Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cheers


Yet another Man's card needed, he's actually named Dwarf 6 in Mo's shop but he does remind me of a Viking.

The papers are Dragon's Tail by Doodlebug and I blew the dust of my Spellbinder Circle dies for the image and the sentiment is cut from the actually pattern paper.

The only embellishment I used was the Simon Says Stamp Cheers die, the papers are so busy and there wasn't much space, plus its a man's card and we all know how tricky they are.



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bright and Cheerful

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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 Frame It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Bright And Cheerful 

We are showcasing Hero Arts 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 bright and cheerful makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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I had this idea for a card using Hero Arts Welcome Neighbor, it didn't quite turn out as it looked inside my head but it did turn out well.

First of all I cheated I couldn't be asked to mask and stamp usually it goes wrong when I'm nearly done so instead I stamped all the different house, colour in using Prismacolors and then fussy cut all of them. It was easy to fussy cut since they were basically simple straight lines but if you prefer there are dies.

I then layered them to where it was pleasing to the eye and no white spaces in between. Once I was happy I stuck then down and used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment and clouds are all from the Hero Arts stamp set and just a bit of coloured card to finish off.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bee's Knees


I had taken out all the stamps that I thought would be a suitable for a mans card and I saw the Bee on Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Animals. I stamped several bees so I could cut out just the bodies as well bodies with wings and embossed the back before 3d them.

I also decided to use Repeating Circles it was a quick way to give somewhere the bees to go. The patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow and I used a Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles but only used to frame my circles.

I used the sentiment on the stamp set and a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner. Finally I used the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die, like the style of the words.

Not much card making going on this week I have hospital, doctors appointment and Hubby as appointment too. We have Friday Swimmers lunch on Friday so thats something to look forward too.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Birthday Wine


I brought this Simon Says Stamp Wine Aerobics and dies I don't think I used well the dies especially as I had to cut them apart. But don't you just love the corks, kicking myself for not using them more often now.

I used the two of the Corkscrews for the background, once dried I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I also stamped and cut out the corks and I used the Simon Says Stamp Time for Wine glass and die which I coloured in red.

Trying to work out what stamp I used for the sentiment, I know it was sitting on my desk, got it. It was Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and I used their Stitched Banner dies to make my fish tail banner.

I'm now thinking of making one in pink!





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fabulous


I have a long list of family birthdays to make, I just need the motivation and mojo to make them. Some of the cards are going to easier than others like this one I've made for a young girl.

The image is called Fabulous from Mo Manning, I added some glossy accents to the glasses to make them realistic and my white pen was working well to add the dots.

The papers are some old Doodlebug ones and I used the MFT Scallop Frames and the Hero Arts Border die. My sentiment from a set called Birthday Message from Simon says Stamp and I used a square punch to make the fishtail.

The flowers are a second hand die which I still haven't discovered who made them.





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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Frame It

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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 Anniversary/Wedding Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Frame It 

This week are showcasing some fabulous Memory Box Products! 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 frame makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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I made this card a couple of weeks ago, I think the time as come for me to write down what I used when I make the card.

Now lets see what I used a Blue Oxide Background to start with, that's easy I also make several and keep them to one side till I need one. I'm guessing I've used Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and possibly Broken China but I'm wondering if it was Mermaid Lagoon.

I cut the Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage in white card, then Green Apple card and some Doll Pink card. A few snip and I have stem and leaves and some pink flowe heads. The centres are made with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Snowflakes and the white centres when I cut out the main image, they fell out but managed to save them.

I wondered if the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle would cut frame round the flowers but you can see if made a nice double frame instead. I also used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes frame to give a nice stitched border.

I used my favourite sentiment stamps at the moment Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages. I had always planned to use Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies but the tiny one by the y of Birthday is hiding a dirty mark. Most rubbed off with a clean eraser except one stubborn dot and my tiny butterfly hides it.

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Friday, June 08, 2018

Lost in Time


There's one thing I can do when feeling sea sick or feeling unwell I can still crochet. This is the Lost in Time Shawl that I've made on my holiday. A large ball of Scheepjes Whirl doesn't take up too much room in the suitcase. I just had to finish the last two rows of the pattern and the border at home. Now I have get some nice baubles to make the tassels.

I'm now back onto my Eastern Jewels Persian Tiles blanket, I have four more Hexagons to do them I'm onto the squares. Although there is a hic-cup in my planning there's a baby due in the family I have found the pattern I want to use and my hubby is happy to know I have enough wool to make it.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

He's Still Got It


June is definitely a man's month and I have a few cards to be made this month. I decided to use Mo's He's Still Got It. Believe or not the patterned paper is Christmas paper, I did check whether I liked what was on the the other side before using.

The sketch I used is a Splitcoast Stampers SC699 I just turned it to suit my image. The musical note are an old MFT die which is so old its probably retired. The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die, I didn't use the Happy part but stamped Wishes from Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages.

My fishtail banner is made using a square punch, you only use one of the corners.

I'm off to the Scrap Cafe Crop this weekend, I missed last months so look forward to catching up and maybe do some scrapbooking or I may do some colouring for card making haven't decided yet. Its at the Bracknell Hilton and its not really just for scrapbooking some of us card make too.



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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Congrats

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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.
This week the challenge is

Anniversary/Wedding 


We are showcasing Impression Obsession 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.
If you join in with the challenge YOU could win a  $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! You may enter up to 5 times so you would have 5 chances to win! All winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance! All you have to do is take out your 'romantic' supplies and join in the fun! The Design Team are all looking forward to seeing what you make!!
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It's been real tricky getting back into card making after my hols and still struggling a bit. I had to get my DT cards done and Mr Mojo is still sailing somewhere over the Med.

