Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CC251, Warm and Cozy Wishes

Happy Tuesday everyone... I finally got to play with my stamps today.... I purchased this adorable Happy Hopper image - "Will knit for friends" a while ago - and wanted to use it in today's colour challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers ---- challenge colours are - Barely Banana, Dusty Durango (Really Rust), Basic grey, neutrals of choice - plus the desert option was to use a charm. I coloured my image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Sentiment is computer generated. I love how this turned out....
Stamps - House Mouse - Will knit for friends
Ink - Stazon Timber Brown
Paper - Barely banana, Really Rust, Basic Grey, Bristol Vellum, DCWV - Indian Summer, DCWV - Berry Street - Farmers Market, white
Accessories - sewing machine, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, computer, wool, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, pop dots
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy creating,
Hugs - Patricia Rose

Monday, December 21, 2009

HMF#59- Winter Wishes

Happy Monday everyone.... Over at House Mouse and Friends Blog - the very talented Lori has issued the challenge - "Winter Wishes" - Interpret it any way you wish - Winter holiday, Christmas, Snow, Winter birthday, New Years. Just remember to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project.

Don't you just love this adorable House Mouse image "Warmth For Winter" - I will be giving this card to my Mother for her birthday (December 31st). She loves to knit - has made many, many sweaters, toques, booties, socks etc.... for her children, grand children and great grand children.

I stamped the image twice using Stazon timber brown onto Bristol Vellum paper. Coloured image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and gamsol. Cut out one image and layered/popped up over base image. On the base image I used a light blue to outline image and coloured the ground area. Matted image with Tempting Turquoise and chocolate chip. Added Diamond Stickles to the mini brads, pompom and mittens.

Below is a close up of image panel.

Sentiment was computer generated.


Stamps - House Mouse - Warmth for Winter HMKR102o, Mittens ???

Paper - Bristol Vellum, Chocolate Chip,Tempting Turquoise, White, Recollections - Mom's Diner, DCWV - the Glitter Sweet Matstack

Ink - Stazon Timber Brown

Accessories - sewing machine, Diamond Stickles, matpack, Prismacolor pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, computer, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, ribbon, pop dots

Click here to see all the challenge details and DT cards. Sure hope you'll join us over at House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog.

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy new Year,

Hugs... Pat

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Waltzing with my Darling

Well the big panic is on to try and get ready for Christmas.... I don't know why but I always leave everything until the last minute... I really don't have a lot of time to stamp and play - but one of my favourite challenges at Splitcoast Stampers is the Featured Stamper challenge...
Brenda (aka Benzi) is being honoured today. Here is the cute card of her's that I cased "Fabric kind of morning".
I received that fun image from Pat Smethers - (Art Impressions). I water coloured the image, stamped on the grass (Stampin Up - Water colour Mini), matted image with more mustard and black. The plaid background is a piece of flannel, I taped it onto card stock and the stitched edges. Wrapped raffia around two corners and attached the gingham brads. I added the black panel behind the image, plus tilted my image, placed feathers behind image panel.
I will be giving this card to my dear Husband for our Anniversary at the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy creating,

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Have a Totally Fun Birthday

I just love this little girl (Willameana) image from TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS. I combined today's colour challenge from Splitcoast Stampers CC249 (Mambo Mellon (regal rose), Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Nuetrals of Choice) - Plus the desert option was to use Polka Dots (big dots, itty bitty dots or any dots inbetween). I was thrilled when Betty Wright asked me to make a Sample for today's challenge - Thanks Betty.
For this weeks challenge over at Totally Stampalicious Blog- use Buttons. I used an teeny tiny triangle button for the zipper pull on her PJ's. I just love her expression - she reminds me so much of one of my Grand daughters :)
I stamped the image four times. Base image, on the pink and green dp, on the Mambo Mellon dp and once again on Bristol Vellum (for her head). Water coloured her skin - the rest I coloured with Prisma Colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Paper pieced her pj's, hair band, collar and zipper. Sewed on the button. Popped up her head just a little bit - for more dimension. Stamped her teddy bear on So saffron, colour paws, tummy, patch and face. Cut out the circles with Nestabilities. I love the big bold polka dotted dp. Added stitckles to the outside of the big circles, her head band, Teddy bear patches and candle flames. Sewed edges of base card and large circle. Pierced holes in smaller circle and used white gel pen - faux stitched. Dotted scallops on large circle to match the DP. Willamena and candle panel are popped up.

Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Creating,

Hugs - Patricia


Happy Tuesday everyone..... Was I ever thrilled when Betty Wright asked to make a SAMPLE CARD for this weeks COLOUR CHALLENGE #CC249 on SPLITCOAST STAMPERS .
The colours are So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Mellon Mambo (Regal Rose) and Neutrals of Choice. Plus this weeks desert option is polka dots (big bold dots, itty bitty dots or any dots in between).
I had the perfect DP in my stash and the stamp I used is one of the very first stamps I had purchased - it has seen any love for awhile and it goes perfectly with my DP.
I used the Spotlight technique on my card and Outside the box.
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Creating,
Hugs - Patricia

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tis The Season

Happy Sunday everyone.... I combined several challenges for my card. Three challenges from Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch challenge #SC258, Ways to Use it - Caroling - WT248, Featured Stamper FS149 - Pam (Pam124) plus Our Creative Corners Challenge - to create a card/project with a Holiday theme, Christmas or Hannukah. Here is the adorable House Mouse card of Pam's that I cased. I received this adorable House Mouse Rak (Wrapped and Ready) from Gwen Fisher (aka t-turtle) - Thanks Gwen.

I coloured the image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the mice's eyes and their bows. Added Diamond Stickles to the ground, polka dots on the dp (My Minds Eye) and overtop of the liquid applique snow in the background. Made the little sentiment tag, tied on the ribbon and raffia.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy creating,

Hugs - Pat

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jingle Jingle Jingle

Here is a quick card I made yesterday, still have a few more Christmas cards to make... I just love this vintage Santa image.... Ran the dark brown panel through the cuttlebug with snowflakes folder. Stamped Santa in chocolate chip, rouged his cheeks with red rubbon, coloured his eyes blue, sponged edges with chocolate chip. Matted with brown and bravo burgundy. Sewed edges. Lucky me - I had the perfect Dp in my stash - from My Minds Eye. Cut out panel and taped down. Stamped sentiment (from Studio G) on white card stock, sponged edges, cut out with circle nestability, cut a bravo burgundy circle mat out. Punched hole with crop o dile, attached eyelet. Tied on gold cording and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in,
Happy creating.

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone... I combined two challenges today.. Splitcoast Stampers Colour challenge - to use Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Barely Banana, plus today's Teapot Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. Here is a picture of the teapot. Lisa Lara is our Teapot Tuesday Hostess - here is her story and adorable card.

I had purchased a Teapot magnet at Michael's a couple of weeks ago. I traced the teapot onto two different papers. Layered the lightest one over top, omitting the spout and handle. I cut the '
top off the teapot. Made the bottom checkered strip. Stamped, coloured and cut out my little snowman (Inkadinkado). I liked having his scarf hang over the lip of the teapot.
Ran the white panel through the Cuttlebug. I ran an extra strip through and tore into three pieces. layered at bottom of white square. Matted with AA and RR. Sewed edges. Placed the teapot and snowman on top. Glued on the sentiment and little pompom snowballs. Added stickles to the raised dots and top of sentiment. The base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. Designer paper is from Me and My Big Ideas - Noel.

My little snowman is hiding in his huge teapot fort, waiting for unsuspecting snowpeople or maybe some tipsy teapotters to come along... :)

Happy Stamping and Creating.

Hugs - Pat

Monday, December 7, 2009

HMF#58 - Using non traditional Christmas Colours

Happy Monday to all you House Mouse Lovers. This weeks challenge was issued by Lisa - to use Non Traditional Colours on your Christmas card or project.

Below is a close up of Santa's Little Helper.
I made a Stocking Gift Card Holder. Here is the link for the template from Claire (aka Waltzingmouse) on Splitcoast Stampers.
I water coloured "Santa's Helper", clear embossed the ornament and added white fun flocking to his hat.
Make sure to hop on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog to see what the other talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.
If you join us for the challenge and upload it to the blog, make sure you use at least on House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card/project.
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping and creating.

Hugs - Pat

Monday, November 30, 2009

Merry & Bright

Here's is a card I made for Our Creative Corners Sketch Challenge and yesterday's Splitcoast Stampers Featured stamper challenge #FS147. Here is the card of MrsBoz (CarollAnne) that I cased.

