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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Bubble Friends

HM&FMC #313  ANYTHING GOES with option of SPARKLE
Image: Housemouse
Coloured with Copics
EF: Craft Concepts
Doily Die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: Opal Dust, ribbon, white pen

Shared on challenges:
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allfunchallenges-5-ag/spring
dreamvalley-222-spring-colours
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creativeknockouts-343-march-26-anything-goes
timeoutchallenges-158-somepurple
southerngirls-march-lou-anythinggoes
qkrstampede-391-anythinggoes
tuesday-throwdown-454-anythinggoes




CHALL #313 March30th-April 12-A/G-Option Sparkle 


#313 ANYTHING GOES with option of Sparkle 
hosted by our Talented Teamie LORRAINE

We are Sponsored by
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.  
Generously SPONSORS monthly in 2020


Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we have made the difficult decision to suspend company sponsor prizes for the time being. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and we will look forward to everything being back up and running in the very near future :-)

Join us here:    housemouse-challenge

Our Hostess Lorraine will be giving away 
a Watercolor Wishes and a Cupcake Sprinkles Cling Stamp to one lucky entrant! 



Sunday, 29 March 2020

Leafy Magic Window

Our NZ craftycardmakers group swap was for a magic window card  based on a construction tutorial from YouTube.
If I made it again I would make it longer so that it ended up better fitting a standard C6 envelope.
The card is covered and lined with patterned paper.  Leaves are cut from snippets of card, inked (DistressInks) and arranged so they form an arrangement behind the centre circle topper.  Circles are layered, and the black one finger-edged with Opal Dust.
A message is written on the left-hand opening panel inside the card.

Here in NZ it's autumn.

Circle diecuts: Spellbinders
Leaves dies: Sizzix
Sentiment stamp (outside):
Sentiment stamp (inside)
Also: gold pen, Opal Dust, Distress Inks, sequins,
patterned paper.





Shared on challenges:

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simonsaysstamp-anything-goes-71/
lovetoscrap-131-anything-goes
abitmoretimetocraft-112-anythinggoes
letscreate-157-ag-option-easter
creativecrafters-26-anythinggoes
craftycreations-march-407-anything-goes
crafterscastle-march--27-anythinggoes
pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-374-snippets




As you open the card the mechanism opens the aperture and reveals the message.







Friday, 27 March 2020

Showers of flowers

A bright and cheerful card with a bucket of pretty flowers to cheer someone up.  I chose the paper because it was a little like a rainbow showering colours down.

This is for my friend Val.



Stamp: Sugar Pea
Coloured with Copics
Tag die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: Sugar Pea
P.Paper, Kindyglitz, cord











Shared on challenges:
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allfunchallenges-5-AG/Spring
pennyblackatallsorts-march-spring-flowers
craftygalscorner-205-use-flowers
timeoutchallenges-158-some purple

digichoosday-12-anything-goes-craft-cardmaking
abitmoretimetocraft-112-anythinggoes
creativemoments-187-anythinggoes
simonsaysstamp-anything-goes-71/
creativeknockouts-343-march-26-anything-goes














Tuesday, 24 March 2020

In Bloom

Scribbles Designs challenge reminder - In Bloom!  Join us here: scribblesdesignschallenge


Coloured with Copics
Sentiment Stamp:
P.Paper:
Cobweb, Enamel Accents, stitching

HM Little Mouse Tag

HM&FMC #312 - Midway - AnythingGoes with option of Happy Birthday


Image: House Mouse
Coloured with Copics
Die: Spellbinders
Tag Die:
Ribbon, Distress ink edges

This is such a funny little House Mouse stamp with that lovely gift of spring daffodils, oops... dinner!

Shared on challenges:
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ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-march-Spring
pennyblackatallsorts-march-spring-flowers
doubleD-welcome-spring
craftycatz-498-twine/ribbon
allsortschallenge-564-anything-animal
allfunchallenges-5-Spring
modsquadchallenge-Tag,bookmark etc

colourcrazy-11-anything-goes-colouring
jansdigis-10-anything-goes


#312 ANYTHING GOES OR Happy Birthday
hosted by our Talented Teamie KARIN
We are Sponsored by
We are also 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! Eeeeek!!    Enter here:  housemouse-challenge

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Beautiful Friends

We are in self isolation owing to you-know-what (in NZ everyone over 70 is supposed to be in self-isolation), so I thought I'd make some cards to send to friends in the same situation to cheer them up.
What a great opportunity (excuse) to craft!!!
Mon 23 UPDATE: we are now in national lockdown.

I stamped the cats along the bottom, and on another piece of paper which I used as a mask to sponge colour behind the cats.  I didn't want to colour the cats because I thinks it looks crisp and fresh like it is.  I added the sentiment along the vertical edge to make a nice triangle, and the colour strip to add weight to the bottom.

