Monday, March 28, 2016


Welcome back House Mouse Fans!  It's time for a super Fun and unique challenge in which we've got a 2 week long BLOG-HOP planned for you!
We are teaming up with our first amazing Sponsor
(and their amazing Stampendous Design Team)
(distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) 
 (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) 

For a HUGE BLOG CHALLENGE to bring you awesome inspiration and fabulous prizes!

There will be daily posts and inspiration at both HMFMC  and Stampendous Blogs, so be sure to check in with us daily for loads of great fun and more chances to WIN! 

Use stencils with your HMD Characters

We're celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs Images. You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs images on your projects. ANY, any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like.

NOTE you also have the alternate option of going with an *ANYTHING GOES* project as long as your project uses any of the stamps, CD collection images or decoupage by  House-Mouse Designs(R).

We are very proudly Sponsored by
There are 3 Stampendous prizes!  3 lucky entries, chosen at random will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1-Large Dreamweaver Stencil and 1 Jar of Embossing Paste.

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;  STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous! on Facebook   In July 2013 Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. In January of 2015 we added the Dreamweaver Stencils company to our family, and we’ve been thrilled to release their stencils to our customers as well. Now, we’d like to have some fun combining all our new friends. 

 Also very happy and proud to be welcoming back our 2nd AWESOME sponsor
the Official Mousey Family,  House-Mouse Designs(R)
HMD is also Offering another Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD to shop at House-Mouse Designs(R)  

WOW! How awesome are these Prizes, heh?:)  
Be sure to Hop, Comment and enter a project to win!
 A big Thank you to our lovely Sponsors for their wonderful generosity!
Now grab a cup of coffee and get ready to Hop and be inspired.... This contest is open to everyone!!  Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll also hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love and hope to hear from you!  Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing. (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be mousey sleeping due to time differences, so please, check back in a few hours!)
To help inspire you, here are gorgeous samples by our DESIGN TEAM 
Be sure to stop by at all the Blogs to Comment and leave some love along the way!









SUE DREES  (You're here)




My card:  I had never used the embossing paste before.  I found several YOUTUBE videos showing how to mask off the areas of your card or project.  I enjoyed the process and the results.                     
The inside
I also used the copper embossing paste on a piece of
white card and cut it to use on the inside of my card.

Stamp - Diva Hopper (HHQ01) Stampendous
Inside sentiment - old, me and Carrie Lou
Stencil - DreamWeaver - Cherry Blossoms (LG644)
Dreamweaver Metallic Copper Embossing Paste(DWDPC)
Paper - Metalic Copper Textured and white Card Stock - DCWV
Designer paper - DCWV
Dies - Spellbinders
Fancy Doily from a restaurant under a cup of tea
bow - Martha Stewart
Star Dust Stickles
White Liquid Pearls
Colored with Copics

As an extra incentive to HOP with us, I am offering this House Mouse
Stamp to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post and
is a follower of my blog.

We hope you will join the fun and hop along with us.  So many possibilities to add
texture and color to your backgrounds with a stencil and the embossing paste.
This Challenge runs through Saturday, April 9th at midnight.

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


downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful creation love it
hugs Kate xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous background and such a beautiful card Sue

Gr Karin

Christine said...

Awwww how cute is this sweet sassy hopper ..? very ..lovely colours & fab use of this gorgeous blossom Stencil Sue ..

smiles mousey sister Christine x

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Sue!! FABULOUS use of the stencil...I love that you have shown us multi uses! A truly stunning card!!! Hope that you have a wonderful week Sue!
Mousey hugs,

Sabrina said...

Such a fabulous card and such gorgeous coloring!!

America said...

Love the way you've used this beautiful stencil for both the front and inside of card. Love the image and colors too! Beautiful work Teamie. And what a generous extra prize for a lucky player too. Thank you for being so sweet and super awesome! :)

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sue, such a sweet image, lovely background and pretty colours.

Sue from Oregon said...

The color of your card is just oh so pretty...great creation and use of your stencil SUE!!! ♥ Sue Kment

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) the image is super cute and your stencilling is fabulous! I love the copper shimmer and all of the details, very pretty and the inside is finished beautifully too, GREAT card! :-)

Lols x x x

Julye said...

Stunning card, and what a pretty stencil too.
Love finding new blogs to follow and love the photo at the top of your blog quite breath-taking .

April said...

This is so sweet! I love how you used the stencil too. Great job!

CraftyNatalie said...

Wonderful card and great use of the stencil.

Dorte said...

Love the creative way you have used your beautiful stencil, Sue, a lovely card with a cute image,
hugs Dorte

Torrey said...

Hey Susie Q! I just LOVE that coppery background! It is so elegant looking! Great work, teamie! Just luscious!

Stampendous said...

Stopping by to say how beautiful your stenciling is on this card and how elegant Diva Hopper looks all dressed up, it's a fantastic card. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Donna Hanley said...

Super cute card, Sue and you did a great job with this technique. I have never tried it either. Sorry I'm behind schedule on commenting this week. Have a great evening.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful stenciled background. Adorable image and card.

LiesyCreativeMoments said...

Love the flowers in the background! Great card.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the copper background!
Helen x

Carole J said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your stencilled background and the copper colour is gorgeous. Adorable house mouse image too. x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card so cute, love your mouse in the cup stamp too! that would make an awesome christmas card, hugs me xx

Dora said...

Great, Sue! Beautiful background made with that colour. I like that.
Beautiful card with that stamp.
have a nice day.
Kind regards, dora

Unknown said...

What a lovely little bunny this is and what a great combination of the blue and copper colour.

xx Yvonne

Janis said...

Awwww....sweet image and that copper is totally AMAZING!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Pauline said...

I am addicted to house mouse rubber stamps. Cannot afford them anymore but you do them justice. I would love to get some of the older ones. Surprized they have not come out with die cuts. I watch your blog often. Love it.