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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

HM Birthday Ride

House Mouse & Friends  Challenge #319 Anything goes/option of Celebrate,  with Sue


A CAS card, using coloured background and uncoloured black & white image.  This is a special favourite of mine.

A birthday is an excellent reason to celebrate!


Image: House Mouse
Sentiment:
Cloud die (used as stencil):uniquelyCreative
D.Inks


Image stamped, masked, then clouds stencilled using a diecut.





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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

#319 ANYTHING GOES / option CELEBRATE

hosted by our Talented Teamie Sue Kment
Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

 So join the fun!    HERE:  housemouse-challenge


We are Sponsored by

Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 
The winner will be given a fabulous set of 10 Mini Clear Stamps!  Assortment may vary.

AND
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!!  

Monday, 29 June 2020

Pearfect!

What a lovely image of pears, pearfect for my friend who surname is pearson.
And pears are one of my favourite fruits.

Image & sentiment:  unknown, really old (if you know, please let me know)
Tag: unbranded
Corner punch: couture creations
Ribbon

















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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Moon Box


                                                                                                                                 before:
Scribbles June challenge is Flip-a-Coin!                           
What fun!  Check it out here:  scribblesdesignschallenge


There are five flips.  My flip was: CAS, shaped, gemstones, ribbon/twine, recycled/upcycled.  EEeeeekk!
This would be great for a man to keep his jewellery in.  Or a woman.

What a great challenge.
Round dies: Spellbinders
Copics, black acrylic paint, metallic flakes, gems, twine

I painted the box black, when dry, I sanded randomly to get an aged look.  The image lent itself to adding gold leaf flakes which I did to small areas as I did not want to overwhelm the image (and remember, I had to keep it CAS), coloured the eyes and lips, then added the gemstones.  I was going to keep it toned down and then thought " hey, they are gems, go to town"!  I think it's still CAS?
(Lots of white area, minimal layers etc)

And get this amazing Scribbles image, here:  #A 70 Moon Star


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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

HM Sprinkles

HM&F #   Midway     Anything Goes option of Celebration with Sue

Celebrate?  Who doesn't love sprinkles?   They are the champagne bubbles of food.   Oooops, that's a lot ...  I guess I'll have to eat the leftover ones ...

Image: House Mouse
Die: Kaisercraft
Label die: NCraft
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also:  Copics, sparkly washi, Kindyglitz, white pen

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge hosted by our Talented Teamie Sue Kment
ANYTHING GOES Optional theme "Celebrate"

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 


 so join the fun  HERE:   housemouse-challenge

We are Sponsored by


Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 
The winner will be given a fabulous set of 10 Mini Clear Stamps!  Assortment may vary.
AND
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!!  

Monday, 22 June 2020

Watermelon Summer

What is nicer on a hot summer day than watermelon?

I chose sequins in watermelon colours and added black pips with Enamel Accents.  Wink of Stella on the watermelon to make it look juicy.  Watermelon is adhered with 3D foam tape.



Image: TiddlyInks
EF: WeRMemoryKeepers
P.Papers: both from papercraft magazines
Also: Copics, mixed sequins, WoS, EnamelAccents













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modsquad-summer-lemons/fruit
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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Silhouette Colour

Making colour backgrounds using residual ink from other projects.  Ink smooshed, and spritzed onto background; also used as watercolour paint to colour foliage.



Embossed Image:  Dylusions
Embossed Sentiment: Dylusions
Foliage stamps:
D.Inks, black pen, gold acrylic splatter















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artydivas-24-anythinggoes

asyoulikeit-digi-or-rubber-and-why While I do use digis, I get more satisfaction using a physical stamp and getting inky - for me it is more about the process.









Pink Pussycat

A simple card with paper piecing.
I liked the stripes - I'm sure every fashionable cat would like a fur coat like this!

Image: Beccy's Place
Corner punch: EK Success
Sentiment: Beccy's Place
Copics, gems


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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Bride Bouquet


I wanted this card to look like a regular wedding photo so used layers of frames, one of them is a lace frame that hardly shows in the pic.  The sprinkle of tiny white hearts don't show up well either.

Image: Gecko Galz
Wallpaper, snippets torn
Elements: Pixel Scrapper


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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Retiform Garden

I made this for my swap buddy Val in our NZ cardswap group where the monthly theme was retiform cards.  There are plenty of examples on how to make them on the internet.  It involves a lot of masking & stamping.

I thought since the weather has been gloomy going into our southern winter, a garden sunshiny card was called for, and a reminder that summer is coming in a few months.   The bunnies at the bottom are to give a little friendship hug while we are still feeling the effects of Covid19.



Images: various stamps
Distress inks
gems









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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

HM Balloon Prank

HM & F   Midway #318  Anything Goes option with Circles/Dots


You've got to love these naughty mice... fun, or is that a threat?

