Monday, January 13, 2014

Less Is More ,,,,,,

Hi all, I am back with another card,, if you would like to see the new House Mouse Challenge card please scroll down :-)

 When I saw the theme over on the Less Is More Challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do as the picture inspiration is almost exactly like the new Mosaic Heart Stencil from Simon Says Stamp 

I sprayed the reverse side of the stencil with a low tack adhesive and placed it over the base card. Then, using a dauber, I coloured with Simon's Exclusive Lipstick Red ink. I then squeegied ( yes that is a word ,, haha ) some embossing paste over the top and while it was still wet I sprinkled some red glitter over the top ,,, making a right mess in the process ,,, but the end result is worth it :-) The photo doesn't pick up all the sparkle ,,, but think 'Dorothy's shoes',,, gorgeous IRL :-) 

I made a 2nd card, but not sure if this one is OK for a one layer ? 

For this one I die cut the front and adhered some red cardstock onto the inside. I then glittered the white hearts and die cut some red ones to pop into the apertures.  When it is flat it is one layer :-) The prisma glitter is so sparkly IRL on this :-)

Thanks for looking :-) 

Challenges :
Less Is More ,,,, One Layer with Hearts 
The Squirrel and the Fox ,,, Show off your new stuff 
Addicted to CAS ,,,, Die Cuts 
Card Mania ,,, AG

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse and Friends 'New/Unused Stamp Challenge'

Hi all :-) Our last House Mouse and Friends Challenge was running for a few weeks so it is now time for a new one :-)

It is America's turn to Host and she wants to see you using a

House-Mouse Designs Stamp you haven't used before!

This is a great way to 'make us' use those adorable HMD stamps that have never been used, or seen ink, heh?  Hope you'll pull out your unloved stamp stash and join us on this fun challenge. There are great prizes up for grabs..... (see below)

*** SPONSORS ***

Before we get to the new challenge, we'd like to thank all of our wonderful Sponsors who graciously sponsored us last year. We sincerely appreciate your amazing generosity. We would also like to welcome back the amazing Simon Says Stamp!  We are very proud to have you along as our special Sponsor for 2014! Thank you!

 The first Challenge of the NEW Year is very proudly sponsored by:

We are very excited about this fabulous sponsored prize from Simon Says Stamp. They are generously giving away a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player! Please note that you will NOT receive the whole collection :-)

 We are honored to have Simon Says Stamp Sponsoring us.  Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ items in stock along with the latest and greatest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

... AND We ALSO HAVE ... 

TWO EXTRA PRIZES for TWO Additional Winners.
That's right! Our very own Teamie and Challenge Hostess, America, would like to add prizes for Two additional players who will each get to choose two House-Mouse Designs stamps of their choice from the following photo assortments.  (The Winners will choose one small wooden House-Mouse Designs stamp from the first set and one large wooden House-Mouse Designs stamp from the second set)

With 3 prizes to give away, this means you'll have 3 chances to win!  Isn't this EXCITING?   So don't miss out on yours and be sure to make time to play along! :)

I used this super cute 'Read My lips' image that was Stamp of the Month for Feb 2013,, shame on me for not inking this one up before now :-/ 

aww ,,, look at them puckering up for a juicy kiss ,,, haha :-)

I used papers and a ticket from the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit and a few of the new Valentine 2014 products too :-) I will link them at the bottom.

I stamped and embossed the heart design, then stamped the text before ironing all the embossing to remove it :-) Looks FAB don't ya think :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Please pop over to the challenge blog to see what everyone else made :-) You have almost 2 weeks to join in but don't put it off and forget !! Get those much loved but unused meeces (or their friends) down from the shelf :-)

Challenges :
Penny Black and More ,,, Love is in the Air
Fantasy Stampers ,,, Favourite Stamp ( all HM :-))
Gruffies and Guests ,,, Anything Goes 
Our Creative Corner ,, No More Shopping Sins ,, use some much loved but never used stash ,,, the HM stamp.
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge ,,, Cute and Sweet 
Crafty Catz ,,,, Pretty In Pink 
4 Crafty Chicks ,,, Bows 
Craft-Dee Bowz ,,, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Stamping Sensations ,, Ribbons, Buttons and Bows ( thanks Brenda :-))

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x