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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Hugs Basket

During this covid crisis, there is more need than ever to send cards to remind people you love them, are thinking of them or just give them a paper hug!


Stamp:
Sentiment stamp:
3D EF: We R Memory Keepers
Oval die: Spellbinders
Distress Inks, Copics


This little cutie has a lovely crop of hearts growing in her garden to share with anyone who needs a hug.












Shared on challenges:
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

HM Flower Cake

House Mouse & Friends  challenge #322 Anything goes option of Flowers, with Karin


Image: House Mouse
EF: Couture Creations
Tag punch: unbranded
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Flowers: Martha Stewart
Also: Copics, WoS, mirrorcard, silver pen, white pen.

Shared on challenges:










HMFMC # 322 Reminder Anything goes option Flowers

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 FLOWERS

Hosted by our Talented Teamie KARIN
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;

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of 
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!


Many thanks to our generous Sponsor/s for their continued support.  

Join in the challenge here:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 24 August 2020

Hello Beach Babe








Scribbles challenge inspiration for The Great Outdoors.  Check it out here: scribblesdesignschallenge

Get the image here: Image: scribblesdesigns-134-carrie-summer-diva

We are still in the winter and already I wish this was me.  Join me if you'd like ... but bring your own drinks.
Printed the image, coloured, cut out.  Umbrella overstamped with tiny flower.


Image: scribblesdesigns-134-carrie-summer-diva
P.Papers: Papercraft Inspiration magazine
Flower stamp on umbrella: old, unknown
Sentiment stamp:
Speech bubble die: X-cut
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Also: Copics,  Kindyglitz, shell, twine



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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

HM Among the Flowers

House Mouse & Friends Challenge # 322  Anything Goes optional Flowers with Karin

Image:  House Mouse
Embossed Magnolia Stamp: Rosie's Studio
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Copics, ribbon, WoS, gem

Shared on challenges:
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asyoulikeit-favourite-colour-to-pair-with-pink green, it always complements pink and make it look better

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HMFMC # 322 Anything Goes option Flowers

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

'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of FLOWERS

Hosted by our Talented Teamie KARIN

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
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at:


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of 
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!

JOIN IN THE FUN, here: housemouse-challenge

Mermaid/Sea Colours

The challenge at Incy Wincy is Mermaid/Sea Colours.  See what the design team have created for you, here:





And thanks to Oddball Art for providing this image and sentiment.  Get them here: mermaid-nixie-spirit-of-the-sea-image-no-320







Image: Oddball Art/Lizzy Love - Nixie
Sentiment: Oddball Art/Lizzy Love
PPaper: Pixel Scrapper
Also: Copics, torn vellum, white pen, silver pen, Wink of Stella (on tail)




Shared on challenges:
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Sunday, 16 August 2020

Unfrogettable

Dots and Stripes are the challenge at the Crafters Cafe, check it out here:  crafterscafechallenge














Thanks to Creative Bugs who provided the image, get it here:  creative-bug-digis







Image: Creative Bugs -Unfrogettable  (paperpieced)
Tiny Daisy Die: Spellbinders
Sentiment stamp:
Sentiment stamp ('you are' on back):  Rosies Studio
Copics, D.Ink, black pen, WoS, ribbon



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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Crafty Chefs August

I made this to send to my second oldest grandchild who is away at university at the moment (our uni year is Mar to Nov).  It must be stressful with lockdowns, her first year away from home, a strange city, new people and such a disrupted year.

The recipe must do: diecut, interactive, specialty paper, ribbon/twine.
The can do: colour an image, add 3 of something(lines), add glitter/sparkle.
I managed to get all the ingredients in.

Image stamps & sentiments: unbranded
Die tag (cut from bronze metallic card):
EF:
Also: Copics, black pen




Lift the flap:
























then look inside ...




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Coming up Roses



I am so glad to be guest designer at Arty Divas this time.  Check out the challenge here:  artydivaschallenge


A badge for you!
Oh I just love this and had such fun making it.

I have been going through my stash and trying to use stuff I had forgotten about (you know how it is).  I discovered Infusions which I had bought at a show last year and not really known how to use.  So I looked at a couple of colour burst tutorials (Infusions is a similar product only not so bright) and then have spent the last few days experimenting.

