Monday, June 29, 2009

HMF #44 - Paper toled Christmas Card

Happy Monday all you House Mouse Lovers...

This is my week to issue the challenge. My challenge to you is to use paper tole technique on your cards... What is paper tole you ask ....

Paper tole is a technique where part or all of an image is popped up from the image (surface) to give it a 3D effect.

Simple tole : when a duplicate image is stamped on a different piece of paper, colour image and cut out. You pop up the duplicate image over top of the original - raising image up for the 3D effect.

Here is a link that I found on the Internet to give you more ideas for paper tole.

Here is another link to paper tole technique - Our very own Mary has made a wonderful tutorial on paper tole.

Below is my take on the challenge. I stamped this adorable House Mouse image - called "Cozy Roost" three times onto water colour paper. I coloured the whole image on the bottom panel. Only coloured the birds, mice and the branch they are sitting, on the second image and for the third image, I only coloured the very bottom branch. I used my embossing tool and rubbed on the back of the cut out images to give them a little more dimension. Popped up the mouse and birds, glued down parts of the branches. For the third layer I glued on the bottom branch. Applied the white liquid applique for the snow on the branches - when it was dry I applied the icicle stickles for sparkle. Matted image with SU purely pomegranate. Main card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The dp is from Me and My Big Ideas - Noel pack. Matted dp with soft sky and Purely pomegranate. Sewed a wandering stitch around both panels. Added the snowflake embellishments.

Below is a close up of the the paper toled images.

Please come on over to the House Mouse and Friends Blog and take a look at what the other DT members have come up with to inspire you. Hope you can play along, just make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image on your card or project.

Happy Stamping...



Thursday, June 25, 2009

A beautiful butterfly

I really enjoyed trying this weeks technique challenge #TLC226 on Splitcoast Stampers - faux denim... and I used this weeks colour challenge #CC224 - Summer Sun, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango. I stamped the beautiful butterfly (Inkadinkado) twice, once on white card stock and again on vellum. Water coloured butterfly using summer sun reinkers. For the double border I used a Martha Stewart border punch, ran the panel through the Cuttlebug with branches folder, then I ran the summer sun ink pad overtop to give it dimension. Sewed all edges.

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Just Think.....

Happy Thursday... for this card I combine two Splitcoast Stamper challenges. Today's Ways to use it - #WT224 - bright and bold colours and Monday's Clean and Simple challenge #CAS20 - paper piecing. I stamped image on white cardstock and water coloured face and hair. I stamped her clothes on a scrap piece of the bright and bold dp. Cut out and pieced onto image.


Stamp: - Inkadinkado - Humerus Birthdays

Paper: - White, Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate, Making Memories DP

Ink: - Rose Red, Stazon Jet Black, Summer Sun, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: - sewing machine, cuttlebug, Swiss dot embossing folder, Plain and Scalloped Nestabilities, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, pop dots

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Grazie, Merci, Thanks

I combined five Splitcoast stampers challenges in this card... FS124 (Christy S) , SC233 (sketch), CC223 (Ruby red, baja breeze and whisper white), WT223 (use texting) and LSC225 (International Flair) . Feature stamper, sketch, colour, ways to use it and limited supply.

Here is the card of Christy's that I cased...


Paper: whisper white, baja breeze, ruby red
Stamps: Inkadinkado - script #8347 - y , Inkadinkado - Garden Delight, Kollette Hall - sentiment
Ink: sage shadow, ruby red
Accessories : sewing machine, ribbon, heat gun, brads, pop dots, ticket corner punch, cuttlebug, script embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch (for inside of card)

Happy Stamping.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How's everything on your End?

Happy Wednesday everyone.... For this card I combined three challenges... Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge #SC234 and their technique challenge TLC226 (faux denim) plus
Our Creative Corners challenge - use stars.

The stamp set I used is from Clear Dollar Stamps - (Charlie horse and the sentiment), the foliage is from Stampin Up's Water colour mini's set...

Happy stamping... Thanks for stopping by..

hugs, Pat

Friday, June 19, 2009

HM challenge #43 - a sketch

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Over at my house, we combined two birthday's, my youngest son, Guy's 25th and my brother Mark's 50th. We had approximately 40 people to help celebrate their birthdays. And on Sunday we celebrated Father's Day.

Over at House Mouse and Friends - our challenge today is from Jeanette at 2redbanana's . She has made a great sketch for use, plus the DT at 2redbananas are joining us. Please create a card/project with at lease one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image. Jeannet has a super cute Prize this week to one lucky House Mouse participant. See all the details here.

