Monday 30 June 2014

Anything Goes !!

..........well this is my last post for House Mouse and Friends as a GDT, the time has just flown past guys and thanks ever so much for having me !!

It's another fun challenge and one everyone loves !!

Just couldn't help myself...everytime I see this little mouse I have to say weeeeeeeeeeee !! Wouldn't you ??
 This is just one stamp from the set called "Flying High". Just made my cloud background as usual , embossed a piece of white card and cut into strips to make the fence mounted using 3d foam,

and then made flowers from some patterened paper using a Cheery Lyn die. Stamped and coloured the mousey image using promarkers and fussy cut out and 3d'ed them onto the main card . Finished off with a netting bow topped with another flower and die cut my letters and edged with a fine black pen.

Pop over to the House Mouse and Friends blog and check out all the fab creations by the team and all the fab prizes you could win !!

Would love to enter:
Paper Creators Crafts; anythin goes
Sweet Stampin: summer fun
Crafty Catz: anything goes
Creative Corner: flowers
Wags'n'Whiskers: summer fun

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Baby Washing Line

is the New Little Claire Dinkie stamp out now !!

Dinkies Baby Washing Line stamp

Isin't this just adorable !! All I have done is added a washing pole and made a little background scene using promarkers, papers from my stash and finished off with a button and some fluff  !! The sentiment is from another new set of Little Claire stamps called Rebecca's Really Useful Sentiments

Also !!

Our monthy challenge is on now and we have a 

 for August and September as one of the prizes up for grabs !!  Check it out now HERE !!

Would love to enter:
Card Mania: babies
Craft Your Passion: bold, beautiful, bright colours


Tuesday 24 June 2014


I know I shouldn't complain........but phew it's been a bit sticky for me and my fur babies !! What about you ??
Well the hot weather is just right for our challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs as its

 I went with both for my shaped card using the fab digi

I love making scenes and I've used loads of dies, but fussy handcut Kaye and the flower several times. Coloured using promarkers as usual and faux stitching as usual.

And as usual I like to make everything stand out with 3D foam  !!

We have a super prize up for grabs which is

You'll have a hard time choosing........

Would love to enter:
Cutie Pie Challenge: cute, girls
Whoopsi Daisy: summer is here
The Doodle Garden: summer lovin

Sunday 22 June 2014

WOW cards

Had a fun morning yesterday over at AMOM my local craft centre owned by Christina. It was card club and the class was inspired by the demonstration Jane Gill gave when she last visited the centre.

We played with bleach.......

Here's Christina showing us the technique

 There were a lot of "oooooing" and "wowing" going on....

After we were shown all the stages of the first card, Christina moved on to the second one using the brayer and a fab technique using rubber bands !! Loved this....

Then it was our turn to play....

Here's my work in bleach for some unknown reason didn't want to lift my colours very much...

But with a bit of white gel pen added afterwards it turned into this fab card !!

Here's my second one in progress...

and here's the finished result !! Just love the fresh colours and had to buy the ink pad !!
Great fun and a great class, many thanks Christina !!

Friday 20 June 2014

Two Special Projects

Some of the team from Crafty Sentiments Designs were asked a while ago to make a few special projects ( watch this space ?? ) but haven't been able to show you till now !!

First is a gift bag using the New Release Chicken Run.

Made a little scene round her using inks and promarkes, loads of pricking and faux stitching, coloured in with promarkes, die cutting, finished off with a huge big bow !!

My second project is a complete handmade gift box.

 Doesn't she look so different in pastel colours !!

Lots of embossing, pearls and handmade flowers using dies and coloured in using pastel promarkers all tied together with a big pink bow this time !!

Check out now the new release stamps being showcased on our Inspirational Blog and all the fab creations made by the team !!

Would love to enter\;
Through The Craftroom Door: always anything goes
All Crafts Challenge: anything but a card
Craft-Dee Bowz: always anything goes with a handmade bow

24 hrs Special !!

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Want to win a DINKIE !!

Remember these cuties ??



Well...pop over to 
 and check out the little compedition Gill has for you !!

3 lucky peeps will win their favourite DINKIE stamp !!

Whohoo !!
Will be drawn Monday 23rd June !!

Tuesday 17 June 2014


It's not really my week for Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge, but I am hosting it so I thought I would join in and make an extra card for this week challenge which is

and as you can see I went for CAS which is really, really really hard for me !!

I've used "Just For Fun".   Stamped and coloured her with promarkers and then done my usual and fussy cut out and attached using 3d foam . The sentiment is by Hero Art.
 Oh dear I really am having to sit on my hands.......One very CAS card indeed and its good to challenge oneself now and again !!
We have a great prize up for grabs this week

Not only do Crafty Sentiments Designs have fab stamps and digi stamps, but also new CD's, dies, topper sheets and flowers !!

