Tuesday 29 September 2015

12 tags of 2015

I really will be late for my own funeral.......but it will make everyone smile !!  Just got in by the skin of my teeth with my take on Tim`s tag...

This one was hard to photo because of the light catching the acetate butterfly wings...

Loved how my colours turned out as I didn't have any really bright ones. My first  card swipe through them came out very dark, but the second piece of card which is the one I've used is just right. The last swipe is very pale. I'm going to make two cards with the ones I haven't used.

Here's Tim's tag for our inspiration


I adore Tim's tag because of the bright colours which is really me !!   Me thinks I will have too invest in some more alcohol inks......

Monday 28 September 2015


Hope all you guys had a fab weekend !!  Not sure about mine,  Saturday had a flat tyre on the way to Card Club ,  luckily I can change them myself !!   Then yesterday poor Hugo stood on a wasp and got stung on his paw pad,  he shook for ages but after I gave him a pain killer he slept for a while and was OK !!  Could see me rushing off to the vets again....

Anyhoo time for some more mousey fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge which is Fall/Halloween.

These little guys are really having fun !!

I've done my usual of stamping and colouring in with Spectrum Noir pens. Then made a frame and embossed it to look like wood to go around. papers are by Basic Grey called "Herbs and Homey". Finished off with some orange spotty ribbon bows and my pumpkins !!

You can find a fab little tutorial on FB by Enfys HERE for the paper pumpkins !!

Our fab sponsors this fortnight are :

Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

Also proudly welcoming back our lovely Sponsor;

 Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty 
(of Judy's choice and 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). 

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We also have a third special PRIZE from America that will go out to a fabulous player who promotes us on their FACEBOOK page. (simply leave a direct link to our Mousey Blog on YOUR Facebook page) sending people back here.  Let us know that you've done this  to be in the running for this brand NEW stamp draw.

What are you waiting for then.....get those House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies out and get on it !!  You have to be in it to WIN it !!

Would love to enter:
Amusing: anything goes
Penny Black and More; anything goes
Creative Fingers: always anything goes

Sunday 20 September 2015

Happy Anniversary

Morning guys !!

Sorry I've been quiet this week, but been busy now making bits and pieces for a craft stall I'm having end of Nov. Sooo many things I want to make and can't decide which ones I going too.

Anyhoo got a simple card to show you this morning which I've made for my brothers wedding anniversary this week. It has a sort of early misty morning look about it I think.

Just blended three distress inks together to make the background, picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and tumbles glass, ( love my bright colours as you know )  The stamps are by Artemio  called "Silhouette Foliage" and fab for making these kind of  scenes ( I do have trouble knowing when to stop...... )

Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Silhouette Foliage 10001075

Would love to enter:
Aud Sentiments Challenge: anything goes + sentiment

Monday 14 September 2015

Eyes down

as we have a "Bingo" challenge for you over at 

I've gone for a "Full House" !!

Choose any line across, up, down, or diagonal
and use those  3 items on your card/project. It's ok to use
more, but at least three in one row or diagonal is
the challenge.

This little guy is in heaven and who wouldn't be with this pile of jelly beans !!  All coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and I've glazed the jelly beans to make them shine.

Our fab sponsors are :

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada) 
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Also Proudly Sponsored by

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! 

A third person will be chosen to receive this cute little FALL FLOAT stamp
for participating in our challenge.

Oh wow what super prizes to be won and all you have to do is use a House Mouse , Happy Hopper or Gruffie design to enter !!

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons: happy birthday

Saturday 12 September 2015


my most favourite time of year !!

And it just happens to be this months stamp challenge theme at Little Claires !!

For my card I've used "Whisper a Wish" silhouette stamp and made my own background papers with distress inks !!  Doesn't show up in my photo, but I've stamped and embossed the cute heggie image, added the sentiment and butterfly which comes with the set and then a few dots for the butterflies trails.

The leaves I cut using s Sizzix die from white card and coloured with distress inks also and then crumbled them up and added some sparkle to the edges. Finished off with a few curls of green card and a ribbon bow made with two ribbons, bit of twine and a button !!
The FANTASTIC prize up for grabs is this little lot !!

Spellbinder die: ‘Shining Star’
Dinky Paper Stack: ‘Christmas Quilts
Irresistible Images: ‘Floral’

Check out what the rest of the girls have created to help get you started over at

Would love to enter:
Aud Sentiments challenges: anything goes + sentiment

Thursday 10 September 2015

Thank you

Spent a lovely afternoon on Sunday catching up with my friends Nicki and Kurt.  Nicki goes to so much trouble to make me welcome and feel special. We had high tea with finger sandwiches and clotted cream scones !!  Don't remember the last time I had cute sarnies with the crust cut off,  as a child we were always told to eat the crusts as it would make our hair curl  !!  Mind you we had curly hair anyway...........

Anyhoo I adore playing with small scraps of paper and Nicki had saved me some from her lastest projects,  so I made this "Thank You" card using them.  It's a great way to get creative, use your scraps up and have thank you cards when you need them !!

Wednesday 9 September 2015

MOO-chas Gracias !!

 I was very lucky to win this fun cow stamp by Great Impression in a challenge a while back . It came with  sentiment bubbles and a cloud stamp too !!  This is my kind of stamp, sure to put a smile on anyones face and not your usual "Thank You" card !!

 I just stamped and coloured the cows using Spectrum Noir pens, added the grass and a few hand drawn flowers to make my little scene,  did a lot of matt and layering with my papers and black card,  then die cut the daisy and leaves. 

one fun "thank You" card !!

Would love to enter:
Glitter 'n' Sparkle : anything goes
Penny Black and More: anything goes
Crafty Catz : anything goes

Monday 7 September 2015

Have you seen...


these little beauties just out by Little Claire ??

Irresistible Images - all 4 Packs for £10.00 
Irresistible Images - Christmas
 Irresistible Images - Silhouette
 Irresistible Images - Snowmen
 Cute little topper pads with 18 full colour images in each and only £2.99 a pad !! But if you can't choose then buy all four for only £10.00 !! What a bargain !!

Lots you can do with these, why not add glitter, decoupage them, add snow, frantage and loads of gems !! Loads of fun to be had !!

You can find them all HERE and there is a chance of winning  on the Little Claire blog !!


Saturday 5 September 2015

Under The Sea

 was the theme for the August ATC swap over at Jo's

Remember this card I made using left over bits.....well the bits were from the four atc's above !!

The process for the atc's and card were the same, I coloured a piece of card with blue distress ink, fused a sheet of fibres together one with blue and green and another with red and yellow. Attached the blue and green on top of the blue card, then hand cut the coral out of the red and yellow and attached this also to the atc.  ( On my card I fused all the bits left over together to create my scene )   Added loads of frantage, some shells I made from paper clay coloured with gilding wax, a few gems and finished off with some liquid pearls for the bubbles.

Septembers theme is "Fairies"  so if you fancy it why not join us in the swap !!

Jo's ATC swap

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