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Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Bunny & Bird

 


Bunny is paperpieced, looking very trendy.  The background is Distress Inks used as watercolours.

Bunny & Bird sounds a bit like the name of a pub, doesn't it?


Stamps: unbranded

Also: Copics, Washi tape, D.Inks, WoS


Shared on challenges:

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Rainbows

 




WE all need rainbow moments, now more than ever.


Rainbow die: unbranded
Wonderful die:unbranded
You die: SimonSays
Also: WoS


HM Butterfly Spring

 


What could be better than lying in warm chocolate with flowers and butterflies all around?  

I made the background like this: I diecut butterfly shapes from watercolour paper, coloured them with water-based pens and spritzed with water a lot, then printed them onto a large sheet of wet watercolour paper.  

House mouse is stamped, coloured, then cut out and applied to the background.


Image: House Mouse

Sentiment stamp: unbranded

Also: Copics, water-based pens, white Sharpie, Perfect Pearls mist, Opal Dust


Shared on challenges:

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ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-march-springcolours

welovechocolatebaroque-march-i-love... getting inky

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the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 

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Sunday, 28 March 2021

I Spy #12

 This week's prompts at Lysha's I SPY #12 challenge are: 

Spring?, folded, open, alone, own choice.


SPRING? No! We are coming into AUTUMN here in New Zealand, so here is the season with the leaves just starting to turn colour.



FOLDED:  I had loads of inspiration for this one, but decided on an origami crane I had made for Ian.


OPEN:  Again lots of inspiration but came upon this little scene in the kitchen yesterday.  I guess I should be thankful it didn't get left there with no chocolate inside...  apparently it got there on its own!


ALONE: Ian having a bit of quiet time with his cryptic crosswords.  At the moment it's lovely and mild without being too hot or too cool.  Midday today is 23/24 deg C. - perfect for me.





OWN CHOICE:  Taken at Mt Maunganui after sunset.  I was amazed at how defined the weather front was - clear blue sky on one side and heavy cloud on the other.  It made a nice shaded curve from the sky to the water too.




Shared on Lysha's I Spy photographic challenge - have a look at what others are doing too.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Floral

 


There's nothing like some flowers in a jar to lift the spirits, and if it's got a  bow and some sparkle, even better.

Image: Sheepski

BP, frame: Pixel Scrapper

Washi, Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

Also: D.Inks, watercolour, gem

Shared on challenges:

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Happy Bunny

 


Scribbles current challenge is Spring Fling
Bunny is happy it's spring, because she has a new bow, and chocolate!
What more could a girl want?

Check out the challenge and join us here:  scribblesdesignschallenge

Get the image here:  scribblesdesigns-431-hoppy-6

Image: Scribbles  scribblesdesigns 431-hoppy-6
Stamp: Ranger Letter it
EF: Park Lane

Also: Copics, D.Inks, silver pen, white Sharpie, Opal Dust.




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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

HM Masked Defender

 


I like most bugs but not this one.



Image & Sentiment:  House Mouse/Stampendous

Tag die: NCraft

Hex die: Couture Creations

Punch: L-Em.com

Also: Copics, Sakura pens, ribbon



Shared on challenges:

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while kittens and puppys are cute, so are other critters.



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I like diecutting, gives a crisp clean finished edge. And I like winding the handle (it still amazes me everytime), so do the grandkids.






Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a reminder of this challenge for you.

'ANYTHING GOES'  
with the option theme of BUGS

                     Hosted by our  Talented Teamie Misti

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 Generously Sponsored by

  Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR


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

Sunday, 21 March 2021

I Spy #11

 I Spy # 11  with Lysha.


The prompts this week are:  puzzle(d); journal; abstract; path, own choice.


Puzzled:  I do sudoku every day whenever I sit down for morning coffee, or on this day iced water (too hot for coffee).



Journal:  I don't keep a regular diary, but I do have several kinds of inspiration journals.  I don't like lines (I think they are limiting) and always use A5 sketchbooks, then I can write or paint or stick things...  If I have lines, I don't even get started.





Abstract:  We stayed in Mt Maunganui on Saturday night and walked to the mid-town market this  morning.  On the way I spotted this wall in an alleyway... wow!   I like the flash of blue sky with the black & white too.




Path:  On Saturday went to Mt Maunganui for an overnighter with friends and stayed in an apartment near the harbour.  We went for a walk at night and again in the early morning (love that early morning light) when I took this photo of my friend Jan.  Lots of paths we could choose in this one.


Own Choice:   I have been playing with photo effects in adobe.  On Friday Jan & I were down in Rotorua for a couple of days for a quilting class and this was a photo of the Friday night meal manipulated.  I love it and would love to have it blown up into a poster for the kitchen.  
Shall I show you the original photo?    Maybe right at the bottom  ;-D






This challenge week started off hard for inspiration and in the end all fell into place naturally.  

Shared on challenges:






Don't you think it looks more exciting manipulated?

Friday, 19 March 2021

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Flight of the Bumblebees

 




Wheeee, what fun this would be ... wait for me!

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
Flower border Die: Spellbinders
Cloud Die: uniquelyCreative
EF: Craft Concepts
Also: Copics, gold pen, WoS, Nuvo drops 



Shared on challenges:




Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

'ANYTHING GOES'  
with the option theme of BUGS

                     Hosted by our  Talented Teamie Misti

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 Generously Sponsored by

  Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR


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, 15 March 2021

Shamrock Box


 

A little box for special green treats for those with a little bit of the Irish.


Box made using We R Memorykeepers Punchboard

EF: Darice

Sentiment stamp: Ranger

Heart die: Couture Creations

Distress inks, gem


Shared on challenges:

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Poppy Summer Hedgie

 


Crafters Cafe challenge is SEASONS.  In NZ it's summer so I went with that.

Lots of scope with this theme, so visit the designers and be inspired, then join us with your own creation, here:  crafterscafeblogchallenge




A big thank you to Polkadoodles our sponsor who provided this image, get it here:  polkadoodles-earlie-hedgehog-dandelion-fuzzypuffs




Image: Polkadoodles - earlie-hedgehog
Sentiment stamp & die: unbranded
Circle dies: Sizzix
Also: coloured pencils, Kindyglitz, gems


Shared on challenges:


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Vintage Girl & Dog

 


Incy Wincy challenge this time is  STEAMPUNK or VINTAGE.

Have a peek at what the design team did and join us hereincywincydesigns


Thanks to The Paper Shelter who provided the image; I used the coloured one from the set.  

Get it here:  thepapershelter 548



Image:  thepapershelter=548 So Chic

Sentiment: Couture Creations

PP: Couture Creations

Die: unbranded

Also:  D.Inks, Opal Dust, Glossy Accents, butterfly gem, ribbon, lace



Shared on challenges:

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timeout-183-different  This is as different as it gets for me - I usually do contemporary clean style.  I don't like doing fussy and I usually colour my own work.