I stamped my adorable House Mouse image (Having A Ball) using Stazon black ink onto some Shrinky Dink. Coloured images with Prismacolour pencil crayons. I punched out circles with nestabilities, then shrunk the images. Stamped ornaments onto a textured white card stock. Coloured images then cut out circles from ornaments. I made the upper border. Added liquid applique and Diamond stickles. Stamped on my Merry & Bright sentiment. Coloured the sentiment with old olive and real red. I placed the two shrinky dinks onto a piece of white card stock and placed behind image panel using pop dots so that the shrinky dinks would be recessed. Applied stickles to white dp for sparkly snow.


Stamps: - Stampabilities House Mouse - Having a Ball - HMC1005, Oranaments and Sentiment were purchased at Michael's
Ink: - Stazon jet black, Stampin Up Old Olive, Real Red
Paper: - Stampin Up - pacific point, textured white, real red
Accessories: - Shrinky Dinks - Frosted ruff N' Ready, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, Sewing machine, Liquid Applique, Diamond Stickles, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, brads, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping and Creating...

Hugs - Pat

Blissful Winter Wonderland by DGD Kayla

I just wanted to share this with you..... Here is a picture of my sweet Granddaughter - Kayla. Holding Christmas cards she made for her Mommy and Daddy (with a little help from Gramma Rose). Kayla picked out the stamps and colours she wanted to use. She stamped her images then Gramma cut the out for her and the dp's. Kayla put the tape on back of images and dp, then assembled card. She picked out the red rhinestones for her Mommy's card and we glued them on. Doesn't she look so proud of herself..... Great job Kayla... Mommy and Daddy are going to love getting these from You.....

Hugs.... Gramma Rose

Wishing you a Joyful Merry Christmas

Happy Monday everyone.... Here is a card I made for yesterday's SCS Featured stamper challenge... CarollAnne (aka MrsBoz) is this weeks FS. Make sure to check out her amazing SCS gallery... Here is the card I cased - "Cool Dude".

This was a fairly simple card to make. I stamped my cute image using Stazon Jet Black onto Whisper White cardstock. Coloured with Stampin up makers and shaded snowman with Soft Sky. Added Diamond Stickles to the ground snow and some one the DP. Matted image with SU Bermuda Bay and white. Attached the snowflake with a mini brad. The snowflake DP is thin and I wanted to pop it up to give the card more Dimension. I cut out a piece of white cardstock to fit behind dp. I sewed all edges of card. Stamped sentiment. Pierced holes in front of sentiment.
Stamps: My Heart Stamps for you (Snowman and Penguins), Recollections - Merry Merry
Ink: Stampin up - more mustard, bashful blue, old olive, soft sky, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Textured white, Whisper white, Bermuda Bay, Snowflake DP
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Sewing machine, Snowflake, piercing tool, mini brad, Pop Dots, aquapainter
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping and Creating,
Hugs - Pat

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stocking Gift Card Holder

Happy Friday everyone.. Hope all our American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Here is a fun little Stocking gift card holder I made. This weeks Technique challenge TLC248 over a Splitcoast Stampers was to make this gift card. Here is a link from Claire (waltzingmouse) to get the stocking template.

This was very easy to make, I will definetly be making more of these stocking gift card holders...
Thanks for stopping in...
Hugs - Pat

Quilted Maple Leaf - Thank you

Happy Thanksgiving..... here is another card I made, casing Birgit (aka Biggan) on Splitcoast Stampers.. Here is the card I cased. Birgit used a real leaf, I used a maple leaf quilt design.

Thanks for stopping in.

Hugs... Pat

Thank Heaven for little girls

For this card I cased Birgit (aka Biggan) on Splitcoast Stampers, plus I used last weeks technique challenge - cut outside the box. Here is the cute card I cased. Make sure to check out Birgit's amazing gallery....here is the link to her Splitcoast Stampers gallery.


