Sunday, August 30, 2009

House Mouse - gift card holder challenge

Happy Monday everyone. Yeah, we're back from our summer break and ready to start in with our challenges again at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. Janneke has given us this weeks challenge - to make a gift card holder.

Here is my take on the challenge.

I first saw this style of gift card on Splitcoast Stampers - it was for the technique challenge #TLC196. Here is a tutorial from The Hero Arts Blog on how to make this gift card.

I water coloured this adorable House Mouse image called "Santa's Little Helper". I applied white fun flock to the hat. Matted image with Stampin Up garden green and riding hood red cardstock. I purchased the Christmas designer paper from Michael's. Used the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder and matted with riding hood red. For one of the giftcards I used the Labels two Spellbinder die and the other a scalloped square. The little power tool is from a Novelty button package. On the other card I used two punched out snowflakes and added rhinestones to the center. Image panels are popped up. I finished off the insides with a green plaid dp and the Christmas dp.

Below is the second gift card I made.

Below is how the inside of the gift card looks.

I hope you will join us over at House Mouse and Friends. Make sure to check out what the other wonderfully talented design team members have come up with to inspire you and check out their blogs for more details.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping

Pat Rose

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mojo98, CC230, For You

I made this a couple of weeks ago for the Mojo Monday MOJO98 sketch challenge and Splitcoast Stampers Colour Challenge #CC230 (Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral and Whisper white). The bird stamp I used is from Rhonna Farrer - Nature Stamps. The designer paper is from Basic Grey - Porcelain - windermer.

Hugs... Pat

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Embrace Life

I made this card for Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge CAS26 - stitching. This sweet Stampabilities House Mouse image - Together under the Moon was stamped in Stazon Jet black, next I stamped over the image with Stampin Up 'Sanded' backgrounder stamp in black. Coloured the moon with going gray. Cut out the frame using Square Nestability. Zig zag stitched around frame. Layered image under fram. Made the two ribbon tabs at the top. I cut a bamboo skewer to use as the hanging rod. Main card is 5" x 5" white - I sewed a wandering stitch twice around edges of base card. Stamped sentiment (from Stampin Up "Embrace Life" set) , then stamped sanded bg over top. Cut out sentiment with oval nestability, matted with black scalloped oval. Attached the three brads. Popped up image panel and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping, Hugs

Pat Rose

CAS26, FS130, Lip Smackin Relaxing

Here are a couple of cute cards I made awhile back. Both of these cards are for Splitcoast Stampers featured stamper challenge FS130 va.sunshine and the bottom one is for SCS Clean and Simple challenge #CAS26 - stitching. This adorable Stampabilities House Mouse image is called - Lip Smackin Relaxin and is very easy to colour...

Here is the card of Teresa's that I cased. Please check out Teresa's amazing SCS gallery.


Stamps - Stampabilities House Mouse - Lip Smakin Relaxin, Studio G - sentiment - Take it Easy

Paper; White, Kraft, Bristol Vellum, dp ?

Ink- Close to Cocoa, old olive, blush blossom, pretty in pink, stazon jet black, soft sky

Accessories - sewing machine, ribbon, Martha Stewart zig zag punch, SU stylized silver label holder, brads, Cuttlebug and zig zag embossing folder. Stampin Up scalloped border punch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stamping

Pat Rose

FS130, SC239, 0CCC - Just for you

Here is another card that I am uploading late... I made this card for Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper #FS130 va.shunshine (Teresa Kline) plus sketch challenge #SC239 and Our Creative Corners Challenge - use shades of purple. Here is the beautiful card of Teresa's that I case. Please check out Teresa's wonderful gallery on Splitcoast Stampers. The flower stamp that I used is from Stampin Up - from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. Image was coloured with Prisma Colour pencil crayons and gamsol.


Stamps - Stampin Up - Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper - SU Elegant eggplant, Bristol Vellum, Paper Pizzaz, DCWC
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Accessories - sewing machine, mini pearls, rhinestone dragonflies, Cuttlebug, plain and scalloped nestabilities, Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons, gamsol and blending stumps, pop dots, Stampin Up scalloped border punch (used on inside of card)

Thanks for stopping by,

Pat Rose

Sunday, August 23, 2009

We're having a TeaParty at MM's Lily Pond

I've been a little lax in uploading some of my cards... I had a few minutes tonight to add a few to my blog. I made this card last month - it is a colour challenge from Splitcoast Stampers #CC229 (certainly celery, pixie pink and apricot appeal) plus a technique challenge #TLC231 "Quilling" plus I wanted to join the girls at Mother Marks tea party she was having at her new lily pond, check out her blog for all the details.
My image is computer generated - I used my Print Master program to copy and paste image. I quilled the frogs tongue.... No stamps were used on this card....

