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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Vintage Tag

 


I made this at a demo class.  I can't remember the names of the materials that were provided.  The only ones I remember is texture paste and Opal Dust. The white bits hanging off the bottom are lace.  Techniques used:  stamping, stencilling, heat embossing, collage, inking, painting.
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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

HM Friends Slim

 




Slimline seems to be in vogue at the moment, and the mousies like to be right there.  And they like to have fun ... sliding down the flowers sounds like fun, right?

I doodled the edge with a black pen.  I thought it went nicely with the handwritten looking sentiment.


Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
Punch small: unbranded
Punch large: Woodware
Sentiment:
Also: D.Inks, sequins, black pen doodled.

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Midway Reminder:  

#339  ANYTHING GOES OR Option of  SLIMLINE CARD

 Hosted by our  Talented Teamie  April

We are 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.  

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsor for their Continued Support 

Join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 3 May 2021

Forget-Me-Nots

 


The Incy Wincy challenge is MOTHERS DAY and/or FLOWERS!    Be inspired  . . .

Join us here:  incywincydesigns  



Thanks to sponsor Pattie's Creations for this image, get it here:  hearts-and-flowers




I printed the image onto white card, coloured it and then, with a craft knife, cut the main flowers part-way round (so I could lift them).   I coloured the cut edge to match the dark blue background.

Image: Pattie's Creations  hearts-and-flowers

Chevron die: Couture Creations

Hugs die: unbranded

Also: Copics, Glossy Accents, sequins


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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Love Elephants

 

This is made by Rhiannon (12 years old) .  Nonna lets me use her blog to show my cards.  I am staying with her for the holidays.  I used marker pens to colour and  it is the first time I have done heat embossing.  Nonna lets me use her stuff.

challenges:

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i Spy #17

 iSpy #17  Lysha's iSpy challenge 2021


Prompts this week are:  backyard, working it, together, light, own choice.   All taken on my Samsung phone.

BACKYARD/Spring quarterly:   It's not spring here in NZ it's late autumn.   We have just finished building a new henhouse (the larger grey structure) and merged our two flocks into one.  Although I still love our hot pink henhouse it was too small for nine birds.  We used the little green henhouse for raising the chicks... now they are nearly ready to lay.


WORKING IT:  Ian putting the window in the new henhouse door, the finishing touch.



TOGETHER:  This was FUN.  We had granddaughter Rhiannon from Tauranga staying for the school holidays and our son Paul and his family turned up to help us with some of the big gardening work.  Here is my hubby Ian with Rhiannon and Sam (both 12) (cousins who don't get together very often) on the trailer taking a load of prunings to dump.



LIGHT:  Light as a feather.  At the moment my hens are moulting and I am finding feathers all over the place.  Here is one from Roxie, my beautiful Barred Rock hen.




OWN CHOICE:  My winter garden is coming along nicely, these are pak choi that in the last week have almost doubled in size.  I like the pattern they make with their beautiful veins.



Check out Lysha's iSpy challenge, here:  acameraandacookbook-ispy-17


Here's an extra Ian took of me with Roxie (see feather above):  We took the opportunity when introducing the hens to their new home to give them their regular beauty treatment.  They get dusted with diatomaceous earth for lice and their legs oiled to stop them getting scaly.  I'm sure they feel lovely afterwards.   Of course I get covered with the white powdered D.Earth as well, even though I'm prepared with a hat and apron.  It must work because I don't have lice or scaly legs!!



Crafty Turtle

 



It's time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, and it is always ANIMALS.  The design team have work to inspire, and you can enter here:  2craftycrittercrazies


Thanks to TNT for providing the image, get it here:  tntartspirations-fancy-turtle



As well as cardmaking, my guilty pleasure is quilting.  Most of my friends are crafty so it will be easy to find someone to send this to.  I printed the image twice and popped up the head so it stood out.

