Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Yana Inspired

On Instagram I follow Yana and I'm pretty sure there was short film (I mean short since I can't watch anything too long) to see how she made this card.

I have that Simon says Stamp Outline Snowflakes and I also have the Nuvo Shimmer pens but do you think I could find them, hunted everywhere so I had to use my nearly run out Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Pen. After making some cards I found my Nuvo pens and I have to say they were better.

I used colour card and two different Oxides to give the shading. I didn't want an exact copy of Yana's card since I had cut out a my new Rina Snowflake out of some Simon says Stamp White Glitter Card to see what it looked like so had to use it somewhere.

Then I wanted to see what my Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas were like and since it was fashionable to do it with black card and white embossing I thought I would give it a go. A square punch was used to make the fishtail ends.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Baby Washing Line

Last Baby card of the three, this time CAS. I used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to make a frame for my MFT Bundle Baby Clothes washing line.

Of course I used the clothes from the die set with the scraps left over from the other two cards and I inked round the edges with a bit brown ink to give them a bit of shadow. The pegs were a bit tricky to stick but worth persisting.

I love this sentiment from MFT Welcome Baby clear stamps especially since the baby hasn't been born yet. I did stamp it before adding my washing line and frame.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Last of the Wedding Scrapbooking

Thats all the Wedding ones done, just one left of my Sister's surprise Birthday and I think all my 2015 are completed, just need to narrow down the 2016 photos.

This layout was bit tricky because that pink boa was the wrong colour pink to work with the paper set I decided to use but I think the finish layout doesn't seem to clash to much.

I hand stitched the circle and the hearts are again from the actual wedding. Not sure now whose verse stamp but I think it could Visibleimage. The pink letters are some old Basic Grey ones, I have loads of them so I thought it was time to use them.

Friday, November 09, 2018

CAS Nativity

I'm trying to work out some quick CAS to help my Christmas Pile to increase by 50%, I was really luck with this one that I didn't get inky fingers on all that white. Do think maybe my sentiment could come down the card a bit.

So I used Simon says Stamp Stitched Circles to make my frame and to make a circle to fit underneath which I used Faded Jeans Oxide on.

My Nativity which is straight just the way I photo it, is a die from Impression Obsession Small Manager set. I did layer them twice to help stand out of all the white.

Finally the sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Yuletide Holiday, there's a lovely large sentiment on the set which I particularly like but I thought it would be nice to use this one instead.

No crochet update, forgot to take a picture of my Ugly Sweater Afghan cal but it was some red and cream rows, this week its a bit more tricky.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Baby Blankie

Remember the baby card I posted on Monday and warned that I made three well his the second, this time with Mo's Baby Girl on a Blanket. You can see I paper pieced part of the blanket.

I still used Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl and the MFT crochet border round the image mat. This time I used the Penny Black Heart Bow die but I cut in white and pattern paper and trimmed the hearts to fit over the white hearts.

The side border is with an old Marianne or Joy die and the fishtail banner was made with a square punch. The sentiment is MFT Welcome Baby stamps about the only thing that isn't retired yet.

Mo's Digital Pencil

Wednesday, November 07, 2018



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

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing Altenew 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!

Altenew are famous for their floral stamps but when I saw this stencil, I had it in my head to make a more masculine Thank You card which is why I chose to use one of their stencils called Molded Lines.

You know what's coming next, out came the Oxides,  lets see if I can remember the colours, the green is Mowed Lawn. Blue was probably Broken China and the red is Fired Brick.

My thanks is a Simon says Stamp Big Thanks die which I cut out in black and white, the stamped sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Tiny Words.

To finish I used Nuvo Vintage drops although the black drops were Liquid Pearls Onyx Pearl.

It just so happened that another Altenew Stencil fell into my basket Elegant Swirls and using various Pinks and Purple Oxides I made female versions. Again using the Big Thanks die and I used the hearts and stars of the Simon says Stamp Holiday Shapes dies to decorate.

The card above I used Simon says Stamp You're a Star die but I layered it twice so it would stand out. The card below I used the Simon says Wonky Rectangles die and used silver card for a bit of glamour.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Pushchair Baby

My friend asked for a baby girl card to give to someone who was leaving to have her baby, so I felt I had to be careful what sentiments I used. I'm also aware the cards I like don't always appeal to everyone so I made three!!!

Lets be honest Baby cards are the cutest and easiest to make, this card is the first of the three using LOTV digi image, its such a shame they don't do them anyone. I would have had to stamp at least the image at least five times and again to paper piece the pram.

The papers are Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl and the border round the image mat is the Crochet Border from MFT not sure if its still made along with the Upsy Daisy dies for the flowers. The corners are Filgree Corners from La LaLand again not sure if they still make it.

Finally the sentient is a WOJ which again is no more but it was just what I was looking for.