Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Flood

I wanted to record what happened to MIL when she was in a care home near her home, the arrow points to where the home was. Luckily they were evacuted before the river/canal burst its banks.
The photos were saved from Facebook.

I also wanted to have a go and distressing on a layout of course now I wich I hadn't stamped across the right but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Otherwise I think it didn't turn out that bad.

Friday, August 23, 2019


Now this isn't CAS, I've used that fabulous die from CASual Fridays Tin Roof Cover but I've added the Nuvo Crystal Drops for the centres.

Again I've used the Happy Birthday from Simon says Stamp along with their Thoughtful Messages for the wishes.

This time though I've used the Simon says Stamp Cosmo Stem die to give a bit extra colour.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


I've been meaning to make this card with Mo's Eva image and paper piece the hat and shoes.

To make the card I used my favourite dies, first the Crochet Border from MFT which can make the border round the circle snipping as you add it. The unbranded flower dies that look like EK success Retro Punch. Finally the Stampin Up retired sentiment.

I must try a use some of the rest of craft room. I've recently got my hands on some Picket Fence Blending Brushes to practice with and I want to practice some watercolouring not sure whether to just use a paintbrush or get a decent water pen which I've never had much luck with.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clean And Simple!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us last week and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is Clean And Simple
We are showcasing Casual Fridays this week, which just so happens to be Simon says Stamp Brand of the Month. 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 challenge Blog. 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!

Well I got the Simple part sorted but not convince that its that Clean but I brought the Tin Roof Cover specially for the challenge, OK I didn't check what the challenge was but I love this die so much I couldn't not use it.

I just used the Simon says Stamp Happy Birthday but just used the Birthday. The wishes stamped sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages

Like I said a very Simple and quick card to make but don't worry a fussy one was made afterwards it will be blogger soon.

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Birthday Footballer

Nice and easy card, the little chap is from LOTV digi image and I have used Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles including the sentiment banner.

The sentiment is stamped from Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday along with their Holiday Shapes Stars. 

Apologies for the quick post but I'm keep falling alsleep and I'm headachey tired no idea where it comes from. I need to feel better for tomorrow, I'm saying Goodbye to a friend who was robbed of his life through Dementia.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Birthday Cat

I've used some old scraps of Doodlebug pattern paper for a card for my son's birthday card. The stars are Simon say Stamp and MFT also the sentiment banner is MFT too.

The little puddy cat is a LOTV digi, I think I've Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles along with their Tiny Words Birthday.

Still struggling with the neck and shoulders but it is easing with plenty of rest.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ice Skater

I go swimming with Friday Swimmer (who by the way received the Queen Award for Voluntary Service this year) and while have a drink of coffee we overlook the ice skating ring which is used all year round and not just for Christmas. Which gave me the idea to make a Birthday card using Mo's Skater C.

I used some old LOTV papers which sadly they don't make anymore along with some of my favourite dies. Like the MFT Crochet Border and the unbranded Flower dies. The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp with one of their punches which I don't know if they still do.

I'm struggling this week I have dodgy shoulders at the best of time but I caught my neck somehow and the pain as spread to one of my shoulders so no card making for me.