Sunday, August 02, 2015

Coffee Cup Flowers

Well it started of as a card using the Mojo Monday Sketch and then it went its own way. I thought I would used the Simon Says Stamp coffee mug die and their Fresh Daisies die.
 I'm not sure about the leaves now but it came from their poinsettia die which have a few loose ones.
The sentiment came from the Floral Bookmarking stamps again from Simon Says Stamps and that reminds me the little stamped background came from their Thinking of You. Oh and I used their Stitched Rectangles as well.
This was suppose to be a quick card errrrr things started to take longer once I decided to use gold embossing powder.
I'm having issues with colour on my new PC it seems to make all white colours a bit yellow and I'm not sure if I'm enhancing white or yellow!
Shouldn't really complain at least its faster and doesn't have meltdown moments.
Bit of luck I shall make a couple more cards today if the Sunshine doesn't call me outside, tomorrow we are visiting Hubby's friend from work at Littlehampton. I'm looking forward to it haven't been there since I was a child.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Hot Summer Colours

First of all I'm sorry there have been nothing posted for a couple of days not sure why I thought I would be able to make cards after a busy weekend. I did quickly make a card for today's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
It is quite a simple card using the bright colours from the Taylored Expression papers. I used the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles to make my frame and the Stitched Sun is from La La Land die.
The Birthday sentiment is the one permanently on my desk made into a fish tail banner. Of course my little chap is a Penny Black Slapstick stamp Called Nose to Nose.
Do pop over to Penny Black Saturday Challenge and check out the rest of the team.
Meanwhile I shall try and have a successful day making cards.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Anything Goes


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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Oh dear I made this card before I went away for the long weekend to see MIL hope I can remember what I used.
First of the papers are a mixture of Echo Park I love Sunshine and Sunny Days Ahead which shows you can easily mix and match.
 This week we are showcasing Penny Black and I thought I would get a clear set I've always been worried the images are too small especially for the way I layer my images but goodness as you can see my the Penny Black Missing You clear set are a really good size and the two other images are equally as good.
I also stamped the toadstools from one of the other images so I could have some toadstools for embellishments.
I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles for my two circle frames and I also used the Spellbinders circle nestablilities to finish off the frames.
I used the Simon Says Stamp My Heart Soars for the clouds, not forgetting the Simon Says Stamp Wishing die.  To complement the wishing die I've used the stamp set Sending and Wishing from Simon Says Stamp.
Not forgetting the little bit of grass using a die from MFT which is to help hide the join where the yellow dotty paper meet the green pattern along with some white ribbon from my stash.
Right I better schedule my post for 2pm hope I have better luck than the one I schedule for Monday!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

For Mum

We travel back from MIL today not sure now thats a good idea, four hours in the card dwelling on the fact its Mum's Birthday and the first one she's not here to celebrate. But I did make her card although I did smile when I realised that she would prefer some glitter somewhere, anywhere.

I chose the Sarah Kay image with her tray teapot and cups, she did love offer a cup of tea to whoever knocked on her door and when she couldn't make it any more she'll get my Dad to make it.

The Oval is from Spellbinders and the leaves are Memory Box Fresh Foliage still a favourite with me. The flowers are EK Success punch. My cup/mug is from Simon Says Stamp but the saucer is from MFT teapot stamp and die set.

The sentiment is a Simon Say Stamp set and I had planned to make a fishtail banner but then last minute tried it across the corner and liked it so it stayed.

Happy Birthday Mum

Sunday, July 26, 2015


I thought I would actually used the butterflies on this Friendship Butterflies from Simon Says Stamp, I've used the tiny butterfly and the leaf stamp but not the others.
I made the middle mat by edging the sides with the leaf stamp and used second stamping of  splats from Wplus9 Ink splats.
The patterned paper is Echo Park I love Sunshine which just happened to be the perfect colour and the sentiment is from Sending Happy Thoughts again from Simon Says Stamp but I do believe its out of stock but any large sentiment would work.
I couldn't add pearls to the large butterfly because if would go over the words so I leaft the medium one too but there had to be some somewhere so I added a few to the little butterfly.


Its only right when some new Splash of Color dies arrived from Simon Says Stamp that they need to be used to see how they work and give some ideas to how to use them.
So I got my hands on Wavy scalloped stitches borders and with the Less is More challenge for snippets I raided my scrap bag of matching colours and cut out strips using the lighter one for the smaller scallop and so on.
Of course then it failed to be LIM because I decided to use the leaf stamp from Simon Say Stamp Friendship Butterflies stamp set with Versamark because I wasn't sure if I had all the inkpads to match the cardstock.
To finish I made a Stitched frame with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles and finally the new Simon says Stamp Congratulations which I layered three times and all the time I was cutting and fiddlying with double sided tape my brain was saying funky foam, funky foam which I would only have to cut once!

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Ok I know this is a fairly quick card but once I found the plane paper there was no need for any embellishments. I used the MFT Fence and Grass die to make the little chap is on grass. The reason the bit of grass by his feet look like it about to fall off, I'm in to minds to keep it on.
Of course my little chap is from Mo's Shop he is called Dream isn't he cute. I know he's not a new one but I couldn't believe he wasn't in my collection. I think he is a stamp too but not sure if he is a Penny Black cling or another firm.
But have you seen this fabulous image called Airplane and you still have time to use the 20% off, in fact you have all of today.
Fingers crossed I get to make a card but we going up MIL tonight instead of early hours of Sunday morning to see if my body copes better this way, you can but try and see.

Friday, July 24, 2015



Once again I find myself without any cards in my drafts and only this fella is left. I made him for a friend who sent a gift for going to her Stampin Up party and I know she loves frogs.

First of all I found it tricky to find a nice frog pattern even brought ones, I'm not sure where this pattern came from you but I did actually buy it on etsy.

I love his eyes but I wonder if they are too far back in his head and love his web feet so he was a great learning curve.

Mmmm why did I photo him like this. Even with all his faults his new owner loves him. My next job apart from crocheting more granny squares for my current blanket but I have the need for a minion.
Its Ok I do have a card for tomorrow it needs photo-ing.