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03 March, 2024

Foxy Strip Sparkle

 


A great way to use leftovers of coordinating paper.  Snippet strips about 7mm wide are laid brick-style onto D/S adhesive sheet adhered to mat card. When strips are laid and trimmed glitter sprinkled over and pressed into the gaps.  The yellow sentiment and black shadow die cuts are also snippets.

Patterned paper: mag freebee

Image: magazine freebee, designed by Alice Wong

Senti Die

Also: Copics, Glitter, twine

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02 March, 2024

Bear Hugs

 


You'll find lots of critters at Critter Crazy, yours can be one of them.  Join us here: crittercrazy


This is a simple card really with the bears providing the fun part of the card.  I made a background with Distress Inks and also used them to shade the bears.  
This is for our 40-something daughter who is going through a tough patch right now.

Die: Unknown  
Senti die: unknown (maybe Simon Says Stamp?) 
Also DI's, DoxI's

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01 March, 2024

Touchy-Feely

 


This is for the monthly NZ Cardswap - topic is Touchy-Feely.  The card must have at least 3 tactile textures/surfaces.  I have applied texture paste with a stencil (rough), a satin ribbon (smooth and soft), a dry and then heat embossed panel (slippery and textured), a panel of blackboard card (matt and slightly rough),  a strip of netting (hard), a die cut bunny from metal (hard and shiny), and some felt squares scattered (soft and fluffy).  That's 7!!! without counting the smooth white base card.

Die: I thinks it's Sizzix  

EF: Cuttlebug

Stencil:

Also: netting, metal, texture paste, white pencil, blackboard card, felt snippets, satin ribbon


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29 February, 2024

Lucky Stars

 


I like getting inky and from time to time have an inky session just for fun.  Then I'll have a bit of fun putting the bits together.  Like this tag.

Tag die: NCraft 

Rabbit:

Senti: Tim Holtz Ideology

Stars: Sizzix

Also: Dylusion paint, Distress ink, black pen, gauze, hessian ribbon, gold Nuvo Mousse, white glitter card

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26 February, 2024

Daddy

 




A plaid shirt and a beer, isn't that what men want?  


Tag sentiment: magazine freebie

"3rd" sentiment: Kaisercraft

Beer die: Sizzix

Tag die: NCraft

Buttons dies: Signature, Spellbinders

Also: twine, black pen doodles, DI's

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25 February, 2024

Out the Window

 


I found this lovely window digi stamp and just had to use it.  Just imagine if you had a bird hotel outside your window, and a cat inside?  The birds look like they're having fun, but the cat doesn't.

Window, cat and background are Digital Scrapbook, the birds are Doodle Pantry.  I had to outline the cat with black pen as it disappeared into the background.  I  touched up with Copics, added WoS, brads and twine.  The cat is fussycut and stuck with 3D foam.

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Welcome

 

I made this for someone to give their sister who was arriving from overseas for a first-time visit.  She wanted me to use a photo of her sister in the design.  I have protected her privacy so she is not recognisable by digitally drawing over her eyes.  The wording is as instructed.  The colour palette is taken from the beautiful sari she is wearing.

Flower die: Sizzix    

Frame: Digital Scrapbooking

Corner punch: Couture Creations

Sentiment: unknown

flower punch (inside): Martha Stewart

Stamp (inside) Kaisercraft

Also: Pearls, 3D Kindyglitz

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20 February, 2024

HM&F #409 Add a Border

 


House Mouse and Friends challenge this time is Anything Goes with option of ADD A BORDER.

Our design team have inspiration for you, here:  housemouse-challenge

I decided to make the border with washi and chose watermelon pink.  Coloured with Copics, I put Glossy Accents on the pips to make them shine.  These little mice always seem to be eating!

