Monday, October 20, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #181 - White on White

A new challenge begins today at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

The challenge theme chosen by our talented teammate Kelly is......

***White on White***

Please remember, you can ALWAYS use Anything Goes on any
of our challenges.

Sweet holiday image.

Close up of vellum flower

My finished card.

Stamp- House Mouse Designs
Spellbinders dies
Cherry Lynn Designs Holly die
Snowflake die - Penny Black
Sizzix Alterations Poinsettia die and embossing folder
Clear Rhinestons
Colored with Copics

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Di's BIO:  {I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.  I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue! }

CHALLENGE Prize is now a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's shop. 

This challenge begins today and runs through November 1st, at midnight EST.

We would love for you to join us.  White on white cards are so beautiful and fun
to create.  And we love to visit you to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.........


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's idea is a Fall/Autumn Card.

Have you gotten your pumpkin yet?  October is going by so quickly,
it will be November before we know it.  

Love this beautiful stamp from Northwoods.

Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P9610)
Paper - Tan, Dark Green and Medium Green Card stock
Ran the front of the card through a Cuttlebug embossing folder,
 Decorative Tile, folder is 5x7 same as card size.
Cut out the image
Tore around the edges of the medium green and darker green
mats I cut out, then distress them with my Zutter distrress it all.
You can use the edge of scissors to do the same thing.
Added the word Autum on a scrap of leafed paper.
Ribbon with bow added.
Colored with Copic Markers.
Inside sentiment is Inkadinkado
Pumpkin Border inside is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day. Until later..............

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Met with our Financial Guru today and afterward had dinner at a favorite German restaurant.

Saurerbraten was delish, along with potatoe pancakes and red cabbage.  Yum.  Opps, almost forgot the spetzel.  Also enjoyed some German beer.  So good.

Another card showing some of my new dies.

Off white 5.7 card base.
Designer paper from my stash cut
edges with decorative scissors 
Tag is also paper from my stash
Off white card stock was torn around the edges
then distressed, two layers
Flower is a spellbinders die, layered poinsettia
stamped with a Just rite stamp set which said they
coordinate, but they did not match up, but I embossed
with gold embossing powder.
Deer is a new Prancing Deer Die from Sizzix
part of the Alterations collection.  Cut him from medium
brown card stock and using vintage photo distress ink, inked
the edges and the hooves
Cut the tail and antlers from off white card and glued them on
.Added the cranberry ribbon and pearls
Sentiment is from the Just Rite set with the poinsettias
Center of poinsettia is lots of tiny yellow dots from
a small whole punch poured on after putting some
Glossy Accents in the center of the flower.

Thanks for taking a peek today.  Have a good one.  Until later.........

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hi friends, so busy trying to sort out my stamp room, I forgot to post this card today.

Another beautiful die I just got.  Hope you like it as much as I do.

Simple card.  Cranberry card stock 5x7 card.
Spellbinders Dies 5.7 background and oval
White card stock mat
Designer paper, Basic Gray
Holly die Cuttlebug (Anna Griffin)
Star Dust Stickles

More cards made with my new dies tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later..........


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hello, we hit 80 degrees today!  Sunday morning there was a frost on the car and ground.
My flowers that are on the patio and protected still look so nice, hate to take the boxes apart,
but probably will tomorrow because once the weather turns that will be it.

I have gotten quite a few new dies lately and I have had a play yesterday and today, so you will be seeing the results in the next few days.

Today's card is an ornament that is an old Sizzix die which I decorated with

Here is a close up of the ornament.

The finished card

Green 6x6 card base
Tree paper is from Hobby Lobby Stack from The Paper Studio
Sizzix ornament die is old.
Fancy circle die is from Creative Expressions, Susan Wilson
Deer is Impression Obession
Tree is Spellbinder's nestibilities 
Scalloped Oval is a Punch
Holly Branch is Cherry Lynn Designs
Bow and Bells from my stash
Sentiment - Just Right Stamps
Green Twine Bow

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later............

Monday, October 13, 2014

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #180 Mid-Week Reminder- Buttons and Bows

It's Mid Week at the House Mousse and Friends Monday Challenge #180, Buttons and Bows.

You still have plenty of time to join the fun and a chance for the prizes on offer.
Challenge closes Saturday, October 18th at midnight EST.

Please remember, we now allow "Anything Goes" for all challenges so, no excuse not to play.

Stamp - House Mouse Designs- Ray of Sunshine, Stampabilities
Die - Spellbinders
Butterfly border - K & Company
Sunflower buttons - JoAnn's
Gingham wired ribbon
Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts
Green 6x6 card, designer paper unknown
Colored with Copics

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Hope you can join the fun and create something for the Buttons and Bows Challenge.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week's card is a darling little Scarecrow in a bushel basket
and a fun technique for the front of a card.

Click to enlarge the pictures.

The card when opened.

What I Used

Stamp -Scarecrow, QKR Stampede (Q-18801N)
Sentiment -Art Gone Wild (07-2384)
Paper - Light and bright orange card stock
Cuttlebug Pumpkins folder
Leaf dies - Impression Obsession -(030-S)
Assorted printed papers for leaves in orange, green and
yellow. Distress inks for edges of leaves
Medium green card stock mats for image and
Colored with Copic Markers

How I made it

Started with a 41/4 x 51/2 inch card base in light orange
Open the card up flat.  On the front, line up the upper left corner
and the lower right corner on your paper cutter and cut.
Next, punch, or die cut leaves (or flowers, a border, whatever you want)
and adhere them on the edge of the remaining edge of the front of the card.
On a darker orange piece the same size (41/4x51/2), I ran through
a Cuttlebug Embossing folder with Pumpkins and
adhered it to the right side of the inside of the card.
Mat a sentiment on the front and the focal image to the
top right of the inside of the card.

Easy card, with eye pleasing results.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later..................