Saturday, August 29, 2015

White Daisies

I did warn you that I've my mice stamps out, this one has to been a favourite. My sister had this stamp and was happy for me to borrow whenever I liked but that meant thinking about it now I have it in my collection and can get it when I want.

The papers are some favourite ones from a card pack why is it I can't cut through favourite paper till its the only one left lucky the brick one had one strip left so it had to go the way of the bricks.
I've used my Upsy Daisy dies from MFT you can see how I'm making cards at the moment just grab my favourite things. The leaves are Simon Says Stamp Cluster leaves die and so the Congratulations is theirs two. The word die is fine but fiddly if you layered it twice but worth it in the end. I find having a pokey tool or toothpick(new one not used) to butt the curves into the letters.

My card making yesterday didn't much happen with several intteruptions they were all good ones but did have an effect on my crafting so I will be hiding out in my craft room till at least two cards are made.

Friday, August 28, 2015

LIM Puppy

I think I maybe in time for Less is More challenge which is for a sketch. My little chap is Penny Black Tranparent Image, I'm always worried that the critters were on the bit of the small size but this set seems to be OK. I did have to stamp him a few times before he was good enough to for colouring.
I stamped one on the angle but the others were for layering.

The paper is an old I think it could be Fancy Pants, I laid a piece up against the image and trim round it, finished with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders. Also with the sentiment that sits on my desk.
I also used a Stitched Frame from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of shapes luckily I decided to this before layering my image when I realised it would be very plain.

I managed to finish Stuart Minion to give to my nephew, now I need to make one for my daughter!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sketch Snowman

When I saw this weeks Sketch Saturday, I remembered the High Hopes Snowmen Heads which were already colour, match made in heaven maybe not.
The first one I tried to add snowflakes and stars from an Cuttlebug die and made the panel with punched rounded corners and left it with white space. Looks fine in real life!

Somewhere along the long I had used the Christmas paper that I had put with the Snowmen heads so I had to find some more. First attempt didn't work not sure if this one was any better. I had given up on the sketch now, how could I add snowflakes to already pretty snowflakes so added some gems to the snowflakes printed already on the paper.

This was the card I was going to put the Snowman head but the colours didn't work so rather than waste it, I added a Simon Say Stamp Snowflake which now looking it could have done with another layer to help it pop. The sentiment on all the cards are a Penny Black one that came with a clear set.

My minds being diverted to crochet a new set of granny square but I'm aware that next week I will be feeling pants so I need to get plenty of cards and things in my drafts.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Anything Goes


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I had seem a card where the images were left black and white and it just so happens that I had the Hero Arts Etched Daisy stamp and thought I would give this a try.

First I made a couple of masks this is how some of the daisies look like they are behind each other.
I coloured the the background with my pencils. I quite like the finished look.
I also cute out a daisy to place beside my sentiment.

The sentiment is made using Hero Arts Handmade die and stamp set but I didn't like the words so I hunted through some Simon Says Stamps and quite a few fitted but I decided I liked this one from Soaring for You the best.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Little Kid

Saturated Canary a few weeks back had some new images which I picked up a couple including Three4thekids, they are so cute I had to get them, not that I have any kids!
I decided to cut her out, then layer and I added glossy accents to her glasses. I think when I make her into a card again I may paper piece her pinafore.
The papers are LOTV, favourite Memory Box die and some Elizabeth Designs Flower dies. I can't help thinking the bottom space needs a sentiment.
I love British Weather not! Saturday we had tempertures into the 30c yesterday it halved to 15c with enough rain for the year's total.
No card making yesterday was in and out all day and then decided I needed to get on with my minion, today I should get into my craft room today and I must colour some images for DT work.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Freshly Sketched

It seem only right to create something for this week's Freshly Made Sketch since it is their 200 challenge and I was the The Queen of Clean of their 100 Challenge.
So when I flipping through the Doodlebug paper I saw the waves and the contrast check paper and thought it would work with the Simon Says Stamp sailboat die then of course you need clouds. Used my favourite cloud dies from the My Heart Soars die and while I was about I decided to use the matching stamp set to make my kites.
I was discussing with someone how to send I'm thinking of you card rather than a get well card for a friend undergoing an operation for cancer and you don't know how bad things really are. Sending Smiles is more uplifting and more postive response and I so glad Simon Say Stamp sells the Sending die and the Happy and Smile stamp set.
I've recently been sent some Stamptember goodies and yesterday I had a bit of play unfortunately nothing I can show yet. Today I must get down to finish a Minion, Hubby had control of the telly for a change ( usually he gets relegated to the bedroom telly) but it does mean crochet and watching football is a no no for me, nearly finished my book though!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Crochet Post

I've just realised I haven't photograph the CAS layouts that I have done so far for Hubby's 60th in Spain but since I'm running late I'll post about my crocheting instead.
I finally finished the Dahlia Granny Square Throw, I find making the square easy but the border is hard for me to hold and I end up having to work  with craft gloves to stop my hands from hurting so much. I'm not very good at borders it seems this time I've added two many stitches. I will bear that in mind next time. But its going to my niece for her Macmillan Coffee afternoon

My first attempt at a minion, I found the yellow wool even though its double knitting its thinner than the rest of the wool, so there's no room for a mouth. So I'm making another and using different size hooks seems to be working at the moment.

We off again to MIL again soon and I need something to crochet in the car, so here the colours of my next granny square blanket. Love that the Woolwarehouse send the wool in these bags, I put my blanket above in one, makes a nice finishing touch.