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Monday, November 18, 2019

HMFMC # 304 - Midway Reminder - Always Anything Goes/Optional Theme CAS (clean and simple)

Challenge #304 continues today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE.
This Challenge is hosted by ME

OUR CHALLENGES ARE ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
WITH AN OPTIONAL THEME CHOSEN BY OUR HOSTESS.

I Have CHOSEN : CAS Style (Clean and Simple)


Stamp - House Mouse Designs-Light Note-Stampendous HMCP113
Blue/violet card stock, Tim Holtz water color paper, Red glitter paper
Frame Cutout die - Gina Marie Designs
Holly Die - Old Sizzix small steel rule die
Pine branches die - Gina Marie Designs
Swiss dots embossing folder Cuttlebug
Colored with Arteza Gouache water colors

Please remember you must use a
 House Mouse Design image on your card/project to enter.


Our Generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  

Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

And our second generous sponsor

Di's DigiStamps

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.

AND
I'm offering this adorable stamp to one
lucky winner.


Cookie Ornaments-Stampendous (HMCR130)

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!!

Challenge #304 runs through
 Sunday,November 24th, 2019 at 6AM EST. 

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



BSS IDEA - Christmas Selfies

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

I could not wait to use this Christmas stamp set this week.  Six Fun images
and five cute sentiments!

CHRISTMAS SELFIES






Stamp set -My Favorite Things-Christmas Selfies (88-84)
Designer Papers - Photo Play-Kringle & Co.

Can't wait to make cards with the other 3 stamps in the set.

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

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cabin in the Woods

A quick post today.  I saw a card made like this one on Pinterest and loved it.  But, there
were no directions.  I made one mistake in my measurements and had to add the quarter inch panel
to the front, but I still love the design and my next one will be perfect!



The beautiful scene stamp is from Impression Obsession-(J7763)
Side panel snowflakes die - Memory Box
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart punches
Deer Trio die - Memory Box
Liquid Pearls
White Glitter paper
Copic Markers

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

HMFMC #304-Always Anything Goes/Optional theme-CAS Style (Clean and Simple

Before moving onto the new challenge we  have some exciting news!  We have decided to add new members to our Design Team.  If you are interested in joining our close knit mousie family, are a team player, and can meet the requirements list below, just add DT after
your name in an entry to this challenge.

 You would be required to:  

                                   1. Have a blog

                                   2. Make a card/or project for each bi-weekly challenge
                                        (the midway post is optional)

                                   3. Be prepared to take turns in hosting the occasional challenge.

                                       This would mean preparing the challenge post, midway post and 

                                       winners post. We have templates to make this easy.              

                                   4. Comment on entries in the challenges.
                                       
                                        If you have questions, leave them in the comment section of the

                                       House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 304 main post..  

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Challenge #304 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE.
This Challenge is hosted by ME

OUR CHALLENGES ARE ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
WITH AN OPTIONAL THEME CHOSEN BY OUR HOSTESS.

I Have CHOSEN : CAS Style (Clean and Simple)


Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Butterfly Ride-Stampendous HMCP71
Paper - White and Aqua Cardstock
Butterfly Die - Creative Expressions Butterfly Frame CED7105
Stitched rectangle die - Creek Bank Creations 
Wow Clear Embossing Sparkly Powder on butterfly frame
Colored with Copics

Please remember you must use a
 House Mouse Design image on your card/project to enter.



Our Generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  

Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

And our second generous sponsor

Di's DigiStamps

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.

AND
The hostess of this challenge is offering this adorable stamp to one
lucky winner.


Cookie Ornaments-Stampendous (HMCR130)

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!!

Challenge #304 runs through
 Sunday,November 24th, 2019 at 6AM EST. 

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




BSS IDEA - THANKFUL

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.  I typically only make
cards for the people out of town whom I am not going to be able to
see for the holiday.  

This weeks card is from Colorado Craft Company, the lovely legs collection.





Papers are DCWV .  Sentiment is from the image
stamp set. Colorado Craft Company -Happy Thanksgiving (LL215)
Colored with Copics
Background sponged with chalks


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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

MUSHROOM HELLO

Hello friends.  We had our first little taste of cold and snow this morning.  Just a
light coating on the bushes and trees, actually looked pretty, but it was really cold out.
Guess we have to expect it, since Thanksgiving is coming up shortly.

I have been practicing water coloring.  I love to color, and before stamping did
decorative painting, but never got the hang of water coloring.  I even took a class
at a stamp show, despite some great tips I learned, never was happy with the results.
So I set my mind to watching a couple of you tube videos and bought a set of
opaque water colors.  Some of the images went in the trash, but I liked how
this one turned out.  I'll just have to keep working at it.





