Saturday, February 13, 2016

White on White

I wanted to make a card today but it had to be quick one, well this one was fairly quick although the Penny Black Background die decided to be naughty and I had to cut another one since the first one didn't cut properly.

The Penny Black word stamp I've had for a while and I stamped and embossed in gold, I thought this would be better than black on white on white card.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die which I cut out first then stamped and embossed.

The tiny butterflies are a Memory Box die I recently brought since my tiny butterfly punch I've had to throw away since it wasn't punching that well and was hurting my hands. I have layered them twice along with the Penny Black Lots of Love die to help it show up better again because it was a white card.

The inspiration for my card comes from this week CAS this sketch 159 not sure whether to enter since I may have gone overboard on the sentiment part.

Friday, February 12, 2016


Goodness I have a card for today but I don't have one tomorrow and hopefully after swimming this morning I will feel up to making one.

I saw the sketch on Mojo Monday not even sure its this weeks and I thought the daisies could take the place of circles on the card so I used the Stitched Daisies from Simon Says Stamp and the banner paper is Taylored Expression which I used a Simon says Stamps Stitched Rectangle.

All finished with a fish tail banner using again a Simon Says Stamp Birthday greeting stamp. I'm cheating really since all these dies are always on my desk in a pile and I only put them away when the pile keeps falling over.

I've looked and this is indeed this week Mojo Monday sketch no 434.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Saved again by the marvellous images from Mo Manning, this time I've used Hug which could be used for a thinking of you card or Valentines. I think if I do use it for a Thinking of you card I will add a die cut word Hugs, not sure I've got one but I can soon remedy that !

The papers are Doodlebug and when you not sure how to embellish just get your favourites out like the EK Success Retro Flower punch, glad that I can still punch with it. The leaves are Memory Box but I've cut them up to suit my flowers and where I have placed them.

The frame is Spellbinder Floral Oval and I used the La La land Corners but I have double layered them because they weren't showing up well on the patterned paper.

We now have water, the Dining room is almost ready for hubby to start painting and fingers crossed we will have the date for MIL funeral today.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One Layer


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This week the challenge is...

One Layer!

For this challenge you may add die cut pieces and embellishments but the front of the card should look like one layer. We know this one can be tricky for some folks, but we also know you guys ROCK OUR SOCKS every week, so we can't WAIT to see what you do with the One Layer challenge! Your designs inspire us! Show us what you can do!
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To make my card first I used the Bundle of Stitched Shapes from Simon Says Stamp to make the size of card I want. I then used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval and embossed the centre, I also used the same die to make a mask for the centre.

I then used the Paper Smooches Swirls and Curls stamps and using a Black dye Inkpad stamped round my oval. The Handwritten Greeting from Simon Says Stamp looked a bit lost in the centre so I add the black ribbon.

You may think this isn't one layer since I've stuck it onto a card but in the past I've made so many mistakes I'm not prepared to waste card stock stamping directing to the actual card. So my first card is what it would look like if it was made as a one layer, I suppose you could emboss the bundle of shapes and cut round the three sides and fold along the top.

To be honest although most people would be happy with the above card I'm a mat and layer type of gal. So I lifted the front of the above card and mat and layered with black and white and now in my opinion job done.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016


It had to be a quick card for Everybody Art Challenge since I could only make my card last minute and this weeks challenge is for Hearts.

I was going to add flowers and point to the heart hiding behind my image but in the end I decided on some yellow polka dot hearts to match the stocking my image is wearing.

The adorable image is from Saturated Canary, I pretty sure she came with a group of images. The papers are some old ones no idea who since it was a 12 by 12 and I had cut them into 6inch and no manufacturing strip in sight.

The hearts are a Simon Says Stamp Die with graduating hearts and I used an old corner punch to make my rounded corners. The twine is of course doodlebug.

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At last the plummer should be here soon to fit our new cold water tank and finally I can flush the loos, I've been an extra burden since I can't lift the buckets of water to flush them.

Monday, February 08, 2016

January Card Kit

I felt really guilty that I had been sent the January Simon Says Stamp card kit but time has been racing away that I hadn't used it yet.

Before the decorator and all that happened last week I did manage to make  a couple of quick cards and to be honest with what came in the kit does help to make than quickly. Sorry if they are not very inspiring.

The worse part of the first one is actually cutting the papers once that was done it was a case of putting the card together and adding a snowflake which is Simon Says Stamp Alexis Snowflake and the Stitched Snowflakes. To finish I used the glitter sprinkles that came with the kit.

The words were on a patterned piece of cardstock with the kit and cut off the snowman, again using the Stitched snowflakes and sprinkles. Oh and the silver glitter ribbon is self adhesive and again from the kit.

The penquins and the words were again from the patterned cardstock and cut to suit my card. Stitched Snowflakes to finish. Still have loads of stuff left.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Heart Pants

Phew things have been a bit chaotic round here for the last couple of days. First the bad news that my MIL passed away on Wednesday, she was very frail.
Second decorating is a messy business especially the amount of rubbing down the walls needs and the dust its makes and the cleaning it takes to clear it but the walls have been lined and ready for painting.
 Thirdly the cold water tank in the loft has sprung a leak and started to come through our bedroom ceiling unfortunately the plumber can't get back till Tuesday and the only water we have is in the kitchen so I'm looking forward to going out today and DS is cleaning his bathroom so we can descend on him for showers tomorrow.

Now I've recorded all that lets get onto some more interesting this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge and its for Red and/or Hearts, my little Hedgie has both.

Now my card I'm just thankful I managed to make one since I spent most of yesterday dusting my craftroom. Since I will probably give this one to Hubby I wanted to make it more of mans card and that was my mistake its not like you can plaster it will flowers.

The papers are some new ones I want to say American Craft but don't hold me to that and I used my scallop nestabilities to cut my scallop circle frame.

The Love You die is from Simon Says Stamp but it does have an I but it didn't look right so I added the stiched heart that came with the Simon Says Stamp Surely Stitched Heart border I used on Wednesday.

Don't forget to pop over to check out the challenge and the fabulous creations the team have made.

Today I'm at the Bracknell crop and although I've packed my bags my heart is not really into scrapbooking today but it will be nice to get out of the house.