Monday 16 January 2012

House Mouse and Friends Challenge GDT - Black and White

Hello to all of you in the land of blog
Today I am thrilled to publish my first creation for the January Guest Designer for the 

now as you already know from my screaming!!!! that I am also now a fully fledged life time DT for this amazing challenge with a fabulous team of very talented designers.

So welcoming to the team not only little old me but these very talented and lucky ladies too

  So this weeks theme was chosen by the one and only America if you have not seen her amazing work then do pop over and check it out.  She chose the theme of

Black and White

we are sponsored by the amazing
  Di's Digi Downloads
America herself is also offering
2 fabulous House Mouse Stamps

The top two players with the most votes will be the Prize winners and also be asked to be our Feb GDT's, how awesome :)

shame I now cannot enter :(   (but would never have declined a DT position with my favourite critters)

and before I move on just want to let you know
about our up and coming

 Blog-Hop on January 30th

Hope you can all join us.

Now initially I thought, wow I love a challenge, then I thought how do I colour in black and white, then I just went with the flow and created this shaped easel card.
I have used a Go Kreate die for the shape of the card, with a black pearlescent card for the base layer and contrast.  The papers are Papermania Capsule Mono Collection called Liquorice the bows and ribbon are also from this collection.  The pearls are from Grimsby Crafts as is the little black flower on the return sentiment.  The return sentiment is by My Sentiments Exactly.  The flowers with a little diamond stickles are all from Wild Orchid.  A small nestie label has been used for the sentiment on the return and some gorgeous tag dies from spellbinders for the front sentiment. The lovely fronds of black peeking out of the flowers was a punch I purchased from the Doncaster Dome on my last splash out.

A couple of close ups for you
The return with the little black flower, this is cut from a spray of pearls a Prima pack I believe.

The easel itself

and finally get me, the image, just stamped, but you can use grey's for the little critters if you want.
The image is called "Signing A Card"

Now please do pop over and check out the rest of the Design Teams Inspirational pieces as they are stunning as always.

I would as always like to say Thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allows me the opportunity to hop on over and visit them in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Pattie's Creations - Fancy Folds and stamped image
Meljens - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
Super Excited Crafter


sam21ski said...

Lovely image Kate.

Great card, love the black and white.

Are you not at work today?

Sam xxx

Amanda xx said...

This is so gorgeous..why is it that black and white work sooooo well together lol xxxxx Amanda

Misty's said...

Gorgeous Kate! Loving the monochromatic look. Love the shape of the easel card as well.
Michaela xx

Sue said...

Kate, first WELCOME! This is such a delightful image and your card is stunning. So many beautiful papers and layers and shapes. So glad to have to with us....your card is Wonderful!


Unknown said...

Gorgeous Kate, love the die cut shapes, beautiful card! Jo xxx

mags said...

Stunning easel card Kate. Love the black and white and all the details added.

Linda . J said...

Love your card Kate,all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully with black and white and great design.
Hugs Linda

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wowzer a totally gorgeous B/W card, fab design, must get that shape, gorgeous embelies, no naughty corner for you! lol, sue,x

Heather said...

Hi Mate, I'm so happy to have new playmates!!! Your card is gorgeous, I love the design, sweet image and so many beautiful details.

Heather xx

Christine said...

Wowzer début creation Kate so much detail love how you incorporated the spotty bows with the DP great use of the die shapes.. fab layout & this sweet cute mousey image perfect take on the HM chall theme..

smiles teamie Christine x

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely FABULOUS debut card Kate :-) I love the image you used and the papers and embellies are all sooo pretty ! :-)

A HUGE welcome to the team :-) This will be FUN !! :-)

Lols x x x

Kiki said...

This is simply fantastic! So many lovely details - great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow great and beautiful card kate.
love the flower decoration and the sketch too.

greetings karin

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the Mono everything is spot on love the image can't join you no HM in my home:( as you know. I love the layout, image & everything about it. Janet

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card Kate, I like everything about it !!
Kevin xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Kate, you've made a great job of it. Debs xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kate, love it.
Wendy x

Stef H said...

wow! the shape alone is stunning!

Lisa said...

This is definitely cute Kate! Thank you for joining the fun at Papertake Weekly and we hope to see you again soon :)

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, Oh this is stunning lovely colours for a fabulous challenge image is so cute and your background is stunning:) Sandra H

Crafty Loops said...

This card is really beautiful Kate, I love the design. Lee x

America said...

Kate, were so glad you are part of our team. We love your gorgeous creations like this one. The fab combo of DP's the flowers, the fun shapes and cuts, adorable HM&F image... all of it is perfection! :)

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this is one spectacular card! And I have so got to get my paws on that stamp, lol. Congrats on your DT appointment - will be keeping an eye out for tons of HM inspiration. Hugs Sxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

An absolutely stunning card, I love the image, the lay out and the shape. Really beautiful
Lindsay xx

Melody said...

Very lovely!! The image is just darling!! Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations!!

Pattie's Creations DT

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous. The house mice have so much character.

Dawn said...

Congratulations on making the HM DT!! Well deserved! What a gorgeous card! The shape is magnificent and the details are all beautiful.

Hugs, Dawn

coops said...

so stunning kate.the black and white is really classy and i love the sweet image and fab details :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Hi Kate
I'm so pleased to be working with you on the House Mouse team, this is a gorgeous B/W creation. Fabulous papers. The shape really shows the colours off.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

ARTfulWings said...

Fab 1st card to show off - stunning!!! Take care Polly xx

Whisper said...

Wow this is stunning and such a great image too, Luv Sam x

Karen Howard said...

OMG, this is so cute, love the black and white color theme!

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love this type of a fold too. The colors are so pretty and that image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Pattie ♥

Lee said...

WOW,what a Super Gorgeous card,love the image,layering n embellies.xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Cute, adorable card!!
Thanks for playing in our 'Fancy Folds' Challenge #35, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Sprytebyrd said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Meljen's Designs this week! Please remember that we now require a Meljen's Designs image on our challenge entries, though. Hope to see you again really soon!

Natali said...

O yes, I have seen your card at House Mouse and Friends Challenge... This is so stilish and i love how you feel and use all details. Gorgeous!!

Carol L said...

Those pretty little flowers really make this image stand out! I love the dsp you chose too, and that sentiment panel looks adorable! Gorgeous detail work!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! Very fun layout, these flowers are a great touch. Just beuatiful.

Sue from Oregon said...

Welcome fellow meece teamie! I am exited to have you joining our team and showing off "the meeces"! Awesome card! Lovely shapes! ♥ Sue Kment

Yvette said...

Thanks Kate for visiting my blog and leave such a nice comment and a hint for your candy. Congratulations on being guest-designer. Your card is beautiful.

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