Monday, August 11, 2014

NO COLORING of IMAGES on a Thinking of You, or, Get Well Card for Challenge #HMFMC176

Welcome back Friends.  I'm still in a Black and White kick.  Actually creating this card for this upcoming House-Mouse challenge (that I'm hosting today), is what started it all... :) Today's theme is in honor of our sweet Mousey Teamies Sue Drees and Sue Kment who are both dealing with LIFE and going through a difficult time at the moment. We wanted to show them both how much we care by creating projects for them and their loved ones.

Here is my take in black and white for the new theme...
Card Recipe
I stamped all of these tiny thinking mice (all in different adorable poses and looks),  then punched them out with a Hexagon Punch and layered them onto black textured CS for contrast. These are popped up with foam tape and placed over an embossed background panel lined with ribbon.
Stamps: Stampa Rosa, Stampabilities, Stampendous! all by  House-Mouse Designs®, the sentiment is by Inkadinkado (reminds me of a chalkboard look).
Inks:  CTMH - Close To My Heart Black
Papers;  Heavy Textured Black CS and Heavy White CS
Accessories: Creative Memories Hexagon Punch, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Michael's adhesive Silver Pearls
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

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Should be easy to do this challenge. It does not need to be all black and white.  You can have color/colors everywhere on your project, or no colors at all. Whatever colorful or non-colorful thing you'd like to do is great, just be sure you DO NOT COLOUR in, or, on, your image. DO this on a "Thinking of You", or "Get-well" themed card.  :)  

Check out the Team's amazing samples at HMFMC to see their creative takes on this and their  various ideas to help you get started.  If you get stuck,  remember that ALL of our HMFMC challenges also have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So be sure to PLAY ALONG and use HMD House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies stamps, CD collections or decoupage.


We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!

I am also offering up this yummy CANDY of House-Mouse stamps and 150+ charms to a third LUCKY Player...
SUPER fab Prizes heh?  Be sure to create a project and enter for your chance to win! 

To WIN my Candy...
You must enter a project into this Challenge, Become A Follower (if you are not already), and post a picture of my Candy to your Blogs with a LINK back here. :)
 To help inspire you, check out the amazing Designers samples at HMFMC. 

Look for this HMD by Me sidebar button and follow steps to upload your new projects.  
Show off your own HM&F Creations   
Here's hoping you are finding time to Play.  I cant wait to see your fabulous TAKES on my NO COLORING THEME at HMFMC.

I'd like to enter this card into the following fab challenges:

Thanks so much for looking. I so love hearing from you and visiting you too!
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  1. America this is STUNNING!!! All those FABULOUS little darlings...what a clever card design...I just keep looking at all those precious faces!! LOVE it!!
    Take care,

  2. Awesome but then all your cards are so inspirational
    Hugs Kate x

  3. this is gorgeous Amrica and what a great idea, love it.
    Gr Karin

  4. This is awesome, lovely design and stunning in the black and white and looking at all those little mice in various positions. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb DT

  5. Thanks for playing in our "Monochromatic" Challenge #97!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  6. Wow, a gorgeous card, love your design! Thanks for playing with Hanna&Friends.

  7. arrgghh... really love this oneee... <3 <3 <3

  8. Such a super take on the challenge theme, America. Love all the small cute faces,
    hugs Dorte

  9. Wowsers. This is stunning. Those House Mouse images look fabulous. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  10. It is gorgeous card love the way you have included the sentiment . Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  11. What a clever card! And what's wrong with B&W? It's always in fashion, right? Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge.

  12. What a fabulous card. Great idea and some lovely cute and cuddly critters! Thanks for playing with the Crafty Little Fairies and Good Luck. Sarah

  13. A fabulous design America. Love all the images too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. America your card is absolutely gorgeous, such a wonderful design and packed with cuteness, love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  15. This is fantastic! I love the hexagons and how you lined them with black. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT member

  16. Outstanding idea and card! Love all the different mice, and the sentiment does look like chalkboard! Very creative design, girlfriend.

    Thanks for your kindness, prayers, and thoughtfulness. We feel blessed by the outpouring of love by so many people.

  17. Lovely card with a super layout. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

  18. Such a great idea! I love your card!
    Thank You for playing along in the Feature a Creature at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  19. So creative and I love all these little mice in their own spotlight.
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Cute Ink and I hope you'll be back again.

  20. What a wonderful card. Love the B&W theme and hope your team members are going to be OK. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  21. This is such a sweet card. I just love House Mouse, and want to share one that I did!

  22. Very cute card!!! Thanks for joining us at Swet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!!

  23. wow, this is just fabulous America. I love the the shapes..

  24. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers thinking of you etc challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT (Sorry I am so late with my comment but I have been away from home with limited internet access) x

  25. Eek!! Love the image and the way you used the hexagons! Fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT

  26. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x