Welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Handmade Background #2

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am back with my handmade background series, card #2! I have decided that I will post this series of cards on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays so that I don't interfere with other challenges.

I wouldn't really call this one a handmade background, but I did choose the color of foil to go on this background. I started with a snowflake printed background, used a multi -colored foil of silver and teal and ran it through my laminator.



You can see the shimmer of the foil and the sparkle on the snowman better in this picture.


The image is from a retired Penny Black set called To All.... This set is new to me because I bought a few retired sets at a stamp show recently.  It was colored with alcohol markers. I used the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the sonwman's body and a silver paint pen on his skates. The image was cut out using the Gina Marie stitched circle die.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

The Artistic Stamper:  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  Anything Goes #248
Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes #2003

Monday, January 20, 2020

HMFMC #308 Anything Goes With The Option Of Add A Tag

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

I woud like to welcome you back to a brand new challenge that runs from January 20th - February 2nd.



with the option of

Add A TAG Challenge

I am the host of this challenge.


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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Many thanks to our generous sponsor for their continued support!  

I chose this fun new stamp called Chocolate Dip to use on my card. Who doesn't like choclate? The darker the better for me. This little mousey just dove right in!



                                         



       Stamp : Stampendous Chocolate Dip
       Saying:  Stampendous Have A Sweet Day
       Dies:  Spellbinders Small Oval and Cuttlebug Tag
       Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Hearts
       Markers:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers



       Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join the challenge. 
       Have a sweet day!

                                  
                                      
             

  
                               
                                      
                                    





Monday, January 13, 2020

Handmade Background Card #1

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you had a Happy New Year! Each year I have a series on my blog so that I can try to use up my many craft items! I know I never will, but I try to make a dent anyway. LOL! I will show my background cards every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. I hope that you will drop by often to take a peek.

This year's series will be all about backgrounds. I love trying techniques and I have made hundreds of card backgrounds. I am starting off with a fun background that I made using acrylic paints.


For this background I swiped purple, blue and white paints over the card in a horizontal and vertical direction using a credit card. After it dried I brayered some white paint on bubble wrap and patted it on the swiped background.

I used an image a stamping friend sent me. I colored the scarf and carrot nose with alcohol markers. I added Sparkle embossing powder to the snowman's body. He was cut out using the Gina Marie stitched circle die. The snowflake is a Cuttlebug die and clear Stickles glitter was added to it for sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Challenge entered:

The Artistic Stamper:  Anything Goes




HMFMC #307 Mid Way Reminder

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

Food and/or Drink

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.
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Generously Sponsored  by;



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.  

  Stampendous are sponsoring with a $25 shopping spree to the store! 


Our lovely new teamie Mia also has a House Mouse give-away on her blog CLICK HERE to go and have a look! 



Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  



Stamp - Stampendous Cupcake Sprinkles
Happy Birthday Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Labels 4 Die
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Diamond Glaze on Bottle

I love this fun new House Mouse stamp. It reminds me of my sons when they were little. They loved sprinkles on their brownies and the more the better! I still shake sprinkles on their brownies even now that they are grown! LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will join in the challenge. Have a wonderful day!





Thursday, January 9, 2020

Take Flight

Hi and welcome to my blog. Happy New Year! I want to show you a card I made using a new to me technique that I discovered recently and a new inside fold.



On the front of this card I started by scribbling around the leafy stencil using watercolor crayons. I then spritzed the stencil with water, turned the stencil over on the colored side and placed it on watercolor paper. I patted the stencil a little and let it stay on the paper a few seconds and then lifted off the stencil. This left a pretty watercolored background. 

Next I stamped and colored one of my favorite stamps from the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses stamp set. It was fussy cut and added over the background.

Here is the picture of the inside of the card where I used a strip of card stock to make folds so that the stamped images would pop up. These butterflies are a Stampabilities stamp. I have been using these butterflies a lot lately on my cards. It seems I use birds and butterflies a lot!


Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Something New
Stamping Sensations:   Favorite Stamps




Monday, January 6, 2020

HMFMC #307


Eeeek!! Welcome back to HMFMC!
We're so happy you are here!

  #307 ANYTHING GOES
with Optional Theme of 
Food and/or Drink
hosted by Lols 

NOTE that ALL of our challenges are ANYTHING GOES and have the alternate option of a Challenge Theme which is chosen by our Team Hostess.

So come join the fun by entering your projects that use any House-Mouse Designs® House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image stamps, CD collection images and, or, any decoupage by


We want to welcome our new team memeber,  Mia, who will be joining us this month. Welcome to the team! Mia will also be offering a prize on her blog to a lucky winner!


I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am always needing birthday cards so I chose to use this cute stamp to make one.


HMGR1011 Make A Wish - Stampendous
Patterned Paper - Creek Bank Creations
Dies - Spellbinders Phrase Set One
Elizabeth Crafts - balloons
Colored with copics
Sparkle embossing powder



We are Generously Sponsored by;



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.  

  Stampendous are sponsoring with a $25 shopping spree to the store! 

Wow! Thank you Sponsor for such fabulous Prizes!




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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will join in the challenge. I would love to see what you make! Have a wonderful day.

Challenge entered:  

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Have a Cup of Tea

Hi and welcome to my blog! I hope you had a Happy New Year. The fireworks around us did not last too long, so we were able to get to sleep in good time! I want to share a card that I made with this sweet Power Poppy stamp from the Short Stacks stamp set. This stamp shows two of my favorite things - tea cups and a bird.


Stamp:  Power Poppy - Short Stack
Embossing Folder:  Marianne Designables
Various alcohol markers
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

I used the Marianne Designables embossing folder and stamped the image in the center of the frame. The image was colored using alcohol markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and blessed New Year!

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