Monday, July 5, 2010

House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge,,,,,, Happy Birthday America :-)

Yesterday was DT America's Birthday and Mary had the fabulous idea of making this fortnights House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge a surprise Happy Birthday challenge dedicated to America soooo


Smiley from

America has no idea that we were planning this as she is currently travelling across the US relocating to a new home :-) !

This challenge is being sponsored by our lovely generous teamie Sue Drees :-) !! She will be giving one lucky entrant this gorgeous stamp ! :-) thanks Sue xx

for a chance to win this lovely stamp just make a Happy Birthday card or creation and enter the challenge !! easy !! :)

 Wishin' Well

As America's birthday is on the 4th July ,,, I thought I would be dead original and go for a stars and stripes theme !! ( tongue firmly in cheek here lol )

I used my cute little Hyper Mouse Muzzy for this card. The ball is from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives beach set :-) The papers were a free download from Freebies-stampTV Lucky find !! :-)The star was cut out on my cricut using the george cartridge. I used a martha Stewart border punch and I embossed a panel of white with the swiss dots folder, the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set too ,, I used a Spellbinders ribbon tag die too.


Stamp Something ,,,,, Colours of my flag (Union Jack)

Meljen ,,,,, Red/White/Blue

Cupcake Crafts ,,,,,World Cup Wonders

Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some FANTASTIC cards for you to see so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see them :-)

before you leave I have a very cute HM stamp on offer as my Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy that you might like to enter ,,, you can see it here :-)

Sketch and Stash Challenge ,,, Becky's Sketch :-)

Happy Monday everyone ,, hope you all had a lovely weekend and are now looking forward to a week of crafting :-)

This fortnight Becky has made a fabulous sketch for us to follow :-) Simple circles !! :-)

We are being sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp Superstore,, so a fabulous prize of a $20 spending spree on offer !! :-)

Now ,,, I got a bit mixed up with my weeks !! For the last challenge we were sponsored by Meljen ,,, and I used a HM stamp, tho I did make a Meljen card too ,,, and this week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and I used Meljen images !! oops !! :-) I didn't have time to make 2 cards for this week !

Anyway ,, I am really happy with how this card turned out :-) The scuba bear image is very cute and I also used an ocean floor backround stamp, both from Meljen :-) These images are both new and given to me by Meljen,,, thanks xx
I coloured the image with copics and chalked the background with pearlescent chalks. the paper is from Craft Creations and I also used whitewash blue coredinations. I used a Martha Stewart icicle punch ,, I thought it could pass for seaweed ! and the fish charm and ribbon were in my drawer :-) The sentiment is a large background Inkadinkado one which is rarely used and neglected,, I just used a little bit of it The shells were in my bathroom and came in handy to set the scene !! :-)


Just Cute Bears ,,,,,,,,'Decoupage' the bear is decoupaged !! :-)

Allsorts ,,,,,, Create a scene

Crafty Calendar ,,,,, Summer + Yellow ( the yellow is optional)

Creative Card Crew ,,,, easel card

Charisma Cardz ,,,,,, Metal Mickey,,, charm and all that treasure :-)

thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see ,, so hop on over to the Sketch and Stash challenge to see them :-)