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 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 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 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.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping..
Hugs - Pat