Monday, January 27, 2014

HMFMC #162 Show some LOVE

It's Monday so that means another challenge from House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  This week's theme was picked by our own teamie, Christine, and she is looking for anything relating to LOVE.  Love themed cards are my all time favorite to make, so I was very happy with Christine's pick.  Here is my card for this week's challenge.

This stamp is titled "Wreath Love 02" and it was actually the very first House Mouse stamp I ever bought.  I just love it but it is a very small stamp, so I stamped it and them enlarged it on my copier.  I think it's sweet enough to be larger than it's original size.  I colored it with Copics and then cut it out with SB circle and matted that onto a SB's Heart Circle.  The sentiment was done with an edge embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I added a couple of the negative hearts both on the image piece and the sentiment panel.     The background is embossed with an M-Bossibilities by SB.  My teammates have some fantastic cards to share with you so please hop on over to House Mouse & Friends found here    and check them all out.  You will find a ton of inspiration there and hopefully you will join us for the challenge.  We'd love to see how much  "LOVE" you have to share with us.  Don't forget you could also win some prizes just for joining us.

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Di's BIO:  {I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.  I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue! }

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Our very own DT Member Christine is also giving away a fabulous Prize to a third lucky entrant;  A Joanna Sheen Unmounted set of LOVE themed Rubber Stamps 

You don't want to miss out on the chance to win these fabulous prizes now do you?  I didn't think so - so you'd better get to the crafting desk of yours and show us what you've got!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I always like the company. I'll see you again soon.


  1. Beautiful card, Donna! I love the embossed background and sentiment! Sweet image, perfectly framed with the circle of hearts!

  2. I've never seen this HM image before, but it looks perfect on your love card! That heart die is gorgeous and works perfectly with the stamp, and I love the negative heart accents! I love how you used that ef for the sentiment too! Such a darling card - super cute and full of love :)
    Stay warm!!!

  3. Oh Donna LOVE this super sweet image gorgeous vibrant embossed detailed B/ground, the heart die shape is just perfect..lovely take on the chall. theme.

    smiles Christine x

  4. Love, your Love card! I have this image and have never inked it up,,,,,,,beautiful embossed background and the heart circle is so pretty against the red. Love how you sprinkled some of your hearts around too.

    Cold here today too, SIL had a snow day at school, he's a math teacher at a high school, it's their 4th one this year....will be making them up during Easter Vaca.
    Keeya loves the snow, hard to get her to come in, runs around plowing with her nose, so cute.

  5. Donna, this is so adorable. I love your heart circle and that embossed sentiment.

  6. HI Donna, this is so cute! I have this stamp and love it! I must make the time to take part in the challenge this time, hugs Carole Z X

  7. beautiful card Donna :-) very clever of you to enlarge the image and the embossing and die cut heart circle are all gorgeous ! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. Super cute card Donna! I love the embossing and of course the cute house mouse stamped image. What a great idea to enlarge it on your printer!

  9. So many inspiring ideas in one card! Good job.

  10. Such a darling card, Donna, your embossed background looks great and the die you have used is just beautiful,
    Enjoy your week, hugs Dorte

  11. Hi Donna, an absolutely adorable image and I love now you've used it!!! A gorgeous design, papers and embossing!!!

    Heather xx

  12. So cute!!! I might have to start playing along over there - I do have a couple House Mouse stamps that I've (hanging my head) never used. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  13. Really sweeet card...nicely done!

  14. I love this, Donna! Such a cute image, and you have done such a great job with it! I keep seeing more and more images that I want / need!!

  15. Duh!!! I've never even thought to stamp an image and then enlarge it! FANTASTIC idea!!! These little guys deserved to be larger too. They're adorable and so is your card. Love the hearts around that circle die. So pretty!

  16. Donna that image is so sweet and the Spellbinder die ist perfect!

  17. This is such a precious card, Donna! Love the heart circle die cut and that embossing folder is marvelous. Just beautiful. :-D

  18. Hi Donna,
    Your 'LOVE' creation is fabulous, Adore your choice of image too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. This is my favorite House Mouse stamp and I have to admire your ingenuity to make it bigger. I love with paired with the heart edged circle. What a lovely card! Thanks for welcoming me to this week's challenge.

  20. Donna, this is too cute! They are precious and I totally see why this was your first purchase. I think my first one was the one with the little tiny medicine dropper or camera one. Love that you made it larger so we could see it even better. Great dies too. Just precious all the way around (no pun intended). Hugz!


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