Monday, September 12, 2011

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Celebrates 3 YEARS!

GOOOOOOD MORNING HOUSE MOUSE LOVERS!!!!!

Today is SUPER EXCITING! The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog is 3 YEARS OLD! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! So we are having a BLOG HOP BIRTHDAY PARTY with PRIZES AND SPECIAL GUESTS!

Our 104th Challenge for you is Birthday Theme with BUNCHES of flowers! (Flowers are optional.) You can get all the challenge rules, prize info. and all the fantastic news on the HM & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

For my card...I decided to use the same stamp that I used for our very first HM & Friends Monday Challenge.

I HAD to personalized this card with a BIG glittery "3"



Winter Sky cardbase is stamped with A Muse Studio inks and an awesome set called Graphic Sunflower. I LOVE making my own DP! Then...I took some Flower Ribbon and cut off 3 little flowers. They are finished off with little Twinkle Stickers and hand drawn stems & leaves. Soooo cute! 1 flower for each year.

Silver glitter is new from A Muse and SUPER EASY to add a perfect strip of glitter using double-sided adhesive tape!


In addition to all the wonderful prizes on the HM Challenge blog...several design team members have goodies up for grabs. I have a package of Heart Twinkle Stickers from A Muse Studio. You are gonna LOVE these little gems!









The rules to win are the same as the main blog prize rules HERE.

If you are doing the blog hop you should have arrived on my blog from Lorraine's blog .

If you need to start from the beginning...go to the House Mouse & Friends Challenge blog.

YOUR NEXT STOP is Judy's blog. I'm SO happy that Judy is joining us for this celebration. We miss having her on our DT!


Recipe:Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Inc. Amanda Points; A Muse Studio Graphic Sunflower set & Birthday Builder set
Inks -
A Muse Studio Eucalyptus, Fern, Buttercup, Cranberry, Winter Sky, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper -
A Muse Studio Winter Sky Solid, Eucalyptus Solid & Sugar
Misc. Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol & Blending Stumps;
A Muse Studio Silver Glitter & Cranberry Glitter; double-sided sticky tape; silver elastic cording, Clear Twinkle Stickers; Tombow Marker 177; Glue Pen

68 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Hi Lori!! Wow, this is really sweet card hun!! Love those little bunch of flowers he's holding!! :)

Thanks so much for making me feel so welcome to the team!! HUGS

Sue said...

Awww, love the little flowers! The silver glitter is awesome. Making your own background paper...love it!

Hugs
Sue

Christine said...

Hi Lori awww how cute is this likkle guy with his flowers? too cute..hehe..gorgeous take on the BD celebration chall teamie

smiles Christine x

Hlora said...

Oh, this mouse is so cute!!1 great job!

Mickaela said...

I love the simplicity of your card! It's so sweet and perfect for a 3-yearold:) So love the red flowers!

Love Mickaela

Barbara Colbert said...

AWW!!! Sweet!

Tracy said...

Hi Lori,
I love your gorgeous creation, pretty and cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
(House Mouse GDT)

petra,s cards said...

hi lori your card is just stunning!!!
xx petra

Janneke said...

I love your card, great stamp ... it is so fun to play with you girls again ;o)
Thank you for inviting me for this great bloghop!

Hugs, Janneke XO

downrightcrafty said...

oh so very cute and such an elegant card, thank you so much for the hop
Hugs Kate xx

Rica said...

Oh Lori, what a sweeting card!!! Love the papers and colours and I actually adored the little sweet along with his bunch of flowers.
hugs
Heather xx

sallysbitz said...

Lori, your card is adorable x
It's great to be working along side you as a GD for Sept x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Yvette said...

Gorgeous! Love how you add the little flowers!

Anne said...

Wow awesome card! lovely to use the first stamp you used for the first challenge, it's adorable. Impressive background too:)
Anne
x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a nice touch using the first stamp on HM's 3rd BD... he is colored beautifuly and just enough bling to set him off...

Heather said...

Lori Lori Lori...
HI!!! This reminds me of the 'good ol days' :) My first crafting obsession and challenge obsession was house mouse. I remember ooohing and ahhhing over your cards from the start... and this one is no different. ADORABLE!!! sending smiles and hugs

NanaConnie said...

Lori, I love, love, love the way you added the flowers to the image! Fabulous. Great dp, too.

April said...

So cute! I have this little mouse and what a neat way to use him -- holding flowers. Great job!

Angela said...

What a sweet card this is! I love it! hugs, Angela

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the lovely sparkles :)
Fiona L x

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love the little touch you made with the flowers. Very cute :)

Billie A said...

