Monday, March 25, 2013

It's *Easter* at House-Mouse, plus Blog Candy

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!!

At House-Mouse & Friends, the new challenge theme is Easter and this is my fun take... 

Stamps: House-Mouse Designs, Stampabilities, "Egg-cellent Painting", Stock# HMJR1056, featuring Hop-It and Itty Bit, from the year 2006.
Paper: DCWV Textured CS, Recollections Polka-Dot CS Paper, White CS
Ink: Copics, Studio G Inks (for Sponging skies)
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies & Grand Dies, New Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch, Polkadot Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Adhesive Half Pearls
Techniques: Sponging, Layeriing

 I created the 6 inch doily circle with the new Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch.  It takes a little practice to get these to punch just right, but the possibilities I see with these new punches are going to bring endless loads of FUN!!

Our super talented Teamie Lori Barnett, is hosting this *Easter* Challenge at HMFMC and says to include something that relates to Easter somewhere on our project. ie., Bunny, Chick, Egg, Jelly Beans, Cross, Easter paper, Easter colors, a sentiment....Anything EASTER.
 You must also use a House-Mouse, Gruffies, or, Happy Hoppers image. 

We are very proudly Sponsored by... 
Joanna Sheen LTD.,



In addition to our great sponsored prizes,  we are also offering this fun House-Mouse Blog Candy to another very LUCKY Player... These three stamps live at my place in New York. One stamp is brand new, and two are in excellent - to- almost new condition. These could be all yours if you play along and follow our Mousey rules.  Come play along and enter your card/project into the House-Mouse and Friends MC Blog, which can be found HERE.
Three Fabulous Prizes means *3* big chances for you to win! So come join the fun!! To help inspire you, stop by the Mousey Blog and take a look at our amazing Designers Samples HERE.
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 ABC Challenges - Easter Cards
Creative Creations Challenge Blog -  Things with the letter B
CMC - Spring
Papermill - Easter Card or Project  
Stamptacular Sunday -Fuzzy Friends 
Stamp and Create - Fur or Feathers
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers
Raise the bar- Spring is a Hop away 
The Squirrel and the Fox - Easter
Craft Your Passion - Make it CUTE

TFL and Happy Creating!!

My Mousey Script Signature photo America2KDHMtransp.gif


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card America with bright colours.

greetings karin

Abigail Johnson said...

This is an adorable EAster card. Thank you for the opportunity to win some great blog candy.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love the colors and shape you chose for this card. I also like the way you used the pearls.

Sandra H said...

Ooh wow what a beautiful card and image x

downrightcrafty said...

oh I think you have been raiding my flower box :) wow this is so bright and cheerful I should print it off and put it next to me and then the sun might come out, love the image and the shaping another stunner
Hugs and hope your well
Kate xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card America :-) I love the shape and bright cheerful colours, so pretty :-) I love the added pearls too, I would never have thought to do that.

snap, we used the same image ,,, great minds eh ! :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

A gorgeous card America, a fabulous design and stunning colours. Your image is delightful and I love how you've bling'ed it up!!!

Heather xx

Penny said...

What a fantastic card! Love the pretty colors & papers! Love that darling image, your coloring, design, die cuts, and embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Dot said...

LOve the shape and bright colours you have used for your sweet Easter card, America.
enjoy your evening,
hugs Dorte

rachel said...

such a gorgeous card - love it xx

~ginny said...

America - you have not linked back to Craft Your Passions for the "Make it Cute" Challenge... I will check back tomorrow and see if you have been able to correct that - hope so! You do have a really cute project there!

Design Team - Craft Your Passions
RubberMAD (

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So gorgeous, love the adorable image and the fab spring colours, the pearls on the egg look gorgeous too
Lindsay xx

Ardilla said...

This is a beautiful card, love the cutie and the pearls in the egg!!!

Shary said...

Love the HM image and the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at papermill direct. Good luck x

Flutterby Trina said...

so cute! Love how bright and colourful Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

Robin said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a cute card!!! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #2 over at

New follower. Come visit :)>


Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous Easter card! I just adore your coloring - so pretty.

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Great bright colors. Thanks for joining us at CMC.


ScrappyHappyMommy said...

So adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our "Make It Cute" challenge.


~ginny said...

Yea! You did it! Welcome to the "Make it Cute" Monday Challenge... I LOVE those bright, wonderful colors! The image is darling and all the little pearls make for a great detail. Good luck America!
Design Team - Craft Your Passions
RubberMAD (

Beth Norman said...

Your card is too cute for words. Love your colouring and the design. I always love what you come up with.

happyglitzygirl said...

Ahhww, this is just gorgeous, some great colouring going on there, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Ruth said...

So bright and cheerful! Thanks so much for joining in the Papermill Easter Challenge, Ruth :)

Tracy said...

Hi America
This is so pretty, I love the image you’ve used and the embellies too. Gorgeou8s colours.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Cute card love the house mouse image and the design. Congratulations on making the semi finals with HFC and good luck in the finals

Shanna Shands said...

Lovely spring colors. Thanks for playing along with ABC.

Sue from Oregon said...

Okay-I counted 8 wonderful layers on this that I can see! What a great effect they are all!

Monica said...

This is so adorable and perfect for Spring and Easter!!! Congrats on the semifinal round and good luck into the finals. Wonderful site.

Natali said...

So beautiful and colourful card. Love it!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Lots of Layers” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Gail said...

I love the colors!
The shape is wonderful, and the pearls on the egg are fabulous!

Fiona Powell said...

What a gorgeous image you have used and I love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges and best of luck.


Scrap Vamp said...

Oh my! This is fabulously fantastic and gorgeous! Love the colors, design, and flowers!

Patty Gorka said...

This is beautiful, I really like the pretty colors and your overall design! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

city said...

thanks for share..

michelle white said...

Your card is sooo pretty, I wish I could make as good as that.
Too bad I'm not a crafter, but a person who appreciates beauty, love it so much.

Have fun on crafting this Easter! xxxx
happy Easter wishes