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Monday, April 23, 2018

HMFMC # 264-Midway Reminder-ANYTHING GOES/LET'S EAT

 Challenge #264 continues for another week at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

 I'M PLEASED TO BE THE HOSTESS FOR THIS CHALLENGE. 

CHALLENGE THEMES ARE:
Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
OR 
Challenge Theme Option-LET'S EAT 
We all know these little guys are always looking for food!








Stamp - HMD-Summer Snacking-Stampendous (HMCR104)
Paper - Old from my stash
Dies - Lattice-Gina Marie, Ivy - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
Baker's twine
Black Stickles on seeds
Colored with Copics

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

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Second generous Sponsor is 

Pizzazz Aplenty 
Pizzazz Aplenty has expanded our inventory to include a nice variety of metal cutting dies.  You can check them out on the Pizzazz blog, or I've created a  Facebook group called  Reasonable Craft Dies.  So if you are shopping for flatback pearls or rhinestones, brads, dies, or even daubers, you'll find them at Pizzazz Aplenty

Prize from Pizzazz Aplenty for ONE Lucky Winner is a Surprise package to the value of $40 of Embellishments, Dies etc. you wont be disappointed.. 


Dont you just Love surprises..!

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Our Third  generous Sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$12 Voucher to spend @ 
Di's DigiStamps
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!
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I am offering one lucky player a chance to win this
adorable House Mouse Designs stamp AND tag die set.

That's 4 chances to win a prize just for entering the challenge!

The 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/Project of your own.
 4 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 264 runs through Saturday April 28th at midnight EST.
We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!




BSS IDEA - BE YOUR SELFIE

Hello blogging friends.
We finally had a sunshiny day and warmer temps!
Does that sun feel good or what!!!

Here's my card for this week.




Stamp - Stamping Bella-Snapshot Minis (EB606)
Papers - Black card stock base is 41/4x51/2 tent fold,
Pink card stock, and designer paper is Carta Bella,
 Spring Market Collection.
Die-Smile is an old Technique Tuesday die
Sentiments under each image were computer 
generated.
Colored with Copics

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SUMMER IN THE CITY

Hi blogging friends.  Thought I would post this card before I'm
off to lunch with friends I have known since we all went to school together.
We try to get together once a month to catch up with each others lives
and just to keep in touch.

Today's card is a little scene I created.




Stamps - Sassy City- Clear Set-Stampendous (SSC1279)
Paper -white glossy card stock,  Black and light blue card stock
Inks - Distress Inks 
Tombow Markers

I sponged the bottom path first, using a sheet of paper
to block off the rest of the card. Used gray and black ink

Then I sponged the green grass area  by using
a piece of paper towel which I ripped uneven
on the top edge, and covered the path with a piece of paper and
sponged downward along the torn edge, removed
the paper towel and sponged Bundled Sage in
the space between the masked off path and the
edge we just created.

Next, I placed the torn paper towel where I wanted
the water to end,  Using Salty Ocean distress ink
I sponged downward over the uneven edge of the paper towel,
removed it and sponged in the area between the grass and the
edge you just created, first with Salty Ocean and then using tumbled glass
darkened some areas with the sponge, leaving some areas lighter
to mimic the reflections of the clouds.


Above the water, I created a little bank of green grass
in the same way except you use a straight edge
at the top.

 Next,, I stamped my images in place using black dye ink.
I used the Misti to place the stamps where I wanted them.

At the top I sponged some Salty Ocean ink randomly, leaving
lots of white for clouds,

I also sponged some of the gray and black inks very sparingly
under the city to blend it into the grass.

Dotted the trees with some pink tombow markers and
shaded the area under the trees with a brown tombow.

The sentiment comes with the stamp set.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

It's snowing again, up to 2 inches predicted.  Come on Mother Nature, it's April 17th!

I've made a birthday card today. Who ever has enough of them?