Really cute card the little mouse holding those flowers and sentiment is so nice. I love this card..Happy Anniversary

wannabcre8tive said...

So very cute and awesome coloring.

Ullis said...

I really like your card! In a way simple, but everything matches perfectly, and such a cute little mouse! /Ulrica

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice stamp.
Nicely done with the bunch of flowers.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

America said...

HI LORI!!!
I JUST REALLY LOVE how perfectly youve colored this Birthday Mousie and grounded him to the grass! WOW! Awesome details, fab addition of the flowers to his hands too! LOVELY WORK GF!!

AND WHAT a FUN BIRTHDAY blinkie too!! :)

marilynprestonn said...

Love it. Just soooo cute. :)Peggy

Lorraine A said...

awww , this is just absolutely adorable Lori :-) Gorgeous card ! I love the little bunch of flowers and the little silver bow :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Whisper said...

What a super idea this would also make a fabby card for a 3 year old child as well, Luv Sam x

Carmen O. said...

So cute! I love the teensy flower bouquet! Very nice.

Larisa said...

Very nice card! Love the colouring a lot! The mouse looks fantastic!

Penni said...

Super card - I love the flowers.

Hugs
Penni
X

Lou said...

Hi!really love your sweet card,amazing colouring and the flowers are so lovely too.
hugs Lou.xx

Karen L said...

What a great way to accent the stamped image with those little mulberry flowers!

scrapperjulia said...

What a sweet card! I love the little flowers that he is holding! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

ScrappySandie said...

Such a cute card! Love your hand-made DP...I like to do that too!
Great job! Thanks for including some "how-to's"!

Lynn said...

Your little birthday mouse is just adorable Lori! Those little flowers go perfectly and I just love your dp!

crafty amy said...

Awe :D This is just too cute! I love the way you have given him those little flowers. Thank you for such a great hop and the chance to win some candy.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your card is so sweet - so is that House-Mouse image! Don't think I have seen him before! I like the glittered portions of your cad and how the flowers you added are 3 dimensional and stick up past the image panel. Happy Birthday House-Mouse!

Jan Keen said...

Happy Anniversary to the House Mouses, What a sweet and perfectly coloured card!!

karen adams said...

great card!HUGS!

karen adams

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni love the image and those stickers look great fun xx

Susan said...

Super cute and I love the flowers the mouse is holding!

butlersabroad said...

Just love it Lori, and how amazing that you used to same stamp from when the blog first started up!

Hugs
Brenda (no27 @ HM&F)

stampqueen said...

Adorable card!!!!

Dawn said...

I love your adorable card - there are so many charming little details. Perfect colouring and I love the little flowers. Your DP is gorgeous too.

Hugs, Dawn

craftynatalie said...

lovely simple card

CraftyLyn said...

Lovely, simple design

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous card, love his bunch of flowers, so sweet.
Avril

Barbara Colbert said...

NIce job....adorable card!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely wonderful! The perfect card for the blog hop celebration and so beautifully made!

Cheers!
Jennifer :)

Becky said...

Ohhh..this is just darling.

Sharon said...

What a perfect card, beautiful x

Krafty Kows said...

So cute. Such a lovely card and love the added flowers. Jeanette

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card love how you put the flowers on it. you jst have to LOVE the little rodents.

GeminiJen said...

Love the pattern paper you use and nice job with the coloring.

Erin- said...

I can't believe you made your own DP! It looks fantastic. I also love the little bouquet you made for your mouse--it's the perfect touch.

Glenda Atkins said...

Awww,love how he holding those flowers, just a super cute card! Lovin the blog hop!

deb said...

Very cute card

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Perfect card for this celebration! The bouquet was the perfect touch!

Renee said...

This is such a cute card!! Love those bg papers and your coloring is stunning. I really like the way you made the digi as part of the middle band. TFS..
hugs-
Renee

Miria said...

Gorgeous creation, Lori and thank you for the chance, Miria x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lori, absolutely wonderful card! The mousie holding the flowers are a great idea, brilliantly done. Ruby x

Paddington fan said...

Hi Lori, this is just tooo cute - love the teeny weeny bunch of flowers!! I'm really enjoying the hop too!! Congratulations to you and the rest of the DT on your 3rd birthday, love Jacky x

Natalie's Crafts said...

Really cute card.

Dawn Frost said...

Awesome how you did your flowers, they are perfect! Love your card and fantastic blog hop!

Dot said...

Congrats with the first 3 years.
Wonderful card and image. I love House Mouse.Thanks for sharing your fantastic creation.
hugs Dorte

Kat said...

This is so cute Lori. Love that little mouse with his flowers. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x