Thursday, 18 September 2014


Two posts from me in one day, I never thought I would be saying that! 
Anyhow, I am also sharing a House Mouse card today. I decided to use this cute stamp with the completely stuffed on cake mice and teamed it up with pretty papers from Lili of the Valley, I love turquoise and pink together, sort of ice cream colours in my opinion, I can relate all things to food! 
I stamped the image and coloured in using Copic and Spectrum Noir markers and then paper pieced the cupcake wrapper from the same paper pad. I added some stickles onto the cupcake icing, which shows up fairly well in the photo I think?
I did some faux stitching around the image and the papers with a Sakura pink gel pen and added a die cut Happy Birthday in pink textured cardstock. I couldn't find any turquoise cardstock to mat with that matched, so I used white cardstock and coloured around the edges with my Spectrum Noir pen to match the colours on the image. 
To finish I added some pearl gems and a ribbon and kept it all fairly simple. 

Products used:
  • Stamps - Joanna Sheen - House Mouse Birthday - Ice Cream
  • Papers - LOTV - Pastel Dreams
  • Die Cut Sentiment - Britannia Dies - Small Happy Birthday/Christmas 
  • Pearl Gems - The Hobby House
  • Ribbon - Create & Craft 

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you like my card as much as I enjoyed making it. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

  1. Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge - Pretty Papers!
  2. House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 178 - Paper Piecing 

Ohh La La

I thought I would share a bit of a saucy card with you today! I brought this stamp set by Creative Expressions some time ago and decided to revisit it with fresh ideas and I was quite pleased with the results. 
I started by stamping the image with Versafine black ink, I then poured over clear embossing power and heated to give a nice shiny look. I coloured the corset with Copics and cut the image out. 
I cut out a white mat using a Spellbinders die and did some faux stitching around the edge, then I shaped the corset and placed it onto my mat with Pinflair glue gel. 
I printed out some striped backing paper and then randomly stamped the sentiments that came with the stamp set over the paper, again using Versafine black ink and then matted the paper onto some black cardstock. To finish I added a ribbon, button and some twine and a little black gem in the bow on the corset. 
Finally I added an insert and used the sentiment "Of Corsets Your Birthday!" that also came with the set, although I did not photograph this, sorry!  

Products used:

  • Stamps - Creative Expressions Frilly Things 
  • Copics - R85, R83, R81
  • Dies - Spellbinders Labels One
  • Papers - Pink Petticoat Pinstripes Cream 
  • Button, ribbon and twine from stash (In other words I can't remember!)
  • Black Cardstock - Creative Crafting World
I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration, I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mix it up

Today I am sharing a House Mouse card, the stamp is from Stampendous and isn't she very mumsie? I will keep this image in mind for Mother's Day next year I think. 
I stamped the image with Memento ink and coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers, as you can see I have paper pieced the little apron to match the backing papers, I quite enjoy paper piecing, I think it gives a nice dimension to a stamped image. I die cut the image and then distressed around the edges using Antique Linen, I then felt it needed a little something else, so I went around everything with faux stitching using a brown gel pen.
I matted and layered onto some designer paper that matched the food theme and used a die cut border on the mat of the image. I added a circular sentiment which I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and added a few blobs of stickles in the centre of the little flowers. 
To finish I used some pretty flowers, ribbon, gems and not forgetting the strawberry charm. (I hunted high and low for a cherry charm, which would have matched the papers perfectly, but I only had a strawberry!) It doesn't matter how much stash you have, you always need something you haven't got don't you! 

Products used:
  • House Mouse Stamp - Mix it up - Joanna Sheen
  • Papers - Melissa Frances - Kitschy Kitchen
  • Dies - Spellbinders Rectangles/circles - Marianne Design Stitched Border 
  • Brown gel pen - Sakura
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
  • Gems/charm/flowers - The Hobby House

I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting today. I try to keep my posts to a minimum of info so it does not get too boring for my visitors to read. However, if anybody wants anymore information about which colour markers I use etc, just send a message and I am happy to help. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

  1. House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 177 - Food, Glorious Food!
  2. A Little Bit Crafty Challenge - ALBC Distress it!!!
  3. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes