Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ODBD 10th Anniversary Release

Hello crafters. I'm super excited to be sharing that I, along with other fabulous ALUMNI of ODBD's Breadbasket were lucky enough to get invited back by Kelly and her Team at "Our Daily Bread Designs" to help them celebrate their 10th Anniversary!  WOW!  Hurray for 10 awesome years Kelly! :)

Im super excited to share my 2 cards created using these fabulous 10th Anniversary Release products

Let go and Let GOD

This card was created using the 2nd to smallest of the Filigree Circle dies.  I cut it multiple times and layered the circles one over another in rows then framed again with cuts from the double stitched circle dies to show-off each of the beautiful papers from ODBD's Christian Faith paper collection.

Never give up on GOD!
Ive cut the largest of these circles multiple times and used the circle edges to create the background look. I ran ribbons across to cover the areas where the circles meet. 
Both cards feature quotes from ODBD's "GOD Quotes 2" Stamp Set
God Quotes 2
Both created with diecuts from the ODBD Custom Filigree Circles Die Set
 Filigree Circles
Additional Dies used include ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Die Set
 Thanks so much ODBD!! It was my honor to reunite with the wonderful Breadbasket ALUMNI and present Designers help you all celebrate such a grand milestone! :)

Monday, March 19, 2018

2 Easter CARDS & a fun Prize

Hello Peeps and welcome back to my Blog. Lots going on today, and I want to start with my make for this week's House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. It's always an Anything Goes with an optional theme.  This week it's "Ribbons and, or Bows"and here is my golden take!
Easter Wishes
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs(R), Stampendous "Happy Hoppe Bunny Basket"
Ink; Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Gold Leaf Pen
Paper: Gold Wrapping Paper, Textured Wallpaper, Cream and Violet CS
Accessories: Satin Ribbons, Easter Egg Cutting Dies, Darice Dry Embossing Folder,
Techniquies:  Dry Embossing, Layering, Paper Tole

I loved coloring the basket and eggs in gold liquid Leafing pen!  And what about that gigantic bow drowning that poor little bunny, heh? LOL!

AND Here is another Easter make that I did not get the chance to post last week, and it is also for HMFMC....
Check out the quadrupled poladot ribbons tied into one bow... And I'm in LOVE with these fabulous geometric Classic Adorned Octagon Dies from Sue's Noble Collection set!

Ink; Stampn' Up! (For sentiment)
Paper: White Cs, Ppolkadot Blue CS
Accessories: The Image is not a stamp, but rather decoupage taken from the House-Mouse Designs(R), Joanna Sheen CardMaking Collection Booklet, Multiple polkadot Ribbons, white Pearls (colored yellow with sharpies), Creative Expressions Classic Adorned Octagon Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Techniques:  Layering

Challenge is Generously Sponsored by House-Mouse Designs(R)
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate
ONE Lucky Winner is a Surprise package to the value of $40 of Embellishments, Dies etc.
 An extra prize for one lucky winner donated by Teamie Annie [hostess]
Be sure to enter a HMD project for your chance to win! 

Come check us out on FACEBOOK I am giving away random House-Mouse Designs(R) stamp prizes! Join the FUN and help us spread the House-Mouse word!
 This is the fun HMD Cling Stamp prize up for grabs this week! Isnt it CUTE??
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you playing at HMFMC, found HERE!
I will be back again today with a second happy POST ! :)
Happy crafting!  

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weddings & Valentine"s Day Cards

Hello Crafters! I have found a few of my Creative Expressions projects that I had previously created but had not posted onto my blog, so I wanted to share them with you today.  First up are a couple of Wedding Cards...
Best Wishes
Stamps: NONE
Paper: White CS, Black CS
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Milford Adornment, Perspectives Triple Best Wishes, Special Occasion Happy Couple & Australian Coll Background dies, CE Bed of Roses EF, CE Iced Snow Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels, Ribbon, Button.
Iced Snow Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels was added to the bride's dress for sparkle then another die-cut layer was added for a finished look. The couple is also backed with vellum. I've multi-layered the framing with rhinestones then topped it all off with a large bow and Silver Button. The sentiment is also part of the perspectives die. All parts were cut and multi-layered for dimension.
Hold onto Each Other
Paper: Cream CS, background paper of mini hearts is actually from a Wallpaper roll I had found a while ago. It matches up perfectly with this mini-hearts Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

Accessories: Creative Expressions  Frames & Tags Maggie, Finishing Touched Sweetheart Flowers Dies, Noble Ornate Pierced Squares & Noble Classic Adorned Squares Dies. Cuttlebug Mini-Hearts Embossing Folder

The flowers are multi-cut in different patterns and multi-layered. The card was topped off with a silk cream bow, rose brads, pearls and circle bling.

