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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

HM Moon tag

 


Such a wonderful image.
Stargazing is something we like to do on warm summer nights.


Stamp & Sentiment: House Mouse/Stampendous

Tag dies: unbranded

Star Punch:

Also: Copics, ribbon, pearly gold paper


Shared on challenges:

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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 

 #343 Mid way Inspiration 

'ANYTHING GOES' with the option of 'MAKE IT SMALL'

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.
http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
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 Sponsors for their Continued Support 

JOIN US HERE: housemouse-challenge

Monday, 28 June 2021

iSpy # 25

 iSpy #25

27 June

Prompts for this past week were hardware, stairs, stick, purple, own choice.

The weather this week has been appalling - rain, rain, and more rain.  Usually in June we have frosts, sunny days, clear and cold, but it has been wet and warmish ... and very dreary with only the odd spot of sunshine.


HARDWARE:  I sneaked a look into Ian's workshop for this one.   I don't know what he was working on, but there was some sort of plan on the bench.


STAIRS:  Now this time I am going into the archives.  Because we can't travel overseas because of Covid, I thought you might like a trip to Toulouse, France.  I have been doing a bit of travelling via my photos; it is so nice to revisit and enjoy them all over again.  I came across these amazing stairs that were in the hotel we stayed at.  What a lovely pattern it makes.


STICK:  Here is a stick man our granddaughter Rhiannon made from leaves, straw, and things she found.



PURPLE:  I don't have a lot of purple in my life, all I could find is this clematis growing along our rail fence.  The other flowers bloomed ages ago - you can see the seedheads.

Own Choice:  Still some leaves to fall.  Later this week we are supposed to have a polar blast, so I guess the last leaves are likely to abandon ship.   I like the contrast between the deciduous tree and the background evergreens.   Autumn has been very pretty this year. 


Have a look and see what Lysha and others are doing, here:  ispy-2021


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)


Shared on challenges:
Asyoulikeit-favourite-tip-and-use-it  Add texture,  with EF, EP, glitter paste etc.

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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:

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creativeknockouts-406-furry-friends

craftycatz-556-anything-goes animal

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

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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