Friday, October 30, 2009

Sent with Love

On Splitcoast Stampers - today's Limited Supply Challenge LSC244 was to make a card from the weather you were having today... Plus there was a 2/2/2 challenge - I used two different designer papers, two different embossing technique - heat and dry, plus two different types of stitching - maybe I get bonus points for two different ribbon treatments :) Well, here at home it is raining cats and dogs.... So this cute little House Mouse image (Special Delivery) was perfect for today's challenge. I also used this weeks sketch challenge SC252 for my layout. I coloured the image with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the rain drops, added Diamond Stickles to the poppies.
Stamps - House Mouse - Special Delivery
Ink - Stazon jet black, Certainly Celery, Really rust, Versamark
Paper - Water colour, DCWV - Indian Summer - Fall pack, Poppy, Black , White
Accessories - sewing machine, brad, diamond stickles, Cuttlebug, embossing folder - With love, ribbon, pop dots, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, heat gun, clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, piercing tool, sandpaper
Thanks for stopping in..
Happy Stamping,
Hugs - Pat

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Hello

A Happy Hello to all of you.... I just love this adorable Magnolia image "Tilda with Sunflower". I coloured her with Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons and Gamsol. I used the sketch from "Just Magnolia Challenge Blog". Plus I used this weeks colour challenge CC242 from Splitcoast Stampers (black, kraft and Mambo Melon or Cameo Coral).


Stamps - Magnolia - Tilda with Sunflower, Fiskars - Between Friends
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Paper - Kraft, Black, Mambo Melon, Water Colour, Paper Pizzaz
Accessories - sewing machine, Primas, brads, button brad, piercing tool, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot embossing folder, oval nestabilities, ribbon, Stampin Up window punch, pop dots, white gel pen, Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons, gamsol, blending stumps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs... Pat Rose

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone.... here is a fun Clean and Simple card I made - this weeks Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers was to use brads or eyelets on your card. As you can see I used star eyelets on the base card, I wove black embroidery thread through the eyelets to make a frame. I stamped the Jailbirds onto white card stock and then again on More mustard. Cut out the MM birds and popped up over white panel. Drew the thin black frame around birds and attached mini black brads. Used Martha Stewart border Punch on the black and more mustard mats. Added the black spider embellishment. Striped paper is from My Minds Eye.

Happy Halloween.

FS142, Casing Rachel

Congratulations to Rachel (Rachelhope13) for being this weeks featured stamper over at Splitcoast Stampers. Please check out her amazing gallery, it is full of eye candy.

I was lucky enough to be able to case three of her cards.

I cased this sweet cupcake card "Polka Dot Cupcake" - it also qualifies for this weeks Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge - used brads or eyelets on your card.
I cased this sweet card "Cookie Plate" for my card below.

Here is the fun card I cased - "Worst 10 ".

Thanks for stopping in....
Hugs... Pat

Magnolia - Thank You

I made this card for Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper challenge. Lois Bak was Featured Stamper #FS139. Here is the adorable card that I cased "Willow and Flower Basket".
This card was made while I was on Holidays in Montana. I had very limited supplies with me, lucky me I had already coloured this sweet Magnolia image.... Matted image with Really Rust and Taken with Teal. Hand stitched around edges. Striped DP is from Recollections Fall collection. Sewed on button embellishments.

Hugs... Pat

A Christmas Postcard

Here is another card I made for the Splitcoast Stampers November VSN challenge - this one was "masking" and to make it a one layer card. I used the Tope Note die cut and placed it in the middle of my card and sponged around the edges to give it the red frame. Next I stamped on the reindeer. Masked the reindeer and stamped on the trees. Coloured the reindeer. Stamped on the Postage stamp. Applied white liquid applique for snow....


Stamps - Lovely as a tree, Winter Post, Magenta - reindeer
Paper - white
Ink - Riding hood red, creamy caramel, stazon jet black, old olive, black, chocolate chip
Accessories - Cuttlebug, Top Note, Liquid Applique, post it note, sponge, aquapainter.

Thanks for stopping by...

Hugs - Pat

House Mouse - Merry Christmas

Happy Thursday.... I'm a little late uploading some of my cards... it's been a busy week for me.
I made this last weekend for the Splitcoast Stampers VSN November challenges. The challenge was to make an acetate stamped overlay. Something to enhance but not hide your image.
The adorable House Mouse image " Peppermint Pals" was coloured with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. I stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" and the snowflakes using Stazon Cotton white. Attached with white mini brads.

Thanks for stopping in.

Hugs... Pat

Monday, October 26, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #55 - Aperture Card

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone... the very talented Heather has issued this weeks challenge - to make an APERTURE CARD - a card with a hole in it. I made a Tri-fold card - there is a wonderful tutorial on how to make this card at Splitcoast Stampers - here is the link to the tutorial.

This week we have a sponsor KLM DESIGNS (digi Stamps) - the lucky winner can choose up to 3 images from the site.

Below is my take on the challenge......

Below is the trifold card when open.

