Monday, May 21, 2012

It's your birthday! Have a ball!

It's time for a brand new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog challenge.   The new challenge #120 is Circles and Polka Dots and all ROUND Fun! Our fabulous design team member Sue Drees is our hostess for the challenge and, as always, there are great prizes. House-Mouse Designs is giving away a $25 gift card and Pizzazz Aplenty is offering up a $10 Gift Package.

I'm a die hard Chicago Cubs baseball fan so it was a no-brainer for me to choose this adorable Happy Hopper stamp and create my circles and polka dots card in the Chicago Cubs colors: Red and Blue.  I thought this would make a fun birthday card for a baseball fan and so that was my inspiration for my card.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampabilities "Great Catch"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, image colored with Copic Markers
Designer Paper: Frances Meyer, Inc.
Tools and Embellishment: Machine stitching, Dashes, Dots and Checks ribbon in Red and Blue, Making Memories brads, special baseball brad (maker unknown), Crystal Stickles glitter and clear dimensional glaze.

I wanted to carry the baseball theme inside for the birthday sentiment.  I added more ribbon and the cute baseball brad to a computer generated sentiment.  This is the inside:

Now it's your turn.  We want to see your fabulous House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie creations with the theme of Circles, Polka Dots and all ROUND Fun.  Be sure to post your card on the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog  linky.  If you post to other online galleries, be sure to use  HMFMC120 as your Keyword so we can find your card easily. 

I'm looking forward to seeing lots and lots of fun cards using any round, dotted and or circular theme.

Until next time,


  1. Great card! Love the DP and the stitching is amazing!

  2. Very nicely done...great card for this week's HM Challenge.

  3. Fabulous card jennifer :-) I love how the image, papers and embellies are all so perfectly matched !! Brilliant :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Perfect match, image, papers, colours and embellishments!
    enjoy your day, hugs Dorte

  5. Hi hun
    a fabulous card, awesome colouriong, fabulous stitching, sue,x

  6. Jennifer this is ace, love the papers and super choice of image a fabulous inspirational piece
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. This is so lovely and the backing papers is so perfect for the image:)x

  8. Hi Jennifer
    I love this image, fab paper and design. Your stitching is really great.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  9. PERFECT take on the challenge. Love the baseball background paper with that wonderful stamp! The stitching is amazing too. What a bright fun card, Jennifer!


  10. I think this is one of my fave cards you have ever made! Awesome stitching and I so love the baseball theme!
    Sue K

  11. Hi Jennifer great card love how you carried the base ball theme thro the creation..fab brad & ribbon..all round fun..

    smiles Christine x

  12. This is adorable, perfect for any baseball fan. I like that dp, its totally cute.

  13. Oh my gosh!! This is oh so darling! I'm such a fan of our Texas Rangers, and thoroughly loving this sweet baseball House Mouse playing ball!

    Thanks for stopping by our Inky Antics Wobble hop today!


  14. What a delightfully fun birthday card! I love how you got the action on the baseball with this image, and the baseball background is just perfect! Such a cute card!

  15. This is adorable, I love the image, beautifully coloured and your papers are awesom!!!
    Heather xx

  16. Love your baseball themed card, and especially the way you made the inside so special!


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