Image TNT tntartspirations-fancy-turtle

Paper & Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

Also: Copics, ribbon, washi, Glossy Accents, charm, white Sharpie


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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Be a Mermaid

 


This time at the Crafters Cafe the challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  No excuse not to join in!
Check out our inspiration here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge



And special thanks to our new sponsor Chubby Mermaid for this delightful image; get it here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChubbyMermaid




Image: ChubbyMermaid - drinking mermaid
Printed on my own made inky background
Hair/eyes coloured with Copics
Sentiment printed on the computer
Also, silver pen, gold pen, white Sharpie, Opal Dust, pearls
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Thursday, 29 April 2021

70th Butterfly

 


I made this for a friend's sister for her 70th and who has a passion for butterflies.

Circle dies: Sizzix
word die: unbranded
Butterfly die: BoBunny
EF: Cuttlebug
Number die: CreativeDies
Also: Kindyglitz 3D.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Rainbow Unicorn

 


Made by Rhiannon (aged 12). 
I made this using nonna's stuff.  I coloured the unicorn with pens and put opal dust on.  The flowers in the background have silver kindyglits on them.  The Unicorn is from TiddlyInks.
I am entering in some challenges but I have to use Nonna's blog.
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HM Blueberry Delish

 


OK. It's a slimline card.


Image: House Mouse/ Stampendous

EF: DoCrafts

Rect.dies: Nellie Snellen

Sentiment die: Three Button Studio

Hand die: Cuttlebug

Stencil: TCW Gabrielle Pollacco

Also: Copics, brads, Liquid Pearls, white pen, black pen


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 #339  ANYTHING GOES OR Option of  SLIMLINE CARD

 Hosted by our  Talented Teamie  April

We are 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.  

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsor for their Continued Support 

Join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Saturday, 24 April 2021

iSpy #16

 iSpy #16   - April 2021

This week's prompts are:  Kitchen sink, Flower, Up, Mixed, Own choice.


KITCHEN SINK:   My first thought for this one was - what the?  Then it resolved itself naturally when I was making spagbol for dinner one night and had brought in stuff from the garden, dumped it in the sink to wash and put it up to drain - and had an AHA! "the kitchen sink" moment.


FLOWER: This was easy, I'm always taking flower pics.  This is a wood anemone growing in the wild part of the garden.  I love the light on this - late afternoon.  Click on to enlarge and see the velvety texture of the petals.


UP:  the mini chandelier in our nook.  I picked this up somewhere ages ago and have taken it with us whenever we moved house.  This little light fixture gives me a smile every time I walk past - so wacky and cheerful and FUN.



MIXED:  This is my fabric scrap bin.  This is the one my grandkids are allowed to raid, and sometimes even my friends who want a little bit of this or that to finish a project.


OWN CHOICE:  It has been a busy week - I have been away with my quilty friends at the beach for a few days stitching.  This is Kawhia upper harbour just after sunrise on Thursday morning from the deck.  It is so nice sitting out there with your first morning cuppa... well, any time of day actually.

Week ending 24 April 2021

Shared on Lysha's iSpy challenge:  ispy-16        check it out!

Sheep Thrills

 


Sheep Thrills is the challenge at Scribbles - join us here with your sheep: scribblesdesignschallenge

Get the image here: scribblesdesigns-703-mr-wool-oon


Mr Wooloon is all ready to party.  He turns up for any kind of party - birthday, anniversary, congrats - any celebration, he'll be there.

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Image: scribblesdesigns 703-mr-wool-oon

Embossed sentiment stamp: Ranger Letter It

Also:  Patt. papers, Copics, Glossy Accents, Opal Dust, white Sharpie 


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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

HM Butter-Flying

 


I always dreamed I could fly.  Sadly, when I woke up I couldn't.  This mousey is having fun (but I can't tell how much fun the butterfly is having), and what a great way to do with someone else doing all the work!  I don't know f I could find a butterfly big enough for me to do this.
Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
All EF's: Cuttlebug
Die: DieNamics
Sentiment: Pixel Scrappers
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Also: Copics, Bling Bubbles,  D.Inks.

Shared on challenges:
asyoulikeit-favourite-embossing-or-stenciling-why  I like both techniques. I like embossing because of the texture, and I like stencilling because I can get inky.



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We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as
 a reminder to join our current challenge
#338  'ANYTHING GOES'  with the option of Outdoor Fun

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.
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