Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fa La La La

I'm far behind on my Christmas cards which is why my chose of Mo Image is a Christmas one lately. This chap is sooo cute and has to be used at least once, he's called Fa La La La.

Also because I'm behind my cards are pretty simple like this one. I made a frame using Simon says Stamp Stitched Frames, last years Christmas papers I'm guessing Echo Park. To finish Martha Stewart Holly Punch and Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.

Really short post mainly because I suffering from the lurgy, much to my hubby's glee I've lost my voice till about 11am so he gets some peace first thing in the morning.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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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 Thanksgiving/Thanks
We are showcasing Hero Arts 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!

This is my second card for this challenge I didn't like what I made and now I've made the card monochrome I like it much better.

I used the Hero Arts From the Vault Bugs as you see there are some pretty butterflies in the set. I decided to use the Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts Background stamp because I find it not too busy it would hide the butterflies.

I often forget I've got the SSS Dot Scallop Border die does make a simple card look more interesting, I've covered the dots since it worked better when trimming the pattern paper to fit ontop. To finish I used the Bold Thanks from Simon says Stamp

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

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi all and welcome to the start of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event hosted by the fabulous Tracey McNeeley aka In My Creative Opinion ! This is the 9th year that Tracey has hosted this event and Simon Says Stamp is thrilled to be joining in with Day 11!

Each day up to November 28th there will be a different company sponsoring with fabulous crafty give aways and prizes to be won PLUS the company design teams will be joining in with lots of gorgeous Christmas Tags for our inspiration!

By joining in with the event YOU could win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp! How awesome is that! ;-) 

I'm a firm believer that tags should be quick and easy and I decided to go for a white tag with a pop of red.

It also gave me another reason to use the Simon says Stamp Inside Christmas Greetings, I used the same sentiment for both of them but there are other suitable for a tag.

I used the bow from Simon says Stamp Candy Cane die but you need to position the sentiment so the bow tails fit all you will have to do what I had to and snip them off.

My Christmas floral spray was using SSS Poinsettia Parade and Christmas Foliage with some red gems.

Nearly forgot the actual tag is Stitched Dressed Tag.

 CLICK HERE  to visit Tracey's blog where there is more information about how you can win the fabulous prizes on offer!

If you upload your creations onto instagram please use the hashtag  #25DaysofTags2019


There are lots of ways to win prizes and it is a little long winded so I am referring everyone to Tracey's blog for more info.

This is the info I received by email 

There are many ways that you can get a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be drawn from any or all of these things:
  1. Comment on the posts here each day on what you saw that inspires you.
  2. Follow the blog hop and comment along the way.
  3. Participate by creating your own tags. The rules for participating are simple, you MUST create a Christmas tag inspired by a tag you see during the event and you MUST state in your post the day and whose tag you were inspired by in order to be eligible for a prize. Enter as many tags as you like. 
  4. Don't have a blog but use Instagram? Create your project using these guidelines on your Instagram account:
  • You need to be a follower of my Instagram account INSTAGRAM
  • To win a prize you MUST create a Christmas tag inspired by a tag you see during the event and you MUST state in your post the day and the tag you were inspired by
  • So that I can find your work include the following hashtag #25daysoftags2019
  • Link up your IG tag here 

To keep  is fair for everyone, only one comment per post please. You may however create as many tags as you would like as long as you follow the rules. The more you hop along and comment and the more you participate the more chances you have of winning! The link up is only on this post (at the bottom of the page). I will keep the link up open until one week after the event is over to give you time to finish up. The contest and linky will close December ?, 2019 at 12:00 am (EST)! Prizes will be announced on December ? here on my blog.

Guidelines copied from the FB group 

1. Please create a Christmas Tag using products from the company that you are representing--Anything goes! 

2. At least two days prior to the date that you are guesting make sure there is a photo of your tag in the FB album that is designated for the company you are representing. Please add your name and your permalink to the comments for your photo. I will collect them there. PHOTO SIZE—Photos must be at least 800 px wide and please make sure that you leave some room for cropping. 

3. On the day you are guesting please post your tag and blog about the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event on your personal blog at 6:00 am (EST) with: • a link to the company you are representing • a link to my blog • display the logo found in the album Event Logo here in the Facebook Group

 Thank you so much for joining me for the 9th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Another new addition to my craft room Simon says Stamp Gnome die and I had to make a quick and simple card to see how well he works (be prepared I love him so much there's bound to be more).

For quicknest I used the Simon says Stamp Holiday Knit Background die, if I remember right it came quite late for last year Christmas Cards but it so quick to make a background.

All thats left it the sentiment made up from a couple from Tiny Words Christmas then cut out using the Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners.

Have you seen Debby Hughes Gnome she as used patterned paper scraps for hers and it looks brilliant.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wisley Glow

Not my favourite scrapbook page but it does record the event and we have our tickets for this year.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Quick CAS Christmas card

I think it was last week or it could be the week before but the CAS(e) this Sketch inspired me to search out an old Hero Arts stamp with all the Christmas words. The Stags Head is a die from Newton's Nook but this one was left over from last Christmas.

To finally finish off a few Martha Stewart Holly Leaves from their punch and I have a large selection of pearls for berries.

The card below is exactly the same but with this time I use a poinsettia I made using Simon says Stamp Poinsettia Parade.

Friday, November 08, 2019

New Snowflakes

I'm pretty much a sucker for snowflakes or butterfly dies, show me a new one and I have to have it. Exactly why the Simon says Stamp Marie and Lea snowflakes dies found their way to me. And you simply have to use them. I did also use their Maryanne Snowflake for the kraft centres.

The background paper is Echo Park My Favourite Fall, most wouldn't work for Christmas but this one worked  perfect for the  back drop.

I cut the sentiment circle with Simon says Stamp Stitched Circle and used their Tiny Words Christmas and the dodgy swirls were made by me freehand.

A fairly quick card no I need a few more of the same.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Carrying Wood

I made my white paint a bit watery so my snow doesn't show as well has it should and I was dragged out to do some carpet shopping.

I refuse to go anywhere till I made my card. The image is of course a Mo Manning one called Carrying Wood and I had to have some trees on my card and the ones I used is an old Memory Box one.

I cut the image with a white border so it would help him stand out a bit but I left the white below the scarf and leg so I could use that for snow and to stamp a sentiment which is a Simon says Stamp one.

The snowflakes are cut from Glitter card using Mini Lawn Fawn Snowflake dies.

Mo's illustrated image looks like its paper pieced, I think I will definitely give that a go soon.