Monday, 6 July 2015

House Mouse & Friends............A Sketch !!

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Our very talented Teamie; Lori Barnett, is hosting and has chosen a Sketch!


I decided to make tag  featuring the cute Bumble on the 'Bunny Cruise' - I coloured him in the Copic Markers, I added a Memory Box 'sunshine'  a few Clouds so he wouldn't get sun burnt although he shouldn't really be drinking the Limoncello !!

Materials and Tools
Image: Stampendous - 'Bunny Cruise'

Papers: Simon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Doodlebugs Rainbow Assorted Card
Dies:  Wplus9 Clouds & Hearts,  Memory Box Quinn Flourish
Sentiment: Computer regenerated.
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Divine Swirls

Punches:  Martha Stewart  Doily Punch Edger
Miscellaneous: Ribbon, Neat & Tangled Sunser Shimmer sequins
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Scotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.


LIM----------Red, White & Blue !!

This weeks LIM challenge is colour one -


I knew the image I wished to use - Penny Black's AHOY and coloured her with Copic Markers.  I used both blue and red cardstock to border around the image.

Materials and Tools
Image: Penny Black AHOY
Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers,
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Doodlebugs Rainbow Assorted Card
Dies: Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles & Stitched Circles, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags.
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp - Life is a Journey, Hero Arts Stamp
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Scotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.

LIM  -  Red, White & Blue
A Gem of a Challenge  -  Red, White & Blue
Brown Sugar  –   Red, White & Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge  -   Red, White & Blue

Sunday, 5 July 2015

LHOSM...........Summer Fun !!!

Hi everyone my name is Julie Ann. I have been crafting for a long time and have interests all aspects of crafting from China/Canvas painting to egg decorating but  now mostly Card making.  I am retired now so I thought I would open a shop on my blog which I am enjoying doing.  I sell lots of lovely laces, ribbons, pearls, seam binding ribbon and lots more. I sell by the yard/metre at very reasonable prices and mostly well known products. So please have a browse.
with this great prize

This week our chose at LHOSM...............


I've used from one of the older (2013) sets.  The 
I use the summer sea time of colours and used the similar Magnolia Doohickey Swirly Lace to replicate the sea waves and their Leaf & Swirl and  Sprawling Ferns to prepresent sea weeds - ust use your imagination!!!
I used Tilda with    but coloued her background with Loew Cornell Watercolour Cakes.
Another lousy photograph, Tilda looks a litlle wishy-washy, except for her freckles that looks like she has caught too much sun on them!!

Materials and Tools
Image:  Magnolia Stamp Summer Breeze 1013; an old Magnolia Sentiment
PapersSimon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Simon Says Sea Glass, My Mind's Eye -  Meadow
Dies:   Lifestyle Nesting Frame 4, Magnolia Doohickeys - Magnolia Doohickesy Leaf & Swirl and  Sprawling Ferns & Magnolia Doohickey Swirly Lace 
Miscellaneous:  Pearls strip - from the lovely Debby, Gauze Ribbon- stash!!
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp - Like Your Style
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.

Little Claire's   -  Holidays
Aliciabel Challenge Blog  -   Anything Goes or Summer Holiday
Really Reasonable Ribbon  -   Pretty Bows
Simply Papercraft  -   Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  -   Always Anything Goes (Cards only)
Stempelsonnen Challenge  -  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Simon Says.............We're Going Dotty !!


It's time again for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - this week we are........


Anything with spots.
We are showcasing ART IMPRESSIONS 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.
And as usual the lovely Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I chose Cat Big Mouth as showcasing the ART IMPRESSIONS PRODUCTS.
This was real fun - once I'd got my head around it. I never follow instructions - I just jump in - I always get there at the end but would make it easier if I'd followed the instructions!!
I coloured the image with the usual Copic Makers
The first image is with a black background - the second shows the glittered with Hero Arts Ultrafine Glitter.

This is the Cat with his Mouth closed

And here with the it Open - poor little mouse looks terrifies!!

Art Impression - Cat Big Mouth

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Cards und More  - # 135 Dots (Week 2)
Deep Ocean Challenge  - Two Stamped Images (sentiments don't count) - (Week 1)
Die Cuttin' Divas - must include a Die-cut - Anything Goes
High Hopes Stamps - Anything High Hopes Goes
Papertake Weekly W - Take Your Pick (choose from options on the blog)
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Everybody Art Challenge............Clean & Simp !!le

Our challenge at Everybody Art Challenge this week is Clean & Simple!!
I have used many baby cards recently and decided to replenish my stock and use one of my favourite set from Clearly Besotted..........this one is the elephant and used the card base from  Neenah Environment Desert Storm and my favourite colour Simon Says Sea Glass.

Materials and Tools
Image:  Clearly Besotted -  Cute & Cuddly
PapersSimon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb, Simon Says Sea Glass    Neenah Environment Desert Storm 100 lb
Dies: Simon Says Stitched Circles, Simon Says Baby Die
Embossing: Cuttlebug Folder Tiny Bubbles
Miscellaneous:  Hemptique White Hemp Corn Twine
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.


I have unpacked my case and done all the washing, thanks for the beautiful weather, but how on earth do the weeds grow so quickly in 2 weeks ??? I know my daughter has watered my plants but they do look somewhat neglected so sorting this lot out will keep my out of mischief for a while!!

Monday, 29 June 2015

House Mouse & Friends mid-way Challenge !!

Our super talented teamie KATE is the hostess.
 ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So you can all come PLAY ALONG with us by entering your projects that show stamps, CD collection images or decoupage by House-Mouse Designs;

We are proudly sponsored by:
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)

For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.

  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty (of Judy's choiuce(, worth $15.00.

Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Craft Classes Online online workshop valued up to $25.

Hello every one - I'm back - sadly!!!
I've kept one crafting (pinching LOLs goodies - fabulous!!) but not managed much commenting but hopefully catching up now!!
I have used Sketch Saturday for the sketch and used the papers by Basic Grey - I only had a couple of pages left but not detailed so I canot for the trouble of me what they are colled!!
All other maturials etc. are list below!!

Materials and Tools
Image:  Stampendous - Martini Mouse
PapersSimon Says Stamp White cardstock 120lb,  Basic Grey - 
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large,    MFT - Stitched Flag Staxs
Miscellaneous:  Lace - Malta
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp - Like Your Style
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper TrimmerScotch ATG Tape Glider, Fiskars - Stamp Press.

Sketch Saturday

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