Happy Stamping..
Hugs... Pat

Happiness is Girlfriends

I saw this fun Penny Black image - "Chicky Night" while checking out Crafty Capers new store location... I just had to purchase it and of course... couldn't wait to make a card with it...

I used Splitcoast Stampers colour challenge #CC229 (certainly celery, pixie pink and appricot appeal) and combined it with several challenges from Dare to get Dirty DTGD09.

I coloured the chicks with Stampin Up reinkers, stamped some grass around their feet, added the pearls and tiny rhinestones for earrings. I stamped the very back panel with a tree image from Hero Arts and overlayed it with vellum. Stamped on the sentiment. Here is a link to my write up on SCS.

Below is a close up of the Chicks...

Happy Stamping.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

FS132, OCCC, Mouse Joy

I combined today's Splitcoast Stampers Featured stamper challenge FS132 (Stamp Muse) and Our Creative Corners challenge (Christmas theme) in this card. Here is the fun Christmas card of Emily's that I cased . You are to change at least two things on your card. I used a different image and design. I kept the Christmas theme and similar colours, used the same CB embossing folder. I stamped the House Mouse image (Peppermint Pals) using Stazon timber brown and water coloured with Stampin Up reinkers. I clear embossed the candies. Matted image with old olive and real red. Sewed edges. Made the base card and tied on the ribbon. Both panels are popped up.

Happy Stamping

Pat Rose

Vintage Wedding Card

Congratulations Emily (aka Stamp Muse) for being this weeks featured stamper on Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to case this beautiful Wedding card. You are to change at least two things on your card.. I used coloured dp, sewing on my card, my butterfly (Inkadinkado - Garden Delight) is stamped and embossed with white detail embossing powder, plus I have added two heart buttons.

Thanks for stopping by.
Pat Rose

Monday, August 10, 2009

You & Dessert

Happy Monday everyone.... I combined three challenges in this card. Today's Clean and Simple #27 - Bling, last weeks Limited Supply Challenge LSC232 - Food or Beverage as your main theme plus only to use papers and colours with edible names (ie: Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana etc) on Splitcoast Stampers and this weeks Our Creative Corner Inspiration Challenge - Harvest Time.


Stamps - House Mouse - Pumpkin Pie and matching sentiment (Thanks Nicole - ButterflyEars)

Paper - Textured Vanilla, creamy caramel, very vanilla, Harvest, ATD Wildflowers

Ink - Black, Close to Cocoa

Accessories - sewing machine, rhinestone hearts and round gem, prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol and blending stumps, pop dots, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, piercing tool.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stamping

Hugs - Pat

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I am uploading this late - I made it for last weeks Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple challenge #CAS25 (sketch) plus two Dare to Get Dirty challenges DTGD09- Pickletree's Born to be wild (my adorable giraffe from Clear Dollar Stamps - Patchpal giraffe) and Deborah Lynne S. challenge - taken with texture.

Happy Stamping,

Hugs - Pat

Sunday, August 2, 2009

HMF#49, WT229, Happy School Days Kayla

It's that time again - our Monday House Mouse challenge... Today's challenge has been given by the very talented and lovely Lori... to make a card or project with "Back to School" theme. It can be a decorated lunch tin or bag, a cute little note to go in a child's lunch bag, a Thank you card for a teacher. Remember that this challenge will run until August 31st - when we will return from our summer break.

Here is my take on the challenge... I have made a card to give to my grand daughter Kayla. She is entering her second year of pre-school.

Below is a close up ..

I coloured this adorable image "Little Nibbler" with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Matted with a shimmery rose card stock and then black card stock. Sewed edges. Added Diamond stickles to the erasers. Main card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 white. Cut out four different coloured text ed square and matted with black. Sewed edges. Made the lined paper and wrote Kayla twice. Stapled it to main card. Tied ribbon onto a pink clip and attached to the green panel. Glued on the ribbon. Finished the inside of the card.
I hope you can join us at House Mouse and Friends. Please check out what the other talented DT members have come up with to inspire you. Make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project.

Happy Stamping