Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pretty Flowers Just for You

Hello everyone.... Today I combined two challenges. One from SCS -colour challenge CC207 - Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Kiwi Kiss (old olive) and one from Our Creative Corner - to use tags.
I coloured my "Inspired by Nature" stamp with Stampin Up markers, spritzed the back of it with water, then stamped onto watercolour paper. Sponged edges with old olive. Matted image with Summer Sun. The fence is chocolate chip - I used my Stampin Up scalloped border punch, I ran the fence through the Cuttlebug with the distressed lines folder. Attached the ribbon and then sewed around the edge. I made my tag out of Summer Sun paper using a Cuttlebug tag die. Stamped sentiment - from the Fresh Cuts set - in chocolate chip. Sponged edges of tag with chocolate chip. Added the eyelet with my Crop o dile. Punched small holes on either side of the flower stem and tied on the tag. Main card is old olive. Flower panel is popped up with foam tape.
Happy Stamping,have a great day.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Relax and Enjoy the great outdoors

For this card I combined Saturdays Inspiration challenge IC168 and Mondays Technique challenge TLC209 - rubber band stamping.
Here is the toy from "Flutter" that inspired my card.
I stamped the rubber bands with versamark and then embossed with detail silver onto white card stock. Randomly sponged on really rust and creamy caramel, this made my background dp. My stamp is from Stampabilities called Snoopy's Chopper #IR1021. I stamped Snoopy using stazon timber brown ink onto watercolour paper. Coloured image with sharpie markers and Stampin Up markers. Snoopy was stamped again on white paper and pieced onto original image. I Tied the scarf on Snoopy's neck. The red rock mountain and clouds in the background and the dirt in the foreground are from Hanna Stamps - Route 66 set. Water coloured the background. Sponged edges with really rust. Matted with black and really rust. The black center strip was run through the cuttlebug with distressed lines folder. Tied on the silver concho - this was given to me from my Mother-in-Law (Sharron Rose), I just received the sentiment in the mail on Friday (along with many, many House Mouse images, eyelets and ribbon --- from America - thanks so very, very much). Main image is up on pop dots... ribbon was heat curled.

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My celebrity VSN Crush - Elvis You Rock

I made this card for the VSN challenge by Kelly aka schirmcat on SCS - Celebrity Crush. I have always loved Elvis Presley. When I saw Kelly's challenge I remembered I had received some postcards in the mail a few years back. So I started digging in my craft room.... finally located them and this is what I came up with. I was lucky that I had the perfect dp in my stash. The sentiment is from Studio G, my brads are from Stampin up.. Main card is basic gray, next black then the dp. Matted the image three times. Attached the sentiment with silver brad.

House Mouse Challenge #26 - Happy Mother's Day

Happy House Mouse Monday....

Today's House Mouse Challenge #26 is to make a card for a Mother. Mother's Day is approaching in (UK)- it can be for your Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter, Friend for anyone who you think is a wonderful Mother.

I made this for one of my sisters and will have to make another similar one - two out of my three sister's are quilters. I felt by using this cute image it would make perfect Mother's Day cards for them.

Main image is from House Mouse Designs called Quilter's Guild, #hmpr1045 (starring Heckle, Mudpie, Monica, Muzzy, Amanda, Maxwell and Friend).
I stamped the image twice onto whisper white c/s using Stazon timber brown. Image was coloured with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. I cut out the six little quilters from one and popped it up. Sponged edge with pumpkin pie and matted with pumpkin pie.
Main card is 5" x 8 1/2" white c/s. Next is and unknown dp - I ran this through the cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing folder. The flower panel is from My Minds Eye - Bloom and grow - it is double sided - the polka dot and little flowers shown. I used my Stampin Up scalloped border punch on the polka dot dp and photo corner punch. The flower panel is matted with pumpkin pie. I stitched around the edges and sewed square on the dp to look like the quilt they are making. Sewed around all edges. Tied on the gingham ribbon and flower and wheat stems. Stamped sentiment on whisper white in pumpkin pie, sponged edges. Main image is popped up.

