Monday 28 March 2016

House-Mouse/Dreamweaver with Stampendous Blog Hop week one

We have a very exciting blog hop for you over the next two weeks we are going around the world with our friends at Stampendous.

For almost 3 years now Stampendous have had the license to distribute the stamps of House-Mouse Designs® there are now over 200 high quality  rubber stamps in the range, not only the mice, but also HappyHoppers and Gruffies. To celebrate this The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog is happy to be hosting a unique challenge for everyone for the next two weeks. The HMFMCB Design Team is teaming up with the Stampendous Design Team, The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) plus us Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) for a huge Blog Challenge
To make it extra special we will be using not only the cuddly creatures but combining them with the wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils which are also part of the Stampendous stable. 
We have prizes so would love you to join in with us as we hop around the world for 2 whole weeks, REMEMBER the hosts are House-Mouse and Friends and they are a challenge blog so to play along please add you link on their blog we are really looking forward to seeing your creation there, full instructions and links are at the bottom of this post.

I am excited to be first to post

Materials used:-
LJ801 Paint Splats
House Mouse HHCQ03 Bunny Luv
Woodware Clear Magic JGS379 Everyday Verse
DS Adhesive sheet
Stampendous crystal & blue fine glitter
Sakura coloured pencils
Card Candis
Stickles Stardust
30mm organza ribbon
A5 cream card blank 
craft & blue card for layering
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT

 I've chosen a "Happy Hopper" for my first design which is one of my favourites especially for a "Welcome Baby" card. For the background I've used the "double glitter" technique. Give the back of your stencil a light rub with some natural soap before laying onto a piece of DS adhesive sheet (the other side of which has been attached to some white card). I've applied the crystal glitter first as I wanted to create the illusion of clouds. Carefully remove the stencil & apply the second colour glitter- in my case sky blue. Now you have a lovely sparkly background.
Bunny Luv has been printed with Versafine Onyx Black & coloured with pencils. I've layered both the image & background onto pale blue & craft card & the sentiment comes from "Everyday Verse".To finish I've coloured the white organza ribbon with blue ink to match my design,  added some gingham Card Candi & a touch of Stickles to the bunny hearts.

So follow the links to see what the rest of the team are up to..

 Crafty Debs (you are here)
We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. And, of course, as always on the HMFMCB, “anything goes” is always an entry option.  Link your entry to the linky tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016.

There are prizes!! Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!

Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

  1. Create something fun and a little bit wonderful. It’s not a talent show, winners are randomly selected. Use an HMD image plus a stencil on your work (or choose “anything goes”). It doesn’t have to be a card, it can be any kind of project. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
  2. Post your creation online. You can post it anywhere that will give it a unique URL (internet address). Most folks have a blog, but you can post on Flickr, or PhotoBucket, or even on your Google+ account. (ps…creating a blog is free! What are you waiting for?)
  3. Get the URL for the specific post that contains your project – click on the title of your post, copy the URL from your browser’s title bar, click on the inLinkz picture on the HMFMCB post, paste your URL into the tool. Add your name and email address and voila, you’re entered!


  1. Your Happy Hopper is so adorable! I love the bow you added. Very pretty.

  2. Oh this is ADORABLE! Gorgeous color and the double glitter technique is fabulous! Thank you for sharing today.

  3. This is one of those, and I love the glittered background so much. Thanks for sharing this technique using the stencil. Sweet baby card.

    HM DT

  4. Fabulous card - love the image and the sentiment you used is perfect. In fact I love everything about it; the stencilled background is lovely and a new technique to me; the bow is gorgeous. x

  5. Totally adorable card!!! Awwwwwwww!!!
    <3 J

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