Image clear embossed: Rubbernecker
Sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Distress Inks
Snippet of green card

Shared on challenges:
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allsortschallenge-564-anything-in-animal-kingdom
showusyourpussies-52- cats

southerngirls-march-lou-agoes
qkrstampede-390-anythinggoes
digichoosday-11-anything-goes-craft-cardmaking
jansdigis-10-anything-goes
pennyschallenges-467-anything-goes












Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Spring Floral

The SPRING FLING challenge is on at Incy Wincy.
The design team have lots of inspiration for you, and you can join in here: incywincydesigns



Thanks to our sponsor, Fabrika Fantasy.  You can get this lovely image here: fabrikafantasy-spring-fairy-digital-stamp





Image: Fabrika Fantasy - spring-fairy
Coloured with Copics
Patt.Papers: Pixel Scrapper
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Elements: Pixel Scrapper
Also: gems/pearl, white gel pen, WinkofStella


Shared on challenges:
trimmiescraft-548-weather spring flowers & sunshine
catchthebug-things-with-wings
craftyfriends-131-ladies-girls
creativecraftcottage-127-for-girls
ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-march-Spring
cinspirations-march-pretty-pastels

artydivas-17-anythinggoes
pennyschallenges-466-anythinggoes
polkadoodle-11-anything-goes-craft
abitmoretimetocraft-112-anythinggoes






HM Micey Cheesecake

HM&FMC #312 - Anything Goes with option of Happy Birthday

Image: Housemouse
Coloured with Copics
EF: Provocraft
Panel die: unbranded
Banner die:
Sentient stamp:
Flame is a drop out from a diecut
Waxed cord

Shared on challenges:
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cutecardthursday-624-celebrate
cccdigicreations-112-embossing-of-any-kind
getcreative-89-bingo-board Black sentiment, glitter, emboss
die-cut-divas-march-anythinggoes

southerngirls-anything-goes-with-team-trace
artydivas-17-anythinggoes
qkrstampede-389-anythinggoes
creativefingers-181-anythinggoes





#312 ANYTHING GOES OR Happy Birthday
hosted by our Talented Teamie KARIN
Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image  
We are Sponsored by
House-Mouse Designs(R)  
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! Eeeeek!!  

We'd love to see what you've done.  
Join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 16 March 2020

Pawsome

The Crafters Cafe - Animals is the theme!
See what the design team have made for
your inspiration, here:  crafterscafe




And thanks to super-sponsor Eureka for the great image (party poopers), get it here: stamponit.net/party-poopers-digi14303








Image: Eureka- party poopers
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
B.Paper: Pixel Scrapper
Banners: Pixel Scrapper
Stars, hearts: Pixel Scrapper
Wink of Stella

Shared on challenges:
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papercraft-ch-56-pastel-colours
cinspirations-march-pretty-pastels
colourcrazy-10-anything-goes-colouring
timeoutchallenges-157-birthday opt die/fussycut
qkrstampede-389-anythinggoes
dare2bartzy-anything-goes
lovetoscrap-131-anything-goes

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Rock Boy


I was invited to be guest designer at
Do-Al(l)Kreatives for their Masculine theme
with Bugaboo sponsorship.


 Join in the challenge here:  do-allkreatives


Image: Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Dies: Spellbinders nesting
P.Paper: Northern Whimsy
Distressed edges

I decided, seeing the card was for a teenager, to use the sentiment like a jeans label, and distress the edges of the papers.



Shared on challenges
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timeout-157-birthday w die/fussycut
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craftycatz-477-anything-goes w boys & their toys
colourcrazyk-10-anything-goes-colouring
jansdigis-9-anything-goes
abitmoretimetocraft-112-anythinggoes
craftycreations-march-407-anything-goes
crafterscastle-march-27-anythinggoes
pinkgemchallenge-6-anythinggoescrafting
cardsgalore-march-73-anythinggoes

Green Tag Owl Scribble



Another little owl to go with a sweet surprise packet for someone small.  I love this wee owl, aren't her little red stockings cute?

Precoloured Owl Image: Pixel Scrapper
Touchups with Copics
Papers: Pixel Scrappers
Hole punch
Elements: Pixel Scrappers
Gems, edged Distress Inks

Shared on challenges:
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catchthebug-things-with-wings
allsortschallenge-563-lots-of-dots

polkadoodle-11-anything-goes-craft
artydivas-17-anythinggoes
digichoosday-10-anything-goes-craft-cardmaking
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Saturday, 14 March 2020

Birthday Gardening


A card for a gardener.  Kitty is curled up waiting patiently (well, taking a catnap) for the gardener to finish a cup of tea so they can plant those spring flowers and veges.




Wheelbarrow Image: Dr Digi
Kitty stamp: magazine freebie
Coloured with Copics
Happy sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Birthday sentiment: magazine freebie
Fence die: Sizzix
Stencil: Dylusions
Background: D.Inks
Wink of Stella






Shared on challenges:

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artsystamper-11-green
timeout-157-birthday opt die/fussycut all three
colourcrazy-10-anything-goes-colouring
creativemoments-186-anythinggoes w buttons

colouringinscrapland-marzo-primavera-spring
cutiepie-145-theme-gorgeous-greens
ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-march-spring
showusyourpussies-52-cats
modsquad-wheels





Friday, 13 March 2020

Thankful Green

I started with a sketch for inspiration and used plaid (because I love it), but offset it with natural and neutral colours and materials.

