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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Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year, New Creative Expressions die releases by Sue Wilson...

Happy New Year sweet Crafters! It is my sincerest of hopes that your Christmas Holidays were wonderful alongside your loved ones and that 2015 will bring you many blessings, much joy and good health as you set out to pursue your new resolutions and dreams! :)

It's been a super busy and interesting few weeks, but I finally found some time to play with some of Sue Wilson's NEW craft cutting dies and my, oh my, Im so in love with these new collections!!!  In effort to show you how beautifully these intricate dies can cut, emboss and coordinate together, here is a Girly Birthday card with loads of lovely cuts from 5 different sets. Thinking you will love her new collections too! :)
Birthday Blessings CARD RECIPE
This fun card brings loads of sparkle, so will try to get a better photo to show you...
Stamps; Clear Rubber Stamp Sentiment (lost packaging so brand unknown), sorry.
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
Paper; Corrugated Creamy White, Shimmery Textured Black CS, Glittered Pink CS by AC
Accessories; Creative Expressions dies by Sue Wilson;  Scandinavian Corner Border and Tag (used on sentiment panel),  Scandinavian Collection Copenhagen mini oval (houses the Bday sentiment), Gemini Dies-Phoenix Border die (holds the antique rhinestone flower perfectly), New York Collection Herald Square Die (for pink polkadot panel behind the black square), New York Collection- Union Square die (for black square panel), Antique Floral Rhinestone Brad, Satin Ribbon, mini-adhesive clear Rhinestones, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Glue, Glitter.

For more on these amazing Dies, and loads of other Qaulity Crafting Products, go visit the Creative Expressions site found HERE;
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php

To see all of these dies, visit Sue's fabulous Blog. Her tutorial videos are amazing and youre sure to be inspired by her amazing creativity! HERE:
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. I hope to have inspired you and wish you loads of HAPPY Creative moments throughout 2015!  Don't forget to stop by the adorable HMFMC Blog this week for fun, prizes, surprises and the very first House-Mouse challenge of 2015! 
America

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Golden NOEL, New Release Dies by Sue Wilson

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends :)
It's been a while since my last post and sure do miss having some crafty time. After the rush of the lovely Holidays you will be seeing a lot more of me as I am one of the lucky recipients of Sue Wilson's brand new GORGEOUS Die Release Collection.  Isn't that wonderful? Im so excited and just cant wait to start showing off my takes.  Here's my first with a Golden Noel;
 
This card was made using the Creative Expressions Festive Collections Framed NOEL die, the fabulous New York Collection - Madison Square large die and the Eternal Ring Striplet die by Sue Wilson. There are two Striplets on the sides, then double layered Gold Ribbon, a Spellbinders Square, then the Framed Noels multi-layerd and mounted with foam for dimension. Sparkly diamond stickles borders the Noel word and loads of Gold Glitter and Gold Bling finish off the card.

Sue Wilson's entire new die release is out of this world in details and intricate beauty.  What's even better is that all of her gorgeous dies coordinate quite beautifully.  Do yourself a favor and go check out the entire sets at Creative Expressions, then simply click on the section "Dies by Sue Wilson", or click HERE.
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
Products USED: Creative Expressions Festive Collections Framed NOEL die, the fabulous New York Collection - Madison Square large die and the Eternal Ring Striplet die by Sue Wilson, Spellbinder Square Dies, Gold Bling, Gold Ribbons, Gold Stickles, Diamond Stickles and Gold Glitter
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To see Sue's fabulous work using her amazing collections, check out her BLOG HERE:


Here's a few places on where to find Sue Wilson's Products...

In the UK, Sue Wilson's Products can be found here;

In the USA, Sue Wilson's Products can also be found at places like these;
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HOPE YOU WILL GIVE THESE A TRY. You will LOVE them too!!!

Don't forget to play and enter into our current House-Mouse Challenge at HMFMC.
 Help spread the FUN!! Post our HMFMC Button and link it back to us!
It is our FINAL Challenge of 2014 and it's a very special one too! We have loads of amazing prizes and surprises - as well as a DT call. That's right, we are looking to add YOU to our sweet Mousey Family.  So, hurry, stop by for all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope to have inspired you and want to wish you
beautiful Memories, Family, Love, Peace and many blessings this Christmas!
America

I'd also like to also enter this card into the following fun challenges;

Craft-Dee BowZ -Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow  
Imagination Crafts - Always Anything Goes  
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas 
 Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes 
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas
Monday Mood Board - Christmas Inspired by the GOLD
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Christmas or Winter