I decided to make my own patterned Vellum that part was easy, the Impression Obession Rosebuds was stamped randomly with Versamark and then embossed with WOW Bright White Opagne powder. The hard part was trying to tearing it, perhaps it would help if I had my eye open, hate tearing paper. I purposely made my piece of stamped vellum larger because I made a fold and attached it to the back of the card. I carefully place a piece of tape behind some of the stems to attached to the card too.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Painted Congrats die but I've noticed its out of stock for now but there's no reason why you can't use their Congrats. I used Kraft card and White card for my actual card and to hide all the blank space I used Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies but I would be quick before they are out of stock.



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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Big Guy Cycling


Another card I had to make before I went on my hols, this time the card is for my brother and again I'm going to have to work out what I've used.

The easy one is Mo's Big Guy's Bike, for me was a bit tricky to layer but he was worth it.

Now the papers I think could be some old Taylored Expression with a bit of random dotty paper I had saved from somewhere. The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday, the Stars are Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes and MFT Stitched Stars. 

You can see that the Big Guy Jumper as been paper pieced, which bring the whole card together.



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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Doodlebug Giraffe

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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 Use More Than One Stamp Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Anything Goes


We are showcasing Doodlebug 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
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 made this card before I went away but didn't write my post, I'm now kicking myself because I need to remember what I used.

First off I love 6 by 6 Doodlebug papers they are perfect for card making, I love them so much that two packs arrived while on holiday luckily the order went through letter box. The pack I used was So Punny.

I finally got my hands on the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe, I kept missing out everytime he came back in stock, so quick he's back in stock. I inked the edges especially as I was placing him on the yellow background. I cut out another head which is partly stuck at the top of his head and a chopped up tiny 3d foam in the centre of his head.

My borders are Simon Says Stamp Stitched Borders and the sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Welcome Little One die. I love that using the background to the words helps to be able to add 3d foam easily. Another die to buy real quick before it goes out of stock again.

Finally the flowers, I think I used the Simon says Stamp Hydrangea die with their Forget Me Not leaves. The yellow centres are Simon Says Stamp Stitched Snowflakes and the circles in middle are made from Tim Holtz Thinlets Gears die, its actually one of the cogs waste.

I think I've remembered everything but let me if I've missed anything.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Leo the Lion


I had a little play in my craftroom but I think I left my Mojo on the Oriana which is now travelling round the mediterranean. Still I did enjoy making my little lion using the Picture Book Lion from Simon Says Stamp.

Now that I made my lion the tricky part was to make an actual card, luckily I have a pile of Oxides backgrounds. I used one and cut out the rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes and their Stitched Circles. Before I put the circle back I place some Simon Say Stamp Forget me not Flowers leaves.

Finally the sentiment was Simon Say Stamp Happy Birthday and the tiny wishes stamp is from Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages, glad to see it back in stock.

I had a lovely time cruising once I got over the sea sickness literally the first day at sea, a visit to the Medical room. So the first few days I was unwell but once I got over that we really enjoyed it and plan another in couple of years. Although hubby wants a suite like we did this time, he's not keen on being stuck in a small room with me being ill.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Bouncy Castle


There were so many photos of the Family Fun Day that I wanted to use and it was tricky to work out what would work as a layout some like the first layout I decide to go the faux pocket page. I do love working this way because I can overlap titles, flowers etc. It just so happened the Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die had arrived in my craft room and worked well.


I had some really good close ups of  some of my Gt Nephews which would be so wrong of me not to use. The ratio of boys in my family are a lot higher than girls and Scrapbooking boys is just as hard as making boys cards.

I've come back from hols to find out that I need to do something about GDPR and I've added a Privacy page I hope this is enough. I have copied it from Crafting While Baby Naps but I have deleted and added what I think would be relevant to my blog.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cheek to Cheek


I thought I had schedule this post but somehow it got forgotten obviously thought I would have time yesterday when I got back off my hols. Since summer finished the day we arrived back I quickly put some washing in and worn myself out sorting it all out.

Back to the card I've used Mo's Cheek to Cheek image for a previous Golden Wedding card, probably the same paper but it was a square one with not much space to make it pretty. So I made an A4 card I think thats what its called basically it a piece of A4 folded in half.

The papers are too short for this size card so some curved Scallop dies one to bring interest and two to add some patterned paper. The leaves are Memory Box, I think are called Lavish Foliage and the die is a second hand one brought on e bay the seller or myself have no idea whose it is.

My heart is an retired Heart die from Simon Says Stamp but I've cut out the centre to add a bit of matching colour. The gold sentiment on the image is from LOTV retired again and I think the fish tail banner sentiment is Simon says Stamp Messages for Everyday

This card was for my Sister and her Hubby who had the 50th Wedding Anniversary while we were away, bad planning on my part.





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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Duck!!!!

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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 Stencil It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week to.
This week the challenge is

Use More Than One Stamp


We are showcasing Honey Bee 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
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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When I plan to buy stamps for a challenge I really need to pay more attention, when I saw Honey Bee Products and I saw this duck stamp I needed to have it. The clue was in the name of the stamp Penny the Platypus but doesn't she make a cute duck. I pretty sure I've seen Penny as a duck before and that why it stuck in my head.

I used my Polychromos to colour her and I carefully cut round one wing so I could add the string to her balloons. Now here comes the use more than one stamp part I stamped the balloons from the stamp set onto the pattern paper and fussy cut them out. Forgot to mention who made the Pattern Paper its Echo Park Happy Birthday Girl.

The tiny sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Messages for Everyday and the balloon string is May Arts Natural Twine String.






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