Monday, June 04, 2012

Friends and Sunshine for House-Mouse and Blog Candy Winner Announcement

Hello Friends!  I've been trying to post this exciting announcement today, but its been raining here in NY causing internet issues and delays. Sorry to have kept  you waiting.  

Hope our new challenge with that *Sunny* theme will bring the *Sun* out! :)

The new House-Mouse & Friends Challenge is; "Here Comes the Sun". It's being hosted by our sweet DT Member, Sue Kment.  You can find all the challenge details HERE.  Below is my take:
Stamps:  Stampabilities,  House-Mouse Designs stamp called  "Ray of Sunshine", from 2009 and featuring Mudpie & Muzzy.
Paper: White Heavy CS, Brown DP, BasicGrey "Nook & Pantry" DP  
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Brilliance Pigment Ink, SU Summer Sun Yellow, COPICS, White Signo Gel Pen, Studio G Blues (for BG sky sponging)
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, MFT Die-Namics Open Scallop Border Die, Ribbons,  Gold Cording, Gold Stickles, Gold Glitter, Silver Sun Charm (colored with yellow and orange liquid metal markers to match card),  Silver half Pearls

Hope you'll play along because we are being sponsored by the amazing Simon Says Stamp
One Lucky Winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher Prize to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Shop!

*Your HM&F Creations*
 Did you know that you too can enter your very own House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly on to the House-Mouse &Friends Official site?? Yeap!  You can do this under the  "Stamped By Me Gallery" Link.  
Just click HERE to go directly there.
Also, did you happen to enter the House-Mouse giveaway?  If so, you must be so excited waiting to see if you've won.  Read on...

**House-Mouse LOT for Blog CANDY WINNER**
 stash of goodies includes;
TEN adorable House-Mouse and Friends, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers wooden stamps. (most are brand new with only a couple that have been well loved).  Then there is a super whopping 250+ variety mix of gold, brass, bronze, silver and vintage Charms with fun themes for all your crafting projects, (like the Eiffel Tower, Fancy keys, Passport, Flowers, etc...).  There is also a small assortment of colorful Lace Trims that I brought back from my recent European travels into Spain and France. 

The Winner was selected using True Randomness service at RANDOM.ORG
The very lucky entry was........drum roll please.....
 ...Player Entry #56, which belongs to Nicole Doiron  of New Brunswick, Canada.   
Nicole entered the giveaway following ALL THE RULES and said this:

"WOW! What a nice array of amazing goodies! You are too generous! I had to admit that i am a newbie on the HM blog, but from what i have seen so far, their stamps are simply as cute as cute can be! I love every single one of them and am working on my wish list right now! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!"

Woohoo!! Congratulations Nicole!!  So very happy for you!  Please contact me within 72 hours from the time of this posting. If I don't hear from you, a new random number will be randomly chosen. (Wouldn't want you to lose out on this amazing prize, so hurry!)  :)

For those of you who didn't win this fabby LOT, don't be bummed because there are always great prizes up for grabs over at our House-Mouse Challenge Blog. There will also be more YUMMY CANDY to follow on here very soon.... :)

Lastly, I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
The Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating
- Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes
- Anything Goes
- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp
- Anything Goes
Catch the Bug
- Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude
- Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Auds Sentiments
- Any Sentiment
Card Makin Mama's
- Punches (2 entries only)
Frosted Designs
- Punches
My Sheri Crafts  - Summer Lovin'
Bearly-Mine - How Charming
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers in Bloom
Crafty Calendar - Flowers in Bloom
Hearing from you inspires me, so here's a great big thank you from the bottom of my heart!


  1. America, this is a beautiful and fun card you've made for this week's challenge. Those two little mice look like they are just enjoying the heck out of themselves. Beautiful dies and ribbon also. Congrats to the big winner YEAH for you.

  2. My favourite things, mouses and sunflowers. Your die cuts make for a very elegant card, and love that double bow. Congrats to Nicole. Hugs lin

  3. Hi America,
    What a sun filled creation, this is fabulous and a great image you used. Congratulations to Nicole for winning your fab candy.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  4. very beautiful card america and congratulations to nicole.
    and thank you america for given this gorgeous candy.

    greetings karin

  5. A very beautiful Card and congratulation to nicole Hugs

  6. A very nice card and congrats to Nicole.
    Hugs Petra

  7. soo cute :-) I love this card America:-) the image is adorable, how comfy are they sunbathing is a sunflower, lol :-)the decorative frames and sentiment are fab too :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. Big congrats to Nicole - you lucky girl :) LOVE this card America - so sweet and cheery! I love all HM stamps and one of these days when my budget allows, I am going to own some so I can play along in the challenge!