Here is my take on the challenge. I made this card for my son's (Guy) 25th birthday... He loves his pizza and pop... this was the perfect image to use for him. This image is a rak from Pat Smether's (one of the sweetest people I know). I water coloured the image with Stampin Up reinkers, clear embossed his eye, nose and pop can.

Here is a close up.

My son Guy, cutting his birthday cake...


Stamps: House Mouse Designs - Bear of an Appetite

Paper: water colour, chocolate chip, kraft,

Ink: stazon jet black, blush blossom, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, real red, bravo burgundy, barley banana, more mustard, apricot appeal

Accessories: sewing machine, cuttlebug, plain and scalloped circle nestabilities, circle punch, sponge, aquapainter, pop dots, heat gun, clear embossing powder, brads. piercing tool.

Please stop over at House Mouse and Friends to check out what the other DT members have come up with to inspire you.

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, June 14, 2009

HM&F - How sweet it is....

Happy Monday everyone.... Over at House Mouse and Friends - Suzy has given us a colour challenge - Neapolitan (chocolate, strawberry and vanilla). This is my take on the challenge.

I coloured this adorable strawberry loving mouse (Mudpie) image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol . I sponged the clouds with Stampin up soft sky. The strawberries were clear embossed to give them a glossy look. I coloured two extra strawberries (on the left side) and popped them up for more dimension. The sketch I used is from Our Creative Corner.


Stamps: House Mouse - Sleeping with Strawberries HMIR1002, Stampin Up - So Very

Paper: very vanilla, chocolate chip, K&C company - Brenda Walton - Sweet Talk

Ink: stazon timber brown, soft sky, chocolate chip

Accessories: sewing machine, prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol, blending stumps, brads, piercing tool, cuttlebug, rectangle and plain nestabilities, heat gun, clear embossing powder, pop dots, small circle nestability (for corners)

Please stop over at House Mouse and Friends to check out what the other DT members have come up with to inspire you. Happy Stamping.



Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pictures from my birthday celebration

I just wanted to share some pictures from my birthday celebration. My daughter, Kristy put on a wonderful luncheon for me. My three children and three grand daughters, plus my husband were present...
I love the picture below with the grand daughters - they were helping me blow out the candles on the cake... :)

Aren't these the cutest little girls "Nico, Kylana, Kayla".

I wanted a picture with my three beautiful children, Guy, Kristy, Kyle and me.

A photo op with DH "Rob" .... two grey haired old Grand parents....
I'm going oh natural....
Hugs... Pat

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hang in there

Happy Tuesday.... I created this card for today's challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers Colour challenge #CC222 - "WHITE" and only ONE layer. You could use different colours of ink. I received this adorable House Mouse stamp in the mail yesterday along with three other HM stamps I can't wait to use. The stamp is call "Signing A Card 02" the little fellas name is Muzzy. I stamped the image on whisper white and water coloured with Stampin Up reinkers. Next I dry embossed the image with a rectangle nestability. I drew the black lines to frame the image. The sentiment was stamped once on the base card and then again on a scrap piece of white. Coloured image, cut out and popped up. I did a wandering stitch twice around the card to give it some texture. Added the beautiful blue and green ribbon - and I'm done... Quick and Easy.


stamps: - House Mouse - Signing A card 02, Studio G - sentiment
paper: - Stampin Up - whisper white
ink: - stazon jet black, cameo coral, bashful blue, old olive, barley banana, apricot appeal, creamy caramel, bravo burgundy, basic grey, going grey
accessories: - sewing machine, pop dot, aqua painter, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.

Happy Stamping


Monday, June 8, 2009

HM&F Colour Challenge - RED, WHITE & BLUE

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone. Over at HM&F, Stacy has issued us a colour challenge - to use , RED, WHITE and BLUE on our cards or projects. Just make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your project.

Here is my take on the challenge.

The cute stamp I used is called "Oh Lucky Day" HMUR1017 - I received this adorable image from America (thanks America). This stamp is usually used for St. Patricks Day cards. I coloured the shamrocks red. Image is water coloured using Stampin Up reinkers. The little mouse is supposed to be waving a shamrock, but I replaced it with a computer generated American Flag. I cut out the flowers and mouse section (left off the shamrock he was waving) and placed it over a square that I sponged clouds onto. The flag is popped up. Matted image with navy and red. sewed edges. Main card is 5x5. I found the perfect r/w/b star dp to use. Ran the lower blue panel through the CB with Swiss dot folder. Added the red, white and blue ribbon. Sewed edges. Attached the white star brads in three corners. Cut out the stars in blue and white with cuttlebug die and the circle with nestability. Pierced holes in the circles out edges, Popped up the star.

