Monday, March 23, 2009

Bundle of LOVE, HM&F Challenge #30

Happy MONDAY!!! Are you ready for another great House Mouse & Friends Challenge?? This week it's "Creating a SHAPED card!" Yeap, that's right. And it's WAYYYYY out of my comfort zone!! BUT here is my take:



The Flower Chipboard shape came from Michael's $1 Section. It actually comes as a chipboard album - but I took it apart to make it a card. I covered the chipboard flower pieces with a Glittery Nursery DP and attached the two with a Jewel Brad and Satin Ribbon at the top. I also added a loop with the same satin ribbon as a hanging piece that sits behind it. The ribbons were cut into small pieces, tied and put through each of the punched holes of the petals. That technique was inspired by an SCS challenge last week that featured Ribbon ties.

My main House Mouse Baby Image is from Stampabilites House Mouse Designs and its called: "Cozy Shoes", featuring Amanda & Mudpie, # HMF1016. {geez, can ya' help but smile whenever you see these adorable little mice doing their thing?}. :) The awesome "Bundle of Love" sentiment is from VERVE's BABY set called "Practically Perfect". Image is colored in with Marvy Leplume Markers and SU blending pens. Jewel Brads, Pearls & (Prima flowers -->sweet RAK from my friend Stacy aka: Twinshappy), all finish off my card.

Come & play along with us at: http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/.
Just make a card of any shape which is NOT a square or rectangle & link it to the blog with Mr. Linky. Check out what our DT has come up with to help inspire you. The samples this week will knock your socks off! You can check each of the DT's blogs for more details!!

Thanks for looking!
America

16 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so so sweet, excellent job. Love it.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! This is brilliant!! I love your design and details!! TFS!

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it.

Shary said...

You did a great job, love the ribbon. Really pretty card.

Larissa said...

Very sweet! Love your design and what you did with the ribbon!

Hugs,
Larissa

CraftyC said...

Wow, what a stunning card, love it!
Clairex

mycardz said...

I love it! I cannot believe you were not comfortable with this challenge - it turned out sooo awesome! Great idea to use the flower chipboard and the ribbon technique is VERY cool. All your awesome details really complete it. I just always think your card designs are true "works of art"! :)

Jeanette - said...

America, this is beautiful and oh so sweet!!! I love what you did with your ribbon and the pearl details too! Great card!

Rica said...

Fabulous card, I just love the chipboard shape and the ribbon threading is gorgeous. This is one of my favourite images and yes it certainly brings a smile to my face.
hugs Heather xx

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the way you did the ribbons and jewels!

Nancy said...

Very cute! Love the ribbon and the shape!

JULS~ said...

The floral chipboard makes it so unique and the ribbon weaving in and out is very sweet. Every time I see a House Mouse, I love them even more!

{hugs} Juls~

Jane Wetzel said...

WHOA! you are IN that comfort zone and you dont even know it!
this is soooooo awesome!

Janneke said...

Great card ;)

Lori Barnett said...

Man girl...this is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!!

Lynn said...

oh my gosh! This is totally stunning! I am in awe of this creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us!