Tuesday, February 14, 2012

***Make Wishes Come True***, HMFMC113 & Blog Candy Winner

Eeek!  Hello Friends! Welcome back to my blog! At House-Mouse and Friends MC, we are making wishes come true for the new challenge. 

Here is my take...

Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, Called; "Donut Birthday, # HMOR1018
Paper: Red CS, White CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, COPICS
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies,  Nellie Snellen Dies, Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page Punch "Diamond Rings" (for BG), and a MS corner Punch (used to create borders), Satin Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls, Prima Flower, Pink Puffy Paint, White Glitter Foam Pain, SU Sparkly White Glitter 

The punched borders here are made with an MS corner punch used on a straight line instead of the corners. Give that a try with all your corner punches. You will come up with various NEW border looks for your FAB cards. These corner punches can also be used on shapes like circles to come up with awesome doilies and multiple medallions. The border here is doubled-up/layered with black and white CS.

My Background is also completely punched out with a Martha Stewart "Punch All Over the Page" punch called "Diamond Rings". I was able to follow the marked guidelines on the MS punch itself to make this continuous fun pattern all over to create this look.  There are lots of videos available online at -you tube- that will also show you how-to create variations of borders and great back-grounds with your awesome MS punches. :) Check it out!! You will look at your punches in a whole new way, so I hope you will give it a try...
Here is just one of those instructional videos for you to check out!
This new Mousey  challenge is being hosted by our mega talented Teamie, Heather Gilfor-Bond, and she's chosen to go with a *Make Wishes Come True* theme.  This can be for anything from a wishing well, a birthday wish, to wishing upon a flower....etc.... really any interpretation you'd like to create to represent "Making Wishes Come True" is what we would like to see! :)  
Check out the HMandF MC Blog HERE for more details.
Sooo, did ya' get to play along on our LOVE themed Blog-Hop?  I sure hope you did!  It was huge and tons of FUN! Our TEAM was totally amazed by the great response and thrilled to see all of your beautiful and creative HM&F entries! THANK YOU so much for joining us!
If you played along the Hop and you visited our Team Member's blogs following the DT's individual candy rules, then you may have already won some DT hidden candy prizes!  These wonderfully generous DT's may be posting their Candy winners as early as today, but if not, a post announcement with a complete WINNERS' LIST will follow on Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2012 at HMandF MC HERE.
My Blog Candy Winner is Entry #73
This Lucky Number belongs to Natalie, of Crafty L &N's HM creations.
Congratulations Natalie! :)
Please contact me to claim these love themed House-Mouse Stamps and Charms prize!

For our Blog-Hop's Sponsored PRIZES and the Team Prize, we are still sorting through all your fabulous entries and checking that all Blog-Hop rules were followed.  With so many gorgeous entries, it's been very difficult for our Team to have to choose the winners. The DT is voting on our top 5 favorite entries and will offer the top 2 players with the most votes, the top 2 prizes and a Guest Designer Spot with our Mousey Team for the month of March!!! Isn't that exciting?  So please go check the DT's blogs to see if you have won any of their awesome prizes, or check-back into the HMandF MC Blog on Wednesday when a final Master List of ALL winners will follow!

  *PLEASE NOTE that our HM&F CHALLENGES now have a CODE**
We dont want to miss your lovely entries at any online galleries you post to, so we are going to start labeling our House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge entries with a Mousey Code going forward. So, the code for Challenge # 113, will be HMFMC113 Please use the appropriate codes whenever uploading your projects to any galleries as doing this will make it much easier for us to find your lovely HM&F work!

Be sure to play along on this new ***Make Wishes Come True*** challenge too because we are proudly being Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp again!  One lucky player will received this:


Before I go, I wanted to mention that our fabulous Design Team started a few new special things in 2012.  One of those is that our first two winners of the new month's first challenge will also continue on to be our following month's two Guest Designers if they choose to!  It's very exciting for us and hope it will be for our players too!  The February Guest Designers are  Carol & Tanja  These two great ladies were chosen this way!  CONGRATULATIONS to you both & welcome to our House-Mouse & Friends MC Team. We're very excited to have on board this month and look forward to working alongside you. :)

We hope you will play along on the new challenge. To help inspire you, check out the HM&F MC TEAM's Gorgeous "Make Wishes Come True!" samples HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and for your continued support that means so much! :)
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  1. America, What a super cute card. I Love those dies and your coloring is always beautiful. Your pearls look gorgeous against the white die. Just a fabulous card. Enjoy your day. I'm heading out to my LSS to pick up a few things (use my gift card) then back to start on my card for this challenge.

  2. America this is just so yummy and such fab colouring so perfect for the theme! Chanelle xxx

  3. oh now I just wish that that scrummy looking doughnut was in my hands right now, awesome colouring and love the layout and the beautiful bow
    Hugs hungry sister meece
    Kate xx

  4. This is such a super card America. Love the image and the colours
    x catherine

  5. Wowzer HM creation GF love all the die cut work great image awesome colouring love it..

    smiles meece sister Christine x

    BTW did you see we both got Top 3 at Dis digi download chall ??

  6. Hi hun
    oh wow what a scrummy card, fabulous colouring as always, luv all the detail on it, sue,x

  7. Your card is so cute! I love your coloring and all the little details on your card - and what a funny image!

  8. Hi America, oh this is so lovely and your colouring is stunning too! also may l add my congratulatons to the winner of the blog hop enjoy your prize:) Sandra H

  9. I am wishing for a donut myself! This is such a sweet card - can you imagine if our cakes and goodies were proportionally as big as this donut is to those sweet little HM? We would all be 400 lbs each. LOL! Love your creation.

  10. Oh yum, how cute is this "sweet" creation?!

  11. What a cute stamp, and that background is to die for, America. The dies are wonderful and love the pearls against the white. And, what's not to like about a fresh donut!!!!!


  12. Awesome card America. Great coloring and love the flowers.

  13. Gorgeous girlie! Your fancy lattice bg is awesome (so where do I buy that?) beautiful coloring as always and awesome depth. This is wonderful!

  14. Yummy scrummy America, this is totally delicious, love that image and your design is gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  15. Hello friend!! :) What a really GORGEOUS creation!! So worth the wait if you ask me!! *wink*

    Yay...so excited that I'm now getting your updates in my reader!!! Yay!! You are a fabulous friend my dear!! BIG HUGS

  16. Hi America!
    Love your card. So pretty details and this image is just awesome coloured. I don't know what your background is made of but it looks so great and you can see the red trou it.
    So happpy that you make a card for this challenge. Love your cards ;).

    Hugs and kisses, Natascha

  17. WOW - that background is tremendous!!!! And the coloring on the image!! The donut looks like it could just jump off the card and into my mouth!!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog :)

  18. I am going to say this only once...off to go find a donut you goodie pusher LOL!

  19. I just bought this 'anywhere' MS punch...will have to check out those videos...you have certainly perfected their use....beautiful.