16 April 2018

HMFMC #264 Anything Goes OR Option theme "Lets Eat"

Happy Monday mousey lovers were back with a New 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 
"Lets Eat"
Our hostess for the Option theme is talented teamie Sue D 
I used the Gruffies & Happy Hoppers CD rom for this image as I dont yet have the stamp..
I printed it in draft so I could add more coloring with alcohol  markers..
Honeycomb embossing folder is SU. Dies are SB Wonky Rectangles, Bee is Cottage Cutz.
Sentiment is 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 


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 Third  generous Sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps

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


Our super generous Hostess  Sue D has this  adorable House Mouse Stamp and tag die set.
That's Four chances to win just for entering a card/project in
this challenge.




FOUR super generous prizes on offer..

Many thanks to our Sponsors for their continued support.

Challs for my card are
Alphabet chall B is for bears
Simon Says Stamp wed chall Add some Texture
Creative Knockouts  Lots of Layers

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

Anything Goes 

OR Optional theme of "Lets Eat"

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14 April 2018

Children's Playtime @ A Gem of a Chall. #217

Our NEW chall has started @ A Gem of a Chall 
Our Hotsess for the new theme is talented teamie Marianne
Children's Playtime
(please feature a Child/Children Playing)

I used this super cute "Cartwheel Jodie" card topper kit, lovely layers 
of decoupage, lots of ages/sentiments to choose from & of course the gorgeous insert
finishes off the card a treat..yes you guessed I forgot to take a pic of the inside..lol 


challs for my card

Aud Sentiments Celebrating their 8th Birthday & Want a B/card use a B/day sentiment
Crafty Sentiments chall Only for Girls


Our 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  
 PINK GEM DESIGNS.


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 April 2018

HMFMC mid Way Reminder #263 Anything Goes option Multiple images.

Sharing my my Mid Way inspiration for 
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 
Multiple Images
Our hostess for this chall is teamie America

Yes Iv'e used this super cute Birthday image again..lol well I do have quite a few B/day 
cards to make..and of course my all time fav colour combo PINK.
Image is Stampendous  "Cupcake Happy Birthday" coloured with prisma pencils.
  The image inside is from an old set..the sweet sentiment is also Stampendous 
Dies are Spellbinders and Simon Says Stamp card is 6x6 with half front fold.




Our 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;

AND our Hostess mousey teamie America has EXTRA giveaway 
prizes on offer checkout the HMFMC for ALL the details HERE  

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support.

Challs for my card are
Simon Says Stamp who are celebrating their 9th Birthday congrats ..Birthday card.
Craft-Dee BowZ April chall.. Anything Goes with a Hand made Bow
Dragonfly Dreams  PINK
Unicorn chall.. Use some Ribbon
Crafty Friends chall Use your Fav colour mines PINK
Cardz 4 gals Buttons & or Bows
MAWTT  Food and OR Drink

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of "Multiple images"
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8 April 2018

Happy Birthday another one..lol

Yes I am sharing Another Birthday card..did you know its 
Simon Says Stamp's 9th Birthday?? Happy Birthday to you Simon Says Stamp..
This time I used a House Mouse Gruffie stamp "Stampendous "Balloon Bear"
Image is coloured with my prisma pencils..design paper is an old one from 
Craftworks Card  "Suits you Sir" pad..Sentiment & Rectangle stitched dies used 
are from Simon Says Stamp. , fish tail dies are Die-Namics..
I cased this card from one I made a while ago nice simple but effective design..



My card is entered into
Simon Says Stamp Wed chall  Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too  Use dies cuts
Always Happy Birthday Birthday cards only (option Balloons)
Addicted to stamps  Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by see you soon.


7 April 2018

Female Birthday with a sentiment @ A Gem of a chall.# 216

Have you all had your fill of choccy eggs? lol I didnt eat ANY but caved in to the hot X buns..
I have a Reminder Birthday Card to share for our theme  @
I am the hostess for the new theme of
FEMALE BIRTHDAY 
(with a Sentiment plz )

How adorable is this sweet card topper kit NEW"Chloe with Dandelion" 
 I love the soft pastel colours & all the decoupage pieces are so easy to cut out in no time..
All I  added was some sparkle to her spotty bow/ dandelion & butterflies.
Choosing the sentiment was hard as there are so many but settled on the Happy Birthday one..


The cute insert using half of the gift tag as an extra embellie..



Our 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  
 PINK GEM DESIGNS.


Challs for my card are 
 Simon Says Stamp are celebrating their 9th Birthday congrats..Birthday card
Creative Craft cottage  Anything goes

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



6 April 2018

Happy Birthday with a Sentiment .

