Monday, August 18, 2014

It's No Coloring for HMFMC176, and Sue Wilson 2014 Christmas Dies Launch

Happy Monday.  Have you entered our current challenge HMFMC176,  over at; House-Mouse & Friends?  If not, there's still time (ends Aug 23rd), so enter for your chance to win some crazy fabulous prizes!! The theme was chosen by me; NO COLORING, with an option of creating on a Thinking Of you or Get-Well card. Of course you must also be using HMD's House-Mouse, Gruffies and, or Happy Hoppers stamps.   :)

Our Mousey Design Team is dedicating our creations to our lovely Teamies, Sue Drees, and Sue Kment, who are both going through a difficult time in life and so we wanted to let them know that we are thinking of them and their loved ones.  :) "YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS" is my 2nd card for this theme. I followed the same idea of using multiple images, like with my last card, (found HERE), but changed the elements for a slightly different look and style. What do you think?


 

CARD RECIPE:
Main Background was created by stamping lots of little mice, cheese and foot-prints on various shades of gray and white, then punched out multiple times with a diamond punch. These diamonds were then adhered onto white CS side by side. The piece was then cut to even out sides and strips of black CS were layered across all the diamonds to create this trellis look. Its then mounted on black CS and placed over a piece of frilled paper cut out with special frill scissors for the look. The finishing touches added are the glitter around borders and pearls placed on all areas where diamonds meet.  The lovely flower is actually made with Sue Wilson's multiple Daisy Dies (see below). Some petals are open and others had the edges trimmed (for creating a slightly different and fuller flower look) and then topped with a pearl.

Stamps: Stampa Rosa, Stampabilities, Stampendous! all by  House-Mouse Designs®, the sentiment is by Inkadinkado (reminds me of a chalkboard look).
Inks:  CTMH - Close To My Heart Black
Papers;  Heavy Textured Black CS, Glossy Black CS,  Heavy White CS
Accessories: Accessories: Creative Expressions, Finishing Touches Delicate Daisies Complete Petals and Open Petals by Sue Wilson, Diamond Punch, MS Glitter, Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Diamond Punch, Frill Paper Scissors, White Wide Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls,

Stop by HMFMC to check out the amazing themed creations by my Teamies, HERE.
Help spread the FUN!! Post our HMFMC Button and link it back to us!

SPONSORS
We are proudly welcoming back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

AND proudly welcoming back 


AND, this yummy CANDY of House-Mouse stamps and 150+ (silver, gold and copper charms in various themes), to a third LUCKY Player, from yours truly. 
To WIN my Candy... You must enter a project into this Challenge, Become A Follower (if you are not already), and post a picture of my Candy to your Blogs with a LINK back here.


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To find Sue's lovely Products and fab Video Tutorials, visit Creative Expressions HERE;    http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/diesbysuewilson/
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
Loads to share today, heh??  Long Post. Hope you stayed 'til the end! :)
Thank you for stopping by. I cant wait to see your fab "No Coloring" takes and good luck! 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrate Card, using Creative Expressions French Collection Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello friends and welcome back!  
 Today Im sharing a "Celebrate" Card that I created in warm grays and white colors. I used the fab Creative Expressions, French Collection, Provence Dies by Sue Wilson.

So lovin' these quality dies for their intricate cuts...  
 
same card, different angle, different lighting ...

"CELEBRATE" CARD RECIPE 
These fabulous SW dies layer up so beautifully. I cut the Provence Craft Die into two panels and separated it for expanding the dies edges. The layers are on dimensional tape. The Metal Accent Flower was originally black, but I changed its color with a silver liquid metal marker to match the DP's grays. Sickles and Glitter outline main panel and outer panel. Also added rhinestones to the Ribbon and panels and stickles glitter to edges for the finishing touches.


Stamps: TPC Studio, Whimsy Greetings "Celebrate" Clear Stamps
Paper: White Heavy CS, Warm Gray DP - Best Occasions - Mixed Media Pack
Paper Size: 5  x 7
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
Accessories:  Creative Expressions  French Collection, Provence Craft Dies designed by the lovely Sue Wilson, Cuttlebug EF, SU Oval Punches, CM Corner Punch, Stickles, MS Glitter, Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon, Girlfriends-Metal Accent Flower
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
These gorgeous dies coordinate so beautifully with one another. Give them a try!  

Stop by to see Sue's fabulous Products and Video Tutorials at Creative Expressions HERE;   
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php

Creative Expressions August 2014 Blog Hop

Speaking of Creative Expressions, they are currently having a BLOG HOP party at Creative Expressions News Blog! Check it out HERE and be sure to play for your chance to WIN some lovely prizes that include New Christmas Stamps.  The blog goes from 15th August at 06.00am and ends 19th August at 5pm.

