Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Honey, Masculine Card, HMFMC186 Challenge Reminder

Hello again Crafty Friends.  Welcome back to my Blog!
I have another Masculine card to share that I've created for the Current Challenge # HMFMC186, over at HMFMC.  For all the details, check us out at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog found HERE. The theme was chosen by our talented Mousey Teamie, Pauline; "Make it Masculine".  Hope you'll join the fun as there is loads of inspiration from the amazing DT and fabulous Sponsored prizes! 

Here is my take;
I've used an HMD Gruffies stamp called "Bit of Honey" and combined it with a Fiskars "My Honey" sentiment stamp. Aren't these fun together for playing on words?  Might be good for a Birthday or even a Valentine's Day card, dont you think so? And who says that Masculine/Male/Boy/Guy themed cards can't have glitter too? (can you spy the glitter?)

*My Honey* CARD RECIPE:
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, Gruffies "Bit of Honey" , #KR1049", featuring Pebble. Fiskars Sentiment from "Beary Fun Ours" Simple Stick Stamp Set.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS, Glitter-Gel Markers, Studio G Inks in greens and blues (for sponging).
Papers:  Making Memories Kids Collection - Ethan - DP, and White CS
Accessories:  Creative Expressions, Eternal Ring Striplet Die  and French Colection - Provence Die by Sue Wilson, MS textured Glitter, Ribbon
 Techniques:  Sponging, Layering, Paper Tole

We are very proudly welcoming back these wonderful sponsors;
The one and only, the Official, House-Mouse Designs 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
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Teamie Pauline, is generously offering this yummy Candy to a Lucky Player.
Be sure to enter by January 31st to WIN! 

HOPE YOU CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!! 

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For more info on the gorgeous Creative Expressions Cutting Dies, be sure to check out Sue's Fabulous Products, please go check out the Creative Expressions site HERE
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
For more inspiration, visit Sue Wilson's amazing Blog HERE
These high quality dies can be found at these awesome shops:
In Europe
In the USA and CANADA
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Cards Und More  - Animals
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks- Anything Goes
Kraftyhands - Winter Blues  
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-All About The Boys 
 Mod Squad Challenge -  Animals
Moo-Mania and More  - Masculine
  Ruby's Rainbow - Masculine Birthday
Sentimental Sundays- Anything Goes
 Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes 
Stampin' Royalty - Love/Valentines
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog- Cute and Cuddly 
Suzy Bee's- Add layers  
Scrapbooker PHD Masculine Birthday + die-cut
 The Corrosive Challenge Winter Blues
The Male Room - Shades of Blue
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to have inspired you to create! :)
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Anything For You card, New Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Studio G Sentiment
Paper: Making Memories (Pinks) CS, White CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: Black Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Creative Expressions New York Background Frame, Austrian Collection Oval, Scandanavian Collection OSLO, Carmellia Open and Complete Petals craft dies by Sue Wilson, Wired Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones, Diamond Stickles, Glitter.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging

Inspired by this Photo at SCS for Today's "Free For All" Challenge;
Loved the Pink and White colors, hearts and textures.

For more info and to see all of Sue's Fabulous Products, go check out the Creative Expressions site HERE
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
For more inspiration, visit Sue Wilson's amazing Blog HERE
To GET these high quality dies, check out these awesome shops:
In Europe

In the USA and Canada
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I'd like to also enter my Card into the following fun Challenges;
  1. SplitCoastStampers.com - Free For All Challenge F4A257 
  2. SCS -Ways to Use It Challenge #WT515 - using Ovals
  3. Cut it Up - Embossing
  4. Docerela Creations- Use pink, red + add embellishments
  5. Frosted Designs  -  Something new- (CE New Dies)
  6. Wags 'n Whiskers - Hearts
  7. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hearts and ribbon
  8. Simply Create Too - Happy Mother's Day , (or for a female)
  9. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
  10. Crazy Challenge - Embossing  
  11. The Pink Elephant  - Love 
  12. Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing  
  13. Papertake Weekly - Use 3 or more different shapes  
  14. Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
  15. Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart 
  16. Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
  17. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes   
Thanks for Stopping by today. I hope to have inspired you!  Happy Creating!
America

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wishing You The Best Birthday, Masculine HMFMC186

Hello Peeps. I have a fun Gruffies Birthday card that I created for this week's House-Mouse & Friends MC Masculine themed challenge, found HERE.  
 
