Monday, November 22, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,, Envelope Art

Thanks for all your lovely entries to our Friends challenge on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)

This time it was Sue K's turn to choose the theme and what a FUN it is !!

ENVELOPE ART !! decorate an envelope !!! easy !! :-)

We are sponsored this week by RK Stamps who will be giving one lucky entrant a choice of HM stamp !! :-)

I decorated mine very simply compared to some of my teamies !! I just went with the thought that this will be going in the post and not handed to the recipient, and it will definitely be going air mail !! I used this gorgeous Butterfly Express image that was in a set by Joanna Sheen. I coloured it with copics and added a little star dust stickles. I won the postage stamp on a challenge a long time ago and can't remember who made it ,,, so if anyone knows can you tell me :-) I used an air mail stamp that I bought in a stationers and is well used ,,, the address was added in picasa and is not actually written on the envelope :-)

I used the small butterlfy from the HM set on the envelope flap and the sentiment was in the same challenge win :-)

Challenges :

Die Cut dreams ,,,,, Anything BUT a Card

The DT have made some AMAZING beautifully decorated envelopes and you have to go to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them :-)

Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)

My goodness ,, the time is just flying by ,,, not many weeks left to Christmas and I have done NOTHING in preparation ,,, thank goodness I have been making Christmas cards all year, at least I have a few of those. On saying that, I am going to try to sell as many of them as I can to raise funds for the Gozo SPCA and if I sell them ,,I will buy the SPCA Charity cards for family and friends :-) After all it is all for a good cause eh and every little helps !! :-)

Anyway ,,, time for another fab sketch designed by the lovely Sue and don't forget to tell us what your new or unused stash is :-)

We are sponsored for this challenge by the lovely Katarina at Whiff of Joy so a gorgeous stamp on offer for one lucky entrant :-)

For my card I used this lovely LOTV Collecting the Tree stamp, coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink . I then used Star Dust Stickles and Diamond Dust for sparkle. The papers are very old and neglected Papermania ones ,, these are from a blue set ,, not sure what they were called, I also embossed some white card with a cuttlebug folder and inked with Stormy Sky Distress ink I used a Martha Stewart border punch and snowflake punch and a small Woodware snowflake punch too. I added some ribbon from my drawer and a few glimmer dots to finish :-)


LOTV Glitter and Glitz
Craft Your Days Away ,,,, Christmas Trees
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle ,,,,, no Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend,,, Winter
The Stamp Man ,,, Christmas and TH product ,, distress ink
PaperPlay ,,, Let it Snow ( 2nd entry)
Anything Goes ,,,, Let it Snow

Thank for looking :-) The DT have mde some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Sketch and Stash Challenge blog to see them :-)