Stamps - Penny Black - In a Nutshell

Ink - creamy caramel, stazon jet black, blush blossom, pretty in pink, certainly celery, old olive, basic grey, going grey, soft sky, summer sun, more mustard, close to cocoa

Paper - Blond Column, black, pink, water colour

Accessories - Charm, Martha Stewart Heart border punch, black marker, gingham ribbon, pop dots, Diamond stickles.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat

SC255, Vintage Santa - HO HO HO

Good morning... just wanted to share this Vintage Santa card with you. I used sketch #SC255 from Splitcoast Stampers. Santa was stamped with sepia ink onto Vanilla card stock. I water coloured his face and eyes only. Sponged edges. Matted with red and chocolate chip. I crumpled the caramel dp and sponged to give it a distressed look, matted with red and brown. Sponged edges of holly dp, matted with red. All edges were stitched. Tied on the gingham ribbon, bell and raffia. Base card is Blond column and edges sponged with chocolate chip.
The stamp is from Rubber Stampede - "Santa Collage"

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy stamping and creating.

Hugs - Pat

Sunday, November 22, 2009

HM#57 - Double Pocket Bag Challenge

Happy House Mouse Monday to all you House Mouse Lovers.... :)

We have some sad news - This weeks will be Jannekes last challenge. She has been with us since the start of the blog and has always created wonderful cards/projects for us to admire over the year. We wish Janneke all the best in the future and hope that she will visit us and play along when she gets a chance.

Today, Janneke has issued our challenge - to make a DOUBLE POCKET BAG. Check out this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I made two bookmarks and a gift card wallet to go inside the bag. Here is the tutorial for the wallet. I lamented the bookmarks, punched holes with crop-o-dile and tied on the two colours of raffia.

My cute House Mouse image is called "Mice Star" starring Muzzy. I water coloured the image and matted it with burgundy and Kraft. Sewed edges. I cut out the bag, but before I glued it together I sewed on the DP and buttons. Assembled card. I braided two colours of raffia and attached to the bag.


Stamps - Stampabilites - House Mouse - Mice Star

Ink - stazon jet black, soft sky, creamy caramel, blush blossom, pretty in pink, old olive, certainly celery, chocolate chip

Paper - Tim Coffey - Fall Script, DJ Inkers - Paperdoodle Pad, DCWV, water colour, Kraft

Accessories - raffia, crop-o-dile, buttons, sewing machine, aqua painter, brads, laminator

Please make sure to come on over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog and check out what the very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy stamping and creating.

Hugs... Pat

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fabric Cardinal Christmas

Hello.. I combined four challenges for my card... Teapot Tuesday, Splitcoast Stampers Colour challenge (Always Artichoke, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and neutrals), Technique challenge (cut outside the Box) and Fan Club challenge (touchable textures).
Here is the beautiful teapot Marilynn picked for our inspiration.

My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 always artichoke. Stamped AA with Sanded backgrounder using chocolate chip ink. I used the Labels two die cut to frame my cardinals. Stamped the chocolate frame with Sanded backgrounder. Matted chocolate chip and fabric with real red.
Note: I cut out the red cardinals tail, so it would stick out over the frame. Attached the black corner brads, Sentiment and oval hardware.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat


Happy soggy Tuesday everyone... I'm hopping the rain will stop sometime soon - we are getting water logged. Here is a cute little box I made - I really love how it turned out. I water coloured my "Winter Robins" with Stampin Up reinkers. Masked image and sponged on the sky. I made the FAUX wood frame (used this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers).
I made the box using this tutorial - but I altered the design abit.

For this box I had combined two Splitcoast Stamper challenges - today's colour challenge - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and neutrals, plus last weeks Ways to Use it - A faux feel (faux wood).

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy stamping and creating..
Hugs - Patricia Rose

Monday, November 16, 2009

Totally Stampalicious "Willameana" Gift Tag

Happy Monday everyone.... Check out the wonderful news over at TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS - they are offering "FREE" shipping for EVERYONE from now until Midnight on Sunday, November 22nd - that also includes their International Friends.

I made this cute Gift tag - using this adorably, cute but naughty "Willameana" - she is from a newly released stamp set from TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS.

Over at Splitcoast Stampers today's technique challenge is to CUT OUTSIDE THE BOX. Here is the link to the site. I stamped Willameana on watercolour paper. Coloured image, paper pieced here pj's and headband. I used the diamond shaped template from Fiskars, traced Diamond around image and then cut it out - part of Willameana is outside the diamond shape. Matted image and faux stitched around edges. Attached flower eyelet and tied on ribbon and raffia. Applied diamond Stickles to her pj's and headband.

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious - Willameana

Ink: Stazon jet black, Ruby Red, Real Read, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom

Paper: water colour, ruby red, DCWV - Indian Summer Matstack

Accessories: Prismacolour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, white gel pen, Diamond Stickles, mat pack, ribbon, raffia, flower eyelet, crop o dile

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat

All you Need in Life is ....