I'm sharing a Birthday card for my daughters MIL.. 
Mmmm how many of us know someone after a couple of drinks could look like this?? 
This card topper kit is "Cocktail Molly" 2 from Pink Gem Designs 
I love the decoupage daisies some stickles glue for sparkle..
I have added glossy accents to the wine Molly is sat in..lol 
also glossy accents on the cherries & Molly's glasses..
This kit comes with lots of sentiments & cute insert all on 3 A4 digi sheets 
to print out easy peasy.


my card is entered into 
Simon Says Stamp who are celebrating their 9th Birthday congrats ..Birthday card.
Craftaholics R us Birthday cards
MAWTT chall Food & OR Drink

Thanks for stopping by come & share you 
Female Birthday card (with a sentiment)


31 March 2018

A Gem of a Chall. #216 FEMALE Birthday with a sentiment.

Happy Easter folks hope the long W/end weather is fine for us..
We have a NEW theme starting today @
I am the hostess for the new theme of
FEMALE BIRTHDAY 
(with a Sentiment plz )

I just had to have a play with this adorable NEW "Ballerina Chloe" card topper kit.
My  sweet G/daughter Mia is loving her Ballet classes & thought this was perfect
 for her B/day in May.  
I used all the decoupage layers & copious amounts of sparkle perfect for this sweet ballerina.
Lots of sentiments & some ages come with the kit. 




This is the cute insert all ready to add your own personal sentiment.

You also get a perfect gift tag but as I dont always use them I decided to cut around the 
oval shape & used it to decorate the inside & back of the card. 

Our 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  
 PINK GEM DESIGNS.


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


26 March 2018

HMFMC #262 Anything Goes Option theme Ribbon and OR Bows


I have a Mid Way DT card to share @ House Mouse and Friends chall. blog
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 
Ribbons and OR Bows
Our hostess for this chall is talented teamie aNNie
Loads of scope here any of your mousey stamps + Ribbon & OR a Bow

These guys sure look like there having a feast with this cup cake lol.
HM stamp is "Cupcake Happy Birthday"  coloured with my Prisma pencils. 
Coloured card stock is SU, design paper Nit Wits "Always & Forever" pad.
Simon Says Stamp rectangle dies, Dienamics fish tail dies, SB circle dies. 
Sentiment is from  Stampendous  Ribbon & Gems from stash..

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 


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!

We have a third super prize 

Our Hostess teamie 
aNNie is offering ONE lucky 
winner this super gorgeous Ribbon package xxxx aNNie 

challs for my card 
Always Happy Birthday  Option use pattern paper
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern chall Use pattern paper
Creatalicious chall  Anything Goes option Birthdays
Dies R us chall Frame it  use at least one die.
Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of "Ribbons and OR Bows"


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19 March 2018

HMFMC #262 Anything Goes Option theme Ribbons & OR Bows

Happy Monday folks well we have SNOW again in the UK how fed up
are we of the Winter this year VERY..
Onto our new chall @ House Mouse and Friends chall. blog
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 
Ribbons and OR Bows
Loads of scope here any of your mousey stamps + a Ribbon easy peasy..lol 
Our hostess for this chall is talented teamie aNNie

Thought is was time I used this super cute sassy Hopper stamp, I LOVE PINK so 
no surprise Iv'e used pink/white/black my all time fav for this stamp coloured with 
Prisma pencils..My stamp is the old wood block one but she is  available as 
the unmounted one HERE  .Design paper is from Echo Park "Be Mine" pad., 
Doily die is Sizzix thinlits. Sentiment is from Stampendous 
Leaf dies are Sue Wilson, Magnolia swirl flourish, daisy flowers from stash. 


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 


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!

We have a third super prize 

Our Hostess teamie 
aNNie is offering ONE lucky 
winner this super gorgeous Ribbon package xxxx aNNie 



Challs for my card are
Penny Black & More  Feature a creature
Pile it on  Circles & or Squares
Stamping sensations March  Forest Friends
The Library chall Watership Down
Hiding in my Craft room  Tic/Tac/Toe
top row "Ribbon/an Animal/Flower

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of "Ribbons and OR Bows"


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17 March 2018

A Gem of a Chall #215 EASTER Time

Hope your all keeping safe & warm we are having another cold wintry spell on the
 east coast AGAIN ..I haven't been to well these past wks hoping I'm on the mend now I will 
be so pleased to see the back of Winter this year.

Onto our  NEW theme starting today @
This time our talented teamie Shirley  is the hostess for 
"EASTER Time"
show us your cute bunnies/chicks/ and OR eggs

I have a new desktop comp so its taking some getting used to regarding 
sizing up my images so I opted for this gorgeous card topper kit they are my
fav using Egg decorating Pink card topper kit Lots of decoupage layers & cute sentiments..
Gorgeous insert & gift tag complete the kit..




Our 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  
 PINK GEM DESIGNS.

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