Thursday, April 30, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #36 - Gatefold

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone.... Over at House Mouse and Friends, Janneke has challenged us to make a gatefold card. Here is a link to Splitcoast Stampers gatefold tutorial.

This is what I came up with...

I stamped my adorable House Mouse image "Birthday Cupcake HMJR1007" on whisper white with Stazon Jet Black, twice. Water coloured images. I cut out one of the images. On the bottom image I sponged chocolate chip and creamy caramel around image. On the top (cut out) image I clear embossed the candles. Adhered the top image. Used the labels two nestability to cut out image. Cut out a larger chocolate chip label 2 nesty to mat image. The CC nesty was to big for my card so I cut it down to fit. Attached the 3 pink brads. The base card measures 4" x 5". I cut out a piece of chocolate chip 8" long and 5" wide. I scored lines @ 2" and 6" on the 8" side. I made the two front panels, sponged and stitched edges.

A big thank you to Pat Smethers for the yummy paper - "Cupcake Dream - Swirlicious by Lasting Impressions). Attached the HM image with only one of the pink brads - this is so the image panel will move. Attached the three pink candles with glue dots. the image panel slides under the candle wicks to hold the gatefold closed.

Above is a view of the card open.

Above you can see how the image panel slides up.

Above is another view of the card open and a look at the inside.

I hope you can join us over at House Mouse and Friends. Just remember that you need to have 1 House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project. Please make sure to check out what the other DT have made to inspire you.

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Happy Stamping


Sunday, April 26, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #35 - Get Well Soon

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone. Over at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog - our challenge is "GET WELL SOON" - please make
a card or anything you like to wish someone well.
Make sure to check what the other DT members have made to help inspire you. Check out their blogs for more details. But remember you are to use at least one
House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card/project.

Thanks America for the House Mouse image - called "Chewable Aspirins", the beautiful ribbon and little blue flower eyelets. I water coloured the image with Stampin Up reinkers. Clear embossed the ice cube and fun flocked the cotton baton. Added stickles to the aspirins. I water coloured the background, sponged overtop, then used itty bitty background stamp to added the speckles. Sponged edges with night of navy. Matted with bashful blue, distressed and sewed edges. Attached the ribbon and blue flower embellishment. The main card is 5" x 6" night of navy. The circle and striped design papers are form G.C.D Studios. Cut out the triangles, matted on white card stock, sewed all edges. Added the blue flower eyelets to the corners. I printed out the sentiment on my computer, sponged on bashful blue distressed edges. The stitched edges night of navy rectangle matting under the image.

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FS116, SC225, Happy Birthday Cupcake

Happy Sunday everyone. For this card I combine two of Splitcoast Stampers challenges. Today's featured stamper challenge - FS116 - Kathy (aka Wattle) has a fabulous gallery - I thoroughly enjoyed checking out all her wonderful works of art. I chose to case this cute card. I had just received my House Mouse stamp called Birthday cupcake - it was perfect for today's challenge. I used last weeks sketch challenge - SC225. I water coloured the HM image with Stampin Up reinkers. Used ticket corner punch. Applied diamond stickles to the cupcake icing, matted image with pomegranate. Faux stitched with white gel pen on pomegranate mat. Added the large pink brads. The designer paper is from Making Memories, matted dp with white card stock. Sewed around edges. Added the photo corner and brads plus the yellow prima and pink corduroy brad. House Mouse image panel up on pop dots. Base card is 5" x 7".
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Pat Rose

CC215, TLC217, Gesso'd colour challenge

For this card I combined two challenges from Splitcoast Stampers - the Technique Challenge TLC217 - "Gesso" and the colour challenge CC215 " pink pirouette (pretty in pink), Rose Red and Basic Grey". I did not have the Gesso product - what I did was use some of my acrylic white paint and brushed it overtop of a page from a magazine. I let it dry and then stamped my flower image in versamark ink, stamped on top of the magazine and then clear embossed. I sponged over the image/page with pretty in pink and then sponged around the image with rose red. Matted with basic grey and then pretty in pink. Sewed around edges. Main card is pretty in pink, next is basic grey. the dp is from a Brenda Walton "K & Company" called Sweet Talk. Did a double wandering stitch around edges. Added the plaid ribbon (rak from America) the metal corners and garden tool charms. The flower panel is popped up. The flower image is from Hero Arts called Silhouette corners.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Memories of Memphis

I made this card/mini scrapbook for my Daughter "Kristy" and her family. Last week they had to have their beloved dog "Memphis" put to sleep. Memphis was a wonderful pet and friend to everyone. I wanted to make a sympathy card for them and this is what I came up with. I changed a colour photo into sepia. Matted image with white and black. Main card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 kraft. I used the Creating Keepsakes dp - I tore the paper in half and sponged edges with close to cocoa. Sewed around edges. Added the Daisy D hardware hinges. Sponged close to cocoa on the chipboard letter. All layers are popped up.
For the inside, there are 5 pages. First one is the sentiment and then four blank pages. I stitched down the left side then added the large eyelets. I stamped the paws in close to cocoa. Tied the little book closed with polka dot ribbon. I am very pleased with how this turned out. My daughter and her husband absolutely loved it.
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House Mouse Challenge #34 - Springtime

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone.... This weeks challenge over at House Mouse & Monday Friends is hosted by Carolyn - she has chosen SPRINGTIME as the theme. Please interpret what spring means to you or what comes to mind when SPRINGTIME is mentioned. I always think of spring when the flowers start blooming. Where I live spring has arrived, my garden is blooming with beautiful tulips, daffodils, blue bells and the trees are in bloom (my car was covered in pollen yesterday - my black car was yellow - I feel sorry for all those people who suffer from allergies at this time of year) .

