is just perfect fab DPs ..

smiles Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Sis
love the choice of image and your reasoning behind it too, the lace is so pretty and really sets the image off well
Hugs and thank you for the warm welcome
Kate xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning what a great card, I love it, Hazel xx

Clare said...

Wow your card is stunning Lorraine. Black and white is so effective. I love all of the added extras and that stamp is soooo cute. I'm so looking forward to doing the challenge. Big hugs Clare xxx

Vicky said...

I love it Lols...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Oh wow Lorraine, your card is nothing short of STUNNING. Love it. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lols. That image works perfectly in black and white. I was sure I had an image with a camera too but it turns out to be a Penny Black one lol!

Kat xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lols, love it.
Wendy xx

Heather said...

Hi Lols, gorgeous!!!! I love the spotty papers, fabulous design and gorgeous the details, love that button!!! The image is fabulous and is so adaptable and never wonder I don't use it more often??????
Heather xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Lorraine...I love this image and the great layout! Super dooper!

Archana Joshi said...

Cute card with cheesy sentiment. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us on sentimental sundays challenge this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh Lols this is so cute and gorgeous too.

Tamara Morton said...

What a gorgeous creations, a big thank you for joining us at Lets Ink It UP this month. Good luck in the draw.

brenda said...

A really super creation Lorraine.

Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, beautiful image.
Teresa xx

Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine,
I'm so pleased to be working with you on the House Mouse team, this is a gorgeous B/W creation. Fabulous papers. The image and design is amazing.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Ah Lorraine this is just gorgeous. Your papers are perfect and the gingham ribbon, lace and beautiful brad is stunning. Thanks for joining us at SIR STAMPALOT.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Whimcees said...


I love black and white and this is such a great creation! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Tameko said...

Fabulous card. Love the classic color choices. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

Carol L said...

What a darling little HM image! I love that he's using a wedge of cheese to take the photo! LOL I love how you used the ribbon and lace together, and the glittered circle is so pretty too!

Donna Hanley said...

Lorraine, This card is "over the top" TERRIFIC. The antique look with the black and white theme is just perfect. Your little addition of some glitter around your image is such a nice touch and that ribbon -you could not have picked a better ribbon for this scene. Thanks for your inspiration.

Sheena said...

Perfect vintage feel! Love that little mouse! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Just like black and white photo's, its great! I like this HM as he is too fun with his say cheese look and feel. Great job.

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Helen said...

I love this Lols...the image looks fab in B&W!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Jennifer Scull said...

I have always shied away from buying this HM stamp because I felt that it would be so drab even colored. thank you for proving me wrong! this is gorgeous in black and white! I love it!
thanks for joining us at Pile it On! :)

BethieJ said...

Your card is FABULOUS! LOVE the BW color combo!!
Thank you for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Cor* said...

B&W looks great. You did an excellent job of shading. Super papers and loving the bow! Thanks for playing along at LIIU this month!

Sally H said...

such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Paula said...

Hiya Lorraine,

Fabulous card hun! I'm so thrilled to be joining you all at the HM & F MC!!!

Paula :D x

CG said...

GORGEOUS! Congrats on your win at Pile It On!

America said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Your Black and WHITE TAKE blew my sock off! the design is perfect for this adorable HM&F image. The gem, the detailing, the Dp's, all are perfect! Pure BEAUTY!

CG said...

GORGEOUS card! Congrats on your win at Pile It On!