Thinking of you, House-Mouse Masculine Challenge #HMFMC166, and Blog Candy Reminder

Hello Friends!  Welcome back!  I have a new House-Mouse card to share for the HMFMC "Anything Masculine" Challenge - and a Blog Candy reminder...

Here is my Masculine take with a "Thinking of You" design;
 same card - different lighting

This is funny, but I actually thought I was going to save myself some 'coloring' time by using the HMD Decoupage sheets by Joanna Sheen.  Turns out,  it actually took much, much longer since I had to manually cut out the multiple images for this dimensional look.  ha!  This is totally where my new Brother Scan-N-Cut machine would have come in handy -  if only its scanner picked up all these open line images to cut. (Wish it would for the hefty prize!  sigh!)  Hoping Brother finds a way to improve its scanning for this to be a possibility. Would sure save loads of crafty time and open up doors for many more creative possibilities.  KWIM?

Inks:  Studio G blues (for sponging edges) and pink Copic for adding extra color mousey cheeks, ears and nose.
Paper; DCWV Springtime DP, Blue CS, White CS.
Accessories; Spellbinders Grand Circles and Labels Dies, Lg Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, CM Corner rounder, Stencil Tape, Baubles

Hope you can make time to play along on this Masculine theme at HMFMC
 Hope you can play because we have terrific prizes!


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Come and play along! We cant wait to see your awesome "Masculine" takes.  Check out our Design Teams creations HERE . You will surely be inspired.

Would also like to enter this card into the following challenges; - Use Circles in Background
Glitter and Sparkle - Use Some BLUE
Unstampabelles - NO STAMPS and Geometric Shapes 
Use Your Stuff - Ink (sponged edges with my Studio G's dye ink pads)
 Allsorts Challenge - All about the BOY 
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes  
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes  
Cardz 4 Guyz - Gone Fishing 
Creative Corner - A Little Texture  
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes 

And  before I go, just want to remind you to NOT forget to enter my 
it could be all yours if you follow the rules!
My Mousey Script Signature photo America2KDHMtransp.gif


  1. l just love this image and what a fab card xx

  2. Wonderful card, America, love the image and the colours you have used,
    hugs Dorte

  3. this is so sweet and a very beautiful card America.

    gr karin

  4. Great decoupage work! The mouse is so cute and the fish image is also. Thanks for entering this at our challenge for using Geometric shapes and NO STAMPS at Unstampabelles!

  5. Wow this is so sweet, love your take on the fishing theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  6. Now that is just so cute and a great take on the theme! Thanks for joining us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  7. Lovey cute card, thanks for joining us at SFTW challenge, cheers Sue N x

  8. This is a lovely project! Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Allsorts with this and good luck!

  9. Very pretty card ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  10. Very clever interpretation of our theme. Loving how you have crated the bowl too. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  11. Beautiful card and a very clever layout too.
    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'All ABout The Boy' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  12. What an adorable image and such a sweet card too! I love all the dewdrops!

  13. Could that image be any cuter?! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  14. what a fun card very diff thinking of you card love it coloured beautifully

  15. Stunning card. Amazing coloring. Great texture. JUST LOVE! Thanks for joining our ink challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  16. Such a cute image and the decoupage makes it really stand out

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  17. wow America, this is just fabulous. Gorgeous design and gorgeous coloring :)

  18. Wow! What a fabulous card. I know it was a lot of cutting out but believe me when I say it was SO WORTH IT! The results are just fantastic. Lx

  19. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

  20. What a fabulous design - perfect for our challenge at Cardz4Guyz. Thanx for sharing.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  21. Love it! A great card and beautifully made.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  22. I love this image, have the stamp. The bright blue colors of the papers are so pretty with this decoupaged card. Fussy cutting it all out was a lot of work, but look at the results. Layers look fantastic too.


  23. Great Card, such a cute image.Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our animal challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  24. What a great card, your colouring in is stunning - perfect for our challenge this week at MMM - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  25. Such a sweet mouse! I love the circles in the background and blue round jewels to add to the fish bubble theme.

  26. Cette carte est très mignonne !
    Merci pour ta participation au creative card crew challenge


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