Tuesday, June 25, 2019


A few weeks ago Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge had a Wedding/Anniversary but I had made a Wedding Card for Steph who works for Simon Says Stamp.

I used the Stamping Bella image Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda Got Married but I used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Oval so only used part of the image.

Now it was a while ago when I made the card to get to the US in time, so I can's actual remember what Simon says Stamp set the leaves on the oval come from, all I do remember it was definitely Simon says Stamp. You need a solid stamp and if I made the card again I would use the second impression of the stamp so it didn't stand out so much.

The Flickering Butterflies and the Congratulations are all Simon says Stamp that I am sure.

The papers are Carta Bella Spring Market and the little hearts are Doodlebug Heart Shape Sprinkles.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

What makes you Happy

I was so pleased that one of the friends that my DS went on holiday sent me some of their pics of him and this one is a favourite. It so rare to see him smile.

Although I had sorted the papers out for the all the photos I was going to use, The Scrap Cafe had some new Kaiser papers Morning Dew. I used MFT Stitched Hexagons which I have almost covered up. I fussy cut the flowers.

The chipboard Journey was an old K&co one along with some of their stickers. I think I originally brought them from US over ten years ago.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Totally Rad

Another cute card from the Simon says Stamp Chillin' Frenchies stamp set, I cheated and made it CAS card. You can get dies for these stamps but my budget didn't go that far and as I layer my images it works better if I fussy cut them but if I need to place the image on a pattern background I will have to fussy cut a white border which is very tricky to do so the dies are on my wish list.

The totally rad sentiment comes with the Frenchies set but the awesome birthday sentiment is Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday which have some brilliant Birthday sentiments. To stop my card look too plain I added some Holiday Shapes stars, it was hard not to put too many on less is more and all that.

I'm looking forward to some more warm weather, I confess that I have been checking that my heating still works rather than admit I was cold!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Pirate's life for me

Since Mo had drawn some Adult Pirates which I haven't got yet so I printed out this cute chap called Pirate Hugh but he's been updated to png file and comes with pirate stuff so you can merge it. I'm far too lazy to faff with that when Hugh is so cute.

I happened upon Sketch Saturday latest sketch and along with some palm trees paper to make the actual card. This did mean Hugh needed fussy cutting out with a bit of white border to help her show up.

To stop him floating I stood him and the rock onto the sentiment banner which I used Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday.

I'm still finding hard to settle at card making and I've gone really CAS at the moment and I really need to colour up some more images.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Travel or Vacation

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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 Travel/Vacation
We are showcasing Lawn Fawn 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 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!

Lets hope I can remember all the ingredients for this weeks card. So first I cut out a Stitched Rectangle from Simon says Stamp and used a couple of blue Oxides to make a sky and sea.

I then used the stamps from Lawn Fawn Smooth Sailing for my boats and I paper pieced them including the background paper for the sails to tie everything in. It just so happens that I had Lawn Fawn Palm Trees and Spring Showers already.

Just left a sentiment to make and I used the Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

For my Dad

I made two of the background that I made for last weeks Celebrate card and decided to use it to make my Dad a card to take to the Crematorium for his Birthday and Father's Day.

So the background was the same Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts Background embossed with WOW Bright White embossing powder.

I cut the flowers using Simon says Stamps Stitched Daisies the leaves are from their Forget me Knot Flower die. I used the word stamp from Simon says Stamp Moments of Grace stamps, but I can't work out which stamp set I used for the Missing You. The Birthday sentiment is from Tiny Words Birthday. All the word were place on the Stitched Oval.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Christmas Scrapbooking

Christmas 2016 done, just scrapping Harry Potter and Portsmouth Dockyard and that will be that year finished with. I've already done some of 2017 but I have two weddings and a baby shower so could be 2021 before I get that year done!

A faux pocket page with a few of the usual photos of Christmas with some Simple Stories paper. In fact its possible two packs but they both work well together.

I couldn't resist scrapbooking this cute little reindeer, again with Simple Stories. I cut the deer partly out so I could slip the photo in behind him.

The deer heads and words are Newton Nook dies and stamp. Need to work out what year this was actually because I'm not sure it was 2016.