I layered and colored the tower of Presents here to look more like a cake instead. :)

Best Birthday Masculine Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, Gruffies "Tower of Presents" , #PR1017", featuring Patch, Birthday Sentiment from Studio G
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS, Studio (for sponging blues)
Papers:  DP, and White CS
Accessories:  Creative Expressions, New York Collection, Union Square and Herald Square dies by Sue Wilson, CE Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, Spellbinders Square Dies, MS Glitter, Star Punch, mini clear rhinestones, Red Twine Techniques:  Sponging, Layering, Dry Embossing

Hope you can join in and play along to win some fabulous prizes. We are very proudly welcoming back these wonderful sponsors;
The one and only, the Official, House-Mouse Designs 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
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Also Proudly welcoming back the great, STAMPENDOUS! i
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Teamie Pauline, is generously also offering this yummy Candy to 1 Lucky Player.
WOWEE!! That's 3 Chances for you to WIN! Be sure to enter by January 31st!  


TO GET Sue Wilson's Products....
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
Sue Wilson's craft dies are amazingly intricate and beautiful, all coordinating perfectly. Do yourself a favor and go check out her products at; Creative Expressions. For more inspiration, check out Sue's Blog HERE  as she has loads of fabulous tutorials for you!
 
In the UK, Sue Wilson's Products can be found at;

In the USA, Sue Wilson's Products can also be found at Shops like these;
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following Challenge:
Loves Rubber Stamps  #135 things starting with "B" (bear, bling)
TFL and Happy Creating!
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thank You Card Set/ Creative Expressions Dies

I have this fabulous Card set of Four Thank You Cards that I wanted to share today. These are very similar, but still, quite different. Take a look at the various cuts. They are made with four new gorgeous Creative Expressions Craft die sets by Sue Wilson. Which card is your favorite, and why? I had a hard time choosing as all of these quality dies are so awesome!

MADISON SQUARE DIE SET

TIMES SQUARE DIE SET

HERALD SQUARE DIE SET

 UNION SQUARE DIE SET

 My Card Set was totally inspired by the colors and textures of this beautiful Wedding CAKE photo found on PINTEREST
 Swooning Over These Amazing Wedding Cakes - MODwedding Cake: Cotton & Crumbs

These incredible Square Sets can be found at Creative Expressions Crafts Dies all Designed by Sue Wilson.  Check out the CE site HERE, and Sue's Blog HERE for loads of product details and more inspiration.

Other places that carry Sue Wilson's amazing Products are;
In the UK, Sue Wilson's Products can be found at;

In the USA, Sue Wilson's Products can also be found at Shops like these;

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired your creativity!

HERE IS MY THANK YOU  CARD SET  RECIPE
Stamps: Anna Griffin Thank You Sentiment Stamp
Paper: Prima- Engraver Collection DP, Heavy White & Black CS
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
Accessories: Silver Buttons, Black Textured Ribbon, the above Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, CE, Sue Wilson Knottted Trellis Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good Luck on your Move!, HMFMC185, Anything Goes, Optional Sketch

Hello Crafters. I also have a Midway Reminder card for HMFMC's current challenge. My card was created for a very special person moving away....  sigh.... so sad.... :(
It's my take on 2015's first Challenge at House-Mouse & Friends MC!
 http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/new-year-new-challenge-hmfmc185-themed.html
Our Teamie, Natascha, is hosting and has chosen the theme: "Anything Goes",  with this optional sketch to try.  I followed it, but left out the sentiment panel, adding flowers instead.
 
Hope you will be able to join us at HMFMC, (the Challenge found HERE), as there are a couple of fabulous prizes up for grabs, like this awesome LOT of brand New Stampabilities House-Mouse Designs Stamps from the Mousey Team....

My "Good Luck Moving" Card Recipe
The textures and colors of burlap and this tying rope totally remind me of moving....
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, Happy Hoppers, "Hoppy Birthday" , #HMOR1116", featuring Bumble and Hop-It, from year 2006.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS
Papers:  Black and White CS
Accessories:  Creative Expressions, New York Collection, Times Square and Herald Square dies by Sue Wilson, CE Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Stickles, Martha Stewart Glitter, Burlap Wired Ribbon, Burlap Flowers, Prima Flowers
Techniques:  Sponging, Layering, Dry Embossing

http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
Sue Wilson's craft dies are amazingly intricate and beautiful, all coordinating perfectly. Do yourself a favor and go check out her products at; Creative Expressions. For more inspiration, check out Sue's Blog HERE  as she has loads of fabulous tutorials for you!
I hope you will give these lovely products a try and that you will join me at HMFMC! 

