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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

iSpy #29

 iSpy #29    Gosh don't these weeks just fly by?  Here is Lysha's iSpy challenge again.


Prompts are: Backyard quarterly, Road sign, Strip, Lazy day, own choice.


Backyard quarterly:  We are well into winter now; today we had thunder and lightning, rain and hail!  July has been a month of frosts and beautiful clear sunny days, and then rain, wind & storms.  I really like the reflections in this one.


Road Sign:  This handmade sign is propped against a fence at the start of our road right beside the giveway sign.  
I wasn't sure if this counted as a road sign, so I've done an official road sign as well.  I thought it particularly polite.

Strip:  This is a quilt I'm working on at the moment ( you can see some bits are still pinned) with the bunnies made of random strips of fabric.



Lazy Day:  Over the winter I tend to hibernate, great now that I'm retired!  So on wet, gloomy days, I make a cuppa, turn up the heating, settle in with feet up and read books ... or knit.



Your choice:  The last rag-tag leaves still clinging on.

Yup, that's it for me for this week.

Check out Lysha's iSpy challenge here:  acameraandacookbook-ispy-2021


HM Marshmallow Party

 


This is a large and complex image so I kept it simple.  It is coloured with Copics and coloured pencils.

This image is so nice because it is winter here and this feels warm and toasty.


Image (new): Housemouse/Stampendous

EF (sanded): Craft Concepts

Border punch: Fiskars

Sentiment stamp: unbranded

Also: Copics/coloured pencils,  twine, white pen, 3D Kindyglitz


Shared in challenges:

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creativeknockouts-411-die-cutspunches

colourcrazy-29-anything-goes-colouring

scrapping4fun-197-happy-birthday

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letscraft&create-173-ag-punch-it


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

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

 #345 'ANYTHING GOES' 
with the option of FOOD and/or DRINK

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Christine

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


Generously Sponsored  by;
Welcome back our Generous SPONSORS

The winner will be given a fabulous set of Mini Clear Stamps!
Assortment may vary.
 
Here is a a collage of gorgeous cards made by the Stampendous team using the mini 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.  


Second Generous Sponsor is 

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps
Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their Continued Support 

...

Hostess prize for ONE lucky winner 

  HMCV39 Donut Day 

Join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Awesome Birthday


 We don't want to set the house on fire, do we?  Here's a fun birthday with lots of candles (not counting!).   I made the background with a gelli plate and Distress Inks, using a bit of  toning left over for the bunting.

Embossed image & sentiment: Art Impressions

Friday, 23 July 2021

Happy Doggy Wishes


 Our grandkids all like to get interactive cards, and I think a lot of men do too...  so, a shaker card.

I stamped "happy" onto textured card as I didn't want it to look too dominant, and it came out looking nicely patterned.  The edges of the papers are distressed.

Image stamp:  Penny Black

Circle Dies: Sizzix

"Happy" stamp/die: Rosie's Studio

"wishes" stamp: 

Also: sequins

  

Shared on challenges:

simonsaysstamp-wednesday-out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new - Old Sizzix circle die & image stamp, New happy stamp & die.

papercraft-challenges-72-shaker-cards

stay-crafty-with-hero-25- interactivecards

diesruschallenge-173

die-cut-divas-July- tone on tone

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Get Mugged

 


I used a basic drawing of a mug from the internet (hinged on the left, the handle is part of the back of the card), did a Scan'n'Cut and snipped off the bottom so it would stand up.  It is sponged with D.Inks,  stamped with a little flower border, then some clear WinkofStella on the flowers and gold WoS to trim.  The little teabag stamp is a freebie - I coloured the heart with Copic and added Glossy Accents.  For some weird reason the gold looks green in the photo.

Sentiment stamp: freebie

Teabag tag stamp: freebie

Flower stamp: unknown

Also: D.Inks, Copic, Glossy Accents, gold WoS, clear sparkleWoS


Shared on challenges:

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asyoulikeit-non-squarerectangle-shape  I like shape cards that are actual things

die-cut-divas-toneontone

craftycatz-560-anything-goes opt christmas

creativefingers-212-anythinggoes

lilpatchofcraftyfriends-162-anythinggoes

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

HM #345 Iceblock Party

 


People call these by different names popsicle, ice lolly, icypoles (Australia), but we just call them iceblocks here in NZ.