Happy Monday everyone... Here is a card I made for today's CAS challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers... It is an inspiration challenge... Vera Bradley - bags and purses. I chose this as my inspiration... I love the CHOCOLATE colour - reminds me of yummy chocolate. Plus I had this cute sentiment from Inkadinkado - "Friendly Advice" and this wonderful paper from DCWV - Sweet Glitter stack. I thought the sentiment would be perfect framed and decided to make a recessed window frame for it. Here is where I found the instruction to make the recessed window.

Thanks for stopping in...
Happy Stamping....

Hugs - Pat

Casing Dawn (aka - TreasureOiler)

Here are two cards I made yesterday for Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper Challenge. Dawn (TreasureOiler) is Featured Stamper #145. Make sure to check out her absolutely amazing gallery... I looked through all 17 pages of her gallery....
Here is the adorable "Good Cheer" card I cased for my Magnolia - Alva Elf - Noel card.
I coloured Alva with Prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Embossed the olive panel and added Stickles to the raised dots and flower centers. The designer paper is flocked. I stamped the Noel sentiment and placed it inside the chipboard frame. Added the little bow and brad to the frame.

Here is the cute "Frosty Snowman" card I cased. My little snowman is a STICKER from Me and My Big Ideas. I stamped the snowflakes on the tangerine tango background with versa mark ink and clear embossed. Stamped the sentiment with Stazon black onto my little chipboard tag. Added Diamond stickles to the dp, parts of the snowman and some of the polka dots and pierced scallops on the circle matting. The snowflakes and sentiment are from Studio G.

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy stamping and creating..
Hugs - Pat

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Please help!!! I'm MELTING.... Here is a cute little snowman and sentiment from the brand spankin newly released stamp set from TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS - called "SNOWMEN" - make sure to check out their blog for the new stamps being released...
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS Has a challenge this week TSMONDAY6 to use glitter on your card or project. They are offering a $10.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
The sketch I used is from today's sketch challenge #SC254 at Splitcoast Stampers.
I coloured my snowman with a combination of markers and pencil crayons. Cut out image and placed over top a white panel that I ran through the CB with Swiss dot folder. I added dazzling diamonds to the raised dots. I stamped snowflakes on acetate with Stazon white ink and overlayed image panel. Attached with brads. Made sketch panels, sewed edges and assembled my card.
Stamps - Totally Stampalicious - Snowmen
Ink - Stazon white, Stazon jet black, bravo burgundy, pretty in pink, more mustard
Paper - Me and My big Ideas - Noel, textured white, Bristol Vellum, white, bravo burgundy
Accessories - sewing machine, acetate, heat and stick powder, versa mark, dazzling diamonds, ribbon, brads, mat pack, foam tape, cuttlebug, Swiss dot embossing folder, heat gun
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy stamping..
Hugs - Pat


Here is the card I made yesterday for the Tuesday Teapot Challenge, Colour Challenge and Double Dog Challenge. Here is the story behind this card... Poor little Dusty Bear has been left in the attic for many years.. The tea party ladies have been asked to help Dusty Bear out.

I have also used yesterdays Splitcoast Stamper colour challenge (CC244) - bravo burgundy, very vanilla and kraft. This also qualifies for the Double Dog Dare Challenge - to make at least a four layer card, use ribbon - plus make a card for the Tuesday Teapot Challenge...

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy creating and stamping.

Hugs... Pat

Sunday, November 8, 2009

HMF#56 - America's card kit challenge

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone... For this weeks HM challenge, the very talented America sent the DT members a CARD KIT full of brown and cream papers, textured papers, flourish die cuts, pearls, charms, bling, ribbon and silver cording. We were to make a card using as much or as little as we wanted from the kit, and to use our own tools and colouring mediums. She did ask us to use at least one of the adorable mouse charms.

As it would be impossible to send you all a kit we would like you to have a look at what America sent us and try to reproduce the kit. But not to worry if it is not exactly the same or even if you only have a few items that you can use.

Plus there is a fabulous prize this week from HOUSE MOUSE DESIGNS. A $25.00 gift voucher. Please see the rules on the side bar on the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog for your chance to win.

Plus - America has a small prize she is offering up.. A Baggie full of Silver Beautiful Adorable Quality Charms... Check out her blog for more details..

