Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thanks Berry Much!

Hello and Happy Day! I'm back with a House-Mouse card for the current challenge at HMFMC. It's themed "Let's Eat" and hosted by my friend Sue Drees. 
This is my take on it using HMD's decoupage sheets.
Thanks Berry Much!
I had so much fun creating my own hexagon background with these colors and papers. Each Hexagon layer was cut with cutting dies by Sue Wilson the placed side by side to create the background. A few are dry embossed (with SW's Maggie die) for texture. (this is done by running your dies through your machine with just the embossing plates sandwich & not cutting. The SW Pierced Flags to hold the sentiment.

Inks: Copics (to color the white pearls blue)
Stamps: HMD Sentiment is by Stampa Rosa, (the image is from HMD Decoupage sheets, not stamp)
Paper: Bazzill Blue CS, Off-White CS, Multi-Colored File Folders (which were cut-up and used to cut my hexagon die shapes).
Accessories: Recollections Adhesive Pearls (colored in with Copic Marker to match the blueberries in image). The following Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Pacific Island Collection: Bora Bora, Fiji and Tahiti. From the Frames & Tags Collection; Maggie and Pierced Flags.
Techniques: Layering and Dry Embossing (with the dies) this is done by running through your machine iwth embossing plates sandwich and not cutting out.

What do you think?
If you'd like to join the House-Mouse FUN, head on over to the HMFMC page to ener the challenges! There are always great prizes as giveaways! :) 

Visit us out for more inspiration and extra prizes. LIKE our mousey Page and look for the "HMFMC Gathering Group" (that is found directly there  on the sidebar of the FB HMFMC page), where you can go to interact with other players and mousey team and also upload your makes for the challenges - (this is especially helpful if you don't already have a blog). Hope to see you there! :)


Check out the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)


Wondering WHERE TO BUY Sue WILSON's Dies?
In USA, you can find Sue Wilson's products at;

UK SHOP carrying Sue Wilson's Products.

Just click on these Store Logos to go directly there!
If you are a Sue Wilson FAN like me, then hurry on over to VISIT 
us on this Facebook PAGE
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

And lastly, I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN challenges;
Everybody-Art-Challenge  - Use a Die
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
PaperCraft Challenges - Bingo (mine is; Dies, Embossing & Dots)
Creates and Makes Challenge Blog-  Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Animals antics
Crafty Animals -Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations-  Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers-  Too cute

Thanks for looking and Happy Creating!
America :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Golden Sunflower Thanks!

Hello and welcome back! So glad you are here!
Today I'm sharing a simple Golden Thanks for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!!
Started out by die-cutting the card base panels (using Sue Wilson's Lattice Frames Set B) and adhered these panels to create a card base as shown
 Die-cut the Top panels and Circles 
then placed under the sunflower adhered and layered as shown (for added dimension)
The word Thanks was also die-cut from gold and white to layer.
The background panel was dry embossed with the same Impression Obsesions Sunflower die. This is done by running it through your machine with embossing plates stack only, without actually cutting.
 This next photo shows the 4 die-cut layers that were adhered with spray adheisve one over another then placed over the dry embossed panel.

Finish assembling the die-cuts as shown to complete the card.
An optional final touch is a button over the bow!
Don't you just love how these fabulous Dies can really do all the work for you?

Here are the Dies R Us products used:




For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Come check these out! Click below for:

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Creating!  :)

Monday, April 09, 2018

Be the Best Version of Yourself, House-Mouse Multiple Images Challenge & Fab Prizes

Be the Best Version of Yourself...

A fun mousey Frame with various images ...

I've had this Frame idea Ive had in myt head for a while and have been wanting to die-cut out various images  from some of my House-Mouse Notepads.  This challenge was the perfect time to do so! 

FRAME Products used:
Paper: House-Mouse Designs® Notepads (for all images), Heidi Swapp card set (for sentiment)
Accessories: Pizazz Aplenty Gold Flatback buttons, Burlap Ribbon, Making Meories Circle Dies. Creative Expression Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, and the following Cutting Dies also by Sue Wilson: Portuguese Collection Background, Frames and Tags Gillian, Australian Collection Melbourne and the Australian Collection Brisbane.

