Translate

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Bee Garden

 

At SCRIBBLES challenge the theme is ANYTHING GOES


Check it out here:


Stencil: Ranger/Dina Wakeley
EF(sanded): Cuttlebug
Embossed Sentiment:
Also:   Lyra watercolour crayons, twine, pearls, opal dust
Fancy fold was a tutorial at thecraftspa (yes it does fold flat)



Tuesday, 22 June 2021

HM Tiny Tag

 


The challenge is to make something small, so I made a tiny tag.


Image & Sentiment: House Mouse/Stampendous

Tag die:

Also: Copics, D.Inks, gems, white pen, ribbon


Shared on challenges:

simonsaysstampwednesday-simon-says-animal-antics

creativeknockouts-406-furry-friends

craftycatz-556-anything-goes animal

scrapping4fun-194-anything-goes-with-animal 4th entry: tag

allsorts-629-anything-goes-with-optionbuttonsbows


paperfunday-30-anything-goes sparkleshine


Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

'ANYTHING GOES'  with the option theme of 'MAKE IT SMALL'
 (eg: use the 'mini clear stamps'/make a small tag/make a little card to go with
 a bouquet of flowers)

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte.

so join the fun!  
stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
 http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
We are generously Sponsored  by Stampendous.
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, 21 June 2021

Oohlala

 


At Incy Wincy the challenge is SLIMLINE or SHAPED cards.  Check it out here: incywincydesigns


Thanks to Polkadoodles for this beautiful image. Get it here:  polkadoodles-ruby-oo-la-la-digi


Flourish die:
Also: Copics, Sequins, glitter (on flowers)
Shared on challenges:
asyoulikeitchallenge-favourite-tip-and-use-it-on-your-project Use sparkle or shine - I almost always use a little whether it is sequins, metal, glitter pen or even Glossy Accents


Sunday, 20 June 2021

iSpy #24

 iSpy #24

The prompts this week were:  Advertising,  Delicious,  Animal,  Starts with 'V',  own choice.


ADVERTISING:  I sat down at our breakfast bar the other day with coffee and spied this stack of stuff on the end of the bench waiting to be sorted, including our local free paper.  I laughed out loud at how the exposed  bit of advertising read with the stuff on top of it!  I hope you do too.


DELICIOUS:  I had this dessert called Ambrosia while out with a friend ... delicious.  A toffee basket filled with yoghurt, cream, marshmallows, meringue and raspberries.  Are you drooling yet?



ANIMAL:  I took this while I was on a walk down our road yesterday.  One of our neighbours sheep; doesn't she look elegant?  She was staring off into space and just gracefully turned her head when I stepped up to the fence.  I think she looks like those old-fashioned drawings of sheep.



STARTS WITH 'V':  this is some of my VINTAGE linen.  We are clearing out for downsizing and I am finding it difficult to part with beautiful stuff like this.   It is all crinkly because you never store fine linens with starch in.


PHOTOGRAPHERS CHOICE:  As you know by now we are in the middle of winter.  We had a hail storm come through and it made a great pic with the way it made a halo just above the surface when I got down low, and also the reflections.  A very winter scene, but this is really as bad as it gets here.  We live in a temperate zone.


Another week - we are now halfway through the year!  

Thanks Lysha for the challenge.  See what Lysha and others are doing, here:  ispy-2021


Friday, 18 June 2021

Bunny Friend

 


For this one I had used a stencil on another project and it still had ink on it, so I used the wet stencil as a stamp to make the background for this one, waste not...
As a child I remember going out on a summer night to watch bunnies munching away at grass in the moonlight.

Stamp Image: magazine freebie

Sentiment: magazine freebie

Stencil: Rosie's Studio

Hex punch: fiskars

Also: Copics, D.Inks, washi tape


Shared on challenges:

aaacards-192-one-corner-opt memories

dreamvalley-250-summer-fun

simonsaysstampwednesday-simon-says-animal-antics

asyoulikeit-favourite-tip-and-use-it  when stencilling, use the stencil as a stamp to make use of the wet ink/paint on its surface.

digichoosday-24-anything-goes-card-making


creativeknockouts-406-furry-friends

craftycatz-556-anything-goes

pennyschallenges-498-anythinggoes

audsentiments-277-anything-goes-sentiment

creativefingers-210-anythinggoes

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Birthday Sharesies

 


The challenge this time at the Crafters Cafe is Insects and/or Butterflies.  

Check it out here: crafterscafe







Thanks to sponsor Dr Digi for providing the image.  Get it here:  Sharesies (doctor-digi.com)

This is a bit like a horror movie.    I thought of all the times this has happened to me when I sat down for a quiet bite to eat and hello! surprise!  everyone comes to the party.

As you can see I used an everyday Dr Digi's image and added to it with the insects.


Image: Sharesies (doctor-digi.com)

Edge stamp: Tim Holtz

Cobweb: internet freebie

Bees digi: Craft Stamper mag

Ant digi: Bugaboo

Spider digi overlaypaper: Pixel Scrapper

Bee BP: Pixel Scrapper

Also: Copics, D.Inks, Glossy Accents, WoS


Shared on challenges:

simonsaysstampwednesday-simon-says-create-a-scene

colourcrazychallenge-23-anything-goes-colouring

craftycatz-555-anything-goes-makeascene

scrapping4fun-194-anything-goes-with-animal

allsortschallenge-628-butterflies-and-bugs


show-us-your-pussycats--67

heroartsstay-crafty--24-for the guys

craftygalscorner-220-one-for-boys

creative-moments--216-anythinggoes

cccdigicreations-126-eileens-anything-goes

Bunny Hugs

 

I was so pleased to be asked to be a guest designer at
Do-all Creatives
The theme is Anything Goes Small and Tall 
and I chose this trio of bunnies

I thought it would be great for a mother or father or even a grandma/grandpa card. 
I printed it out twice, once on white card and once on printer paper to make a mask.  I made the background with my gelli-plate using distress oxide inks because they give a great texture as well as colour, and printed it onto the masked card.  I stamped little flowers in white around their feet and some silver clouds.

