Wednesday 27 May 2015

Hopefull Harriet

Morning guys,

 Had play with my distress inks, masks and Doo Lally Pip stamp set " Hopefull Harriet " by Lindsay Mason. I love Lindsays range of Doo Lally Pip stamps !!

Just made a blended background with distress inks Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick and loads of water,  then used a Tim Holtz  lace mask here and there using just Worn Lipstick

Next stamped the leave vines, little cross stitches and words onto the background. Stamped Harriet and the flower heads onto white card, coloured using the same three distress ink colours and fussy cut them all out. Popped them all onto 3D foam tape and then onto my card.

 Finished off by then mounting my background onto a piece of corrugated pink card and then a black card base. Topped off with a black dotty ribbon bow and heart button !!

A pretty quirky card......

Would love to enter:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: buttons and bows
Craft Your Passion; always anything goes
Dream Valley challenges: anything goes

Monday 25 May 2015

In The Kitchen

This little guy sure has been in the kitchen eating far to much cake !!

Time for some more mousey fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with our theme being

Stamped and coloured in with Spectrum Noirs, distressed loads cordinating papers, flowers also made from the papers, die cut the letters and then coloured them to match, also coloured some white ric rak ribbon to match.

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We are also proudly welcoming back Judy at
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty  

(Judy's choice, worth $15.00).

 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds.  Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more. 

 Remember to enter you must use a House Mouse,  Happy Hopper or Gruffie image !!

Can't wait to see what you create guys !!

Would love to enter:
Allsorts: happy birthday
Scribble and Scrap: always anything goes

Sunday 24 May 2015


Morning guys,

Hope your all having a fab bank holiday weekend, weather here is not sure what it wants to do today !!

Anyho last month's Scrap Club lay out was a layered one with loads of butterflies and at last I have got round to finishing mine....We all choose a kit to match our photo and make the same lay out, but everyone's is so different, it's lovely to see....

This cute little girlie belongs to my friend Debbie who has two other collie dogs. Hope was 13 weeks old when I took this photo and is the newest member to join the family.

Lots of distressed layers with inked edges, stamped out butterflies onto patten paper and fussy cut out, lace, texture paste (honeycomb stencil ) and a few gems !!

Friday 22 May 2015

Flower Pot

Morning guys, here I am with another Little Claire friday project for you and this time its a flower pot card using LC "Flowerhead".

Pull the flowers up and you can add your sentiment !!

You will need:
LC "Flowerhead" stamp
LC sentiment from "Swirlball Flower set"
A piece of brown card 4 1/2" x 12" for pot
Another piece 3 1/8" x 6 1/2" for insert
A piece of cream card 2 3/4" x  6 1/8"
cream 1 3/4" scallop circle
Patten paper (dark)
Patten paper (light)
Two embossing folders
A piece of lace
One heart jem
3D foam tape
Black pen

1: take your 4 1/2" x 12" brown card and score at 5" and 10"

2: Turn your card and fold up bottom to 10" score mark. Now mark 1/2 in on both sides at bottom and draw a line from these up to 10" score mark to outer edges as seen in photo. Now cut along lines to form pot shape.

3:Next emboss pot shape with a pattern of your choice, then emboss the top flap with a different embossing folder of your choice. Now fold back this top flap to create the top of the pot., don't fold it forward as it will close the top, you want the top open.

4: Put a spot of glue on the two outer edges at the top of your pot leaving most of the top open and the sides.

5: Glue a piece of lace round pot flap, then add a piece of 3d foam tape under flap and stick down. Now add a lace bow.

6: Next stamp sentiment onto a 1 3/4" cream scallop circle, add small heart jem and attach under bow.

Now for the flower insert:

1: Mount the cream 2 3/4" x  6 1/8" onto the brown  3 1/8" x 6 1/2", next  push into the top of flower pot till it touches the bottom. Attach three pieces of 3D foam tape to the 1 1/2" that is now showing above pot top.