Below is a picture of the card kit.

Below is what I came up with. I believe I made one itty bitty mistake - I used a Martha Stewart mouse border on the top of my card... I had just purchased this punch and wanted to use it. After I assembled and glued my card together I reread the rules... sorry America :(

I made an Easel style card... you can find directions here and here. I coloured this sweet House Mouse image "Pumpkin Pie" with Prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the chocolate pie, applied white liquid applique to the top for the whip cream... I cut out the image and layered it over top base image. I drew in the wall paneling lines and base boards. Sponged edges. I cut the polka dot dp, brown and cream textured papers into 1 1/2" squares. Next I cut the brown and white squares into triangles and made my background patterns. The squares were layered over a 5 1/4" brown square and sewed on. I layered the cream and brown flourishes. Assembled main Easel panel. Added the pearls to the flourish and image panel. Made the sentiment panel. Made the bow with chocolate ribbon and silver cording. Tied on the adorable mouse charm.... Thank you America for the wonderful card kit... there is so much left over to make a few more cards from all those yummy goodies and the extra charms...

Please hop on over to House Mouse and Friends and check out what the other talented DT members came up with from America's card kit... And we can't wait to see what you come up with....

This also qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge - to make an Easel card...

Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs... Pat

FS144, C4C10, Dear Santa

Congratulations Christine (aka chrisations.ink) on being this weeks Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers. Make sure to check out her amazing gallery. Here is the third card I made in her honour, I cased this fun card "Shop till you drop". I used this adorable/fun stamp and sentiment from the newly released TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS new set called "Willameana". Plus this Easel card fits the Crazy 4 Challenges.

Stamps - Totally Stampalicious - Willameana
Ink - stazon jet black
Paper - black, Bristol Vellum, My Minds Eye, Paper Pizzaz, Paper Co.
Accessories - sewing machine, ribbon, Santa Button, Diamond Stickles, Martha Stewart Border Punch, pop dots, white gel pen, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Stamping.
Hugs - Pat

Introducing Totally Stampalicious Snowmen

Congratulations to Christine (aka chrisations.ink) for being this weeks Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers.. I thoroughly enjoying checking out all of your cards. I chose to case two snowmen cards. I have been asked to design at least three cards from this fun, cute newly released "Snowmen" set from TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS.

Rak for Noah Biorkman - a 5 year old boy who is loosing his battle with cancer. He loves Christmas time and his one request is to receive lots of Christmas cards. Check out this page for more information.. Here is the card I cased of Christines...
Below is the first card I made for today's Feature Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.
Here is the card I cased.

Recipe: card #1 - rak for Noah Biorkman, FS144

Stamps - Totally Stampalicious - Snowmen
Ink - Stazon jet black, Real red, Bashful blue
Paper - Paper Pizzaz - snowflakes, real red, pacific point, Bristol vellum, textured white
Accessories - sewing machine, Icicle Stickles, mat pack, white fun flock, pop dots, mini brads, prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps
Recipe: card #2 - FS144
Stamps - Totally Stampalicious - Snowmen
Ink - Stazon jet black rose red, tempting turquoise
Paper - more mustard, taken with teal , Recollections - Mom's Diner - salt, Mustard corelations, Bristol Vellum
Accessories - sewing machine, mini brads, Diamond Stickles, white fun flock, pop dots, gold metallic marker, Martha Stewart glitter pens, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol and blending stumps, Snowflake brads
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Stamping,
Hugs - Pat

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Introducing a new Member of the Totally Stampalicious Family - Willameana

I was asked to help promote this adorable new stamp set "Willameana" for Totally Stampalicious. She is such a mischievous looking little girl... I really love this new set. There are quite a few cute sentiments in this set. I coloured Willameana and her teddy bear with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol, paper pieced her pj's, Christmas list and headband. Added stickles to the brads and headband and teddy bear.
Make sure to check out what's NEW over at Totally Stampalicious.
Ink - stazon jet black, blush blossom
Paper - kraft, whisper white, chocolate chip, DCWV - the sweet matstack, Anna Griffin
Accessories - sewing machine, Diamond stickles, brads, white gel pen, Martha Stewart border punches, Cuttlebug, nestabilities, embossing folder, matpack
Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Stamping,
Hugs... Pat

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Winter Robins singing Falalalala....

