Monday, January 16, 2012

All Black and White House Mouse and Friends Challenge # 111

Are you ready for a new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge? If so, you'll want to head on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog for challenge #111 for the "ALL BLACK AND WHITE ONLY" Challenge.Sounds simple, eh? Well, technically it is but let me tell you how hard it was not to add color to the cute little mousie. Not wanting to buck the rules on my first challenge with the DT I managed to keep my card all black and white, though I admit to using my copic markers just a wee bit on the mouse using cool grey tones.
And...I tried out my brand new-to-me lacey oval die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I've been seeing so many new intriquite die cuts on cards lately and I just had to try one out. It is a bit trickier running these delicate die patterns through the cuttlebug but the end product is lovely, I think.

I used some black Stickles glitter and on top of the stickles used clear Glossy Accents dimensional glaze on the ink bottle for a real life ink jar effect.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampabilities "Amanda Writes" and Papertrey Inc "hello" sentiment
Ink: Versafine Black and clear embossing powder. Copic Markers
Designer Paper: Making Memories "Sabrina"
Embellishments: Cherry Lynn Designs cutting dye, Prima Flowers, Miscellaneous black buttons and machine stitching

Be sure to hop on over and join in on today's House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge #111. As always, there are super prizes to be won and gorgeous sample cards for inspiration from the amazing House Mouse and Friends design team.

Also, I wanted to tell you to Mark your calendars for January 30th. It's the day of our very first BLOG-HOP of 2012 !! You will want to join in the FUN and play along on that special challenge too because it will be FULL of excitement and really GREAT PRIZES!!

Until next time,



  1. Hi Jennifer, LOVE that lacey oval, have to add to my wish list! Beautiful black and white entry. If you hadn't told us all of your little problem with the paper, no one would know, it will be our secret!!! Fabulous. Welcome to the Team!


  2. Hi hun
    a totally gorgeous card, a beautiful desgin luv the frame, as sue said i wouldnt have noticed, sue,x

  3. Hi Jennifer, such a gorgeous design and beautiful image - such a sweetie!!
    I've wondered about those Cherry Lynn cutting dye, I can make a muddle of the best of things so having you not finding it easy perhaps I shouldn't even even lol!!!
    Heather xx

  4. WOW Jennifer I cant see your prob very well if you hadnt told us ..such a stunning début creation lurve your punch work frame & sweet image so pleased to see you on the team

    smiles teamie Christine x

  5. Stunning card Jennifer :-) this is my most stamped image ,, perfect for every occasion !! LOVE it and love the way you stickled and glossed the jar too ,, it looks FAB :-) The fancy frame, papers and embellies are all perfect ,,, and even though you mentioned a little oopsie ,, I can't see it even with me glasses on !! :-)

    A HUGE welcome to the team :-) This will be alot of fun am sure :-)

    Lols x x
    err ,, I would like to ask something, and you can ignore me .. but I really hate word verification, I always get them wrong, so would kindly ask if you could use comment moderation instead xx

  6. love love love that frame presents the image so very well, a gorgeous card
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. WAY TO GO on your first challenge, Jennifer!!! This card is absolutely stunning, especially for a black and white card.

  8. Hi Jennifer! I cant tell you enough how much I love your BLACK and WHITE Creation with its gorgeous framing, sponging and fab DP choice (whatever direction its supposed to be going- it's looking perfect just the way it is). LOVELY CARD!!

  9. I could not tell would have gotten away from the naughty corner had you not confessed LOL! I did the same thing with an Outlines card last month...easy to do LOL! Great B&W card Jennifer!

  10. Hi jennifer
    I'm so pleased to be working with you on the House Mouse team, this is a gorgeous B/W creation. Fabulous papers. And I love the image too.

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Beautiful Jennifer, those black and white flowers are so pretty and love that border.

  12. i am addicted to House Mouse lol.Your card is sooooo Gorgeous.xx

  13. Oh Wow, I love the black and white (with a touch of grey :).... the framing with the die is just gorgeous too, lovely card!

  14. gorgeous card I love that its all in black and white it looks fab

  15. I just love your card - it makes me smile :) Those polka dot flowers are to die for, and the new die you used looks amazing! The stitching and background dsp are making this image cute x's ten! Love it!!

  16. This is awesome you did a great job with the black and white. I like the framing and great flowers to match.

  17. Seen this one on the HM blog and thought Oh Yeah you forgot to get your behind over there and say Hey Congratulations! and that is a stunning card too! :) will have to make a point of turning on the reader more often :)

  18. Hiya Jennifer!

    Gorgeous card! So thrilled to be joining the fab team at the HM & F MC!

    Paula :D x


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