You will need to make five flowers:

For each flower you need to stamp and cut out,
  one dark flower head
 and one light flower head
 one dark centre
 one light center

.from your pattern papers. On the lighter flower head you need to colour in the seed heads with a black pen.

To give your flowers a bit of a shape  use a big round embossing tool and a soft mat and work in small circles on back of each petal to give it a dome shape, then glue the light flower head on top of dark flower head adding dark centre followed by light centre using 3d foam tape .

Still with me.....nearly finished...

Arrange all five flowers onto the 3d foam tape on top of insert, three at bottom and two at top. The bottom three flowers will  hang over the top of the flower pot.

Now all you have to do is have a cupper......... and write your greeting on the insert and give it too the person you love most !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers: shaped cards
Stamping Sensations: flower power

Thursday 21 May 2015

New out Today !!

 Four fab silhouette outline sticker sheets by Little Claire

Each new sticker sheet comes with three silhoutte images and some fab borders, you can even use the bits in between the borders as borders as I have with the dancing couple !!

The stickers look fantastic on the Little Claire Ombre papers too !!

And silhoutte stickers don't have to be flat, on this owl card I have cut out the owl and hedgehog and decoupged them !!

Why not pop over and check them all out HERE !!

Monday 18 May 2015

12 Tag's 2015

and here is my May's

Loved making this one with all it fab textures using hessian, texture paste, handmade flowers !!  The photo is an actual one of my mum and dad on the right with my mum's half sister and husband. I tinted the photo with distress inks, but my dad use to hand tint photo's when he was young,  have no idea what he used then !! 

It says at the bottom "Love Always". One very special tag for me....

Here's Tim's tag to inspire us

12 Tags of 2015 - May |

Saturday 16 May 2015

The Great "Outdoors"

There's nothing better than being outdoors in the fresh air ( well perhaps not when its raining )

The Little Claire challenge this month is "Outdoors" and I've used Loverly Jubblies "Maybe" which you can find HERE

It's a bit hard to see , but I 'v made a box frame to go on the front of my card. Stamped my little boy, coloured him in and then made the little background scene round him with distress inks and Spectrum Noir pens, then attached it too the inside of the box.

Die cut the trees and embossed them with a wood effect embossing folder,  then coloured them before chopping them up a bit to arrange the branches to meet at the top. Die cut and coloured a few cute birds and the little white fence, then made a grassy border to go at the very front.

Now if you feel like entering then you might just win this fab massive Little Claire prize !!

Changing Tree stamp set
CT Baking stamps
CT Man stamps
CT Baby stamps
6 x 6 White Dots on Black Paper x 4 sheets
1 metre White Dots on Red Gross Grain Ribbon
1 metre White Dots on Green Gross Grain Ribbon

Would love to enter:
Sister Act card Challenge; always anything goes (cards only)
Wags 'n' Whiskers: loads of layers

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Gemma and Bella's Spring Fun

These two cats are adorable and that's why I chose this stamp by Wags 'n' Whiskers after winning one of their challenges !! Thanks guys !!

The sweet papers are by Lili of the Valley & Nit Wit Collections by Mary Fran. Stamped and then coloured Gemma and Bella using Spectrum Noir pens and then made a pleated frill to go round them inking all the edges with distress ink.

Found some white daisy trim so made a "With Love" banner to go at the bottom, coloured the centres with a yellow Spectrum Noir, punched out the banner flags using a SU punch, then stamped and punched out each letter again inking round all the edges.

Just finished off by adding a few more daisy's at the top on either side.

Well this morning it looks as if we are going to have another dull day, but hay ho at least my card is bright and cheerful !!

Would love to enter:
Wags 'n' Whiskers; banners and bunting
Cutie Pie Challenges: layer it up

Monday 11 May 2015

Summer fun

Bet you all wish you were having this now.....well you can !!

