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, September 14, 2022

Punches Series #16

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing another punch card today. I love this pretty corner and border punch by Fiskars. It makes such a lovely frame. I used a newly purchased stamp set. I love birds and I love this one looking at the butterflies. I made this into a get well card. I try to have these on hand, just in case.


Stamps:  Fly Free - Kaiser Craft
Saying - Just For Fun
Punch - Fiskars
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 12, 2022

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #374

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

# 374 
OR 
Option theme 

MONOCHROMATIC
Shades of ONE Colour + White 

Hosted by our Talented

 Teamie Christine

Challenge ends September 25th

 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

We are  Generously Sponsored by

 Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR

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!


I am using a cute new stamp today! I hope the little mousey does not get stuck! 


Stamp:  Coffee Bean Jug - Stampendous
Coffee Bean - Judith (background)

Die:  Dotted Oval - Sizzix
Diamond Glaze - on jug
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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

Challenge entered:

Dare 2B Artzy:  Animals

Friday, September 9, 2022

Butterfly Window Card

Hi and welcome to my blog. At the Butterfly Challenge the letter is W and the theme is wood. On this card I used a Woodgrain embossing folder, the colors Watermelon and Wild Blue Yonder and of course, butterflies. I also made this easy Window to showcase the butterflies. 


Dies:  Botanical Bliss (middle butterfly) - Spellbinders
          Butterfly Frenzy (small butterflies) - Tim Holtz
Embossing Folder:  Woodgrain - Sizzix
Saying - No Brand

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

Chalenge entered:

Butterfly Challenge:  Window Card  #173



Sunday, September 4, 2022

Happy Bird Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. I just love this crazy cat from by Penny Black stamps. I have 3 real cats and they all have crazy personalities. When I was making my card for the challenge I realized that the option was food and/or drink. Then I was thinking that this stamp may not be what you had in mind for the option challenge! LOL! I will just say this is for the Anything Goes challenge.  Anyway, I went with it and made a different fold card. 




Stamps:  Bird Day Set - Penny Black
Die:  Stitched Frames - No Brand
Sectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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

Challenges entered:

Dare 2B Artzy:  Animals
Penny Black:     Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday:  Anything Goes

Monday, August 29, 2022

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #373

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

#  373 
ANYTHING GOES or Interactive
Interactive could mean a simple element on the card to open, lift, pocket, etc.  
or the whole shebang - shakers, push-pull 


 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


Hosted by our Talented Teamie Carol 

Challenge ends September 11th

We are  Generously Sponsored by

We Welcome back Barry & his team @ House Mouse Designs



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!


Our Second Generous Sponsor is 

We welcome back Di's DigiStamps 



One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps

Bio.
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!


Many thanks to our Generous

 Sponsors for their continued support.

Recently I learned how to make this fun interactive card, so I thought I would use it on this card today. I love birthday cards and especially if they do something. I used a new birthday stamp and isn't it cute?



Here is the card opened



Stamp:  Birthday Grapes - Stampendous
Saying:  Sticker - Krazy Kreations
Dies:  Small Circles - Spellbinders
Stitched Circles - Gina Marie
Paper:  Spring Fling - Echo Park
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Confetti - Recollections

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

Challenges entered:

Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #557-#558

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Punches Series #16

Welcome to my blog. Today I am showing another card using punches. In July I went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and I bought this beach hut stamp that came in a set. Here at the end of August many people take off to the beach for one last vacation before school starts. I would love to be at the beach right now! I stamped the image on a background in my stash where I had inked up a paper towel and spritzed it with water. I then pressed my card stock on it to get a textured look. The hut was colored using Oxide inks. The frame and starfish are punches.


Stamps:  Little Beach Huts stamp set - Picture This
               Saying - Just For Fun
Punches: Frame - Fiskars
               Starfish - Emagination
Dies:      Sand Dollar - Cuttlebug
Sand:      Sticky Cork Sheet
Oxide Inks

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

Challenges entered:

Double Trouble:  Relaxation Celebration

Monday, August 15, 2022

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #372

 Eeeek, Welcome back House Mouse fans

Here is a new challenge for you. We are always an
 Anything Goes challenge with an option. 
Our option this week is:
 
Shaped Card

Hosted by our Talented Teamie Bunny 


 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



We are  Generously Sponsored by

 Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR

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!

