Monday, May 11, 2015

One for Dots and one for Summer

Hello Crafty Friends! Im back with 2 NEW cards to share. 
The first is for last week's Dotty Challenge at HMFMC. I never got around to posting this card -but it could easily still fit into our *Anything Goes* theme. :)
Card Recipe
I wanted subtle coloring to go easy with the black and white. This lovely SW beaded fanfare embossing folder really pops here. The Doily was created by adhering using multiple corner cuts from the Caribbean Islands Dies set (pictured below) to a lg cut oval then topped with another cut oval cut from the polkadot wrapping paper.
Stamps: Stampendous!, House-Mouse Designs, Cling "Jewelery Making", HMCR29,
Paper; Black Textured CS, White CS, Michael's Polkadot Wrapping Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Creative Expressions Austrian Collection - Innsbruck Oval; CE Caribbean Islands Collection / Corner Border and Tag Dies by Sue Wilson, CE Beaded Fanfare Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, Stickles, adhesive Rhinestones, Ribbon Bling, Bling Button, Black Polkadot Ribbon
Technique: Layering 
  
         Festive Collection  

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There are lots of gorgeous samples and always loads of great inspiration.
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Next Card is my take on the "SUMMER FUN" theme for  
Challenge # HMFMC194, found HERE.  Check it out!

Card Recipe
This funky, but fun Summer/Beach scene was created with the following fun FS Dies that came together beautifully; Palm Tree with Fronds ‪#‎FRA‬-DIE-09504 , Bracket Labels In Betweens #FRA-DIE-09436 , Stitched Bracket Edger # FRA-DIE-09404. The cuts are multi-layered for depth. The sand was created by tearing pieces of DP and the water sparkles with Stickles Glitter Glue.  he sentiment panel was also cut with these labels dies, then dry embossed.


Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, "Relaxing", HMER1016, from 1998. Sentiment is by Stampa Rosa, HMD, #b11-2259.
Paper; MM Blues, White CS, Beach Sand DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Precision Dies, Stickles
Technique: Layering
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Tall Palm Tree w/ Fronds (set of 5 dies)Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Bracket Labels In-Betweens (set of 5 dies)   Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Stitched Bracket Edger
Arent these fabulous Precision themed Dies FUN??  You can get them here; 


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Be sure to Stop by HMFMC/ House-Mouse BLOG to see what my amazingly talented Teamies have created to help inspire you,  HERE;

I'd like to also enter my cards into the following challenges;
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Crafty Boots -  Ribbon or Lace
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute / Layers
Mema's crafts - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Animals
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Animals
Pile It on - Cute Animals
Penny's Paper-Crafty  - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Animal Crackers
Sister Act - Anything Goes
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Thanks for stopping by today! I so love hearing from you.
Happy Creating!
America

21 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

two gorgeous cards America great designs and fab details.

Gr Karin

Beckie Williams said...

two beautiful cards. I love them both. The great black and white with all the super details.... right down to your adorable palm trees!!

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening America what great cards I love the design you have done and the colours are wonderful.
Debs xx
{Debs Cards}

sharon said...

Beautiful black and white dotty creation. Just got that stamp! Love those large embossing folders too. Seems you and I are hooked on Sue Wilson!
Your Summer fun card has such beautiful colors, and that little mouse looks happy to be relaxing under the palms, on the sand, near the water! Love the shape too.

Hugs
Sue

sharon said...

Beautiful black and white dotty creation. Just got that stamp! Love those large embossing folders too. Seems you and I are hooked on Sue Wilson!
Your Summer fun card has such beautiful colors, and that little mouse looks happy to be relaxing under the palms, on the sand, near the water! Love the shape too.

Hugs
Sue

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards America :-) both are super cute !! LOVE them both :-) The monochromatic look of the 1st is fabulous and the beach scene is awesome ! LOVE the palm tree !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Pretty cards both of them, America....black and white is a great combination. Love your 'sand' at the Summer Fun card,
hugs Dorte

downrightcrafty said...

two beautiful cards but as always your mono is awesome
hugs Kate xx

Heather said...

Both fabulous card Americal, your monochrome one is beautiful - very classy!! I love your little mousie on his sunbed under the shade of the palm trees with the waves rolling on to the beach - just LOVE it!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Pat said...

Love those meeces to pieces! Your cards are fantastic-great coloring and design. Thank you for playing in Craft Your Passion challenge this week!

Gail said...

Fabulous card! I love the black and white theme and those HM are just adorable! What great ribbon and your bow is perfect with this card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ this month! Hugs, Gail

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kim Kutie said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Lesia Cook said...

Thank you for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you'll visit often and good luck in the challenge.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards and good luck!
Monica - DT

Kelly Lloyd said...

A gorgeous card
Thanks for sharing with us at the cutie pies
Hugs Kelly

Lisette Baker said...

Two fabulous and cute cards. I love them both but the black and white one is just stunning. Your colouring is perfect with the monochrome tones. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous House Mouse cards, I am such a fan of these little guys. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

HeatherM said...

Cute cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.
HeatherM

Diane said...

Outstanding as always America, stunning design sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.