Stamp - Candle Wish
Paper - Green and white card stock, designer paper is
Pebbles, Happy Hooray Collection, Make a Wish Design
Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities Die
Green Distress ink around edges
Bakers twine
Colored with Copics.

This was fun to color up, and the sentiment is right on
the stamp!  A twofer!

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

HMFMC #264-ANYTHING GOES/LET'S EAT

A brand new Challenge #264 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE

 I'M PLEASED TO BE THE HOSTESS FOR THIS CHALLENGE. 

CHALLENGE THEMES ARE:
Anything Goes 
 Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
OR 
Challenge Theme Option-LET'S EAT 
For once this little mouse isn't looking for food
 for himself, he's helping out some friends.




Pattern for this little treat box can be found HERE
and is made from a half sheet of 12x12 inch paper.
I added a top to mine. These can be put together
in just a few minutes!
Stamp - House Mouse Designs -Stampendous Sharing Seeds
Sentiment on the tag is computer generated
Ribbon and twine from my Stash
Paper- DCWV
The seed is an embossing powder that I have
had forever called harvest, but I thought it made
really good looking seed!
Colored with Copics

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 one Lucky Winner a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R)  site! Eeeeek!!  

Second generous Sponsor is 

Pizzazz Aplenty 

Pizzazz Aplenty 
Pizzazz Aplenty has expanded our inventory to include a nice variety of metal cutting dies.  You can check them out on the Pizzazz blog, or I've created a  Facebook group called  Reasonable Craft Dies.  So if you are shopping for flatback pearls or rhinestones, brads, dies, or even daubers, you'll find them at Pizzazz Aplenty

Prize from Pizzazz Aplenty for ONE Lucky Winner is a Surprise package to the value of $40 of Embellishments, Dies etc. you wont be disappointed.. 


Dont you just Love surprises..!

Our Third  generous Sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$12 Voucher to spend @ 
Di's DigiStamps
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!

AND, I am offering one lucky player a chance to win this
adorable House Mouse Designs stamp and tag die set.

That's 3 chances to win a prize just for entering a card in our challenge!

The 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.
 3 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 264 runs through Saturday April 28th at midnight EST.


We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!

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


BSS IDEA - BUNNIES AND MORE BUNNIES

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

Hi friends.  WOW, hope everyone that was affected by the ice storm this weekend is okay 
and all those that lost electrical power are restored,

Well, I made a Spring card for this week, in hopes that we would finally be celebrating warmer weather.  Has to come eventually right?



Stamp - Bunny-Alexandra Renke (F0179)
Paper - white card stock base is 5x7 inches
Dark Green Plaid - Core'kinations, Pink Bunny Paper
on the word Spring - Pebbles-Bunny Love
Dark green card stock -leaves
Dies - Green leaves-Penny Black-Lively (51-120)
White leaves - IO -(055-N)
Little Bunnies - IO (269-N)
Colored with Copics
The word Spring has a coat of Wink of Stella on it but hard
to photograph

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

Friday, April 13, 2018

FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY

Hello blogging friends.  We have warmed up a bit and all the little critters and birds
are out and about more  now.  We had a BIG bunny sitting by our car in the
driveway when I went out yesterday, probably a Mama about to have babies.
Seems we have one every year in the Spring.  Drives the dog nuts!

Today's card also has a touch of Spring......




Stamps - Flowers-Laurel Burch-Stampendous (LBCRS05)
Imagine Butterflies - Laurel Burch-Stampendous (LBCRS08)
Sentiment - Brushed Wishes-Stampendous (SSC1272)
I stamped the butterflies and flowers twice.  Colored one of
each up, then cut out and colored the first layer of the butterflies wings
again and popped it up over the original to give it movement.
Did the same for the flower center.
Woodgrain designer paper from my stash
Black Stickles on the butterflies top layer.
Yellow stickles on the tiny butterflies top layer
Orange Stickles on the center of the flowers
White card base is 6x6 inches
Colored with Copic Markers


Second card
Different Butterflies same set of stamps.



