Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Waiting for Rain

Since I never know how I'm feeling when we return from MIL I decided to schedule my Everybody Art Challenge card and this week its a sketch. Yes I know I cheated a bit my clouds replace one of the mats, a bit of artistic licence.

My papers are LOTV and I used Mo's Waiting for Rain image, her raincoat cried out to be paper pieced. Originally I used the white paper with the flowers on but it didn't show up well so I had to start again using the white daisies paper worked out much better.
Yep that Upsy Daisy flowers from MFT again and the fence is from the same company really do need to try and be a bit more originally. Oh dear my clouds are MFT but I have used the two smaller clouds of the three that the die cuts.
Do pop over and check the team, also hope you can join us this week.

Monday, April 20, 2015

For Mr KCS

I had made my BIL his card using random numbers but he sponsors football team at the one of the Leisure Centre his company cleans. They are mainly made up with lifeguards that work there. The first year they actually made it to the final, I remember it well, we all turned up and it was flipping freezing I said if I had to go again I was bringing my duvet. Luckily that didn't happen till this year and I was coming back from the Craft Retreat so wasn't up to going which is typical because they won!

Without being rude my BIL is the old guy holding the cup! I decided to change his card to the one above. I've used Dr Digi Mr Dumberton since I think next year he should join them.
Not sure on the papers I think they could be Echo Park but the number border is a new die but I cut it out a couple of times in different coloured papers and cut out a few of the numbers.
Fence is MFT and I made the rosette with various punches but the word champ was computer generated although the sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp. And it simply wouldn't be right not to add glossy accents to his glasses.
Hopefully BIL had a good Birthday no doubt I will hear all about it when he comes home from his holiday.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Christening pocket pages

I've made some Christening layouts but still had loads of pics I wanted to use so once again I've made a couple of Pocket Pages. Although I'm kicking myself because for some reason I thought Love pocket was a large one instead its two and I had to cut my foam word in half to fit.
The words are Kaiser, the flower is Simon Says Stamp and the Cross is Cottage Cutz die. Celebrate is a Penny Black word die and the grass on the cross is MFT.

Again the flowers are Simon Says Stamp and words are Kaiser, the teapot and cup are MFT the swirl is too. The cutlery I found in a box of odds and ends, I should in theory painted these white but they I think I can get away with doing nothing with them, well I have to now they're truly stuck now.
Coloured letters are out of pot of excess letters I keep when cutting with alphabet dies and the black stickers are some tiny letters I've had for ages.
The photos may look crooked but I have taken them out of their pockets to photo they alway look clearer this way but they are now back safe and sound in their correct place.
I think there is another set of Pocket Pages waiting to be done for the Christening and then I need to look at the Harry Potter photos to decide how I want to scrap them.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Other Half

So here's the other half of the stamp from last week, you can see now that I had cut them in the wrong place and it would be far better to have just the two bunnies talking to each other. Instead of which you have a bunnie trying to pretend his not there so he doesn't feel like a gooseberry.
Now I'm pretty certain this is a sketch but has my image wasn't has long as it should be I had moved the fishtail banners from under the image to the side to make use of all the clean space.
My large flower is Upsy Daisy from MFT with CC Designs leaf.
I'm trying today to make a couple of DT cards since I'm not sure how I will be feeling after the flying visit to MIL tomorrow and also I'm hoping for an injection in each on my shoulders at the doctors on Wednesday never sure how they react but know its worth it in the end.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mojo Foxy

Now I have had this cute foxy die from Taylors Expression for a while. He is on the small side but works for an A5 card and add the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week and he fits right in the circle mat.
The papers are Doodlbug but I do feel I've used two different packs here Hello Sunshine and Sugar Shoppe.
My little bit of grass is a MFT grass die.
Even with some brads out of my very large stash of brads the card still felt something missing so I added the clouds and the kite from the Simon say Stamp Lets go fly a Kite.
The sentiment which not crooked even though it looks it is from the same Simon Says Stamp set has the kite and clouds.
Off to swimming this morning and even though the sun is shining the warm temperatures have slipped a bit so no sunning myself with my e-reader this afternoon maybe I'll actually make a card this afternoon.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Flowers Blog Hop

Its my turn to chose a theme for this months Dream Team Blog Hop and I chose flowers. Really my image doesn't have a lot of flowers just a little tulip that the little darling is watering. Now my cute image is called April very apt for this hop and you can find her in Mo's shop.
My papers are from LOTV and the individual flowers are punched with an EK Success punch but I coloured them with copics to match the Memory Box border. Which I cut out in white and again coloured in with copics and several fingers too.
The sketch is last weeks Sweet Wednesday sketch but I'm a couple days late but love that it inspired the card.

I'm the start of the BLOG HOP so now to continue the hop you need HOP, SKIP and JUMP over to Heidy's Blog
sorry folks I linked to Julie by mistake but link it OK now.
Don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win one of the two vouchers to spend in Mo's Shop
If you get lost pop over to the Dream Team Blog where the whole blog hop run is shown.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Make you Own Background


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the April Showers/Spring Flowers 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


We are showcasing MY FAVORITE THINGS 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 have decided that this is one of those cards that look better in real life. It is a busy card but the camera seems to make it even more busy.
I used the MFT Four Corners set but I only used one of the corner to make my background, to be honest I picked the wrong one there was a larger one of the set that I planned to use but picked up this one instead.
It would have meant less to cut out.
Any way I place double side tape to the back of the card I was using so I only had to peel it off and stick the corner. The card mat was a bit bigger than I need so I could cut down to size and therefore have a neater finish.
I then used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to make my frame and used the Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish. Now when I took the Stretch Your Dies one of the classes cut down the flowers to add on top of each other. I tried it, look pants so I decided to use the smaller flowers to add to the larger flowers.
To finish I used the Simon says Stamp Dies and Stamps Wishing set, I did layer the Wishing possibly three times altogether to help it stand out more in all that white. Some pearls to finish out of my stash job done.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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I have quite a few pages of Scrapbooking in my drafts and I know if I was showing one a week that I'm probably behind so I thought I would show some while waiting for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This is a double layout which I tried to do in the Pocket Pages style without the pockets. It did mean I could decide what size photos and mats.

The papers are Crate Papers some really old ones that I've been sitting on for years. The Ivy die from Sue Wilson and the tiny flowers are punched from Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.

The Bullrush reeds and Fireflies dies are from Impression Obession, the letters are some old chipboard again I've had for soooooo long.
Since my heart was really into making these pages they turned out OK.
See you at 2pm