Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CC251, Warm and Cozy Wishes

Happy Tuesday everyone... I finally got to play with my stamps today.... I purchased this adorable Happy Hopper image - "Will knit for friends" a while ago - and wanted to use it in today's colour challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers ---- challenge colours are - Barely Banana, Dusty Durango (Really Rust), Basic grey, neutrals of choice - plus the desert option was to use a charm. I coloured my image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Sentiment is computer generated. I love how this turned out....
Stamps - House Mouse - Will knit for friends
Ink - Stazon Timber Brown
Paper - Barely banana, Really Rust, Basic Grey, Bristol Vellum, DCWV - Indian Summer, DCWV - Berry Street - Farmers Market, white
Accessories - sewing machine, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, computer, wool, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, pop dots
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy creating,
Hugs - Patricia Rose

Monday, December 21, 2009

HMF#59- Winter Wishes

Happy Monday everyone.... Over at House Mouse and Friends Blog - the very talented Lori has issued the challenge - "Winter Wishes" - Interpret it any way you wish - Winter holiday, Christmas, Snow, Winter birthday, New Years. Just remember to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project.

Don't you just love this adorable House Mouse image "Warmth For Winter" - I will be giving this card to my Mother for her birthday (December 31st). She loves to knit - has made many, many sweaters, toques, booties, socks etc.... for her children, grand children and great grand children.

I stamped the image twice using Stazon timber brown onto Bristol Vellum paper. Coloured image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and gamsol. Cut out one image and layered/popped up over base image. On the base image I used a light blue to outline image and coloured the ground area. Matted image with Tempting Turquoise and chocolate chip. Added Diamond Stickles to the mini brads, pompom and mittens.

Below is a close up of image panel.

Sentiment was computer generated.


Stamps - House Mouse - Warmth for Winter HMKR102o, Mittens ???

Paper - Bristol Vellum, Chocolate Chip,Tempting Turquoise, White, Recollections - Mom's Diner, DCWV - the Glitter Sweet Matstack

Ink - Stazon Timber Brown

Accessories - sewing machine, Diamond Stickles, matpack, Prismacolor pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, computer, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, ribbon, pop dots

Click here to see all the challenge details and DT cards. Sure hope you'll join us over at House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog.

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy new Year,

Hugs... Pat

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Waltzing with my Darling

Well the big panic is on to try and get ready for Christmas.... I don't know why but I always leave everything until the last minute... I really don't have a lot of time to stamp and play - but one of my favourite challenges at Splitcoast Stampers is the Featured Stamper challenge...
Brenda (aka Benzi) is being honoured today. Here is the cute card of her's that I cased "Fabric kind of morning".
I received that fun image from Pat Smethers - (Art Impressions). I water coloured the image, stamped on the grass (Stampin Up - Water colour Mini), matted image with more mustard and black. The plaid background is a piece of flannel, I taped it onto card stock and the stitched edges. Wrapped raffia around two corners and attached the gingham brads. I added the black panel behind the image, plus tilted my image, placed feathers behind image panel.
I will be giving this card to my dear Husband for our Anniversary at the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy creating,

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Have a Totally Fun Birthday

I just love this little girl (Willameana) image from TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS. I combined today's colour challenge from Splitcoast Stampers CC249 (Mambo Mellon (regal rose), Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Nuetrals of Choice) - Plus the desert option was to use Polka Dots (big dots, itty bitty dots or any dots inbetween). I was thrilled when Betty Wright asked me to make a Sample for today's challenge - Thanks Betty.
For this weeks challenge over at Totally Stampalicious Blog- use Buttons. I used an teeny tiny triangle button for the zipper pull on her PJ's. I just love her expression - she reminds me so much of one of my Grand daughters :)
I stamped the image four times. Base image, on the pink and green dp, on the Mambo Mellon dp and once again on Bristol Vellum (for her head). Water coloured her skin - the rest I coloured with Prisma Colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Paper pieced her pj's, hair band, collar and zipper. Sewed on the button. Popped up her head just a little bit - for more dimension. Stamped her teddy bear on So saffron, colour paws, tummy, patch and face. Cut out the circles with Nestabilities. I love the big bold polka dotted dp. Added stitckles to the outside of the big circles, her head band, Teddy bear patches and candle flames. Sewed edges of base card and large circle. Pierced holes in smaller circle and used white gel pen - faux stitched. Dotted scallops on large circle to match the DP. Willamena and candle panel are popped up.

Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Creating,

Hugs - Patricia


Happy Tuesday everyone..... Was I ever thrilled when Betty Wright asked to make a SAMPLE CARD for this weeks COLOUR CHALLENGE #CC249 on SPLITCOAST STAMPERS .
The colours are So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Mellon Mambo (Regal Rose) and Neutrals of Choice. Plus this weeks desert option is polka dots (big bold dots, itty bitty dots or any dots in between).
I had the perfect DP in my stash and the stamp I used is one of the very first stamps I had purchased - it has seen any love for awhile and it goes perfectly with my DP.
I used the Spotlight technique on my card and Outside the box.
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Creating,
Hugs - Patricia

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tis The Season

Happy Sunday everyone.... I combined several challenges for my card. Three challenges from Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch challenge #SC258, Ways to Use it - Caroling - WT248, Featured Stamper FS149 - Pam (Pam124) plus Our Creative Corners Challenge - to create a card/project with a Holiday theme, Christmas or Hannukah. Here is the adorable House Mouse card of Pam's that I cased. I received this adorable House Mouse Rak (Wrapped and Ready) from Gwen Fisher (aka t-turtle) - Thanks Gwen.

I coloured the image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the mice's eyes and their bows. Added Diamond Stickles to the ground, polka dots on the dp (My Minds Eye) and overtop of the liquid applique snow in the background. Made the little sentiment tag, tied on the ribbon and raffia.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy creating,

Hugs - Pat

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jingle Jingle Jingle

Here is a quick card I made yesterday, still have a few more Christmas cards to make... I just love this vintage Santa image.... Ran the dark brown panel through the cuttlebug with snowflakes folder. Stamped Santa in chocolate chip, rouged his cheeks with red rubbon, coloured his eyes blue, sponged edges with chocolate chip. Matted with brown and bravo burgundy. Sewed edges. Lucky me - I had the perfect Dp in my stash - from My Minds Eye. Cut out panel and taped down. Stamped sentiment (from Studio G) on white card stock, sponged edges, cut out with circle nestability, cut a bravo burgundy circle mat out. Punched hole with crop o dile, attached eyelet. Tied on gold cording and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in,
Happy creating.

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone... I combined two challenges today.. Splitcoast Stampers Colour challenge - to use Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Barely Banana, plus today's Teapot Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. Here is a picture of the teapot. Lisa Lara is our Teapot Tuesday Hostess - here is her story and adorable card.

I had purchased a Teapot magnet at Michael's a couple of weeks ago. I traced the teapot onto two different papers. Layered the lightest one over top, omitting the spout and handle. I cut the '
top off the teapot. Made the bottom checkered strip. Stamped, coloured and cut out my little snowman (Inkadinkado). I liked having his scarf hang over the lip of the teapot.
Ran the white panel through the Cuttlebug. I ran an extra strip through and tore into three pieces. layered at bottom of white square. Matted with AA and RR. Sewed edges. Placed the teapot and snowman on top. Glued on the sentiment and little pompom snowballs. Added stickles to the raised dots and top of sentiment. The base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. Designer paper is from Me and My Big Ideas - Noel.

My little snowman is hiding in his huge teapot fort, waiting for unsuspecting snowpeople or maybe some tipsy teapotters to come along... :)

Happy Stamping and Creating.

Hugs - Pat

Monday, December 7, 2009

HMF#58 - Using non traditional Christmas Colours

Happy Monday to all you House Mouse Lovers. This weeks challenge was issued by Lisa - to use Non Traditional Colours on your Christmas card or project.

Below is a close up of Santa's Little Helper.
I made a Stocking Gift Card Holder. Here is the link for the template from Claire (aka Waltzingmouse) on Splitcoast Stampers.
I water coloured "Santa's Helper", clear embossed the ornament and added white fun flocking to his hat.
Make sure to hop on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog to see what the other talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.
If you join us for the challenge and upload it to the blog, make sure you use at least on House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card/project.
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping and creating.

Hugs - Pat