28 January, 2021

29 Again


I love these snarky cats from Tim Holtz.  I used the paper piecing technique for the cat, doodling and splotting for the background.

Image: Tim Holtz

Sentiment: Art Impressions

Also: D.Inks, black pen, googly eyes, white Sharpie.

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26 January, 2021

Masky Mouse


This is a one layer card and monochrome.  The mouse is stamped and then masked while colour/spritz/ splatter is added.  I drew the doodle border around with fine black pen.

Image/senti: House Mouse/Stampendous

Also: D'inks, spritz, black pen

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as  a reminder to join our current 

with the option of  "MONOCHROME"
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.

Generously Sponsored  by;

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 

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24 January, 2021

Birthday 40


It's a special at Scribbles this month, eighth birthday - wow!  What fun this one is!  Get *8* things on your card.

I know it's Scribbles eighth birthday, but I know someone who's turning 40 and this is perfect for him, he's a chef!

Check out the design team inspiration and join in the fun, here:  scribblesdesignschallenge

This time the challenge is to get eight things on the card.   Background patt.paper, stripey panel, embossed panel, the image, Copic colouring, embossed sentiment stamp, number diecut, paperpieced bow tie, ... whew!  

The image is kindly provided by Scribbles Designs, get it here: #204 Brrr-thday Chef

Image: Scribbles #204 Brrr-thday Chef

(I added his smile)

EF: Cuttlebug

Number die: uniquely Creative

Embossed sentiment: Montarga

Also: Copics, Glossy Accents, WoS, black pen.

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19 January, 2021

HM Cloudy Friends


Image: HouseMouse/Stampendous

Die: Spellbinders

Sentiment: unbranded

PPaper: anzo

Also: Copics, pearls, WoS

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Eeek! House Mouse and Friends 

#332  ANYTHING GOES OR Monochrome

 Hosted by our  Talented Teamie Dorte 

We are Sponsored by
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

18 January, 2021

Starry Love

Anything Goes at INCY WINCY for our first challenge of 2021 - nice to see you back!  Get inspired by the design team and join us here:  incywincydesigns

Thanks to Starstampz for this image, get it here:  jack-frost-digital-stamp

I wanted to go with the frosty theme so embossed and swiped D'ink over.  I diecut the circle offset on the edge to put the image behind.

Image: Starstampz
Star dies: Creative Scrapbooking
Round die: unbranded
Sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Also: Copics, D'inks, Kindyglitz, washi, silver Sharpie

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16 January, 2021

Birthday Heat


Catch the bug day 7: colour  (see below)

Image: Bugaboo
Sentiment: Beccy's Place

New Directions


At the Crafters Cafe, the challenge is NEW!  Anything new.  

Check out the DT inspiration and join us here:


Thanks to Angie's Stamps for the image; get it here: butterfly-on-toadstools

NEW Directions:  I made this for one of our granddaughters who has left university and is looking for work.  Because of  the effects of Covid, I made this so she might stay focussed on her dreams while taking work where she can get it in the meantime.  I thought the butterfly motif very appropriate for the changes she will need to make.

I made a scrappy strips background, complete with strips of gold (for the dream).  I coloured the image and smooshed and stamped over the ground.  The wings are sparkly with WoS.  * I now collect all my snippets/strippy scraps so I will have them ready to go.

Image: Angie's

Oval die: unbranded

Sentiment stamp, & starry: Magazine freebies

Also: Copics, D'Inks, WoS, gold pen

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13 January, 2021

Birthday Latte


I picked out the turquoise in the patt.paper and everything else is coffee-ish.  The little brad is suede and very 3D and I thought it suited because it looked a bit frothy.  The patt.paper is gorgeous with glossy sparkly areas.

This is made from a bingo chart (see below): 

12 January, 2021

Birthday Baggie 3

Catch the Bug Day 3 : Anything But a Card - it's a gift bag.  
Nice for something sweet, jewellery, or something handmade.  A tiny bit of sparkle (on the patt.paper) and little bit of gold makes it special.

Image: Bugaboo

Bag Die: Craft Wise

Also: Copics, gold EP, ribbon, 3D Kindyglitz, cobweb

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New Year Mouse


Colourful and fun, this is a party card.  The background is made using the shaving foam-food colouring technique.  The shaving foam leaves the paper feeling smooth and creamy.  It's lots of fun and you get quite a few 'prints' from each foamy tray, even though they do get paler and paler.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous

Embossed Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie

Also: Copics, Kindy Glitz, metallic stars, washi tape, Glossy Accents.

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


'ANYTHING GOES' with the option theme of NEW BEGINNINGS
anything NEW Job /Baby/House/Friendship/new mousey 

Hosted by teamie Christine 

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
 Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

Generously Sponsored  by;

 Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at:
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Our second Generous sponsor for 2021 is 
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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.  

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors for their continued support.  

👉 so join the fun, here:   housemouse-challenge

07 January, 2021

Cat Defence


Woohoo I love these cats. This one can be used in any position.

I'm sure anyone who has had a cat can empathise with this one.

I stamped the cat onto the background p.paper and also onto coloured card, with an extra head, and cut it out.  The edges of the p.paper and sentiment are inked.

Image & sentiment: Tim Holtz

Also: copics, thread, white pen, black pen.

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2020 faves

2020 FAVES: 

Crafty Suze inspired me to look back over my year and pick my favourite work.  I try to make at least one card a day so there were a lot (more than 365!), sometimes it was hard to choose.   What do you think?

Jan 2020

Feb 2020

Mar 2020 - Start of NZ Lockdown

Apr 2020

May 2020

Jun 2020 

- end of lockdown, life goes back to normal except borders are closed.

Jul 2020

Aug 2020  

My top pick for 2020 - I loved making it and still love it - I can't part with it!

Sep 2020

Oct 2020

Nov 2020

Dec 2020

Well that was 2020, roll on 2021!