24 December, 2020

Cocktail Cheers


Scribbles challenge is Sparkle & Shine.  Think of me here in NZ in the full heat of summer drinking this cool, frosted drink called a Traffic Light.  The sparkle is from Wink of Stella, like moisture all over the glass when it's been in the fridge.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so used dry embossing to make a subtle surface for the glass to stand on; it adds a bit of texture too.

Image: Scribbles - 

Diecut: Poppy Stamps

Also: Copics, white pigment pen, gem for sparkle.

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22 December, 2020

Optional Girl


INCY WINCY challenge is PEOPLE + Sketch and/or Colour Option, wow check out the design team inspiration and have a go, here:  incywincydesigns

Thanks to Oddball Art for providing this wacky image and sentiment.  


Image & sentiment:  Oddball Art Co.  BAD GIRL CARMEN #113

EF: Cuttlebug

Also: Copics, D.Inks, Washi tape, Silver Shimmer (splattered)

I managed to get it all: the person, the sketch and the colour!

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Merry & New


Put 2020 behind you - this is to you all with the bestest of  wishes for 2021.

While this is a winter snowy card for all those of you in colder climes, remember those of us enjoying a cool drink in a sweltering hot summer over this time (smile).  So this is a cooling card for us.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

EF: mag freebie

Also: Copics, silver cord, gems, D'inks, white chalk ink, Kindyglitz, Sakura pen

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HMFMC #330 Anything Goes with option Sparkle/Shine

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with our last challenge for 2020 

 #330 'ANYTHING GOES'  with the optional theme of  Sparkle/Shine

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Carol 

As we are all getting ready for a special visitor and are all  

 busy, we are running this challenge for

4wks with FOUR amazing Sponsor prizes..eek! 

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.

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors for their continued support.  

We have FOUR Super generous sponsors
 for our 4wk challenge, the last one for 2020

Our first generous sponsor is 
The winner will be given a fabulous set of 10 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 

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

Our second generous sponsor is 

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Our third generous sponsor is 
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!!  

Our Fourth generous sponsor is 

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps

Join us here: housemouse-challenge

21 December, 2020

Deer Friend


I like this soft-toned/understated colour, which I made using the photo inspiration you see below.

Image: Bugaboo
Nesting frame dies: Nellie Snellen
P.paper: Rosie's Studio
Die tag: Cuttlebug
Also: Copics, twine, WoS, metallic gold pen
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20 December, 2020

Carl Care


A special image issue at Scribbles, check it out here:  Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Specially designed with appreciation for healthcare workers, from doctors & nurses to plebotomists and pharmacists ... and anyway who can resist cute Carl?  I gave mine to the local pharmacy staff who were amazing during the past year, especially in extreme covid conditions.

Image & Sentiment: Scribbles (paperpieced)

bandaid Die: MFT-DieNamics

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz

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19 December, 2020

Deer Hugs


You've heard of bear hugs, well this is deer hugs.

I used a  sketch Saturday sketch for this, but turned it around then forgot to enter it in time, as well as the colour challenge in Chaos Bingo.   

I thought this would be a great man card - Christmassy but not too fussy or fancy.

I swiped white D'ink on the embossed card to show up the woodgrain.  Cut a range of nesting labels in different colours.  The sentiment is diecut in mirror card with a vellum shadow (the first time I've been able to do this (new die set).

Image: Bugaboo

Word die: unbranded

Label dies: unbranded

EF: Sizzix

Also: Copics, white D'Ink, Twine, Pearls, Kindyglitz, WoS.

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Tall Treat Box


It's filled with a bag of mini marshmallows.

Box die: CraftWise


Hex Die: 

Sentiment: taken from the net, typed on computer.

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, fancy yarn.

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17 December, 2020

Opportunity Deer


Another funny Christmas, particularly in light of this years Covid restrictions.  I'm sure we would've all been badder if we could ...   I discovered one piece of this bp in my stash with the bauble border already on it  - perfect.  I like non-trad colours.

Image: Bugaboo

Stitched die: DieNamics

Also: Copics, white pigment pen, Kindyglitz, gem

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Oh Deer


I made the background using a failed die-emboss of clouds, by sponging with distress inks, painting with gesso, misting and EP clumping.  I have seen people using white 3d product (which we don't seem to be able to get here), so I experimented a bit and came up with 'clumping' EP by misting it with water, waiting for it to clump, then sprinkling it in the card, then heating.  Not quite the same effect but it suits me.

Image: Bugaboo

Speech balloon die: X-cut

Also: Copics,  D'Inks, Shimmer Spritz, white EP, gesso, white pigment pen

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16 December, 2020

Eva's earbud pouch


I made this earbud pouch for our granddaughter Eva.  It is made from a test-piece of handmade batik cloth, so nobody in the whole wide world will have one like it.  I hand stamped it with permanent ink.

I got the pouch design off youtube:  DIY EARPHONE HOLDER | EASY SEWING TUTORIAL  It is made using a CD for the pattern.

Alphabet stamp: Rosie's Studio

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Kid Reindeer


You know how I like sketches . . . well, here's a Christmas one.

Image: Bugaboo

EF's: Cuttlebug

Stitched die: DieNamics

Postagestamp die: AveryElle

Sentiment: unbranded

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, white pen

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Elfish Tag


At the Crafters Cafe we have a HOLIDAY theme, check it out here:  crafterscafechallenge

Thanks to sponsor Dr Digi for providing this image; get it here:  doctor-digi-elvis-the-elf

Image: Dr Digi - Elvis the Elf
Sentiment: magazine freebie
Background stamp: magazine freebie
Die: unbranded

15 December, 2020

Blue Penguin Tag


Did you know there are more kinds of penguins around NZ than anywhere else?  My fave is the little blue penguin. When we are out fishing they just swim right on by ... and are very cute.

Image: Bugaboo

Tag die: NCraft

Snowflake die: Impression Obsession

Also: Copics, ribbon, Kindyglitz

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13 December, 2020

Reindeer Games


I made this tag for my hubby.

Image: Bugaboo
Speech die: X-cut
Tag die: NCraft
Game card stamp: Rosie's Studio
Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, white pigment pen, ribbon

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