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21 June, 2022

HM Mice for Fun

 


I made this for a friend who goes on long tramps; I mean, honestly, 3 and 4 day tramps.  Ooh I feel tired already.

Image & Senti: House Mouse/Stampendous

EF:

Also: Copics, random pp strips (one of the strips has some sparkle), white pen


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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

Anything Goes with the option theme of  Strips or Scraps
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Misti.

 So join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
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Our Generous Sponsor for this challenge is  

Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  
Check out the design team inspiration, here:  housemouse-challenge

16 June, 2022

Behaviour Options

 


At the Crafters Cafe it's HUMOUR this time.  Check it out here: crafterscafe

Thanks to Stampers Delight our sponsor for this challenge:  stampersdelights-chibi-its-a-girl

Image:  Stampers Delight- It's a Girl

Papers: digital free files

Sentiment: Tim Holtz

Also: Copics, gold peel-offs, gold thread, D.Inks


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14 June, 2022

Birthday Fishes

 


Our son-in-law is fishing mad and goes out mostly on his fishing jetski.  He is very generous with his catch and we enjoy the fruits of his labours.  He says the more he gives away, the more reason to go fishing again!  Anyway it's his birthday this week and I decided to honour his fishing prowess.

I stamped on the base card and also on tiny snippets of patterned paper to do some paper piecing.  The bottom is stencilled through confetti waste.  I drew the hanging line and bird footprints freehand.

Image stamps: Hujingcai

Sentiment stamps: unknown

Also: Copics, D.Inks, black pen, white pen


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HM Mischief

 


Whoa!  another naughty mouse!  Both backgrounds made using Distress Inks.


Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Sentiment stamp:

Corner rounder punch: CC

Photo corner punch: Martha Stewart

Banner die:

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, embroidery floss, white pen


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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 Option of NAUGHTY
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Mia

 So join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
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We are  Generously Sponsored by

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads


Our Second Generous Sponsor is


The winner will receive these 3 super single cling stamps



Join in the fun, here:  housemouse-challenge

13 June, 2022

iSpy #75

 iSpy photo challenge  #75


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: weather, sharpen, by accident, start with N, your choice.


Weather:  June is the first month of our winter and we are having a huge weather event.  While it has been horrible here with rain, thunder and lightning, in other parts of the country there has been hail, snow, tornadoes and incredible rain and wind.  Here was a spot on our  flooded patio with rain patterns, I had to wait for a lighter time of day because it has been so dark with the thunderclouds.


Sharpen:  While unpacking I found these colourful pencils that I keep for the grandchildren:


By Accident.  Well this was an Ikea wardrobe that I store my fabrics etc in.  While moving it from one place to another with a handtruck, our son lost control of it, it tipped over sideways into our car smashing only the taillight assembly.  The car needs a new taillight, but the wardrobe is broken beyond repair, with all the fixings torn out.  It was quite graceful really as it tipped over and hit the car, it just slowly disassembled itself.


Starts with N:  A NOTICE.  I rediscovered this in the move.  My boss brought this back for me years ago when he travelled to US.  Of course I had it on my side of the desk so visitors wouldn't see it.  A bit of fun.

Your choice: the underside of a rose leaf, such a delicate pattern and the veins are almost see-through.



Check out the offerings, here:  ispy-75



12 June, 2022

Seascape

 


In April I started a weekly Tuesday painting class in the TCC retirement village we have moved to, run by one of the residents, Christine.  I didn't like the first painting we did of flowers, basically learning colours and brushes.   I don't think anyone liked the first one. This is the second one which took all of May to complete, learning to do sky and sea and sand.  I am happy with this one.  We all paint the same thing while we are learning.   Acrylic paints on canvas.

This is a different class to the Seasons Art Class on Wednesdays.


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11 June, 2022

Birthday Bold

 


Stencilled and embossed - a great background for a bold greeting.  The diecut greeting is placed over a band of vellum which diffuses the background and makes the stacked sentiment look even bolder.


Stencil: TWC minigears

EF: Sizzix cracked

Sentiment die: unbranded

Also: D.Inks, Vellum, metallic stars


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09 June, 2022

Birthday Gentleman

 


This gentleman is having tea with the Queen, so appropriate given the current celebrations.  Congratulations to the Queen.


Images: (I think) Katzelcraft 

Senti:

Also: Copics, Washi, paint splatter


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08 June, 2022

Birthday Football

 


I made this for one of our grandsons who is a real football fan.

Some of the components are from the 'bits' box on my desk, and are of unknown origin.  I am trying to use up already made bits instead of making more bits!  If you know the brands of these, please tell me and I will acknowledge the maker.

Image: Time ForTea

Sentiment: ?

Papers: ? snippets

Die banner: ?

Also: Copics, embroidery floss


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07 June, 2022

HM Rude Awakening

 


Another cute House Mouse scene, I'd be the one on the party blower!  Actually, probably the one asleep.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Clear embossed sentiment stamp: unknown

Punch:

Also: Coloured pencils, staples, gold embossing, WoS, white pen





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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you - Anything Goes  OR Option theme  NAUGHTY 
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Mia 

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

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


We are  Generously Sponsored by

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Our Second Generous Sponsor is
The winner will receive these 3 super single cling stamps
Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 


Check out the challenge, here:  housemouse-challenge

06 June, 2022

iSpy #74

 iSpy #74

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 back, moved in at the new house, but not unpacked properly yet.

This week the prompts were:  Window view quarterly, happy, nearby, loud, your choice.

Window view quarterly:  The view from the bump-out window looking down the side of the house toward the street.  This is a lovely place to sit with a cuppa, read a book or whatever.  It will take a little time for the garden to grow.


Happy:  This sign at the dental studio is sure to make you feel happy about being there.

Nearby:  At the moment we are in the midst of a building site.  Two houses at the back (the photo) and three houses at the front are being built.  The should all be finished in the next two months.


Loud:  a table saw is noisy (why isn't he wearing ear protection?).  Back at the Rosebanks house Ian is finishing off some new shelves for me to store my crafting stuff on.  Once the new people take over at the end of July he won't have a workshop to do stuff like that.

Your choice:  I have joined an Art class which started this week.  For our first lesson we learned about pencils, crosshatching, shading and ellipses.  This coffee cup is a series of ellipses.  I was pleased with the result.



Join in the fun of photography here: ispy-74


02 June, 2022

Flamingo

 


Flippin' pink flamingoes!  Lots of summer here, lots of recycling.  Snippets of everything -  coloured card & papers, book print, string, corrugated card, mulberry paper.  Paint, pen ink and gesso, all on an embossed, inked black base tag.

Flamingo die: Creative Dies
Leaf die:  Poppy Stamps
EF: Sizzix
Also: gesso, papers, corrugated card, book page, mulberry paper, black pen, white pen, Black DecoArt media, D.Inks, twine.

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31 May, 2022

Warm Together

 


This time I'm choosing the Anything Goes option.  I left these little friend meeces uncoloured, which I sometimes do when I send to children so they can colour them in themselves.   I like the bold sparkly green framing the image.  The base card is heavily textured and glittered, another thing kids like.


Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Round dies: unknown

Rectangle die: Dienamics

Also: Sparkle card, gold mirror card, gems


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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as
 a reminder to join our current 'ANYTHING GOES'  + the option theme of Recycle 
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lols 

Join in 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)  

The DT will also be giving away this gorgeous

Join in the fun, here:  housemouse-challenge