Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Cheer with Hugs & Kisses at House-Mouse

Hello Peeps and welcome back to my little place of blog-land. Today I am sharing a card that I created for the new and final challenge of 2012 over at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.  This is such a beautiful time of the year as we are all preparing for Christmas with our loved ones.  Check out our Christmas Challenge HERE!
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Our Hostess this week is our mega talented and amazing Mousey Teamie, Kate Wiles, and she's chosen this most fitting theme for this lovely time of year ......

*Christmas Hugs, and, or, Kisses*

You'll want to play along because we are sponsored by House-Mouse Designs and they are offering a $25 gift certificate as well as Di's Digi Downloads who is also offering A $10 Gift Voucher!  For your chance at the prizes and for all the Challenge details, click HERE!

Here is my fun take with a little cheerful Mousey sitting on the Holly and reaching out his arms - as if asking for a Christmas HUG...  heheh  :)  - This is a good example of using our fabby Stamps in various ways with 'thinking outside the box' ....  :)

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampa Rosa Inc., House-Mouse Designs,  Stamp called: "Singing on a Holly Branch"  Featuring (Monica), #307M  from the Year 1999. 
Paper: White CS, Red CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,  Copics, Studio G Blues (for sponging)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Dies, Martha Stewart Holly and Greenery Punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Golden edge Red Velvet Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles Glitter, Basic Grey adhesive Rhinestones, Miniature Jingle bells,
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Paper Tole, Layering


To make the wreath, I die-cut the circles then glued on several layers of punched out Holly Leaves and Fern Leaves in Green Shiny Paper and Heavy White CS.  The wreath is popped up with foam dimentionals and topped off with Velvet Ribbon, miniature jingle bells and rhinestones.

I would also like to enter this House-Mouse Christmas card into the following challenges:
Great Impressions - Anything Goes 
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes 
Pile it On - Pile on the Embellishments
Crafts 4 Eternity - Blingtastic  
Cards Galore - Home for Christmas 
The Pretty Little Ribbon - It's Christmas 
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas Time
Cupcake Inspiration - Cupcake picture (my wreath with its rhinestones resembles one)

Divas by Design -  Use some Red

Simon Says Stamp - Favorite Products (HMD Stamps, MS and EK Success Punches)
Papercrafting Journey - Christmas
Joanna Sheen - With Love at Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bling-tastic
Craft us Crazy - Looking like Winter/Christmas
Jingle Belles - Winter Holiday
Sparkles - Bow

MY BLOG CANDY WINNER...
Thank you to all of you who entered into the drawing for My Blog Candy of these two House-Mouse Christmas Stamps. 
 
I absolutely loved hearing from you and learning of your Beautiful Christmas Memories.  My Lucky Prize Winner is ...  Karen Adams, of Kanga's Cards and Stuff!!!  Congratulations Karen.  Please contact me to claim your fabulous prize!  ...

 

*Submit your very own Designs to HMD*

HMD By Me is a place with a Great Gallery of HM&F, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers Designs by multiple crafters. Check it out HERE and submit your own work too!!! 

Dont forget to stop by the House-Mouse & Friends MC Blog to check out my Teamies lovely samples HERE.  We realize this is a very busy time of the year for everyone, but still hope you might find some crafty time because we can't wait to see all of your lovely creations.  :)

Really cute drawing of a tiny mouse
AND ONE MORE LITTLE THING...... 

Our House-Mouse Family is featured in Business People! Check out this great Eeeeeeek Mousey Read!  It's So RAD, So COOL, So FUN to know the story behind the scenes!!  Here is a direct LINK.





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until next time...

***MERRY CHRISTMAS my Sweet Friends***
America

36 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

oh America you blow me away with your wonderful creations always so intricate and so bold, love the depth of colour on this wonder and all those punched leaves just stunning, total inspiration
Hugs and Merry Xmas to you and yours
Kate xx

Donna Hanley said...

