Monday, April 07, 2014

Florals and Flourishes for HMFMC #167

It's all about Florals and Flourishes for House-Mouse & Friend Monday Challenge # HMFMC167. Our Teamie, Kelly Smith is hosting and she's chosen the fab theme.  Come visit us HMFMC for loads of DT inspiration, prizes and challenge details.

This is my take...
For this shaped card, I hinged the panels and glued the die-cut panels.  The background was dry embossed after the image was stamped on piece.  I then stamped image three more times, colored these parts separately; (Flower Pot that's dry embossed, sun flower thats placed behind mouse,  and mousey itself), then cut out separately for paper tole technique that gives it this look and dimension.  Here is the same card, with different lighting;
Stamps:  Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, called;  "The Thinker", #HMOR1146, from 2012, and featuring Amanda.
INKS:  Copics, Metallic Glitter Gel Markers (for adding sparkle to sunflower), and Studio G Pigment Inks (for sponging edges of die cut card panel)
PAPERS; Spring DP & White heavyweight CS
Accessories: Marianne Design Dies  #LR0111 , Cuttlebug EF, Gold half-pearls, yellow stickles glitter glue, double sided ribbon. (yes there is ribbon on this card. Look closely to see the ribbon pieces peeking out on panels' edges).
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Paper Tole, Sponging

Hope you can come play along with us as we have not1, not 2, not3, but 4, yes, four fabulous prizes for this challenge that will end on April 19th. So dont delay!

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And... a fourth lucky player will get this sweet House-Mouse Designs stamp - generously brought to you by our talented Teamie and challenge Hostess, Kelly Smith...
THAT's FOUR Fabulous Prizes, and that means FOUR Chances for you to win!  
The Lucky  winners will also be offered a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT with our Mousey Team for the next two months, (May and June 2014).  So be sure to play along! :) 
Come join the FUN!! Grab one of our HMFMC Buttons and link it back to us!
A very SPECIAL Thanks goes out to our wonderful Sponsors for their generosity

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges;
  1. ABC ~ In a Line Bingo - shaped card, ribbon, Flowers for mine
  2. Crafty Ribbons Challenges- Anything Goes With Ribbon
  3. Open-Minded Crafting ~ Animal Antics
  4. Polka Doodles - Animal Antics
  5. Scribble and Scrap  - Always Anything Goes 
  6. Sketchy Colors - Color Lime Green/Yellow
  7. Stamping Sensations - April - Dies  and/or Punches
  8. The Squirrel and The Fox - All Creatures Great and Small
  9. Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Cute
  10. The CD Sunday Challenge - Something beginning with D (Die-Cuts)
  11. My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
  12. My Craft Creations challenge 'Anything goes' 
Hope you join the House-Mouse fun too! Cant wait to see your House-Mouse projects!  For more inspiration, check out the House-Mouse Design Team's amazing samples at HMFMC.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope to have inspired you and would love to hear from you!  :)


  1. Oh wow how gorgeous is your card and the design is stunning great image too x

  2. fantastic colours! beautiful card.

  3. OH MY GOODNESS America...this is STUNNING!!! Love all the wonderful technique...your sweet little mouse is coloured PERFECTLY!! What a great card style!!

  4. That is amazing! Hoping to play along this week!

  5. o this is gorgeous and so sweet, love it America.

    gr karin

  6. This is just adorable America, stunning design and colour scheme........such a beautifully coloured cute image, brilliantly colouring (of course!!) - I love his expression - priceless!!!
    Heather xx

  7. Look at all that layering! So fun and fabulous. Great shaped card too and filled with flowers and flourishes.

  8. Love the sunny look, America....super shape and design and the cute image,
    hugs Dorte

  9. Just beautiful America. Love the dimension and the shape.

  10. Beautiful sponging and coloring of this adorable mouse! I love the unique shape of the card design! NJ!

  11. Great card love this image & your colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again next Fortnight.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  12. Lovey card. Thanks for joining in with our Animal Magic challenge at

  13. Oh wow!! I love this!!! Just gorgeous!!! Love the shape.. really beautiful!! The colors are wonderful too!! 2nd time I've seen you use those metallic pearls too!!! I think I need some of those!! LOL Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  14. Oh My! I LOve the shape of your card! It's ideal for this little guy sat in his plant pot even if that Sunflowers trying to push him off! FABulous colours too.

  15. Gorgeous card America :-) I love this image,,, so very cute and the shape and colours are lovely :-)

    Lols x x x

  16. awww such a lovely project

    thank you so much for sharing with us at the Animal Magic Challenge at Polkadoodles

    Hugs Kerrie xx
    Polkadoodles DT

  17. WoW! an amazing card, love the little mouse. beautiful die cut shaped card, thanks for joinging us this fortnight for our Animal Antics challenge at Open Minded challenges.

  18. Hi America.
    The inlinkz tool is in place on the Sketchy Color blog, it just takes a little time for the page to be loaded.
    Your beautiful card is in place.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sketchy Colors.
    Hugs, Wenche

  19. This is fabulous!Love the image!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!
    Hugs,Kari :)

  20. lovely card xx thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles Challenge. Have a great day and Keeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  21. This is a gorgeous card America, such a beautiful shape and lovely rich colours. I love the dimension and of course the cutest ever House-Mouse.

  22. Gorgeous coloring on this card and I love the design. :) That image is so CUTE!

  23. Hi America
    Thank you for all your sweet comments recently! :) And I just love this take on my theme! The colours are just yummy and I adore this image and love how it pops out from the card :)

  24. This is just gorgeous, love the shape and the die cuts you have used, the image is perfect and wonderfully coloured, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde

  25. Your creation looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

  26. woooow this is totally awesome!!! love the 3d effect on this card! fabulous embossing and the shape is fabulous.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  27. A beautiful card. Love all the layers and the shape. Thank you sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week. Hope you play with us again soon. Hugs Wynn DT x

  28. A lovely card America and with all the die cuts fits our theme but I cannot see that you have used a CD somewhere in your project. To be in with a chance of being in our Top 3 a CD must have been used.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT Team B

  29. Oh, this is so adorable! I love the way you've decoupaged the little mousie, and the bright colours! Thank you for sharing it with us for our Dies and Punches Challenge at Stamping Sensations. Do join us again next time.


  30. An amazing Die cut card, so clever. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday challenges. Caz

  31. Oh wow. Love that diecut shaped card and the details with the embossing and popped up image too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  32. That looks just like me after I've eTen my dinner! Lol a delightful card and THANKYOU for taking the time out to enter our 'Animal Magic' challenge at polkadoodles.

  33. Now that's what I call a flourish! Another fabulous creation. Lx

  34. Popping back to say thanks for sharing this cute card with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

  35. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
    Francesca x

  36. Awww supe sweet image ..that poor guy looks fed up sat with his arms (paws) awesome shape so much detail & dimension love it sweetie.

    smiles Christine x

  37. how lovely
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this time

  38. Fabulous card ,thanks for taking part in Animal Magic challenge at
    Hugs Susan xx

  39. WOW!!!! this is outstanding!!
    Thanks for joining us this month at My Mum's Craft Shop. Good luck!!!