Image: House Mouse 

Die: unknown

senti: 

Also: Copics, Washi, Glossy Accents (on pips), white gel pen, pearls

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

Before moving on to the challenge we would like to wish Bunny the very best of luck for the future. Bunny has been a much loved mousie sister for the last 7 years and she will be very sadly missed by us all. 
Bunny, we hope you will continue to join in with the future challenges from the other side of the fence!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

Anything Goes 
with the option theme of Add A Border
Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lols 

 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 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!

Many thanks to our generous sponsor for their continued support.  

15 February, 2024

Lucky Stars

 


Thanks Geesje for inviting me to be your guest designer for this challenge at Penny's Papercrafty.  And thanks to sponsor Dr Digi for providing this fun digi stamp to work with.

Check out the challenge here:  pennyschallenges


I printed the image onto card, cut out the image and coloured it.  I also printed parts onto patterned papers for paper piecing.  The background is made using Distress Oxide inks blended and spritzed to look like a night sky.  I then diecut the scene background and glued it on, using 3D foam to prop up the cut edges of the hills for dimension, popping  in Terry and his dog so they stand on one.  I put 3D foam behind their heads and telescope too for dimension.  The bigger stars have Stickles to make a sparkle.
Image: Dr Digi (Telescope Terry),  Die: Unknown, Sentiment: unknown, also Copics, Distress Oxide Inks, Stickles, white pen, gold pen.    
  
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13 February, 2024

Love Bunny

 


A love bunny come to give you a hug and kiss.  Happy Birthday, Valentine, Galentine, special friend, ..etc.

Red card done with a 3D EF and cut to a strip.  Bunny & hearts in pink card, inked, splattered, stacked and gilded.

Bunny: Sizzix/Tim Holtz 

EF: We R memory keepers

Love die: Craftwise

Heart dies:

Senti:

Also: DI's, Gilding Flakes, silver cord

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12 February, 2024

Love Hearts

 

This is a swivel card from a youtube tutorial by Jennifer McGuire.  The red card in thebackground and the heart are the same, but for some reason they have photographed differently, probably because the heart is tilted with the mechanism and the angle catches the light differently. The smaller heart is popped up on 3Dfoam.   The DP has some dots of metallic foil and I added gems to the word.  Later on I have a pic of it flat.  A narrow strip of the DP is put inside the card.

Background pinprick die: Memory Box 

Heart die: 

Love die: Craftwise

Border die: magazine freebie

Also: DP, multi-coloured gems

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09 February, 2024

Let's Go

 


Dark Blue, Lime and Brown.  Don't they look great together? particularly in CAS style?  Green and blue together are my very fave colours.

Clear Stamp Image: unknown 

EF: Cuttlebug houndstooth

Senti die (stacked): Craftwise

Also: Copics, twine, Stickles (on collar), white pen

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08 February, 2024

Treasures of the Heart

 


This is so true, especially for sisters-of-the-heart!   An Art Impressions stamp, coloured with Copics.  Fussy cut and added to re-purposed packaging with lace design.  Twine, Glossy Accents, white pen and gems added.    For a special Quilty friend's birthday - the four us have been stitching together for nearly fifteen years!


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06 February, 2024

Bird Meeting

 


Starting with a sketch from AAACards(see below) and trying to use up stuff in my bitz box.  The background is weird paper smooshed with Distress Inks and later misted (I thought it looked like a cloudy sky).  The orange birds are complementary to the blue and are slightly inked.

Panel Die: Memory Box  

Bird die: Spellbinders

Embossed sentiment:

Also: Distress Inks, Lindy's Glitz Spritz

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HM&F #408 Lacy Heart

 


Another House Mouse challenge.  This time it's Anything Goes  with option of Valentine/use Pink or Red!  See how the design team have done it and join us here:  housemouse-challenge




Heart die: Couture Creations        

Doily die: Spellbinders

Senti stitched die: dienamics

Senti: Colorado

Little hearts: drop outs from a die

Also: Copics, Glossy Accents, white gel pen, DP

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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 Valentine or Pink/Red 
 
Hosted by our Talented Teamie- Sue Kment
 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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