Below is a close up of the image panel..

The wonderful sketch I used is from Mojo Monday - sketch #89 - contest.

Please check out what the out DT have come up with to inspire you. Make sure to upload your card at House Mouse and Friends and leave a comment.

Happy Stamping....



Sunday, June 7, 2009

FS122, Welcome Little One

Congratulations Kisa (aka kisamari) on being this weeks featured stamper #FS122 on Splitcoast Stampers. I love going through your amazing gallery.. there are so many cards I would like to case. I chose this cutie "Nontraditional baby card" to case.

My youngest son and his wife are expecting a baby next month, there is a surprise shower in two weeks - so I will be giving her this card at the shower. They don't know what they are having, that is why I chose these colours for the card.


Ink - barley banana, apricot appeal, creamy caramel, stazon jet black
Paper - cranberry crisp, water colour, textured blue, Paper Pizzaz
Stamps - Snag 'em Stamps - Baby powder collection - Giraffe, Studio G
Accessories - sewing machine, diamond stickles, cuttlebug, Swiss dot EF, Spellbinders - Labels Two, ribbon, heart button, Martha Stewart scalloped border punches, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.
Happy Stamping


Saturday, June 6, 2009


Today I received this adorable , funky card from my daughter "Kristy".. I love the flowered tree she made from designer paper and the fence the bird is standing on. She clear embossed the flowers and bird. Don't you just love the background paper... We have the most wonderful time stamping and making cards together... Just wish we had more time to play... Love you, my sweet girl....

Below - I received this beautiful embroidered card from my Mother-in-law "Marita" yesterday. She doesn't make very many of these and will only give them to people who will appreciate the effort she put into it and will treasure them. This is one technique I am definitely going to try. Thanks - Marita

I received three birthday rak cards in the mail yesterday... whoo hoo... :)

The card below is from Kathryn (aka Kaloso05) on Splitcoast Stampers.
I love the cute sweet butterflies and flowers, the wonderful colouring and sparkle. Also the big yellow, gingham bow and how she dotted the little blue Flowers on the bg. Thanks Kathryn... hugs

The beautiful card below is from Joan (aka Froglady) on Splitcoast Stampers. I really love the stamp set she used, the colours, ribbon treatment and how she coloured the flowers. Thanks Joan.... hugs

The fun and cute card below is from Laurie (aka HamiltonGal) on Splitcoast Stampers. I love how she clear embossed the image and how she coloured it... love the bright, fun colours, sentiment and design.... Thanks Laurie ---hugs

Thanks again ladies for making my birthday just that little bit more enjoyable...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tails of True Love - HM&F #40

Happy Monday everyone. Over at House Mouse & Friends Mary has challenged us to make a Wedding or Anniversary card, invitation, gift box - anything with that theme.
This week we are being sponsor by our very own Emma - her Store is called Sassy Crafts

below are the prizes she is offering

-above is Bartender Edwin
-below is Tilda on Promenade

Below is my take on the challenge...

First I want to thank Gwen Fisher (aka tturtle) for this adorable image. It is called "Tails of True Love" HMG1009. I water coloured the image with Stampin Up reinkers. Image and matting was cut out with plain and scalloped nestabilities. Main card is 5"x5" very vanilla. Next is antique rose, then chocolate chip. I ran the chocolate chip panel through the CB with the Swiss dot folder. I used the heart embossing folder on the pink pirouette panel, sponged edges with pretty in pink. The designer paper is from Heidi Grace designs - Cherish & Love. I thought it was the perfect choice for this card. I used my Stampin up scalloped border punch. Sewed edges. Attached the pink sheer ribbon and the little pink pearls (I bought these at the Dollar Store - 35 for $1.00 - awesome deal) . Finished the inside and I'm done. I am very happy with how this turned out.
Below is the inside of my card. Haven't decided on a sentiment yet.

Here is a close up of the card - different angle.

Now it's your turn. Please check out the DT's cards and blogs for some inspiration. Make sure to upload your card on House Mouse & Friends and leave a comment... Happy Stamping.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.