Hello..... Good afternoon... I made this card for today's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. My cute bird image was water coloured with reinkers. Added stickles to the berries. I ran the vanilla base card through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dot folder as well as the creamy caramel triangles. I stamped two holly springs on whisper white and water coloured, cut out and attached to triangles with red brads. Image was matted with chocolate chip and creamy caramel, blue paisley dp and triangles were matted with chocolate chip. Sewed edges. Dp and image panel are up on foam dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by.
hugs... Pat

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

House Mouse Matchbook treatholder

Happy Tuesday --- I made this cute Matchbook treat holder using Splitcoast Stampers colour challenge - Neutrals with a Pop (CC243). You can see the tutorial here - on how to make these matchbook treat holders.
I coloured Santa's Little Helper with reinkers and funflocked his hat.
Stamps - House Mouse - Santa's Little Helper, Studio G
Ink - Stazon jet black, real red, pretty in pink, blush blossom, grey
Paper - kraft, black, white, real red
Accessories - score blade, snowflake sequin, brads, mat pack, white fun flock, pop dots
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
Hugs - Pat

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Happy Tuesday everyone.... :) This is another card I made yesterday in honour of Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper FS143 "Miss Boo" (Jen)... Here is the cute Elf card that I cased.
I just purchased this adorable Magnolia image (Alva with Flower) and couldn't wait to play with it. Image was coloured with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Used three different designer papers, assembled card and sewed around edges. Attached snowflake with brad, images is popped up. Stamped on sentiment with stazon jet black ink.


Stamps - Magnolia - Alva with flower, Costco - clear sentiment stamp
Ink - Stazon jet black
Paper - DCWV - Sweet matstack, DCWV - Indian Summer matstack, white, whisper white
Accessories - sewing machine, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, snowflake, brad, piercing tool, pop dots, diamond stickles.

Thanks for stopping in....
Happy Stamping...

Hugs - Pat

Sunday, November 1, 2009

You Only Live Once

Congratulations to Jen (aka Miss Boo) on Splitcoast Stampers... she is today's Featured Stamper. She is the queen of Clean and Simple cards.... I case this beautiful card of hers called
"Have a terrific day!" The rose is from Stampin Up's "Fifth Avenue Floral" set as is the sentiment. I water coloured the rose with Stampin Up reinkers. The red designer paper is from Stampin Up. I did faux stitching around the white base card.
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Happy Stamping..
Hugs - Pat

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sent with Love

On Splitcoast Stampers - today's Limited Supply Challenge LSC244 was to make a card from the weather you were having today... Plus there was a 2/2/2 challenge - I used two different designer papers, two different embossing technique - heat and dry, plus two different types of stitching - maybe I get bonus points for two different ribbon treatments :) Well, here at home it is raining cats and dogs.... So this cute little House Mouse image (Special Delivery) was perfect for today's challenge. I also used this weeks sketch challenge SC252 for my layout. I coloured the image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the rain drops, added Diamond Stickles to the poppies.
Stamps - House Mouse - Special Delivery
Ink - Stazon jet black, Certainly Celery, Really rust, Versamark
Paper - Water colour, DCWV - Indian Summer - Fall pack, Poppy, Black , White
Accessories - sewing machine, brad, diamond stickles, Cuttlebug, embossing folder - With love, ribbon, pop dots, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, heat gun, clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, piercing tool, sandpaper
Thanks for stopping in..
Happy Stamping,
Hugs - Pat

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Hello

A Happy Hello to all of you.... I just love this adorable Magnolia image "Tilda with Sunflower". I coloured her with Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons and Gamsol. I used the sketch from "Just Magnolia Challenge Blog". Plus I used this weeks colour challenge CC242 from Splitcoast Stampers (black, kraft and Mambo Melon or Cameo Coral).


Stamps - Magnolia - Tilda with Sunflower, Fiskars - Between Friends
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Paper - Kraft, Black, Mambo Melon, Water Colour, Paper Pizzaz
Accessories - sewing machine, Primas, brads, button brad, piercing tool, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot embossing folder, oval nestabilities, ribbon, Stampin Up window punch, pop dots, white gel pen, Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons, gamsol, blending stumps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs... Pat Rose

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone.... here is a fun Clean and Simple card I made - this weeks Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers was to use brads or eyelets on your card. As you can see I used star eyelets on the base card, I wove black embroidery thread through the eyelets to make a frame. I stamped the Jailbirds onto white card stock and then again on More mustard. Cut out the MM birds and popped up over white panel. Drew the thin black frame around birds and attached mini black brads. Used Martha Stewart border Punch on the black and more mustard mats. Added the black spider embellishment. Striped paper is from My Minds Eye.

