Monday, February 23, 2015

Midway at House Mouse and Friends-Challenge #188 "Friends"!!

Good Monday morning dear bloggers!!

Hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!

Today marks the midway point of our current challenge at House Mouse and Friends "Friends" challenge hosted by our very talented Sue Kment!!  So let's see anything "Friendship" related or as always you have the option of "Anything Goes"!!  We can't wait to see what you create for us!!!!!

We have three fabulous sponsors...House Mouse Designs who is generously offering a $20 gift voucher for HMD to one lucky winner...Simon Says Stamp who is generously offering a "Random Assortment of Premium Dye Ink Pads" to another lucky winner...and Di's Digis who is generously offering a $12 voucher to yet another lucky winner!!!  Three chances to win...WOW!!

I decided to go with a simple style card base and dug out this super sweet image that I have been nervous about colouring (so much detail in the background) but thought "Here goes...have to do it sometime"...lol!!!  And I started out with the intention of tackling another scary thought...CAS...but when it came right down to it my LOVE of embellies simply took over!!!!

Here is what I came up with:
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I used two different DP papers from Maja Design "Winter Frost Basics" 6X6 pad...
 I have had this image forever...simply love it...
"Artic Freeze" Muzzy and Friends HMOR1093...
 and just had to add one of my beloved stick pins...lol...
decorated with a crystal and beads that I cut from a string of beads, ribbon and snowflake charm...
 sentiment is computer generated and snowflakes are the cut outs from a Martha Stewart border punch...decorated with rhinestones and pearls...
I added a touch of Frantage...
 inside...
 also computer generated and decorated as the "Friends.." tag
 
So that completes my midway project for our current House Mouse and Friends challenge!!  Now it's your turn...we look forward to seeing your Mousey creations!!!
 
Materials are all listed above!!
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!
 
Mousey hugs,
 





Friday, February 20, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #133-"Tic Tac Toe"!!!

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!!

I am SUPER EXCITED today as it is my turn to host our newest challenge at Fussy and Fancy!!!  I chose to challenge you all with a "Tic Tac Toe" card as our sponsor for this challenge is the most wonderful Sandy of Live and Love Crafts!!!!  So you have many choices for creating...you can use one line, two or go crazy and dazzle us with a full house!!  I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations that you come up with for the Fussy and Fancy Girls!!!

Okay so I have had the template for this...oh...for probably two years or so and thought this would be the perfect time to get working on it as I get to go crazy with my stash!!!

This typewriter template is from Sandra's Scrapshop and I just HAD to take many pics to get all the details in...LOL!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
this template comes complete with the keys and keyboard...
 angled view to see the return bar, sides, roll and spacebar...
I added lace with rhinestones anywhere that I could...lol...
 return bar...
as you can see I used the always fabulous Maja Designs paper...
 and this little sweetie is "Loves Me, Loves Me Not Tilda" (with her accompanying text) from the newest Love Duo 2015 collection...
I just had to add Frantage and Glamour Dust...
 the  keys, keyboard, nameplate and space bar...
decorated with flowers, die cut corners, pearls, butterfly dies and ribbon...
 closer view of the keys cause I thought this was just so cool looking...
 Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely tag die decorated with stick pin, ribbon, beads, tiny heart with pearl...
I crossed out the "You!" and put "me!!" cause...well...this is for me!!!!...
I used Memory Box Macarena Corner for the mauve sprigs...
 the mauve paper behind the text paper was embossed using a heart patterned embossing folder by Darice...
 closer view of the embossed paper, lace, dies and ribbon with flowers on it...
 close up of charm and decorations...
 butterfly made using Joy!crafts 6002/0027, pearls and embroidery floss with beads...
 
Well that is my typewriter...a Valentine of sorts for myself...lol... and my "full house" Tic Tac Toe card!!!  Now it's your turn...hop on over to Fussy and Fancy and check out the gorgeous projects that my teamies have created!!  We can't wait for you to join us!!!
 
Materials Used:
Stamp-listed above is from Magnolia-licious 
Dies-Spellbinders Large Oval, Joy Crafts Butterfly, Memory Box Macarena Corner, Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely tag and Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Live and Love Crafts supplies-rhinestone lace, pearls, charm, Maja paper and Frantage
Stick pin-The Ribbon Girl
All other supplies are from my stash
 
Challenges that I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #68 Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts-Challenge #32 Hearts
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #112 Lace and Pearls
Indonesia Magnolia Lovers-Challenge #13 Valentine
Magnolia Down Under-Challenge #253 Valentine with a twist-not red
Magnolia-licious-Hearts and Flowers
Marvelous Magnolia-Challenge #86 Die Crazy
Tildas Town-Challenge #142 Anything Goes, optional bling
Totally Tilda-Challenge #114 Brights or Pastels
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, February 16, 2015

House Mouse & Friends-Challenge #188 "Friends"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

Please visit yesterday's Simply Magnolia "Midway Reminder"  post HERE!!!

