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House-Mouse Blog Hop – Week 2

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.


For this card we have Mudpie and Amanda Smelling the Roses the background is the Dreamweaver Large Damask stencil.


bet you haven’t seen paste like this before! Well it is sludge paste, yes sludge paste a special jar that you keep of leftover paste, this jar is a mix of  translucent paste that has been coloured with Metallic F/X and made a perfect soft background to go with the stamped image.


Just paste as you normally do, dip the pallet knife right down to the bottom of the jar. Can you spot the careless pasting?


hidden by turning the pasted pieces in the opposite directions


The greeting and the mice have been layered on the Stampendous Fitted Frames. The stamped image has been coloured with Sakura Colouring pencils.


I think that my over sized bow finishes off the card nicely!

Don’t forget to hop around and remember to join in!

Dorrie’s Doodles (you are here)


House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog

Woodware Craft Collection

The Stencil Specialists




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!



3 thoughts on “House-Mouse Blog Hop – Week 2

  1. Breathtakingly beautiful. Your sludge paste (lol…) is just gorgeous and goes so well with the damask stencil and that sweet HM image! Just lovely in every way!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Gorgeous Dorothy !! Lovin that stencil !!

  3. This is the cutest card! Love the panels you created with your stenciling and Wow! That sludge paste is gorgeous, and I bet very nice to have within reach for quick and pretty stenciling.

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