Sunday, 30 September 2012

Who lives in a house like this?

My grandsons came to visit today and were surprised to find a mysterious little door in the skirting board!



It hadn't been there when they were here last. Where did it lead to? Whose front door could it be?

Who lives in a house like this? Why, a House Mouse of course!

I wanted to make something different from a card for a change. I saw this idea years ago, unfortunately can't remember where now. I've been meaning to make one ever since, and finally got round to it. The boys loved it!

Papers: My Mind's Eye.
Rubber Stamps: mouse - House Mouse, butterflies - Chocolate Baroque.
Digistamps: Chair, lamp, table & picture frame from Grandma's Parlor set by Wink Wink Ink.
Chipboard twig & leaves: Crafty Individuals.
Birch Tree die: Memory Box.
Leaves die: Marianne Designs

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Cute Christmas!

Who said that?! Who, me? Nah, couldn't have been me. I don't do cute. Avoid it like the plague. And I never do Christmas before December.


What's that you say? The card? What card? Oh! How did that get there? No idea. Never seen it before. (Cue nonchalant whistle.) Are you sure you're at the right blog? Well, it's ok, I suppose, but you wouldn't catch me doing something like that! The owls are rather, er....cute, though.....I guess.....


(Owl stamp - aren't they fab? I got the Swirly Whirly Owls too! -: Little Claire, coloured with Promarkers. BP: K&Company. Sentiment: computer generated. Label: Spellbinders. Holly corner punch: Dovecraft)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Cute!

You know I don't do cute. But who could resist this little quartet?


Four young tree sparrows all cuddled up together on a branch in our back garden. They remind me of an illustration in a children's book, and here they are in real life.

Cute, or what?!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

A little Inspiration

I loved looking at all the gorgeous entries for the Take Flight theme, but it's now September already, which means it's time for a new challenge at Stampalot, and this month we have some

Photo Inspiration

Your creation can be anything you like as long as it is inspired by the photo. It would also be helpful to us if you could say in what way the photo inspired you.

Here's the photo


And here's the fab prize which you could win, generously donated as usual by Sir and Lady Stampalot!


For my card, I took inspiration from the woman and child, and the flowers they are holding. I used a picture from a Crafty Individuals book, mounted onto a Nestie frame which was stamped with Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps, to echo the design on the background paper, which was a freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. I made some lace into a flower and topped it with a floral button. The sentiment is by Waltzing Mouse.




Do pop over to the Challenge Blog and have a look at what my lovely teamies have created. I think they've really excelled themselves this month. I look forward to seeing lots of entries, and good luck everyone!


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