Happy Halloween.

FS142, Casing Rachel

Congratulations to Rachel (Rachelhope13) for being this weeks featured stamper over at Splitcoast Stampers. Please check out her amazing gallery, it is full of eye candy.

I was lucky enough to be able to case three of her cards.

I cased this sweet cupcake card "Polka Dot Cupcake" - it also qualifies for this weeks Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge - used brads or eyelets on your card.
I cased this sweet card "Cookie Plate" for my card below.

Here is the fun card I cased - "Worst 10 ".

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Hugs... Pat

Magnolia - Thank You

I made this card for Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper challenge. Lois Bak was Featured Stamper #FS139. Here is the adorable card that I cased "Willow and Flower Basket".
This card was made while I was on Holidays in Montana. I had very limited supplies with me, lucky me I had already coloured this sweet Magnolia image.... Matted image with Really Rust and Taken with Teal. Hand stitched around edges. Striped DP is from Recollections Fall collection. Sewed on button embellishments.

Hugs... Pat

A Christmas Postcard

Here is another card I made for the Splitcoast Stampers November VSN challenge - this one was "masking" and to make it a one layer card. I used the Tope Note die cut and placed it in the middle of my card and sponged around the edges to give it the red frame. Next I stamped on the reindeer. Masked the reindeer and stamped on the trees. Coloured the reindeer. Stamped on the Postage stamp. Applied white liquid applique for snow....


Stamps - Lovely as a tree, Winter Post, Magenta - reindeer
Paper - white
Ink - Riding hood red, creamy caramel, stazon jet black, old olive, black, chocolate chip
Accessories - Cuttlebug, Top Note, Liquid Applique, post it note, sponge, aquapainter.

Thanks for stopping by...

Hugs - Pat

House Mouse - Merry Christmas

Happy Thursday.... I'm a little late uploading some of my cards... it's been a busy week for me.
I made this last weekend for the Splitcoast Stampers VSN November challenges. The challenge was to make an acetate stamped overlay. Something to enhance but not hide your image.
The adorable House Mouse image " Peppermint Pals" was coloured with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. I stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" and the snowflakes using Stazon Cotton white. Attached with white mini brads.

Thanks for stopping in.

Hugs... Pat

Monday, October 26, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #55 - Aperture Card

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone... the very talented Heather has issued this weeks challenge - to make an APERTURE CARD - a card with a hole in it. I made a Tri-fold card - there is a wonderful tutorial on how to make this card at Splitcoast Stampers - here is the link to the tutorial.

This week we have a sponsor KLM DESIGNS (digi Stamps) - the lucky winner can choose up to 3 images from the site.

Below is my take on the challenge......

Below is the trifold card when open.

I stamped the sweet House Mouse image - (Feathered Friends) on whisper white paper with Stazon jet black ink. Coloured image with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Masked image and sponged on the clouds. Used plain circle nestabilty to cut out image. Matted image with scalloped Almost Amethyst circle. I made the Elegant Eggplant tri fold base card. Cut out the circle in the middle panel. The designer paper I used is called "Wisteria" from Basic Grey. Matted DP with Almost Amethyst. Sewed edges. Cut out the circle in DP panel with Nestability. I cut another scalloped circle with Elegant Eggplant and then cut out the middle circle to make my scalloped frame. Pierced holes in scallop. Used the Sizzlet leaf die to make my Old olive leaves. Sewed on the lavender and purple buttons. I made the inside panel and sewed on. Stamped on sentiment. Used the slit punch to make the tab and sewed on the green button.
I hope you can join us over at House Mouse and Friends. I would love to see what you come up with. Make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project. Please check out what the other very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.
Stamps - House Mouse - Feather Friends, Stampin Up - Sweet Dreams (sentiment)
Ink - Stazon jet black, Bashful blue
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Basic Grey - Wisteria
Accessories - Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, piercing tool, sewing machine, buttons, Sizzlet - leaf die, Prismacolour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, sponge, Slit punch, Stamp a ma jig
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping.
Hugs - Pat