Monday, April 27, 2015

House Mouse and Friends-Challenge #193 "Dotty for Dots"!!

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

For my Totally Tilda post from yesterday please go HERE!

For my Simply Magnolia post also from yesterday please go HERE!

Okay onto today's post!!  Today we begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...our awesome hostess for this challenge is our wonderfully talented Diane!!!  The fun and funky theme that Diane has chosen is "Dotty for Dots"...now I personally see this as a "skies the limit" sort of challenge...endless possibilities for this one!  That being said there is our "Anything Goes" option as always!! 

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Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple 6X6 card this time...
DP is My Minds Eye "Penny Lane"...Maggie May "Lola Jane" Delicate Dots Paper...
 this super cute image is "Mousterpiece Makers" HMOR1032...
coloured with my copics...I added glossy accents to all the paint splashes... 
 "Laughter" is LOTV Set #60 Pretty Grungy-Wishes...
 paper flowers are Prima...
"Smile" is from the same set as "Laughter"...
 inside...
I will add a sentiment when it's time to go to a new home...
 
Now that was FUN!!!  You should see all the wonderful creations that my very talented teamies have created to inspire you with!!!! 
 
All materials are listed/linked above.
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 
Mousey hugs,


 


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Anything Goes"!!

Back again dear blogging friends!!

For my Totally Tilda and Friends Challenge post of earlier today please go HERE!

I'm here now to remind you that you still have until Saturday May 2nd to play along with us at Simply Magnolia...today it's Team Glamour's turn to show you our "Anything Goes" creations!!

We are generously sponsored by Mary and Andrea of The Ribbon Girl!!

I decided to make my Mom's Mother's Day card for this challenge!  We in Canada will celebrate Mother's Day on May 10th!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
for my card I used Crealies Create-A-Card #7...
DP paper is Maja from the Sofiero Collection...
the card closed...
 this sweet Tilda is "Forget-Me-Not Tilda" from the Love Duo 2015 collection...
coloured with my distress re-inkers...
I was lucky that I inked up a couple of this image because sadly :( I've misplaced her...
 the bow was made using one of my new Frantic Stamper die cuts FRA-DIE-09243...
 flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
the "I love you" is the strip cut off the bottom of one my Maja Sofiero papers...
 the tickets are Maya Road...
dusted with Frantage...
 the inside of the card...
the "Movie Tickets" are Magnolia (dinner and the movies for as a Mother's Day gift I think)...sorry can't remember which collection...
"Happy Mother's Day" is Hero Arts...
 
That's my Mothers Day card done!!  Time for you all to hop on over to Simply Magnolia and check out the gorgeous creations that my teamies have to show you!!
 
All materials are listed/linked above.
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia Mania-Challenge #110-"Use a Ticket"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Totally Tilda and Friends-Challenge #119 "Fruit or Chocolate"

Good Sunday morning dear blogging friends!!

I'm here today to tell you about out brand new challenge over at Totally Tilda and Friends...our theme for the net two weeks is "Fruit or Chocolate"!  We'd love to see you create a card/project using Fruit/Chocolate related stamps, papers, charms...etc. and remember that you can now use stamps other than a Tilda or Edwin...no digi images please!! 

Our fabulous sponsor for our challenge is...


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Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360030...
DP is Maja Designs "Coffee in the Arbor" 6X6 pad...
Tilda's matt is matted onto cheesecloth...
 this sweet little image is "Lemon Tilda" from the Pink Lemonade 2014 collection...
coloured with my distress re-inkers...
the fruit is "Pink Fruits" from the same collection...
the flower/butterfly arrangement at the bottom...
"find joy everyday" is Hero Arts...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
butterfly is Prima Shabby Chic Treasures...
wooden butterfly is embossed with Shabby Green Frantage...
crystal stick pin decorated with beads and shabby seam binding...
 
I have been wanting to use this sweet image for so long and had so much fun doing her up!!  Hop on over to Totally Tilda and Friends to check out the fabulous inspiration that my talented teamies have to show you...then we'd really like for you to join us in the fun and have a chance at a fabulous prize from Simon Says Stamp!!!
 
All materials are listed/linked above.
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #117 "Spring Colours"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #8 "Butterflies"
Time for Magnolia-Challenge #89 "Shabby Chic or Vintage"
Tilda's Town-Challenge #152 "Anything Goes"
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 
 
 
 
 



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Midweek Magnolias-Challenge #112 "Masculine"

Well happy Wednesday dear bloggers!!

Today we begin another new challenge at Midweek Magnolias and our theme for the next two weeks is "Masculine"!!  As always our fabulous sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!!!  

Now any of you who visit me often know how I cringe at the "masculine" style...while I admire everyone else's work I find myself struggling to keep the lace and frills from invading MY card!!  So I decided to do my four month old Grandson's birthday card REALLY early cause I get to at least make it cutesy right...lol!!  His birthday isn't until December...well heck for once I am WAY ahead of the game!!!

Here is what I came up with for our darling Max...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple 6x6 card base and added an "envelope" as the decorative part...
I used both sides of double sided paper by "imaginisce"...
it's called "Twitterpated-Mushroom Fancy"...
folded over the top flap...added a brad and fibre to keep it down and curled over one of the top corners...just for a little bit of flair...lol...
and at the bottom are buttons with fibre through the holes...
 this is "Little Cute Edwin" from the Special Moments 2013 collection...
I masked him on Magnolia "Mushrooms with Snail"...sorry can't remember which collection...
coloured with my distress re-inkers...
I just had to add a touch of Chunky White Frantage!!...
 "Happy Birthday" is a new die that I just got from Frantic Stamper Inc...
they cut like a dream!!!...
thanks America for putting me onto them...
and the inside...
"Happy Birthday" once again...
the matts (also the one that Edwin is stamped on) are Go Kreate #360028 & #120021...