The stamp I used is called "Bunny Buffet - HMOR1083". Thanks America for this adorable image - it was perfect for today's challenge. I water coloured the image with Stampin up reinkers. Matted with vanilla and black nestability rectangles. The floral dp is from Making Memories, Rust dp is from ATC wildflowers. The large yellow flower is from Stampin Up - Embrace Life.

This week we are sponsored by

and this prize is this adorable stamp called "SPRING CLEANING"

Hopefully you will be able to come and join us over at House Mouse & Friends. All you need to do is us one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project. Make sure you upload it there for the chance to win that adorable stamp from Simon Says Stamps. For some inspiration check out all the wonderful cards made by the DT members.
Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful day.
Happy stamping.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Priceless Memories - House Mouse Challenge #33, use Multiple images

Happy Monday everyone. Over at the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog, one of the Design team members " America" has challenged us to use multiple images on our card/project. There are several possibilities for this challenge - Take one image and use it multiple times or take one image and separate it into several sections or use a variety of different images on your card. America also has 5 adorable House Mouse stamps to give away to the lucky winner, so make a card/project and post your card here. This is what I came up with.... (on my card - I used a variety of different images) I really wanted to use the "Say Cheese" stamp - the little mouse taking pictures, I thought about it for a while, then I remembered I have a collage style picture frame and I really liked the layout, so my card is fashioned after the collage frame. I stamped all the images (Mouse Bounce, Poppin good birthday, Perfect Fit and Together under the Moon) on whisper white, using stazon jet black ink, then I cut out only the parts I wanted, lightly water coloured them in going gray. For the main focal image (Say Cheese) - I stamped it three times. I drew in the floor and walls on the bottom image, water coloured all images. Cut out the camera and mouse from one and just the mouse from the other, layered over main image. Added the photo corners and brads. Punched holes down the right side and laced the ribbon. Added the metal sentiment. I think this looks like a cover for a scrapbook album.... what do you think?

Please go on over to the House Mouse Monday blog and check out all the other fabulous DT cards/projects. If you can join us, please make sure you upload your cards on the Blog.

Thanks for stopping by....

Happy Stamping


Sunday, April 12, 2009

FS114, Way to go Emily

Happy Easter everyone....
Over on Splitcoast stampers - today's featured stamper FS114 is **Inge**, she has a wonderful gallery full of adorable cards and her colouring is amazing. I chose to case this card "Thanks a Ton". I recieved this adorable House Mouse image from America (Thanks America). I water coloured the image, used my exacto knife to cut out the inside of the image, image is popped up in the nesty scalloped circle. Tied on the blue felt ribbon. Used a chipboard sentiment, attached the paper flowers with blue beads and brads. I ran the swirly blue dp panels through the cuttle bug with the divine swirls folder. Main base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, next is old olive and then speckled dp. Stitched and distressed edges.
I made this card for my niece, Emily... She received a trophy and beautiful flowers for being Freshman of the year at the University she goes to, plus she was votes as the All Star Athlete of the year.... Way to go Emily....

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Happy Stamping,

Friday, April 10, 2009

FS113, A pretty little Easter dress for my Grand daughter

I had to make another little Easter Dress card for my Grand daughter. I made one the other day, casing one of Julie
s (JustWriteDesigns) dress cards.... seen here . Julie got the dress pattern from the Paper
Crafts magazine - this is the pattern.

LSC215, SC223, Cupcakes Forever

Happy Friday everyone... for this card I combined two challenges from Splitcoast Stampers - this weeks sketch challenge #SC223 and today's limited supply challenge #LSC215 - Triple Play - use only three layers plus the base card, only three colours plus one neutral colour (black, brown, vanilla or white), and 3 Elements (focal points) - bonus points for three images stamped on one panel. My three layers are the Stampin Up striped red dp, pink panel and image panel, plus my white base card. Colours - red, pink and brown, plus the white is my neutral colour. Focal points, cupcake image, ribbon and the sentiment/clip embellishment. I stamped the Studio G cupcake onto whisper white, then again on the striped dp and again on the pink card stock. Cut out the cupcake wrapper from the striped dp, cut out the pink flower. I clear embossed the chocolate cupcake icing, attached the cupcake wrapper and the flower and brad embellishment. On the pink panel I stamped mini cupcakes in versa mark ink. I also used my SU chocolate chip marker and went around the edges of the dp, pink panel, image and sentiment panels. Used my Stampin Up border punch on the red and pink panels, pierced holes in the scallops and down the left side of the card. I also scored 6 vertical lines on the left side of base card, Added the ribbon. Stamped sentiment on WW, pierced holes and added the bull dog clip. Pink panel, image and sentiment are up on pop dots.

