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
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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! :)
  
America

53 comments:

Tammy E. said...

This is just too cool! And beautiful!

Sue said...

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

Hugs
Sue

Crystal said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Cheers!
Jennifer

Rica said...

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!!

hugs
Heather xxx

Sparkly Engineer said...

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

Sue said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

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

greetings karin

Christine said...

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

Lorraine A said...

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 !!! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

downrightcrafty said...

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

dstandard said...

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

Clare said...

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

Tracey T said...

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

Debbie said...

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

wahixane77 said...

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

Annemaritta said...

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

Sue from Oregon said...

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.

SuzanneK said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Hugs, Dawn

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.
Hugs
Tamara

Bonnie said...

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

Tracy said...

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

ahlers5 said...

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.
Diane

Valchen said...

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!
Hugs,
Valentina

nwilliams6 said...

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

Joanne said...

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.

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

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

Riet said...

What a wonderful card America.

Hugs Riet.xx

Uschi said...

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!

Hugs
Uschi (from Germany)

Janne said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

Glenda Atkins said...

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

Kozmik said...

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

Pamela said...

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

Pam x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

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.

Stampalicious said...

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

Donna Hanley said...

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

Carol L said...

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!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

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

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Yvonne Hagane said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

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

Helen said...

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

Calypso's Crafts said...

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

Hugs,
Calypso

Jennifer Scull said...

tough challenge, but you really nailed it with this cutie!
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!

Paula said...

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

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

*Vicki* said...

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

Olga said...

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

Ruby said...

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! :)

Gretchen said...

gorgeous card!!