Saturday, July 26, 2014

Busy Mouse

Oh this turned out far busier than I thought it would hope it doesn't overpower my little mouse image. I'm still trying to use up all the Bo Bunny papers. The sketch is one I found my goggling card sketches but stupid me didn't think to save it.
Of my little mouse is a Penny Black and I decided to use the Memory Box Lavish Branch die and I found this flowers in my stash which I place where the flowers are on the branch.
Mmmm my umbrella looks a bit flat but it isnt.
So its an early start today to take back MIL home and it looks like it will have to be an early start on Sunday too.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chalkboard Lollies

I love that inside the Simon Says Stamps August Kit there is a piece of printed chalkboard and just add some paper pieced lollies using the stamp set and it almost a finished card. I just added the printed banners and heart with a bit of twine from my Stash to finish off and job done. Really quick card.
Since we're staying home today I'm hoping I can finish off the card thats been on my desk for three days now. Its just waiting for the image to be layered

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bowled Over

I'm really not sure on the banners, yes the fish tail works but the the other one not so sure but I do love the trees in the Doodlebug paper. Also not forgetting Mr Dunderton poor chap definitely looks henpecked. Well the Missus let him out for a couple of hours to play cricket and since she has no interest at all in the fair game she nicked his credit card and off to do a bit of shopping.
This was going to be my son's birthday card but decided on another it also reminds me my nephew went on a stag do that included playing with Devon Malcolm couldn't have been much fun dressed up as Kermit.
Obviously Mr Dunderton is from Dr Digi and the sketch is from Sketch Saturday a couple of weeks ago.
I've managed to make a card for next weeks Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge had to be a quick one cos we took MIL to Wisley yesterday. Today we're going to Bird World which we haven't been for years so be interesting to see how its changed. We had thought of going to Marwell but since its a full house of family and a hot car and three adults squeezed in the back for an hour and half might not be a fun idea.
Sorry I haven't been able to blog hop but hopefully after this week I might be able to track down the goodies I had put aside for a candy. Just wish I could find them.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Embossing Bella


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


heat emboss, dry emboss or you can use embossing paste.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I couldn't decide to heat or dry emboss so I've tried both. First of all using a scoring board like the Martha Stewart Scoring Board I embossed the lines down the sides of the main panel.The camera just about lets you.
I've never had much luck with white ink pads you only have to look how many I've got to see that so I decided to heat emboss with  Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set, in fact I've used the small rose from the set. Stamped on the paper with Versamark and used white embossing powder. Does make it tricky to use an embossing tool to give them more depth but I think they work with the cute image.
Onto the sweet image is another Stamping Bella called Opal the Optimist and the papers are Authentique Flourish pack. Nearly forgot I finished off the card by using the Happy Birthday die from Simon says Stamp.
I thinkg thats it, oh not quite the tiny scallop border is MFT.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cowboy Baby

Another Tuesday, another challenge from Everybody Art Challenge and this week you have to use Corrugated Card. I was able to cheat a bit here, I have a rippler ( I think thats what its call) that makes card look like corrugated card and make the border across my card for my twine.
Of course my baby image comes from Mo called Tex I did erase the toy on his side to make my life easier with the cutting and layering but I still made sure the Mo's copyright was left.
The papers are Simple Stories and my stars are Spellbinders but I used the die to draw round to get the red mat for underneath the actual stars.
There's just enough space left to add a number, well just about.
Now don't forget to check out the team and hope you can join us this week.
I shall be around but my time on the PC is limited with MIL arriving today.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ice Cream Truck

I was determined to use this months Stamp Kit from Simon Says Stamp often it arrives and time flies out the window. But I saw the stamp set of Ice Cream Dream and the cute Ice Cream Van Diecut they needed to be used. So I cut out the white from the window and though you can't see it I've added acetate behind it.
Used a Memory box Landscape die  to go with the cloud paper that came in the kit.
Our little heatwave sapped my energy so I wasn't keen to stamp and colour so using one of the papers I stamped and just cut them out. I stamped on some scraps of Kraft card to make the lollie sticks. Now my lollies are good enough to eat.
The birthday wishes sentiment is from Birthday Balloon set and the I also used Talk Bubbles die but it was chopped up to fit the corner. The enamel dots are Doodlebug and the trick with them is just use a few and try not to cover the page but I still trying to learn that technique.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I class this card a bit of failure, love the large Hello and Doily Heart from Simon Says Stamps but my bunny lets me down. The Clearly Besotted was stamped in a pink that matches the card but the camera hated it and shes a bit wishy washy. Then I was keen on the white eyes so I dotted them with a brown pen thinking black would be too harsh but don't like this either.

So this time I used googly eyes and photo it in a difference place. The camera definitely didn't like photo the rabbit and the googly eyes are even worse now. Not sure how I can resolve or save this card.
Well the weather men got it totally wrong about the weather and the Airshow BBQ had the best weather ever. I leave you with two photos I manage to take and the highlight of the show.