Friday 31 July 2015

We 6 Cats

How cute are these !!

You can find then HERE just out at Little Claires  !!

We 6 Cats clear stamp

For my card I just made a background with distress inks, water and frantage, stamped and coloured my cats with Spectrum Noir pens and then decoupaged the middle cat. Added fluffy stuff for the snow at bottom.

I've also used the fab Little Claire  "Snowy Ombre" paper as my main card backing paper. Topped all off with a tule and ribbon bow !!

Tuesday 28 July 2015

12 tags 2015

Late getting this one done as it has taken me a long time to decide what I was going to do !!

Tim's tag is all about celebrating America, red, white and blue. I would have liked to do the same but with Great Britain,  just didn't have anything in stamp form or bits and pieces to do it,  so I went for inspiring nature instead !!  Really do need to pick up some trinket bits and pieces....

The wildlife stamps are by Stamping Up and the sentiment stamp I think is a Lindsay Mason set. I've just water coloured using "Fired Brick" and "Stormay Sky" distress inks.

Here's Tim's tag to inspire us...


Thursday 23 July 2015


cute kraft scallop cards !!

Little Claire have a special offer on at mo guy's  these super scallop kraft cards are 3 for £5.00 a total of 6o cards and envelopes !!

Here's a few cards I've made...

The cards are very good quality and very sturdy and just the right size to make post-it note holders as well  !!

For this one I've used Dinkie "Pincushion Birdy" and paper pieced it using paper from the "Quirky Quilts" paper pack

Quick and easy to make fab gifts or to sell to raise funds for a charity !!

Monday 20 July 2015

House Mouse and a friend the new challenge theme we have for you at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge !!
 So it can be another House Mouse or any other kind of friend as long as you have one House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper on your project !!

I've gone for another House Mouse as my friend and this little guy sure needs his friend's help...

My little guy's have been stamped and then coloured using Spectrum Noirs pens as usual and I then used a distress ink to colour the background.

The papers are from BasicGrey's "Sweet Threads" paper pad, just love the colours. loads of matt's and layers with all the edges finished off with faux stitching.  I used several dies to make the flower and leaves. and then added a ribbon bow.
Our sponers are:
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada) 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.

2nd generous sponsor is  
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty (of Judy's choiuce(, 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).  

Wow what fabulous prizes, so why not play along with us !!

Who will your friend be ??

You can as always choose the anything goes option if you wish, but to enter you must use a House House, Gruffie or Happy Hopper design.

Would love to enter:
Amusing: anything goes
Penny Black and More; anything goes with a sentiment
Stamping Sensations; feature a creature

Friday 17 July 2015

Zentangle ATC's

Warning very poor photo,  taken on a very wet and dull day...

Jo's June ATC swop was "zentangle" so I made these four zentangle dogs using the dreamweaver stencil.  I really had fun doing these, but loads of room for improvement I think,  I'm a bit messy.
Sadly they have gone missing in the post and I am gutted !!  So sorry guy's you won't be receiving a swop from me for June......hay ho that's life.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

So tweet

When you find a super card and super present from a sweetheart of a friend on your door step like I did over the weekend ,  it just made my day !!   I had to make a thank you card straight away !!

I've had this Sizzix set for a while now called "Birds & Tree" which is really "tweet" don't you think..

I used patten paper and plain card to create my birdy scene with the stamps and matching dies.  Lots of lovely little bits of paper to play with !!  Added a bit of texture to the trees with an embossing folder and die cut some clouds as well.

A kind thought goes such a long way as I have said so many times made my day.

Would love to enter:
Craft Your Passion: always anything goes
Alphabet challenge: k is for kind thoughts 
C.R.A.F.T : thank you 

Saturday 11 July 2015

In Bloom

Morning guy's !!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend planned, I've got card club this morning and then chilling out for the rest of the weekend making christmas goodies for a craft stall in November.

Well it's time for another Little Claire challenge for you and the theme is "In Bloom". We want to see lots of flowers on your fab projects !!

For my card I've used "Swirlball Flowers" and made a pretty,  delicate shaped card.

Lot's of repeat stamping, fussy cutting and decoupaging which I love to do !!

Coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens and finished a white ribbon bow !!

Now the prize up for grabs is MEGA !!

'Butterfly Blossom' stamp
'You are Lovely', Flowers stamp
'Ever so Lovely' stamp
1 x 12x12 Lilac Gingham Paper
 1m x the following ribbons:
Green Ric Rac
Red  Ric Rac
Pale Blue Gingham
Lilac Spotty Organda
Springtime Flowers

So get stamping those blooms and can't wait to see what you come up with !!

Would love to enter:
Sister Act Card challenge: always anything goes(cards only)
Wags'n'Whiskers; birthdays
Papertake Weekly: anything goes

Friday 10 July 2015

100 today !!

Helene is a lady with so many tales to tell,  from working her way up in the fashion business to serving most of the Royal family , reciting poetry, lovin politics, but most of all just glad to have a visitor....She loves children, but sadly hasn't got any of her own and has out lived all her family. She smokes like a real trouper, but she is still here....

I wonder how many of my generation will live till 100 !!

Helene also loves CHEESE so I made this card for her birthday..