Image: DoodleDigi from Creastamps
Cloud stamp: Kaisercraft
Flower stamp: unknown
Sentiment stamp: unbranded
Also: Copics, Kindyglitz 3D silver (centre of flowers)

See the little flowers here:
 

Shared on challenges:
asyoulikeitcas-or-fully-fancy-and-why  CAS because I like a crisp clean look

HM Dandelion Wishes

 


It tickles doesn't it?

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Sentiment:

EF: Craft Concepts

ALso: Copics, D.Inks, WoS, ribbon


Shared on challenges:

craftycatz-555-anything-goes-createascene

scrapping4fun-194-anything-goes-with-animal

welovechocolatebaroque-june-hand-coloured-or-paper-pieced-image

gemchallenge-12-anything-goes-craft

simonsaysstampwednesday-simon-says-create-a-scene


pennyschallenges-498-anythinggoes

creativeknockouts-405-anything-goes

colourcrazy-23-anything-goes-colouring

lilpatchofcraftyfriends-159-anythinggoes


HMFC #342 Midway reminder A/G + option of Matching Envelope


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 Decorate An Envelope To Match


Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lols 

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

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!

Our Second Generous Sponsor is 
We Welcome back Barry & his team @ House Mouse Designs
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

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their Continued Support 

JOIN US HERE:  housemouse-challenge

Sunday, 13 June 2021

iSpy #23

 iSpy #23


This week the prompts are:  Page, Waiting, Triangle, Pink, and Own choice.


PAGE:  I look forward to our rural paper coming twice a week with it's puzzles, so here's the page:


WAITING:  Jan waiting for us to catch up on our walk.  I did some playing with adobe photoshop paint effects in this one.


TRIANGLE:  To start with, I really got stuck on this one, and then I couldn't stop seeing them!  Lots of triangles in this quilt that I made in 2008 while we lived in UK, but photographed today.  Apart from the piano key border it is all triangles, and triangles making more triangles.


PINK:  I have lots of pink flowers, but one of my faves is this very delicate barely-there pink penstemon.   Which reminds me... I promised some cuttings of this one to a friend ... must do.



OWN CHOICE:  I love photographing old buildings and old stuff of any kind really.  This is a farm dairy with a derelict bit of machinery in the long grass.  I love the paint peeling off the door and  the bits of rust etc.


I hope you think my choices are interesting this week.  I look forward to seeing yours.  
Check it out, here:  ispy-2021

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

HM Gift & Envelope

 


House mouse with a matching envelope.  I stamped the image then masked it before sponging the background with D.inks.  I coloured the image with Copics.  Ditto the envelope.


Image stamps: House Mouse/Stampendous

Sentiment: House Mouse/Stampendous

Also Copics, Glossy Accents, black pen doodles, white pen, ribbon.


Shared on Challenges:

audsentiments-276-anything-goes-sentiment

colourcrazychallenge-22-anything-goes-colouring

digichoosday-22-card-making-and-craft

craftycatz-554-anything-goes

qkrstampede-421-anythinggoes


papercraft-challenges-70-anything-goes





Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

'ANYTHING GOES'
with the option theme of 
Decorate An Envelope To Match


Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lols 

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:
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!

Our Second Generous Sponsor is 
We Welcome back Barry & his team @ House Mouse Designs
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

JOIN US HERE:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 7 June 2021

No Drama Llama

 


Incy Wincy challenge is Men, Kraft card/paper.  

See the design team inspiration and enter here:  incywincydesigns


And thanks to sponsor Oddball who supplied the images: ODDBALL ART CO

iSpy #22

 It iSpy time again!    

iSpy #22 prompts are: Floral Print, Orange, Starts with'F', Fork, own choice.


FLORAL PRINT:  From my scrap fabric bin a selection of left over Kaffe Fassett fabrics from when I sewed my Covid 19 quilt last year.




ORANGE:  Maybe you won't recognise these, let me know what you think they are.  I like this photo because of the complementary colours - so fabulous.                                            (answer at bottom of post)




STARTS with an 'F'.  This is my collection of feathers.  As I wander around I collect them and it's amazing the variety I have.  The big one is a pheasant tail feather - we rarely find these - from one of our resident male pheasants who wander through our property each morning.  The other feathers are mainly from our hens, and the odd eastern rosella parrots that visit from time to time.  I also use them on my cards when appropriate.

FORK:  Here is Ian's wall of forks in the garden shed.  I think they make a lovely collection.


OWN CHOICE:  Here is the last of the autumn leaves from the tui cherry trees.  I love the look of the deciduous trees against the evergreens.  Here we are in June, the first month of winter and today it's 20 deg C.  no wonder the trees have been slow to lose their leaves this year!


Check out Lysha's iSpy challenge and join in, here:  ispy-22


****PS: the orange items are electric fence standards.