Stamps - Little Mushroom - Stampendous (QS5021
Sentiment Stamp - Stampendous 
Spellbinders Oval Grand Dies
Watercolor paper

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

Monday, November 4, 2019

HMFMC # 303 MIDWAY REMINDER-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME 'SNOW'

Challenge #303 continues today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE.

OUR TALENTED TEAMMATE, LORRAINE  IS OUR HOSTESS

OUR CHALLENGES ARE ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
WITH AN OPTIONAL THEME CHOSEN BY OUR HOSTESS.

LORRAINE HAS CHOSEN : "SNOW"


Stamp - Tangle Tumble-House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (HMCP110)
Paper - Green, White, and silver holographic
Stamp inked with Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder.
colored with Copics
Also used - Stampendous white chunky EP and Diamond Stickles
Swiss dot emobssing folder

Please remember you must use a
 House Mouse Design image on your card/project to enter.

Welcome back our Generous SPONSORS

We are 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!!  

And our second generous sponsor is:


 Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR
Generously SPONSORS monthly in 2019

SIMON SAYS STAMP


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 sponsors
 for their continued support.

AND
our challenge hostess Lols is giving away this gorgeous Squirrel Singers Cling Stamp 


Awesome giveaway LOL's!!


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!!
Challenge #303 runs through Sunday, November 10th at 6am EST

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

BSS IDEA - Moonlit Snowy Night

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

What a complete washout Halloween was.  Not a child in site and I don't 
blame them, but I do remember a few Halloweens when I was walking
our daughter around with a dripping umbrella and soaked to the bone.

And Sunday, I got the down comforter out and put it on the bed. Brr, my
feet were cold all night the night before.  

Here is my card for this week's IDEA.



Stamp - Penny Black-Winter Tide - 40-715
Paper - Cream Colored cardstock, silver mirror paper mat.
Bunny and Bird dies - Impression Obsession
Stamped the stamp in the Misti several times
with different green inks.
Punched a circle and used removable tape to keep it in place
before sponging the background with several different colors
of blue dye ink.
I used white water based paint diluted a little with water
 on a paint brush to splatter the snowy background
Peel the circle off carefully to reveal a large full moon.

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Gift from a Sweet Friend

 A week or so ago, I received an envelope from the Netherlands
 from a sweet friend, Dora Buist-deVries

This young woman is a talented Artist whom I met several years ago because of
blogging.  We both admit that we have a very special friendship and a certain
bond with each other.

So, back to the envelope from Dora.  Inside the envelope was a lovely note
wishing me a happy birthday, and included two large stamps from Crafty Individuals.
AND, under the picture of the stamps t says "From a drawing by Dora Buist-de Vries".

I could not be happier that her artwork has been made into stamps.  She was already
selling digi's of her artwork.

So, my card for this post is one of the stamps tucked into the envelope.
It is called Happy Days Hooray.

I so enjoyed coloring it up in watercolors and will get to the second stamp very soon.
Thank you so much, Dora, for the lovely stamps, and birthday wishes.

Congratulations on your work with Crafty Individuals!!!



I kept the card simple because there is so much going on
on this wonderful stamp.

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

Monday, October 28, 2019

HMFMC #303-ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL THEME 'SNOW"

Challenge #303 begins today at the

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE.

OUR TALENTED TEAMMATE, LORRAINE  IS OUR HOSTESS

OUR CHALLENGES ARE ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
WITH AN OPTIONAL THEME CHOSEN BY OUR HOSTESS.

LORRAINE HAS CHOSEN : "SNOW"

Please remember you must use a
 House Mouse Design image on your card/project to enter.


Stamp - old HM Stamp - House Mouse Designs-Peace on Earth Stampa Rosa (2001)
Made the wreath with a Gina Marie Die of a pine bough
Background snowflake is a die cut, Bow is a die cut, small snowflakes
are from a punch.
Background paper is old K& Co.
Snowfall Acetate
Card is 6x6 inches
Colored with Copics.

Welcome back our Generous SPONSORS

We are 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!!  

And our second generous sponsor is:


 Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR
Generously SPONSORS monthly in 2019

SIMON SAYS STAMP


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 sponsors
 for their continued support.

AND
our challenge hostess Lols is giving away this gorgeous Squirrel Singers Cling Stamp 




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!!
Challenge #303 runs through Sunday, November 10th at 6am EST

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