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Friday, October 19, 2018

Oh! Christmas Tree



Hi friends, turning colder around here.  Leaves are just about at peak for
Fall colors and some of the scenery is breathtaking.

A Christmas card for today.






I made a folded Z Card.  Then I embossed the front fold with
a snowflake embossing folder.  I used the Swiss dot embossing folder
 on the panel  behind the gold panel.  The Christmas Tree is from Crafters
Companion and you can just cut it into the paper like I did here
or you can cut it out.  I backed the tree with Gold Glitter Paper.
The beautiful inside designer paper is Kaiser Craft-Peace and Joy
six inch paper pad.  Snowflakes are Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix.
With Gold Mirror Candi centers.

I cut several out to make a different look on cards, will show
you that at a later date.

As you can see it is a beautiful tree die.

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stampendous-31 Days of Halloween-FANG-TASTIC GIFT BAG

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Good morning, I'm joining the fun at the Stampendous
31 days of Halloween today.

Check out their blog everyday during the month of 
October to see all the wonderful cards,
projects, home decor and other fun and creative
ideas for Halloween, created with Stampendous products.

For this post, I made a fun gift bag.




Stamp - Stampendous - Count Catula (CRQ237)
Sentiment-Stampendous - Spooky Wishes (SSC1264)
Spider Paper - BoBunny
Spider punch
Bag, tissue and ribbon, Michaels

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day, until later....

Monday, October 15, 2018

HMFMC #277 -ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME AUTUMN/FALL COLORS

A new Challenge #277 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate, Christine is our Hostess 

Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

OR Optional theme

AUTUMNFALL COLOR

ANY Theme creation using these COLORS 


free-harvest-wallpaper-1





Stamp - Autumn Cruise (1989)
Dark Brown, Gold, Aqua and White card stock
DP is from Michaels
Corner die-Memory Box
Leaves are tags I bought from Michaels
Word Stamp is Inkadinkado clear stamp
Gold glitter dots on leaf
WOW clear sparkling embossing powder
Twine

 Our Generous SPONSOR for this challenge is



We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more. With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!


Many thanks to our Generous Sponsor for their continued support

AND

Our team mate, Christine, is generously offering
this unmounted Gruffie rubber stamp set to one
lucky winner.



Thanks Christine for the awesome prize!


Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.

  So, scurry on over to the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog
and check them out, then get busy and enter a card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
  2 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 276 runs through Saturday October 27th EST

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later.......





BSS IDEA - SNOWMAN

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Hello stamping friends.  How do you like the temperature
change? Guess I need to get moving on the outdoor 
furniture cushions and getting my potted plants taken
care of.  

The saddest part for me is when the temperature dips below 55 you have to stop feeding the fish in our pond.  So, when I go out to see
them in the morning when I let the dog out, they come to the top
looking for their breakfast, so sad....

This week, I have a card with a great Snowman image.
I love snowmen and this one is pretty cute.


Stamp - Penny Black - Bundled Snowman (40-653)
Inside sentiment-Merriest Wishes -Stampendous (CRM278)
Paper - Black, green, white card stock
Snowflake is Tim Holtz, Alterations, die set with 14
different sized snowflakes
Word Chip is Tim Holtz
I stamped on watercolor paper, stamped with
a light gray ink and dried with the heat gun, then
colored with Copic Markers
I sponged the entire panel with Versafine clear ink
and embossed with Ranger, Holographic Embossing powder.
It's super sparkly, and reflects all the colors of the rainbow.
He's a fabulous snowman.



The inside of the card.

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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Stampendous-31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - CREEPY

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Good morning. I'm joining the fun at the

 Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween 

Check out their blog everyday during the month of October to see all the wonderful cards, projects, home decor and other fun
and creative ideas for Halloween, created with


Stampendous products.

When I decided to get this stamp, I was intrigued by
the image, but didn't know how I would use it.
It sat on my table for a while before I was inspired
to make the two cards below.


Stamps Used - Stampendous-Chilling (CRR266)
Stampendous -Autumn Points CRR297)
Papers, Green card base, gold mirror card stock, Black cardstock frame (Spellbinders die)
Distress inks used to sponge color onto the background Autumn Points leaves.

I stamped the image with Versafine ink onto heat resistant clear plastic
On a second piece of clear plastic, I brushed on tacky glue that would
dry clear and dropped onto the glue, several different colors of
alcohol ink. I swirled the ink around on the glue to spread the colors.
I then sprinkled with clear sparkly glitter.  Then,  placed the stamped and
embossed image with the back side down onto the glue, ink, glittered sheet.
Let the glue dry overnight and assembled the card.


Blue pearl card base and mat.  Silver mirror paper, black glitter paper.
Die cut letters from Black Glitter paper.
Face colored with Copics, Background sponged with distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by today, Hope you have a great day.  Until later....

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Sweet Little Witch


Hello friends, another beautiful Indian Summer day here in Western New York.
The Horse Chestnut trees are dropping chestnuts like rain, bumper crop this
year (no they are not edible)  But the squirrel are collecting them like 
crazy, trouble is they bury them in the flower beds, and come Spring,
we have a bunch of small tree saplings to pull!

My card today is a digi from Whimsy of a sweet little witch ready
for trick or treating.  I colored her with Copics. I'm entering my card
into their 31 nights of Halloween.



Digi - Whimsy
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Little candy corn stickers - Little B
Card die is a Spellbinders Grand die
Colored with Copics.



the inside of the card



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

Monday, October 8, 2018

HMFMC 276 -Midway Reminder ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME "FALL/HALLOWEEN

 Challenge #276 continues today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

Our talented teammate, Lorraine is our Hostess 

Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

OR Optional theme

Fall/Halloween
Stamp - House Mouse Designs, Stampendous-Costume Play
Sentiment - Spooky Wishes clear stamp set Stampendous
Three orange card stock ovals (Reasonable Craft Dies)
Overlap the top oval over the two side ovals to create
the pumpkin shape.
Image colored with Copics

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Two Generous SPONSORS for this challenge are


We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  

Second Generous Sponsor is 

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps

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!


Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their continued support


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Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.

  So, scurry on over to the
 House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog
and check them out, then get busy and enter a card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
  2 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 276 runs through Saturday October 13th EST

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one, until later.......