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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, May 13, 2024

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #415

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge for
 you.


Anything Goes 

with the option of 

FLOWERS


Hosted by our Talented Teamie MISTI

Challenge ends May 26th

 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

 


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/s for their continued support.  

I always look forward to the month of May. We have passed the rainy month of April and now all the flowers are blooming. I can see why these two are singing!


Stamp:  Two Part Harmony -
Dies:  Flower Swing Set - Yvonne Creations
Candlewick Frames - Spellbinders
Patterned Paper:  Oh Summertime - American Craft
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Flowers - Prima

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

Challenge entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Die Cuts

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

I is for Ink Stains

Hi and welcome to my blog! Today the letter is I in my alphabet series and I used Ink Stains on this card. The ink stain bottles have daubers on them, so I pounced the ink stains onto my card to get a splat look. I thought this would make a fun male card. I usually don't have enough male birthday cards.


Stamp: Skyline - Unknown
Die:  Celebrate - Pink & Main
Ink Stains - Ranger
Embossing Folder:  Lifestyle Crafts

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

Challenge entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2418

Monday, April 29, 2024

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #414

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge for

 you.


Anything Goes 

with the option theme of 

ADD YELLOW
 
Add A House Mouse Friend


Hosted by our Talented Teamie MIA


Challenge ends May 12th

 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.







We are  Generously Sponsored by


 Welcome back our Generous SPONSOR

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at:




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.  



Stamps:  Flower Shower - Spellbinders
Small Dots - Stampin' Up
Saying:  All Occasions Sentiment Set - Paper Rose
Dies:  Puffy Clouds - Memory Box
Dotted Rectangles:  Sizzix
Embossing Folder:  Dotted Swiss - Cuttlebug
Flower Soft - Sunshine Yellow
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday:  Anything Goes
We Love Stamping:  AG/Spring
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #645 - 646
  

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

H is for Heat Embossing

I am on letter H for my alphabet series. I used heat embossing on this card. Heat embossing is what got me hooked on stamping and I have been stamping now for 3 decades! I love to heat emboss on patterned paper because the embossing makes the stamp stand out better than just stamping with ink. I was thrilled the other day when I went into Dollar Tree and found this beautiful bicycle stamp! I had to use it right away.


Stamp:  Bicycle - Crafter's Square
             Saying - Crafter's Square
Embossing Powder:  Concord - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Patterned Paper and Butterfly:  Art Options - 49 and Market
Label Sticker - American Crafts

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

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2416
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
We Love Stamping:  AG/Spring

Monday, April 15, 2024

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #413

Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge for you.

Anything Goes


with the option theme of Use a Stencil


Hosted by Me

Challenge ends April 28th

 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.  

Stamp:  Spring Rain - Spellbinders (used a portion of the stamp)
Stencil:  Dashed - Scrapbook.Com
Glacier Embossing Paste:  Frostbite - Nuvo
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen - Raindrops
Flower Soft - Black

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



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

G is for Gilding Flakes

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing another card in my alphabet series and today the letter is G. I used gilding flakes on my card. I do not use these often, but I love how they add so much to the card. I daubed alcohol inks on yupo paper and then while the alcohol ink was still tacky I added the copper and gold gilding flakes. 


Stamps:  Seashells Stamp Set - Art Gone Wild
Saying:  Special Seahorse - Petticoat Parlor
Alchol Inks - Ranger
Gilding Flakes - Unknown
Blue Sparkle Enamel Dots

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

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2414
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #643-644

Monday, April 1, 2024

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #412

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge for you.


Anything Goes 

with the option theme of Use some Design Paper
 


Hosted by our Talented Teamie Karin

Challenge ends April 14th


 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!



Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support.  

I used design paper and paper pieced the flower. I used a coordinating piece of paper for the border and die cut butterflies from some more design paper. Flower Soft was used for the flower's center.


Stamp:  Daisy Mouse - Spellbinders
Saying:  Stamp and Die set Fall Swags - Honey Bee
Patterned Paper:  Background and Butterflies - Glitz - Carpe Diem
Flower and Border:  Garden Party - Pebbles
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Dies:  Butterflies - Flight Fantasy - Tim Holtz
Flower Soft:  Toffee

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

Challenges entered:  

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
We Love Stamping:  Feminine
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #641-642

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

F is for Foil

I am back with another card for my alphabet series. This time the letter is F and I used a foil background on this card. I have bought several packs of ink jet backgrounds to foil. I chose the hexagon shapes background, using a rainbow foil. I ran it through my  laminator and it came out so pretty. My grandson turns 3 in June and he loves our cat, so I thought this would be a card that he would like.  

Stamp:  Unknown
Foil Background:  Foilables Pattern Pack 1 - Creative Vision Stamps
Foil:  Pride - Creative Vision Stamps
Die:  Three - Cuttlebug
Happy Birthday :  Sticker - Krazy Kreations
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Wiggle Eyes

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

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 241
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes


Monday, March 18, 2024

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #411

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge for you.


Anything Goes 

option theme of All Stitched Up
 

Hosted by our Talented Teamie - Carol G

Challenge ends March 31st


 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 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!


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

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 Sponsor/s for their continued support.  

Stamps:  Berry Good - Spellbinders
Saying:  Creek Bank Creations
Splatters - Stampin' Up
Dies:  Stitched Circles - Gina Marie
Leaves - Unknown
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Patterened Paper:  Bloomscapes - K&Co.

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

Challenge entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Food and/or Drink

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

E is for Embossing Powder

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing a card today for my alphabet series and today the letter is E. On this card I used embossing powder. Embossing powder is what got me into the stamping world many years ago. When I saw the powder magically change when heated, I was hooked! I must say that I have not used embossing powder for a long time now. I found some marbling embossing powder in my stash and decided to "paint" the flower with it. I used a Versa Marker to color in the areas of the flower, added the embossing powder over it and heat set it. You can see some of the marbling on both the petals and leaf.


Stamp:  Radiant - Penny Black
Embossing Powders:  Sienna Star, Marbeld Turnip, Marbled Squash - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Patterened Paper:  Perch - Momenta
Sequins:  Catherine Pooler

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

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2410
We Love Stamping:  Feminine
Stamping Sensations:  Spring

Monday, March 4, 2024

House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge #410

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse FANS!


We are here with a new challenge!


Anything Goes 

with the option of Embossing - wet/dry
 
And add a House Mouse friend


Hosted by Teamie KARIN


Challenge ends March 17th


 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!


Many thanks to our generous Sponsor for their continued support. 


Stamp:  Bouquet for You - Spellbinders
Dies:  Small Circle Die Set - Spellbinders
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

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