Monday, January 3, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and hop ,,, New Beginings

Happy New Year to you all !! I hope 2011 will be the BEST year for everyone :-)

To celebrate the New Year we thought we would ask you to join us in a Blog Hop and give you the chance to win some FABULOUS prizes along the way !!! We have several sponsors offering fantastic goodies PLUS there may be hidden candy on some of the DT blogs. You can see them all on the Challenge blog. We are joined by our old friend and teamie, Curt for this special occasion and also we are welcoming our FIRST Guest Design Teamie , Tracy aka Country Mouse :-)

Now on to Our New Year's BLOG-HOP!! We're going to have fun with Challenge #86 and want you to create anything that reminds you of NEW Beginnings. You could be ringing in the NEW YEAR, celebrating a New baby, a New home, a New friend, a New car, (anything that is NEW, really!), just as long as you make sure to showcase a House-Mouse Designs®, Happy Hoppers® and Gruffies® image on your design!!

We are very fortunate to be Sponsored by these GREAT companies who are offering fantastic prizes for this New Years HOP! Just take a look at our amazing line-up;


House-Mouse Designs®
($20.00 Electronic Gift Certificate to the official site's store)


Simon Says Stamp
($15 of products to Simon Says Stamp shop!)


Di's Digi Downloads
( Offering one lucky YOU 3 free Digi Downloads )


Joanna Sheen
(Unmounted House-Mouse Designs stamps - offering you any 2 full sheets of your choice)


RK Stamps
(Has A $10 gift certificate to RK Stamps Shop waiting for you!)

PLUS there is loads of candy on the DT blogs too !!!!!

If you arrived here from the lovely Lori's blog then you are going in the right direction ,, otherwise you better go to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and start from there :-)

Over the Christmas holidays we had 2 family engagements so I made this easel card for my niece and her fiance to celebrate the strart of a New life together :-)

I used my lovely ' I Give You My Heart' stamp. Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils ,, I love the effect this had on the flowers ,,, they look almost velvety !! The papers are Basic Grey , I used SU card for layering and a Martha Stewart Heart border punch. the sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set and the ribbon and flowers were in my drawer. I also added loads of Star Dust stickles and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops to finish :-)

From here you need to go to the fabulously talented Mary's Blog to see her wonderful creation ! :-) Happy Hopping and hope you have fun !

Challenges :
House Mouse and Friends ( the other one :-)) ,,,, Celebrate
Quirky Crafts ,,,, New Beginings
Crafty Emma ,,,,, Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,,,, Celebrate Something
One Stop Crafts ,,,, New Beginings
Anything Goes ,,, letter C ,,, Congratulations !

I am adding a linky,,, just in case I have a candy ,,,,, :-) IF I have a candy this will make it easier to do the random draw !! wink :-)