Stamps - Imagine Butterflies -Laurel Burch-Stampendous (LBCRS08)
Sentiment included in the set.
Flower- Fresh Bloom, Stampendous-(Q130)
White Liquid Pearls on the flowers
Light blue dye ink
Finished card base is 51/2x51/2 inches square
Colored with Copic Markers
I used low tack tape to mark off the square on the front of
the card.  I then inked a portion of the square and stamped
the flowers.  Removed the tape, colored the flowers,
then added the finished butterflies to the card. Stamped
the sentiment to finish.

These butterflies are so very pretty, see myself using them on
cards often.

I'm going to play in the Butterfly Challenge just for fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.
Until next time.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wisteria in Bloom

Good morning blogging friends.  Our Granddaughter is having a big 
birthday today.  She is turning 20 years old.  Could not
be more proud of this young woman for all she has
accomplished so far.  She is attending college and majoring
in Art with ambitions to become an Art teacher and/or Art Therapist.

I remember my 20th birthday like it was yesterday. 
I rose early that morning, Did my hair, put on a pretty white
dress I had just gotten, and went to church.
You're probably wondering how I could remember all these
details so vividly, well it was my wedding day!
When I reminded our daughter that I was married on
my 20th birthday, she said "bite your tongue".


So some pretty flowers are in order today.






Stamp - Wisteria Circle-Stampendous (CRW202)
Papers - White card stock base 6x6 inches 
Purple card stock mat is 5 3/4x53/4
Designer paper from my stash
Die - Little B Scallops
Circle with image die is Spellbinders circle nestabilities
Crystal Sparkly Embossing powder on image circle
Ribbon from my stash, one of those ribbons you never want
to cut into, HA!
Colored with Copics

Such a beautiful stamp!

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

FANCY FRENCH WHITE TULIPS


             Happy Tuesday, blogging friends. 
 Today's card post is a digital image of Tulips
            from Power Poppy.  Each week, they have a color
 challenge called "Hues to Use"



These are the colors for this week.


Here is my card.for this challenge



I cut out and colored an additional leaf
to pop up to give it dimension.


I also cut out and colored this flower in two
separate sections and popped them up.

Digi - Tulips-Power Poppy
Sentiment Stamp - Stampendous -Brushed Wishes
Papers - White, Black, Black Glitter paper, Green dotted designer paper
Dies -Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Decorative Circles
Gingham Ribbon
Colored with Copics

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


Monday, April 9, 2018

HMFMC #263 Midway -ANYTHING GOES/ MULTIPLE IMAGES

Challenge # 263 continues for another week at the
HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE
optional theme of "Multiple Images" 
hosted by America



Inside of card


Front of card

Easel card
Stamps - Party Preparations, Make a Wish 02, Little mouse blowing
out the candle, Stampa Rosa (1998)
Sentiment - Old Darcies
Little Hopper under the party hat -Party Hoppers2007
Paper is from my stash
Punches - Rick Rack  and Party Hat - EK Success
Inside die - Pizzazz APlenty
Yellow and Pink Stickles
White embossing powder

Enter with a card or projects using  any House-Mouse Designs® House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images, coloring books, card-making collection books, and, or, any decoupage by;

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AND
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. Winner receives a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

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Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support of our Mousey Place....
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BUT wait - THATS NOT ALL....
 America is also giving away ths FUN Prize of a Lollipop Mousey Notepad and mousey Stamp, (cheese not included) LOL! This will go to a third lucky player who enters a project into this challenge AND ALSO comments here telling us what it is that you like most about our House-Mouse and Freinds Monday Challenge Blog. :)
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Fabulous and generous Prize, America!

The 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.
 3 Wonderful prizes on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 263 runs through Saturday April 14th at midnight EST.

We love to visit  you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!

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