Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chubby Baby


Mo Manning's babies are a must have and there is so many gorgeous ones, my card today is using one of the Diaper Crew and the best bit they can be unisex.

The card may look busy but it actually very simple, the papers are Echo Park and my Stitched Scallop Border is a MFT die. The only embellishment is the large sentiment die from Simon says Stamp Welcome Little One and I love it comes with backing so I can add some 3d foam squares to give it more focus.

It's been a bit chilly here in the UK, a few flurries of snow but nothing more but for some reason my body is struggling to keep warm even though the house temperature is cosy,  I need to hurry up and make my new crochet blanket bigger to help me keep warm.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hava a Heart

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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 CAS Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is:

Have a Heart 

Valentine's Day wll soon be here so maybe think about making your loved ones a card or project to show them how much you care :-)
We are showcasing My favorite Things 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
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. 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!
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I decided it was time to do some paper piecing and the My Favourite Things Pure Innocence is perfect for the job. I've used Sending Blessings and I've paper pieced her with Echo Park I am Mom. Before I forget I brought the dies too, this is handy when placing her on coloured or patterned card.

I decided to place her on a heart and made a scene with blue and green card, first I cut out the green using Simon says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills then cut out using their Nested Heart Dies.

I added three clouds using Memory Box  Puffy Clouds not really thinking where my images would go by the time I stuck them down I really need one more but it doesn't look too bad.

I added some blossom to the tree using Simon says Stamp Mini Flowers and Leaves I'm thinking Spring had enough of winter already.

I carefully cut out the centre of the main background using Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, added a white border then layered back on the patterned paper hiding the hole in the middle this way I only used one sheet.

Finally a sentiment which I used the Simon says Stamp Get Well Soon die to finish. I think I've remembered everything.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bluebird Heart


Last week it was a Pink Bird now how about a blue bird again using My Favourite Things (MFT) Tweet Friends stamps and their matching dies.

Can you believe it but it's only now I've found time to stamp Simon says Stamps Quilted Heart Background stampI would definitely recommend using a stamp positioner if not you need a really large acylic blog and if you hands are like mine you miss stamping the middle with a stamp positioner you just stamp again. I did trim the stamped quilted heart to fit a normal size card.

I cut the pink card in strips and stuck to a scrap bit of paper then cut out using Simon says Stamp Nested Heart dies. Finally to finish a sentiment using Simon says Stamp Tiny Words and their Stitched Banners.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Blue and Silver


There's another Christmas Challenge called CAS Christmas Challenge which is for Blue and Silver since I love that colour combo and I've got the Pinpoint Ornaments from Poppystamps which I never used so the two came together.

The fabulous sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Christmas Cheer and the twine was in my stash.

Goodness that's all I  used except things like the Navy inkpad and the Navy cardstock also if you looking for silver card.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Pink Bird


I know a card for Friday but these cute birds from MFT called Tweet Friends arrived in my craft room and I had to make something. I got the dies to which is hand if you are going to stand the bird on coloured paper.

I also got the Sweet Stack from MFT and cut it out with one of their Stitched Hearts dies. The sentiment is a Simon says Stamp Tiny Words and using an old Freshly Made sketch my CAS is done.

Its been a quiet week apart from having my hair done Tuesday and Hubby preparing the little bedroom ready for decorating. We had some carpet left from out bedroom and should fit in this small room leaving the other double room to do. Didn't realise how much craft stash was actually in the room.

I've had another wool order delivered to make this when the pattern is released today I hope. These won't be my colours. Meanwhile I'm surging ahead with my Thursday Night Squares but I'll soon be thinking of another pattern to do.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Moon Baby


Not only do you get this adorable Moon Baby but you also get a night sky background that I've used previously for a Christmas card. I've paper pieced the moon not sure my colouring is up to such a large open space.

I used the Lawn Fawn Heart Background die and their Stitched Scallop Borders and I think the papers are an old Lawn Fawn pack. The scallop square is a nestabilities. I think the stars are MFT but I can't see if they are stitched or not so they could be Spellbinders.

Finally the sentiment is an Whiff of Joy who are no longer trading.


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hero Arts

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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 Card + Envelope Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Clean And Simple 

We are showcasing Hero Arts 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
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 Challenge 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 crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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Its strange that on Instagram my CAS cards get the best views but give me a CAS challenge and my brain goes to mush.

I made a card and so wasn't happy with it, so I got out this gorgeous Hero Arts Thorn Tree and Grasses die and with the fabulous Simon says Stamp Moments of Grace sentiment worked out brilliantly together.


Here's the card I wasn't happy with I used the same sentiment and I used the Simon says Stamp Honey Leaves die which I coloured with copics definitely will use this idea again.

The Hero Arts Color Laying Owl I stamped in Browns didn't like it so I stamped it again in Greens I felt it was better but still wasn't happy which is why I made the other card.

The image mat was using Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and the dotty green papers is Pink and Main Sunset Paper. I'm going to have to have another go at this card to redeem myself.


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