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The NEW CHRISTMAS Craft Dies Launch starts this coming week on Sue's Blog. Be sure to stop by to see these gorgeous sets HERE.
http://www.particraft.blogspot.co.uk/
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And lastly, I'd also like to enter this card into the following Friday challenges:

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    1.  SplitCoastStampers - Inspirational Challenge - Denim Tones Color Palette above
    2. Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
    3. Craft for the Craic  - August - Craft Item You Have Never Used Before (I finally used this gray satin ribbon that had been sitting in my stash for years)
    4. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
    5. Stamplorations Challenge Blog -  Stamps and Die Cuts
    6. Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything Goes
    7. Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing - Wet or Dry
    8. Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
    9. Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
    10. 7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes
    Thank you for visiting. I love hearing from you!
    Happy Creating! :)
    America

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    NO COLORING of IMAGES on a Thinking of You, or, Get Well Card for Challenge #HMFMC176

    Welcome back Friends.  I'm still in a Black and White kick.  Actually creating this card for this upcoming House-Mouse challenge (that I'm hosting today), is what started it all... :) Today's theme is in honor of our sweet Mousey Teamies Sue Drees and Sue Kment who are both dealing with LIFE and going through a difficult time at the moment. We wanted to show them both how much we care by creating projects for them and their loved ones.

    Here is my take in black and white for the new theme...
     
    Card Recipe
    I stamped all of these tiny thinking mice (all in different adorable poses and looks),  then punched them out with a Hexagon Punch and layered them onto black textured CS for contrast. These are popped up with foam tape and placed over an embossed background panel lined with ribbon.
    Stamps: Stampa Rosa, Stampabilities, Stampendous! all by  House-Mouse Designs®, the sentiment is by Inkadinkado (reminds me of a chalkboard look).
    Inks:  CTMH - Close To My Heart Black
    Papers;  Heavy Textured Black CS and Heavy White CS
    Accessories: Creative Memories Hexagon Punch, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Michael's adhesive Silver Pearls
    Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

    Help spread the FUN!! Post our HMFMC Button and link it back to us!
    Should be easy to do this challenge. It does not need to be all black and white.  You can have color/colors everywhere on your project, or no colors at all. Whatever colorful or non-colorful thing you'd like to do is great, just be sure you DO NOT COLOUR in, or, on, your image. DO this on a "Thinking of You", or "Get-well" themed card.  :)  

    Check out the Team's amazing samples at HMFMC to see their creative takes on this and their  various ideas to help you get started.  If you get stuck,  remember that ALL of our HMFMC challenges also have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So be sure to PLAY ALONG and use HMD House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies stamps, CD collections or decoupage.

         
    SPONSORS

    We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
    http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

    AND
    I am also offering up this yummy CANDY of House-Mouse stamps and 150+ charms to a third LUCKY Player...
    SUPER fab Prizes heh?  Be sure to create a project and enter for your chance to win! 

    To WIN my Candy...
    You must enter a project into this Challenge, Become A Follower (if you are not already), and post a picture of my Candy to your Blogs with a LINK back here. :)
      
     To help inspire you, check out the amazing Designers samples at HMFMC. 

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    Look for this HMD by Me sidebar button and follow steps to upload your new projects.  
    Show off your own HM&F Creations   
    Here's hoping you are finding time to Play.  I cant wait to see your fabulous TAKES on my NO COLORING THEME at HMFMC.


    I'd like to enter this card into the following fab challenges:

    Thanks so much for looking. I so love hearing from you and visiting you too!
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    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    A Congrats CARD in Black and White & using fabulous Sue Wilson Craft Dies

    CONGRATS Card Recipe 
    Stamps: TPC Studio, Whimsy Greetings "Congrats" Clear Stamps
    Paper: Black Textured CS, White Heavy CS Black Glossy CS,
    Paper Size: 5 & 1/2 x 5 & 1/2
    Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
    Accessories: Creative Expressions,Sue Wilson Craft Dies - Austrian Collection - Innsbruck, Finishing Touches Faux Quilled Leaves, Delicate Daisies Complete Petals and Open Petals, SU Oval Punches, Diamond Punch, MS Glitter, Pearls, Satin Ribbon
    Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging Layering
    Entire card was made using a combo of  Creative Expressions Craft Dies designed by the lovely Sue Wilson. Want to see more of Sue's amazing collection of dies and fabulous Video Tutorials?  Visit her at Creative Expressions found HERE;   
    http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
    I had so much fun playing with layering these gorgeous Dies;  Austrian Collection - Innsbruck frame, Finishing Touches Faux Quilled Leaves, Finishing Touches Delicate Daisies Complete Petals, Finishing Touches Delicate Daisies Open Petals.

    I wanted DP to show through this gorgeous open frame die, so created the background with various punched out diamonds using a diamond punch and various DPs.  I then adhered the punched diamonds together to create the background panel that was then sponged and adhered to a base panel surrounded by the white satin ribbon.

    Ahh, just think of the endless possibilities with these amazing dies that coordinate so beautifully with one another....

    I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges;
    1.  My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
    2. A Gem of a Challenge - Embossing
    3. Allsorts - All Sentimental
    4. Crafting At the Weekend -Anything Goes (always)
    5. Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
    6. Crazy 4 Challenges - 3D!!
    7. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes
    8. Time 4 Scrap -  Anything Goes
    9. Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking -  Anything Goes
    10.  Splitcoaststampers.com Lydia's Dare to Get Dirty Challenge,
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    Thank you for visiting. I love hearing from you and visiting your blogs too. Hope you'll give these Creative Expressions Craft Dies (Designed by the amazing Sue Wilson), a try. 
    Happy Creating! :)
    America