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10 August, 2022

iSpy #82

 iSpy #82

Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). Get inspired!   

This week's prompts are:  Feature, On your plate, Forecast, Future, Choose anything monthly.

Feature:  we had this little spot at our new house that just needed a water feature.  I had been looking for a while waiting for the right one, and I happened to visit a garden centre on the other side of town and found just what we wanted.   And guess what?  they had everything marked down 40% that day!  I like that we see it from inside the house too.  So the garden is all planted and ready to grow.  In a years time it will look fantastic.


On your plate:  Strictly not on your plate but in a box - a bento box - YUM.


Forecast:  one day this week we had this lovely dawn, and a few lovely sunny days to enjoy.


Future:   a future vegetable garden in the process of being made.   A little garden compared to the large one we had at the other house.  We are trying the no-dig system which has specified layers. A newspaper layer,  scraps and garden waste, manure straw, newspaper, compost straw/leaves, garden mix - then when we are ready to plant in spring we will put on the straw with pockets of compost/garden mix for the plants.  You won't recognise it in six months time!

The plant in the tub is a thornless blackberry.


Choose anything monthly: our street


Check out what else is on the challenge, here: ispy-78-82


09 August, 2022

HM Sticker Girl

 

This is for House Mouse sticker fun!  join us here: housemouse-challenge

Image: House Mouse

Stickers: Serabeena

Stencil: sequin waste

Also: lace, distress inks, white pen


Shared on challenges:

inspirationstation-35-animal sure to be a mouse in there somewhere!

creativefingers-236-anythinggoes

digichoosday-31-anything-goes

pennyschallenges-527-anythinggoes

polkadoodle-32-card-making

gemchallenge-16-card-making-craft

craftsgalore-august-2022-anythinggoes


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as
 a reminder to join our current 
'ANYTHING GOES'  or Stick To It (Use stickers or rub ons)
check it out here: housemouse-challenge

Hosted by our Talented Teamie April
 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.


Generously Sponsored  by,

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!  House-Mouse Designs(R) 

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

07 August, 2022

iSpy #81

 iSpy #81

 Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). Get inspired!   I am a bit behind, but catching up...

This weeks prompts are: Heat, design, Starts with K, Beside, your choice.

Heat:  well, this was tricky as we are in winter while all you northerners are enjoying heatwaves, but yesterday I did have a nice hot pot of soup for lunch when the stitching girls came yesterday.

Design:  in the house move I re-discovered this wonderful cushion cover with lots of different designs on it.  I had bought in Hong Kong years ago, and it goes beautifully on the teal sofa and makes me happy to see it.

Starts with K: it's got to be knitting at the moment, a great winter occupation.

Beside:  I just bought another cyclamen to go beside the one I already had that was a bit lonely.  Actually I had these two gorgeous pots and just had to use them.


Your choice: wildflowers in the paddock.  I thinks it's yarrow.


Check out what else is on the challenge, here: ispy-78-82

06 August, 2022

iSpy #80

 iSpy #80

 Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). Get inspired!

I'm a bit behind, but catching up...

This weeks prompts are: On Board, Workspace quarterly, Favourite, Summer, Your choice.

On Board:  a sign at the end of the road.

Workspace quarterly:  

Favourite: my favourite spot for birdwatching.  This fella has just had big splashy fun and, as you can see from the dribbles, nearly emptied it.

Summer: Well it's winter here so that's what you get this week.


I hope you have a look at what others have done and join us here: ispy-78-82



02 August, 2022

HM Mousie Sticker Fun

 


Sticker fun with the mousies, check out what they're up to here: housemouse-challenge 

Anything Goes with option STICK TO IT.

A lovely new stamp "yoga" from Stampendous that I have fussy-cut and added stickers to.  I think this is Muzzy.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Cork sticker: Craftwise

Crown sticker: dk

Letter stickers: Scrapbooking Collection

Heart sticker: Simply Kids

Also: Copics


Shared on challenges:

inspirationstation-35-animal all animals are pretty cute

creativeknockouts-463-anything-goes

pennyschallenges-527-anythinggoes

digichoosday-31-anything-goes





Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as
 a reminder to join our current 

'ANYTHING GOES'  optional Stick To It   
(Use stickers or rub ons)

Hosted by our Talented Teamie April
 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg


Generously Sponsored  by,

 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site!  House-Mouse Designs(R) 

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

Here's to Ewe

 


Here's a bit of fun for ewe ... a birthday card with happy gals celebrating.  And a fancy fold shape card.

