Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Simon Says Transport


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  Anything Goes 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 ,,,,,,,,


so any mode of transport, planes, trains, cars, hot air balloons, or whatever else you can think of.
We are showcasing SIMPLE STORIES 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 always check out the sketch on Splitcoaststampers sometimes I use it but not always that week and thats the case with the sketch I used for this card. I've used SC506 and if you put that code in the search on the gallery at SCS you will find cards that have used that sketch too. I've discovered it was week of the 17th September. 
Hopefully they weren't expecting CAS because my card may started that way but it didn't finish that way. I needed to put the embellishment down and step away from the card.
I decided to use the Penny Black Auto Hog and although you can't quite see it I added Glossy Accents for the window screen and lights. The papers are Simple Stories Home Spun and used the ones more suitable for maybe a mans card. I decided the card was bit plain once I used the Simon Says Stamps Happy die and the Sketched Greeting.  
I decided to use the Simon Says Stamps chevron Clouds of course it would help choosing a colour that would show the chevrons but they still look good especially when I took a black pen to them a drew some faux stitching. But the Simon Says Stamps planes die were on my desk and they kept crying out use me so I tried with two but that wasn't good enough so I added a third. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Keys is the new challenge on Everybody Art so I found my Quickutz key die and cut a couple out. I saw the sketch somewhere but now can't find it.
The card didn't quite turn out as I hoped the papers I'm pretty certain is Echo Park and of course my image is Saturated Canary. The corners are La La land and my flowers are retro flower punches from Ek success.  The large flower has a snowflake centre before placing the circle but the little one just used a circle.
 The perfect sentiment came from Simon Says Stamps.
Do pop over and check out the team.
I still have a DT card to make for next week then I can concentrate on yet more Christmas cards.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A CAS Penquin

I made this card a couple of weeks ago but since I missed the challenge deadline it got overlooked but to be honest I haven't been making that many cards lately so I finding my drafts post coming in handy.
I believe the sketch was Freshly Made sketches but I chose to replace the bottom border with the snowflake border from Memory Box.
Then I added the image which was mat and layered with an added ribbon to hide the edge of the border. Add the LOTV sentiment and of course my penguin is from there too.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Something Blue

Found it, this was the first idea I had for the Less is More Mostly Words challenge. I used the Hero Arts Stamp and since the mixed blue ink I had was pigment, once stamped I had to emboss it. So when I stamped the sentiment I also embossed it. Then I coloured the the word Blue with a pen.
The background shows up a bit more in real life.

New Home

The challenge on Less is More this week is for  Mostly Words so an idea popped into my head and while making it another idea arrived in my head. Since I've lost the image of the first idea I better post the second.
It helped that I've a couple of large word stamps from Inkylicious. I did think to colour the some of the letters but I thought it would distract from the little scene at the bottom of the card. The scene is from Memory Box and some scraps of card stock.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Here I am trying to give the impression that I've made a snow-globe with the circle and the top note die, but looking now I could have done with a bit of pink round the image to help it stand out more.
The papers are LOTV and the cuties are Penny Black Hedgies, my holly is a Martha Stewart punch that I have added an extra leaf.
Now I've recovered from Wednesday I plan sometime in my craftroom or at least make a card. It been frustrated because I can't crochet at the moment, the granny square bedspread is too heavy to hold while doing the border round the square. So I'm attempting some felt ornaments since they're not very heavy to hold.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Week 36 & 37 Scapbooking Pages

I'm seriously behind with my layout a week but I'm going on a weekend Scrapbooking retreat soon so hopefully I will catch up. These two pages are to beside the Project Life type pages I've already done here.
Using the same papers from Fancy Pants and my large Palm tree is from MFT.

Spellbinder Poinsettia

This is why you use four by four squares and not three cos once the middle is covered up with a mat it loses it randomness. The paper is left over from making a card and rather than waste them I thought a patchwork card was the way to go.
I used the Spellbinders poinsettia dies along with the Penny Black Holly die. The sentiment is from LOTV. The strange coloured faux stitching is actually gold.
Our trip to London turned out fine, the trick is to plan before you leave especially with the underground although we only used the Jubilee line since most of the stations were catered for wheelchairs. Green Park was interesting with all the lifts. We finished the day by going to see the Jersey Boys.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tolo Fairy

I'm scheduling my post today because I don't know if I will be up too early after the adventure we had planned yesterday. I've been amazed by the poppy pictures of the Tower of London and we are attempting to use the public transport with a wheelchair in tow. It could be interesting.
But back to my card and the lovely Tolo Fairy from Mo Manning she is adorable but I apologise for my card because the Dream Team have done amazing cards with her but Mr Mojo suffered over the weekend. Once again saved my the sweet image.