Monday, January 16, 2012

Its an ***ALL BLACK AND WHITE ONLY*** challenge at HM&F MC!!

Eeeek!  Welcome back Housey-Mousey Friends!! 
Yeap, you read that right! NO COLORS!!!! only ALL BLACK AND WHITE is allowed!
The Challenge of doing B/W was supposed to be easy. Except for me!  LOL!!  This card literally took me like -forever- to create - since I soooo wanted to color in my image!.... After my zillionth attempt, I finally gave up and settled on heat embossing my Meeces with white ink and EP on BLACK CS  instead. (had to go with the black BG to keep me from wanting to color them in!  heheh).
Here is my crazy-blinged/embossed ALL Black and WHITE design....

 Same card, different lighting!
Different look for the Meeces, heh?? With so much Rhinestone Bling and Silver Glitter on the panels and all around the flower, this baby really sparkles IRL! What do you think?? Does it tell a tale?? heheh
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, Called"Tails of True Love", # HMGR1009
Paper: Black CS, White CS, Mini Hearts Wallpaper (for BG)
Ink: WHITE Ink, White Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, MS Heart Border Punches, SU Flower Punch, Silver Glitter, Silver Stickles, Black Lace, Black Satin Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestone Circle, Rhinestone Gem Brad
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Now it's YOUR turn!! Do you think you can ya handle this challenge? Is so, please come join us and show us what you've got at the House-Mouse & Friends MC Blog HERE! We have 2 really FUN prizes and that means 2 separate chances for you to win these!! :)We hope you'll join the FUN and show off your fabulous *ALL Black AND White ONLY* beauties too! I can't wait to see your lovely creations! Here are the challenge details:
***We are proudly SPONSORED BY***
We proudly welcome back Di's Digi Downloads! 
Thank you for your continued support and amazing generosity!!
The winner will receive a $10 voucher to Di's Digi Shop.
Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company offering lots of super adorable digi stamps!

AND to add to the excitement of this *ALL BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE*, here's an a second HM&F prize offered by your CHALLENGE HOST, yours truly. It's for a House-Mouse Designs Stamp called; "Bobbing on Apples", along with its matching sentiment called "Mice At Play" & some super cute Mice & Apple themed charms.
 That's 2 fun prizes, and that means 2 chances for you to WIN if you play along! :)

WE HAVE 5 NEW amazingly TALENTED DESIGNERS that have joined our House-Mouse & Friends family.  Please stop by the HM&F MC BLOG to congratulate them! 

To help inspire you to create your own *BLACK AND WHITE* Designs, check out the rest of the BLACK AND WHITE Stunners from the rest of the Team, HERE!

 Oh, and before I go..... I gotta tell ya to MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR January 30th. It's the day of our very first BLOG-HOP in 2012 !!  You will want to join in the FUN and play along on that special challenge too because it will be FULL of excitement and SUPER PRIZES!! 

Id like to enter my card into the Following Challenges:
I have PAPER Issues - All you need is LOVE
Designed to Delight -Card or Project to include a Heart
Sweet Stampin - All that Glitters
Southern Girls - Sparkle.
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – Glitter.
2 Sisters - Use Metal - (Pin)
One Stop Craft - On the spot & ribbon
Lets Ink It Up - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Fuzzy Friends
Sentimental Sundays - Ribbon
Digi Doodles Challenge - Embossing
Crafts and Me  - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Y is for  "You Can Choose ", so anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Let`s Celebrate! (my card celebrates Anniversary)
Simply Create Too – Layers
Thank you for your sweet encouragement and wonderful support that means so much! :)


  1. This is just too cool! And beautiful!

  2. America, you clever Miss you...white mice...Super cute card, love all the bling and the flower and the border! Fabulous!


  3. WOW I can't even tell you how AWESOME this looks!!! GORGEOUS card!

  4. Oh, I love it! The border is awesome and such fabulous bling.


  5. Hi America huni, I love your card - it is stunning!!!! The white on black is awesome, I actually did white sentiment on the inside - I am SO happy I didn't do white 'mousies' I should have but me to shame had to crawls my self away!!!!!
    I sat with my jaw fell open - inspired!!

