Saturday, April 21, 2018

Croc


I love the Picture Book animals from Simon Says Stamp, they are so much fun. I actually blended some Oxides to make my Crocodile. I'm pretty sure the main body is Lucky Clover but the yellowy green could be Twisted Citron.  Note to self make a note of the colours.

Its the same with the blues could be Broken China and Salty Ocean. I saw someone's card using the Picture Book Sky Background with white clouds overlapping, loved that idea wish my brain wasn't like a sieve and remembered who did this.

I decided to use the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4 die to make a fancy waves. All it need now was a sentiment I used the Simon Says stamp Happy die and stamped the Birthday using the Simon Says Stamp Happy stamp set, I actually keep the two together.

The latest Simon Say Stamp Fluttering By has a Lion and Squirrel in their latest Picture Book dies, my craft wallet couldn't afford the Otter as well, anyway they arrived yesterday but the sunshine is calling me I wonder how long I can resist.






Thursday, April 19, 2018

For a Special Nephew


For some reason my Gt Nephew wanted an Army party, I wanted my card to be in the same theme. The image wasn't a problem I used Mo's Soldier Boy fulfilled that.

I had no paper even what I found on google images didn't really go with the image I had already coloured in. So in the end out came the Oxides I used the Twisted Citron and possibly Peeled Paint also maybe Walnut Stain but don't hold me to those colours several cards have been made since.

I used Simon Says Stamp Big Wishes for my sentiments and their Bundle of Stitched dies for my heart and star. The fence is an old one from MFT not sure if its still available.

I found the number and the today already cut out in my random cut numbers. I have this box because I refuse to cut the number dies individually rather let them fall apart from use.

I having to be very productive I have loads of events in May that need cards, plus my DT work and we away in May too. Now the weather as improved to Summer looks like maybe we skipping Spring altogether.


Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Glitter Pens

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Add Some Texture Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Sparkle and Shine  

We are showcasing Tonic Studio 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 the lovely Heidi and team Simon will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store ! 
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What do you do when you have quite a few of the stamped centre stars of the Simon Says Stamps Centre Cut Star Background use them of course. How to make them glitter after you stamped them onto white card use Tonic Glitter Pens, I've used the Midnight Shadows and used two blue coloured ones.

I had the Blue Oxides Background already made and I used the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles. Once done it needed a sentiment and the the Simon says Stamp Shine On has perfect ones to chose from. Now that I decided which sentiment I stamped with Versamark and used Simon says Stamp Silver Embossing Powder.

I needed some more stars I could have gone for some glitter card but what if you've used your last sheet. I cut out the Simon Says Stamps Stacked Stars, most of the stars have to poked out so before I did I coloured them with silver glitter pen that came with the set.

Now my wonky frame need a bit of silver to layer onto no glitter paper no problem. I cut the paper to the size I wanted and coloured with  the silver glitter pen a couple centimeters or if you're not metric about 1/4 inch all the way round.





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Monday, April 16, 2018

Crochet


Yes I making another baby Rainbow Ripple Blanket but I call the Baby Star Blanket. I've lost count how many I've made, you can tell by the colours that the gender isn't known.
Of course I making a matching comforter but I have two to make because I want to make a gift to an acquaintance
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It all stopped for these tiny booties and mittens, apologies for the yellow photo but they were quickly photo because they have been given away. They are for a premature baby that as recently be born at 32 weeks. I added my chapstick to help give you some idea of the size they weren't that difficult but knowing how tiny the baby is was very difficult to visualise.


This is a new bag for my wheelchair cushion, my first attempt many years ago the cushion kept falling out and it annoyed hubby so I finally managed after promising him for years to make another.

I was going to make a button to close the flap but in the end I put some poppers on. Slightly better version than the last one.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Black and White


Simon says Stamp latest release is called Fluttering By and if you love butterflies you  will love this release.

I was lucky to receive Centre Cut Star Background, it so reminded me that many years ago and I do mean many of medallion stamps. Where we cut out different layers and this background stamp called out to me to do the same.

I actually only coloured in with a black copic pen the little semi circles border and the second border on the large square. I cut out the middle Star and the middle couple of layers are the same level as the rest of the card. When I come back from swimming I'll add another photo to try and show the layers.

Black and white make very striking cards and love how it turned out and I decided to make a black and white sentiment which is very much on trend ( see I can be trendy) The sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Shine On stamp set embossed with WOW opaque Bright White.

Now if you love to see some gorgeous inspirations there is a Blog Hop today at 12 in the UK or 8 ET in the US of course if you can wait there was a blog hop yesterday information will be on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. It is on the blog where you can inspiration on previous release and there are galleries where you can load your Simon says Stamp card.

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Yesterday I went to my Slimming World group, I finally got my 3 stone certificate which I have slowing been chipping away the last couple of years and a bit. Which means I have lost 4 stone altogether when I started my weight loss journey many years ago. Now I have to decide how much more I should lose.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Fairy


She's not really called April Fairy but she is the image that Mo as chosen for us to use for the Facebook challenge. She is called Lydia and is only two dollars.

These papers are some Penny Black ones not sure if they are still available, just checked its called Summertime and I found it still available on Simon Says Stamp.

While looking for a card from 2012 for a crafter who wanted some help and discovered my love of a lace border and how I made a flower spray on nearly all my pretty cards. So it inspired me to have a  one today. My flowers are MFT Upsy Daisy but I think that's retired now along with La LaLand Filigree corner die. I finish up with using a Poppy Stamp Leaf die but I had trim it so it wouldn't over power my flowers.

Had a really busy weekend with a Scrap Cafe Crop and the lovely Jean one of the card ladies who had been very poorly since Christmas came in to say Hello.

Sunday Hubby to took myself as well as my Sister and friend Nikki to Ally Pally bit of a shock I came home with money, never heard of before. I was very conscious I had a pile of new goodies from the little Bracknell Craft show still on my desk waiting to be used. It was even smaller than last April so sad.




Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Add some Texture

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Happy Birthday Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Add Some Texture 

We are showcasing Tim Holtz  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 the lovely Heidi and team Simon will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store ! 
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To start with I made the backgrounds that were needed to make the card using the smooching technique with Oxides. First with blues, then I made another with purples and any white space I blended some more oxides. Didn't have to do green found one I had made previously.

After they had dried, I used Simon Says Stamp Time for Wine stamps and stamped into my purples oxides and the green for my leaves. I also stamped them into white card and used the Time for Wine dies to cut them out. This would give me a white border but also the stamped parts would help me to layer better.

I then put them to one side while I went back to my blue background. First off I cut my frame using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies this helped to work out what needed covered up. I then used the Tim Holtz Bricked Stencil and Dreamweaver White Embossing PasteI did tried to make it not so straight but that did work out. Once it was dried I used I put the stencil back on and used Tim Holtz Blending Brush with the oxide to highlight my bricks.

I laid my frame on the dried card and then placed my wine bottle, glass, grapes and leaves where I thought was pleasant to the eye. I then decided it needed a sentiment and I love this tiny one on the Simon says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus and it fits in the small Simon Says Stamps Stitched Banner Dies.






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