Thursday, November 15, 2018

Skating to Christmas

Now I've made the baby cards I can get back to Christmas Cards and this cutie is from Mo Manning called Skater S.

The papers I think could be last years Pink and Main Christmas ones but I could be completely wrong but the front cover is missing.

My poinsettias are some really old Marianne ones which I'm debating whether to keep, the Holly leaves are the same company but they're not as delicate as the Penny Black ones I've got so I might part ways with it after Christmas of course.

Blast you can tell I was in a hurry to make my card the dots are in my Lawn Fawn Scallop border, I will need to investigate whether I can remove them. Please just pretend you don't see them.

I used my mixture of Fun Flock and Flowersoft for the clothes and I also used the Nuvo Shimmer pen over her grey jumper it worked a treat, you just about to see the sparkle.  I promise to pay more attention next time.

Mo's Digital Pencil

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

All that Glitters is Gold


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is to add some gold sparkle to your creation!

All That Glitters Is Gold

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn 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 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!

So I coloured and layered up my little Santa Bear from Lawn Fawn called Oh What Fun Stamp and die set and put him to one side. I did use a gold pen for the edges on the sleigh.

Now down to make the card to actually put him on. So I made my red and gold panel using red card and gold card with the Simon says Stamp Rina Snowflake. The other snowflake is Simon says Stamp Christmas Icon and the circles are out of the centres seemed a shame to waste them.

The white panel was made up with Simon says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills for my snow drifts and I embossed with the Simon says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil.

Finally the sentiment I used my overworked Simon says Stamp Stitched Banner with their Tiny Words Christmas

I loved the red panel so much I used it again and will post them later this week.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Yana Inspired

On Instagram I follow Yana and I'm pretty sure there was short film (I mean short since I can't watch anything too long) to see how she made this card.

I have that Simon says Stamp Outline Snowflakes and I also have the Nuvo Shimmer pens but do you think I could find them, hunted everywhere so I had to use my nearly run out Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Pen. After making some cards I found my Nuvo pens and I have to say they were better.

I used colour card and two different Oxides to give the shading. I didn't want an exact copy of Yana's card since I had cut out a my new Rina Snowflake out of some Simon says Stamp White Glitter Card to see what it looked like so had to use it somewhere.

Then I wanted to see what my Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas were like and since it was fashionable to do it with black card and white embossing I thought I would give it a go. A square punch was used to make the fishtail ends.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Baby Washing Line

Last Baby card of the three, this time CAS. I used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to make a frame for my MFT Bundle Baby Clothes washing line.

Of course I used the clothes from the die set with the scraps left over from the other two cards and I inked round the edges with a bit brown ink to give them a bit of shadow. The pegs were a bit tricky to stick but worth persisting.

I love this sentiment from MFT Welcome Baby clear stamps especially since the baby hasn't been born yet. I did stamp it before adding my washing line and frame.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Last of the Wedding Scrapbooking

Thats all the Wedding ones done, just one left of my Sister's surprise Birthday and I think all my 2015 are completed, just need to narrow down the 2016 photos.

This layout was bit tricky because that pink boa was the wrong colour pink to work with the paper set I decided to use but I think the finish layout doesn't seem to clash to much.

I hand stitched the circle and the hearts are again from the actual wedding. Not sure now whose verse stamp but I think it could Visibleimage. The pink letters are some old Basic Grey ones, I have loads of them so I thought it was time to use them.

Friday, November 09, 2018

CAS Nativity

I'm trying to work out some quick CAS to help my Christmas Pile to increase by 50%, I was really luck with this one that I didn't get inky fingers on all that white. Do think maybe my sentiment could come down the card a bit.

So I used Simon says Stamp Stitched Circles to make my frame and to make a circle to fit underneath which I used Faded Jeans Oxide on.

My Nativity which is straight just the way I photo it, is a die from Impression Obsession Small Manager set. I did layer them twice to help stand out of all the white.

Finally the sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Yuletide Holiday, there's a lovely large sentiment on the set which I particularly like but I thought it would be nice to use this one instead.

No crochet update, forgot to take a picture of my Ugly Sweater Afghan cal but it was some red and cream rows, this week its a bit more tricky.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Baby Blankie

Remember the baby card I posted on Monday and warned that I made three well his the second, this time with Mo's Baby Girl on a Blanket. You can see I paper pieced part of the blanket.

I still used Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl and the MFT crochet border round the image mat. This time I used the Penny Black Heart Bow die but I cut in white and pattern paper and trimmed the hearts to fit over the white hearts.

The side border is with an old Marianne or Joy die and the fishtail banner was made with a square punch. The sentiment is MFT Welcome Baby stamps about the only thing that isn't retired yet.

Mo's Digital Pencil