Monday, December 16, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #160 Use Silver / Gold

Boy howdy! Are you into your Christmas cards yet? I always tell myself I'm gonna get started early. I always fail myself! :( I'm gonna stop telling myself that! lol 

Here's ONE of my Christmas cards:
This is for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #159 Use Silver / Gold. I've used Warm Reception House Mouse (HM) stamp. I colored the image with Copic markers. The silver is in the ribbon. I colored the lantern silver and also colored the sky a grayish silver looking snowy day sky. lol You know what I mean! I lived up north for many years and this is how I remember the sky looking on cold, snowy days. 

After all that, it is with a heavy heart I'm letting you know this is my final project as Guest Designer for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 

To be honest, before creating my first project with a HM stamp, I've really just used them for decorative purposes! lol I kid you not! I purchased these because I loved the images and had every intention of using them. As it is with all hobby enthusiasts, I got carried away purchasing ALL sorts of other stamps. Once they overtook my office space, I unmounted all other stamps but not my HM mouse! These made for such a pretty display. I've had some of my stamps for many years! It wasn't until this year that I decided to use the Bewitching Pumpkins because I thought it would make a great Halloween card for a friend and I was right! :) 

Now that I've used FIVE of my HM stamps, I've got to keep the momentum up! Especially since of late, I've mainly used digital images because I'm a DT member on some design teams for digital stamps. Using the HM stamps was even more fun because it involved rubber stamping! I hadn't done that in so long and had forgotten how much fun it is!

So with a sad heart, I bid adieu and hope to see you on a future HMFMC challenge. I plan to keep playing along with them! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ema, This card is just gorgeous. I love this image and you really brought it to life with your beautiful coloring and all that beautiful silver ribbon. You have done a fabulous job as a GDT Member and I, for one, will certainly look forward to your future creations. Thanks so much for giving us so much inspiration and for playing along with House Mouse & Friends. Looking forward to your next card.

  2. Ema, your card is absolutely stunning. We are so glad that you were inspired to take those stamps down off the shelf and use them, and we reaped the benefit of your beautiful creative cards. Love the silver bow and your coloring is awesome. Thanks so much for all your lovely work and we will be looking for you in future challenges, keep them coming!!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours.


  3. Gorgeous card Ema :-) such a lovely image and the colours and silver bow are fabulous :-)
    Keep inking up these meeces !! :-)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 :)

    Lols x x x

  4. Hi Ema many thanks for ALL your stunning Guest design HM creations each one a work of art..your beautiful colouring & design work is a credit to you..hope you will continue to enjoy your mousey stamps & join in the challs when you can..Happy Christmas & have a great festive season..

    Many thanks Christine xx

  5. Great card Emma!
    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. A gorgeous card Ema, a wonderful design and papers. I love the adorable image - beautifully coloured and a stunning bow!!!

    Heather xx

  7. Ema, this is just lovely-that yummy silver ribbon is so eye catching! Thanks so much for playing with our team as a GDT-loved look at your creations! ♥ Sue Kment

  8. Hi Ema. Thank you for contributing such gorgeous work during your time with us as a GDT. So glad you could pull out those HMD stamps. Funny thing is, our very first challenge for the new year is exactly that - using your unloved House-Mouse stamps. LOL!! Hope you will come and join the great FUN. Love your take here with that yummy satin bow and fabulous coloring. You do such awesome work.


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