Welcome back our Second Generous SPONSOR


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.


I always love shaped cards and I do not make them enough! I used one of the new release stamps on my card today. You can see all the new House Mouse stamps here. I stamped the image onto some patterned paper and colored the image with alcohol markers. I added little flower sequins to the tree limbs. Liquid Pearls was added to the flower centers.


Stamps:  Cosmos Love - Stampendous
Saying - Just For Fun Stamps

Dies:  Debutante Frame - Memory Box
Orchard Frame - Memory Box

Paper:  Art Options - 49 and Market
Flowers Sequins - Pink & Main
Liquid Pearls - Buttercup

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

Challenges entered:  

Dare 2B Artzy:  Shaped Card
Die Cut Divas:  Shaped Cards
Dies R Us:  Summer #199

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Punches Series #15

Hi and welcome to my blog. I recently went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and bought this fun stamp by Stamping Bella. Actually I bought it at a large stamp store where we usually go first before the show! I have three cats and I just couldn't resist this stamp. LOL! I masked the cats and sponged around them using a new cloud stencil. I used several punches on my card this time. The fence, flower and leaves are all punches. 


Stamps:  Squishy Cats - Stamping Bella
               Saying - Heartfelt Creations
Punches: Fence - Fiskars
               Flower Punch Set - We R Memory Keepers
               Leaves - Martha Stewart
Stencil:  Cloud - My Favorite Things

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a purr-fect day!


 

Monday, August 8, 2022

HMFMC Mid Way Reminder Challenge #371

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


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

'ANYTHING GOES' 


With the option of 


"Stick To It"

(Use stickers or rub ons)


Hosted by Me!

Challenge ends August 15th

 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 Welcome back Barry & his team @ House Mouse Designs



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!



Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

I am using another fun new stamp today! These birthday meeces are enjoying this bunch of grapes. I chose to use stickers on my card. I adhered one of the open gift stickers to purple glitter paper and fussy cut it. Then I added the other gift stickers and the birthday saying that is also a sticker.


Stamp:  Birthday Grapes - Stampendous
Die:  Stitched Oval - Gina Marie
Paper:  Happy Birthday - Echo Park
Glitzy Pastels - DCWV
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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

Friday, August 5, 2022

Special Seahorse

Hello and welcome to my blog. I was playing with a technique and added it to my card today. I took some yupo paper and made holes in it using a wood burning tool. Next I applied several colors of blue and green Alcohol Pearls to the paper. I cut off a few pieces to add to this card. The seahorse is a new stamp that I got at a recent stamp convention. I stamped it on an alcohol inked background that I had in my stash and used the included die to cut it out.


Stamp:  Special Seahorse - Petticoat Parlor
Embossing Folder - Unknown
Pearl Alcohol Inks:
Celestial
Tranquil
Sublime

I would like to enter this card into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Emboss It

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


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

With Sympathy

Hi and welcome to my blog. I made a sympathy card today using a Gina K stamp. Aren't these flowers beautiful? I always try to keep a few sympathy cards on hand. I hope I will not need to use any of them soon. I am entering this card into the Gina K August challenge - adding texture. I added texture to my card by using a Martha Stewart border punch and lining up the punched borders over my card front. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the flowers. For the large flower, I stamped it again, colored and fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. The flowers were colored using Distress Oxide inks and a water brush. The saying is a sticker.


Stamp:  Flowers from Delightful Blooms set - Gina K
Saying: Sticker - Krazy Kreations
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Glitter gel Pens - Kaiser Craft

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

Monday, August 1, 2022

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #371

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge for you.



with the option theme of  "Stick To It"

(Use stickers or rub ons)


Hosted by Me!

Challenge ends August 15th


 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



We are  Generously Sponsored by



We Welcome back Barry & his team @ House Mouse Designs



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!



Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

I have a boat load of rub ons in my stash. That is why I came up with this theme! The flowers at the top right and the saying are rub ons. I have forgotten how fun they are to use. The 2 skinny strips at the bottom of the card is washi tape. Don't you just love this cute new House Mouse stamp? He is really enjoying the garden!


Stamp:  Cosmos Love - Stampendous
Splatter - Stampin' Up
Various Rub Ons
Washi Tape
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Get out those rub ons and stickers and see what you can create! I hope to see you over at the challenge. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2231
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes


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