Friday, February 15, 2019


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


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


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!

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.

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


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.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Mum and Dad

Even though my Mum and Dad are no longer with us I still make them cards, this time it's for the Wedding Anniversary which was yesterday. I should have made an all white one with lots of pearls because they would've been married 60 years.

I decided to used the Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts stamp simply because I love it and its stamps beautifully. These Stitching Butterflies are one of my favourite dies from Simon say Stamp but I do prefer to used their Adeline Butterfly die's body.

My sentiment is using Simon says Stamp Always and Forever stamps and dies with an added embossed sentiment using Tiny Words.

Finally added an heart using Simon says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and my stamped heart background was carefully cut out using Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Ballet in Purple

My DD love purple so in the end I decided to give this card to her for her Birthday. The card is crooked the middle mat was put on at a angle something I wished I hadn't when it came to photo it.

The beautiful image is from Mo Manning called Ballet Practice, I love that its a more grow up image. I'm trying to use up some old pattern papers and I think I used two different pack of My Favourite things ones.

The flowers were made by stamping and embossing some scribble flowers although I can't work out or find the ones I've used.

Mo's Digital Pencil