Tuesday, 28 April 2015

House Mouse & Friends...............Dotty for Dots !!

Our very talented Teamie Diane Williams, is hosting and has chosen this great theme.......


Our Wonderful SPONSORS

We are super happy and so proud to welcome back the One and ONLY, 
the Official House-Mouse Designs Family...
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to House-Mouse Designs.  

We are also welcoming back Judy at

  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty  

(Judy's choice, worth $15.00).

 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds.  Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more.  

I couldn't make my kind up wither to make a card for House Mouse & Friends of LIM, so I decided to combine the two.
I need a bay card for a neighbour and needed to be simple, I used the spotty embossed cardstock and slit across one piece to tuck in the tag which is shaped with a Cas-ual Fridays Bubble Label. The tag was stamped with a Mouse Mouse image called 'Cozy Shoe' and coloured her with the usual Copic Markers, I stamped the 'Hello' and die-cut the 'Baby'. To finish the card I attached some ribbon and twine around the tag.

Materials and Tools
Images:  Stampendous House Mouse - Cozy Shoe',    Simon Says Stamp Hello
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Lavender embossed cardstock from stash.
Dies:  Cas-ual Fridays Bubble Label, Simon Says Baby die
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.

Everybody Art Challenge..............Book page !!

Everybody Art Challenge

Use a Book page

I've used one of the cute Sarah Kay image this week and coloured her with Copic Markers. I used the Vintage paper text which is now off sale, and added them with some corrugated card which used the base Neenah Kraft Desert Storn cardstock 

Materials and Tools
Images: Stampavie Sarah Kay  
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Neenah Kraft cardstock Desert Storn, DCWV Corrugated card, Vintage Paper DIC6 (out of stock)
Dies:  Simon Says Medium Tag,  Memory Box Lovely Aster & Leaves die  
Miscellaneous:  Hemptique Varietaged Earthy Twine, Flowers - Prima, Lace,
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.

Now I need to upload my Mouse Mouse card from yesterday. My computer has been behaving rather strangely - it leaps off all over the place  - I think it was suffering from dementia. Anyway I decided to get a new one and chose an Apple Mac - it is very different and taking me ages to get a grip. I've now moved back for now until I have uploaded all I need!!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

lovely hAnglar & sweet Magnolia .............Spring Flowers !!

Here is my card for the new challenge for  LHOSM and our theme this week is.....


I used 'Sweet Pea Magnolia' - I love sweet peas - I've planted 5 different shades of pretty pale coloured ones, they were growing beautifully until me blooming cat chewed the tops off - grrrrr!!! Now forgetting this I coloured my image in Copic Markers and used in a Wild Rose Studio Antique Art Frame. I've used some papers I bought in Germany by Rico but I I don't know the type.The flowers are a sellection from Wild Orchid Studio and the other die-cuts are from Magnolia Doohickey club'

Materials and Tools
Images:  Magnolia 'Sweet Pea Tilda'
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb and Cotton Candy Cardsrock,  DP's are old stash from Germany.
DiesWild Rose Studio Antique Art Frame, Magnolia Doohickey dies from sets.
Punches:  Martha Stewart Rolay Butterfly3 in 1 Classic Butterfly
MiscellaneousWild Orchid flowers.
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.

Lifelong crafters Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea were tired of having to buy full rolls of ribbon and lace when they only needed one metre. Because they love ribbons and all things pretty, they decided to open their own online shop in 2010 and make small quantities of beautiful products easily available to all crafters. Mary owns the shop and runs it on a day to day basis as well as keeping the website updated while Andrea looks after the social side, The Ribbon Girl Blog and the Design Team. They specialise in supplying small (or large) quantities of ribbon, twine, gorgeous vintage style lace and seam binding ribbon, tiny pom-pom and ric-rac trim, all sorts of buttons, fancy pins, a multitude of charms, pearl and crystal flourishes, wool felt squares, seasonal and unusual embellishments, mulberry flowers, sticky tape and accessories to card makers, crafters, scrapbookers and cake decorators. They stock only the best quality products and only offer for sale goods that they would personally buy and use themselves

with this great prize


Friday, 24 April 2015

Simon Says New Release - 'Falling For You'

Simon Says Falling for You new release now available here.
There are some fabulous new stamps, dies and stencils available - tutt - I'll never be rich!!!

I needed a wedding card so I use the fabulous stamp Falling for You hearts over the Cotton Candy cardstock using Simon's White Pigment Stamp Dye.
 I cut the shape of the card with Simon's Curved Edge Die to add a image panel.......I use a Stempendous stamps which doesn't have is stock at the moment - I should have used Mr & Meeces instead!! I cut a Spellbinders Classic Large Ovals to cut the stamp and added the Memory Box Tiffany Frame and made them as hanger using American Crafts Satin Solid Ribbon back.
I used the  bottom border with the American Crafts Satin Solid Ribbon back, add the Memory Box Poppy Leaf and a few flowers by Prima.

Alphabet Challenge - E for Eye-catching Edges
Simply Papercraft  -  Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Always Anything Goes (Cards only)
Stempelsonnen Challenge -  stamp as main focus  - Anything Goes with a hand-colored stamp
Stamps and Stencils - Mixed Media - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

I intended to publish this card yesterday, I couldn't get a decent photograph - this morning when I went to photo it - my battery is flat - recharged and here I am a last - I'm happy with the result of the card!!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Simon Says...............Clean and Simple


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing HERO ARTS PRODUCTS  this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
We are showcasing Hero Arts products this week and firstly I used this Fabulous Flourish.
This is a very quick card as I had onother new stamp I wanted to 'play' with.  I have quite a few flourish stamps but this one so stunning.

My second card for this challenge

I tried many ways of creating this stamp. Firstly I used water paints and spritzed them but didn't have much success. I think the the very detailing of the stamp wasn't the best for that technique, so I then tried to stamp with distress inks very lightly spritzed, eventually I tried using Simon Says Stamp Premium dye inks, again very lightly spritzed.
My favourite result is  Simon Says Stamp Premium dye inks (Sorry TH.)

This one is my favourite of the all - I used Simon Says Doll Pink Dye Ink and mounted by the Doll Pink Ink Cardstock

This is the four I used inked by Simon Says Stamp Premium dye inks - when I see (on the computer) I think the Coral Reef has a gorgeous result!!

Here is the results of the stamps used with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out
Simon Says Stamp
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Everybody Art Challenge........................A Sketch !!

 We have a Sketch for you at Everybody Art Challenge from the fabulous Andrea this week.
I've used the cute Pisces Tilda, coloured from the Copic Markers. I've managed to us some more of my huge stack of papers - I love this one and quite sad say goodbye to it!!!
All Maaterials and tools are listed below except the  Simplicity Trim Lace which I can't find.

Materials and Tools
Images:  Magnolia Pisces Tilda,
Sentiments: Simon Says Stamp Sending & Wishing
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Sea Glass. DP's are old stach from Paper Adventures.
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous: Hero Arts Gemstones, Lace - Simplicity Trim
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.


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