Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Birthday Love

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Hello, all! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us for our Fun With Felt Challenge! We hope you will join in with our new theme this week!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is...

ANYTHING GOES!

Yes, it's everyone's favorite challenge! Just make sure your projects are NEW projects! We love seeing all of your awesome entries for the Anything Goes challenges!
We are showcasing Technique Tuesday Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used! Technique Tuesday offers unique products that you just can't find anywhere else. Be sure to check out the great selection in the Simon Says Stamp store!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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I've used Technique Tuesday's Ranunculus stamp but as soon as I stamped the flower I knew there was two many layers to 3d so I settled in just cutting out each bloom. I also cut out the stems they were a bit more difficult and I used a craft knife.

I recently treated myself to some embossing folders and this one is called Weathered from Taylored Expression, I thought it would give a bit of interest to what would be a nearly white card. I blended some ink in the corner for where my I planned to stick my flower.

My card was looking Ok I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle although you can't really seem the faux stitching but I know I can add a sliver of coloured card and it will be a perfect fit for the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops. I planned to used enamel dots but the placement was down to the fact that after the card was nearly finished it acquired a couple of dirty marks.

To finish I used the Simon Says Stamp Sending die and their Sketched Ranuncus has arrived in my craftroom and I used a couple of the sentiments to finish of my sentiment.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For Girls


I forgot that Everybody Art Challenge is on Europe time and a hour ahead, I really need to get my act together to schedule this post the previous day.

So this weeks challenge is for a card for The Girls and this cutie was in my small pile of coloured image and she is called Waiting for the Parade.

The papers are Doodlebug and the image is perfect for a red, white and blug parade. The sketch I found on my card sketch board in Pinterest but I've managed to make an almost mirror sketch to fit the image.

There's some Lawn Fawn Scalloped Borders and La LaLand Heart Banners. For quickness I've used the EK success retro punch and the fact I haven't found a die to replace them. The sentiment is an old one from Stampin Up, also the punches surrounding it.

Sorry about the squashed ribbon didn't notice when I photo them but I've straighten it now.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Sandy


I had an idea in my head but I'm not sure in managed itself onto my card. The papers are Doodlebug and the curve is using the Simon Says Stamp Curve Border and in theory I've created with the papers the sand and sea!

I cut round the Stampin Bella Sandy and her Sombrero, I don't do this very often but I wanted to stand out a bit from the papers and this one way that helps. Once thats done I layered her as normal.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Skies Stamp and die but I've noticed I haven't embossed the back so there's no dimension. The Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle is used once I had layered my sand and sea and I used the Avery Elle Scallop frame.

I like the idea of the strip by her feet but I may have to change it because I noticed the stamped sentiment is slightly crooked and not very central I obviously was disappointed and rushed a bit.

I do warn you about posting warts but at least I think I can rectified this one a bit.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Life Documented



When I was lucky to receive the April's Simon Says Stamp card kit I was unwell and it was days before I even opened it. When I did it was full of Simple Stories 6 inch paper, stickers as well as a stamp set. I took one look and knew I wanted to use it with these photos.

I had downloaded them from FB and found they wouldn't print a decent photo any larger but they work so well as photos for pocket pages.  Although I cheated this is actual a 12 by 12 with Pocket Pages mats so will fit in 12 inch album page.

I added Simon Says Stamps Cluster of Leaves and Stitched Daisies dies, also the hearts are made up with the small outline heart in the Simon Says Stamps Small Doily Heart. The Stitched Star is from MFT and the letters are Memory Box Alphabets Soup Upper case and lower case die and the rest is out of the kit.



I kept every bit of scrap patterned card so I could make a normal 12 by 12. I used all of the above plus the Simon says Stamp Stitched Square which I use with the scraps to make my patchwork background.
This probably was one of the fastest layout I made recently and was a lot quicker than the imitation pocket page I did first.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

kitty sailing


Senior moments are coming thick and fast lately, first I didn't think I had a PB card for today, was a bit shocked to find one in my drafts! Oh there's more apparently I made this card for the mid way Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is by the way for masculine creations.

I'm pretty sure I used a sketch from somewhere but I can't remember when I made the card so there's no chance I will remember where it came from. The scary thing is I do know the papers are Doodlebug and the square of waves is from a Simon Says Stamp die, so is the notebook border and the birds. Birthday sentiment is an old one that sits on my desk and my fishtail banner is with the banner punch from Stampin Up which they are now retiring. Bakers' twine is also Doodlebug.

Having a bit of a struggle with making cards it seems Mr Mojo has moved out again hopefully only temporary.

Pop over and check out my team-mates on Penny Black Saturday Challenge, there's still time to join us. Don't forget we're not far away from from Father's Day.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vintage Ladybird


We are blog hopping over on Mo's Dream Team and this month theme is Vintage.


I'm hoping the Vintage looking paper from LOTV  and the Marianne die is enough for this theme. I tried to be clever with the mat behind the cute image. I first stamped round the edges and then because I wasn't sure I like this I stamped a wood effect stamp as well.

The little cutie is called Baby Fairy Ladybug and it gave me an excuse to use the Elizabeth Designs Ladybugs die.

To finish I made a rose floral spray with Memory Box Tender Fern and Fresh Foliage.

Because I used the die for a frame this turned into a rather large square card that I've now got to make an envelope or a box for.

Hopefully you have hopped from team-mate Gaynor and now you need to HOP, SKIP and JUMP over Lou's Blog. Don't forget to comment along the way there are a couple of vouchers to be won this month.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fun with Felt


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for our Flowers Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the names of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is

FUN WITH FELT

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp 'Spring Plush Release' Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and another senior moment, we are using Simon says Stamp Products the bit I missed was Fun with Felt. I confess I don't have the dies but lucky for me one of my team-mate did and she sent me some felt using Blooming Heart die. When I checked out the die I was impressed that you get all the flowers etc to decorate your heart.

You can buy everything you need to make your plush felt ornament including loads of colours of felt here at Simon Says Stamp.

I added a bit of stuffing in my heart but you could make a lavender bag to place inside.


I then decided to make a Book Card to place my heart in the middle, biggest problem, I hadn't made one for ages and had a hard job tracking down a tutorial. I used this one for metric measurements, you can use the blogs translator if you need to read the details. I found this one in imperial measurements.

To make my acetate front, I used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles before sticking together. I put a false front and back to hide where I stuck the ribbon to fasten.

Also in the tutorial it punched a border on one end of the concertina folded card but I die-cut the Lawn Fawn Scallop Border separately and glued on after the inside was made.

I used the Simon Say Stamp Stitched Daisy and Cluster of Leaves to decorate the front.


Here's a side view so you can see the concertina folds that look like book pages.

I was really please how my heart and book card turned out then I saw the fabulous creation by my team- mates and check out Kath's Blog from Simon say Stamp Monday Challenge team.

Hopefully the Simon Says Stamp team decide to make some felt dies for Snowmen, Penquins etc for all those Christmas Fayre's that happen in December.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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