  9. Many congratulations to the winner you will just love all the goodies and the stamps are amazing and will be looking forward to seeing some of your many creations that you can make with this super candy prize............well done and enjoY, and thank you for a chance to have taken part:)xx

  10. America, this card is "knock my socks off" gorgeous! Lovely colors and I just love the delicate dies you've used, gorgeous ribbon bow and charms too. Just perfectly lovely!


  11. America this is darling. Love your coloring, great framed SB (one of my fav right now) and beautiful HM. So glad to see you stamping!

  12. I so love this bright and cheerful card America! The ribbon and sentiment just topped it off perfectly!

  13. Congrats Nicole! Enjoy all those HM'll be hooked once you've tried them!!!
    America, your card is adorable...sunflowers & HM...2 of my favorite things!

  14. Gorgeous card!
    Congratulations to Nicole!

  15. Gorgeous card America, such a gorgeous stamp ( are'nt they all lol) love your colouring. Congrats to Nicole on an amazing win and thanks America for giving us all a chance to win your yummy candy x Susan x

  16. A very beautiful card and congrats to Nicole!

  17. beautiful card!! :) thanks for the chance... (**soo jealous :)

    congrats super lucky gurl, nicole!!

  18. Congrats to Nicole, you lucky girl!
    Cute image and beautiful colours you have used for your card, America. It makes me longing for hot summerdays! I love your big bow.
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs Dorte.

  19. Sweeeet! Congratulations Nicole!!!!!! :D

  20. Hi America, hope all ill well with you!!!
    Your card is stunning, such a fab design, fabulous the beautiful details, especially that scrumptious bow!!! Your image is adorable and coloured that sensational as your usual way!!!
    big hugs,
    Heather xx

  21. Another wowzer cute creation America.. love the way your sun pops out the corner & these cute guys catching the stunning colouring yummy lush bow I can just see your sun charm underneath..

    smiles Christine x

  22. Lovely work, America! Congrats, Nicole! Now you have a huge start to your collection!

  23. stunning as always, your colouring is superb, just a perfect card
    Hugs Kate x

  24. Great beautifully done, and congrats to Nicole!

  25. America, loving that bright yellow, sunny sunflower. What a life these mice have sleeping in the sun all day. Beautiful card, the sun looks great and that big bow ties it all together like a gift!! LOVE IT!


  26. Beautiful card! Love the pretty image and coloring! So many lovely details and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  27. Hmm... i have added a comment on Thursday about this win (I am still SO excited) but it doesn't show... Strange! I have also emailed America but i have gotten no reply yet. I hope everything is ok with her. Anyway, i just wanted to say once again... thank you everyone for the heartfelt congrats and a huge THANKS to America for offering such a generous prize! I am OVER THE MOON excited to win all that yummy candy!!! Please let me know America if you haven't received my emails (

  28. Such a gorgeous card, I love the sweet image and and the beautiful die cuts and the bow is fab
    Lindsay xx

  29. America love the gorgeous cute card! and thank you for the chance to win that gorgeous candy!!!!!!! congrats to the winner!

  30. hi your card is so pretty but we cannot accept back linking, CRAFTY CATZZ challenge was only posted Friday 8th,

  31. what a lovely card you have made here. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

  32. Such pretty card. I love the adorable house mouse and friends even if I never seems to ink one of them up. Such darling card! Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  33. Very beautiful CARD America, I like your brilliant work..
    Plastic card printing

  34. Really yummy card, love that Bow...gorgeous..Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  35. Super card hun I think we all need a little sunshine at the moment!
    thanks for joining us at BMC this time

  36. Lovely card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ this week.xx

  37. Bright and beautiful in yellow! :)

    learn ppc

  38. Hi there, glad I followed Cath’s advice on Moxie Fab World and dropped by your blog ( What a sweet image on your card! Lovely card.

  39. This is a gorgeous card. I love sunflowers, they are such happy flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo :)