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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, July 8, 2020

Handmade Background #13

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. Once again I am back with a handmade background card. There are a lot of ways to use a gelli plate, but I had never tried using markers on a gelli plate before. This background was made using markers on a gelli plate and I love the look!


Stamps:  Boatyard - Art Impressions, Wavy Ball - Rubber Nature
Markers: Tombow

I used my small rectangle gelli plate and swiped blue and purple colors onto the gelli plate, using the side of the brush nibs. I spritzed the gelli plate a little with water so that the colors blended better. I then stamped the wavy ball stamp three times in a row. This lifted off some of the color and left this neat background. I stamped the image over the background in a dark blue ink. I wanted to bring out the banks at the left, so I used my watercolor pen to blend the colors a little. I like that there is still a pattern there.

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

Challenge entered:

Allsorts:  Summertime

Monday, July 6, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #320

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-

Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you



'ANYTHING GOES'
with the option of Stitching (real or faux)


Hosted by our Talented Teamie CAROL

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


Generously Sponsored  by:



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


Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support. 

It is summer for sure here. We have been in the high eighties and low nineties for awhile with afternoon showers. I am trying to stay cool. This little mousie is keeping cool his own way! LOL!



I added Diamond Glaze to the ice cubes. You can see it better in this picture.



Stamp:  A Citrus Bath - Stampabilities
Dies:  Stitched Circles - Gina Marie
Embossing Folder:  Sunburst - Sizzix
Punch:  Butterfly - Paper Studio
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Diamond Glaze

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will join in this fun challenge. Have a great day and keep cool!

Challenges entered:

Allsorts:  Summertime
Double D:  Stitches
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Bright and Cheerful
Stamping Sensations:  All Creatures Great and Small


Monday, June 29, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Mid Way Challenge Reminder #319


eeeek welcome back to the
ANYTHING GOES Challenge #319
Optional theme "Celebrate"
This challenge ends July 5th.

hosted by our Talented Teamie Sue Kment


We are Sponsored by




Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

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. 


For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

AND



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! Eeeeek!!  


Please remember you must use a
 House Mouse Design image on your card/project to enter.

I made this card to go along with the celebrate theme. I am always in need of birthday cards. I just love these little meeces celebrating. Those candles will really melt that ice cream!



Stamp:  Cling Birthday Stamp Set - Stampendous
Embossing Folder:  Candles - Cuttlebug
Paper:  Perfect Prints - Forever in Time
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

You can click here to join the challenge. 

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

Allsorts Challenge:  So Cute
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  June 2020
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Handmade Background #12

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am sharing another handmade background card today. July 4th is almost here so this background reminded me of all the fun fireworks celebrations. I am thankful for all the men and women who serve and haved served in the military to keep our country free!



For the background I used the Astro Star Dots stamp by Judikins, stamped it and then continued to stamp it in a circle a few times without reinking it. You can see light shadows around each stamp. Stamping this way fills in the white areas more. I stamped the city by Just For Fun at the bottom.

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

Challenges entered:

Creative Crafters:  Anything Goes #29
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Stamping Sesations:  Make It Colorful
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes J2420
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes #460

Monday, June 22, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #319

#319
ANYTHING GOES Challenge
Optional theme "Celebrate"
This challenge ends July 5th.

hosted by our Talented Teamie Sue Kment


We are Sponsored by



Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 

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. 


For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  

AND

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! Eeeeek!!  

Can you believe that Independence Day is right around the corner? My how time has flown!  I made this card to celebrate our country's birthday. I hope that we all remember all those who have served and who are serving our country in the military to keep our nation free. 




Stamp:  Make a Wish - Stampabilities
Paper:  K & Company
Embossing Folder:  Stars - Paper Studio
Die:  Stars - Sizzix
Stickles:  Star Dust

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you over at the challenge. Have a blessed day!

Chalenge entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  June 2020
Creative Crafters:  Anything Goes #29



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Bright Birthday Wishes

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to share a birthday card I made using this sweet bird from Dina Wakley - my favorite bird stamp!

I followed the color challenge over at My Favorite Things blog.





For the background I splatted oxide inks with a paint brush. I used the Bubble Daisey Border die from Memory Box and added it to the bottom of the card. The saying is from Creek Bank Creations.

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

Challenges entered:

Creative Crafters:  Anything Goes #29
Memory Box:  Birthday
My Favorite Things:  Color Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Sprays and Splashes

Monday, June 15, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Midway Challenge Reminder #318

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

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

'ANYTHING GOES' Challenge
with the option of 


CIRCLES/DOTS


Hosted by ME

Challenge ends June 21st

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


The background on this card was fun to make! I love trying new ways to make backgrounds. I took a bottle cap, tapped it on Oxide inks and stamped the cap onto my card stock to make the circles. It gave a fun look! 





I added Sprinkled Sugar Stickles glitter o the cupcake.



Stamp:  Make A Wish - Stampabilities
Dies:  Small Circles - Spellbinders
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Stickles:  Sprinkled Sugar
Inks:  Distress Oxides



Challenge Generously Sponsored  by;

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!


Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

I hope that you will join in our fun challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Stamping Sensations: Make It Colorful


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