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

Monday, August 3, 2020

HMFMC #221 Mid Way Reminder


                  Mid Way Reminder Challenge                      
OR
'Use A Number'

hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte

This challenge will end August 16

Welcome back our Generous 

SPONSOR


   House-Mouse Designs(R)  
 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 am also giving away this stamp to a randomly chosen winner!!!!! This stamp will be perfect for a back to school card.


                     

I pulled out another background I made awhile back to make this card. I don't know if I will ever use up all my handmade backgrounds but I am surely giving it a try! LOL!



Stamp:  Holiday Stamp - Stampabilities
Dies:  Stitched Oval - Gina Marie
Small Oval - Spellbinders
Phrase Set One - Spellbinders

Colored Pencils
Oxide Inks
Stencil:  Numbers - The Crafter's Workshop

I placed the stencil over kraft colored card stock and sponged on pastel colors of oxide inks. I stamped the image also on kraft card stock and colored with colored pencils and oxide ink. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will hop on over to the challenge and join in the fun! Have a great day!

challenges entered:

Cradz TV:  Anything Goes #120
Creative Crafters:  Anything goes #30



Friday, July 31, 2020

Meow's It Going?

Hi and welcome to my blog! I received some new craft items recently and I have been playing with a fun background stamp. On this card background I used several oxide ink colors. I love all the circles and swirls! The cat was stamped and fussy cut. I have three cats and this image reminds me of our sassy cat that we took in last. She has been trying out new sleeping places over the past few weeks. She will sleep one place for a week and then find another spot and sleep there for about a week and so on! I am wondering where I will find her next! My other cats just sleep in their usual places. 

On this card I added sequins for more interest. My stamping friends and I ordered sequins in bulk one time and divided them up among us. I still have so many and I love using them on a lot of my cards! 


Stamps:  Cat - Inkadinkado
Saying - Serendipity Stamps
Background - no brand

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

Challenges entered:

ModSquad:  Your Pets
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes  #450 - #451

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Butterfly Accordion Card

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have an accordion card to show you that I made for the Butterfly Challenge. I love cards that have different folds. There are several things to choose from to make your card over at the challenge. I made the accordion card, used light pink, patterned papers and of course, butterflies!


Here is the card opened up.



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

Challenge entered:

Butterfly Challenge:  #144

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Handmade Background #14

Hi and welcome to my blog! I hope that you are enjoying your day. It is time for another background card. I am making a little dent in using my many backgrounds that I have made over the years!


I used a honeycomb stencil for this background and applied translucent embossing paste. After it dried I used yellow and orange Twinkling H2Os to color over it. This gave the background a nice shimmer. The paste is also shiny.



I stamped the bees from Inkadinkado, added Stickles clear glitter on the wings and popped up the wings of the center bee. The Hello die is by Tonic.

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



Monday, July 20, 2020

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #321

OR
'Use A Number'

hosted by our Talented Teamie Dorte

This challenge will last 4 weeks

Welcome back our Generous 

SPONSOR


   House-Mouse Designs(R)  
 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 am also giving away this stamp to a randomly chosen winner!!!!! This stamp will be perfect for a back to school card.




I made this card with a friend in mind. She and I both had a milestone birthday this year!





Stamp:  Be Mine Heart and Sole - Stampabilities
Saying:  Inkadinkado
Dies:  Numbers - Sizzix (Tim Hiltz)
Stitched Oval - Gina Marie
Embossing Folder:  Happy Birthday - Cuttlebug
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Acrylic Paint

I have been trying to use up a lot of the many backgrounds that I have made over the years. I can't just stop at one background when I have all my supplies out! LOL! The background behind the numbers was made by swiping an old credit card across a card where acrylic paints had been applied. This helped to blend and spread the colors.

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

Challenges entered:

Creative Crafters:  Anything Goes #30



Monday, July 13, 2020

HMFMC #320 Mid Way Reminder

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-

Mouse FANS!

This is a mid way reminder 

for challenge #320



'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. 

I made this card for the option of stitching. My stitching will have to be faux since I don't sew! This image always makes me think of July. I remember when I was growing up having backyard picnics in July and dessert would be watermelon! A big juicy watermelon slice is so good on a very hot summer day!




Stamps:  Seed Shooter - Stampabilities
Dots - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Pretty Pastels - Creek Bank Creations
Dies:  Just For You - Die Sire
Stitched Oval - Gina Marie
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Paptterned Paper Challenge:  July 2020

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



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