Monday, October 31, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #229-"Christmas"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

Happy Halloween!!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...our talented Mousey Sister Lorraine...a.k.a. LOLS...is our hostess for the next two weeks!  And though it is Halloween Lorraine has chosen "Christmas" as her theme...as always you have the option of "Anything Goes"!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
when I was trying to decide on which die cut to use for my base circles just kept popping into my head...
SO...a circle base it is...
DP is Basic Grey...
I added ruffled ribbon and rhinestone/lace across the bottom...
made a nice big bow and added snowflake charm...
 this sweet little girl is "Wishful Thinking" HMJR 1030...
coloured with my copics...
add a nice big bow, diamante snowflake and sentiment strip...
 

My talented Mousey Sisters have some beautiful Christmas cards to show you so hop on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!  Now it's your turn so come on and join us for a chance to win...

SIMON SAYS STAMP
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, 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!



Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments
are SO very much appreciated!!!

Mousey Hugs,






Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #150 "Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"

Good morning and happy Wednesday dear crafty friends!!

We're definitely getting close to winter here...it's getting chilly and YIKES we've even had snow showers the last few mornings!!!

Okay enough about our depressing weather...today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...a SUPER easy one to be sure!!  It's "Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"...sponsored by the fabulous Magnolia Sweden!!!!

It's time to think forward to the Christmas Holidays and decorating...SO...I decided to get started on the Christmas table d├ęcor...starting with the table favours!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
this super easy basket die by Sizzix works into a fabulous goodies basket...perfect for the table...
DP is Recollections...
 top view...
I added the glittery ribbon around the top rim of the basket to finish it off...
lace/pearl to the handle...
 back...
lace decorates the upper edge...
 and sweet "Little Santa" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
Liquid Applique decorates hat and mitt trim...
framed by ruffled ribbon and lace/pearl ribbon...
 closer view...
glittery ribbon, berry cluster and charm to finish it off...

One down...many to go!!  My fabulous Midweek Magnolias teamies have some gorgeous creations to show you!!

All materials are listed above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Craft Your Passion Challenge-#335 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #118 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #88 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!




Monday, October 17, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #228-"Shape It Up"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!!

And how was everyone's weekend?

Today we begin a brand new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...Mousey Sister Lori Barnett is our fabulous hostess for the next two weeks!!  Lori has chosen "Shape It Up" as her theme...we'd love to see a shaped card...as always you have the option of "Anything Goes"!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360030...
DP is Maja Design "Home for the Holidays" 6x6 paper pad...
"Merry Christmas" is Quick Kutz stamped on Spellbinders Small Banners...
snowflakes were made using Crealies Flowers CL CF #18...
 this little darling is "Ho! Ho! Ho!" HMF1009...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I added Liquid Applique to the hat brim...

Now it's your turn...go on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations that my Mousey Sisters have come up with and then join us for a chance to win...


We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? :)



Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

 
In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products,  Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous! on Facebook






All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Mousey Hugs,





Saturday, October 15, 2016

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Shabby Chic"

Good Saturday morning dear blogging friends!!

I hope that you have lots of wonderful plans for your weekend!

I'm here today with our midway reminder for Simply Magnolia's October "Shabby Chic" challenge...so that means you still have until the end of October to join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Live and Love Crafts!!  

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using  one of my Go Kreate frame dies...
DP is Maja Design "Vintage Romance"...
 bow is made from cheesecloth distressed with Victorian Velvet distress ink...
I threaded it throughout the card...
flowers are Wild orchid Crafts...
 sweet Tilda is framed with white ruffle ribbon and rhinestone/lace both from Live and Love Crafts...
 "warm hugs" is Stampingbella...
butterfly die is from the Magnolia Vintage Box #1...
 this is "Wondering Tilda" from the Spring Fever 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Frantage...

And that is my "Shabby Chic" card...I know that my wonderfully talented team mates at Simply Magnolia have some gorgeous creations for you to see...so hop on over and check them out then come on over and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Craft Heaven-Challenge #15 "Mood Board"
Live and Love Crafts-Challenge #52 "Traditional Pink"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #149-"Autumn Colours"

Happy Wednesday dear blogging friends!

After a busy weekend things are calming down a bit...we have my Son & DIL's two dogs as they're away on their honeymoon!!  Add my two to the mix and it's still a little hectic here!