America, this is a super fun card. Very bright and cheery which is exactly what Christmas cards should be. Have a wonderful holiday and can't wait to see you "next year".

KarinsArtScrap said...

Wow what a wonderful and gorgeous card America.
have a great and wonderful christmas too.
congratulations to the winner.

greetings karin

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card America :-) the image is adorable and the wreath is fabulous ! I love your 'thinking outside the box' :-)

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year's :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Sandra H said...
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kanda said...

This is so gorgous. The design is fabulous and I just want to pick up the cute little house mouse and give him a hug. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

brenda said...

Is a really great Christmas card America and such an effective use of your punches making the wreath.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Sue said...

American, LOVE this red, green and blue color combo, so very pretty. Amazing layers and the wreath is beautiful. Just want to reach out and hug that little guy!

Hugs
Sue

Happy Holiday with your family.....glad kids are okay! Thanks for all you do.

Carole Z said...

Hi America, your card is beautiful..I really love the colours and your amazing wreath! Carole Z X

Christine said...

Hi America you never cease to amaze me with your stunning designs..love this wreath of die cuts such a cute happy mouse image hes certainly a happy chappy beautiful work.

Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for a Happy & Healthy 2013 to you & your family..

smiles Christine x

Rene said...

What a joyful little mouse!!! Such a sweet card...thank you so much for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck and hope to see you back next time!
Rene :D

Sharon said...

Such a cute little mouse - he looks to be having so much fun. Love the punched out wreath. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Beth Norman said...

What a delightful card. I love how you added a 3D wreath. It really makes your card pop.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So vibrant and cute. I would hug him. hee hee your wreath looks awesome too.

downrightcrafty said...

oops naughty me was so blown away by the gorgeous creation that I forgot to notice that you have entered and shared it with us at the Joanne Sheen Challenge too, so pleased you did
Hugs and Merry Xmas
Kate xx

Margreet said...

Awww, this is so beautiful...love your colouring of that sweet mouse...great details!...thanks for sharing with the Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Dot said...

Hi America,
I love your way of 'thinking outside the box' with this super cute image. Such a lovely card with some wonderful colours.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
hugs Dorte

Sue from Oregon said...

Now aren't you a crafty chick...making me look bad having this done so early LOL! This is just amazing creation America! LOVE all those little punched leaves! AND thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment

Tina said...

wow this is amazing love the wreath, cute image to
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

paper fun said...

Wow! Your wreath is fabulous!!! So much work, but oh so worth it with these results!!!

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Mari

Sarah said...


Fabulous, I love the wreath effect.
Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Cards Galore and best of luck x

Sandra H said...

Your card is simply gorgeous! great image and beautifull design and layout, thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Rica said...

Absolutely gorgeous America, a beautiful design, a stunning image and your wreath is sensational!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Whimsey said...

Very cute - love all the 3D pieces, that wreath is magnificent!!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

~Michele

Winnie said...

ohhhh so lovely love the bold and bright love all the detailed work you have put into this card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie DT

Tracy said...

Hi America,
This is so gorgeous, I love the wreath, and the image is so cute and adorable.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Indy said...

This is SO cute! I just love this adorable mouse!

Heather said...

Adorable!! Love the wreath...cute image!
Thank you for joining us at RRR!
Hugs
Heather

VanessaB said...

ohmygosh. soooo cute! what a fun wreath for dimension. thank you for joining us at cupcake inspirations. :)

Chris said...

that mouse is so stinkin' cute and the wreath is beautiful and makes a perfect frame. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Sylvia Blum said...

Oh my word.. your card is GORGEOUS!!!
Fantastic coloring and amazing design! *wow*
Whoever the lucky recipient of this piece of card-art is, he/she will be over the moon, that's for sure!
GREAT work!!!

Wishing you wonderful Holidays, America!
Merry Christmas xx

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Jill Tiffany said...

wow....very pretty, love your wreath.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
Hugs, Jill