Monday, November 07, 2011

Ice Skating Bears, House-Mouse & Friends MC, Challenge #108

Hello again! It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE over at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog!  This one is being hosted by our Lovely and very talented Teamie, Stacy Morgan, and we are creating ***THANKFUL*** projects.  It could be as simple as a thank you sentiment, so the possibilities are endless! Perfect for this time of year, heh?  :) 

Here is my take - to thank my Kid's Ice Skating Instructor for another great session of lessons!!
same card, different lighting and views
I added Stickles to the Ice Skates & scarves; punched the edges with the icicle MS punch; sponged all around card's edge & topped it all off with light blue sparkly Rhinestones.

Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, "BEARS on ICE", LR1011 
Paper: Winter & Icicles DP, MM White & Blue Textured CS
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug EF, MS Snowflake & Border Punch, Rhinestones, Stickles
Techniques: Sponging, Dry Embossing

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black & More --- All Creatures, Great & Small  
Little Darlings --- NOT square 
My Mum’s Craft Shop --- With Thanks  
Sweet Stamps --- Thankful 
Tuesday Throwdown --- Thanks 
Charisma Cardz --- Cutesy  
Allsorts --- Anything but Square 
Fussy and Fancy  --- Be Thankful  
Forever Friends  --- Something Old, Something New 
Penny Black Saturday --- Christmas, Silver and Snowflakes
Stamps & Fun Creativity --- Winter
I Did It Creations --- Christmas/Winter
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long --- Use your favorite sketch
Creative Card crew challenge - Thankful
Cards for Men challenge 23-It's nearly christmas


***At HM&F MC - we proudly welcoming back these 2 GREAT SPONSORS*** 
PRIZE ; A $15 Gift Card PRIZE to the Simon Says Stamp store!

PRIZE ; $10 of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty

That's 2 prizes, so we will have 2 winners again this challenge!! :)

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in joining out TEAM as a Guest Designer!  We are very happy to be reviewing your Mousie work!!  Please note that the TEAM will vote on all of the entries labeled with"GDT" and notify you directly (by end of November) if you have been chosen to join us as Guest Designer. We will continue to feature TWO GDT's per month, so your chances of designing with us are TERRIFIC!! :) 
With another month behind us, we must say Good-bye to our lovely October GDT's,
Avril & Jennifer. Thank you both for your great contributions and for being a part of our Team.

Entering into November, we are thrilled to introduce TWO super talented Guest Designers;
Julia Herald  & NanaConnie!   
Please help us to welcome them to the team!! 

Check out the LOVELY Thankful Designs from the Design team & come join us --->; HERE!

...Before I go, Id like to remind you about this great opportunity....
If you LOVE the adorable House-Mouse stamps, you have another chance to win some of these adorable stamps for adding to your collection ---> Simply enter the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog - because we (the HM& F MC Team), are sponsoring MMSC this entire month and we have some FABULOUS House-Mouse Stamps as prizes for the Lucky players!
Thank you for stopping by today! 
It's really great hearing from you! :)


  1. I love the icsicle border and the sparkle on this super cute card! I haven't seen this stamp yet, I love it!

  2. Wow, what a great card. It almost makes me want to turn up the heat in the house because it is so realistic that I get the feeling it's cold enough to ice skate outside. Love that border punch and your snowflakes are just the perfect embellishment. Thanks for sharing.

  3. what a FUN card!! Also gives me a chill looking at those "Icicles"!! lol :-) Luv the entire color scheme too! :-)

  4. It's a great card... So much fun in there...I love your borders and snow flakes! Bo,xx

  5. What an awesom creation and love how you have added the icicles round the edge, it really gives the card dimension.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    Your card would also fit the theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

    B x

  6. Your card is perfect and I love it! fantastic image and so beautiful coloured. Love the lo and the colours on it. great with the stickles and the punched edge!
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Anything but a square challenge
    Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Jill

  7. Gorgeous card - love the icicle border and perfect scene.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma and Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. Hi hun
    a totally gorgeous card as always, luv the colour,fab design the icicles are lovely looks well chilly willy, sue.xx

  9. Such an adorable image, America! Love the way you made the border punch work. Fabulous design! So thrilled to be Guest Designing with such talent!

  10. What a gorgeous card America and full of winter goodness!! Those icicle borders, snowflakes and bling are just the perfect touch to your cute cute image! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Tuesday Throwdown. xxx Steph

  11. Holy cow batman.... this is GORGEOUS! Oh my word.... love it girlie! Very clever idea with the SB as well!

  12. Wow this is gorgeous, what a fab image!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  13. Fab card! love the icicles and the frosty feel to the design
    Lindsay xx

  14. Hi America! I just love this card! Your coloring is outstanding on the bears fur and I love the snowflakes and icicles! Simply beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Feature a Sentiment" challenge!
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  15. Wowzers girlfriend this is adorable. Love the light icy blue and that icicle border (gotta have it) is fabulous. Your kids instructor is going to get such a smile from these two beginner bears on ice. Love it.


  16. always a joy to see what you accomplish with HM images....and this one is no exception...fabulous

  17. Oh my this is ADORABLE!! Love how you have them going up the hill LOL too cute!! Love the icicle border and glitter. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stamps, hope you will join us again for our next challenge.

  18. Fabulous image! Love how you've done the sentiment and the icicle edging looks so great. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Thank you challenge.


  19. Oh wow, what a splendid card and image!

  20. Cute image and lovely use of those sparkling ices!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck;-))m

  21. So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  22. Love the Gruffies and that fantastic icsicle border!

  23. Oh wow !!! this is absolutely stunning !! I love this image and so perfect for a skating instructor !! the design is awesome !!

    Lols x x x

  24. Oh wow this is gorgeous. The icicles look fabulous and such a sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  25. Hellos you!!! Your card is your usual stunning self!!! Your design is fabulous and your colours and all the details are awesome. I do love those Gruffies and loving such fun and so sassy with his sparkly boots and scarfs.
    Heather xx

  26. gorgeous card love that image and all the icicles are fab thanks so much for joining us at little darlings this week
    hugs sara x

  27. Fabulous card! Love the stamp and the sketch!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black and more!

  28. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  29. Such a sweet image! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at SFC!
    Hugs, Andrea

  30. Beautiful Card! Stunning coloring work! You are very talented. Thanks for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 80! Good Luck!

  31. Beautiful card thanks so much for joining us this week at Penny black and more
    Hugs Louise xx

  32. FABULOUS!!!!! Those icicles really add to the frosty feeling.

  33. FABULOUS!!!!! Those icicles really add to the frosty feeling.

  34. Gosh you think you could add a few more layers on that thing??? LOL! I seriously don't know HOW you do it...but if I put that many die cuts and layers of goodies on stuff...they would NOT look beautiful like your stuff. YOU ROCK!