Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I'm in charge of posting the new challenge on Everybody Art so I schedule that but forgot to do mine.

Making a tealight isn't my thing, I make cards or scrapbook, but a lightbulb moment said why not use the Stamping Up die. The biggest problem with that I needed two to be exactly the same.

To make sure I cut two bits of card, first off tried cutting two together, trust me it didn't work no matter how many times I ran it through the bigshot. The next step was to score two lines to create right angle and then I placed the die in the corner and repeat on the second this worked out make better.

I added the vellum before scoring down the centre then using thin red tape stuck together. I have to say I cheated there is no bottom, I place the tealight cover over the top but I do advise to buy battery ones I wouldn't trust leaving it over a real candle.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Harry Potter Scrapbooking

Finally got my Harry Potter layouts done, although I'm not keen on the papers I chose. I went for the aged look because I had a job to find some that actually went with all my photos.

Very simple layouts and the fabulous Hogwarts Shield was given to me by a lovely new friend at the retreat.

The camera and clapper board dies are from Cottage Cutz and the small film strip could possibly MFT but the packaging has disappeared. At least now I can say that 2013 is definitely finished.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Doggy Stockings

I can't believe I've made one card this week, I have all my DT cards for next week to do yet. I'm not sure what I was thinkin when I placed all my card mats off centre including the sentiment, probably trying to prove something but that part of my card is bugging me.

Now I've used the Penny Black Jolly Critters but I have to confess the doggy and the stocking were connected but I got my scissors and they parted ways. This meant I could stamp as many stocking has I fancy without have to stamp part of the dog. This allowed me to make several to make a banner.

The stripy paper is from a Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus and I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares to make frame and card mat. And yes that is that sentiment again from Christmas Toys you know I love it.

Well the cards are not going to make themselves while I sit here on the PC.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog Hop

Not only is this another Halloween card its my theme for the Blog Hop. This is my final Halloween/Fall card I really need to sit down and make those pesky Christmas Card especially the thin ones for the post.

So back to my card, I've used the Lawn Fawn Lets Polka in the dark, using the Simon Says Stamp Hills and Slopes. The fences I've used recently and they are from Impression Obsession called Country Fences.

The tree is Memory Box Birch Tree, the bats and spiders are also Memory Box, finally the grass round the tree is MFT. My brilliant image is Hobson on Halloween which you can find in Mo's shop.

Since I'm the first point of call on Mo's Blog Hop  and now you need to Hop, Skip and Jump over to Olesya.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Think Pink


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Totally Resistible 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

Think Pink

As you know October is breast cancer awareness month. Apart from using some pink on our creations we all need to have a good feel of our breasts and if we notice anything unusual then we need to get them checked by a Doctor. If you are due for a Mammogram, make sure to make the appointment!
This week we are showcasing Pink And Main 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

You may recognise the sketch because I used it for my Halloween card a couple of weeks ago. So I layered the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid and their Beachside Pint Size .

I then used Simon Says Stamps Bundle of Shapes rectangle to make the main mat and I then cut the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops to finish it off.  My border is Simon Says Stamps Scallop Stitched Borders and the strip is a die that comes with Bundle of Shapes. They both needed a join which is hiding behind my penquin.

Apart from the actual Penquin and the wheels of the truck everything else was paper pieced using the Lawn Fawn papers. The stamp set I used was Pink and Main So Cool and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Uplifting Thoughts.

But there was too much white space, well in my eyes there was so I got the the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and cut out some tiny stars out the scraps of paper that was left.

I want to thank everyone for the lovely Birthday Wishes and a big Happy Birthday to Hubby for today.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Mmmm I thought I scheduled this post, good job I checked my blog. I was away at the weekend at a The Scrap Cafe Retreat and now I'm home I've crashed and burned. Bags have been emptied but it all has to be put away and layouts to be photographed before placing in albums.

Meanwhile I thought this would post itself, its my favourite challenge of a sketch on Everybody Art challenge

My little chap is a LOTV stamp and I'm really pleased I now have the digi much easier on my hands. I have to stamp about five or six times to get all the parts to layer the image, trouble is I don't think I can part with the stamp.

The papers are Doodlbug and the clouds are La LaLand, the sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp. The twine has cheekily replaced the band across the sketch. I didn't like the plainness around the outside so I added some faux stitching in a white pen but it didn't quite work but it had to stay.

I still not planning on doing too much today, maybe put things away and maybe colour some images ready for some challenges next week.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Autumn Photographer

Whoo Hoo my post is at the right time but thats probably because I'm not here and my post is scheduled.

So we have a mid month reminder for Autumn colours on Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This time I've used Penny Black Snap Shot and the papers are Echo Park Fall is in the Air.

I've used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Scallop Border dies and the Impression Obsession Leaves. The fabulous acorns are in the Simon Says Stamps Card Kit for October, they so cute.

So where am I. I'm at the Hilton at Bracknell not too far away and I'm scrapbooking all weekend, there will cake, sweets, possibly some alcohol and an awful lot of chatting but a jolly good time too.

Sorry for the quick post but trying to pack!!!!