Friday, April 29, 2016

Sending you Love and Hugs

I needed a male get well card but its possible this wasn't the end of his treatment so rather than using a get well sentiment I used the Simon Says Stamp Sending die with the stamped love and hugs.

I decided to use the boat die from Simon Says Stamp along with the splashy waves die which I haven't really used much. I was really please that the sea die fitted inside the Stitched Rectangles so I could have a frame.

I used Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Skies stamps and die for my clouds and it has those fab bird stamps. To finish I used the large rectangle in Simon Says Stamp Stitched Bundle of Shapes. I then backed it with the red and white paper that came from the Doodlebug Anchors Away pad which also had the bubbles and not forgetting I paper-pieced the sails on the boat.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


I saw a wonderful card by one of my team mates from Mo's Dream Team. you can see it here. As soon as I saw it I thought I could do this. The sweet image is called Frost it is possible that you will see her again and again before the years out.

I had a background die from Taylorers Expression as you can see it works a treat. I added the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Frame you can make with two of the dies. I'm not sure if Hellen had used this but I added a layer of acetate to help my image to be layered.

At the time of making I was in a bit of a rush so I grabbed a snowflake die and cut it out fun foam which gives me dimension and I cheated with the sentiment I used a peel off.

All credit with Hellen she makes some fabulous cards.

Another day shopping looking for boxes for the new shelves so I can move my stuff out the drawer cupboard that almost blocking the hall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Couple of Daisies


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Mmmm late evening sun is probably not the best time to take a photo the cream colour is suppose to white!
Anyway I love this Stampendous Daisies Mix Cling Stamp and you can buy the dies to match if you don't like cutting them out but you know I love fussy cutting.

So I started out colouring my Daisies and I still have another Turquoise and Pink still to use did I say I love Daisies. I stamped and coloured two for the petals and one for the centre, the second one for the petals I cut off what look like petals behind petals.

Then it was a case of playing with different styles, the first I decided to place my daisies inside the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Squares Die and also used the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Wavy Scallops borders to give a bit of interest. I layered the top and some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite then used Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes over the two.

Finally I added the Scallop Mat from Avery Elle Sweet Scallop and the sentiment came from Simon Says Stamps Stamp Birthday Messages.

This card was made the same way but I used the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles the largest the set has and it means you could see more of the Avery Elle Scallop background. Also the sentiment came from Simon says Stamps Handwritten Greetings.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mr and Mrs

Time for another challenge on Everybody Art Challenge this on is for Wedding and I got the chance to use my Mr & Mrs stamp from stamping up. I embossed it silver but I had to do it twice because I had stamped on the linen side of the card and it didn't quite stamp that well. So once I used the heat gun once I quickly added more powder to heat it again.

I used a Spellbinder die but before I took off the centre die I blended some colour round the the edges and then I embossed the words. I also add some sticky pads to raise the centre.

I stick the outside die cut to the paper which I think is an old sheet from Stampin Up, then cut round the edge and stuck onto another white card for a border.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Golden Wedding Anniversary

One of the cards I've made recently that I had to wait till the person receives it. It does look rather busy but in real life its not that bad.

First of all I embossed two Bricked by Tim Holtz you may be wondering why two, the reason is simply I made a square card and the folder is for a rectangle. My join is under the ribbon which I wish I just used my white grosgrain but it was stuck and wasn't going to be moved.

My Arch Window is from Spellbinders back with gold and the numbers I think are Simon Says Stamp numbers but I cut them twice and layered.

My flowers are Memory Box Fresh Foliage and the flowers are memory box too along with Weeping Willow finish with some gold pearls. The sentiment is LOTV that is gold embossed.

Glad to hear the couple who received it loved it.

So this was the empty alcove in the dining room that had three shelves on bars at the back, which housed the PC and a lot of other stuff. 

Here's the alcove now looks much nicer although the fitter was annoyed that the display shelf in between the glass cupboards wasn't bubbled wrapped like the bookshelf and was damaged. But it should arrive this week and his is making sure it does because he doesn't get paid till the job is finished.

The other stuff apparently isn't allowed back so muggins here has to find new homes for everything. I have one little cupboard that now has 6  7lt really useful boxes full of Penny Black stamps and I've even sorted out some to give away. Now I have to find somewhere for the next 12 drawers of crafty stuff.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bubbles and Balloons

Last two layouts for my Mum and Dad renewing their wedding vows this time some of my great niece and nephews. First of my Gt Niece keeping the youngest Gt Nephew amused with some bubbles. The camera has made by bubble stand out more which is not the case in real life.

Balloon and Bubbles were the order of the day to keep the little ones amused and my layout I decided stars and balloons were the way to go.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Panda Bear Hugz

Goodness me another card for today, Simon Says Stamp has a new release called My Favourite and they very kindly sent me a stamp with cuddly animals on called Cuddly Critters.

So it was only right that I made a quick card especially has my eye went straight to the cute Panda and I knew I had to get out my Memory Box Bamboo Shoots and to make the bit of grass is MFT grass fields die.

Of course the stitched card is Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Shapes die. That just leaves the papers which I think are MFT Tranquil Textures .

Last thing I did was to stamp the sentiment in the corner which was from the Simon Says Stamp Abby's Spring Showers which was perfect and for some reason on my desk.

There's a blog hop using the new release which you will find here.

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Balloon Kitty

I actually chose this stamp to see if it would work with yesterday's sketch but since I decided on the other stamp I couldn't not use this chap.

The sketch is a Freshly Made Sketch from a couple of weeks ago and with the help of the matching paper pieced balloon in my image I think it works.

Very simple with only a few dots punched out and embossing then stuck on in the plain white corner.
Finished of with a sentiment that lives on my desk stamped directly onto the card and its straight.

I sitting at a lovely new desk that as been fitted into a dining room alcove and we were lucky with our fitter who knew he onions. He was gutted when he found out a display shelf was damaged but he's ordered another and he lived local so he will be back next week with it.

Some of the wall needs a touch of paint so I can't fill it up with stuff and photo's will be coming soon.