I embossed the card, spritzed it with water, allowed time for it to properly wet, then with Infusions powder on a dry paintbrush just sprinkled it onto the appropriate areas.  The powder activates when it gets wet.  Then I used a water brush to draw out the colour into the shape of the embossed roses and leaves.  I only used 2 colours of Infusions, but they have grains of other colours in them which makes a stunning effect.   CLICK on pic for close up look.

I have posted a couple of items already using this product.  BUT my fave has to be this one.  I would like this made into fabric for a summer dress!  So gorgeously feminine and romantic with an arty feel.


Here is the card with the uncoloured EF:

EF: Couture Creation
Colour: Infusions (only 2 colours)
Tag die: unknown
Sentiment stamp: mag freebie Papercraft Inspirations
Also:  Floss, silver pen, gem



















Before and After!


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Friday, 14 August 2020

More masks

Today was another day on the sewing machine, this time making straight masks.  I have now run out of the non-woven vilene I have been putting in the middle, so that is it!

I think the washable masks are so much better for the planet than using disposable ones (and fun too).

Whale Sparkle

This is for the NZ cardswap using a technique called iron-off embossing 2 for 1 cards from a youtube video from Jennifer McGuire.

This is using the ironed-off panel and I like the wave-ish look so gave the whale somewhere to play.  My swap buddy this  time is a swimming instructor so I thought she would like something swimmy.

Background stamp: Rubbadubbadoo
Whale layer stamp: Rosies Studio
Sentiment: Rosies Studio
Also: Copics, D.Inks, sparkle EP, WoS, gem.













Shared on challenges:
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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Face masks


A morning on the sewing machine.  After more than 100 covid-free days, we have a community outbreak and while Auckland is isolated at level 3, the rest of us are now at level 2.  These are for family, as it may become necessary to wear masks.


Cosy Toes

I have taken up knitting again, spurred on by having cold feet while watching tv.  They are snuggly soft and look great in the variegated wool.

I decided I will keep knitting them in kids sizes to give away, or larger sizes for rest homes; that should use up my bits and pieces of wool.

I got the free pattern off the internet by googling knitted slippers.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Kitty Hugs

In the past few days I engaged in a video mystery stamp at Pinky's World.  It was on 6 August live, but I forgot and caught up later.  Link here: pinkysworldsuprojects-mystery-stamping


We got given the list of materials to prepare ahead of time, then as it went live we got instructions in the form of clues.   I really didn't know what was going to happen or how it worked, but it was fun.
Here is my result.  I was pretty conservative in my choices, not knowing what to expect.

At the end, for embellishment I added stitching with black pen, a pearly flower, and inked the edge of the card.


Image and sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Dies: unbranded
Copics, twine, p.paper










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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Rhi - Swinging by


Card made by Rhiannon, aged 11.  Sparkle is Kindyglitz.

Challenge:
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lovetoscrap-136-for-kids

HM Painters

House Mouse and Friends  Challenge #321 Anything Goes option of Numbers with Dorte


Image: House Mouse
EF: Kaisercraft
Scrap of paper
Copics, WoS, D.Inks, white pen, brad.

I left space at the bottom so I could add a name or number later.

Shared on challenges:






Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you; 

'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of Use A Number

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte,
so come and join in the fun!
  

Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

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!!  

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support. 
Enter here:  housemouse-challenge 

Unicorn Cake

Incy WIncy challenge this time has 3 choices:
Sketch/Interactive/Fantasy or any mix.
Check it out here:




Thanks to My Besties who provided this Fantas-tic image, get it here:



I chose fantasy.  Any little girl aged between 2 and 8 would love a cake like this.  Coloured with copics and the dots are made using the eraser on a pencil as a stamp with versamark ink.


Image: My Besties
Corner punch: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
Also: Copics, P.Paper, ribbon (pink and mauve), Kindyglitz





Shared on challenges:
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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Birthday Shades

At the Crafters Cafe this time it's Anything Goes!  See what the design team have made to inspire you, and enter here:  crafterscafechallenge























Many thanks to QKR for the great images, get them here:  boy-in-window & boy-with-balloons


Images: QKR -   boy-in-window & boy-with-balloons
Sentiment stamp: TimHoltz
P.Paper: Kaisercraft
Also: Copics, D.Inks

Shared on challenges:
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... and on the inside, the real person!



I chose this to make for my grandson who loves tricks, and didn't like wearing clothes when he was little.