Friday, September 19, 2014

Puddy Cat

Poor little chap has been sitting in the wings of my draft posts waiting to be posted. First of all he is a digi from Sugar Nellie and even though there is lots of details he still works well layered up.
The papers I'm sure is Echo Park Splendid Sunshine and I saw the sketch on Pinterest it too had a button on the side.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches I do recommend you put double sided tape on the back before cutting out but I also cut out another in scrap card so it help with sticking the letters onto the card.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Warts and All

I wanted to join in with the Less is More challenge this week but I run out of time before I had some injections that I know will affect my crafting and anything else I'm able to to do for a few days. But I was determined not to let it beat me, by the time this simple card went in the bin several times, this one was the best of a bad job. Check out the entries all of them are so clever and inventive.

I also wanted to have a play with the Book stamps from Simon Says Stamps Kit last month and I used the Bookmark dies from Simon Says Stamps. The triangle is a corner bookmark die but I used it for my bookmark to sit in so you can lift it out. I like my book mark hate the card!

My daughter wanted an RSVP card I tried to match the invite which you can probably tell is Black and Gold haven't shown her yet but its a bit flat and I hate that black glitter card, the glitter is falling off onto the white card and I spent most of my time with a paintbrush flicking it off.


Its time for another Blog Hop with Mo's Dream Team

It's Alice's turn with a theme and she has chosen Fall Images or Colours. It gave me the opportunity to add to my collection the Fall Fairy Jesen and to use up some Autumn papers.
Not please with my camera the colouring of the pumpkin even I was impressed how well I had done but the camera just hasn't picked it up.
The leaves cut out of some the papers are Impression Obession leaf dies and my all time favourite Spellbinder the Floral Oval. I've also used this week Sketch and Stash but replaced the circle with one of the large leaves.

So hopefully you have jumped over here from Julie's Blog and now you have to Hop, Skip and Jump over to Heidy's blog. Don't forget to comment there's a chance for a couple of winners of some vouchers to spend in Mo's shop.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chrismas Tag


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


you can make a tag or add a tag to a card/project.
We are showcasing TIM HOLTZ PRODUCTS this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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

I'm going to be honest has much has I love seeing amazing tags from other people its not something I do unless its really quick and easy ones for Christmas. So this challenge is a real challenge for me and as soon as I see we have to use Tim Holtz products I tried to create similar to the great man himself which is way out of my comfort zone. But I love how my tag turned out.
First off the card is from Authentique Joyous but one of the plain ones that back the design lucky I didn't like the pattern on the other side. I then stamped the fir from Tim Holtz 2014 Christmas Blueprints twice. Then using a gold pigment inkpard I quickly before it dried stamped the brick wall using a wooden stamp called  Bricked its quite small stamp so I had to use it several times helped out with a Stamp a ma jig.  I used gold embossing powder in my stash. The pointesettia from the blueprints set was paper pieced with some red and green from the same Authentique pack.
I then did something foolish and used a white pen on the fir and hated it so I tried to rub it off but it left a bit of residue which actually give me the look I was looking for. I added a bit of gold ribbon again from my stash and stuck it on a card so I could photo it better.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Simon Says Stamp

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

Time for Coffee

I recently received this month kit and I thought I better make a couple of cards before the month flies past me. The top one was a quick one, I cut out the the coffee cup with the fabulous die that came with the kit in some scraps of kraft and pink I had on my table, oh and bit of brown. Stamped with the Khaki inkpad that came with it too  the sentiment from the stamp set and swirly steam stamp. The card is 10cm by 10cm which is just perfect if you had to make a few thank you cards.

I paper pieced this coffee mug with some of the papers and that sentiment was in the stamp set too. You can tell I was rushing I forgot the bow on my bit of twine. I will remedy that later with a new photo when I load my Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card at 2pm.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


This weeks Everybody Art challenge is to use a Paperclip. I knew I had some coloured ones somewhere and eventually found them. I used just one with a little bit of ribbon and used it over the sentiments.
My sweet image is from Mo Manning called Taste of Winter and the papers are from LOTV. Since I used the a paperclip I thought it would work with the notebook punch I've got from Stampin Up.
Then I used the usual suspects of riboon and snowflakes to finish. These days paper clips come in all shapes and different sizes so pop over and check out the team to see what fabulous creations they've created.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Heidi's Birthday

Not only is September the month Simon Says Stamps have Stamptember but its also Heidi the owner's birthday. Since I love the sentiment on their Birthday Messages stamps I had to find an image to work with it. The image is from Art Impressions called Cupcake BFF and along with the Ice Cream die ticks all the boxes needed for the sentiment.
The Happy Birthday is also a Simon Says Stamps die and I used the Spellbinders Floral Oval with a La La Land corner to break up the plainness at the top. I'm pretty sure the papers are Authentique Radiant.

I have a list for cards this week some important birthdays and DT cards to make and after today quite a busy week anyway.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


The Splitcoaststampers CAS289 challenge is for back to school but thinking about my card looks fairly busy so I'm not sure whether to load it to the challenge.
I used the  Simon Says Stamps dotty background die over the background I did with the colours of the stamped pencils again from Simon Says Stamps called Colour and Sunshine the sentiments in the fishtail banners came from the same set. The word Colour is using the odd letters I have left after using the Memory Box alphabet die.
To be honest as I put it together I thought that it was going to look awful but if it looks ok in real life.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Penny Black Robin

Didn't realise that my card looks crooked, I'll have tried to straighten my Penny Black Robin card before posting. Still not sure how the camera can make the card straight at the bottom and crooked at the top. I know its a proper square because I used the lines on my cutting mat to line up the ribbon and papers etc.
I sort of followed the Sweet Sketch Wednesday but I used a circle for the centre which was allowed. The papers are from LOTV.
The card looks fairly busy but apart from ribbon and a few red pearls thats it.