Saturday, April 29, 2017


I did manage to make a Penny Black this week, I paper pieced one of the flowers from the Efflorence stamp set. The papers are some old Doodlebug, you know the ones that are left over because you're not keen on but it turned out OK.

My frame is MFT and I used some beads for the centres. The sentiment die and words are from Simon says Stamp and I cut the word out in fun foam for quickness.

Hopefully I'll get into my craft room today and some point send my photo from my iPad to my PC so I can add an update on my demelza blanket.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Baby Fairy Daffodil

Another quick card even though I cut out Mo's Baby Fairy Daffodil in two parts, the fairy then the flower.
I'm pretty certain I used this sketch before, it must firmly planted in my brain.

The MFT scallop frames are cut with glitter paper no idea why, maybe withdraw symptoms since I haven't made a Christmas card for ages.

The papers are of course Doodlebug it was then I felt a bit lost how to decorate the card. I felt I should have some daffodils but I don't have a die so thats why I decided to used some Stitched Clouds from Memory Box and that seemed to work. The sentiment if from the House Mouse clear stamp set.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Newton Nook


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Showers and Flowers Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing Newton's Nook Products. You don't have to use them for 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

What's better than one Pug that'll be two not sure if my body colour is correct but they still look cute. I've used the fab Newton Nook Pug Hugs even brought the dies too.

Now lets see if I can remember what I used first off the papers are Echo Park I Love Family, one design was wood looking so I cut my Memory Box Birch Tree with it. Now you can really see it but I cut in half, the first bit with the branches stick out the top of my sentiment mat and you can just see the base just below one of the pugs. To make it look a tree I added some leaves with Poppystamps Sprig die. 

I cut my sentiment mat using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and the actual sentiment came with the Pug Hugs stamp set. Once all stuck down I realised I had a large white space the top half of the rectangle and it annoyed me. Orginally I thought of stamping paw prints but didn't have one small enough, will have to rectify that one soon. But I did know I have some paw print dies from Paper Smooches Dog Icon Wise dies, the actual die I used is the one with a paw print inside the circle it was just the right size. The paw print was cut from the scraps left over from cutting the tree.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Grumpy Skater

I need quite a few mens cards just for myself to send and I'll be honest I'm not keen on making them. Not even sure this one works although I love the image from Dr Digi who make brilliant men images.
Oops I've just noticed a bit of leftovers from die is sitting on my sentiment, trust me its not there now.

The papers are really, really old and I made the frame using my Simon Says stamp Stitched Rectangles but added a red mount to help it pop. The stars are Simon Says Stamp and you noticed I've used their Stitched fishtail banner, yes you guessed it didn't stamp well and it had to be replaced. The other sentiment is from Stampin Up seemed perfect for the image.

I getting a bit cheesed off with my health at the moment I seemed be suffering from minor aliments one after the other.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beer Hat

I had the perfect papers for these photos. I had to add the orange because of what my DD is wearing.
The border is a Memory Box die with a sneaky join which even I can't work out.

It's a simple layout to try and speed my scrapbooking up. The title is made up with Cricut letters and Memory Box Alphabet dies.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hedgie Flowers

I'm using my new MFT edging dies not that you can see, my Penny Black image is hiding it along with my Upsy Daisies flowers.

Yes my papers are Doodlebug not sure which pack. I think my leaf swirl die is also MFT.

My image is from a clear stamp set again not sure which and my craft room looks like a bombs hit it so not sure where the stamp set is at the moment. So my first job today is to tidy up.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beer Dwarf

So I needed a card for my BIL who is known as Grumpy and he does love a drop of beer, so this image called Dwarf 6 from Mo Manning was perfect.

He was a bit of a devil to layer, so parts had to have part tucked under another layer but part still had to be on top but in the end he was worth it. Once the layered were dry I used a silver pen for the diamonds on his wrist bands. When that was dry with a cocktail stick and glossy accents I added a drop into each diamond to give them a realistic look.

The papers are some very old ones, some people who have been scrapbooking many years will recognise Basic Grey I think they were called Vagabond. I brought the beer die from Ally Pally and used a white pen and a gold pen to make my label.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Frames with the MFT Stitched Stars to decorate. The sentiment is one that is left on my desk using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners. Since its a mans card that was pretty much it.