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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

Monday, March 30, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #313

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

Our new challenge is


'ANYTHING GOES'

with the option of

SPARKLE 

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Lorraine aka '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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Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we have made the difficult decision to suspend company sponsor prizes for the time being. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and we will look forward to everything being back up and running in the very near future :-)



Our Hostess Lorraine will be giving away a Watercolor Wishes and a Cupcake Sprinkles Cling Stamp to one lucky entrant! 



We are going into the rainy month of April! I don't know how much more rain we can stand to see after our real rainy Winter we had. We might be floating away soon! LOL! I used this sweet stamp called Puddle Fun on my card. Clear glitter was used on the puddle. A neat thing happened with my card when I ran it through my Sizzix. I had colored the image and added blue teardrop rhinestones on the raindrops. THEN I decided I wanted to cut the image out using a shape. So I went for it and ran the image through the machine and the rhinestones flattened, but they did not ruin the paper. WHEW! So I still have wonderful shimmer on the raindrops and the card will go through the mail better too!



Stamp:  Puddle Fun - Stampabilities
Dies:  Labels 8 - Spellbinders and Hello - Recollections
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Paper:  Pretty Pastels - Creek Bank Creations

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see your creations over at the challenge.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Handmade Background #6

Hi and welcome back to my handmade backgrounds series. Everything on this card is glossy, so I hope that  you can really see the patterns. It was hard for me to get good pictures without a lot of shadows or shine from the light.

I love stamping with Mica Gloss on black glossy card stock because the backgrounds look mysterious to me. Mica Gloss is a beautiful metallic ink that is a little thicker than others and you can stamp with it and paint with it. It also works very well on a gelli plate.

On this card I randomly stamped a vine stamp all over black glossy card stock and used various colors.


I found a cute panda stamp in my stamp stash that I have had forever! I colored the bamboo using Twinkling H2Os.


I am really enjoying going through my backgrounds because it is forcing me to make cards out of my box. 

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



Monday, March 23, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Mid Way Challenge #312 Reminder

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

Happy Birthday



Hosted by our Talented Teamie KARIN

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 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.

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Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

On my card today I used the fun new stamp called Balloon Buddies. What a sneaky mousey trying to pop that balloon!



Stamp:  Balloon Buddies - Stampendous
Embossing Folder:  Candles - Cuttlebug
Patterned Paper:  K & CO
Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy Bird - Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have a fun card to show you, and boy don't we need some fun right now with all the bad news going around!


First I used the Grunge Dots stencil by A Colorful Life Designs and sponged over it using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I stamped the fun Penny Black stamp over the background and colored the image using a Tombow marker. This was a fun and simple card to make!

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stencil Fun
The House That Stamps Built: Tic Tac Toe ( sponging, black and white + one color, cats ) M1120



Monday, March 16, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #312

Hi and welcome back to another House Mouse and Friends challenge! This challenge runs from March 16th - March 29th.

#312
OR 
Happy Birthday

hosted by our Talented Teamie 
KARIN

We are Sponsored by


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.



Stamp: Birthday Kitty - Stampendous
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Dies:  Birthday - Diesire
Labels 4 - Spellbinders

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Enamel Dots
Clear Glitter Glue: Stickles

I just love this fun new stamp called Birthday Kitty. I colored the image using alcohol markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders Labels 4 die. I used the saying die on striped patterned paper and layered it on black card stock for it to pop. Clear Stickles glitter glue was used on the cake's frosting. I always love making birthday cards. It seems I am always in need of some too!

I hope that you will join in this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  March 2020
The House That Stamps Built:  It's Raining Cats and Dogs



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Handmade Background #5

Welcome back to my background series. It is March and we think of this month as being the windy month. So I thought I would use these balloons on my card by BoBunny.



Now to the background.  I put a piece of wax paper on top of a piece of glossy card stock and ran it through an embossing folder. The wax from the paper transferred to the card stock and acted as a resist. When I sponged on Distress inks the pattern from the embossing folder showed up!

This is such a neat way to make some fun backgrouds.

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

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2010

Monday, March 9, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Mid Way Reminder #311

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

Embossing, wet or dry
Hosted by our teamie Dorte

  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

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!

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Many thanks to Simon Says Stamp
 for their continued support.  

I am so glad that Spring is on the way!  For my card I used this cute stamp called Two Part Harmony. The birds in my area have really been singing lately. This stamp reminds me of them. 


Stamp:  Two Part Harmony - Stampabilities
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Impresslits
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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





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