Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hi Everyone!!
I am posting early because I am away and don't know the exact date I am supposed to have this in by!! Sorry about that!
Billie told me very quickly it was a 3 D challenge this month - so this is my take on it.....
I have made a simple card of black and white card stock. I had this plaid ribbon in my stash and also a digi flower image that I wanted to try. This image is called: Special Delivery HMTR1029.
The image is very large and I used it all - then made my card around it. I stamped my image twice. I coloured one image completely and the second image I only coloured the flowers and leaves. I don't know if you can see it but I used Crystal Lacquer on each rain drop and I put some around the edge of the flower and then drizzled them with Dazzling Diamonds from SU. I added a brad to the centre and attached it with a 3D 1/2" glue dot.

A little closer for you:

I am really sorry you can't see the rain drops have the Lacquer on them cause they are so cute!
My flower:

And now a couple to try to show you the dimension - kind of weird photos - sorry!

Copics used: Mouse #4 and mail box - C0,C1,C3,C5, C7; Leaves - G21, YG67; Mouse faces and feet - E0000,E000, E50, E51; Cheeks - R20;
Poppies - R01, R02, R05; Raindrops - B0000, Boo; Flower centers - YR23, Y17; Mouse #2 - Y11,YR24; Mouse #1 - E74, E71, E44; Mouse ## E13, E15
Hope you like it - see you all when I return in about 3 weeks!
Love, Candy

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A New Challenge

Hello!! Hope this finds you all well.
This month we are doing a "HAPPY" Challenge at Cindy's House Mouse And Friends Blog. I have very few stamps - so I chose "Happy Birthday". The name of the stamp I used is "Poppin Good Birthday". It is so cute - no one but the mice would have thought to make pop corn over the fire from the birthday candles LOL LOL...........

This time I used a regular size card; cutting my card stock at 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" and scored it down the middle to fold it in half. This makes the front of the card 5 1/2" X 4 1/4". I used SU card stock : Pink Pirouette. I also used Core'dinations in a turquoise blue colour with a softer blue inside. I used my Cuttlebug Embossing folder - with the numbers on it; for birthday numbers. After I embossed it I sanded it down so the numbers would show in the lighter colour. I then cut the blue into 4 - 2" X 2" squares and attached them to the middle of my pink card. My image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Prism, simply smooth card stock and coloured with Copics.
Here are my Copic Colours: ( sorry for the bad photo )

After colouring my image I cut it out with my large Nestie Oval, and added a little Pink Pirouette around the edges with my dauber.I did the same thing with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment after punching it out with a SU punch. I coloured the pop corn rather well, I thought, with my Copics, but then decided it might be cuter to have them puffy - so used my Liquid Applique on them. I did NOT heat set it this time. I just let it dry over night. Both the House Mouse image and the Happy Birthday Sentiment are pop dotted with dimensionals to raise them. I felt for the celebration the card needed something bright on it so I found some of the ribbon I used to knit into my scarfs with the wool a long time ago. I made it into a 3 looped bow with long tails. The tails are raised and lowered using glue dots every so often. Then I coloured a bunch of my white pearls with my Copics to match the ribbon, and placed them down the right side :o)
Here are a couple of closer pictures:

Please don't forget to check out the rest of the House Mouse Design Team Blogs for their wonderful creations this month...
Also remember that Cindy has a pile of the cutest new House Mouse Stamps at her store just waiting for you :o) Go and check them out now.........
I hope you will join us in this fun challenge this month. All the details are at the BLOG, HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS.
Love, Candy

Friday, January 22, 2010



CINDY the owner of House Mouse and Friends Blog is giving away the HM Stamp: ‘You Crack Me Up’ and

the SCENT MY CARDS : Jelly Bean scent!!! Can’t you just SMELL it LOL LOL….. if you enter your card in the challenge.

Please start the HOP with Mindy

Here is the list of the HOP MEMBERS, and the order you should go to see the cards for the HOP


Candy – me





Mr. Linky is set up for you to link your projects to so you have a chance at these wonderful prizes….

Now for my card :o)

I thought I would use colours no one else would think of for Valentines.

Here is a closer picture for you:

A bit different?


Coloured with Copics

Design Paper: Basic Grey: Sugar Rush Collection; Card Stock: Stampin’Up Summer Sun, Green and Blue are from my stash – unknown, Prism white

Image: House Mouse – Love Letter

Sentiment : House Mouse – Love you Lips

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

I distressed my card with a distressing tool and inked it all with Tim Holtz: Antique Linen.

Candy Dots: Pebbles Inc. – red, blue, yellow

Red heart button – from my stash

Yellow – DMC embroidery thread

As you can see I did not use the lips on this card :o)

Here is the inside left:

I put the blue card stock through my heart Cuttlebug emboss plate and used the stickers that came with the ‘Sugar Rush Collection’ . I added pop dots to the sticker – with the paper left on the dots* I then put baby powder over all the sticky parts. When I removed the paper on the pop dots I was able to stick it to the card.
Right Side:

I used the red and white dotted heart from the sticker set and added a heart I cut from the heart embossed Cuttlebug paper. The blue heart is pop dotted. There is lots of room to write your sentiment still.

NOW on to STEPHANIE’S card!!

HAVE FUN :o) ~ Candy

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valentine Mouse

Hi everyone!
Thought I would post a card I made last week. Don't know what I was saving it for??
Just wanted to make something a bit on the sweet side.

I used Bazzil basic - pink on this one. Stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Prism white. Cut the image out and attached it to the card. I had some very pretty white flower lace that I also glued half on and half off the card around the edges.

On the inside I used paper from ' Pink Petty Coat - digital papers ' I am in love with polka dots :o) and chose to use this pretty lilac dot. I also stamped a few Swirl Flourishes and added various size pearls onto them. This is the left side:

And this is the right one:

Because the polka dot is so light one can write their note on this the way it is...
The card stock was cut into a piece 12" long and 4 1/2" high, I used my Scor-Pal to score it down the middle and then traced a heart onto the back side. I cut it by hand, but left a small area on the left side un-cut - for the fold of the card.
Copics: Letter - E50, E51, E53; Envelope & wrapping - BV00 and 0; Shadow: C1, C3, 0
Mouse: E31, E33, E35 - Feet and tail: E00, R30; Mouse face and ears: E0000, E000, E00, R20
Thanks for taking a peek - Love Candy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hi Everyone!!

Hello and welcome to my new blog!!

I have had the honour of being chosen as one of the Design Team Members for Cindy Echtinaw's new House Mouse Blog :o) The other great members of the DT are : Head Designer - Billie St Clair; Mindy Rapp; Dawn "Froggy" Saenz and Stephanie Hester.
You can find the House Mouse stamps here at Cindy's store.

Thought I would show you a couple of House Mouse Cards I made for Cindy awhile ago.
They were great fun to make.

This first card is an Easel Card and was made for Christmas.'Christmas is a Warm Hug"

Here is another picture for you a bit closer:

The Design Papers used were from Basic Grey and the sentiment was computer generated by me. I used my Spellbinders Fancy Label for the tag.

This next card is called a 'Joy Fold Card'. Easy and fun to make. " Across the Miles at Christmas"
Loved the colours in this one and also love the stamp - hot chocolate is one of my favourite things LOL

Here's a closer picture of this one for you:

This sentiment was also computer generated.

Thanks for visiting and hope to see a lot more of you :o)
Love Candy