TFL & Happy Creating!
America

Friday, January 9, 2015

Get Well Soon, Creative Expressions, Scandinavian Collection


This mini-Get-Well card was created with Sue Wilson's Scandanavian Copenhagen Dies. Love how they can be layered and combined so beautifully. The edges were gently sponged and pearls were added throughout for added interest.

CARD RECIPE 
Stamps; "Get Well Soon" stamped sentiment (brand unknown)
Ink: Brilliance -Archival Pigment Coffee Bean Ink Pad - (for sponging and sentiment)
Paper; Colorbok - Victorian Parlour, Designer Paper and Glitter CS
Accessories; Creative Expressions Scandinavian Collection Copenhagen dies by Sue Wilson, Satin Ribbon, Adhesive half-pearls, Stickles Glitter.
 http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
Sue Wilson's craft dies are amazing in details and intricate beauty.  All dies coordinate beautifully.  Do yourself a favor and go check her out at; Creative Expressions. For more inspiration, check out Sue's Blog for loads of fabulous tutorials HERE.
I hope you will give these lovely Craft dies a try! 

 Help spread the FUN!! Post our HMFMC Button and link it back to us!
Oooh, don't forget to enter a fun project into the current HMFMC Challenge for your chance to win fabulous prizes, including 3 new adorable House-Mouse stamps.

I'd also like to enter my card into the following fun challenges:
SplitCoastStampers.com - Getting Better Challenge, WT513
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Swirls & Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon -Looky what I Got (with ribbon)
America

Monday, January 5, 2015

A year full of Sweet Treats, House-Mouse Challenge #HMFMC185

Happy New Year!  
 It's a NEW beginning with great surprises at HMFMC! We are starting off with a fun Sketch Challenge created by our fabulous Teamie, Natascha. The theme is Anything Goes, with this Optional Sketch and here is my take on it;

The Sketch
CARD RECIPE:
This Large embossing folder by Sue Wilson makes such deep and lovely impressions. Her new dies also cut and emboss quite beautifully.The sentiment banner was cut by hand.
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs, Stampabilities, "Muscle Mouse" , #HMJR1018", featuring Mudpie, from year 1998, and Sweet Treats Sentiment, #QR1005
Inks; Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS
Papers:  Glitter DP - Black and White CS
Accessories:  Creative Expressions New York Collection Times Square die by Sue Wilson, CE Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, Spellbinders Lacy Circle Dies, Stickles, Martha Stewart White Glitter, Adhesive Black Half-Pearl.

Help spread the FUN!! Post our HMFMC Button and link it back to us!
We have some AWESOME PRIZES, so be sure to stop by HMFMC to enter your projects that featuring any stamp, CD image or decoupage by House-Mouse Designs.

 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
and we have this fabulous TEAM CANDY going to one lucky player;
These HMD STAMPS could be all yours! But you must enter the challenge by Saturday 17th January.   In addition to those fabulous prizes, I also have this Blog-Candy for one lucky player;  A Fiskars Cling Stamp set! Aren't these way too cute?  (I can totally see them paired up with some House-Mouse Stamps too!)  Great for any occasion, especially Valentine's.  To win this candy, you must become a follower and leave me a comment. :)

I'd like to also enter my "Year Full of Sweet Treats" card into these fun challenges.
  1. Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes 
  2.   Love to Create - Anything Goes
  3.   Love to Scrap - Use something with the following letters: L, T, S, C, B 
  4. Make My Monday - New Beginnings
  5.   Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes 
  6.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Old + New (old pearls, Spellbinders dies, new papers, embossing folders and dies by Sue Wilson) 
  7. Cards Galore - Anything Goes
  8. Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
  9. The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
  10. Crafty Hazelnut's PPC - - Anything Goes
  11. Scrappy Hands - Squares
 Thanks for stopping by. 
I hope to have inspired you and cant wait to see you joining the House-Mouse fun!

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