Thursday, January 18, 2018

Baby Boy


Sorry late this morning with my Mo Manning card, having issues with some new pain meds. I'm remedying my lack of baby cards.

  I've used Baby Boy on Blankie and I'm using some Doodlebug papers which I'm not a hundred per cent about. Like the clouds but not sure the blue anchor hearts work but DD loves it so I shall put an insert in ready for her.

The embossed Hearts are Taylored Expression slightly larger than the retired Cuttlebug one but it also longer in length so better for my size cards. The border is a Spellbinders die and the hearts is a Penny Black die. Lastly the sentiment is Paper Smooches die cut in white a couple of times and then the coloured one.


My first photo is jaunty angle one and this one is my front view taken by the crooked photography. Its actually 0.5 out and none of the photo editing I have can cope with such a small slope. I would like to add that the card is actually straight.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blue Birds

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Patterned Paper Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Add A Sentiment


We are showcasing Clearly Besotted Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I love these cute Clearly Besotted You're So Tweet birds, I even brought them before I knew about the challenge.

First of I had to make a card for them, so first used Oxides where i made my grass, sky and sun background. I then cut out the Simon Say Stamp Birch Column twice, one I put to one side while the other was smooched into some Brown Oxides stamped onto a craft mat and misted with a bit of water. I then blended a bit of the lighter brown to cover up all bits of white left. Added a bit of green using a copic and fussy cut the trees away so I could stick them onto the one put to one side.

Once the background was stick behind the trees I then used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die. It did struggle with so many layers but a little trim with a sharp pair of scissors did the trick.

It was at this point things started to go wrong, I was in two minds which blue inkpad to use and went with the Island Blue because I thought it would show up more. It was at this point I got out the the You're So Tweet die set and using some wire gutters I cut the spokes when one went flying into what I thought was my junk draw ( it isn't now I had to tidy it up) but it has disappeared somewhere in my craft room.

It was once I stuck the birds down that I'm now wondering whether I should have stamped them in turquoise and now I've just noticed that I haven't coloured their beaks. I blame me age!!!!!!! 



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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Winners


 That’s it I’ve decided all my cards and layouts will be photographed at an artistic angle rather then try and photograph straight. I even got a ruler out to double check my layout.

The papers are really old, Piggy Tales. The only reason for not being used they were to nice! I borrowed the football die and the stars are My Favourite Things. The letters and stickers all out my stash.

I only managed 1 and bit layouts at the last crop but I need to photo the one that I completely finished. I’m all booked in for The Scrap Cafe Retreat in March, you pay for your accommodation separately so you either choose the actual hotel, another hotel or not stay at all, some of the scrapbookers are local so they go home also apart from Friday night you sort out your food. With a decent size Sainsburys next door to the hotel no one starves.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A bit of Pink


This wa a practise card to try and work out which circle punches or dies fit in the centres of the flowers. The flower die is to replace a punch I love but my hands struggle with. Unfortunately there was no name on the packet or the die and the seller doesn’t seem to sell it anymore.

So while sorting out the centres I wasn’t going to waste the flowers I made and made a quick card. The sentiment which is Simon says Stamp.

Well it’s been a busy and times boring week, I have had some deeper injections in my shoulders and was told to take it easy, I hate not doing anything drives Hubby potty or should I say I drive him so.

Hope to get into the craft room today to do some DT work but they’re changing my pain pills on Monday so next week could be interesting.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jessie


My pile of finished cards is lacking baby cards so I printed off several baby images from Mo Manning to resolve this problem.

The first card I made was using Jessie isn't she cute. The papers are some old one and the embossing folder is my hardworking Cuttlebug Tiny Hearts one which isn't available anymore.

The Heart Bow is from Penny Black and the flowers are a die which I can't find the make sorry but the centres are MFT from one of their flower set. I even dusted of my decorative circle die from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Simon Say Stamp.

It turned out not bad although once made I realised I need a couple of baby boy cards, oops.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patterned Paper

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Something New Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Use Patterned Paper

You may use store bought designer paper or you may choose to make your own.

We are showcasing Doodlebug Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I love Doodlebug papers their 6 inch pads work so well for card making and when I saw this challenge I knew I had to use their At the Zoo ones.  They work so well with the Picture Book animals from Simon Says Stamp. I haven't make a card since Christmas so I needed a sketch to inspire me and found the perfect one from Splitcoast Stampers SC 678 which is the last week one.

I've used the Koala, Panda and Monkey dies, to help support the cut pieces I place a piece of card like a spine on the back. I did feel my monkey needs a tail but while finding the links I saw the cat die not sure I've actually got that die but if not I will have to get it and it will serve for the tail for two. animals.

To finish I used the My Favourite Things Grassy Fields die, I've been know to use this die and turn it upside down to make icicles so I believe this is a must have die.

The sentiment came from the paper pad, cut it out and used a square punch to make a fishtail.



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Sunday, January 07, 2018

New Year


Funny that we've been away for New Year recently and the last crop I went to was to record 2015 celebrations. I probably need to write some journaling this was the New Year my sister took with her a whole Boots counter.

I used some very old rub ons which made me realise the best place for them was in the bin.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

For Brian


I found this card in my drafts in fact when I search for drafts, I found quite a few photo posts with cards. This is an Art Impression and was made for my Brother in law, who plays golf.

There was a lot of layering and the papers are some old Echo Park that needed using up. The grass and fence are both from MFT and I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares.

The sentiment is the one off my desk that as seen better days. I used a Stampin Up banner punch for the fish tail banner, I believe Stampin Up in their wisdom have retired it but I used it constantly for the making these banner.

I need to give myself a bit of kick up the bum to schedule my post more often and make cards.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Birthday Boy


I needed a boy Birthday card and I thought this image from Mo Manning Paul Texting would be perfect.

The papers are some old ones and I added some more orange stars to decorate, there wasn't more I could do since its a boy card. The image mat and sentiment are cut using MFT dies.

I've been away to celebrate the New Year, BIL chose Paignton this time but it still meant getting past Stonehedge, next year I believe we may take a new direction.

No card making as been made but I am off to a crop on Saturday.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Tigers

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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.

Happy New Year!! We hope you all have a happy and healthy 2018!
This week the challenge is

Something New

Maybe you received some new craft supplies for Christmas, or maybe you would like to make a New Home, New Baby project. Whatever 'new' thing you would like to make we will be looking forward to seeing your project!
We are showcasing Hero Arts  Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Hope I can remember what I used for this card I made it before Christmas with my DT parcel of new goodies. I decided to get the Hero Art Layering Bengal Tigers, I thought they would make a good male card. I believe there is a die but I just brought the stamps since the tigers looked easy to fussy cut out.

As most of you know I'm pretty lazy and it just so happens that I had some thin cardstock that I had already smooched some Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Spiced and Fossilized Amber. So I used the stamps to stamp the tigers. Once cut out I used the Distress Markers in Pumice Stone round the edges I find it hides the white core.

It was then I had to think of what to do with my tigers so once again I got the Distress Oxides out and made the scene and using the grass stamps that came with the tigers I stamped some grass.

To finish I used the Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday die but just choose the one word and stamp the Happy  using Simon Says Stamp Happy stamp set.



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