Monday, July 16, 2018


I wanted to post this card today because its the latest Freshly Made Sketch 345 and I will be in time to enter the challenge. My problem is it too hot in the dining room to download photos and edit them in the afternoon.

As soon as I saw the sketch this idea took place, mainly because there is a baggie hanging in front of me of left over die cuts from last Christmas.

The Believe die is from Simon Says Stamp and the stamped sentiment is from the matching stamp set.  I also used the MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiments. To make my poinsettia I used Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade with some Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Pearl. I wanted to add a bit more interest in the flower so I cut out the Pine Needle Wreath and added a couple underneath.

I knew I wanted a strip of red and white the tricky bit was finding which paper pack would I find it in. Surprising I had one piece left in the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies and since I cut a strip I will put the rest somewhere safe, I think I will repeat this card till the all the paper is gone.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Awesome Me

This as to be the quickest layout I've made, the awesome banner was already on the patterned paper which I carefully cut the banner with a craft knife so I could slip the photo in.

The circle stars were on another piece of patterned paper that I fussy cut out. I had a sheet of stripy paper had already been used so I cut a small strip. Words were from a Sticker sheet from Kaiser I think. Job done.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Skater Dude

Now and again while I'm in blogger dashboard I click on drafts to make sure I've posted everything. This time I discovered Skater Dude from Dr Digi hiding in them.

The papers are Doodlebug, I think possibly Dragon's Tail but don't hold me to that. The large sentiment stamp is from Simon says Stamps Big Birthday Wishes and the image mat is using their Wonky Frame.

The stars are mixture of Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and MFT dies. I have several number dies so not sure which ones I used here and the today die is from a random die manufacture that I brought at a craft show can't remember who.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Crochet Update

Another Rainbow Ripple Blanket with a matching comforter. I do love this colour combo for a baby whose gender is not known. The yarn is Stylecraft Special, I think the grey is called Silver and the yellow is Buttermilk.

Opps sorry about the toes I thought I had cropped them out! Another Rainbow Ripple, not keen on the colour combo but eventually I'm hoping it will look like this. I'm using both patterns since I can automatically make the Rainbow Ripple I've made so many times. Again Stylecraft Special, the red is Lipstick and the blue is Aster since I've got loads of them already.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


Meet Fred do love Mo's doggie images, especially ones that I find easy to colour and layer.

I used a MFT frame and placed it on the image so it left enough room at the bottom for Fred to stand on the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner.

The papers are some old Doodlebug and the paw-prints are Paper Smooches die. Nearly forgot the scallop border which is a very old MFT which I think could be retired now.

I think I could be stung from the first wasp of summer, which is still itching after a couple of days, lucky its not so hot and we've even forecasted showers!

Mo's Digital Pencil

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Its a Parade


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Red White and Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Fun In The Sun 

We are showcasing  Mama Elephant Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure 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 fun in the sun makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

I wish now I had stamped and fussy cut the whole parade, my little bear on his own looks so lonely. He is from Mama Elephant Animal Parade. It's while you fussy cut a white border round your image is when you wish you had brought the dies to match.

Hadn't a clue what to do next just know I wanted to use the little bear. I used the Echo Park Birthday Boy and the number sheet patterned paper, I used the Simon Says Bundle of Shapes, the large rectangle and the stitched strip, then when I was happy with the size of my strip I cut out a stitched square using Simon says Stamp Stitched Square dies. The stars were the Bundle of Shapes ones, this set is a really good essential piece of kit.

Goodness that all I've used, I did layer my bear, by cutting out two. One for a foot, ear, tail and paw which I stuck down on top of my main image.The second piece with the head, body, ear, paw, and leg. I embossed on the back, two foam squares one under the head and one under the body both in their centres. I glued down the ear, foot and nose which helped to give a rounded look.

It's time for our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers! CLICK HERE or on the logo below for more info 


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Beautiful Flowers

First of all a bit of an apology its bad enough that I'm not posting as often but since having pain patches I seemed to have more off days than on.

I did make this card last week but just didn't feel up to photo and resizing it but its done now. I actually used my Polychromos Pencils on the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp, these are the individual flowers that came on the stamp set. The leaves come from the cluster of flowers which I didn't stamp well but the leaves were ok. Each flower and leaves were fussy cut and layered.

The background was made using the Wonky Frames from Simon Says Stamp and a dusting of Salty Ocean Oxide and I must of misted some water because my paper wrinkled but I forgot to let it dry and then place under my die boxes to weigh down the creases. That's what happens when you a cheap-skate.

Finally my sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Messages for Everyday and using their Stitched Banners. 

We've brought a black out blind for my craftroom hoping that might block out some of the heat from the window in the door. The jury is still out on that one but the weathermen said the temperature was going to drop 4-5 degrees today much more pleasant.