Saturday, October 3, 2015


Happy World Card Making Day! I recently had a request for some anniversary cards. This is the first one. I used Memory Box Stitched Heart dies to cut out some Stampin Up! "English Garden" paper for the dress and cut two hearts for the suit. I cut into the top of the black heart and folded the paper back to make the jacket, then I layered it on top of a white heart and colored some more pearls with a Copic Marker for his buttons to complete the suit.

I added some Stampin' Up! pearls for the lady and cut some glitter tape to make a tie for the gent. The background paper is from My Minds Eye "Just Splendid" paper stack, the cardstock is from Recollections and the sentiment is from WPlus9.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Snoopy :D

Monday, September 28, 2015


Hello and welcome! We're starting a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and I've chosen to go with Fall (or Autumn) as my theme; using this adorable image from the House-Mouse Designs® CD featuring my favorite mice with my all-time favorite dessert ... pumpkin pie. 

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I printed the image onto cardstock and added extra depth and dimension with my Prismacolor Pencils. Then I inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink and layered it all up with Recollections cardstock, patterned papers, and glitter tape. 

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The sentiment comes from the Hand Lettered Thanks die from WPLUS9 (with some Wink of Stella clear glitter on top) and I combined two flowers from my stash to make the flower in the corner.

Now on to the challenge details.

We are proudly Sponsored by;
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

Also proudly welcoming back our lovely Sponsor;
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty 
(of Judy's choice and worth $15.00).

*** A NEW way to WIN a Mousey Prize***
We also have a 3rd special PRIZE from America that will go out to a fabulous player who promotes us on their FACEBOOK page. (simply leave a direct link to our Mousey Blog on YOUR Facebook page) sending people back here.  Let us know that you've done this and leave us a link to your post to be in the running for this brand NEW stamp draw. :) If you dont get a chance to create an entry, its ok, as long as you have promoted us on your own Facebook page, then you are in the running for this stamp!  Easy Peasy! :)
newly released House-Mouse Designs®
"Pumpkin Carving" #HMR43,
 manufactured in the USA by Stampendous!
(Natascha and America have both used this stamp on their samples this challenge)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 21, 2015


Hello and welcome! It's time for a midway reminder for the challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and the theme is BINGO (details below) with the option of Anything Goes. For my card, I used this adorable image from the House-Mouse Designs® CD and added even more detail with my Prismacolor pencils.

I embossed the base card with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder and inked it up with Dried Marigold Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Once I layered it all up with Recollections cardstock I added some Stickles, Liquid Pearls and Wink of Stella glitter pen for extra sparkle and dimension.

I topped everything off with some Stampin' Up! Pearls in the corners that I colored with my Copic markers and some beautiful organza ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. ( In case you're wondering I went with the right row down on the Bingo Card ~ Embossing Folder, Flowers, Pearls/Rhinestones).
Special Announcement - DT CALL 
We are lucky to have so many wonderful players entering our challenges. As you know, we at HMFMC are an enthusiastic crafty group of fun loving, easy going Teamies that love for all things by House-Mouse Designs®.  Are you a big fan like us? Do you like to have fun? Are you crafty? Are you a Team Player? Would you be interested in joining our amazing Design Team?  If so, this is your big chance to do that as we have decided to add a Member to our Mousey Family!!  That's right, we are having a Design Team CALL with this Challenge and would love to consider YOU to be our new Member!  Just let us know in a comment below if you are interested and submit a House-Mouse project into this challenge adding the letters "DT" next to your Entry by September 26th. The chosen DT will be notified by email and announced here on Sept 28th. Will it be YOU?? :)  Our Teamies cant wait to go visiting your blogs to see what adorable makes you will create! :)  Good Luck!

Now on to the Challenge Information:

**HMFMC 203***
Our very talented Teamie; Sue Drees, is hosting and has chosen this great theme;
~ B I N G O ~
Choose any line across, up, down, or diagonal then use those  3 items on your card/project. It's ok to use more items, but at least three must be in one row or diagonal - that is the BINGO challenge.
ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG and enter your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by by House-Mouse Designs(R)  

We are proudly Sponsored by STAMPENDOUS!
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Also proudly Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads

Your Special Challenge Hostess, Sue Drees, is also generously offering a third prize! A player that will be chosen to receive this cute little FALL FLOAT stamp for participating in our challenge. (Thank you Teamie!)

Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Have you heard about Copic in the Craft Room?
Copic in the Craft Room is a fantastic place to learn about coloring with Copic Markers (and what you learn can be applied to all alcohol-based markers). More than that, the general principles of shading and blending can be applied to any form of coloring. It's a wonderful community and a fabulous place to get amazing art classes on YouTube for FREE taught by the same amazing people that teach their paid classes.

Copic in the Craft Room on Facebook

Well ... Copic in the Craft Room on Facebook has just announced they are having some fun the next few Wednesdays and would love for you to come join the fun! Click the link above to go to their Facebook page.

I hope to see you there!

Snoopy :D