Warm Cup

I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Ho Ho Ho: Gifts to Tie

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Gifts to Tie by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Gifts to Tie by House Mouse Designs

Paper: Twas The Night Before Christmas 6×6 pad by Graphic45
Stamp: Gifts to tie by House Mouse Designs; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®;  Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21 (skin); C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5,C6 (fur); R46, R56, R59 (presents)

Gruffies & Guest Challenge #18 Halfway Reminder: Lavendar & Lace and Anything Goes

Halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guest Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace! To join in the challenge you MUST use a House Mouse Designs image. See the blog for further rules. Two great prizes  this time!

A £10 voucher for one lucky winner

£10 voucher code

and three digis to one winner from

crafty sentiments

Here’s my Team B entry for the challenge. June has been a month full of birthdays so this one has already been sent off to its recipient!


Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Cake Nibbler by House Mouse Designs

Cardstock: Purple Palisades by Bazzill Basics 
Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections
Stamp: Cake Nibbler by House Mouse Designs; Set 7 For You Circular Sentiments by Lili of the Valley; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Labels Four by Spellbinders
Punches: Tag Topper Scalloped Punch by Stampin’ Up!; Doily Lace Punch Edger by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Zig
Copic® Markers: E000, R20 (skin); E40, E41, E42, E43 (fur); V01, V04, V06, Y32, Y35, Y38 (hat), B0000, BG10, R81, R83, R85 (cake), Y35 (candles), BV20 (shading)

Star Spangled Birthday

Around here, June is a month full of celebrations — several birthdays, an anniversary, and Father’s Day — so I’ve been busy making cards. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peak of the image for my husband’s birthday card.  With his birthday rapidly approaching, it’s time to put a card together for him.

To some, this image would probably make more sense for a July birthday. However, my husband is an NPS park ranger and he spends his days teaching the public about the history of the American flag. So this seemed like an appropriate birthday image for him despite the strong July 4th connotation.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Walnut Cream, Typhoon, and Red Devil
Patterned Paper:
Game Night from the Beach House Collection by Bazzill; Bright Stars by American Crafts
Stamp: House Mouse Star Spangled Mice by Stampendous!; Messages with Florish by Hero Arts; Birthday Bash by Fiskars
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Vintage Sepia by Tsukineko®; Color Box Archival Dye in Moody Blue and Red Devil; Brilliance™ Pigment Ink by Tsukineko® in Starlit Silver and Galaxy Gold; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Tattered Rose
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders.
Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps (Red) by Queen & Co.; Blue star adhesive rhinestones by Recollections
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 (skin); E41, E42, E43, E44, N1, N3, N5 (mice); R27, R29, R59, E40, E41, E42, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (flag); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (ground); B20 (shadows)

Entered in the following challenges:

Gruffies & Guest Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace and Anything Goes

I have the honor of being one of the guest designers for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace. This particular theme was a challenge for me since my style tends to be clean and simple. I needed to find my inner froufrou without creating a fussy and overdone card.

I recently purchased several Spellbinder dies, so I knew that I wanted to use them to convey the concept of lace without actually using any. The Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die has multiple layers so I used the largest dies in the set and opted for a simpler die for the main image. I was stuck on which die to use until I saw a recent card by Kathy Jones of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade which used the Spellbinders Labels Four die for the main image.

So here’s what I put together for the design team card. Details for my card are at the end of this post.

Rowhouse Greetings | Ballerina Baby by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Ballerina Baby by House Mouse Designs

So here we go for our next challenge, the theme has been chosen this time by Lesley and is

* Lavender & Lace *

Don’t forget you do have the option of anything goes + if you do use the theme you will get 2 chances in the prize draw. We also take email entries, facebook entries and if you fancy joining us on the team for a month please put GD after your name in the linky. Be sure to take a look at all the beautiful design team cards and visit their blogs.
We are lucky to have 2 sponsor for this challenge and they are

£10 voucher code

with a £10 voucher for 1 lucky winner

crafty sentiments

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online base family company own and run by Suzette, the images are cute fun and make any cards and projects look amazing. Suzette and Justyna are the main artist, all images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there is lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CD’s, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more. Visit them at www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk or you can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


Cardstock:  Bazzille Basic Cardstock in Avalanche and Wild Pansy
Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections
Stamp: House Mouse Designs Ballerina Baby by Stampendous!
Dies: Radiant Rectangles by Spellbinders; Labels
Embellishments: Self Sticking Gems in Purple by Darice; Wink of Stella by Zig
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02, R20 (skin); N1, N3, N5 (fur); RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 (tutu); BV20, BV23 (shadow)