Monday, 16 January 2012

1st House Mouse and Friends Challenge card!!!

Hiya everyone,

I am soooo pleased to share with you my very first challenge card for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  For any of you that missed my previous post, I was asked to be a guest DT for the challenge and a few days later I was asked to join the normal team.  I adore House Mouse and have lots of stamps so it took me all of a nanosecond to say yes! 

The theme this time is "Black and White" and has been chosen by America.   I have used this gorgeous HM stamp which is a wooden stampabilities stamp that I have had for ages and never had chance to use it!   This challenge has be sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads (click on the piccie for a link)

I am one of 5 new DT members and I am so pleased to have joined the team.  The House Mouse and Friends monday challenges run every other monday and a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hopper image must be used (decoupage sheets are ok too).  As part of the next challenge there will be a blog hop and lot of prizes up for grabs so be sure to check us out!!!

I have coloured the image in with my promarkers and added some glossy accents to the lipstick and coloured in the mirror with my sakura clear glaze pen.  The papers were remnants from a papermania black and white 12 x 12 lot that I'd had for ages.  The lipstick charm I bought from primark for £1.  It has a lobster clasp which is nice as it can removed and kept as a keepsake.  The piccies aren't great I'm afraid as my camera has died and I had to take this with my new phone (which I'm still working out how to use! Lol)

The swirl is the new magnolia one that I treated myself to with christmas money.  I need to make the most out of it as I think £18 is so expensive especially when you can get a full set of nesties cheaper!  The roses and black lace are from Wild orchid crafts.

I have also accepted another DT position in the last few days which I am also sooooo excited about but I am keeping it to myself at the moment as I'm still in the process of sorting it all out!

Thanks for looking!

Paula. x


  1. Wow this is stunning. Such a cute HM image and I love those papers and gorgeous embellies.
    Denise xx

  2. OMG Paula, that is absolutely stunning. You are so talented (need to come to you for lessons! lol).

    Elaine xx

  3. Paul, WELCOME! Such a cute stamp, can't believe you have had this stamp and hadn't used it, OH, yes I can, do the same thing myself!!!!! Worth the wait, just darling. These mice sure do get into some cute situations don't they? Pretty papers and embellishments too. Just delightful!


  4. Oh my word - this is gorgeous. Well doen you. Julie x

  5. Hi hun
    wow a stunning card, awesome colouring i luv the little lipstick charm, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

  6. WOW Paula how cute are these mouseys getting made gorgeous DPs & layout & not forgetting your cute charm..think we all love
    fab début creation..

    smiles teamie Christine x

  7. It's gorgeous Paula. Love the black and white theme with just the lipstick adding a hint of bright colour. The magnolia flourish will come in very handy for loads of themes, it'll be worth the money! (Remember what Mr H said about your wedding make-up, if it makes you feel special it's worth it!) x

  8. OOhh this is absolutely FABULOUS Paula :-) I love this image and am wondering why don't I have this stamp ?? will have to rectify that !! :-) The little lipstick charm is PERFECT and the papers LO and details are all fabby too :-)

    A HUGE welcome to the team :-) So glad you're her to stay !

    OOhh ,,, now we need to know what other DT you're on too !! :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. An adorable image Paula, a fabulous design and I love those papers. This image is just so adorable and brilliant coloured!!!
    So happy you have joined our 'gang' and we how have playmates!!!
    Heather xx

  10. gorgeous and a great first card for the Meece team
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. Hi Paula,
    Oh this is just lovely. Beautiful choice for black and white theme and so well coloured. I think you have done yourself proud for your first card as the new DT member.
    Congratulations on the other DT selection too, hope you will let us know pretty soon, who it is for. It sounds like 2012 is a good, but busy year for you. Can't wait to see what you do next.
    All the best. Linda

  12. Hi Paula, Oh wow your card is amazing! fabulous image and beautifully coloured too! love the black + white background great for the challenge:) Sandra H

  13. Paula this card is really gorgeous, such a cute wee image. Lee x

  14. PURE GORGEOUSNESS. Love that shape, that fabby mirror and how you've colored this adorable HM&F image so beautifully Paula! Im so happy to have you on our TEAM...

  15. This is a fabulous first DT card--it's gorgeous!!! :)

  16. Hi Paula,
    I'm so pleased to be working with you on the House Mouse team, this is a gorgeous B/W creation. Fabulous papers. The shape really shows the colours off.

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Such a sweet card! I just love the splash of red, and the coloring of the mice and mirror is just so nice...
    Love Mickaela

  18. This is awesome! The touch of red is great and love that little charm. hee hee

  19. This card is TOTALLY GORGEOUS!
    Love your new stamp and your colouring of it, and that little lipstick charm is so pretty. Perfect!

    Carol x

  20. Cute and elegant at the same time!
    Love Pearl x

  21. Welcome teamie!!! I am so excited to have you join the rest of our meece family! Love you daring creation...glad you finally got a good reason to ink this up. Great B & W creation! ♥ Sue Kment

  22. thanks for stopping by my blog to comment! this is just way too cute and made me smile.