    Heather xxx

  6. Oh My Goodness! This card is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. It is original and out of the box and elegant. TOTALLY EPIC. I'm not a cap lock person but just WOW

  7. Hi hun
    wow a stunning card, luv what you have done, gorgeous embelies, no naughty corner for you lol, sue,x

  8. wow america gorgeous is this also your embossing.
    great and beautiful card.

    greetings karin

  9. AWESOME take on the BW theme America cant think why you had a prob with it..but hey your designs are always jaw dropping love everything bout it.

    smiles Christine x

  10. AMERICA !! my jaw hit the floor when I saw this FANTASTIC card !!! WOW !! I LOVE it !! this looks like a photo negative ! absolutely BRILLIANT !! I wish I had thought of this !!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. totally gob smacked would have to be the word when I saw this gorgeous creation, this morning on my mobile, could not wait to get home to zoom in closer and wow that was even better, it is stunning
    thank you for the lovely warm welcome
    Hugs Excited Sister Meece
    Kate xx

  12. WOw gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight this week!

  13. Wow America your card is awesome. I would never have thought to have used white embossing powder for this great look. Loving all of the little extras you have added. Big hugs Clare xxx

  14. Wow! What an amazing card - so different but in a good way! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  15. lovely black and white image love house mouse.
    thank you for joining us at sweet stampin this week. Debbiexx

  16. Fabulous card! Love the colors and layout! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

  17. Hi there :) This is indeed very effective creation. First you see mice only. Then actually you start to see different elements on this and wow, then you really SEE the card. Beautiful :)

    It is nice to see you joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges #90 Embossing. Surely we'll see even more of your creations in the future? :) Annemaritta

  18. Well this challenged pushed you over the edge America! Outstanding! Yep, your card was the talk of the House Mouse Yahoo group I belong to.

  19. Wow, this is STUNNING. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  20. Wow! Amazing!! The little meece look so neat embossed in white. Lovely details and the sparkle looks stunning against the black background.

    Hugs, Dawn

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

  22. Beautiful! Love all the glitter and I know that in real life it is even prettier! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  23. Hi America
    I'm so pleased to be working with you on the House Mouse team, this is a gorgeous B/W creation. Fabulous design. The white embossing is so effective.

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. Wow, what an amazing idea. This is really beautiful and completely different. Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week. Good luck with the draw.

  25. It's so interesting idea this image to be in white and black! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog with this fab creation!

  26. America, this may be one of my favorite cards you have done! Wow!

  27. REALLY COOL CARD!!! I have never seen a house mouse done in just black & white, it look FAB! Love all the bling and you did a super job with our glitter challenge at CC&CC. So glad you played along, Aloha, Joanne.

  28. Such a wonderful card! I just love how you did the mice, i would never have guessed that the mice would be enough just embossed but it looks just terrific! You are simple the best!

    Love Mickaela

  29. What a wonderful card America.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  30. This really is a very special card. It got wonderful! I guess I would realizied the topic like this. The little mice almost work as a negative. A gorgeos effect! And the design with all those rhinestones and glitter. Simply fantastic!

    Uschi (from Germany)

  31. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hugs Janne

  32. Wow, stunning card. Black and white is always dramatic! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

  33. Stunningly beautiful card, I love this image anyway but it looks really striking done in white
    Lindsay xx

  34. Stunning card , I have fallen in love with it! Awesome!

  35. Lovely Card - stunning colours! Thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

  36. Those Meeces look really good embossed white. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  37. Fantastic card. Very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Sassy Studio Designs for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday. Please join us again next week.

  38. WOW!!! this is just awesome, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

  39. America, Wow this card is outstanding. the bling looks TERRIFIC! Thanks so much for all of your inspiration.

  40. Oh my gosh, your meeces look all fuzzy in white and SO CUTE!! I like all the sparkly stuff going on, but the white on black really makes this image POP! Adorable!

  41. This is amazing.Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge.

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  42. What a fabulous design, America!
    Love the special look to this black and white card. Very different, but love love love it!
    Well done:))

  43. Gorgeous black & white card!! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge!
    Tammy :)

  44. Very cool! The embossing is awesome and all the layers are beautiful.

  45. Wow - this is stunning! Those mice look wonderful in white!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  46. Stunning...absolutely stunning. Love the black and white combination!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


  47. tough challenge, but you really nailed it with this cutie!
    thanks for joining us at Pile it On! :)

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

  49. Hiya America,

    Gorgeous card as always! I'm so thrilled to be joining in all the fun at the HM & F MC!

    Paula :D x

  50. WOW!! This is really striking America!! Love the elegance! :)

  51. Wow!!!This is gorgeous! Love the bling!

  52. I can feel your pain not colouring this in! I'm a colour girl myself lol. Absolutely gorgeous outcome though, it's fab! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Paper Issues, we're so glad you joined in the fun! :)