At CRITTER CRAZY challenge it's always about the critters, so join us for some animal antics and critter craziness.  Check it out here: Critter Crazy


Stamp, image & sentis:

Border punch: Fiskars

Number dies: Sizzix


Shared on challenges:

craftyanimals-64-animals

craftyfriends-158-august-summer colours

die-cut-divas-shape cards

polkadoodle-31-card-making

pinkgemchallenge-16-card-making

creativefingers-236-anythinggoes

cardsgalorechallengesaugust-anythinggoes

26 July, 2022

HM Flaky Mouse



This is for the mid-week reminder - our House Mouse & Friends AG/Christmas in July challenge is here:  housemouse-challenge .  We would love you to join us.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
Die: M&C Boutique
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: Copics, cord, stickles, white pen

Shared on challenges:







Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a Mid Week Reminder of our ongoing challenge:

#  370 ANYTHING GOES OR Christmas in July
Hosted by our Talented Teamie, Sue Kment

        Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg



We are  Generously Sponsored by

SIMON SAYS STAMP

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Our Second Generous sponsor is 
The winner will receive these New Release  Christmas release cling stamps. 
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.  
 ****************************************
Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their continued support.

24 July, 2022

Wings

 


This week's painting at the weekly Seasons Art Class.   This is the third week on watercolours which I have found really difficult. It is a 14 week basic course trying all kinds of media and techniques.   I don't know what bird it is, certainly not from here.    Watercolour paint.

P.s. I found out it is a swallow tailed bee eater from sub-saharan Africa

Shared on challenges:

asyoulikeit-favourite-fur-feathers-or-scales-and-why  I love watching birds and participate in the annual bird survey

pennyschallenges-526-anythinggoes paper

creativefingers-236-alwaysanythinggoes

colourcrazy-29-anything-goes-colouring

19 July, 2022

HM Mice Christmas

 


It's CHRISTMAS IN JULY at House Mouse & Friends - celebrate with us here:  housemouse-challenge

Tags are a great way to use up small bits/snippets of paper, card and ribbon left from other projects.


Image & Senti: House Mouse/Stampendous

Dies: NCraft

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, ribbon, bells


Shared on challenges:

CRAFTchallenge-645-christmas

craftycatz-604-AG/Christmas

allsortschallenge-685-Christmas

pixiessnippetsplayground-432-christmas-in-july both tags & ribbon, and even the tiny strip the sentiment is stamped on

die-cut-divas-christmas-in-july

sheepski-designs-64-christmas-in-july

papercraft-challenges-84-christmas-in-july

dare2bartzy-july-christmas-in-july

qkrstampede-448-Anythinggoes

creativeknockouts-461-celebrations


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

Our new challenge: #  370 ANYTHING GOES or Christmas in July 

Hosted by our Talented Teamie  Sue Kment

        Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 


http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg



We are  Generously Sponsored by

 SIMON SAYS STAMP

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads


Our Second Generous sponsor is 
The winner will receive these New Release  Christmas release cling stamps. 




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.  

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their continued support.

16 July, 2022

Nell's Cottage

 


It's colours at the Crafters Cafe.   Check out the design team inspiration here:  crafterscafe

Blue skies, sunshine, lush green.

 Thanks to our sponsor  Beccy's Place - I chose to use Nell's Cottage  beccysplace nells-cottage


Image: Beccy's Place - Nell's Cottage

Cloud die: Uniquely Creative

Leaf border die: unknown

Sun die: Dienamics

Deer die:  MFT

Also: Copics, black pen, gold stickles


Shared on challenges:


polkadoodle-29-card-making

pinkgemchallenge-15-card-making

craftsgaloreencore-july-anythinggoes

beccyschallenges-july-anythinggoes

qkrstampede-448-anythinggoes

13 July, 2022

iSpy #79

iSpy #79 Week starting 10 July

 Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). Get inspired!

This weeks prompts are: Shelf, selfie Quarterly, drinking, starts with W, your choice.

Shelf:  Who sits on the top shelf of the bookcase? Dusty of course!   ( I guess he could start with W for wood or maybe wabbit?)


Selfie Quarterly:  I am very self conscious and hate having photos taken, fortunately Ian makes me laugh and it seems to work out ok.

Drinking: no, not that sort of drinking, this is us having tea this morning.  I have a mug like this saying "desperate housewife" (but the writing has mostly washed off - maybe I have more cuppas than Ian?), so I took a photo of Ian's mug.

Starts with W:  Some of these are made by Ian on his lathe (the less polished ones); I love them gathered in this bowl of dried rose petals.

Your Choice: We were round at the old house last night selling some stuff, and while we were waiting for people I got this shot of the full moon reflected in a large puddle of collected rainwater.   We have had a lot of rain this week.

Check out the offerings by the lovely ladies who join in the challenge, here:  ispy-78-82