28 January 2013

Its all Black & White..

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My House Mouse card..yes I know its a Gruffie bear..gosh this is getting confusing on a Mon. morning..lol
I’ll start again.. its time for another House Mouse & friends chall many thanks for your awesome cute
New Beginnings creations hop over see if your one of the lucky winners.. Talking of winners I have a winner
of my UM set of HM stamps & its numb 12 HAZEL drop me an email sweetie with your addy..enjoy..

The chall theme this time is ANYTHING GOES with a SPECIAL CUT.
(use cutting dies, show off a special Paper Cut, any CUTS will do even haircuts.... lol)
Our Guest designers for Jan/Feb have made some stunning creations check em out.. Tom./Kelly 

Our amazing generous sponsors for this chall are HM Stamps
with a $10 gift certificate to spend in their online store..
Jo Anna Sheen is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift certificate to spend online..
 Joanna Sheen
and our 3rd sponsor for this chall is our very own Ms America with 3  NEW 
House Mouse stamps for one lucky winner.. 3 great prizes so lets see your mousey creations..

Onto my black/white SPECIAL CUTS creation, I made this a mono colour combo to make the cutting dies
look dramatic..so I left the image uncoloured. I did colour an image but it didnt look right with all the black/white..
Script DP is Echo park “Be Mine” stripe from stash..gruffie image is  “Bear-ied in Paperwork.”
dies are SB Labels 8 & decorative labels 8,, CB corner dies..sentiment comp. generated..

HM #137

HM #137 x3

inside view
HM #137 x2

challs for me card
Eclectic Ellapu chall  Black/white & read all over (use script on creation )
PolkaDoodles chall Monochrome or Monochromatic
Craft room chall  Monochrome
Little Red Wagon  Txt me use text somewhere

thanks for stopping by today hope you find time to join us & check out my teamies awesome creations..



kbrandy4 said...

Woohoo!! Thank you mummy!! I'll email you right away!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card luv the mono tones, great design, luv the frame, sue,x

Diane said...


rachel said...

fabulous card Christine with a super fold - great stuff xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow, this looks gorgeous!! love the fancy die cut frames, the image is adorable and the card fold works so well - thanks so much for sharing this with us at Eclectic Ellapu :)

Sue said...

Christine, Poor Gruffie, he looks so overwhelmed! Love your black and white creation, at least he's overwhelmed in elegant style! So pretty.


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is real cute and stunning.TFS with us Eclectics this week and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Tracy said...

Hi Christine,
I love your interpretaion of "Special Cuts". I'm just loving your choice of image. The die cuts and design are fabulous too. Gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

downrightcrafty said...

loving the design of the card and the layering of those pretty dies, perfectly suits the image and great choice would not have thought of this
Hugs Kate xx

Heather said...

Hi Christine, this is a stunning card, such a fantastic design and colour scheme and beautiful dies - I wish they would stop creating so many - I want them all!!!!
Your Gruffie is adorable, I love his expression!!!

Heather xx

Gail said...


Tom said...

Ohhh Christine - this is very stylish! I like the b/w combo!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Christine :-) I love Gruffie uncoloured and the B/W combo is FAB, gorgeous die cutting too :-)

Lols x x x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, such a lovely image and fab papers.xxx

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, the fold is fabulous. love the black and white.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, love those die cut frames
Lindsay xx

Janet said...

Beautiful creation Christine and those frames look fab! x

Jackie said...

Brilliant B&W card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Anjie said...

Lovely card, great layout.
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

coops said...

so gorgeous christine.fab card shape and i love your mono colours and image :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Morning Mrs C..

Ooooh.... I love your fabbie B & W creation.... and what a perfect image for someone starting a new job!!

Needless to say, I also love your die cuts....

Big hugs
Christine x

Monica Bramorski said...

Beautiful card Christine! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week Good luck. xxx Monica Polka Doodles DT

Dorte said...

Pretty black & White card, I love your layout, Christine, and the image is such a cutie.
Enjoy your day.
hugs dorte

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Christine, your card is beautiful in that striking black and white. Love your use of dies. Gorgeous central image - I think I know how he feels (lol).

Thank-you for sharing your card with us this week at Eclectic Ellapu. We hope to see you again soon. Nicola x

Chana Malkah said...

Your card is fabulous! Wonderful composition and beautifully executed! Thanks for playing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fantastic black and white creation. I adore this gruffies in the papers, reminds me of work. ha ha!! Very fun.

Peanut said...

So stinkin' cute, Christine. I love the House "Mice" gang. Adorable image on a equally adorable card! Happy you joined our challenge. Hope to see you back next week. … x
Asha - Eclectic Ellapu DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Maria said...

This is beautiful, I love the House Mouse images, and it looks fabulous in b/w. Thanks for joining in with our Monochrome challenge over at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

Maria x

Kim said...

fantastic monochrome card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Kim x

alethea said...

Thi is so sweet!!! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles for our monochrome challenge!! HUgsxx