16 July 2018

HMFMC Mid way #270 Anything goes option !Hot Summer Days"

Sharing my  Mid Way Inspiration for our chall  @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Hot Summer Days"
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie Sue Drees 
This cute hopper sure knows how to cool down..lol 
Image is coloured with prisma pencils framed with Stitched rectangle dies.
Design paper is from Echo park "Splash" very apt..lol 
Sun die is Lawn Fawn, starfish charm from stash..
that's it simples..
 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our Generous sponsors,

the Official Mousey FamilyHouse-Mouse Designs(R)


HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official


Our second generous sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a
$12 Voucher to spend @ 
Di's DigiStamps

Our super generous Hostess  Sue Drees is offering this cute
 mousey stamp Share a Sip, Stampendous (HMCP28)
as a Third prize Thank you Sue xx

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors for their continued support

Challs for my card are
Simon Says Stamp wed chall. Fun in the Sun 
Crafty Catz  A/goes "Think Summer time
The Paper Shelter Holiday time

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of 
"Hot Summer Days"



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14 July 2018

Sleeping Polar Bear Inspitaion.

Proud to be  DT & Blog Co-ordinator for Gem of Inspiration
Happy Saturday folks I have the cutest Sleeping Polar Bear Inspiration card to share
for our ongoing chall theme @  A Gem of a Chall 
Our theme this time is 
TEDDY BEARS 
This little "Sleeping Polar Bear" is napping away through the festive season..lol 
I totally love these super cute Card Topper kits.. from Pink Gem Designs
 so quick when you  need a card quickly, the decoupage layers are easy to cut out.
I like to use the 6x6 square scalloped card stock & resize mine in my printer settings.. 
I prefer to use matt photo 190gsm for my digi images.
 Lots of TEDDY card Topper kits & Digi images HERE and HERE 



Challs for my card are 

Star Stampz chall Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments chall Christmas in July
Crafty Animals  Anything Goes with Animals
Christmas at Sweet Stamping Anything goes


The Prize for one lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from  

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to checkout The Gemsters 
Inspiration they have to share with you @ A Gem of a Chall


9 July 2018

HMFMC # 270 Anything Goes option theme "Hot Summer Days"

We have a new chall starting today @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Hot Summer Days"
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie Sue Drees 

Well this scene says it all folks these Hoppers sure know how to cool off..lol 
Image is coloured with markers & prisma pencils, the ice cream I have added texture 
with Pebeo gloss touch.  Framed image with Stampendous "Frans Fitted frames B .
Design paper pad is Echo Park aptly named "Summer Days" sentiment from Stampendous 


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our Generous sponsors,

the Official Mousey FamilyHouse-Mouse Designs(R)


HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official


Our second generous sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a
$12 Voucher to spend @ 
Di's DigiStamps

Our super generous Hostess  Sue Drees is offering this cute
 mousey stamp Share a Sip, Stampendous (HMCP28)
as a Third prize Thank you Sue xx

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors for their continued support


challs for my card are
2 Crafty Critters   Anything goes with a critter
Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our

Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of 
"Hot Summer Days"



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7 July 2018

Teddy Bears # A Gem of a chall #223

 Our NEW theme has started @ A Gem of a Chall 
Our Hostess for the new theme is talented teamie Marianne 
Our chall theme this time is 
TEDDY BEARS 
(Polar Bears are allowed)

I love all the Teddies @ Pink Gem Designs but thought I would get ahead with a couple
 of Christmas cards and this cute  Bella with Stocking digi stamp was perfect.
I have used the pre coloured image so my colour combo had to be Green & Pink.
Image is framed with SB & Tonic ides, green dotty paper is a digi.  Candy Cane embossing
 folder is Craft Concept. Snowflakes are from a Tim Holtz die collection. 
With Love die is an unnamed die sparkly gems from stash 


Challs for my card are
Star Stampz chall  Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon   Christmas
CraftyHazelnuts Xmas chall  Anything Christmas Option Snowflakes
The Merry Christmas chall Anything Christmas
Ike' s World chall Anything Goes/Christmas in July
Crafty Cardmakers Two Dies or Punches /one of each
Sparkles Christmas chall Christmas Stockings
Christmas @ Sweet Stampin Anything Chritmas
Digi Choosday crafting  Anything goes

The Prize for one lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from  

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to checkout The Gemsters 
Inspiration they have to share with you @ A Gem of a Chall

2 July 2018

HMFMC #269 Anything Goes option "Back to School"

Sharing my  Mid Way Inspiration for our chall  @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Back to School"
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie Lorraine  aka Lols 

Another out of the box "Back to School" card again for me..this cute Gruffie 
is going "Back to Music School" . I used this fab gruffie stamp & decided to be
brave & leave the image untouched for a MONO look.
Music embossing folder for the background, simple matt & layered with black/white card stock.
Music ribbon & three stars as this Gruffie is the star of the Music class..lol 
On reflection think I should have coloured the Gruffie only ah well next time . 




Our super generous Sponsors for this chall are

The Winner will receive a Random assortment of Ink pads from Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of
some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!


Second Generous Sponsor is

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support.