 
Well that is Mr.  Max's first birthday card done!!  Now for experts on the masculine style you really need to check out the fabulous inspiration that my Midweek Magnolias teamies have in store for you!!
 
All materials are listed and/or linked above.
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 



Monday, April 20, 2015

Midway Reminder at House Mouse and Friends-Challenge #192 "April Showers"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

Did everyone have a great weekend??!!

I'm here to remind you that you still have until midnight April 25th to join us at House Mouse and Friends "April Showers" challenge...as always we have the "Anything Goes" option so won't you join us??!!
 
Create anything that reminds you of April and Showers. Remember that ALL of our  challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter any of your projects that show off your House-Mouse & Friends, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers stamps, CD Collections or decoupage.
 
We are proudly Sponsored by;
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AND  
Also thrilled to welcome back our Fabulous Sponsor Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!
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AND
 Beth is also giving away this yummy Candy;
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Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
so I changed things up a bit and put my image on the inside of my card...
this sweet image is "Special Delivery 02" HMOR1096...
DP is Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics...
 the front...
sentiment is also by House Mouse..."Showering Love" FR1088...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
 card semi open...
sorry this one's a little blurry...
 closer view...
 card fully open...
 
And that is my "April Showers" inspired card!!  Time for you all to hop on over to visit with my talented teamies at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...then come on and join us!!!
 
All materials are listed above.
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 
Mousey hugs,
 






 
 
 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #137-"Springtime Flowers"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!

It's so nice to finally have some nicer weather...it feels like Spring may be finally here...fingers crossed!!  With that in mind we begin our brand new challenge at Fussy and Fancy!!  Our oh so talented hostess for the next two weeks is our Vannessa who has chosen "Springtime Flowers"!!  We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...Marianne Designs and Sweet Lilac Flowers!!! 

I have been trying to go out of comfort zone...using stamps and colours that I don't normally use...so instead of grabbing for my beloved Maggies or House Mouse I went into my Wild Rose Studio stamps...I have LOTS of stamps that have never seen an ink pad...lol!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a gate fold card...
cut one side with a Martha Stewart flower border punch...
DP is from my stash...sorry can't remember who it's by...
and four different Marianne Design die cuts...
and this sweet stamp from Wild Rose Studio "Bluebell with Basket"...
 closer view of Bluebell...
coloured with my copics...
 and the Marianne dies LR0150, LR0151 and LR0227...
 the leaves from LR0117...
stick pin, ribbon, beads and flower charm...
 the decorative matt from LR0117 along with the others...
 the inside LR0117...
I will add an appropriate sentiment when needed...
 
So that's my finished "out of the comfort zone" card...time for you to hop on over to Fussy and Fancy and check out the gorgeous projects that my talented teamies have to show you!!  Then won't you join us...we look forward to seeing what you come up with!!!
 
All materials are listed and linked above.
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Monday, April 13, 2015

House Mouse and Friends-Challenge # 192 "April Showers"!!

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

I hope that everyone had a most wonderful weekend...we had nice weather and were able to start cleaning up the garden!! 

I'm here today with a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge AND I'm especially excited because I get to host this challenge!!!!  I chose "April Showers" because I have a few of the House Mouse stamps that have rain and never get to use them...lol!! 

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Create anything that reminds you of April and Showers. Remember that ALL of our  challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter any of your projects that show off your House-Mouse & Friends, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers stamps, CD Collections or decoupage.
 
We are proudly Sponsored by;
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


http://www.stampendous.com/ 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design Stamps! House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog  

Also very proudly Sponsored by
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
   
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

 Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, 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!

Beth's Candy Prize
************  What fab Prizes!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  ***********

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I have been loving working with the templates from Sandra's Scrap Shop...
I thought that a lantern would fit for this challenge...it worked up so quickly and easily!!...
this is the front...
 the back...
 this is "Singing in the Rain" HMUR1064...
coloured with my copics...
I dusted the window cut outs and whole frame with metallic silver paint for a more metal look
and carried it through to edges my image for a more finished look...
I strung some crystals with silver thread to hang like rain drops...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
closer view of "Singing in the Rain"...
the rain drops are covered with Glossy Accents but I couldn't get a pic that showed them well...
the top with the sentiment...computer generated...and some more crystals hanging from the cheesecloth and large acrylic bead...
 the back of the lantern features "Gentle Rain" HMKR1033...
also coloured with my copics...
 closer view of "Gentle Rain"...
 top view...you can see the battery operated tea light...
 
Well that is another FUN template used from Sandra's Scrap Shop!!!  Now you really must go on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out the gorgeous makes that my VERY talented teamies have to show you!!  Then I want you all to get busy and show us  some "April Showers" or as always we love to see your "Anything Goes" projects!!!
 
All materials are listed above.
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #75 "Anything Goes"
Gruffies and Guests-Challenge #16 "Patchwork or Anything Goes Option"-mine is "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #119 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create your own Challenge"-mine falls into the "Anything Goes"
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 
Mousey hugs,