I used green as a nod to St Patricks day and decided to include the rainbow (sorry, no pot of gold).



Sketch: Sketch Saturday
Papers & sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Elements: Pixel Scrapper








Shared on challenges:
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abitmoretimetocraftextra-march-anythinggoes
jansdigistamps-9-anything-goes
pennyschallenges-466-anythinggoes












Green Tag Shamrock

I take any opportunity to make little sweet gifts to spread cheer around.  This time I made an elegant tag to go with it for an adult.  The shamrock is layered and actually stands out like a real one, of course real ones don't have glitter..., or maybe the really lucky ones do!


Tag & sentiment: Pixel Scrappers
Edges inked w D.Inks
Washi, elements: Pixel Scrappers


Shared on challenges:
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artsystamper-11-green
daranddiane-its-all-about-green
simon-says-use-some-green

lovetoscrap-131-anything-goes







Green Tag Floral Owl

A simple tag to go with a sweet surprise packet.  This one is for the little girl next door.  The sparkly shamrock is 3D and stands out like a real one (which aren't sparkly).  I put it over top of a little bow she had in her hair?? eerrr feathers.
Isn't that little floral border sweet?


Pre-coloured Owl Image: Pixel Scrappers
Touchups with Copics
Border Punch: Fiskars
Edges inked w D.Inks
Papers & elements: Pixel Scrappers

Shared on challenges:
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simonsaysstamp-simon-says-use-some-green
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tuesdaythrowdown-452-good luck/St Pats
catchthebug-march-anything-goes
pennyschallenges-466-anythinggoes

Sympathy Watchbird

Clean and simple.  That's it.


My mother had a friend who, when she was dying, said "I will be free as a bird.  After I've gone, if you see a feather you will know I was near".  I kinda like that idea.




Coloured strip made with Distress Inks.
Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Silver embossed







Shared on challenges:
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lilpatchofcraftyfriends-127-anythinggoes
craftycreations-march--407-anything-goes
crafterscastle-27-anythinggoes
dare2bartzy-march--anything-goes
cardsgalore-march--73-anythinggoes







Tuesday, 10 March 2020

HM Birthday Balloons

HM&FMC # 311 - Anything Goes + option of Embossing


Image: Stampendous House Mouse

Coloured with Distress Inks & Copics
Deckle die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
EF: Sizzix/THoltz
P.Paper: Pixel Scrapper
Scored lines border







Ch#311 March 2nd to 15th Anything Goes + Option Embossing


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!
We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as
 a reminder to join our current 
'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of EMBOSSING (Wet OR Dry) 


Join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Hosted by our Talented Teamie DORTE 

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;
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more. With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Pacific Hibiscus

I made this for a NZ cardswap.
The topic was a recessed card.
I chose the hibiscus colours and the blue because they represent pacifica  - the flowers and the sea.


Layered Flower dies: magazine freebie
EF: magazine freebie
Flourish die: ? swap from a friend
Sentiment:  magazine freebie
Snippets of coloured card
Nuvo drops, twine












Shared on challenges:
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modsquadchallenge-bring-on-the-neon
creativeknockouts-340-lots-of-layers
aaabirthday-11-flowers

die-cut-divas-March-anythinggoes
creativefingers-181.-anythinggoes
southerngirls-anything-goes-with-team-trace
pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-373anythinggoes with snippets
jansdigis-9-anything-goes
abitmoretimetocraft-111











Thursday, 5 March 2020

Little Fishes


This is a die I have had for a while now but not used. It includes the net, which I used as a stencil.  The fish are cut from metallic silver card.





Die: unbranded
Matt silver card
Sentiment stamp: Pink Petticoat
Distress inks













Shared  on challenges:
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sheepski-designs--36-die-cuts-and-or-punches

die-cut-divas-March-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraft-111-anythinggoes
jansdigis-9-anything-goes







Tuesday, 3 March 2020

One of a Kind

HMFMC #311  'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of 'Embossing, wet or dry'

I chose embossing, wet AND dry!
I like the distressed look the swipe of clear heat embossing gives on the green embossed card.

Image: Stampendous/House Mouse
Coloured with Copics
Stitched die: unbranded
EFolder, clear heat embossed: Kaisercraft
Diamond diecut, gold embossed: Couture Creations
Corner Punch: Couture Creations
Sentiment: typed on computer
Banners: snippets of p.paper

Shared on challenges:
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sheepski-designs-36-die-cuts-and-or-punches
creativeknockouts-339-die-cuts-punches
do-allkreatives-March-masculinebirthday

audsentiments-245-anything-goes w sentiment
simon-says-anything-goes-70/
southerngirls-anything-goes
craftycatz-495-atg-with papers





Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome House-Mouse FANS!
We are here with a new challenge for you:  housemouse-challenge

'ANYTHING GOES'
with the option of
'Embossing, wet or dry'

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte.

 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

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more. With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

We would love you to dust off your mousie stamps and join us, here: housemouse-challenge