For a change I used coloured pencils to get a little texture.  The sentiment is heat embossed silver.  The image panel is popped up for dimension and to accommodate the gathered tulle.

Image: Housemouse/Stampendous

Rectangle stitched  die: Dienamics

Butterfly die: unbranded

Background die: MemoryBox

Sentiment stamp: unbranded

Also: Coloured Pencils, tulle, white pen, gems


Shared on challenges:

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creativeknockouts-410-celebrations

colourcrazy-28-anything-goes-colouring

polkadoodle-29-anything-goes

scrapping4fun-196-birthday


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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 FOOD and/or DRINK
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Christine 

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
Generously Sponsored  by;
Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR
The winner will be given a fabulous set of Mini Clear Stamps!
Assortment may vary.
 
Here is a a collage of gorgeous cards made by the Stampendous team using the mini 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.  


Second Generous Sponsor is 

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

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsor for their Continued Support 


Hostess prize for ONE lucky winner 

  HMCV39 Donut Day 


JOIN US HERE: housemouse-challenge

Monday, 19 July 2021

BookBind girl


 A great choice at Incy Wincy Design challenge this time: Red,White,&Blue and/or Sparkle/Glitter!

Thanks to sponsor ALEX SYBERIA for this cute image, get it here:  cute-doll


I intend this for a cardswap with the Bookbind Fold theme and added in some extra patterned papers as a surprise for my cardswap buddy.  I managed red, white & blue plus a little bit of sparkle.

Image, fussycut: ALEX SYBERIA cute-doll

Fence die: Sizzix/TimHoltz

Cloud dies: Memory Box

Also: Copics, WoS, ribbon


Shared on challenges:

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colourcrazy-28-anything-goes-colouring

digichoosday-28-anything-goes

pinkgemchallenge-15-anything-goes                                                                                  shimmer:

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Lazy Days


 What a  great image and it really wanted a loose arty treatment.  I used Colour Fusions on the cat, Copics on the drink.  The background is made with Distress inks, but I tore the top off to make it more interesting and give some texture.

Images: All Dressed Up

Sentiment: unbranded

Also: white gel pen


Shared on challenges:

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show-us-your-pussycats--68

paperfunday-31-anything-goes

cutecardthursday-690-anything-goes-summer

do-allkreatives-55-summer


inspirationstation-9-sea-sand-sun

digichoosday-28-anything-goes

Sunday, 18 July 2021

iSpy #28

 iSpy #28  of Lyshas challenge

Prompts this week were Torn, Newsprint, Connected, Curved, Your choice.


Torn:  I am a self confessed fabricaholic.  Here is some of my stash with the torn edges showing.  I used to make all the kids and my clothes when I was young, but now I mostly make quilts and stuff like that.


Newsprint:  Here is a card I made using newsprint for the bollard and the greeting.  I swiped it with white acrylic paint randomly before stamping over.


Connected:  This is a succulent - all the beads connected to the next one in a long string.


Curved:  Her are the two remaining butternut squash from our summer crop.  Even the leaves are curvy.


Own Choice:  Our young pear tree had  a fair bit of fruit on this year, but guess what?  This is what greets us before they are even ripe.  I don't mind sharing a bit of the crop with the birds, but all of it????


Check out the different interpretations of the prompts here:   ispy-2021

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Old Tractor

 


The new challenge at the Crafters Cafe is LAYER IT UP.  Lots of scope for this one.  

Join us here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge         


And thanks to our sponsor  Fred She Said for this digistamp, get it here:  fred-she-said-store the-old-tractor



I decided to leave the image in black and white so the details show and it looks old.

Scribble paper: Pixel Scrapper
Dotty paper: BoBunny
Elements: Pixel Scrapper
Also: Copics, Glossy Accents


Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Sunflower Pot


 

Sunflowers are just like sunshine itself, and always brighten any day.

The pot/bucket is paperpieced, and the butterfly is die cut from a scrap of my own made card (made with Distress Inks and mists).  And a great way to use up bits and snippets.


Image: Morgans Art World

Butterfly die: Couture Creations

Sentiment stamp: unbranded

Papers: gingham & plaid

Also: Copics,  gem, white pen


Shared on challenges:

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DoubleD-summer-gingham

creativeknockouts-409-something-to-say

colourcrazy-27-anything-goes-colouring

craftycatz-559-atg-CAS w senti


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