Next a couple of Valentine's Day Cards
A non-traditional Valentine
This one was created with Sue's Diagonals Collection and the Expressions Collection Love Heart Dies.  Super easy and fun to make.

Stamps: NONE
Paper: Gold Patterned DP Stack
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Diagonal dies and Love Heart Dies, and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

A Valentine Key-Chain Gift on a Card!
Burgundy CS, White CS, and Embossing Folder, heart cutting die and a key-chain make this fun card. I had this adorable Hallmark key-chain saved up for sometime now and wanted to give it to my daughter... so I popped onto a heart embossed panel for a super fast card! Probably the fastest card I have ever made!  LOL :)  This one has does not use SW products but I thought it'd be neat to show!
Accessories: Hallmark silver- I Heart You- Chain Charm/Key Chain, Cheery Lynn Designs Heartland America-Exotic Doily Hearts
Hope you like these makes and are inspired with some ideas for creating some of your own too! 

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  For more of Sue's beautiful collections, visit Creative Expressions HERE. CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
Thanks for stopping by!  I LOVE hearing from you and really appreciate you taking the time to visit and let me know your thoughts. :)  Have a great remainder of weekend my Friends!  :)

I'll be back soon with a brand NEW House-Mouse Card for HMFMC


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Congratulations Card, New Octagons with Die Release by Sue Wilson

Happy Saturday Peeps! Hope you are having a Crafty Week! I'm here to share a New Card created with one of Sue Wilson's new January 2018 Die Release.

So excited to share this WIN from from Sue Wilson's BLOG  HERE;
 PartiCraft (Prticipate In Craft). Have you been there? If not, you should for loads of ideas. Each release she generously gives away new dies to those commenting/participating with thoughts of her new designs. So generous of Sue, and how awesome for us crafters, heh? This is the Classic Adorned Octagon Die Set from Sue's Noble Collection that I won!
Lovin' the Geometrical Possibilities with these!
How lucky does a girl get, heh?  Thank you so much again Sue! :)

Congratulations CARD RECIPE 
 Created with the Newly released SW Noble Collection Classic Adorned Octagon Set and topped off with The Frames & Tags Pierced Flags and The Expressions Congratulations dies. All panels are multi-layered for dimension, including the Congratulations sentiment. Background is dry embossed with SW's Textures/Score Lines EF.  I actually wanted messy curly bow tails, but this is all I managed. I thought to leave it alone before I kept cutting into it.lol

Sue Wilson was live on Hochanda TV yesterday and again today- did you get to see her? 
Feb 23rd 3pm to 4pm - For the "City Skyline" die show (These are UK TIMES - GMT)
Feb 23rd For a One Day Special - 6pm and 8pm
Feb 24th at 9am, 1pm & 5pm
If you miss these shows, you still can watch up to a week after they aired!  Just go to Hochanda TV and click on the "Rewind" Shows!  Don't miss out as she has some great tips and tricks to share using her amazing products! :)

If you need HELP with time conversions, HERE is a link to a World Clock Time/Date converter!

Calling all Sue Wilson FANS....  to come check out my Facebook Group

  For more of Sue's beautiful collections, visit Creative Expressions HERE. CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE hearing from you. Have a great Crafty Weekend my Friends!  :)

Monday, February 19, 2018

It's a Coffee Date!

Hello and welcome to Monday Peeps! It's a President's Day Holiday here in the USA, so kids don't have School!  Yeay for this Mama!  That means less running around today! :) 

Stamps:  Stampendous!  House-Mouse Designs Cling Stamp called "Java Jumpers" featuring Monica and Muzzy.  The "Coffee Date" sentiment circle is a Hero Arts mini-stamp by Clearly Kelly.
Ink:  Copics, Ginger, Caramel and Adirondack Brown DYE Inks
Paper: Shimmer Dark Brown CS, White CS, Bazziil textured Brown CS 
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
Accessories: Spellbinders Renaissance Stacey Caron Design Cutting Dies, Half-Circle Dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Coffee themed Dry Embossing Folder, Circle Punch and Brown Satin Ribbon.

I needed a card to invite a sweet friend out for Coffee - so this was the perfect time to use this adorable mousey stamp! The Coloring took me the longest. (not my thing so I'm glad it's done) Looking back, the coffee beans should have been a slightly different color than the mice -  don't ya think? LOL :)

Come play along at HMFMC!  We are proudly sponsored by;
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site!

 Pizzazz Aplenty has a Surprise $40  pkg of Embellishments for 1 lucky winner!
Great Prizes, heh?  Thank you Sponsors for your amazing generosity! 

Be sure to play for your chance to WIN! 

