Monday, October 29, 2012

Presents for Every Good Little Mouse……..

Another mid-challenge post, and I just had to use my House Mouse Santa for it. The challenge at Clear it Out is to have a present on your project or make a present for a project. Even though we here in South Western Ontario are bracing for a very wet, windy night I was thinking Christmas,  it is coming fast and I need to get  a jumpstart on cards. Melonheadz is our sponsor for this challenge, have a look at the site they have “freebies”.
Here is what I used……..
Stamp……………St. Nick Mouse House Mouse designs
Cardstock…………..Real Red S.U. GP white
Design paper………stack pack
Punch………Snowflake from EK
Spellbinders Rectangle plain and scalloped
Colouring Medium…………Pencil Crayons & OMS
Miscellaneous……….White Fun Flock & Rhinestones
Thanks for visiting and you have until November 5th to get your project of presents the Clear it Out Challenge Blog found HERE.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Brand New Challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s blog!!!

Wow another week has just flown by, still having some nice weather, I think that is about to turn into “ducky” weather. It is also time to close the cottage for the winter, just a little too cold for me.
The challenge this week is to make a card with a secret, doesn’t that sound intriguing, you will find all the information about the challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog.
I made a simple Birthday card although it took me long enough to finish it. The embossing folder is from Stampin’up and I added some rhinestones to the centre if the flowers. Added some polka dot ribbon and a peel and stick sentiment. I have not used them much except in class. The cardstock is pretty in pink from Stampin’up.  Now for my secret you will have to scroll down to find out what it is.
A bookmark is hidden in the slot in the front of the card. I put a pink brad and a scrap of the same polka dot ribbon as a pull tab to remove the hidden sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today and don’t forget to stop by the Drunken Stamper’s challenge blog found HERE and join in the fun.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It’s Saturday time for the Drunken Stamper’s challenge

It is team Flirtini’s week for the challenge but I so wanted to join them and make a Christmas card, it is so much easier if you have a theme to use. The Drunken Stampers challenge found HERE is to use Buttons or Brads on your project.  As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use my “oldest” and favourite snowman. It is from Hero Arts and was one of my first stamps I bought. I knew that “buttons” would look fabulous on him.
Cardstock…..Real Red and GP white
Paper…….from a Christmas paper pack
Image ……Sketch Snowman Hero Arts
Punch…….EK border punch
Spellbinders dies……Label 4, small and large
trim …….from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and please join the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and join in the fun.

Monday, October 15, 2012

ATC Turn-Arounds


Do you love to make Artist Trading Cards? I do and I joined a Halloween ATC swap one of the prototypes was perfect for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge found HERE to take an ATC and make a card around it.


Monica……Miss Carrot

                                 Stamps……..House Mouse Miss Carrot and Hero Arts Quattro Halloween set

Cardstock……Orange and Whisper White from Stampin`ûp

Glitter Cardstock……………….Dollar store

Coloured rhinestones…………………Dollar store

Colouring medium……Pencil crayons and Odourless mineral spirits

Martha Stewart fence punch

Thanks for looking today…….

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Drunken Stampers Challenge #101 Wild at Heart

It’s time for another Drunken Stampers Challenge, this week it is to use animal prints on your project.  This one was so easy for me, I had the perfect stamp from the Artful Stamper, they are a Canadian company from London, Ontario. If you have some time check out the great stamps and tutorials on using them.  One day while scouting deals at the farmer/flea market I found a package of animal print paper, it sure made the challenge easier . I even had a roll of ribbon to match.
Cardstock…Really Rust, So Saffron from Stampin’up
Ink…. Brilliance Copper
EP…. Copper
Ribbon from Michaels
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card now it’s time for you to hop on over to the Drunken Stamper’s Blog and get out some animal print and join the challenge.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Clear it Out Challenge Blog Mid-Challenge Inspiration

Wow this week has just flown by, I hope all my Canadian readers had a fabulous Thanksgiving. This is the second week of the ‘ up to you’ theme using your stash of Purple, Black and Orange papers, you can use all of them or just one. Please visit the Clear it Out Blog for some more inspiration from the design team members. Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge so don’t forget to stop and check them out.
I decided to use one of the “stash” colours and that is my favourite one……PURPLE. I made my card while at the cottage and since it is getting close to packing it in for the winter I have very little crafting things there now but like all places there is lots of stash. Only the image is new, everything else is at least one year old. ‘
The image can be found in here in this section of Bugaboo, they have both digital images and rubber ones as well.  Thanks for stopping by today and check out the challenge at Clear it Out.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autumn is in the Air…….

Although the calendar says Fall is here we are having wonderful weather in South Western Ontario, I love it, not too hot not too cool.
To celebrate Fall/Autumn House Mouse & Friends are having a challenge to use Fall themed or fall colour inspired  projects. A number of the design team posted the image I thought about using so I went to my second choice. Just Dandy from 2009 featuring Monica.
Image Just Dandy from House Mouse Designs
Cardstock Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi and the embossing folder is from Stampin’up
Ribbon crushed curry from Stampin[‘up
Buttons from the $$ store.
Coloured with prisma colour pencils and odourless mineral spirits diamond stickles was added to the seeds.
Check our the challenge at House Mouse and friends, there is still a couple more days until it closes. (Saturday)
Thanks for checking out my blog today and come back anytime you are always welcome.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Clear it Out is having a ‘your choice’ challenge….

The theme is up to you but your stash is to use orange, black and purple on most of your card. Use them all or use just one, it’s all up to you. so hop on over and check  out the Clear it Out Challenge Blog for all the details and to get some inspiration from the design team members.
I had a chance to use a Halloween image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, it is just adorable, Everything on my card  with the exception of the image is from my stash. I used my prisma colour pencils to colour the image and blended it with odourless mineral spirits. The flower was from a prize package I got a year ago. The button from my button jar. I covered the ghost with stickles to make him sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to add your project to the Clear it Out blog and you might win digis from our sponsor for this challenge Bugaboo Stamps