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26 July, 2022

HM Flaky Mouse



This is for the mid-week reminder - our House Mouse & Friends AG/Christmas in July challenge is here:  housemouse-challenge .  We would love you to join us.

Image: House Mouse/Stampendous
Die: M&C Boutique
EF: Cuttlebug
Also: Copics, cord, stickles, white pen

Shared on challenges:







Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a Mid Week Reminder of our ongoing challenge:

#  370 ANYTHING GOES OR Christmas in July
Hosted by our Talented Teamie, Sue Kment

        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.

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We are  Generously Sponsored by

SIMON SAYS STAMP

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Our Second Generous sponsor is 
The winner will receive these New Release  Christmas release cling 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.  
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Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors for their continued support.

24 July, 2022

Wings

 


This week's painting at the weekly Seasons Art Class.   This is the third week on watercolours which I have found really difficult. It is a 14 week basic course trying all kinds of media and techniques.   I don't know what bird it is, certainly not from here.    Watercolour paint.

P.s. I found out it is a swallow tailed bee eater from sub-saharan Africa

Shared on challenges:

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19 July, 2022

HM Mice Christmas

 


It's CHRISTMAS IN JULY at House Mouse & Friends - celebrate with us here:  housemouse-challenge

Tags are a great way to use up small bits/snippets of paper, card and ribbon left from other projects.


Image & Senti: House Mouse/Stampendous

Dies: NCraft

Also: Copics, Kindyglitz, ribbon, bells


Shared on challenges:

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pixiessnippetsplayground-432-christmas-in-july both tags & ribbon, and even the tiny strip the sentiment is stamped on

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Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

Our new challenge: #  370 ANYTHING GOES or Christmas in July 

Hosted by our Talented Teamie  Sue Kment

        Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 


http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg



We are  Generously Sponsored by

 SIMON SAYS STAMP

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads


Our Second Generous sponsor is 
The winner will receive these New Release  Christmas release cling 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.

16 July, 2022

Nell's Cottage

 


It's colours at the Crafters Cafe.   Check out the design team inspiration here:  crafterscafe

Blue skies, sunshine, lush green.

 Thanks to our sponsor  Beccy's Place - I chose to use Nell's Cottage  beccysplace nells-cottage


Image: Beccy's Place - Nell's Cottage

Cloud die: Uniquely Creative

Leaf border die: unknown

Sun die: Dienamics

Deer die:  MFT

Also: Copics, black pen, gold stickles


Shared on challenges:


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13 July, 2022

iSpy #79

iSpy #79 Week starting 10 July

 Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). Get inspired!

This weeks prompts are: Shelf, selfie Quarterly, drinking, starts with W, your choice.

Shelf:  Who sits on the top shelf of the bookcase? Dusty of course!   ( I guess he could start with W for wood or maybe wabbit?)


Selfie Quarterly:  I am very self conscious and hate having photos taken, fortunately Ian makes me laugh and it seems to work out ok.

Drinking: no, not that sort of drinking, this is us having tea this morning.  I have a mug like this saying "desperate housewife" (but the writing has mostly washed off - maybe I have more cuppas than Ian?), so I took a photo of Ian's mug.

Starts with W:  Some of these are made by Ian on his lathe (the less polished ones); I love them gathered in this bowl of dried rose petals.

Your Choice: We were round at the old house last night selling some stuff, and while we were waiting for people I got this shot of the full moon reflected in a large puddle of collected rainwater.   We have had a lot of rain this week.

Check out the offerings by the lovely ladies who join in the challenge, here:  ispy-78-82

Aged to Perfection


 Originally I made this so without the flower, so the person could see themselves in the mirror, but then I wondered if the person wouldn't get it.  So added the flower.  The flourishes ...

Oval die: Spellbinders

Flower die: Memory Box

Senti stamp:

Also: Ribbon, gems, mirror card


Shared on challenges:

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craftsgaloreencore-july-anythinggoes

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12 July, 2022

HM Baby Flyer

 

"Here comes Summer" is the theme at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  Even if you are in the depths of winter like me, it's sure to make you feel like summer is on the way - check it out here: housemouse-challenge  

It doesn't show in the photo but the little bow is cut from sparkle card.  The EF is pressed then lightly brushed over with white chalk ink on the raised bits.

Image: Hosue Mouse/Stampendous
Oval die: Spellbinders
Bow die: Rosie's Studio
Corner punch: Martha Stewart
EF: magazine freebie
Sentiment: unknown
Also: Copics, white chalk ink, Distress Inks

Shared on challenges:
asyoulikeit-favourite-warm-or-cool-colours-and-why Cool colours, any blue is my fave










Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you as
 a reminder to join our current 'ANYTHING GOES'  Option Theme - HERE COMES SUMMER"
Hosted by our Talented Teamie - Sue Drees

 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.


We are 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!   House-Mouse Designs(R) 

05 July, 2022

HM Slurping Friends

 


Here comes summer.  In the northern hemisphere it is here already, but down under summer is on its way - only 5 months to go!  These meeces have got the right idea to stay cool and socialise at the same time.

Image: House MOuse/Stampendous
Frame die: Kaisercraft
Star border die: MF
Sentiment: unknown
Also:  Copics, WoS, white pen, gem sparkly heart

Shared on challenges:

lilpatchofcraftyfriends-185-anythinggoes
See the sparkle of WoS
















Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.
with the option theme of 'HERE COMES SUMMER'
  Hosted  By our Talented Teamie - Sue Drees

Please use any House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image 
  
We are  Generously Sponsored by
We are 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!  House-Mouse Designs(R) 
                                                                  
Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  
Join us here:   housemouse-challenge

03 July, 2022

iSpy #78

 iSpy #78

Each week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). Get inspired!


this weeks prompts are: sparkle, wet, rounded, banana, your choice.


Sparkle:  this is the sparkly part of a card I made this week.  It looks so sugary and delicious.



Wet:  the bird bath is now in it's new position under a flowering cherry tree and filled with water.  Hmmm haven't seen any birds use it yet.  For some reason birds sometimes bring stones and drop them in.  Does anyone know why?


Rounded:  a salvaged bottle that sits in the bathroom with lovely rounded lines.  I've had it for years, and just now when I photographed it, I had this idea to replace the ribbon with pearls ... wouldn't that be glam?


Banana:  today for lunch we had croissants with various fillings.  This is a dessert one - banana with chocolate sauce - yum.


Your choice:  This morning our new house is flooded with winter sun, so the sliders are open and the sunshine and gentle breeze are visiting.    So nice given that the forecast for the coming week is rain, cold, storms, and even snow in some places.



That's the selection for this week.  Check out the others, here:  ispy-78


01 July, 2022

Bonjour Monsieur Le Chat

 


Monsieur Le Chat est sorti pour célébrer 14 Juillet - Bonne Fete Nationale!  Look closely at his baguette.  Made for a friend who speaks french; we were in the same tour group in France about 2017, seems so long ago now.  A town near us (Cambridge) is twinned with a french town (Le Quesnoy) and celebrates 14 July with french themed food and activities.

Critter Crazy is always about animals, so join us here with your critters:  critter crazy


Image: Katzelcraft

Sentiment:

Also: Copics, D.Inks, white pen


Shared on challenges:

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asyoulikeit-fave-feminine-or-masculine  masc - more of a challenge and usually funny