"Summer Fun" is our challenge theme for you at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge which is being hosted by our fabulous teamie Snoopy.

My Happy Hopper sure has everything, sun, sea and sand making one bright and sunny easel card !!

Stamped and coloured in using Spectrum Noirs, papers are by BoBunny called "Hello Sunshine"(just by chance) made the starfish with a mold and paper clay then coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

Loads of faux stitching as always, used some "Sprinkles" by Doodlebug which look like brads, cut my letters using a Marianne die and coloured them with pens and added faux stitching to edge, finished off with a big blue ribbon bow !!

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 So cheer yourself up with some summer fun designs from House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper and loads of bright and cheerful colours and sure us your fab creations, you never know you might be a winner !!

Would love to enter:
613 Avenue Create: anything goes with option let's celebrate
Scribble and Scrap: always anything goes
The Ribbon Girls: anything goes with an image/ shaped card
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon

Saturday 9 May 2015


A very long time ago I was really into making ATC's and have several fab filled albums with fantastic little pieces of art work from other crafters !!  Then it seemed to fizzle out so when I saw Jo had got a little ATC group going I decided to join in and get going again. there is so much you can do with a piece of card 3.5" x 2'5"

Anyway April's theme was add some stitching real or faux. I started with some dictionary paper and coloured it with distress inks to make the background, then stamped and cut out some flowers. I hand pricked the faux stitching and then used a black fine line pen over the holes.  Because bright colours always make me happy I decided to add the word again with a faux stitching border.

 And these are the fab little works of art I received back !!

Friday 8 May 2015

Another new....

Little Claire silhouette stamp which you can find HERE

Don't just think about stamping silhouette stamps in black ink, try them in different colours. I've stamped this sweet owl and hedgehog in Versafine "Coffee" onto white card and then toned it down with a beige spectrum noir pen.

I adore layering loads of different matching patten papers and for this card I've used Trimcrafts "Curiosity Corner" and fussy cut some of the page elements to embellish with.

The sentiment is also a Little Claire stamp from the "Sentiments Mix" set which you will find HERE

Well guys it's friday (whoopeeeeee) so whatever you are doing hope you all have a fabby doo time !!

Would love to enter:
Papertake Weekly ; always anything goes
Crafty Boots: things with wings

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Can't go wrong

with black and white, it always looks smart and crisp (although my photo is a bit grey as that's what we had here most of the day, dull, wet and windy !! )

 Made this cute card using Little Claire's new "Silhouette" stamp set and new Mono Magic paper pack for my friend Nicki who I had tea and cake with on Sunday.

Can't believe the two of us ate all this gorgeous cake between us !!  It was made by Nicki's neighbour Julie and it was beautiful !! This is Nicki's before photo...

So I wanted to make a thank you card for Nicki, she always makes me feel so special and welcome !!

Monday 4 May 2015

Mid way reminder

is my chosen challenge theme for you and this Gruffie sure is looking at a dot of a chipmonk !!

Stamped and  coloured my image using Spectrum Noir pens, then made a very dotty backing paper by embossing a piece of paper with dots which I then went over with some brown distress ink,  used loads of different dotty papers to make my flags with and then red dot gems to frame my fab Gruffie and chipmonk. Finished off with a ribbon and bow with button.

This would make a great card for any guy !!


We are super happy and very proud to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official House-Mouse Designs Family...
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to House-Mouse Designs.  

Also Proudly Sponsored by


  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty  (of Judy's choice, (worth $15.00).

 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds.  Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more.

 Pizzazz Aplenty is generously offering a random prize package of goodies worth $15.00, (surprise package is of Judy's choice). 

Remeber you must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper to enter and you do have the choice of " anything goes " challenge theme as well !!

So check out our fun "Dotty For Dots" challenge and all the fab creations by the team over at

Would love to enter:
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge; hip to be square
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday: use a sentiment

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