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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Quick cards

Simon says Stamp very kindly sent me a stamp set from their recent release Rest and Refresh, at the time I was being ill which is sods law. I have quite a list of cards to make and I was having a hard time to play with the set.

Decided to quickly stamp a couple from Home Sweet Home to see how they looked, the first turned out fabulous and I have another idea on how to use it again but for now I made a quick Sympathy card by using Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages.  I stamped the sentiment and emboss with gold embossing powder.

Apologise for the rough edge obviously my blade need replacing!

The other card is this cute house, it helps to use a stamp positioner so you can stamp a couple of time to get a better print. I added a few more hearts using Simon says Stamp Holiday Shapes and I cut the house out using Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares.  The congratulations is a stamp that comes with the set which I know I will be using it again.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Picture Book Deer

I'm quite impressed with myself by not only making a Christmas card but almost following this weeks Splitcoast Stampers SC753 card sketch.

I used Simon says Stamp Picture Book Deer instead of the diamond shape and their Snowflake border die for the strip across the card.

The papers are Echo Park Celebrate Winter and I used Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners for my sentiment and to hide that my deer has no legs! The sentiment that I used comes Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Spit Happens

This little chap is far too cute to have spit in his title but it obviously Spit Happens means something to Mo. It's not the first time of using this adorable image but you have to be quick because he's in the retirement list. Hope Mo redux him or her, you can easily change the tshirt and bunny colours.

I've used Echo Park Hello Baby It's a Boy papers and I remember I have a set of scallop rectangles from Lawn Fawn. To be honest once I laid out the papers and layered the baby it didn't really need much else. So I used one of the sentiment rectangles in the paper pack and felt my job was pretty much done.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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I had a bit of hic-cup this morning I had schedule my post earlier than I should I have done. Now that its 2pm we will have another go at posting with the details this time.

I've kept my card quite simple since thats where my craft mojo is taking me. I stamped and emboss probably one of my favourite background stamps Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts.  I do love white on Kraft card.

I cut out another favourite and I use it a lot for scrapbooking too Simon says Stamp Clustered Leaves. I cut it in a few places to fit my card and used a leaf from Simon says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves to hide my join.

I wanted to use a die for the sentiment and thought it was about time I used the Simon says Stamp Celebrate die which will work for Wedding and Anniversary.

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Christmas Scrapbooking

I received this fabulous Christmas card last year and I simply had to make it into a layout. There are quite a few layouts on Pinterest where they have used strips and I think I used this technique before.
You simple take strips of pattern paper and lay them randomly down.

I had one piece of a paper full of Christmas words so I cut some out and evenly placed them down over the strips.

I've also told myself to use the stickers more that come in collection packs which I ticked that box here with the mittens, baubles and stars.

I had a great day yesterday at the Scrap Cafe Crop at the Bracknell Hilton, three layouts but each need a bit extra which I plan to do today rather than build up a pile of not quite finished layouts.

Saturday, June 08, 2019


I actually made a card that didn't end in the bin and I like it too. Admittedly its very simple, the inspiration for the layout was from Splitcoast Stampers SC752.

The papers are Echo Park I love Summer and the super cute image is from Simon says Stamp Chillin' Frenchies.

Since it meant to be a mans card I settled on a single Starfish from Simon says Stamp, well it was already cut and ready to go in the die envelope so it needed to be used.

Finally finished with a double layered Happy Birthday sentiment again from Simon says Stamp.