Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Good Luck

Its time for a new challenge on Everybody Art Challenge this week its a sketch. I'm pretty sure I only cheated once and that was for the lace and ribbon I've a sneaky feeling it should be under the mat its above.
Other than that I think I've kept pretty much to the sketch.
My papers are LOTV, flowers are the EK Success punch and the sentiment is a Woodware one.
The image is a Saturated Canary and I know here in the UK there are the Race for Life events going on, this image is perfect for that.
Do pop over and check out the team, also hope you can join us this week.

Friday, May 22, 2015


No card to show but I do have my turtle which I crochet. He fits in the palm of your hand and I'm so pleased how he turned out I don't think I gonna be able to part with him.

Here's the link to his pattern, apparently he's called Sheldon.

He also has a little tail.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Christmas in May

It made a nice change to colour up a Christmas image for the latest Blog Hop and I chose my favourite Winter Fairy Talva. She does take a bit of time to do, to make her icy wings I used glossy accents with glitter but I have to wait for that to dry before added the flower soft and fun flock mixture to made fluffy bits on her clothes.
For a change I used the Spellbinders Majesty Oval but I think the Floral Oval is still my favourite, I cut out the centre before lifting the die to give it a frame over my image. The Holly is Martha Stewart punch but I added an extra leaf and the Ivy is a Sue Wilson but chopped up to fit.
The papers are a download from Nitwits but its not as wishy washy in real life and what happened to my ribbon because its changed colour when I photo the card.

So you should of arrived from my teamie Julie and I can't tell you Hop, Skip and Jump to anyone because I'm the end of the hop. But if you didn't realise there was Hop pop over to Heidy's where the hop started.

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from someones comments so make sure you comment on everyone in the blog hop posts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stencil It


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Inspirational Color Swatch 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


We are showcasing THE CRAFTERS WORKSHOP 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

Last week I used stamps and white embossing powder this week I've used a Mini Echo's from Crafters Workshop stencil but first I run the card and stencil through my big shop but left the stencil on to blend Simon Says Stamp Blush Pink and Hero Arts Butter Bar onto the white space. So although not obvious in the photo it gave a nice raised finished.

Then I stared at it for a while because if I wasn't careful my card would look like last weeks so I chopped the corner off it almost broke my heart since I was so please with how it turned out.
I needed some flowers so I used the Simon Says Stamps Favourite Flowers now this I did use last weeks technique by stamping and white embossing before blending some colour on. I cut them out and now I needed some leaves well the Simon Says Stamps Cluster of Leaves are permanently on my desk (my craft die box is too small so it lives on my desk).

Now it needs something behind the flowers and leaves so I got out my Spellbinders to chose a die to work behind the flowers and the smaller one from Oval Majesty was just the right size and again I added colour before I lifted the die from the card.
To finish I needed a sentiment and since I needed an Anniversary card for my Sister and BIL I used the one from Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banners.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Circle Easel Card

We're looking for non angular cards for this weeks Everybody Art Challenge and I'll give some free advice if you plan to make a circle easel card, buy it. I'm pretty sure some canny craft company sell them. It was touch and go that this card didn't end up in the bin.
Not helped that I made it when I was pretty exhausted and ready to give up card making its a wonder I finished it.
The cute image is of course Lily of the Valley and so is the fabulous papers. My flowers are Upsy Daisy from MFT.
The sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Soaring for you set, love that those three words work for almost any occasion. The circles were made using Lifestyle dies since the largest on fits my Big Shop.

Now its your turn or I at least hope you can join us this week and don't forget to check out the team.
Thankfully I've manage a few cards without having a meltdown, long may it continue.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Button Birthday

Liking the lighter mornings otherwise you could still be waiting for a card because I didn't have one today but managed to make one yesterday although no time to photo it.
I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch and my Pure Innocence Cute as a Button has been coloured for a while so long that its now sold out at Simon Says Stamp where I brought it from.
I used the Happy of the Happy Birthday die from Simon Says Stamp and used the Birthday part of a sentiment from their Birthday Messages. The flowers and fence are all my MFT but did use a small circle punches for the smaller flowers.
I've paper pieced her clothes, for some reason I always feel she needs to be dressed this way, the papers are Doodlebug.
Fingers crossed I have another successful day making cards and not just filling up the bin.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Full of Love

Another quick schedule post not sure how I will be feeling so I thought I better sort this post out. I made this layout at the retreat I went to in March. Although not made for the challenge some of the elements mean I could enter it which I wasn't going to but my sister made me.
How could you not used these photos. The papers are some old Authentique ones, the denim coloured papers are perfect the a jean loving boy.
There's some stitching round the some of the mats, some silly fool it would be a good idea, won't be doing that again in a hurry.