If you can join us this week, please upload your card or project to the House Mouse Challenge Blog. Make sure you have a look at all the beautiful creations by the other design team members.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful Day.

Virtual Stamp Night - Sing with me my Feathered Friend

I made this for the VSN Challenge by LuvLee - FEB09VSNR - to use feathers. My House Mouse image - Two Part Harmony was water coloured using Stampin Up reinkers. Matted with old olive and tempting turquoise, sponged edge. Added the rub on sentiment, sewed around the image, sewed the striped dp onto tempting turquoise plus the three different coloured FEATHERS. Popped up the image and I'm done. Another 45 minute card.

Casing Sgtstamper - Delight in the Little Things

Woo Hoo.... Congratulation Jami (Sgtstamper on SCS)... Your gallery rocks. I chose to case this little House Mouse cutie - Colour challenged Mouse.You are to change at lease two things on your card. I kept the same theme and similar colours. I changed the image from House Mouse to Happy Hopper ( Bunny Bath), altered the layout a bit, changed from straight stitching to wandering stitch, my button is placed differently and I added a chipboard sentiment. My card also works for Thursday's Ways to use it challenge WT206 on SCS - to use stripes. I used striped dp (My Mind's eye Bloom and Grow) for the bathroom wall paneling. Can you see the the tile floor I made, I scored the lines, water coloured the floor lightly with creamy caramel, then went over the score lines with chocolate chip. My Happy Hopper image is brand spankin new, I received it in the mail on Friday along with the cutest Gruffie card and several other sweet images and pretty ribbon - coming all the way from Clovis, California - from the one and only Pat Smethers, Thanks Pat (hugs).

I water coloured the image with Stampin Up reinkers, cut out the upper part of the image and placed over the striped designer paper. Layered over a square of chocolate chip on an angle. Added the brown button and polka dot ribbon embellishment. Used my Stampin up scalloped border punch on the polka dot dp and chocolate chip card stock. Main card is 5 1/2" square more mustard, next is chocolate chip, then the dp from My Minds Eye. I added diamond stickles to the bath water and in the middle of the little flowers.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Virtual Stamp Night - A Cheesy Hello

I decided to do a little stamping after work tonight - I remembered it was the Virtual Stamp Night over on Split Coast Stampers. The challenge card I made was FEB09VSND "New Love" - to make a card with new items that you have received in the last two months or something that you have been hording and never used.
I also combined two other challenges in this card. This weeks ways to use it WT206 - use stripes
and the limited supply challenge LSC208 - use green, limited to two embellishments and limit the layers to only three.

I just received this cute House Mouse stamp in the mail today - how lucky was that (my DH purchased this for me on E-Bay). So I inked it up for my card - I also love taking pictures - so I felt this was the perfect stamp to use. Also, I just purchased my designer paper on Tuesday, the expoxy sentiment I received at Christmas time from my Mother-in-Law (Sharron).

I stamped the image with stazon timber brown on water colour paper and water coloured it with Stampin up reinkers. Cut image out with rectangle nestability, sponged edges with old olive and doodled frame with black marker. Main card is certainly celery, next is garden green, designer paper is double sided from My Minds Eye - Bloom and Grow - Vines. Punched rectangle slot in HM image with slot punch - tied on striped ribbon and heat curled. Added expoxy oval sentiment. This card did take me the full 45 minutes to make...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Isn't Life Beautiful

Happy Tuesday everyone. I have combined four challenges in my card. All are from Splitcoast Stampers. Today's colour challenge CC206 (rose red, kiwi kiss (old olive) and more mustard, plus last weeks sketch challenge SC215, ways to use it challenge WT205 (fabric) and
Limited supply challenge LSC207 (stretch yourself). I used a stamp set from Stampin Up - called Upsy Daisy. I coloured the stamp with more mustard, old olive and pretty in pink with SU markers, spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped onto whisper white paper. Image was cut out used a rectangle nestability, matted with pink and then white scalloped rectangle. The designer paper is from My Minds Eye - Bloom & Grow - vines paper (double sided)- it was a perfect match for the colour challenge. Attached the rhinestone brads. I found a piece of fabric in my stash that I used for my ribbon. I folded the fabric and zig zag stitched the center. Tied it on. Added the rub on sentiment - from Stampin Up. For the limited supply challenge - to stretch yourself - well as some of you know I hardly ever have any white space on my card, hardly ever use rub ons and I almost always sew on my paper... There you have it - 4 challenges in one.

Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse #25 Challenge - a sketch from 2 red bananas

Good morning.... As I am very new to blogging - please forgive any mistakes I make.

A few weeks ago House Mouse & Friends were looking for two new design team members. I was encouraged to try out for one of these spots. While I was checking the House Mouse blog on February 11th I noticed my name along with the very talented ladies Rica and Jami Bova picked to fill these spots. I was so excited and scared at the same time. I called out to my husband (Rob) - come and look at this !!! as I was jumping up and down.... Having this honor has pushed me out of my comfort zone..... Now I am blogging and on a design team - wow.... it is all good - Right!!!!

This weeks House Mouse Monday Challenge is a sketch provided by Jeannette - owner of
2 red bananas AND they are donating a wonderfully sweet prize - PLUS their own DT will be joining in on the sketch challenge to show us even more beautiful cards to look at.

Here is this weeks sketch challenge

Here is my first design team challenge card -

The main House Mouse image "Mouse Bounce" from Stampabilities #HMI101, was stamped twice on whisper white. I water coloured both images with Stampin up reinkers. The bottom image was cut out using nestabilities. I reverse masked the image and then sponged on regal rose, apricot appeal and chocolate chip, then I ran it through the cuttlebug with the swiss dot embossing folder to give it texture. I versa marked and clear embossed the thimbles. Cut out the image and popped them up. Matted with pink circle and chocolate chip scalloped circle. Main card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" white, next is pink, then swiss dot embossed chocolate chip. The diamond and striped designer papers are from Making Memories. I really liked the happy spring colours - I thought they went well with the fun image. The diamond panel is matted with white and pink. I sewed all the white lines to add texture. Bottom striped panel is matted with white and pink. I made the shrinky-dink sentiment embellishment a couple of years ago. Tied on the white and pink sheer ribbon and embellishment. All edges were stitched. I hope you like my first DT creation.

Hope you come along and join in on the challenge. Please upload your cards at House Mouse and Friends Blog. Have a look at the other fabulous cards made by both design teams.

Happy Stamping..

Patricia Rose

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Made just for you

With this card I managed to combine 4 challenges. Today's colour challenge (pink pirouette, perfect plum and kiwi kiss), yesterdays technique challenge TLC207 - Cut it out and Sundays featured stamper challenge #fs105 (k dunbrook) on Splitcoast Stampers and this weeks challenge #24 at House Mouse & Friends - make a tall and thin card. I stamped the House Mouse image - Perfect Fit - in stazon jet black on whisper white. Image was coloured with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. I clear embossed the thimble. Image was masked and then I sponged on pale plum. Main card is 9 1/4" x 4". Base of card is perfect plum, next is pink pirouette. My designer paper is from a pack purchased at Wal Mart - ATD - wildflowers. I matted the image with perfect plum and kiwi kiss. I did a wandering stitch around the card twice and zig zag stitch where the papers meet and down the sides of the image. I ran a piece of kiwi kiss through the cuttlebug with the leafy branch's folder and cut out leaf section. Attached the paper flower and button to the upper right corner and the sentiment and silver hardware to the upper left.

A flower just for you.

I combined three challenges in this card. Last weeks TLC206 and this weeks TLC207technique challenges at Splitcoast Stampers and this weeks sketch challenge #sk020709 at Paper Craft Planet. I cut the flower image from an embossed designer paper, made the recessed window behind it, cut out a piece of acetate to give the window a shine. I really liked the wood grain and brick papers for this card. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

You're on my mind

I made this card for this weeks featured stamper challenge #FS105 (K Dunbrook) at Splitcoast Stampers.

Flower image is from Stampin' Up - Upsy Daisy set. Sentiment is from Studio G. Paper is from SU - very vanilla, chocolate chip and more mustard designer series.