Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bee's Knees


I had taken out all the stamps that I thought would be a suitable for a mans card and I saw the Bee on Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Animals. I stamped several bees so I could cut out just the bodies as well bodies with wings and embossed the back before 3d them.

I also decided to use Repeating Circles it was a quick way to give somewhere the bees to go. The patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow and I used a Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles but only used to frame my circles.

I used the sentiment on the stamp set and a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner. Finally I used the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die, like the style of the words.

Not much card making going on this week I have hospital, doctors appointment and Hubby as appointment too. We have Friday Swimmers lunch on Friday so thats something to look forward too.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Birthday Wine


I brought this Simon Says Stamp Wine Aerobics and dies I don't think I used well the dies especially as I had to cut them apart. But don't you just love the corks, kicking myself for not using them more often now.

I used the two of the Corkscrews for the background, once dried I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I also stamped and cut out the corks and I used the Simon Says Stamp Time for Wine glass and die which I coloured in red.

Trying to work out what stamp I used for the sentiment, I know it was sitting on my desk, got it. It was Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and I used their Stitched Banner dies to make my fish tail banner.

I'm now thinking of making one in pink!





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fabulous


I have a long list of family birthdays to make, I just need the motivation and mojo to make them. Some of the cards are going to easier than others like this one I've made for a young girl.

The image is called Fabulous from Mo Manning, I added some glossy accents to the glasses to make them realistic and my white pen was working well to add the dots.

The papers are some old Doodlebug ones and I used the MFT Scallop Frames and the Hero Arts Border die. My sentiment from a set called Birthday Message from Simon says Stamp and I used a square punch to make the fishtail.

The flowers are a second hand die which I still haven't discovered who made them.





Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Frame It

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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 Anniversary/Wedding Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Frame It 

This week are showcasing some fabulous Memory Box Products! 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 bottom of this post! 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 frame makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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I made this card a couple of weeks ago, I think the time as come for me to write down what I used when I make the card.

Now lets see what I used a Blue Oxide Background to start with, that's easy I also make several and keep them to one side till I need one. I'm guessing I've used Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and possibly Broken China but I'm wondering if it was Mermaid Lagoon.

I cut the Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage in white card, then Green Apple card and some Doll Pink card. A few snip and I have stem and leaves and some pink flowe heads. The centres are made with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Snowflakes and the white centres when I cut out the main image, they fell out but managed to save them.

I wondered if the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle would cut frame round the flowers but you can see if made a nice double frame instead. I also used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes frame to give a nice stitched border.

I used my favourite sentiment stamps at the moment Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages. I had always planned to use Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies but the tiny one by the y of Birthday is hiding a dirty mark. Most rubbed off with a clean eraser except one stubborn dot and my tiny butterfly hides it.

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Friday, June 08, 2018

Lost in Time


There's one thing I can do when feeling sea sick or feeling unwell I can still crochet. This is the Lost in Time Shawl that I've made on my holiday. A large ball of Scheepjes Whirl doesn't take up too much room in the suitcase. I just had to finish the last two rows of the pattern and the border at home. Now I have get some nice baubles to make the tassels.

I'm now back onto my Eastern Jewels Persian Tiles blanket, I have four more Hexagons to do them I'm onto the squares. Although there is a hic-cup in my planning there's a baby due in the family I have found the pattern I want to use and my hubby is happy to know I have enough wool to make it.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

He's Still Got It


June is definitely a man's month and I have a few cards to be made this month. I decided to use Mo's He's Still Got It. Believe or not the patterned paper is Christmas paper, I did check whether I liked what was on the the other side before using.

The sketch I used is a Splitcoast Stampers SC699 I just turned it to suit my image. The musical note are an old MFT die which is so old its probably retired. The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die, I didn't use the Happy part but stamped Wishes from Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages.

My fishtail banner is made using a square punch, you only use one of the corners.

I'm off to the Scrap Cafe Crop this weekend, I missed last months so look forward to catching up and maybe do some scrapbooking or I may do some colouring for card making haven't decided yet. Its at the Bracknell Hilton and its not really just for scrapbooking some of us card make too.



Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Congrats

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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 Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Anniversary/Wedding 


We are showcasing Impression Obsession 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.
If you join in with the challenge YOU could win a  $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! You may enter up to 5 times so you would have 5 chances to win! All winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance! All you have to do is take out your 'romantic' supplies and join in the fun! The Design Team are all looking forward to seeing what you make!!
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It's been real tricky getting back into card making after my hols and still struggling a bit. I had to get my DT cards done and Mr Mojo is still sailing somewhere over the Med.

I decided to make my own patterned Vellum that part was easy, the Impression Obession Rosebuds was stamped randomly with Versamark and then embossed with WOW Bright White Opagne powder. The hard part was trying to tearing it, perhaps it would help if I had my eye open, hate tearing paper. I purposely made my piece of stamped vellum larger because I made a fold and attached it to the back of the card. I carefully place a piece of tape behind some of the stems to attached to the card too.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Painted Congrats die but I've noticed its out of stock for now but there's no reason why you can't use their Congrats. I used Kraft card and White card for my actual card and to hide all the blank space I used Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies but I would be quick before they are out of stock.



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