Monday, January 16, 2012

It's all BLACK AND WHITE for Challenge #111

Eeeek! Welcome back Housey-Mousey Friends!!
It's time for a New Challenge! But first, we would like thank all of our wonderful players that joined us in the very first challenge of 2012. The Challenge was #110, something **NEW**. Again, you didn't let us down and totally WOWED us with your fab NEW designs, making it very difficult for us to have to choose the winners.

It was the start of a NEW year and that meant new beginnings. At HM&F MC, we are trying something new this year with the Design Team voting for their FAVORITE entries. The Top two players with the most votes from the DT will not only win fabulous prizes, but will also be offered a Guest Designer Spot with us for the following month!! Isn't that exciting??!! Without further delays, here are the TOP TWO Players and WINNERS for Challenge #110; .... drum roll please....

WINNER of the $25 Gift Card PRIZE to the Simon Says Stamp Shop is
(Please note that the shipping/handling & tax fees of prizes are the responsibility of the winners.)

~ AND ~
WINNER of the $10 Pizzazz Aplenty Gift Package PRIZE is
Pizazz Aplenty offers a great variety of Fabulous Embellishments

Please contact America to claim your prizes and please also let us know if you would like to join us in February with a Guest Designer Spot!!! :)

***CHALLENGE #111***
America (that's me!), am proud to be hosting this Challenge and have chosen to go with an *ALL BLACK AND WHITE - ONLY* theme. So, you are hereby challenged to only use BLACK AND WHITE on your creations! Can you handle that?? To make it easier, you may use skin colors and fur shading if you'd like, but you MUST try to keep everything Black and White, or the Meece-Micey-Mouse Police might come after you! LOL!! :)

We proudly welcome back Di's Digi Downloads!
Thank you for your continued support and amazing generosity!!

The winner will receive a $10 voucher to Di's Digi Shop.
Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company offering lots of super adorable digi stamps!

AND to add to the excitement of this *ALL BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE*, here's a second  prize offered by your CHALLENGE HOST, America. It's for a House-Mouse Designs Stamp called; "Bobbing on Apples", along with its matching sentiment "Mice At Play" & some cute Mice & Apple themed charms.
That's 2 fun prizes, and that means 2 chances for you to WIN a prize if you play along! :)

We are thrilled to announce that our 2 January Guest Designers, KatePaula, are now also part of the DT and will continue on as Permanent Members of our little family. Yipeee! Thank you ladies! :)

Wont ya' please help us give a nice, warm welcome to all FIVE FAB NEW DT MEMBERS:

To help inspire you to create your own *BLACK AND WHITE* House-Mouse & Friends, Gruffies & Happy Hoppers Designs, just take a look at these Fabulous DT samples starting with our talented NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS (their official first Entry will be January 30th), but these lovely family additions were so excited to get started, that some of them already created a card for this challenge too!

Natascha Banning

How's that for Black and White Stunners??!!

Don't forget to check out the Design Team Member's Individual blogs for all their project details and to show your love by leaving these great Designers a comment.
Now it's YOUR turn!! We hope you'll join the FUN & show off your fab *ALL Black AND White ONLY* beauties too!

*Here is a friendly reminder of the HM&F MC RULES*

1. Your project should follow the current Challenge Theme.
2. You MUST use a House-Mouse, Gruffies or, Happy Hoppers image.
3. To enter, add your project here using InLinkZ below.
4. LINK your project back to this Challenge when posting to your site or online galleries.
5. Become a *Follower* of our Mousie BLOG.
You may enter as many times as you'd like, as long as your projects are all NEW creations.
That's it! Easy, right? :)

Before we go, we wanted to tell you to Mark your calendars for January 30th. It's the day of our very first BLOG-HOP of 2012 !! You will want to join in the FUN and play along on that special challenge too because it will be FULL of excitement and really GREAT PRIZES!!

We just can't wait to see your lovely Black & White creations!
Your House-Mouse & Friends MC Design Team

Please leave a comment after you have uploaded your projects! :)


Donna Hanley said...

Good Morning All. I wanted to tell the DT that they have outdone themselves. It is not always easy to pull of a black and white card, but each and every one of you did if perfectly. CONGRATS to the winners of challenge #110. I am having trouble getting Blogger to send me to others blogs, but I will catch up on Wednesday when I am back in action. (A little R & R with Hubby). Enjoy your week.

Sandra said...

Congratulations to the new team members you'll do yourselves proud your creations are stunning all with fabulous ideas and great images and background papers lovely layouts too!:) Sandra H

Yvette said...

Congratulations to the new team members. What a great challenge and so much beautiful cards. Hope to find time to play because this is realy something different: House Mouses not colored!

Sandra said...

Hi Ladies, My 1st challenge with House Mouse one reason not having any House mouse designs other than Joanna Sheen Decoupage and they are all coloured so l decied to treat myself and buy a few of the packs so l can take part in this challenge and other challenges to come, :) Sandra H

catherine said...

Great challenge and fantastic Dt cards. I found the no colour a real challenge but wanted to give it a go.
x catherine

Carol L said...

Ladies, your sample cards were so cute, I just had to play along! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

darcy48 said...

What a hard challenge from the DT this week but I have had a bash your cards are stunning as usualx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE the DT creations!!

Deanne :)

Renee said...

I didn't think it would be possible to take a House Mouse image & make it look good in only black & white....boy, was I wrong! These are stunning!

Lena said...

Im so glad I got to play! I love all the creations !

Gail said...

I think you're cards are wonderful!
It's my first time participating!
I have very few House Mouse stamps, but will try to play along when I can!