Monday, January 14, 2013

Its a NEW Year with New Beginings for House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC136

Hello House-Mouse Lovers!  
Im late, Im late....but here is my take for our new challenge over at House-Mouse & Friends MC. Come check us out HERE.  The Team is kicking off 2013 with an exciting line-up of amazing Sponsors offering lots of awesome prizes!! Dont miss out on playing along with our challenges for your chance to win some goodies!  

The first theme of the year was chosen by my Teamie, Christine Craig, and she's going with  a most fitting theme for this of year; ***New Beginnings ***. There are many things that can resemble a New Beginning, so the possibilities are endless. Check us out for loads of inspiration from our mega talented Design team and to see the challenge Details HERE

Weddings are always the start of a beautiful new beginning, (and I'm going to need a few wedding cards this year), so I hope my nice miceys don't scare off any brides to be.  LOL!!!
This is what I created...
In efforts to show you all the sparkle, here is the same card again, but with different lighting;
Stamps: Stampabilities House-Mouse Designs Stamp called: "Playing Dress Up"  and Featuring (Amanda & Mudpie), #MHUR1044,  from the Year 2006.  And a Hero Arts Wedding Word Print Stamp for the BG.
Paper: Heavy Textured Cream CS, Glossy Cream Designer Paper for BG (brand unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,  Copics, Archival Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink (for sponging), White Marker
Accessories: Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Marianne Designs Frame Die, Nellie Snellen Heart Die, White Fabric Tulle, Lg Vintage/Antique like- Prima Flowers, Prima and Recollections Adhesive Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Foam Tape, K Marcella Wedding Dimensionals (sentiment), Stickles Glitters in Diamond, Frosted Lace and Stardust, Ultra-fine Martha Stewart White Glitter
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

Both pics are dim, so my apologies for the bad lighting today...
  This card was meant to be vintage-y looking ..... LOL!! The edges of the die cuts are sponged to give the illusion of dimension.  Liquid Pearls adorn the top heart panel. The large Flowers and Amanda's wedding dress are also highlighted with Stickles Glitter and sprinkled with MS Ultra-fine sparkly white powder.

 This challenge is Sponsored by; House-Mouse Designs Di's Digi Downloads, Simon Says Stamp store and H M  STAMPS. All offer products you're sure to love and most carry the complete line of House-Mouse Stamps!  Come play along for your chance to win and add to your growing HM&F collection! Here's the LINK.  

 I'd like to also enter this card into the following Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - Antique Roses & Fabric
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas - Anything Goes
Cards by Lady Anne / Monday Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers -  Create a Fairytale Scene
Creative Creations Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Die Cuts/Punches
MyGrafico - Anything Goes
Sketch and Stash  - Sketch + Vintage
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft  - Vintage
Peachy Keen Stamps - Heart of Hearts
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you'll have a FANTASTIC WEEK!!!  
America :)


downrightcrafty said...

What a start to the new year with this stunner absolutely takes your breath away utterly gorgeous

Hugs Kate

Emma said...

BEA-U-TI-FUL as always xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word girl!!! This is just stunning!! So many beautiful details about this one girl!! LOVE IT!! :) Hope I can join in on the fun with you!! HUGS

Rica said...

A beautiful card America, a wonderful image and such stunning design and awesome detailing - all so elegant!!!

Heather xx

PaperDaisies said...

Love everything about your card. It is stunning. Hugs Nina

Dot said...

Really elegant, America, I love all the beautiful details you have managed.
hugs Dorte

Donna Hanley said...

America, this is a gorgeous card. I love the vintage feel of it. So pretty.

Sue said...

Well, this is a lesson on "how to make two little mice look elegant" Wowzers, girl this is stunning. So many beautiful layers and details for this shy little pair, simple gorgeous!


Gail said...

Very pretty!
And sparkly!
I love that image!

Sue from Oregon said...

Here comes the Bride! Love the antique look you added to this wedding card America! The stamp I used this week was one you gifted me! Thanks so much!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fun card and beautiful America.

greetings karin

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the colours and sweet image.

Tom said...

WoW - What a beautiful wedding card!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Just astoundingly beautiful. There are so many rich details. It takes a while to take in everything.

Carole Z said...

Hi America, this is just such a stunning all the details..beautiful! Carole Z X

Pooja said...

Wow ! Fabulously embellished card ! loved the sparkling paper and pearls combination !

Sue said...

Hi America
wowzer hun this card is totally gorgeous, i luv all the pearl detail, gorgeous embelies, awesome colouring, sue,xx

Jennifer said...

Ohhhh how elegant! Absolutely beautiful and your attention to every detail is wonderful. Love the bits of tulle behind the flowers and pearl tones too.

Becky said...

wow America,
This is gorgeous. Love the house mouse image and love the layout and color.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love this house mouse image and the neutral colours and pearls are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

brenda said...

A very pretty creation and so beautifully embellished with all those lovely pearls.

Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

B x

Susan Flynn said...

Your card is just adorable love those little meeces! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How lovely, such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Kim x said...

What a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Create a Fairy Tale Scene challenge.
hugs Kimx

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Tracey said...

Oh my your card is gorgeous! Such a sweet image.....Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us in the Tea Room!

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card. I love all those layers.
Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.

Tracy said...

Hi America
I love your choice of image, beautiful details, and the design too, totally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

thud! that is my mouth hitting the desk. America girl you can layer and create like nobody! Gorgeous wedding card. Love the mices, fabulous layers and design.

Christine said...

Hi Amercia this is one cute New begining, this lovely mosuey couple are perfectly coloured & the design is so pretty love the monochromatic colour combo..

smiles Christine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwwww such a cute image and I love the delicate colours with such gorgeous detailing too.
Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!

Scrap Vamp said...

Oh, my goodness! This card is marvelous! I love every beautiful detail!

JD said...

How Adorable!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
Fliss x

Linny said...

Another stunning Wedding card. I love that heart shape. thank you for joining in at Kraftyhands blog challenge. Linda x

Cassandra said...

Another beauty! Your attention to detail is outstanding! Thanks again for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

Wendy H said...

This is a beautiful Card. I love the image and the embellishments. Thank you for taking part in the Kraftyhands challenge this month and good luck.
Wendy xx

Lorraine A said...

aww this is gorgeous America :-) I love this image, my fave one for weddings, and all the details are so pretty ! what a stunner :-)

Lols x x x

Shirley-anne said...

Hi America. Another super wedding card from you .Love the whole card design . Thanks again for another sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

Laura said...

There is only one word for this card gorgeous........Thank you for playing along with us at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge!

Sarah G said...

This card is stunning x

Paper Panda said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Kraftyhands.
Mandy x (Kraftyhands DT)