Saturday 31 October 2015

Dogs and Cats !!

Lot's of lovely new stuff to be had over at Little Claire's including two new stamps !!
First we have "We 6 Dogs"  just up my street !! Distressed edges with wiggle black lines and some ribbon to finish off,  would suit anyone of any age I think !!

And then "Hello Cats" !!   Who said you can't have pink cats !!  Makes a very pretty and girly card with loads of lace and ribbon !!

Why not pop over and check them out !!

Monday 26 October 2015

All White

Oh dear another Monday.....BUT that means another super mousey challenge for you peeps at House Mouse and Friends !!

The challenge theme this fortnight is "All White" and was chosen by our fab teamie Amercia which is one of my fav ( mind you I do have a hard job keeping white white !! )

I've used the HM design stamp called "Knit Gift" which is just right for a Christmas card !!

I would love a pair of knitted slippers like these.......

Stamped and coloured the mice using spectrum noir pens and added some fantage, used several embossing folders for the background, used several dies to cut the snowflakes and strings of snowflakes, finished off with a sparkly big ribbon bow !!

 Our fabulous sponsor this week is :

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.

As always you must use a House House design, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to enter so you have loads to choose from !!

Would love to enter:
Alphabet challenge: R is for ribbon

Friday 23 October 2015

Tree O of Birds box

What about making a special little box using the new Dinkie Little Claire Tree O of Birds stamp set ??

Lift the lid and the four sides drop down to reveal a cute gift box inside.

The fab mini gingham papers are from Little Claires Dinkie Mini Gingham paper pad.

All the stamped images have been coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and mounted onto 3d foam tape. 

Had a happy accident with the little box lid, I made it a bit too small, but then realised it would cover some of the cute image if it did it was small enough to fit inside the box and all I had to do was put a ribbon pull on top to open it !! What a light bulb moment for me !!

Would love to enter:
Crafting for all seasons: bags and boxes

Thursday 22 October 2015

Tree O of Birds

is a set of three dinkie stamps just out by Little Claire, they can be used on their own or all three together !!

Me being me had to use loads of them on my first card !!
Sorry its a poor photo, but was yet another very wet and dull day when I took it....It's quiet a pretty card as I have coloured with glitter pens which doesn't show up on this photo...
My next card is very sunshiny in yellows using just the three images !!
Tomorrow I will share something different using these cute stamps.....

Sunday 18 October 2015

Fiskarettes UK

I'm so excited to tell you peeps....

   Here is the announcement on the FB page..

Announcing the new Fiskarettes Design Team! I am sure you will all get a lot of inspiration from these talented ladies over the next few months.
First up is Diane Williams, who says "Hi, I'm Diane, and I've been a crafter all my life and master of none! I'll have a go at any type of crating and never tire of learning. At the moment I really enjoy paper crafting in any form, be it cardmaking, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art or home decor." Welcome Diane
Next we have Katie Lamb, who says "I am a designer based in the UK. I work full time in a bookmakers so I craft to relieve stress - it is more than a hobby, but a passion. I love to create scrapbook pages to preserve my memories and a great way to showcase my photography which is my other hobby" Welcome Katie
Next is Jacky Williams who says " I am in my 50's and live in the Cotswolds with my husband Dave and our little Staffie who keeps us busy. I love all crafts and getting messy! I knit, sew and crochet - often not perfectly. I also love any kind of papercrafting" Welcome Jacky
and last but definitely not least we have Rachel Warren who is a whizz with all things fabric and sewing. Welcome Rachel
So while we look forward to a lot of inspiration from the new team, I am sure you all want to say thank you to the retiring design team, Rita McGranthin, Maxcine Etherington, Carol Hay and Zuzana Obert for all the fabulous projects they have produced for us as the very first Fiskarettes design team. Thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart x
Please pop over to the FB page and say hello !!  This is going to be a new venture for me and great fun too and hope it will be for you as well !!  
 There will be some fab inspiration for you and we hope you will be sharing your projects with us as well !!  We love seeing them !!

Fiskarettes UK is all about sharing and having fun !!

Thanks so much to Fiskars and Enfys for having me on board !!

Friday 16 October 2015

Christmas Organiser

Morning guy's !!

Got a little christmas friday project for you today using Little Claires Christmas Snowmen stamp set !!

Its a christmas organiser wallet and anyone who knows me knows I badly need one as I am NEVER organised for anything !!

When you open it up there are four pockets and pull out tags and two super cute snowmen paper clips.

 You will need
Little Claires Christmas Snowmen stamp set
12" x 12" piece of white card plus one sheet of A4
 Christmas pattern paper
Christmas ribbon
Two large paper clips
Distress ink
Colouring pens
3D foam tape
Die cut numbers

Take your piece of 12" x 12" white card stock and score it at 3"- 6"- 9" . Turn and score at 3 1/2" and fold up to create the pockets. Glue the two very outer edges to close pockets. Next reinforce all score lines and concertina fold up.