Come play aong at HMFMC - the Mid-Way Challenge Reminder can be found HERE.  Im hosting and my House-Mouse Challenge theme is Multiple Images!  Of course you have option of going with ANYTHING GOES too!
Just have FUN by entering your projects uisng any House-Mouse Designs® House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images, coloring books, card-making collection books, and, or, any decoupage by;


My "Multiple Images" Challenge is SPONSORED BY;


Take a look at these Prizes from yours truly....
First, A Lollipop Mousey Notepad and a House-Mouse Designs® - Stampendous! Cling Stamp called "Lollipop Lunch" - isn't it adorable?
(cheese is not included in any of these prizes) LOL!
Next, these 2 House-Mouse Designs® Stampendous! Cling stamps will go to a second lucky winner!
I HAVE now added a third surprise prize - for a third lucky winner!
 2 more House-Mouse Designs® Stampendous! Cling stamps!
However, this prize will only go to a lucky player that enters this challenge, follows my Blog (found HERE), likes the mousey HMFMC Facebook Page, AND ALSO uses MULTIPLE IMAGES on their submitted project... That's not much to ask for such adorable prizes, heh?  If not all rules are met for this final prize - it will be not be given away and safely kept to give away at a later challenge. So be sure to do all and make it yours! :) 
How FUN are these House-Mouse Goodies, heh?

I'd like to also enter this Frame project into the following challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals corner - Anything Goes
Crafty Créations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Use your Favorite color - (I love combos of GOLD and WHITE) 
Get Creative Challenges - No Pattern Paper
 Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simply papercrafts - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  -Use die-cuts 
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Pile It On! - Think Small 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Two Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes 

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you've been inspired to play with your House-Mouse goodies too!  Remember that the challenge is also ANYTHING GOES - so come play  and dont delay 'cuz you only have a few days left to enter! :)  Eeeek!  I can't wait to see your creative mousey entries.  Just have loads of FUN with this challenge and Good Luck!

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Fabulous NEWS, Golden Butterflies in Octagons

Hello and welcome back! I'm thrilled to be sharing my first post with the amazing Dies R Us Inspiration Blog Design Team. What an honor to be joining such a talented group of designers! Thank you for the opportunity DRU. So looking forward to this inspirational journey!

I used Black, Gold and Kraft papers for a striking contrast.

I first multi-cut all Butterflies and center panel

Next, multi-cut the layers that would hold the sentiment and Octagons for framing this.

Next are the layers that go over the cut octagon shaped base card and panel.

Finally, all cuts got adhered and assembled as shown for dimension. The mini Butterflies are randomly placed and large is off-set to show the dry embossing center. All are topped off with  golden bling for added sparkle.

Final assembled card ...
Stamps: None
Ink: Brilliance Pigment Ink Galaxy Gold
Paper; Gold (recyled party paper plates), Black CS, Kraft CS
Accessories: The following CE Cutting dies by Sue Wilson; Classic Adorned Octagons from Noble Collection, Majestic Monarch Butterfly from SW's Finishing Touches Collection, Thank You Circle from SW's Perspectives Collection, Darice - Octagons Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Lots of Layering (for dimension)
 Hope you like it! :)

DRU shares a new entry every day of the month! Check in daily to see more of the DT's fabulous inspiration samples!

Also, Come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month! One lucky -randomly drawn- winne receives a gift voucher prize to shop at the Dies R Us Store. How awesome is that?

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

click LINKS below for DRU's

I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts -- Anything Goes
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Flowers, Or, A Thank You
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Spring/Easter (butterflies remind me of Spring)
Southern Girls - Favourite Colour Combo (I LOVE Black/Kraft/Gold combos)
Try It On Tuesday  - Recycle Something (the GOLD was cut-out from party paper plates
Creative Moments -  Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner -- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
That's Crafty! Challenge - - Circles
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing from you and visitig you in return.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Multiple Images & House-Mouse Giveaways

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you had a lovely Easter alongside your loved ones.  :)
I'm here to share my House-Mouse card created for the curremt challenge at HMFMC.  

Rain, Rain, Go Away... Come Again Another Day...
My rainy day thoughts created into a card with these fun dies. :)
 Stamps: none - these mice were cut out of a single HMD paper pad image to create the multiple water drops.
Ink; Blue Dye & Metallic Gel Silver Marker, (for inking waterdrop edges)
Paper; Spring DP, HMD Mousey Paper Pad, Grays & Blues CS
Accessories: Joy Crafts Cloud Cutting Dies, Memory Box Splashing Puddles Cutting Die, Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder, mini Rhinestones.

 My theme is ANYTHING GOES/or optional theme of "Multiple Images"
Have FUN by entering your projects uisng any House-Mouse Designs® House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamps, CD collection images, coloring books, card-making collection books, and, or, any decoupage by;


Challenge is SPONSORED BY;

 I'm giving away this Lollipop Mousey Notepad and a HMD - Stampendous! Cling Stamp called "Lollipop Lunch" - isn't it adorable? (cheese not included) LOL! 

