Monday, September 29, 2014

House Mouses picking apples

We finished 2 coats of paint on the kitchen and Dale had to run out to Sherwin Williams to pick up more so I had a bit of free time to make a card.  I used a fun apple picking image from the House Mouse Triple CD set.  Paper is from My Minds Eye.  Also used white ribbon, a red button tied on with twine and Scrapbook Adhesive dots to mount the image.  

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - Photo inspiration
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 2 or more designer papers
Gruffies And Guests Challenge - Anything Goes - Option Fall
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Something old, something new
The something old is the button, something new is the House Mouse image.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some new pics of Doolin

I finished sewing new curtains for the kitchen and started painting the walls.  Looks like it's going to take 3 coats to cover over the old color completely.  UGH...   I won't have time to work on cards until it's finished, so instead of posting a card, I thought I would share some pics of our miniture poodle Doolin. The old groomer we used has left the shop, so Doolin had a new lady groom him.  She put these cute little bows on his ears, but they only lasted about 10 minutes after he got home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Fall

This cute little gal is from Great Impressions.  I colored her with Copic markers, then cut out the image and border with Nestabilities dies.  Stitched all layers with sewing machine.  Mounted image to card base with Scrapbook Adhesives dots.  Paper, ribbon and tag from my stash.  I used Sketch Saturday 327 as my inspiration but added the image above the border, the ribbon on the right side and a few glossy pebbles as accents.

Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Colors of Autumn
Crafty Girls Challenge 26 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

You make me smile

This cute turtle is a digi image from Bugaboo stamps.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I cut out the image and scalloped background with Nestabilities dies.  Paper is called Snips and Snails from Doodlebug.  Mounted image to card base with Scrapbook adhesive dots.

Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge 26 - Anything goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes for both
Pile It On Challenge 36  - Pencils - colored image with Prismacolor pencils

Monday, September 1, 2014

Have a doggone great day

I need to restock my birthday card stash and thought these darling pups from Paper Pretties would be perfect to use.  I colored the scene with Prismacolor pencils and blended the colors with a eraser.  Designer paper is from the Notable pack by My Minds Eye.  Also used Spellbinders dies and EK Success punches.

Brown Sugar 109 - Anything Goes
Sister Act 72 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 274 - Animal/Pet
Incy Wincy Designs - Cute Critters
Robyn's Fetish 227 - Use A Digi
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink 112 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Challenge 326 - Birthday
Craftin Dessert Divas Linky Party - Anything Goes
Love's Rubber Stamps - 2 or more patterned papers
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free For All - Sketch 68 turned on it's side
Catch The Bug Challenge - End of Summer - Use bling, the color teal and die cuts/punches.
Pearls for the bling, there's teal on the designer papers, and die cut image/scalloped background layer, punched flowers and corner.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Have a micey nice day!

Here's a quick card I made with a precolored image and papers from the House Mouse CD set.  Also used Nestabilities dies, pearls and Scrapbook adhesives foam squares to mount the image and the printed saying.

Stella Says Sketch 213 - Turned sketch sideways
The Crafters Cafe Challenge 77 - Square cards only

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm back....

Can't believe it's been so long since I posted on my blog.  Decided to take a few days off from the renovation work on our house to do some crafting this weekend.  This little pup is a digi image I got a few years ago from Dustin Pike.  Colored with Copics.  Stitched designer paper to card base and zig zag stitched the saying to image.  Mounted image with pop dots, then added Prima flowers and pearls.

Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion  - Use 3 patterned papers
Clear It Out - Both the stash and theme are anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty  - Christmas, Children or Critters
Crafty Girls -  Anything goes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Birthday Pop Up House Mouse Card

Birthday card for a friend made with images from the House Mouse Triple CD set from Joanna Sheen.  Also used a pop up file from the Silhouette store and cut out the pieces with my Cameo.  For the front panel I used the flower paper from the CD.  Also used the flower paper for the inside, but on the inside panel I digitally added a birthday saying label.   MS border punch was used to cut out the white fence on the bottom of the scene. 

Inky Impressions Challenge #149 - 3D Projects - Pop up inside is 3D
Pile It On Challenge #9 - Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Lots of flowers
Silhouette Challenge #11 - Create your own scene

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

House Mouse Birthday Card made from scraps

I was inspired by all the fun cards Cheryl from Cafexpressions has made with left over scraps of designer paper.  So I dug out some scraps from my bin and made a birthday card for my stash.  Also used a fun precolored birthday digi image from the House Mouse Triple CD set from Joanna Sheen.  Added a banner saying, some lace along the border and tiny pearls.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes with pearls
ABC Challenge - G is for girls
Pile It On Challenge #9 - Sweet/Soft 
Come and Get It Challenge - Flowers galore (Lots of blue flowers on the designer papers)
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Lots of flowers (Lots of blue flowers on the designer papers)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Birdie trio easel card

This sweet little birdie trio is a precolored digi image from Doodle Pantry.  The name of the set is Spring song birdies.  Cut out the easel card base and inserts with Spellbinders Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies.  Added some lace, prima flowers and a pearl in the center of the flower.  

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #73 - Bright funky colors
QKR Stampede Challenge #76 - Friends are special
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #110 -  Come fly with me birds
Pile It On Challenge #8 - Thinking of you
Come and Get It Challenge - Sweet domestic animals

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lovely lady

Trying out a new cut file I found at the Silhouette store.  I used my Silhouette Cameo, Vintage hat lady Silhouette file #42491, 65# black cardstock, 110# white cardstock, Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Small, Cuttlebug Script embossing folder, Sizzix Bigkick, pearls and a tiny flower punch - maker unknown.

Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 2 or more dies - Used 2 Spellbinder Oval dies
Little Claire Monthly Challenge #42 - Monotone theme - use only one color
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #7 - Anything goes and use flowers - flowers on hat

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New cutting files

It's snowing again and very cold so I'm staying indoors and playing in my craftroom.  Went shopping at the Silhouette webstore and found some cute designs.   This little scene with the two kids kissing is a lot of fun to work with.  Cut out the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Added lace, pearls, twine and flowers.  Used a old Quickutz paper clip die that I have had for many years.  Trimmed off the edge to make it a little smaller.  Then added a EK punched heart, pearl and hand cut leaves.

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Love notes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a heart
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #70 - Romance
Paper Pretties Challenge #296 - Valentine/Love
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - For the one I love
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party #24 - Used the color pink
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Love/Valentine
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge #163 - Something old and something new.
Old item is the paperclip die, new item is the Silhouette cut file.