Monday 30 July 2012

Olympics or Sporty with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
More super critters :) don't you just love them

Today sees the next challenge at the 

where the theme has been chosen this time around by Heather, and it is

Olympics or Sporty

We are sponsored this challenge by two fabulous companies

The first:

One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs

and secondly
Digi Kit of her BEST OF BRITISH  

wow a fabulous prize

Here is my design team inspirational piece however please do hop over to see the rest of the teams wonderful creations.

I made a grand circle card using the colours of the Olympic rings

The circle card itself is a grand nestie scallop with a blue layer from the grand nestie circle on top.  I stamped the image onto the image plate framed it with the red scallop and then using the colours of the Olympic rings in ribbon (a metre of each from Grimsby Crafts) carefully layered them around the red scallop, I then cut each one into the tag shape.  I added yellow bling gems to the image plate and the image plate has been distressed with gold ink.  The flowers hand created from red and yellow card, stamped with scrolls of black with a green diamanté brad and blue fronds again the same five colours.

The image coloured in copics and some Atyou Glitter pens. The image is 
                                                      HMJR1018 from Simon Says Stamp

Also if you have created a HM Creation why not display it at 

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

If you adore Wild Rose Studio products don't forget my 1000 follower candy is still running

So if you have not already, please click here and enter the candy, the full rules and contents of the candy are on the original post

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Kenny K - Banners, Pennants and Bunting
The Squirrel and the Fox - make it sporty
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Circles
Jellypark - Olympic Fever
Patties Creations - Sports or Hobbies
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes - celebrations
Paperplay - Sports/Olympics
SJ Crafts - Olympics
Top Tip - It's all about the Circles
Joanne Sheen - Animal Crackers
OSAAT - Sports or Olympic colours
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

enjoy the rest of your day


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card, cute house mice and love the way you've used the ribbons!
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Hi kate, how clever of you to make your card into a medallion! Love the image too. Hugs, Frea

Catherine said...

What a fantastic card Kate ! I love the shape and the ribbons ! And the image is totally adorable !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Kate, this is gorgeous! The beautiful layout and lovely ribbon embellishments just cheers the Olympic games! Brilliant!!

Mousie hugs,

Doreen said...

What a lovely card,gorgeous image and

Donna Hanley said...

WOW I don't know how long this card took you to make, but it would have taken me the whole month. You sure put as much effort into this card as most athletes put into training. You will certainly win the gold for effort and idea. LOVE IT! Fabulous Card, Kate.

Tammy said...

Fantastic Kate! Love the ribbon ring of multicolors of the Olympic rings! Gorgeous card!

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Kate. I love the image and the design with the ribbon around the frame is wonderful.

Hugs Sue

Crafty Loops said...

Kate this card is AMAZING! Wow how fabulous. Lee x

rachel said...

fabulous card Kate - will have to look through my house mouse stuff to see if I can find anything appropriate for this one! Big hugs xxx

Nate said...

Hi Kate,
wow, I just love your card. The House-Mouse designs are always soo cute. I love to work with them, too.
Wishing you a great start into the new week.

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. fab image and i just love all the ribbons
Lisa x

Sonia said...

Wonderful idea this medallion shape card:)VEry beautiful this sporty mouse:)
Big hug dear friend:))

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card Kate happy crafting Ginny ♥

Karen Petitt said...

oh Kate I think this is, so far, my most favourite card you have made! it really made me giggle - cute image, you've coloured beautifully and the ribbon around it is fantastic Karen xx

Misty's said...

Hi Kate
Super gorgeously fantastic card! Love the colours. Very striking. Also the shape of it is amazing too. I have to say I think I would go mad cutting all those ribbons into shape but very much worth it! Oh, please do not tell me that image has got sweets in it. My digestive system is screaming! Can you hear it? (LOL)
Michaela xx

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Kate l have this stamp and your card is of great inspiration and another fantastic challenge, xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous Kate. Great image for the Olympics and fantastic colouring. Awesome layout of the ribbons.


Gem said...


Sue said...

Perfect image for our challenge, Kate. Love the circle card and those ribbons all around are wonderful. Very clever take, love it. Have fun on your meet up day with the girls, can't wait to see the pics.


Unknown said...

Aww how fun Kate, I love all the colours and sweet image. Thank you for stopping by today and thank you also for joining us at OSAAT. Hugs xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Kate fab sketch and what a great image.
your did a great job.
gorgeous card.

greetings karin

Pia S said...

Love what you've done with the ribbon! It looks absolutely fab and I also like that you've used the colors of the Olympic rings. A cute little image too with the mouse trying to show how strong he is...

Lisa xx said...

oooh you feel like cheering the little fella on!!! gorgeous card Kate

Chrissy said...

What a fun and fabulous card Kate, such a cute image and the ribbons look so effective..


Anne Temple said...

So stunning Kate! Love your design and those ribbons all the way around. So glad you shared it with us for the Animals/Insects challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

sam21ski said...

Wow very colourful - fabulous

Sam xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Kate, it is brilliant I like the image and the ribbons.
Kevin xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Super fun! your ribbons are just so cool and the HM is a favorite as we workout. Very cute and fun.

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the colourful ribbons and flowers and absolutely love the way you've coloured the house mouse. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

coops said...

wow so stunning kate.gorgeous fun image and your bright colours are fantastic :D

xx coops xx

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

I am literally speechless Kate. What a stunning card, it must have taken you ages to put it all together, but it was sooooo worth it in the end, a magnificent entry into the Kenny K Kraft KRew this week and I hope we will be seeing a lot more of you over the coming weeks and months too, you are too good to waste you talents anywhere else!!
Good Luck in the challene and take care,

Annette said...

Kate this is fab, the image is a darling, and I love how you've added all those ribbons. It's really great. Love it. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog too.
Annette : Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday

Dorte said...

Stunning, Kate, lovely use of the ribbons, It must have taken you ages to make...cute image.
hugs Dorte

Carol L said...

All the colorful ribbons around the edge really make this a festive card!! I can almost hear this mouse groaning as he strains to lift those heavy weights! Too cute!

Becky said...

What a fabulous card! I just love all those ribbons..

Christine said...

Awww Kate very creative take on the HM Olympic chall theme, clever use of your image & all that ribbon great design

smiles Christine x

PaperDaisies said...

Love the layout of your card Kate. Your use of the ribbons is just stunning. Great image too.

Tracy said...

Hi Kate
I love your olympic creation, that image you've used is brilliant and the design is great too. Loving the ribbons.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fabulous creation!! Thanks so much for sharing at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew *Tags, Pennants & Bunting* challenge!

Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Linda said...

This is a great card Kate, so much detail and time has gone into it!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox.


Chris said...

I've never seen anything this fun! I love it. :) Thanks so much for joining me on Amusing Challenges this week! I hope you'll join us again!

lisa said...

All those ribbons look amazing and your Housemouse is gorgeous. If only sweet lifting were an Olympic sport I'd definitely have a gold medeal!!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax

Kathleen said...

Ooooh this is fab! Love the ribbons.
Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen
Kat xx

tiggertastic said...

Fantastic work i hope you come back and join in the fun this week at Sketch Saturday

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Suzie McFloozy said...

This is fabulous - love your use of ribbon and the super cute image x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends & goodluck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Jennifer Grace said...

Aw, that mouse is so cute and I LOVE the way you used the ribbons! Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x

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