Image: House Mouse
Sentiment stamp:
Dies: Spellbinders
Copics
P.Papers, CardCandy, metallic gold pen, white pen
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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

Midway 'ANYTHING GOES' Challenge with the option of CIRCLES/DOTS
Hosted by our Talented Teamie APRIL WILLIAMS

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

*********************  so join the fun HERE:  housemouse-challenge  ********************

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

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

If Cats Ruled

MAN'S BEST FRIEND is the challenge at Incy Wincy, check it out here:  incywincydesigns



Thanks to sponsor Dr Digi for providing the DT  images, get this one here:  doctor-digi/mycroft-and-watson






Image: Dr Digi - mycroft-and-watson
P.papers, what if: Pixel Scrapper
Sentiment: typed on computer
Copics, Black Enamel Accents, black pen, white pen

Obviously man's best friend isn't pussy's best friend or not even a friend at all!
Notice that little pussy paw pushing the vase ...


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Capt.Thunder

Crafters Cafe challenge is THINGS WITH WINGS.
See what the design team have done to inspire you and join us here:  crafterscafe



Thanks to Dr Digi for this wonderfully wacky image, get it here:  doctor-digi captain-thunderpants



Image: Dr Digi - captain-thunderpants
Sentiment blue: Pixel Scrapper
Sentiment HB: magazine freebie
CaptT sentiment: typed on computer
Star stamps: Rosies Studio
Copics, gold pen, Glossy Accents (eyes), WoS (on blue sentiment & wings)

I chose to colour, then cut out the image and raise it on 3D foam tape.  Last year my husband had a fall from a ladder while cleaning the outside windows (what a legend) and ended up with a walking stick for a while until his knee surgery.  I have made this for his birthday later this month... he is my hero.

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Monday, 15 June 2020

Goofy Things

I love colouring these images. 
I stamped then masked the image, smooshed an area, then stencilled in layers, and splattered gold.  Removed the mask and coloured the image with Copics.


Image: Art Impressions
Sentiment: Art Impressions
Die: Spellbinders
Copics, D.Inks, metallic gold acrylic paint (stencil & splatter), Glossy Accents, white pen
















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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Mosaic

This is made using a punch I have had forever (probably one of the first ones I owned);  I am trying to use stuff I have, but maybe have forgotten or not used for ages.

The base card is heavy cream linen finish, so I punched 12 squares from light cream parchment paper  and made a larger square in gold paper for the centre, by punching four times.  It was really difficult lining up the punch to get a bigger square, so there were about 8 centres that ended up in the bin before I got a good one... then spacing ... ugh.

Punch: Dovecraft
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
gold embossed
Sentiment dies: Nellie's
metallic gold card


I deliberately left the sentiment open, as I thought I could use it for lots of occasions - maybe a golden wedding anniversary  or even as a sympathy card.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Tiny Flower Garden

I was looking through some old cardmaking books that I was going to get rid of  and there was a section on using vellum.

So I got out my vellum - I hardly ever use it, I don't know why not.

I used a small piece of blue vellum to go behind a diecut frame, then tore it off.  I love torn edges.
Then layered a torn brown scrap for the dirt, and a piece of negative leftover scrap for the grass.  Talk about using up scraps!
I drew veins on the diecut leaves in two colours of green gel pen, one of them sparkly.  Another sparkly gel pen dotted on the sticky-out bits of the flowers.  The dragonfly is punched from a tiny iridescent leftover.

Frame die:  Unbranded
Flower die: unbranded
Leaf die: Poppy Stamps
W.can die: Impression Obsession
Dragonfly punch: unbranded
Also: Vellum, gems, gel pens, scraps


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HM Donut Hugs

House Mouse & Friends # 318  Anything goes/Circles, Dots

Image: House Mouse
Circle Die:DieNamics
Hugs die: Simon Says
EF: Sizzix
Snippets of paper, Copics
Nuvo Crystal Drops, crystal glitter (for sugar)

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  'ANYTHING GOES' Challenge with the option of Circles/Dots

Join in here: housemouse-challenge

Hosted by our Talented Teamie APRIL WILLIAMS
Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 

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
Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Blue Dragonfly

This big dragonfly die deserves space for itself.

I made the background by using a flourish stencil to dry emboss, then inking over the card with Distress Oxide Inks.  Then a large background stamped over.  White acrylic paint (diluted) stamped using bubble wrap, then a space in the middle stamped with thicker white acrylic paint using a torn cardboard as a stamp. Flicked with shimmer mist and silver acrylic paint.

The dragonfly is misted with sheer mist and adhered with shredded gauze under.  Body is adorned with pearls, and the wings are left free.

Stencil: Tattered Angels flourish
Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp silver embossed: Hero Arts
Background stamp: Rubbadubbadoo
Distress Oxide inks, Sheer Shimmer Mist, Gauze, White acrylic paint, silver acrylic paint, pearls
Bubblewrap

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