I stamped the sweet House Mouse image - (Feathered Friends) on whisper white paper with Stazon jet black ink. Coloured image with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Masked image and sponged on the clouds. Used plain circle nestabilty to cut out image. Matted image with scalloped Almost Amethyst circle. I made the Elegant Eggplant tri fold base card. Cut out the circle in the middle panel. The designer paper I used is called "Wisteria" from Basic Grey. Matted DP with Almost Amethyst. Sewed edges. Cut out the circle in DP panel with Nestability. I cut another scalloped circle with Elegant Eggplant and then cut out the middle circle to make my scalloped frame. Pierced holes in scallop. Used the Sizzlet leaf die to make my Old olive leaves. Sewed on the lavender and purple buttons. I made the inside panel and sewed on. Stamped on sentiment. Used the slit punch to make the tab and sewed on the green button.
I hope you can join us over at House Mouse and Friends. I would love to see what you come up with. Make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project. Please check out what the other very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.
Stamps - House Mouse - Feather Friends, Stampin Up - Sweet Dreams (sentiment)
Ink - Stazon jet black, Bashful blue
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Basic Grey - Wisteria
Accessories - Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, piercing tool, sewing machine, buttons, Sizzlet - leaf die, Prismacolour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, sponge, Slit punch, Stamp a ma jig
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping.
Hugs - Pat

Sunday, October 25, 2009

You Wind Me Up

I just love this cute little robot from Recollections. I used Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge #SC249 for my layout. Water coloured the robot. I coloured another image and cut out the belly and popped it up. Made the red planet he is standing on. Sponged around edges with tempting turquoise. Matted with riding hood red and tempting turquoise. On the tempting turquoise panel I stamped on polka dots and stars. I love the matching designer paper.
Thanks for stopping in...
Hugs - Pat

A Sunflower For You My Friend

I made this card about a week ago while on my holidays in Utah. I coloured this adorable Magnolia image with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. I placed mini brads in the center of the sunflower for the seeds. Distressed all edges of dp and cardstock.


Stamps - Magnolia - Tilda with Sunflower
Paper - Recollections - Fall, Kraft, tempting turquoise, summer sun
Ink - Stazon jet black, chocolate chip
Accessories - brads, piercing tool, ribbon, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, pop dots, white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stamping,

Hugs- Pat

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I combined two Splitcoast Stampers Challenges - Ways to Use it (patches) and the Limited Supply Challenge - to make a girly girl card but you could used no designer paper unless you made it yourself. I coloured this adorable Magnolia image with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. I made the pinwheel quilt design for the background. Tied on the ribbon and heat curled the ends. Tied on the sentiment tag.


Stamps - Magnolia - Tilda with Rose, Stampin Up - Itty Bitty backgrounds

Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Non SU pink, water colour, white

Ink - Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Stazon Jet Black

Accessories - Cuttlebug, Tag die cut, ribbon, heat gun, sewing machine, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, foam pop dots

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Totally Haunting

Happy Tuesday everyone. I got to play with my new "Totally Stampalicous - Witch Brawd" set today. I combined two of Splitcoast Stampers challenges - Sunday's Featured Stamper FS141(dancerriley) and this weeks colour challenge CC241 (bravo burgundy, cameo coral, very vanilla and (optional) - always artichoke). Here is the card of Riley's that I cased - called "Haunting Halloween". I stamped the bravo burgundy background panel with the Flying monkey image. Stamped the Witch brawd image onto very vanilla. Water coloured part of the image. Paper pieced her hat and dress. Masked image and stamped on the moon and the stormy sky background. Sponged all edges with basic black. Made center strip panel. Stamped the spider web/spider twice. Cut out only the spider from one image. Tied on the ribbon and heat curled. Assembled card. Applied diamond stickles to her hat and the spider web. Added the 1/2 black pearls to lower right corner.


Stamps - Totally Stampalicious - Witch Brawd
Paper - burgundy, always artichoke, cameo coral, very vanilla, DP
Ink - Stazon jet black, basic black, bravo burgundy, cameo carol, blush blossom, creamy caramel
Accessories - sewing machine, pop dots, Diamond Stickles, ribbon, heat gun, aquapainter, sponge, pearls

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy stamping..

Hugs - Pat

Friend Good

Happy Tuesday everyone... I am finally home from a 2 1/2 week fabulous holiday... Our destination was St. George, Utah to meet up with some friends and do some mountain biking. We did manage to do five awesome rides, plus we had perfect weather for our rides. My husband and I drove through Montana - did a little sight seeing in Butte, then travelled over to Wyoming to check out Yellowstone National Park... took hundreds of pictures. On our way home we visited the John Day National Fossil Monument in Oregon. We also took so many of the beautiful scenic highways.
I wanted to share this fun Halloween card I made at my Stampin Up demo's house before I left on my holidays. Only stamp that was used was "Smarty Pants" from Stampin up. The eyes and nose were all made from using the circle punches. Edges of nose and eyelids were sponged with Old olive ink. Used a white gel pen for the pupils. Sentiment was stamped with basic black. Quick and easy card to make.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy stamping
Hugs... Pat

Sunday, October 11, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #54 - Movies

Happy Monday everyone... Today's challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge was issued by the one and only Stacy (aka Twinshappy) - to make or card or project that was inspired by a movie....

The title of the movie that inspired me is "The Night before Christmas - A Mouse Tale". Based on the famous Poem " The Night before Christmas" by Clement Clark Moore. This is a delightful tale for all the family - A homeless Mice family take shelter in a family home at Christmas time - in the course of their hardship they find the true meaning of Christmas.

The adorable House Mouse image is called "Tails of a Bright Noel". Image was stamped on watercolour paper with Stazon Jet black. Coloured image with Prisma Colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Clear embossed the light bulbs. Matted image with Kraft, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate chip, stitched around edges. Made ribbon and button bow embellishment and sewed onto image panel. Assembled base card .

I hope you will join us at House Mouse and Friends, make sure to check out what the other DT have come up with to inspire you. Use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card/project....

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stamping,

Hugs - Pat