Monday, March 18, 2019


A new Challenge # 287 begins today at the 

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Our talented teammate, Bunny is our Hostess.
Our Challenges Always have an "Anything Goes" theme
For this challenge the Optional theme is

Food and/or Drink 

Stamp - House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (Catnip Snack-(HMCR126)
Inside Sentiment - Oldie but goodie, stamp company no longer in business
Designer Paper - Graphic 45-Nature Sketchbook Collection
Black Card Stock
Grand Ovals and Grand Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities dies, Spellbinders
Colored with Copics


Our Generous sponsors for this 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

Di's DigiStamps

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

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 Sponsor for their continued support 

Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.   So, scurry on over to the
and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own.
 We love to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
Two Super prizes on offer.
Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design image on your entry.
Challenge # 287 runs through Saturday March 30, 2019  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

BSS IDEA - Time to Celebrate

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  IDEA.

When I first saw this die a couple of weeks ago and purchased
it at the store, I was so excited to make a card.  It's such
a fun die and so many possibilities for decorating it.
I took the long road with this card, and paper pieced many
of the elements on the die, but you could just as easily
color.  Here is my take on this fun die.

 Mirror card is so hard to photograph!

Close up of die
Die- Creative Expressions (CEDPC1060) Champagne Celebration Edger
The die is an edge die. It doesn't cut all the way out..
I cut the die from a piece of white glitter card stock.
I pieced the bow with gold glitter card stock
The leaves with green glitter cardstock
The stars with gold mirror card stock.
The cut out portion of the die I placed the card stock behind
the cutout.  The raised part, I paper pieced.
I taped clear acetate and silver holographic card stock behind
the pretty glasses to look like bubbly champagne
I sponged the edge of the glitter paper  that the die was cut
from with a combination of blue and green ink to get the aqua color
Using Aqua card stock, I ran through a Crafters Companion
Embossing folder, I mounted the whole piece with foam tape onto 
the aqua piece. 
Then that went onto a Gold mirror mat onto a 5x7 white card base.

The inside

For the inside I stamped the words Time to celebrate (penny Black clear set 30-286 Heartfelt) in gold
embossing powder and made a pretty edge with a piece of the embossed aqua paper
and gold mirror card stock.

It's so pretty in person.

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Top of the Morning to you, this St. Patrick's Day.

This sweet little Lad is wearing the green to celebrate
St. Patrick's Day.

It's a Mo Manning Digi.

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Hello blogging friends.  Another windy night and day today.  Lots of small
branches fell, Spring cleanup is going to be massive this year.  Hadn't seen my squirrel
friends in days because of the cold I guess, but today they and the cardinals were
out in force at the bird feeder, gobbling up whatever they could find.

This sweet little Gnome is a Mo Manning creation (Digi/)  I hadn't been on her sight
for awhile and was looking for something to post on Sunday for St. Patrick's Day, when
I came across sweet Tillie.  Had to have her and sat and colored her up right away.
I got the mushroom on Pinterest, and I cut along her shoes with an exacto knife
so I could slip it in back of her legs!  Don't you just love her shoes and outfit?

I colored her up with Copics and made the sentiment piece with a
white gel pen.  Simple card, but she is so cute........

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 11, 2019

HMFMC # 286 - Midway Reminder-Anything Goes/Stripes/and or Dots

 Challenge # 286 continues today at the


Our talented teammate Karin is our Hostess 

Always an Anything Goes 
Option theme  Stripes and / or Dots

Stamp - Iris Play -House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (HMCM23)
Dies - Spellbinders (all white ones) including corner die and Gina Marie(green)
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Stripe Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Lace from my stash
Colored with Copics

Welcome back to our Generous SPONSOR for this challenge

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.

Our design team has come up with some great
 inspiration for this challenge.
  So, scurry on over to the

and check them out, then get busy and enter a project/card of your own. We love
to visit you to see what you come up with to inspire us!!
A  Super prize on offer.

Please remember, you must use a House Mouse Design Image on your card/project.

Challenge # 286 runs through Saturday March 16, 2019
  at 12 midnight EST

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.



It's Monday once again.  I have a really sweet card for you today, and
a video tutorial on how to make this pop through Butterfly card.

Front of card

You need a butterfly.  I used an older Tim Holtz Butterfly stamp and die set.
You can use any Butterfly die or stamp.
You need to make your opening long enough to fit the length of
whatever butterfly you use.  Only the body of the butterfly gets
adhered to the inside of the card.
Paper is Core'dination
Sentiment stamps are Penny Black -Happy Wishes clear set (30419)
ink used is Versafine Clair Paradise Blue

Opening the card.

Sideview of opening of card

Buffterfly slips through the opening to the inside of the card!

Here is a link to how to make this sweet card.
Don't you just love cards that have a unique feature when the receiver opens it!!!
It's pretty simple to make and packs a lot of the WOW factor.

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

Friday, March 8, 2019


Hello blogging friends.  We saw the sun today!!  Has been missing in action
lately, felt so good.  But, high winds predicted for the weekend again...ugh.
We have two large old Horse Chestnut trees in our front yard and always worry
 about them in high winds.

Five beautiful young deer were feeding across the street in the field this morning.
Of course, we were alerted by the watch dog and she came begging for us to
come see.  We watched them for quite awhile before they moved on.

I bought this stamp several weeks ago, and last night I sat for an hour and
enjoyed coloring it up.  I went online to see what colors succulents came in
and was surprised by the beautiful colors and pleased that I could add
some bright colors to my card as opposed to making them all a different
color green.

Stamps - Stampendous -Succulents (6CR012)
Inside sentiments - Stampendous (CRW199)
Cardstock -  Stampin Up - Pool Party, Reflections (Michaels) Aqua
Border die inside card -Crafters Companion-Bibunny- Cottage Lace

Off to do some more coloring (therapy)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a nice weekend, Until later....