Guy's I've said this before,  please have one small thought for an older person as it goes a long way and means more than you think....I've known Helene for many years and a visit from me always makes her laugh !!

Bleached Flowerhead

Morning guys,

My turn this week for a Little Claire Friday Project and I have a cool simple card for you to try using my favourite LC "Flowerhead" and one of the sentiments from "Fabulous Day"

Have you ever tried using bleach on your card ?? I've used it to lighten the flower and make it pop, the card has been made using kraft card.

You will need:
LC Flowerhead and Fabulous Day stamps
6" x 6" kraft card blank
a4 piece of kraft card 
clear ink ( versamark )
black ink
black embossing powder
black ribbon
two black gem swirls
thin bleach
old paint brush 
black pen
sakura glaze pen

 Cut a piece of kraft card 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 and ink the edges.
Ink the" Fabulous Day" sentiment with clear ink and stamp at an angle then emboss with black embossing powder. 
Wrap a length of black ribbon round card twice, one to sit under sentiment the other in the opposite direction and attach.
Now glue onto card base.
Stamp again with clear ink and emboss with black embossing powder the Flowerhead twice onto the spare kraft card and fussy cut out.

Now comes the bleaching....WARNING bleach will bleach anything, clothes. dog, walls and kraft card, so please be careful !!

Paint all over the two Flowerheads with thin bleach and leave to dry...the bleach smell disappears when dry so please don't worry.
When dry give the flowers a bit of shape by curling the petals and glue together at centre. 
Using a black pen colour in seed heads and centre.
Add glaze to centre.
With a length of black ribbon make a loop at top, cross over and glue to card front, then add black gem swirls and attach flower on top.

One bleached Flowerhead card !!


Monday 6 July 2015

Mousey fun time !!

Hope you guys had a fab weekend !! So much nicer to have it a bit cooler...

Well its time for some more mousey fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and this time its a sketch chosen by teamie Lori.

Now I have flipped the sketch over....


 Here's what Lori says....

Create a  project based on the sketch layout. Your take can be literal - or your own creative interpretation. Feel free to turn the sketch horizontal, or make it into a shaped card. Add more layers, swap out the thought bubble for a cloud or flower, or other embellishment. Keep it simple like the layout, or pile on the goodies! Get creative! As long as we can see that you followed the sketch, have the main elements, and of course use House-Mouse Designs stamps, CD collection images or decoupage, you are good to go.

 I decided to make a Christmas card which is all white except the leaves and the scallop border which I have water coloured pale blue and coloured my cute little guy ( Fall Float ) with Spectrum Noir pens. Doesn't he look just sooooo happy...

After stamping and colouring all the leaves, I had to add a bit of snow in the form of some Frantage and some glitter with a Sakura pen.

Whoohoo !!

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

our 2nd generous sponsor is ***

Simon Says Stamp 

We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!  
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads
 Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

Now remember to enter you must use a House Mouse Design, Gruffie or Happy Hopper and you always have the option of Anything Goes !!


Would love to enter:
Amusing: anything goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: anything goes
Stamping Sentastions: feature a creature
Crafty Calender; christmas in july
Kitty Bee Designs: christmas in july

Saturday 4 July 2015

A bit vintage

 This last Christmas Scottie Dog card has a rustic/vintage feel I think. The papers are sort of muted colours and I have distressed all the edges and then added some silver stickles.. 

I stamped the Scottie dog onto a white piece of card, then made a mask by stamping it again onto a post it note  fussy cutting it out,  layed it over the main image and then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment over the top to make a background. All you do then is peel off the mask. The Scottie dog was then coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and I paper pieced his coat.

Finished by hand cutting two holly leaves from one of the matching papers, a few candy dots and a double red bow.

Well guys what do you think of this fab set of stamps ,  are they super cute and great fun to play with ??

 Well its a big yes from me !!

Check them out over at

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes

Friday 3 July 2015

More cool Scotties !!

 How about making a cracker shaped card using these cute little guys ??

I just cut a couple of  v shapes out of a long card and then tied some ribbon round !! Lot's of layers and distressed edges and then stamped, coloured and paper pieced the scotties coats.

Or what about a milk carton gift box ??

Now this will take a bit of time to stamp the Scottie border three times all round the box and then colour as well as the Happy Christmas sentiment,  but it's worth it !!
 I made the milk carton from white card to my own measurements and then punched two holes in the top for the ribbon.  Made a tag using one of the small Scottie dogs and stamped the sentiment adding a small snowflake charm before adding the ribbon

Now if you haven't fallen in love with this months Little Claire Stamp Club set by now,  then I'll have one more go tomorrow with my last make....

They are super cute guys !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes

Thursday 2 July 2015

Christmas Scotties !!

 Got more Christmas fun to share with you today in the form of Christmas Scottie Dogs !! They are this month's Little Claire Stamp Club set.

Went to town on this card...lot's of layers, distressed edges,  just a bit of frantage, snowflake brads and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

This really is a sweet fun set of stamps, I know its hard to think about Christmas when we are having a heat wave, but it does take your mind off feeling HOT !! 

Would love to enter:
Penny's Paper-Crafty : anything goes
Inky Chicks; my furry friend
Bunny Zoe's Crafts; furry friends

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