Thursday, May 16, 2019

Millie


Another card that once I added the image to the patterned paper to discover the paper is far too busy to add anything to do it.

The adorable image is from Mo Manning called Millie with watering can. The patterned paper I think could be a Doodlebug one called Hello.

The circular sentiment is an old one from Stampin Up and the ribbon is from my very large ribbon stash.

I actually managed to make some cards yesterday and now I need to colour up a couple of images ready for Saturday when I'm free to make some more cards. I think its time I made some more Christmas cards

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Faux Stitching

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us last week and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
Stitching real/faux
We are showcasing Art Impressions this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the challenge Blog. You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!



I had to make my card pretty quickly since I was going on holiday with Sister and Brother-in Law and knew I wouldn't be up to making in time when we got back.

I used the Art Impressions Panda-tastic and used the Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangles to give me some Faux Stitching.

I edged the wonky rectangle with a touch of red to stand out of my dotty paper from Black and White dots from My Favourite Things.

Sorry for the short post but just got back from some dental work and feeling slightly stressed out although it wasn't as bad as I expected. I have to do it all over again in a couple weeks too.


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Sunday, May 12, 2019

A couple of Trips Away


I've started to be a bit lazy taking photos and don't really have loads for New Year Celebrations in the top layout or for the visit to Hastings.

The new year one was using some Basic Grey collection set that I finally decided to cut. The slide squares I found in one of my stash boxes and covered them in patterned paper.


I had some left over papers from the Wedding photos I did last year and it had the black wooden panel which I thought was perfect for my photos. The row of houses is a die either Memory Box or Poppystamps. The seagulls I think are Memory box dies along with anchor.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Christmas Background


I keep putting off posting this card because I was going to make another in a different colourway but time always seems to run too fast. I actually made this in purple card but gave it to my Daughter for Christmas then realised I hadn't photo it.

Anyway here it is in Red, for a quick Christmas card this ideal because its a large die from Simon says Stamp Holiday Knit Background.

To give it a sentiment I used the Simon says Stamps Believe die and co-ordinating stamps. Like I said a quick card. I will make a few more for this year eventually because only used it once since it arrived after all my Christmas cards were done for last year.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Shhh its a Secret


I quick card from me today, I say quick but the cutting and layering does take time and making a simple card does speed the process up a bit.

The fabulous image is of course from Mo Manning, its called A Secret. The papers are Doodlebug not sure which one now its lost it cover. The flowers are an unbranded die set I have would love to know who makes it if only to give recognition to the right company.

The sentiment its an old Stampin Up one that I found under all the rubbish on my desk so I though why not use it since it makes a nice button.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

For a Special Lady

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for Happy Birthday Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
For a Special Lady
We are showcasing Altenew this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the challenge Blog. You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!




I knew time was running away from me so I wanted a fairly quick card and I had in my head to make the background using the large Begonia from Altenew Wispy Begonia and that's when my quick card took a bit longer. I had to make a couple of masks for the background flowers.

Then it was colouring and layering the flowers and leaves. I wanted a large sentiment so I used the Simon says Stamp Frames. I drew round the die and then cut it out in pink so I could the pink edge for my hand cut frame.

The sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages, one of my favourites.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Floral Welly Boots


Where does time go, I've only just had a play with the Simon says Stamp Card kit for April when I've already received the May Kit. You have to be quick to get a kit because they are both out of stock. I believe you can get a subscription probably the best way if you don't want to miss out.

You can get the welly die on it own, its call Rainboot Planter. I've paper pieced mine with a few snips and cuts so I have leaves and tulip heads as well as boot trim.

The papers are Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse again available separately. I've used Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangles and their Stitched Banners for the sentiment.  The sentiment is Simon says Stamp CZ Designs Simple sentiments.

Finally a few Flickering Butterflies, simple because they so cute.