Before I get on with my post I have to tell you why I have not been around to visit and comment on your wonderful blogs...I just came back from vacation yesterday and I DID NOT take my lap top...no work for a whole week!!!  My husband, myself and two of our good friends spent a wonderful relaxing week in Turks and Caicos!!!  I will be playing catch up on blog visits all this week...lol!!!

Okay so on to why I'm here today...we begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse & Friends!!!  Our new challenge is being hosted by our TALENTED Sue Kment...Sue has chosen "Friends" as her theme!!  As always we also have the "Anything Goes" option!

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Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made an easel/shadowbox card using Spellbinders Grande Circles and Grande Scalloped Circles...
DP is Maja "Coffee in the Arbor" 6 x 6 paper pad...

coloured with my copics...




 this darling image is "Hot Cocoa" HMTR1009...


 side view...
 I decorated the inner circle with lace/rhinestone...
the stick pin is decorated with chiffon ribbon, beads and tea cup charm...
 computer generated sentiment decorated with Frantage cut out using Whimsy die cut...
 computer generated once again and cut out using Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles...
 
Well that is my "Friends" card...just waiting to give to someone special!! 
 
Won't you join us know over at House Mouse & Friends...check out the projects that my TALENTED teamies have created for you and for some fun and great prizes...we are looking forward to seeing your creations!!!
 
Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #67 Anything Goes
Gruffies and Guests-Challenge #14 "Love is all Around or Option Anything Goes
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!!
 
Mousey Hugs,



 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Love is all Around" with "Coconuts Tilda"!!!

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!!!

Team Glamour is up this week with our Midway Reminder for Simply Magnolia's "Love is all Around" challenge!!  Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Ribbons!!

So I finally got to ink up one of the Maggies from the newest Magnolia collection!!!

Here is my darling Granddaughter Mia's Valentine's card...
please click on the first image for a close view/slideshow...
I made a step card using Crealies "Create a Card" #4...
 and here is the darling "Coconuts Tilda" from the Lovely Duo 2015 collection...
coloured with distress inks...
 DP is Wild Rose Studio...
"Happy Valentine's Day" is Hero Arts...
 decorated stick pin...
 love paper clip...
 
So that is my Darling Miss Mia's Valentine's card!!
 
Time for you to check out my so very talented teamies creations over at Simply Magnolia...we can't wait to see your beautiful creations!!!
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!
 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Midway Reminder at House Mouse & Friends-Challenge #187 "Love is in the Air" - "Baby's First Valentine's"!!

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

We are half way through our "Love is in the Air" challenge at House Mouse & Friends...hosted by our most FABULOUS Sue Drees!!  We have two most wonderful sponsors for this challenge Stampendous and Hobby House...also our very own super generous America is offering "Bon-Bon Bunny" to one lucky winner !!

I continued with my Grandsons' card...this one is for our new Baby Max!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
paper is LOTV...
 this sweet image is called "Baby Blocks" HMIR1008...
coloured with my copics...
 computer generated...
 also done on my computer...
button is Frantaged...
 I just had to add these two little sweet hearts for the inside...
 this is "Monika with Blankey" HMF1017...
 and this little darling is "Sleepy Baby" HMER1019...
 our sentiment to Max is also computer generated...
 
So that completes the Valentine's "Love is in the Air" cards for my two darling Grandsons!!  Please hop on over to House Mouse & Friends and check out my teamies amazing makes and join us for a chance to win one of three FABULOUS prizes...we can't wait to see what you have to inspire us with!!!!
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!
 
Mousey Hugs,

 



Monday, February 2, 2015

House Mouse and Friends-Challenge #187 "Love is in the Air"!!!

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!!

Well it's a snowy Monday morning here for us...it's been snowing since yesterday afternoon...UGH!!!!

For my Simply Magnolia post of yesterday please go HERE!!

Today we begin a new challenge at House Mouse & Friends...our TALENTED hostess Sue Drees has chosen "Love is in the Air" as her theme...just in time for Valentine's Day!!  As always we also have the option of "Anything Goes"...we'd LOVE to see what you create for us!!!!




   

 
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So I started working on the Valentine's cards for my Grandkiddies!!  As I always start with the girls this time I chose to go with the boys first!
 
Here is Quinn's card...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I went with a heart shaped easel card...
using Go Kreate #260019 Half XXL Frames-Heart #1 for the main card...
and Go Kreate #120019-Concentrics Heart #1... 
 this sweet little chocolate lovin' bunny is called "Bon Bon Bunny" HHP06...
I used my copics 
 "warm hugs" is by Stampingbella ...
"Quinn" is computer generated...
"Happy Valentine's Day" is by Hero Arts...
the personalized sentiment is computer generated...
 
One "love" card down...three to go!!   
 
Please join us over at House Mouse & Friends...you really should see the inspiration that my teamies have created and then it's over to you!!!! 
 
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!