Thursday, February 21, 2019

Giggling Fairy


Another card with a sketch that went off plan. Although don't you just love this cute Giggling Fairy from Mo Manning.

The papers are Echo Park, I think they are some baby girl ones but not their latest which I believe as arrived in my craft room. The scallop frame on the image is from MFT  and I 've used Nuvo Shimmer pen for her wings but I not sure they show up that well to see.

Flowers and Leaves are unbranded and the sentiment is an old LOTV one that I stamp twice once on the reverse of pattern paper to make a mat and once on white that I trim down a bit.



Mo's Digital Pencil





Wednesday, February 20, 2019

No Stamps Allowed

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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 Black/White + One Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

No Stamps Allowed

there are so many products we can use for this challenge, stencils, dies, flowers, stickers etc
We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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!

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The most awkward thing of a card with no stamping is the stamping but it gave me the chance to used the brilliant Good Luck die from CZ Design at Simon says Stamp.

And I also use perhaps my favourite dies from Simon says Stamps the Stitched Daisies, my first card a blending a bit of yellow ink on the tips of the flower and the mat I planned for my dies to sit on.

The daisy sits on the leaves from the Cluster Leaves and the Outline Cluster Leaves which I cut them from different green card.


Since I love the daisies so much I made another in white but this time I used the Simon says Stamps Falling Heart Stencil to emboss with but I recommend to cut with the Stitched Rectangle before embossing so you don't lose definition.

Finally I used the Painted Congrats! die and I cut it twice but now I have photo the card maybe I should have done it three times to help it pop.

I've had a pretty busy weekend which always leaves me a bit worn out and today I've woke with a sore throat fingers crossed it doesn't get any worse.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Candycanes



I'm still managing the odd Christmas card now and again with the help of a couple challenges this one is for ABC Christmas Challenge for Candy and then with the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch SC736.

Although I added a stripy background using Doodlebug Christmas Town. I also used Simon says Stamps Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles and Stitched Banners. Now in the case of the stitched banners I used a die from Simon says Stamps Bundle of Shapes to cute the end of the banner at an angle that was needed on the sketch, the other end is hiding under the circle.

Now the fun stuff I used the Simon says Stamps Candy Cane die, I drew round the outline shape and then stuck it on and trim if necessary. The gave them support and somewhere for the red inserts somewhere to stick. I love that the bow came separately with die and can be used for other things.

I hadn't planned on holly but a nice red finger print needed to be hidden and you can't just have one bit of holly, I used Simon's Holly Fanfare. The pearls were in my stash but you could easily die cut them from the die or use Nuvo drops.


The second photo was to see whether people preferred my crooked straight photos of my card or one that is definitely crooked.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tillie


I absolutely adore Mo's Tillie digital image, I just hope that I coloured her alright. I had some Doodlebug paper left over from a pack, no names since it's last its front page. Again with bright, busy paper its hard to decide what embellishment to use.

The Scallop Frame is from MFT and so are the flowers this is the first time of using, the centres made with Tim Holtz gear head thinlets. There are a couple of cogs whose waste are circles and they fit perfectly for flower centres.

The large Birthday sentiment is from Simon says Stamp which is called No Secret.

Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Black/White and One Colour

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

This week the challenge is

Black White + One Other Color

you may also use skin tones
We are showcasing Avery Elle 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!
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I can't believe how quickly I made this card, in fact my Avery Elle Wonky 3d Bow was the practice one with a scrap of card I hadn't put in my scrapbox but it turned out so well I had to use it.

The Quilted Heart Background from Simon says Stamp is turning into a real favourite in my craftroom, I do prefer to use it with a stamp positioner. 

To make my ribbon to go with the bow I used the Simon says Stamp Sentiment Labels, I had to cut three strips because one was enough for the length of card so there's a join under the bow.

I needed a sentiment since stamping one directly to the card wouldn't work, I decided to use the Painted Hugs again from Simon says Stamp.


Since it worked out a very quick card I decided to make another in Navy and Yellow for the Less is More Challenge 8th Birthday challenge although the Navy looks the same colour as the one above.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Red CAS


I made this card a couple of weeks ago but I just can't work out whose sketch. I know there wasn't a white border or that the card should be framed but it suited me.

The Wonky Rectangle is from Simon says Stamp, actually I think it all SSS, the flowers are Poinsettia Parade and I've used their Stitched Banners.

Finally the word are Tiny Words Christmas.

I tried to make cards over the weekend but most ended in the bin, so I gave up and yesterday I was here. The clue they are made with lego.


Saturday, February 09, 2019

Musical Tweets


Finally used the other Tweet Friends from My Favourite Things stamps with dies and why have one birdie when you can have two. Before I forget the musical notes were stamps with the stamp set.

I cut the hearts out of a sheet from My Favourite Things Sweet Stack using Simon says Stamp Sentiment Labels, love that they graduate without having to think about it.

Once the strips were stuck down I then used the Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangle to stop it looking a bit too plain and the tiny sentiment was again using the Tiny Words.

The heating is back on and hopefully I will get in my craft room and make some actual cards, I've been hiding in the living room with the fire on. I know its not really that cold but I'm the one who gets cold in hot weather.