AND these 2 stamps that will go to a second lucky winner!
How fun are these? Be sure to play for chances to win!  You only have until the next FB prize posts to claim your prize - so keep visiting and dont miss out on your special prizes over the next 2 weeks.

Be sure to VIST and LIKE us! Loads of inspiration and extra prizes await those of you who play!  If you enter a project into my challenge you will have extra chances at the fab prizes. Don't miss out!


I'd like to also enter this mousey make into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Crafty Créations - anything goes 

Dream Valley Challenge  - dry embossing
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Simply papercrafts - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you and hope you'll be joining the mousey fun w/my challenge!  We can't wait to see your sweet entries!  Eeeeekkk, this is soooo exciting!
Good Luck  and Happy Creating! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

EASTER in Classic Copper & Fave Shops for Sue Wilson's Cutting Dies

Hello Crafty Friends! Are you Egg-Cited for Easter? :) I have a Metallic Copper Card to share along with some helpful LINKS to shops around the Globe that carry Sue Wilson's Products!

Love this DP by DCWV Designer paper series - It is a lovely bright metallic Copper.

I've gotten a little crafty with these fun patterned eggs that were created by die-cutting out patterns from multiple Sue Wilson craft dies then using one of her ovals to cut the eggs out of the patterns.

Here are the SW dies used; (Butterfly Frame Bg, Scattered Leaves BG, French BG, Classic Adorned Octagon, Thank You Expressions Die, Rose Oval and Pierced Flags from the Frames and Tags Dies Collection.

The Eggs are multi layered and cut from Copper Metallic DP and Textured Cream Wallpaper. (yes-you read that right, wallpaper!) I love the various textures you can find in gigantic WallPaper rolls! A little spray adhesive on back of the wallpaper will hold it beautifully onto your Cardstock!

I've layered the eggs across the Stitched Lattice Frame diecut (from Sue's Shadow Box Collection). The CTMH sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink then heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. Card was topped off with a fun SW Butterfly that is also multi-layered for dimension. Finished off with some Satin Ribbon for the bow and Recollections pearls.

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Spring
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Creative Studio - Spring and Butterflies

I leave you with 2 more cards (also created using SW Dies) - but not prreviously posted....

Lots of fun multi-cutting these Die-Cuts that were multi-layered for depth and dimension.


Lots of fun layers and textures that show off nicely with contrasting Kraft on White.

Stamps: NONE
Paper: White 110 lb Cardstock, The Paper Company - Cocoa Brown
Paper Size: 4 x 7.5
Ink: None
Accessories: CE Perspectives Thank you Circles Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder - also by Sue Wilson. Finsihed off w/mini-Rhinestones.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

Id also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pile It on - Circles or Squares

Sue Wilson has some truly fabulous die designs - (some of my faves in the crafty business!) Hope you will give these products a try! :)   

You can check out Sue Wilson's personal Blog "PartiCraft" where she posts daily makes featuring her products at: http://particraft.blogspot.com/

To see the Creative Expressions  * SUE WILSON * Collections, click HERE

FIND Sue's "Crafting My Style" Tutorials on YouTube, HERE!

WATCH Sue Wilson on Hochanda TV!
NEW One Day Specials SHOWS are scheduled as follows;
March 30th 6pm and 8pm
March 31st 9am, 1pm and 5pm
If you miss these shows, you still can watch these up to a week after they had aired! Just go to Hochanda TV and click on the "Rewind" Shows option! Don't miss these great values. Sue always has great tips to share while showcasing her beautiful Die Collections! :)
NOTE - The above Hochanda times are in UK's BST time zone.
So they are 5 hours ahead of USA's EST time zone.
If you need HELP with World Time conversions,
HERE is a helpful link to a World Clock Time converter!
For your Crafty Convenience, here are some Helpful LINKS to shops carrying Sue's products!
In USA, you can find Sue Wilson's products at;




Carrying Sue Wilson's Products. Just click on these Store Logos to go directly there!




S u n r i s e   C r a f t s

Hope the above LINKS will help you w/getting your crafty hands on some of Sue's Cutting Dies! :) 

I would love to hear where you like to shop for SW's Products too. Wont you share in the comments? We could be helping other SW FANS to get these fab Products! :)

AND LASTLY, are you a Sue Wilson FAN like ME?

Then hurry on over and come VISIT Sue's FANS Facebook PAGE here!
It is called;"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"
I leave Wishing you a lovely and Happy Easter alongside your loved ones!:)