Friday, September 21, 2018

Poinsettia Spray

All the pieces used to make this card came out of the baggie of leftover from last Christmas, just had to add a few more of Simon says Stamp Poinsettia Parade, didn't quite have enough.

Now lets see if I remember what I used, first of I used the Simon says Stamp Bundle of Shapes for my card front and then used their Stitched Oval for my words and poinsettia spray.

The spray was made up with of course Poinsettia Parade and they are backed with the Simon says Stamp Pine Needle Trio.

Finally the sentiment using the Simon says Stamp Believe die and stamp set , the stamped words  were stamped on MFT Stitched Fishtail Banners.

Well that the last of the schedule posts I should almost be home from my holiday. Tomorrow which may be a mistake I'm going to a crop but I packed my bags before we left and Hubby will come for me when I've had enough. It's a special Craftathon for Breast Cancer there are several happening over the next few weeks. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018


I'm a big fan of non traditional Christmas colours and I've only got a few scraps left of this Doodlebug paper do hope one of my favourite paper companies make one for this year.

The sweet image from Mo Manning called Snow-Tot-One works well with these colours, you could paper piece her all in one suit. It reminds me so much of my DD when she little and her Pink One Suit.

I'm pretty sure the card layout was based on a sketch, yep forgotten already. The snowflakes are various ones Simon says Stamp Maryann and Stitched Snowflake dies and Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes. Some tiny pearls to finish them.

The MFT Crochet Border which shows up much better on the photograph than in real life and some pretty grosgrain ribbon with flat bow so the card might fit in normal post.

I confess the black sentiment is a peel off, I don't plan to buy anymore but I might as well use up the sentiments ones.

Mo's Digital Pencil

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bling it on


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Pop It Up Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is to add some bling ie, glitter, gems etc to your creations!

Bling It On

We are showcasing Studio Katia 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 really need to pay attention to what I buy for Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge even when it was in my basket I still didn't twig that the Studio Katia Floral Cross was actually I beautifully cross and not pretty corner stamps that immediately came to my mind when I saw the stamp set on Simon says Stamp.  I did also buy some pretty Satin Vinca flower sequins and some pretty star ones as well, I used the Vinca ones on my card hopefully that works for bling.

I decided to used the stamps for my card using them as I first thought for corners. I used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles but I added a black mat before glueing to the pink mat this was to imitate the black line in the flowers.

The Simon says Stamp Happy Birthday die, its one of my faves since its a bit unusual. The flowers were all cut out and I used my secret weapon of the Pumice Stone Distress Marker so no-one can see the white core or pants cutting out. Don't think you can get away with a black pen makes your flower lines too harsh.

Have confess my card is quite simple but I was in a hurry to make sure it was made before leaving for my holiday at my sister's place in Spain but sometimes Clean and Simple is the best.

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shaker Mermaid

I don't know why I make things more complicated for myself but making a shaking card where the background, frame and base come out of the same Oxide background and matching with each other, trust me it wasn't easy!

The easy bit was the Simon says Stamp BeautifulMermaid and all the fishes, seahorse and reeds, they just need colouring and cutting out. The colouring I used Faber Castell Polychromos and when I finished cutting out I edged the poorly cut edges with a Pumice Stone Distress Marker, I do class this as my secret weapon.

The sequins came with the card kit and that sweet sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Messages for Everyday using theirs Stitched Banners.

I obviously didn't heed my own warning because there's another shaker card in my drafts!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Bridal Pattern

I have quite a few beautiful wedding photo to scrapbook not all mine, I may have stolen some from FB there are a lot more better photographers than me likethe person who took this one.

I made the heart by roughly drawing one, must remember to use a scrap  piece of paper if I do it again some of the pencil makes didn't quite erased out but some fancy flowers and hearts hid that fact.

The little wooden hearts were on the actually table at the wedding and when the rest of table realised why I put a few in my purse they collected up the whole table's worth but it was nice reminder of the lovely day.

The large daisies are Memory Box and so is the Birch leaves if they aren't then they are Poppy stamps, just noticed the Tender Fern now that's definitely Memory Box. The swirl is Penny Black Flourish and the letters in my stash.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Blue Yuletide Greetings

When I stamped and embossed for my SSSWchallenge card I didn't realised that the Simon says Stamp Yuletide Greetings hadn't been used!

I had to remedy that asap and this is what I quickly made. I love White and Navy colour combo for Christmas card and I was impressed how the clear stamps stamped usually I'm stamping several time to get them to be dirty so they stamp better but not these even used a Stamp Positioner in case they needed stamping twice but I didn't need to.

I had a scrap of white that I had already used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles on so I used it again to give a layering mat but also I need to find the size I used so I could use it on my Stitched Slopes and Hills to give a finished look.

Finally a snowflake to make a plain card nicer using Simon says Stamp Maryann snowflake die and the one of their Stitched Snowflake cut in the navy to match the stamping. The little round dot is from the waste from one of Tim Holtz Gearhead dies.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Experimental Blanket

Finally my experiment is finished still wonder whether I need more butterflies, keep telling myself less is more not sure its working though. Once I give it away to the little person its made for I will be happy because I won't have to wonder anymore.

A bit of a close up hope it loved.

My Eastern Jewels is on the way on being stitched together, it's been a bit of nightmare not because the pattern was hard but I had to change my hook size but if I used the one to get the tension right it would look awful. So I'm hoping it will be just smaller in size but then I forgot what size hooks I were using and sometimes I even forgot to change the hook at the times the pattern would say. Also my double trebles weren't long enough so I had to do triples and they were untidy, hope it all works out in the wash!