Monday, January 26, 2015

Hey Mr Tambourine Boy

Finally I do have a card it may be a bit pants but at least Mo's My Tambourine image saves it. My problem is motivation, I've prioritize DT work sometimes it flows into another card but sometimes I sit and move paper around till I give it up as a bad job.
I did make a card over the weekend which I can't show till they receive it and I made a layout which need photographing, so maybe I'm just being a bit hard of myself.
Anyway back to the card I've used the Friday Sketch, the papers are Kaiser and I've faux stitch everything sight. To finish I've used MFT musical notes.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Perfect Love

I'm still relying on sketches this one is from Sweet Sunday Sketch 252 and since I found my favourite love words from Simon Say Stamp Perfect Love. Apparently I had it in my scrapbooking bag for when I was doing some wedding layouts.

I also used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares and Bundle of Stitched Shapes. To finish I added the small heart and outline heart from the Simon Say Stamp Heart Doily with the added Holiday Shape Heart in a colour to match the words.

The background is a Penny Black Interlocking die which decided it would misbehave and several runs through the Bigshot told it I was in charge. I added pearls I could have used Liquid pearls but at this point I didn't think my patience to could be pushed that far.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Thank goodness for Sketches so they can inspire some creativity because mine is definitely up and down. This time I've used Sketch Saturday and one of the recent new images from Mo Manning a new fairy called Maybelle.
The papers are from LOTV and so is the stamped sentiment. At this point it looked far too plain, I know I'm into more CAS but there's CAS and there's CAS. So I get out my favourite leaf die Lavish Foliage from Memory Box and grabbed an old punch from EK success to make some tiny flowers with added pearls for the centres.
Since I cut through the top of her wand I added a glittered star and added glitter on her wings with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. Now it looks OK.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Have a Heart


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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Thank you for joining us for the It's a Guy Thing Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing GLITTER RITZ AND WINK OF STELLA 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
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Even I'm amazed how well this card turned out especially as card making has been a struggle lately. Of course after I made it I realised if I had moved down the stamped sentiment I could have added Sending using the new die.
First of all the papers are from a Simon Says Stamp kit and my little Penny Black chap is called Hot Pants and I have used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to make the white mats and the small coloured ones.
My stitched heart was made using Simon Says Stamps Bundle of Shapes and the extra stamped hearts were using the Simon Says Stamps Surprise Party stamps and die set.
And because I love this sentiment I used Lots of Love again from the Soaring for You.
Annoyingly the camera doesn't show it but I used the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen over my balloons and cheekily over his pants!

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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My daughter has already put this on her FB timeline and tagged me so I thought I better pop this on my Blog. I'm loving crochet at the moment and I can't keep making granny squares for blankets so my daughter suggested making toys.
I saw this book on C&C ages ago briefly has flicked through the channels which was selling it with some very expensive alpaca wool, then Jak made some, reminding me about the book. So brought it from Amazon its called Edward Managerie.
I can say there were times I nearly threw it in the bin especially has I realised I had made it the wrong way round and unpicked it yet again. I also seem to twist the limbs whilst going in rounds. I've used ordinary cheap double knitting wool it doesn't give the natural look the alpaca would give but keeps the price down if I give them away.
The worse thing is stitching the legs on so that they would sit unaided so I would recommend that you made a weighted bag to stuff inside which is suggested. I haven't got any weighted beads yet but that the plan when I hubby get time to take me to Hobbycraft.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Clipppety Clop

Time for a new challenge on Everybody Challenge this week its for a sketch.

 My card may look bear but I've left enough room on the side for a number well thats my excuse.
Of course the little chap is from Mo Manning called Anthony. I used the Tim Holtz clock die for the circle in the sketch and the MFT fence for the band going across but I did have to move the sentiment because Anthony foot was in the way.
Do pop over and check out the team, also hope you can join in with us this week.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Everytime I mention I'm going into my craftroom it doesn't happen so I'm not saying it now especially since I managed to get some cards done yesterday, they may be warts but at least I'm making cards that are not for DT.
I do need however to pay more attention to the sketch on the sketch challenge. This one should be for the Freshly Made Sketch but there should be strips down the side.
Oh well it gave me a starting point, I saw the Memory Box Jasper die which made me think of the sketch. Then I rediscovered the Elizabeth Craft Flowers that I rarely used.
I decided to use the Bricked embossed folder for the background and used the Simon Says Stamp Greetings and Sketchy Banners with a double layer Birthday die from Simon as well.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mason and Mummy

The pocket page I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge was just that a page and when you put it in the album it wouldn't be revelent to the page next to it so I made a 12 by 12 to go with it.

I used the same papers and the same things that I used on Wednesday with the added larger hearts.

The pic is one of my favourites and there's some journalling in the corner, how is was her dream to be a Mummy. Even though the path can be hard, dreams can come true.