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05 July, 2022

HM Slurping Friends

 


Here comes summer.  In the northern hemisphere it is here already, but down under summer is on its way - only 5 months to go!  These meeces have got the right idea to stay cool and socialise at the same time.

Image: House MOuse/Stampendous
Frame die: Kaisercraft
Star border die: MF
Sentiment: unknown
Also:  Copics, WoS, white pen, gem sparkly heart

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.
with the option theme of 'HERE COMES SUMMER'
  Hosted  By our Talented Teamie - Sue Drees

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
  
We are  Generously Sponsored by
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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.  
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03 July, 2022

iSpy #78

 iSpy #78

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: sparkle, wet, rounded, banana, your choice.


Sparkle:  this is the sparkly part of a card I made this week.  It looks so sugary and delicious.



Wet:  the bird bath is now in it's new position under a flowering cherry tree and filled with water.  Hmmm haven't seen any birds use it yet.  For some reason birds sometimes bring stones and drop them in.  Does anyone know why?


Rounded:  a salvaged bottle that sits in the bathroom with lovely rounded lines.  I've had it for years, and just now when I photographed it, I had this idea to replace the ribbon with pearls ... wouldn't that be glam?


Banana:  today for lunch we had croissants with various fillings.  This is a dessert one - banana with chocolate sauce - yum.


Your choice:  This morning our new house is flooded with winter sun, so the sliders are open and the sunshine and gentle breeze are visiting.    So nice given that the forecast for the coming week is rain, cold, storms, and even snow in some places.



That's the selection for this week.  Check out the others, here:  ispy-78


01 July, 2022

Bonjour Monsieur Le Chat

 


Monsieur Le Chat est sorti pour célébrer 14 Juillet - Bonne Fete Nationale!  Look closely at his baguette.  Made for a friend who speaks french; we were in the same tour group in France about 2017, seems so long ago now.  A town near us (Cambridge) is twinned with a french town (Le Quesnoy) and celebrates 14 July with french themed food and activities.

Critter Crazy is always about animals, so join us here with your critters:  critter crazy


Image: Katzelcraft

Sentiment:

Also: Copics, D.Inks, white pen


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asyoulikeit-fave-feminine-or-masculine  masc - more of a challenge and usually funny



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

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





Shared on challenges:

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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