Monday, December 06, 2010

***Oh Charming Christmas Tree*** for House Mouse Challenge #84

Happy Monday everyone!!!!  DO YOU LIKE CHARMS????
Sure hope you do 'cuz it's time for another House-Mouse & Friends Challenge!!! Guess who is hosting this week???  That's right, yours truly here!   heheh...  AND if you know me, ya know I really LOVE CHARMS!!! I actually have quite a stash of CHARMS and will be giving away a baggie full of CHARMS to one LUCKY-YOU who comments both here & on our House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for Challenge #84 by closing date of Dec 19th!!!

There is a great prize giveaway from our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp awaiting one lucky participant who joins us on this new Challenge.  :)  That prize is in addition to the CHARMS that I am offering here.  So, what's the challenge you will want to play in??  Well, I would love to see your *Charming* Christmas Trees that feature any of the adorable House-Mouse & Friends characters.  Bonus points will go out to those of you who also use CHARMS on your projects for this challenge. :)  So come on, join us for your chance to win!!!

In addition to these great prizes, we are announcing that we are looking for monthly GUEST DESIGNERS to join us on House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge BLOG. We will be adding Guest Designers at the start of the NEW YEAR and will be keeping our eyes out on our commenters, followers and  participants. Sooo, hurry, create,  and show us how much you love these adorable House Mouse & Friends characters! :)

Below is my CARD for this **CHARMING** Christmas TREE Challenge.  This card is actually very sparkly I.R.L.!  I took pictures with different angles to try to capture that shine. The entire white panel is glittered, but not very noticeable in this picture. These beautiful Metallic Textured papers simply don't like to be photographed! LOL!
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs, Inc, "Stringing Jelly Beans" featuring Amanda, #HMOR1023, from 1997. Also, Stampa Rosa 1998 Sentiment.
Paper: Metallic Textured Red, Green, Gold and White CS
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark Watermark Champagne Dazzle, Copics, SU White Gel Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders, Sizzix EF, Rhinestones, Gold Stickles, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Tree Charm, Gold Ribbon, SU Glitter, Glitter Glue,
Techniques: Heat Embossing (sentiment), Dry Embossing (BG Panel)
Now head on over to HM&F Monday Challenge BLOG to check out the CREATIONS by the Design Team to help inspire you. Dont forget to comment for your chance to win those CHARMS!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Mousie Creating! :)


  1. Hi Ya America
    aww a stunning card, super cute image, fabulous colouring as always, gorgeous design & embelies, sue,x

  2. hi america, this is a lovely card.
    beautiful colors and frame work.

    greetings karin

  3. wouuuuuuuuuu what a beautyful card!!!
    liefs Anneke

  4. Oh my America absolutely ADORABLE but yet stunning holiday card...What a super fun image, great layout, and gorgeous papers!! LOVE that charm :)

  5. gorgeoue card America :-) ,,, very cute image and your colouring is superb ! :-) Love the papers and charm too ,,, fab theme ! :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. Awesome creation GF stunning colours Love it ...

    smiles Christine xx

  7. Hey America!!! Thanks so much for stopping by girl!! I adore your House Mouse creations and the gold frame is brilliant!! :) HUGS

  8. What a precious Mouse House image - they always make me smile :) Love how you've coloured and framed it. Great card.

  9. What a fun image and your coloring is perfect....fabulous card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Stamp N Doodle this week and hope that you will show us more of your creative things for the next challenge.

    Linda - DT Stamp N Doodle

  10. This is gorgeous America, love this house mouse image and as always you have colored this to perfection girl. :)

  11. Wow stunning creation, and lovely colours
    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 112 Christmas
    Good luck,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  12. Love this image, he's working so hard to decorate!! Love the gold frame work, really sets off the beautiful coloring! Such a beautiful holiday card. I got to use some of my wonderful treasures you sent, on my card this time, thanks again. Thinking of you.

    Sue Drees

  13. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  14. Oh this is absolutely adorable America!
    Beautiful work!
    kim x

  15. Oh so gorgeous! Wonder if he'd share those M&Ms? Great card hun and thanks for playing ABC Christmas Y Challenge with us. Sxx

  16. Hi America - it's only taken me 3 days to get here!!!
    Absolutely stunning card!! Fantastic layout and fabulous papers, I love your colouring of the adoraable image - there's so much depth and intensity to it and that little tree charm is awesome.
    luv & hugs Heather xx

  17. Beautiful, America! Love all the gold!

  18. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Ooh La La Creations with such a lovely card. Hugs, Anne (OLL DT)

  19. Oh that is so bright and colorful! Love that stamp! You really did it justice with that card! Gorgeous!!

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  21. Stunning, stunning, stunning! Your colors are so bright and beautiful. This is such a beautiful card. Love this! Hope you are feeling settled and are doing well. Hugs to all of you. I pray for your sweet husband and family every day! Best, Curt

  22. Gorgeous card....such a cute image!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  23. Hi America,

    Just a quick note to tell you how much I like your House-Mouse Designs® Christmas card. The colors are awesome and fun.

    I would love to have you post it in our gallery on our website:
    Click here

    Thanks so much.

    Barry Percy
    House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

  24. How cool America...your cards are always an inspiration!

  25. Me again...should also have said:

    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  26. Awwww... SO so cute! Yes you do like your charms. hee hee