On to today's post...at Midweek Magnolias we are starting our brand new challenge and it's a super easy one...with all the gorgeous colours outside right now it would be hard not to get inspiration just by looking at all the fabulous fall colours...YES...our theme is "Autumn Colours"!!  As always our most wonderful sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first picture for a closer view/slideshow...
I've started with a simply square base...
DP is Bo Bunny from the "Apple Cider" collection...
I used "Mini Bricks" stencil  from The Crafter's Workshop to make the matt behind my image...used crackle texture paste...let dry and then sponged with Fired Brick, Barn Door and Rusty Hinge Ranger distress ink pads...
I stamped and masked Tilda/bench then sponged with Rusty Hinge, Marigold, Brushed Corduroy and Bundled Sage Ranger distress ink pads...
 sweet little "Resting Tilda" is from the Spring Fever 2016 collection..
the bench is from an older collection (sorry can't remember which one)...
coloured with my copics...
accented with gel pen and some liquid pearls...
 the die cuts are from the Magnolia Kit Volume 6...
butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch...

Now it's all up to you...go outside and take a look at Fall in all it's splendour then check out the gorgeous creations that my Midweek Magnolias team mates have to show you then come on over a join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #17 "All About Autumn"
Deep Oceans-Challenge #139 "Favourite Season"...mine is fall
Magnolia-licious-"Fall Colours"
Noor Design-Challenge #23 "CAS or Fully Loaded"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #45 "Autumn"
Stamping Sensations-October-Autumn Challenge

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!






Sunday, October 9, 2016

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #139 "Flowers"

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends...and a Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!!

Well it's been a busy weekend for my family...not only is it Thanksgiving but my youngest son was married yesterday!!!  We had a lovely fall day for the wedding and everything went off beautifully!!

Okay onto to today's post!  We begin our new challenge for the month at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia and the super easy theme is "Flowers"...our wonderful sponsor is The Ribbon Girl!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360030...
DP is Bo Bunny...
 I had the urge to mask some images...
Tilda is "Frenchy Tilda" and the sweet kitty cat is "Kitty Kit"...both from the Spring Fever 2016 collection...
the bale of hay with mice is "Christmas Mice" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
 flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
the burlap ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl as is the strand of pearls looping throughout the card... 
 the leaf/vine die cuts are from the Magnolia Club Kit...I think it was number five...

I didn't add a sentiment yet as I'm not sure where this card is going!!  Now I know that my oh so talented LHOSM teamies have some gorgeous work to show you so hop on over and pay them a visit then come on and join us for your chance to win a fabulous prize from our lovely sponsor The Ribbon Girl!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #17 "All About Autumn"
Deep Oceans-Challenge #139 "Favourite Season"...I love fall
Magnolia-licious-"Fall Colours"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #45 "Autumn"
The Ribbon Girl-October Challenge "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!





Monday, October 3, 2016

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-#227 "Branch Out"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

And how was everyone's weekend??  Are you ready for another FUN House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge??  We are back today with a super fun theme chosen by our fabulously talented Mousey Sister Kate Wiles..."Branch Out"...we want to see anything with a branch...now how easy is that Mousey Friends??!!  As always you have the option of "Anything Goes"!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I went with a gate fold Christmas card for this one...
decorated with branches, pine cones and feathers...
DP is Basic Grey...
 this darling image is "Bird Opening a Package" HMUR1015...
coloured with my copics...
accented with Chunky White Frantage...
 I stamped "greetings of the season" on white ribbon with Stazon...
sentiment stamp is from Stampingbella...

And that is another Christmas card done!!  Now it's time for you to scurry on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...my talented Mousey Sisters have some gorgeous cards to show you!!  Then join us for your chance to win...

SIMON SAYS STAMP
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, 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!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Mousey Hugs,




Saturday, October 1, 2016

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge-"Your Favourite Stamp"

Happy Saturday dear blogging friends!

WOW I can't believe that it's the first of October already...YIKES!  But that also means that it's time for a brand new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia AND you'll love our theme...it's "Your Favourite Stamp"!!  Although some might find...like I did...that it's really hard to pick your favourite Magnolia as there are so many to fall in love with BUT if you gave me 5 seconds to name one it would "Divine Tilda"!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the card base was cut using Go Kreate #360020...
I've made it into an easel style card...
DP is from the Maja Design "Vintage Romance" 6x6 paper pad...
 
Tilda is framed with ruffled ribbon...
paper accent ribbon is Cheery Lynn Design #B422...
 and this is my...quickly decide in 5 seconds...favourite "Divine Tilda" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
accented with Chunky White Frantage...
  added lace between the two bottom layers...
then accented with two floral arrangements...flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
 closer view...
 
I added butterflies that were cut using the same DP from the Joy Craft #6002/0322 die which I got from Noor Designs...
the butterfly frame on the bottom matt is also from this die...

I didn't add a sentiment as I haven't decided where this card will go...I just had it in my hear so wanted to get it done!! 

Now I know that my talented Marvelous Magnolia Sisters have some GORGEOUS creations to show you so won't you please pay them a visit??!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #117 "Anything Goes"
Deep Oceans Challenge #138 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design UK-Challenge #23 "CAS or Fully Loaded"
The Ribbon Girl-"September Use Any Image Challenge"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!