Thursday, July 27, 2017

Carol Singing



A bit of sparkle for a dull, damp day another reminder how close a certain day is creeping ever so nearer.

I use one of the Mo's fabulous Singing Elves this one is called Flynn. I think you can guess the papers are Doodlebug.

The glitter card are some from Ally Pally that are called low shedding glitter card which was pretty good especially with using dies. It's also a very good white glitter but of course get it in front of a camera and it becomes creamy colour.

My Snowflake border are from Memory Box and I'm pretty sure the snowflakes are Simon Says Stamp. My frame is MFT and I added glitter to his hat, now that did make a mess but that was more about the person in control of putting the waste back in the bottle. Finally a pom pom for his hat.

I used a white pen for the dots and the line on his jacket, I didn't worry about a sentiment its pretty obvious its for Christmas.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Anything Goes

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
This week the challenge is
Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing Wild Rose Studio Products. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I feel I have to apologies for my very simple card but feeling unwell with some thorat virus where I keep losing my voice my energy levels are pretty low at the moment.

Lucky for me the Wild Rose Stamp that I've used called Cat with a Heart is quite a large image and I used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut out my image mat. To be honest if you can't afford many dies this bundle is brilliant the heart and the tag are both from the die set.

The papers are Penny Black Summertime paper pack  and I used the Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing stamp set.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

RSVP


These two cards weren't photo-ed at the same time which you can tell. Since this year is about Weddings I thought I show the RSVP cards I've made. The first one is using my favourite Heart Embossing folder from Cuttlebug that is not available anymore and the one I keep losing which I almost have heart failure when I can't find it since my niece is using it for her Wedding.

The fancy oval and plain oval are cut using Spellbinders and the letters are Memory Box.


My DD wanted a RSVP for a Christmas Wedding in December and her invite was made on Kraft card so I used that for inspiration.

The frame is MFT and the santa hat is actually a Tim Holtz stamp the accessories for the Crazy Dogs and Cats. My Santa and Reindeer, I think could be Cheery Lyn. Quite like how it turned out.

I've had a scratching throat all week and on the Friday while I was at my niece's hen do, I lost my voice. Which is only slowly coming back, its caused a lot of amusement to the rest of my family but I'm worn out from shouting and barely a squeak comes out of my mouth.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Traditional Seats


Nearly finished 2014 but still on Christmas images so here's the traditional photos. I'm using the Simple Stories papers and my favourite dies. The Holly is Cheery Lynn and the baubles are Memory Box.

The Merry & Bright sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the rest of the title are all out of my stash.

I need to make up some kits for my 2015 photos.

Looks like I shall have plenty of photos for 2017 having been to Windsor last weekend to see my nephew get married. Brilliant day.


We walked from the Guildhall to the reception ( I was pushed in a wheelchair) passing the Coldstream Guards Barracks. Of course my sister convinced the poor guard to take a photo with the Bride and Groom.

What my nephew probably doesn't realised his Great Great Uncle Alfred was a Lance Sergeant with the Coldstream Guards 3rd Battalion who died in the Somme 1916

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Look, Ma

Welcome to our Birthday Surprise Blog Hop


On Saturday it is Mo's Birthday and we the Design Team have decided to celebrate with a Blog Hop using Mo's Favourite image Look Ma. I can't wait to check out to see how different are cards are.

I've used the Doodlebug papers or I should say a sheet patterned paper. The cogs corner is by Tim Holtz with Sizzix and it come with individual ones too. A few Brads for the centre of my cogs and the letters to make champ word is Memory Box.

He was a bit tricky to layer but I worked it in two parts the bike then the little chap and I'm rather proud how he turned out. 

I'm the start of the Blog Hop so now you have hop, skip and jump over to my very courageous friend Lou and don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win one of the prizes.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lucky Stars

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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 Plaid Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
We're Seeing Stars 
This week we are showcasing My Favorite Things Products. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Haven't got the Oxides out of my system yet, this time I've used Faded Jeans and Broken China and spritz a bit of water over my card when I finished blending.

Before I did that I cut out the main mat with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, then I stamped and embossed using WOW Opaque Bright White and Simon Says Stamp Seeing Stars stamp set.

Once my card was dry I added the MFT Lucky Stars and I coloured them with Wink of Stella Glitter Pen which doesn't show up much but it is there.

I even stamped with the oxides and make the sentiment banner with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners.

I used the smaller Lucky stars but the larger ones I've used on a Scrapbook page but since the Scrap paper is old and the letters are from my stash I don't want to show the pic but here's the link to see how I love these lucky stars.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Party Girl


Did I mention that July is girlie month although there are two chaps whose Birthday this month one of is my DS. It's nice making girly card after quite a few boys ones.

This one is called Party Girl from Mo Manning and I gutted the pink starry paper from Echo Park because I only had sheet. I do love how a bit of paper pieceing can really make your card.

The Swirl is from Magnolia can't believe the poor die had been overlooked for so long. My daisies are MFT Upsy Daisy and I'm so pleased the missing die has turned up. But I'm keeping the second set because they are my absolute favourite die and I would heart broken if I lost parts of them.

Pretty certain the stamped sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp set.

It's been a pretty busy week with myself flat sitting while we had the plummer in to my DD flat and I did a bit of painting. I can't do it for long but its nice to think I'm helping a bit. The week ends with Wedding Number 1, number 2 Wedding is 31 days later exactly.