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Happy Stamping


CC213, SC222, Thinking of You

For this card I combined two Splitcoast Stampers Challenges. One is last weeks sketch challenge #SC222 and this weeks colour challenge #CC213 (bashful blue, Close to Cocoa and So Saffron).
I had just picked up my New Stampin Up set called "Bird on a Branch" and couldn't wait to use it. Main card is bashful blue, next is Close to Cocoa, I used two different designer papers, sponged edges with CC and the stitched around edge. Added the brown brads. I stamped the branch, flowers, sentiment and bird on whisper white. Stamped the bird again, cut out and popped up. Sponged edges, matted with so saffron and a scalloped rectangle nestability. Edges were sponged. Did a wandering stitch around image. Tied on the plaid ribbon, popped up main image. I am very pleased with how this turned out.

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TLC215, Flower pot pocket card

This weeks Monday challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers Blog is to make a Flower pot pocket card. Here is the link to make the pocket card. I gave this cute card to my Parents for Easter. I cut out the flower pot as instructed, I used my Martha Stewart punch to get the scalloped section. Stamped over pot with Sanded background in really rust. Sponged edge to give more depth. Added the adorable little chick brad. I cut out the flowers from My Mind's Eye dp, cut some stems and leaves and made the bouquet, added the tiny rhinestones and the dragonfly embellishment. Tied on the ribbon. I will defenitly make more of these little pocket cards.

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Happy Stamping


FS113, casing Julie (justwritedesigns)

I really wanted to case one of the adorable dresses Julie made. She is this weeks Featured Stamper over on the Splitcoast Stampers Blog. Julie used this pattern from Paper Craft Magazine. My Mother-in-law Sharron Rose was visiting from Princeton, B.C. and we wanted to make some Easter cards for our Grand children. Sharron made the sweet little green dress and the cowboy outfit. For the cowboy outfit she just cut the bottom part into pants and then dressed it up. I made the little blue dress with the flowers. I still need to make two more little dresses - better get at it, only two more days until Easter.

Monday, April 6, 2009

House Mouse Challenge#32 - Something Sweet

Happy Monday everyone..... Over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Blog - the challenge today is to have something SWEET on your card. It could be from a candy wrapper, could be the sentiment and a cake, chocolates, candy, fruit - whatever ans long as it is sweet. On my card the sweet is the Ice cream cone.... Thanks America for another sweet image... I coloured the image with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the candles and little party hats. My sentiment is a Rub-on. Added diamond stickles to the orange sherbet ice cream. Matted the image with Stampin Up brocade blue and pumpkin pie scalloped rectangle (nestability). Tied on the blue sheer ribbon (thanks America) onto the silver spiral clip. For the pinwheel background quilt block panel - I used Basic Grey dp called Oh Baby! Boy and white cuttlebug embossed numbers. I cut out two 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square of each, then I cut them in half on the diagonal. Made the pinwheel design by alternating the colours - make sure you get the pinwheel pattern.. Matted on brocade blue and pumpkin pie. I stitched around the edges and down the middle (both side) on the diagonals. Added the beautiful blue and green ribbon. Main image panel is up on pop dots... I am very pleased with how this came out.

Please come on over to the House Mouse Monday Blog and join us in the challenge. You just have to make sure you use one House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image on your card/project.

And check out all the other beautiful creations the other DT members made.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog....

Happy Stamping.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

FS113, WT212, OCCC, Who's your Daddy ?

For this card I combined three challenges, today's featured stamper #FS113 - justwritedesigns (Julie) - she has a fabulous gallery - please check it out -and last Thursday's Ways to Use It WT212 - Foiled Again over at Splitcoast Stampers and today's challenge on Our Creative Corners Blog - Easter theme. I cased this card of Julie's - "No legged Chicken".
I stamped the Rooster image at Pat Smethers while visiting her last month - thanks Pat. I received the little House Mouse image from America a couple of months ago - thanks America. I water coloured the images, cut out the House Mouse image and placed in front of Mr. Rooster. Clear embossed the roosters beak and the Easter Egg.
Sponged edges with chocolate chip, matted with black and sewed edges. Main card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 white card stock. I recycled a foil pie pan - ran the foil through the cuttlebug with the distressed lines folder - it broke up a bit as you can see. I placed some tape on the black panel, stuck on the foil and sewed foil down. Matted the panel with SU really rust. Used a circle nestability for my sentiment panel and More Mustard card stock. Stamped on "Hello" sentiment - this is from Stampin Up - Hedgehog Happiness set. Sponged edge with more mustard, attached with black brads. Used the SU window punch for the two more mustard strips on the lower right corner - sponged edges and attached with black brads. I recycled some wood shaves from and old gift basket - thought it looked like straw and used two punched leaf sprigs - given to me from Pat Smethers :). Main image panel and sentiment are up on pop dots.
I had to chuckle at this card.... it sure does look like Mr. Rooster is asking the little mouse - "Hey there - Who's your Daddy????

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