Now cover the front and inside with your chosen christmas paper cutting it 1/6" smaller to leave a small white edge all round and ink paper edges with distress ink before gluing in place.

Next cut four tags from your white A4 card stock 8" x 4" and ink edges with distress ink. Punch a hole in top and tie a small piece of ribbon ( I have used a fancy edge tag punch for the top of mine)

Onto a piece of white card stamp the row of little snowmen three times, colour and fussy cut each one out. Now glue one onto the top of each tag. Next glue two back to back over top of each large paper clip.

Stamp Snowman with baubles and sentiment onto a piece of white card 3 3/4" x 2 7/8", colour and ink edges. Before mounting onto wallet front with 3D foam tape, wrap a piece of ribbon round leaving enough to tie a bow to close wallet. Next glue die cut numbers to front.

Go mad with your stickle glitter glue, I've added some round snowman image on front and over snowflakes on the design paper,  some on the tags and more on the snowflakes on my pockets !! 

Now all I have to do is write my naughty or nice shopping lists. keep receipts clipped together with my cute paper clips and make my count down lists !!

What are you going to write on your lists ????

Monday 12 October 2015

In the PINK !!

Seeing this is Breast Awareness Month which we all wanted to support, our new DT member Torrey has chosen our theme at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge to be

Pink to be your main colour !!

I have just been for my three yearly mammogram and had my first call back which was last Monday....I'm not expecting anything, but won't know for sure till I get the results. We should all celebrate each day we are given and enjoy life to the full !!

My little guy sure is....the stamp is called "She Loves Me" and I've coloured with spectrum noir pens as usual.

The papers are by LOTV Nitwit Collection.  Finished off with a big bow and a few small buttons.

There are a lot of prizes to be won this fortnight...

1st  generous sponsor is 


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card 
 STAMPENDOUS! is manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design Stamps  House-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased   For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.

 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! 

 3rd generous sponsor is 

2 Individual Digi images
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....


Some of our fab DT's have candy up for grabs so check them all out !!

So get your cute House Mouse Designs,  Gruffie or Happy Hoppers out and join in the fun !!  Some one has to WIN  and it might be you !!

Would love to enter:
The Ribbon Girls; any image anything goes
Southern Girls: lets celebrate

Saturday 10 October 2015

We Three Cats

is one of my favourite Little Claire stamps,

what is yours ??

This months stamp challenge is "Your Favourite Little Claire Stamp" and the fab prize up for grabs is a £10.00 Little Claire voucher !!

I've made a background for the cats using distress inks, stamped the "We Three Cats" and then hand drew the wall and added fantage for the snow ( brill stuff !!) Coloured the cats using my usual spectrum noir pens. Die cut some snowflakes and glittered them using stickles (hate loose glitter) Used four of the Dinkies Mini Snowy Ombre papers under the snowflakes and then mounted all these onto a white card blank.

Finished with the Dinkies text Merry Christmas, some wiggly black fine lines round edge and a ribbon bow with button !!

So what's your favourite LC stamp then ????  It could win you a fab £10.00 to spend at Little Claires !!

Would love to enter:
Make It Monday ; cats big or small
Simply Papercraft: anything goes
Polkadoodles: use a die cut

Monday 5 October 2015


I'm away with the fairies today which was Jo's September ATC swap theme  !!

Made the backgrounds using distress inks and then flicking water onto them,  love this technique !! Then stamped my fairy silhouettes and flowers and drew in some grass. Stamped the sentiment and finished off with some fairy dust to add sparkle in the form of stickles.

This months theme is Halloween, so if you fancy joining in then pop over !!

Jo's ATC swap

Sunday 4 October 2015

Owl Folk

I was very lucky the other week and won not one but two Docrafts Creativity prizes. One was this fab Owl Folk Die Cut and Paper kit !!  the sweet pot didn't come with it, but my brother bought it home from work as he knew I could do something with it and I did......

I turned it into this.......


  A gift tin for Jess !! 

It was Scrap Club today at AMOM and Jess comes with her mum and Nan so I left it on her work space. She couldn't wait to open her "just because" surprise tin with loads of bits and pieces in !!

It gave me so much pleasure to see how happy she was....

Friday 2 October 2015

Cardmaking and Papercraft mag

Whoohoo I am the star letter in this months issue 149 (Nov) Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine !!

 A very BIG thank you to Sienna (Editor) and Crafytasmic who sponsors this section for a fabulous HUGH prize !!

You will also find my Little Claire teamie Marianne has a piece in the mag using the fabulous Little Claire Chistmas Scotties !!   

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