Monday, January 14, 2013


Welcome back to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
  It's the first challenge of 2013 after our holiday break, and it's good to be back!
A big thank you to everyone who took part in our last challenge, some wonderful cards!
Check out the House Mouse blog site for the winners.
The new challenge is #137 and the theme chosen by our super talented teammate, Christine, is
"New Beginnings"
(New baby, job, house, a wedding, etc.,  anything that says new beginning to you)


I chose this adorable stamp "Anybody Home?"
Card Recipe:
Stamp - House Mouse Designs 1999, Anybody Home
Papers - White textured card stock cut with Spellbinders Grand
Scalloped squares
White square paper doily, Pink round doilys
Baby Chicks corner - Martha Stewart Punch
Spellbinders oval die
Corner flowers, Pizzazz Aplenty, leaves punched, branches punched
Spellbinders die for Hello oval, stamp, Hero Arts
Pink Rhinestones.
Pink bow
We are excited to be sponsored by the following generous sponsors:
take a look at this amazing sponsorship line-up... WOW!

One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $25 Electronic Gift Certificate
good for shopping at HMD's online store.
The Official Site of House-Mouse and Friends!!

ONE lucky winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp store.

Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic, House-Mouse Designs and so much more! With great deals on shipping, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.


One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $10 Voucher to Di's Digi Downloads online Shop
"Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company offering lots of super adorable digi stamps".


One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $10 Gift Certificate to HM Stamps online Shop
But wait! Not only do we have fabulous Sponsors, but to make this challenge even more exciting, our amazing Teamie Christine, (who is hosting this New challenge), is also generously offering this great set of UnMounted Joanna Sheen House-Mouse stamps.
Christine has added a Linky to her blog (Found HERE), for entrants to enter the drawing to win this JS HM Stamp set!

In addition to all the goodies already up for grabs, our ever generous Sue Kment is also offering another fabby prize to help celebrate the start of this FABULOUS NEW YEAR. Take a look at what could be yours if you play along and follow her own prize rules found on Sue's blog HERE;
THANK YOU TEAMIES for your incredible generosity!!! Our players are sure gonna love your awesome prizes!!!

(Special Note; all shipping, handling and tax fees are the responsibility of the winners.)

Please check out the fabulous cards/projects that the very talented design team has come up with for this New Beginnings Challenge.
We can't wait to visit you to see what you have come up with.  So get stamping and link up your card.
You have until Saturday, January 26th at midnight EST to post a card to the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Monday.  Until later..............


downrightcrafty said...

oh Sue utterly gorgeous love the pastels and the beautifully coloured image a great card
Hugs Kate xx

Dora said...

beautiful card. indeed this is a lovely stamp.((: so cute and funny.
beautiful colored.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am totally loving this card. The coloring is amazing. It is one of my favorite images and the corner punched chicks are darling.

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, beautiful embelies, luv the chicks on the corner, sue,x

Sue said...

So beautiful Sue. I love the cute image and all your pretty detailing.
hugs Sue

Turtle In The Sand said...

Beautiful colors here Sue. I too love the chick border punch. Just catching up on your blog. Your talent is incredible.

Dorte said...

Aww such a cute and adorable card, Sue, beautiful.
hugs Dorte

Anonymous said...

Sue this is precious hun!! LOVE the bright colors and that added bow bring it all together nicely!! Stunning and I hope to join in the fun you friends!! HUGS :)

Gail said...

Love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Sue,beautiful made.

greetings karin

Tom said...

What a adorable card and great coloring!

Sandra H said...

Aww Sue such a cute and adorable card as always and a great layout too x

Donna Hanley said...

Just coming out of the egg shell, it doesn't get any "newer" than that. I love that image and you did such a nice job with it. Love all your embellishments. Enjoy your week and pass along kisses for me if you would please.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) I love the image,, perfect for a New home !! :-) so very cute ,, awww :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, an adorable image and stunning colours and details, I love the little chicks around the corner!!

Heather xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Sue this is beautiful! Your coloring rocks, the flowers and layout are wonderful. Where did you find the square doily? I have to have some of those babies! ;0)

Christine said...

Hi Sue this is one amazlingly cute image..coloured perfectly..the layout & doilys are the cute chicks on the much to look at love it all.

smiles Christine x

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
I love your choice of image, beautiful details, and the design too, totally gorgeous
Happy crafting
Tracy x