Thursday, February 22, 2018

Scrappy


Has soon as I saw Scrappy from Mo Manning I knew he had to be in my image collection. He's such an easy chap to colour.

The papers are Doodlebug, no surprise there and I had these star dies out recently from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched shapes. I stuck them on red card and trimmed a little border round them.

I also used a permanent black pen to make some faux stitching and the sentiment is the one that lives on my desk and I made the fishtail banner with a square punch. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday from the other week.






Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Airplanes

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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 A Die Cut Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Make Your Own Background  


We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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So there I was about to make my background by masking the clouds and realising there was going to be a lot of clouds to mask before using  Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jean Oxides to blend the sky.

What was I thinking we all know if there's a shortcut I will take it. So I blended the background all blue and used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I then took the Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple stamps and stamped my clouds on white card and fussy cut them out or if you prefer buy the dies.

I wondered how people coloured the planes so I checked google images and I could only find images using the old type of plane that also comes with stamp set. This made me decide for the modern plane and just colour the wing and tail fins. I stuck the blue ones one down (actually its one plane that I cut in half. I raised the red one using 3d pads.

Finally I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners and used one of the sentiments that came with the stamp set.

A little tip if like me you fussy cut the clouds and planes I recommend you use a Distress Pen in Pumice Stone, I use to one to hide some bad cutting out and to help them to stand out.




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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oxide Rose


I wanted a Get Well card for a special crafty friend who has been in hospital since before Christmas, hope she is back crafting with the card ladies at the monthly crop I go to.

I already had some green smooch oxides so I made some pink ones but I didn't blend out the white. I then stamped Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers into the backgrounds then fussy cut them.

I love how my large bloom turned out, I also used the Simon says Stamp Summer Flowers to hide the ends of the other leaves. It was at this point I realised I needed to give the leaves some height because the proportions didn't look right.

So I put them in a vase that actually looks like a plant pot but may use the idea again. Its the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals and used the straight edge of the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner to cut the top and bottom.

I used the Ovals to make the actual card for my bloom and I used a paintbrush and some watered down oxides to flick  over the card to make it more interesting rather than plain. The sentiment is a Paper Smooches.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Monkey Tail



While I made this card I was thinking that the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey had something missing and I knew it was a tail. I mentioned that the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book cat had one that would work and its finally arrived in my craft room so I needed to see if it worked. Didn't know there are two monkeys till finding the links the other one is out of stock.

I decided to use this week's Splitcoast Stampers card sketch SC684 would work for my little monkey.
I made the frame using Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares using the wooden look paper from the  Echo Park I love Family I also used the paper with the Simon says Stamp stitched Rectangles for the main background mat and for behind the wooden frame.

For the leaves I used the Simon says Stamp Circle of Leaves but I just cut the leaves out. I double mounted the sentiment and stuck the leaves stems behind the banner. The stamp set I used for the tiny birthday sentiment was Simon says Stamp Sketched Ranunculus.

I personally think my monkey tail is perfect.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hugs




Now that Valentines is over I wanted to use Need You image from Mo Manning to prove she could be used all year round and made a Thinking of You with a modern sentiment.

I had to cut her out making a white border since I knew I was going to put her directly onto patterned paper and it helps to see the image.

The papers are Echo Park Happy Birthday and I used a white strip with the tiny scallop border to give a nice finish between the two papers. A bit of ribbon with my flat bow, conscious of the charge for postage these days.

The flowers are from a die and the centres are a combination of punches and my Cropadile, using black to match the flowers on the floral paper. Sentiment is using Simon Says Stamp Sending die and matching stamps. The fish tail banner is made with using a square punch for the ends. 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Add a Die Cut

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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 It Must be Love Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Add A Die Cut  

We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Although I do have some Penny Black dies, I wanted to use an image since I haven't coloured up a Penny Black for ages. This doggy is from one of their clear sets called Happy Times and I cut round him leaving a white border so he would stand out from the pattern paper.

The patterned paper is Echo Park Birthday Boy, on the dotty one I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then used the Wavy Stitched Scallop Border die but cut off the scallops. I then cut the red card twice with the border die. Which I added to the dotty paper and then trimmed round to leave a border.

I cut the stars out of Simon Says Stamp Bundle Stitched Shapes and then stuck them on red card, cut and trimmed round the stars to make a border. I did the same with the Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners but I used the largest tag to cut the end to the length I wanted. Can I say that the way the banner matches the paper underneath wasn't done intentionally mere luck.

Finally I used the fab Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die but I cut it twice once in red and another in green. Then I overlapped them to give them a bit of shadow and to show up more.






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Monday, February 12, 2018

Bauble Christmas


Another Christmas card thats in my drafts this time I used some Bauble dies from Simon Says Stamp with Glitter card.

The frame is another Simon Says Stamp but not sure its still available, I know its a bit tricky to make sure the bit of white on the R and A shows. I have to put a bit of acetate behind so I can stick them into their places. Since I did this card at a crop before Christmas I didn't bring any with me, so I had to use a plastic wrapper of some gems I had.

Bit of patterned paper and plain card stock to bring a bit more colour to a majority white card.

Last week was very busy, add a return of motion sickness for a day, no cards were made during the week but I did manage some DT work over the weekend. Just need to load them to the PC.

Crochet wise, the shawl I made with some Lion Brand Mandala didn't quite turn out how I wanted but I will get round to photo that. The Beach huts are still a WIP having to change my rice bags to stone pebbles but I have nearly all the stone bags stitched but an urgent project as interrupted crocheting.