Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Fragrant friendship - House Mouse - we love them!

30.3.11 to all the WOYWW-ers for 30.3.11 

Silly me, I have put the wrong link on Julia's page! Click here is the right link please - sorry!

Ah!! House mouse stamps, don’t we just love them? These were on my workdesk last week and now have been transformed!
I coloured the house mouse stamps (stamp is called Fragrant Friendship -Amanda and Mudpie) in a different way this time. The rose and stem were coloured first with my Dove craft Chalks which you can see on link of workdesk above, and then I coloured the whole image in my Promarkers and then again topped the rose with chalks .
I really liked the effect.
The card used the Ripe Razzleberry cardstock form Stampin’ Up and also used Spellbinder Curved Rectangles, and the Nellie Snellen Lace Border die.

Card 2:  I am entering this card in the House Mouse & Friends Spring Challenge as suggested by Sue from Oregon..Thanks Sue for the tip off!

Also a House Mouse; with same border at the bottom and card stock but different pattern and this time I  tried cutting outside the stamp method for the very fist time. 
And used my Petite Ovals in Spellbinders’ for the multiple mounting effect. A couple of hand-coloured roses were also added, with ribbon and my favourite pearls...and also Nellie Snellen lace border die.

CARD 3 : This card is a very poor spin off - it was triggered by the glorious post done here by a blogging buddy of mine - see Jocelyn's wonderful blog here!

The background print is one of Donna’s lovely papers which I have bought - Bearly Mine designs - BM Flower Delight 027 mounted on extended cardstock in plum, with D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.
The Print-blocks stamp of Lilies was bought in 1990’s and is a Brisbane firm; they may still make it.(# I- 2022). The lilies were coloured with my Promarkers and then sprayed with Diamond Dust Glimmer Mist as were the House Mouse images I rather like the frosted look it gives as well.
Then I use the Nesties Large Labels and Scallop punch for edge by Fiskars. One of few punches I can use, with Ribbon matching to finish.
This card was an order, and I do trust the lady loves it too. The greeting is Daily Bread one from Thinking of You Set.

Thanks very much for popping by and may God bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x.


Sarn said...

WOW - 3 very lovely cards there Shaz. I particularly like the HM ones as they are just adorable.
Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Shaz, House Mouse are so adorable, incredibly cute little fellas. That lily stamp really is pretty too, my favourite flower.


RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Love the way you have coloured the House Mouse card. (House Mouses and Gruffies are my only really favourite 'cute' stamps.) BTW I noticed that my Lincraft (Castle Hill) is selling the Big Shot for $160. (Is this a good price? Not that I have any intention of buying one, the Cuttlebug is fine by me.) Your cards are lovely, as always!

Kathryn said...

HI Shaz, I couldn't work out which was your entry for the Anything Goes Die Cuts challenge, so I picked these gorgeous house mouse cards! Love them, lovely colours. K x

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shaz, wonderful collection of cards, I love the DP you have used and the gorgeous stamps. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Sue said...

WOWzers, you have been a busy lady!! Love those little mice, colored beautifully. The dp colors are beautiful. All three cards a lovely. thanks for jo8ning the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Sue Drees

Stacy Morgan said...

All your cards are so pretty and sweet. Thanks so much for playing in the House-Mouse & Friends Challenge!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so happy that you popped in and joined our fun at House Mouse and Friends with your great HM creations! Lovely inspiration! Hope you will play along on another challenge too! Sue K from Oregon

Christine said...

Sweet image great colours nice take on the Spring theme..thanks for sharing at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

:)) ...Вика said...

It's very beautiful cards with mouse.
I very like it, and just few days before I've bought stamp with them=)

Dorte said...

Lovely cards you have made Shaz. Beautiful colours.Thanks for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
hugs Dorte (GD March)

Dragon said...

Aww lovely cards... Thanks for the tip for my pens ... Catch you later

Neet said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz - I love the colours you have used to mount the images on and those lace borders are just perfect.
I enjoy the way you photograph your images against those pebbles (am sure I have said this before) they look so summery.
Thanks for the peek into your world. #47

Marjo said...

Beautiful cards, house mouse is starting to grow on me. May have to break down and get

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW

Hugs Marjo #22 oops thats 23

JoZart Designs said...

Great HM cards! They look extra special on the pebble background... great idea.
BTW Have put you on the list for the Dolly Pegs!
Hugs JoZarty x

Sarah said...

Love the first card the best but they are all great - and the pebble background too.
Thanks for sharing your workdesk today. Wishing you lots of creativity until next time!

Sasa (Sarah) at 1

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww three gorgeous cards, fabulous colouring pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Karen said...

All your cards are really gorgeous Shaz, so pretty :)
Thanks for popping by earlier to say hello, I hope you are well?
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #79

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

These cards are eautiful - I love those house mouse stamps.
Rebecca (41)

Spyder said...

Love those House mouse cards, I'm a new fan, also love the stones in your pictures, think I've said that before. Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #51!

sue said...

thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Shaz, I could have sworn I'd been here already this week - don't know how I missed you. Your cards are just lovely and the BMD paper used in card 3 is just beautiful. Hope you've had a great weekend. Elizabeth x #96

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