Monday, May 14, 2012

We Make Beautiful Music Together...

Surprise!! I'm back! 
It's been a while, and its been a few draining weeks since I was here last, so it's really good to be able to craft again. This is a mid-way reminder card for the ongoing *Humour* Challenge #HMFMC119, over at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog HERE. If you havent played along yet, I hope you will with this easy challenge. Most HMF stamps are not only adorable and great fun, they are also "humorous" because these critters are comical and often involve mischievous little scenes.  Or, simply use a FUNNY Sentiment with your House-Mouse & Friends, Gruffies, or Happy Hoppers. I used this adorable House-Mouse Designs stamp with the mice playing musical instruments and added the sentiment "We Make Beauitufl Music Together"...
The Scroll title "Mauschen", means "Little Mouse" ...
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, "Mice Symphony" # HMOR1123, featuring Maxwell, Mudpie, Amanda, Monica.& Muzzy.  The sentiment and musical notes are from the See D's "Let's Make Music" #50092 set. The large Scroll is by Stamp Cabana - Marg Hjelmstad design, 1996.  I stamped the HM image onto the scroll and masked off the edges to make it seem as if the mice are in the scroll.
Paper: SU CS, White and Black CS,  
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, COPICS, Studio G's Orange Pigment Ink (for sponging), Orange Metallic Glitter Gel Marker (for adding sparkle to instruments)
Accessories: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Musical Embossing Folders,  Silver Cording, Musical Silver Charms, Black Star Flat-back Button, Black and Silver half Pearls, ZVA Flourish Pearls, Ranger Stickles Glitter
This HMFMC119 challenge runs until Midnight, May 19th and there is also a fab prize from the lovely Heidi, at Simon Says Stamp.  One Lucky Winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher Prize to the Simon Says Stamp Shop!
 THANK YOU for your great generosity and Sponsorship Heidi!

Remember that you too can enter your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly into the "Stamped By Me Gallery" found over at the Official House-Mouse & Friends Site HERE.

My card also follows this month's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge found HERE;
You are more than welcome to enter up to 4 cards during the whole month of April.
Just have fun and come play with us :) Check out the MMSC Blog to see all the MMSC137 winners.

Our MMSC138 sponsor is....

$10 Gift Voucher redeemable for any digi images in the "priscillastyles" Store. ( redeemable for digis only.  Stop by and check out all the new images!!
For an added twist,  we would like to challenge you to "Add a button to it!".  (My button was added above and its the black flat-back star adhered over the silver cording bow.)  Now its your turn to break out all your cool buttons! :) Themes are merely for inspiration and not a requirement to play... Stop by to see the rest of the fabulous Design Team's lovely creations at Midnight Madness  to inspire you to join us with MMSC138. ENTRY DEADLINE May 31st at 5pm PST...

Lastly, if you haven't entered this FABULOUS CANDY giveaway, YOU MUST try if you'd like a chance to win this GREAT LOT of House-Mouse and Friends goodies for yourself!! 

I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Anything Goes
Creative Craft 2 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Cute Cute Cute
Ladybugs Crafts - Anything But Square
Crafts and Me - Punches and Dies
Craft Your Days Away - Creatures, great and small
Alota Rubber Stamps - It's all about Animals
Delicious Doodles-try something new
Joyful Stamper-anything goes
Crafty Creations-frames

 Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. What a adorable, cute, and fun image. So nicely colored! (your colors really pop!)

  2. Chuckle, chuckle - your creation is so cute and very well done!

  3. Welcome back friend, have missed you....hope things have evened out for you some.
    WOW, this is adorable. Not ever seen this stamp, and I love it. Those beautiful rich color tones you used are perfect, and outrageously beautiful.


  4. hiya wow that shocked me when I went to check the midweek had published but fabulous shock so pleased to see you back. The colour depth on this stunning card is amazing actually to die for a real show stopper, took my breath away
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Oh it's beautiful! Love the colors!

  6. Oh, how cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, America! What a fabulous take on the sketch and your image is cute as can be. I am awed by your impressive coloring and amazing details.

  8. Gorgeous card America :-) it is soo nice to see you again !! :-)

    the image is adorable, I never saw this one before either ,, is it a new one ? I can almost hear them playing a lovely tune :-) very very cute :-)

    Lols x x x
    thanks for joining us on the PTW xx :-)

  9. Hi hun
    lovely to see you, what a stunning card, awesome colouring as always,fabulous design, sue,x

  10. Love your card, such a stunning design! Thanks for joining in our very last challenge at CES :) Donna ♥ x

  11. Hi America, Nice to see you back l too have been away, just back from a holiday in Tenerife not back blogging as yet on baby minding duties but will return soon, thank you for the reminder xx

  12. What a stunning card America how lovely , fabulous rich colours too well done Hugs Elaine

  13. Fabulous card. The image is adoable and your scroll is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  14. House Mouse images all make me smile so this really should be an easy challenge to enter! Love your card...gorgeous colors!

  15. what a fabulous and beautiful card and cute image america.

    greetings karin

  16. Gorgeous card! i love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  17. Hi America wow adore this sticking cute image..made all the better by your wonderful colouring great design GF well worth the lovely to see you back crafting..

    smiles teamie Christine x

  18. Hi America,
    I adore this fun image and just love every element of this gorgeous creation. Fabulous.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  19. America, this is amazing! Absolutely beautiful and full of exquisite details! Gorgeous card!


  20. WOW this is one very stunning card! I love all your fabulous details - gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining the Ladybirds this week at LCI and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  21. wonderful card! love your great colouring and that image is too cute!
    thankyou for joining the fun this time over at craft your days away challlenge!
    Jacqui P x

  22. wow, this is fabulous America! Gorgeous design and coloring.

  23. Great to have you back, America. Such a lovely creation you are sharing with us today. Fab colouring.
    hugs Dorte

  24. This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Delicious Doodles this week. Hope to see more from you soon!

  25. A great card and those mice look like they are having so much fun.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  26. What a stunning card! Thanks for sharing it with the Ladybugs "anything but square" challenge this time. Hugs,Julie.x

  27. this card is just fantastic in every way, I love all the detail and beautiful colour. It must have taken you sometime to make the card but it was certainly worth it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)