Monday, January 13, 2014

Use a HMD Stamp You Havent Used Before for Challenge #HMFMC161

Hello Peeps.  This is my very first card of 2014 and it's for our House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.  It's my turn to host and Ive chosen a fun theme that will hopefully inspire you use those beloved HMD stamps on your shelves that have gone neglected for much too long. :)  ha!  I hope you can play because we have an amazing prize from our wonderful Sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, as well 2 additional HMD stamp prizes from yours truly.

*** SPONSORS ***
Before we get to the new challenge, we'd like to thank all of our wonderful and most generous Sponsors who graciously sponsored us last year. We sincerely appreciate your amazing generosity. If you would like to Sponsor the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog, please contact me for the details and date availability.  

We would also like to welcome back the amazing Simon Says Stamp!  The HMFMC Design Team is very proud to have you Sponsoring us again in 2014! Thank you!
We are very excited about this fabulous sponsored prize from Simon Says Stamp. They are generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!
Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store! 

... AND THERE ARE  TWO EXTRA PRIZES for TWO Additional Winners...
That's right! Im the Challenge Hostess, and Ive added TWO more prizes for Two additional players who will each get to choose two House-Mouse Designs stamps of their choice from the following photo assortments.  (The Winners will choose one large wooden House-Mouse Designs stamp from the first set and one small wooden House-Mouse Designs stamp from the second set)
THAT'S  3  total prizes to give away, and that means you have 3 chances to win!  Soo EXCITING!!!  Don't miss out on yours and be sure to make time to play along! :) You only have a little less than two weeks to enter.  So hurry.

Stamps:  Stampabilitiesa, @House-Mouse Designs, Inc., "Sweet Dreams" A-Hair", featuring Friends, #HMKR1016, from the year 1991  
The verse is also by Stampabilities, @House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
 House-Mouse Designs®

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (to stamp image), Studio G's Blue Hues(for sponging panels), Copics (for coloring image)

Paper; White CS, Black CS

Accessories: Spellbinders A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threaded Frame Die, Silver Adhesive flatback Pearls, Glittered polkadot Ribbon, (that sparkles but pic doesnt show it).

Techniques;  Lots of Sponging
I threaded the same type of the top ribbon directly into the frame panel openings at the bottom. The Mousey's tail was popped up by cutting around it (did this cut directly into my frame right behind the sentiment panel), then overlapped the tail on the sentiment panel to add a little dimension.
Im crazy for how Ive colored this, but it's TROLLS, heheheh...and it was FUN to make. 

Hope you can play along with us.  
Please come by to check out my talented HMFMC Teamies and their AMAZING projects for this challenge found at the HMFMC Blog HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by.  I so LOVE hearing from you. 
Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a fun card America, I love your adorable sleeping mice and fabulous bright colours.

  2. Now this sweetie brings back troll memories lol, FANTASTIC card. Joey xx

  3. Bright and cheery. A real fun card.

  4. Gorgeous card America ,, I would love to know how you made this ,, will pop back for the deets :-) Totally adorable ! LOVE it :-)

    Fabulous prizes too,, you are so very generous xx Can the DT join in ?????,,, haha :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. great and fab card America.

    gr karin

  6. Simply gorgeous card and such a stunning image x

  7. Tee-hee - on America what a fun image - I love it and so beautifully coloured and such a stunning design and colour with fabulous details!!!

    Heather xx

  8. Awesome colours and stunning card
    Hugs the floater xxxxxx

  9. Such a funny image, America, and what a fab price. So sweet of you.
    enjoy your evening,
    hugs Dorte

  10. I've seen this stamp before, but never made into a card! How fun. My daughter had a troll collection when she was young, wonder what became of them? This is such fun. The pink hair is perfect and the bright fun colors add to the it!


  11. Trolls....oh my I do remember those 'ugly' little trolls...I remember I had a troll eraser in my youth LOL! This is one wild and crazy creation America!!!

  12. I can rember this trolls too! Very funny - fab card!


  13. Hi America
    Fabulous creation, adorable image and design. I remember Trolls but not seen this stamp before.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Hi again ,, I came back to see your recipe :-) I never saw this stamp before and thought you had maybe somehow combined different stamps together ! 1991 !! have you had this stamp all those years and never inked it ??!! :-) I remember having a troll ,, I used to love brushing its hair :-)

  15. Oh my what a cutie America!!! I don't have this stamp but boy to I remember the trolls!!! I just LOVE the way that you coloured them all up...takes me back...LOL!!!

  16. Ha, that's great!
    Love that image, card is wonderful!

  17. Oh gosh I can remember my daughter having a lot of those trolls when she was little. Fabulous card xx