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our

Anything Goes 

OR Optional theme of "Back to School "



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1 July 2018

Pink & Girly Birthday card

I'm back with a Very PINK & Girly Birthday card to accompany the Rose Petal gift bag. 
Yes it is That PINK & very Girly lol  The die cut set is from Hunkdory 
and is called "Cute Kitties" theres lots left to make more cards so 
was pleased with my purchase which Iv'e had a while..
I happen to know the young lady this is for Loves cats enuff said..lol 
Well a girl has to use some craft stash some time can't keep stroking it forever..lol
Simple matt & layered the die cuts onto this lush bright pink card stock, 
the cute image is raised to stand off the gilt frame. The lush pink sparkly gems
are from stash & the cute B/day sentiment is part of the set..
Of course the ribbon  is from my stash,. no more needed I thought time to step 
away from the craft desk..




challs for my card are
Creative Knockouts Bow Beautiful
Show us your pussy only chall  Anything with a Cat
Simon Says StampWed chall Anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting Any Animal
Monochromatic Magic Monochrome OR
Monochrome with Twist Purples
Fussy and Fancy Pretty in Pink

Thanks for stopping by see you soon.




30 June 2018

Rose Petal Gift bag

I made this lovely girly gift bag to go with a Birthday card for a sweet friend.
This gorgeous Tonic Rose Petal gift bag die set from HERE
super speedy delivery & NO p&p..It was really easy to assemble
even tho there are no instructions in the pack.. ! 
 Pink is a  fav colour of mine & the Melon Mambo SU card stock was a must..
The lovely Rose Petal over lay was cut in thick pearlescent  paper.
The sweet guft tage is alos in the set of 23 dies, I did shorten it as it was a tad
to big for the cute With Love die I used..Rose embellies from stash..
I have some lovely girly goodies to wrap & fill it..



challs for my gift bag are 

Aud Sentiments  Anything Goes with a sentiment 
Monochrome Magic Anything goes Monochrome 
Get Creative chall  Monochromatic
Cut it Up   Use a Tag

Thanks for stopping by see you soon.



25 June 2018

HMFMC #269 Anything Goes option theme "Back to School"

We have a new chall starting today @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Back to School"
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie Lorraine  aka Lols 

For my DT take on the option theme I have thought outside the box and
made a card with an image not normally associated with School. 
There are lots of stamps/images to use this cute Hopper has gone "Back to Cookery School"  
Image is coloured with Prisma pencils design paper is an old SU & the card stock is to match.
The cute embellishments are made from Lawn Fawn "Baked with Love" stamps & matching dies.
Ribbon from stash 
Our super generous Sponsors for this chall are

The Winner will receive a Random assortment of Ink pads from Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of
some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!


Second Generous Sponsor is

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support.

Challs for my card are
Allsorts chall Sweet treats
Sweet Stamping  Food and Drink
Simon Says Stamp Mon chall Food and Or Drink
Crafty Friends chall Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our

Anything Goes 

OR Optional theme of "Back to School "



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23 June 2018

Red/White/Blue @ A Gem of a Challenge #222

Gosh the wks are flying by & were in the middle of what you might call Summer,
it's rather cool here on the north east coast or is it my bones feeling the cold more? 
Our NEW chall has started @ A Gem of a Chall 
Our Hostess for the new theme is talented teamie Lisa
Our chall theme this time is 
Red White and Blue
(Red/White/Blue to be the Dominant colours))

Hold onto your chairs plz. shock horror I have hand colored this cute "Pirate Barclay" digi image.
Not something you see often with my DT creations for Pink Gem Designs 
I was tempted by the cute "Pirate Bear" card topper kit as both are super cute ..lol 
Pirate image is coloured with my prisma pencils.  Not sure what make the design paper is
 had it a long time, Flag die is Simon says Stamp, S/Binders dies frame the image, 
The waves die is a Joy Craft, anchor charm from stash..



challs for my card are
Alphabet chall. G is for Great Outdoors
Dies R us Summer fun (use a die)
Card Mania  Nautical


Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to checkout The Gemsters 
Inspiration they have to share with you @ A Gem of a Chall


18 June 2018

HMFMC # 268 Mid Way Anything goes Option theme BIRTHDAYS

I have some Mid Way Inspiration for our chall @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of  BIRTHDAYS 
I am the hostess for this option theme..

I went for a CAS BIRTHDAY card this time, Love this cute mousey stamp which is
available in Wood mounted OR Cling rubber from House-Mouse Designs(R) HERE 
Image is coloured with Prisma pencils, framed with stitched rectangle shape dies. 
Simple white/Red card stock layered, a strip of red dotty design paper. 
Sentiment is an old Besotted one, charm & twine from stash..



We have FOUR amazing Prizes for this BIRTHDAY option chall theme.


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our Generous sponsors,

the Official Mousey FamilyHouse-Mouse Designs(R)


HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official


Our second generous sponsor is 


Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a
$12 Voucher to spend @ 
Di's DigiStamps


Our third generous sponsor is 


Pizzazz Aplenty has expanded our inventory to include a nice variety of metal cutting dies.  You can check them out on the Pizzazz blog, or I've created a  Facebook group called  Reasonable Craft Dies.  So if you are shopping for flatback pearls or rhinestones, brads, dies, or even daubers, you'll find them at Pizzazz Aplenty

Prize from Pizzazz Aplenty for ONE lucky Winner is a Surprise package to the value of $40  of Embellishments/ Dies flat back pearls etc. you wont be disappointed.

Don't you just Love Surprises!

Our FOURTH prize has been donated by 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support.


Challs for my card are
Simon Says Stamp wed. chall Frame it
The Cutie Pie chall   Spots & Dots
Get Creative chall Monochromatic 


Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our

Anything Goes 

OR Optional theme of "BIRTHDAYS"


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