Did you enter my random Facebook HM Giveaway from this past Thursday? 
If so, I am so happy that you did!  Thanks so muchAll you had to do was like our Mousey FB page and return here to comment!  Easy as pie! I loved reading your comments! Wishing we could send everyone a prize today, but there could only be 1 winner.... so without any further delays....the LUCKY WINNER of this adorable Stampendous! “Be Mine” Cling Stamp by House-Mouse Designs is;  
 D J
 DJ said this; "Awesome inspiration from all those beautiful cards. I love House Mouse images!")  A BIG CONGRATS to you DJ!  Hope you had fun! Please contact me (America), at email given on sidebar for claiming this FB prize! Thank you ALL again for joining the House-Mouse FUN and for stopping by today peeps!  I sincerely hope to have inspired you and that you will have a crafty fun day too! 

I would like to also enter this Card into the following Challenges:
Daring Cardmakers  Take A Break
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - Must COLOR images
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - For a Friend
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Way to Add a Sentiment (for me it's definitely stamping and or die-cutting the sentiment text/sayings/words)

Monday, February 12, 2018

True Love, I Love You & Just A Note...

Hello Crafters! I'm back today to share 3 fun House-Mouse cards. 

(My Mid-way challenge reminder make for the current Challenge #HMFMC259 found over at HMFMC The theme this week is *Sweets* or *Hearts* hosted by Teamie Bunny!
This was fun to make and I've centered my cuts around the heart shaped image that I cut off of a HMD memo pad!  The Heart is a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die called "Heart of Hearts"!  I then added those charming heart corners to the bottom of my heart for a finishing touch.  The Background was cut with Sue Wilson's "Ray Of Light" Background Die. The True Love sentiment is Gold Chipboard taken from a "Southern Weddings" set by Becky Higgins of Project Life. I finished off the card with a multi-looped cream satin bow!

(Also for the current Challenge over at HMFMC)
The current theme is *Sweets* or *Hearts*!

Used images Ive die-cut out from a recycled HMD Mousey card. I've centered these around the heart dies that are multi layered for added dimension and finished off with a bow.  I had leftover pink ribbon so added a couple pieces to bottom of card to balance everything.

(made some time ago but never got posted here)
This card was made with DP as background. I stamped my mousey image directly on it. I've multi stamped the image and cut out the butterflies for dimension too. The sentiment is multi-cut and layered over a dry embossed circle. The Just a Note sentiment and the Gate are from Creative Expressions Cutting dies by Sue Wilson. Gate Die is called "Arbour Gate" from the Special Occasions Collection.  The tiny butterfly dry embossing was also done with a Sue Wilson EF.
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Come play along with us at HMFMC! The theme this week is Sweets or Hearts!
 Enter your fun makes using HMD images!
 Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R) to see all House-Mouse & Friends Characters

Generously Sponsored by
*** AND ***
This adorable Gruffies UN-mounted stamp set For a lucky player donated by Mousey Teamie Christine.
Many thanks for your wonderful generosity!
Be sure to enter a card or any project featuring HMD images to win! Hope to have inspired you to come and play along with us at HMFMC HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today. I so enjoy hearing from you! Happy Crafting!  :)  Hugs,

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Vintage Birthday Card from Playing Cards

Happy Sunday Crafters! Here is a B-day card from a while ago that had not made it on to my BLOG....  With all the Golden shimmer, it actually sparkles so much more IRL...
 Vintage Birthday Card Recipe
Would you believe that those floral images were actually die-cut out of an old deck of playing cards? Yeap, I found these at a Goodwill.  

America's TIP: I often look for playing cards at Goodwill stores as you can get some super neat images to use as backgrounds!  These are usually of a heavy paper weight so they cut beautifully and work very well on any papercrafting project. :)

These lovely images screamed 'vintage cards' to me. LOL!  I've paired with creams and golds for the look. The CE/SW Lauren Die was cut and multi layered then set 3 multi layers across in tone on tone colors. I placed different playing card die-cut images under each panel. The Happy Birthday is double layered for dimension and sit on top of Pierced Flag cut.  Card is topped off with Ribbon, die-cut flower and Bling Button from Creative Expressions.  The entire card was sprayed with Gold Glitter Spray for that lovely antique/vintage shimmer. 
Stamps: None
Ink: Gold Glitter Spray
Paper: Gold Glitter CS, Cream CS
Techniques: Layering, Spraying
Accessories: Various Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Lauren Die from Frames and Tags Collection, Happy Birthday from Expressions Coll, and Camelia Open Petal dies from Finishing Touches Coll, (see pics below), CE button Dazzlers Gold Bling & Ribbon.

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  For more of Sue's beautiful collections, visit Creative Expressions HERE. CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS


Thanks for stopping by today. I so enjoy hearing from you. Happy Creating!  :)