Sunday, July 24, 2016


I realised I haven't taken the photos of my HP pocket pages but I have made a couple small crochet items. First is Olaf unfortunately he's had a hair cut and I'm not too sure on the rather large nose. 
The pattern said to stick the mouth on with a hot glue gun, I do have safe place! So I stitched it on.

Sorry for the awful photos.

Here's my Jellyfish, my tentacles are bit tooooo random but its first attempt so he will be better next time. ( I cheekily cut off the odd long tentacle with my camera)

Finally my little kitten he is quite small but he is the Daddy and the largest, hate to think how small the baby ones is.

You have to really concentrate to do all the increasing and decreasing so I've brought some more wool to make another blanket for those time when I can't ignore people and conversation!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Flowerpot Kitten

I'll try not moan what wrong with my card but I'm trying to find alternative for the snowflake punch. The sketch is now last week's Sketch Saturday but I've put my fishtail banners on the outside of my image mat.

Of course the papers are the fabulous Polar Pals from Doodlebug did warn you I've brought two pads.

The Stitched fishtail Banners, Stitched Circle are both Simon Says Stamp dies so it the smaller stars which from their Bundle of Stitched Shapes and the snowflakes are theirs too, Stitched Snowflakes. The large star is MFT Stitched Star dies.

The image is of course Penny Black called One Scoop and for a change I add some glitter mainly because the glitter was on my desk. Last of all the sentiment is again Simon Says Stamp again because I hadn't tidied away the Retro Christmas stamp set.

Busy weekend again this time I'm going to a class that Nikki and her friend Collette arranged and then I'm going to a family BBQ(its actually to celebrate someones Birthday who thinks its just a family BBQ but there loads more people planning to be there.)


Friday, July 22, 2016

Kit Flowers

I stamped and embossed in white on the Simon Says Stamp June kit and then I run out of time to make the card!

Its about the only thing I made this week, badly affected with the heat.  I used the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles for my middle base card and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Uplifting thoughts.

The heart paper was from the kit and the blue centres are also from the kit.

Sorry for the short and sweet post, I've just seen the time and I need to get ready for swimming and will add links later.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Not my best idea to schedule my post in one of the hottest room in the house even with the blinds and curtains shut so apologies if my Blog Hop post is short and sweet.

The theme this month is for Fun in Sun and since I've recently used Lacie it was only right I should use Justin's Ice Cream. He was nice and easy to colour, also to layer. In keeping with that I decided a CAS card.

I used Echo Park for the papers and La La Land Sun and Clouds die, the clouds are using fun foam.

The sentiments are both Simon Says Stamp and so is the Ice Cream die.

Now you should have arrived from Gaynor's blog and after me you need to pop over to Lou's. Don't forget to comment along the way to be in with a chance of winning one of the two vouchers to use in Mo's Shop.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Things with Wings


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Create A Scene 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

Things With Wings

We are showcasing Doodlebug 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

I love Doodlebug especially their papers, I'm forever buying another paper pack for example I have brought two of these fabulous Polar Pals packs.

I decided to buy the Penny Black Snow Fairies for Things with Wings it also meant because I layer my images I could stamp the group and no-one would see the overlapping lines when I had finished.

So once I had my group of fairies stamped I then used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval, I also used used the negative. I had scraps left over so I decided on using the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Banners and cut down to fit my card.

My Snowflakes are Simon Says Stamps Abby, Maryanne  and Stitched Snowflakes with a gem for their centres. Not forgetting I actually die cut them out of fun foam.

Nearly forgot I added some fun flock to my snowballs to give them texture.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For Mum

I saw this fabulous card on Pinterest  this is my take unfortunately there's a lot wrong with it and I'm not sure at the moment whether I will use it or not.

Things that are wrong, I folded the corner of two layers of card and thin pattern card. Trust me this doesn't work, I would have been better to cut the corners of the patterned and contrast card. Because the fold doesn't work well I couldn't get the right angle and for quickness I decided to use a peel off sentiment which now looking at it I don't like.

I like the papers which are LOTV old ones, like my La Laland corner dies and I like my butterfly. I guess I will be making another, maybe CAS.

I can tick off a couple of cards that are done for DT and I've made another male/boy card but I still have Wedding ones as well as my DT for next week. Add a busy weekend more CAS cards needed.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Oh no not another One Layer

Seriously this is really is the last time I do and one layer card unless I'm forced. We having a mid month reminder on Penny Black Saturday Challenge so pop over and check out some one layer gorgeousness.

This is actually a Penny Black Clear Stamp Set called Tutu Sweet, I do have the digi but I would go for the other ballerina in the set because this little cuties hair is tricky to cut and layer. Also I am far too lazy to add the ballet shoes and sentiments using the PC.

Colouring and One Layer are tricky too you have to keep in the lines but colour up to lines. To make the card a bit more interesting I paper pricked round the card.

Fingers crossed the weather will stay dry but it looks like it may be cloudy, there's the Farnborough Air Show BBQ planned at my sisters house. Not sure how much we will see since the rules about where the planes are fly have changed.