Sunday, November 8, 2009

HMF#56 - America's card kit challenge

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone... For this weeks HM challenge, the very talented America sent the DT members a CARD KIT full of brown and cream papers, textured papers, flourish die cuts, pearls, charms, bling, ribbon and silver cording. We were to make a card using as much or as little as we wanted from the kit, and to use our own tools and colouring mediums. She did ask us to use at least one of the adorable mouse charms.

As it would be impossible to send you all a kit we would like you to have a look at what America sent us and try to reproduce the kit. But not to worry if it is not exactly the same or even if you only have a few items that you can use.

Plus there is a fabulous prize this week from HOUSE MOUSE DESIGNS. A $25.00 gift voucher. Please see the rules on the side bar on the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog for your chance to win.

Plus - America has a small prize she is offering up.. A Baggie full of Silver Beautiful Adorable Quality Charms... Check out her blog for more details..

Below is a picture of the card kit.

Below is what I came up with. I believe I made one itty bitty mistake - I used a Martha Stewart mouse border on the top of my card... I had just purchased this punch and wanted to use it. After I assembled and glued my card together I reread the rules... sorry America :(

I made an Easel style card... you can find directions here and here. I coloured this sweet House Mouse image "Pumpkin Pie" with Prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the chocolate pie, applied white liquid applique to the top for the whip cream... I cut out the image and layered it over top base image. I drew in the wall paneling lines and base boards. Sponged edges. I cut the polka dot dp, brown and cream textured papers into 1 1/2" squares. Next I cut the brown and white squares into triangles and made my background patterns. The squares were layered over a 5 1/4" brown square and sewed on. I layered the cream and brown flourishes. Assembled main Easel panel. Added the pearls to the flourish and image panel. Made the sentiment panel. Made the bow with chocolate ribbon and silver cording. Tied on the adorable mouse charm.... Thank you America for the wonderful card kit... there is so much left over to make a few more cards from all those yummy goodies and the extra charms...

Please hop on over to House Mouse and Friends and check out what the other talented DT members came up with from America's card kit... And we can't wait to see what you come up with....

This also qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge - to make an Easel card...

Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs... Pat


  1. Such a cute card and that punch is perfect for it...even if you broke the rules! LOL!

  2. Those easels are so cool, this card is adorable!

  3. Oh Patricia, I love the whole easel thing and what you did with the kit!! That ribbon/cording/mousie charm treatment ROCKS!! All details sooo FABULOUS!! Your card looks super complicated and super fantastic! You go GF!! And you are absolutely more than welcome, glad you liked the goodies. Your friend, America:)

  4. I've seen the easel cards...but haven't made one myself. go and make a totally cute HM card with it...and NOW I GOTTA MAKE ONE! This is so CUTE! And that punched border on the top...LOVE IT! Great job on the kit challenge. It was really a challenge for me!

  5. LOVE these easel cards! I'm going to have to try one. You did such an amazing job with the America kit! Coloring is absolutely awesome! Wonderful stuff! Best, Curt

  6. Wow -- you've done a fabulous job with this and the easel card is a perfect way to display your beautiful piece work. Love that top border and no apologies should be offered up -- that is a brillant way to top this one off. I saw that punch a Michael's after Halloween and couldn't imagine what I would do with it -- now I'm sorry I didn't get it. You are so clever!

  7. Oh my goodness. I love the mouse border.. You did such a great job on this card. I love these easel cards..

  8. Fabulous easel card, Oh I love it. Wonderful wonderful!