Sunday, January 26, 2020

New Baby


I did enjoy scrapbooking this cut photo's even though Mum and Dad looked shattered. I can believe this was two years ago, now the little chap doesn't stand still to photo.

The papers are Echo Park which I brought when the little chap was born.


He is again with his favourite cousin who in turn absolutely dotes on him.

I mainly used the stickers with the collection kit but the top one I used a Stamping Up border punch not sure if they still make or the Confetti Stamps that made the stars. I know they don't do the Gorgeous Gunge set anymore.
The Titles are made with a Cricut and the storybook catridge. Yes are cricut are that old not sure whether to get a new one, my is a small one and I don't have room for the larger sizes.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Joy Gnome


With today cards I made three card with the card kit with Lil' Gnome from Simon says Stamp although its filled a need to use him now I want to use with the larger gnome.

But for today I've used the papers from the card kit and once again I've used the Simon says Stamp Inside Christmas Greeting it was still on a acylic block and those cute Deer in a Row border was on my desk too.

My card look busy but in reality was quick and easy.

We are out tonight celebrating Chinese New Year but will have some craft time before we go.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Christmas Floral


I felt the need to use the rest of the Simon says Stamp Deer in a Row border die, along with the cardkit papers.

I topped the card with the Simon say Stamp Inside Christmas Greeting but I still felt it needed a something more so I used the mistletoe leaves from their Christmas Foliage.

You may have read that my word of the year is EFFORT, the idea is to make a effort to do more which is really tricky when you're in pain and tired. What I've discovered I still have to try and balance when to make a EFFORT. I think I should've of chosen balance because I worn myself out and ended falling asleep everywhere!!!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

29 Again


I'm not too sure on this card but I promised myself the rubbish ones get posted too. I think I know why I don't like it and what I should of done but its too late now.

Luckily Mo's A Secret image saves it, I think she is cute and I had the Paper Smooches sentiments for ages and rarely use them so feeling smug that I used an old stamp.

The larger butterfly is Simon says Stamp Adeline die, the small ones are their Flickering Butterflies. Finally the bow is from again from Simon says Stamp but from their Candy Canes.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Besotted with out Pets

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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 Besotted with Pets
We are showcasing Clearly Besotted  this week, which just so happens to be Simon says Stamp Brand of the Month. 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 was either on FB, Pinterest or Instagram and saw that someone had used a die that was made to make hills etc to make a wavy border and I loved that something could be used in a different way. Something so simple I should of caught years ago.

So I've used Simon says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills dies to do just that, makes a simple card look different. My little polarid snaps are from Clearly Besotted Picture Perfect. The papers are Lawn Fawn Spring Fling and the sentiment is a Simon says Stamp stamp set called Thoughtful Messages stamped with a white pigment inkpad and white embossing powder.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lil' Gnome in Grey


My card kit with Lil' Gnome arrived just as I closed my craft room for Christmas, a busy January so far kept me from just making cards but I finally got a morning to have a play.

My card started using the CAS(e) sketch but it kinda went its own way. The papers are out of the card kit. I used the Simon says Stamp Wonky Frame for lights paper and for my Lil' Gnome. The Deer in a Row die was another newbie for my craft room, only used a couple but don't worry I used them on another card for later this week.

Finally the sentiment was from the Simon says Stamp Inside Christmas Greeting, I used mainly one of them for most of my cards because I left it on a Acylic block missing out on all the other fabulous sentiments.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Not Older Just Better


I wasn't around on Saturday to schedule my scrapbook pages and now hubby is watching football I thought I would sneak onto the PC to quickly post.

I think the layout above was with some Kaiser papers and the camera is an old die from MFT


Finally got round to scrapbook hubby when he was awarded with the Voluteer's Cup from Friday Swimmers.

Again its with some Kaiser papers with the help of some ivy dies which I unfortunately didn't keep the name of the manufactures but I brought them at a craft fair here in the UK.