So what would be your challenge then.......

Pop over and see what the team have created for you at

Would love to enter:
Inkspirational: clean and simple
Stampin With the Dragon: clean and simple
Moving Along With the Times: keep it clean and simple

Monday 16 June 2014

House Mouse and Friends

Well the weekend came and the weekend went and here it is Monday !!

Time already for another challenge at House Mouse and Friends and it is

and here's my GDT card.....

I've gone FULL ON with colour cause I can........ and it's very me !!

I've punched 1" squares to make my patchwork background and added my usual faux stitching 

Now isn't it lovely to arrive home and find a big bag of crafting goodies waiting for you on your door step !! My fab friend Nicki had done just that and these colourful papers were just one thing I found in my  full goodie bag !! Thank you sooooo much Nicki !!

Used punched circles to make my rolled roses, die cut my window and then used it to stamp my VERY FULL and VERY HAPPY mousey onto it and coloured in using promarkers. Used lots of other dies for my embellishments, some fab pom pom trim, red jems and crinkled some dotty ribbon with my heat gun !!

Pop over now and check out all the super creations from the team and all the fabulous prizes up for grabs !! You need to be in it to win it !!

Would love to enter:
Amusing; 4 ( or more) colurs
Gruffies and Guests: anything goes with the option of patchwork
Polkadoodles; somewhere over the rainbow

Saturday 14 June 2014

Bright 'n' Beautiful

Well that sum's up the weather we have been enjoying and hope you have too ( apart from the heavy storms we had last night) !!

 But "Bright 'n' Beautiful" it is also our challenge theme for you this month at Little Claire with a fab sketch

 June Challenge Sketch

My card was a special make for my lovely boss Gill, owner of Little Claire as today is her Birthday !! 

Hope you have a fab day Gill !!

 Cant make tea.....stamp

I've used for my card Little Claire's "Can't make tea" stamp, decoupaged and paper pieced the image,  used paper from my stash, pearls, faux stitching and some lovely pink velvet ribbon !! 

 I stamped the image out again and paper pieced and fussy cut out,  three more of the little cats.

Now look at the fabulous prize for you this month !!


Little Claire 'Sentiments Mix'
Little Claire - 'Save the date!
Little Claire - 'And so to bed'
Little Claire - 'Lazy Days'

So why not join us ......someone has to WIN !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Craft-Dee Bowz: anything goes with a handmade bow

Friday 13 June 2014

Friday project

It's my turn for the Little Claire friday project and today I have a a simple little gift for you using the Geranium Dinkie Pot

A gift box containing three note cards and envelopes

You will need:
2 A4 sheets of card, one peach, one white
3 Dovecraft cards and envelopes 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper
Promarkers, pear green, peach, blush and cool grey 2
2mm foam tape
Scallop corner punch
To make the note cards:

1. Using scallop punch,  punch all four corners on 3 card blanks

2.  Cut 3 - 2" x 2 3/4"  of white card. Stamp geranium pot and colour using promarkers. Using scallop punch, punch all four corners.

3. Cut 3- 2 3/16" x 2 15/16" of  first patterned paper and scallop edges.

4. Cut 3 - 3 6/16" of second patterned paper and scallop edges.

5. Glue geranium pot onto first patterned paper, then second patterned paper onto card base and mount geranium pot onto 3d foam tape onto card  front.

To make the box: 
  1. From the peach card, cut a "4 wide strip and score at 4"- 4 1/2"- 8 1/2 - 9

 2. Cut two small strips from the peach 1" x 4" and score at 1/4" down  both sides and crease.

3. Glue these two strips top and bottom of the middle 4" square as in photo.

4. Fold up right hand 4" square and glue to strips to form box. Then fold over top flap and crease.

To make belly band:

5. Cut a white strip of card at 9 3/4" x 1 3/4"
A strip of peach card at 9 3/4" x 1"
A strip of patterned paper at 9 3/4 x 3/4"

6. Wrap the white card strip round box, creasing it at side edges and glue together at front, making sure it slides up and down easily. Then repeat with peach card and patterned paper gluing on top of white card.

 7. Onto a 3" circle of white card, stamp and colour geranium. Cut two more circles 1/8 " bigger in the two patterned papers. mat and layer all three circles together using the 3d foam tape and  glue onto the belly band at front.

A super small gift to give to any friend to maybe a teacher.

Here is another one in purple and lilac.

Would love to enter:
Penny's Paper Crafty: anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes( must be square)
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