Tuesday, June 18, 2019

For my Dad



I made two of the background that I made for last weeks Celebrate card and decided to use it to make my Dad a card to take to the Crematorium for his Birthday and Father's Day.

So the background was the same Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts Background embossed with WOW Bright White embossing powder.

I cut the flowers using Simon says Stamps Stitched Daisies the leaves are from their Forget me Knot Flower die. I used the word stamp from Simon says Stamp Moments of Grace stamps, but I can't work out which stamp set I used for the Missing You. The Birthday sentiment is from Tiny Words Birthday. All the word were place on the Stitched Oval.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Christmas Scrapbooking


Christmas 2016 done, just scrapping Harry Potter and Portsmouth Dockyard and that will be that year finished with. I've already done some of 2017 but I have two weddings and a baby shower so could be 2021 before I get that year done!

A faux pocket page with a few of the usual photos of Christmas with some Simple Stories paper. In fact its possible two packs but they both work well together.


I couldn't resist scrapbooking this cute little reindeer, again with Simple Stories. I cut the deer partly out so I could slip the photo in behind him.

The deer heads and words are Newton Nook dies and stamp. Need to work out what year this was actually because I'm not sure it was 2016.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Quick cards



Simon says Stamp very kindly sent me a stamp set from their recent release Rest and Refresh, at the time I was being ill which is sods law. I have quite a list of cards to make and I was having a hard time to play with the set.

Decided to quickly stamp a couple from Home Sweet Home to see how they looked, the first turned out fabulous and I have another idea on how to use it again but for now I made a quick Sympathy card by using Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages.  I stamped the sentiment and emboss with gold embossing powder.

Apologise for the rough edge obviously my blade need replacing!


The other card is this cute house, it helps to use a stamp positioner so you can stamp a couple of time to get a better print. I added a few more hearts using Simon says Stamp Holiday Shapes and I cut the house out using Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares.  The congratulations is a stamp that comes with the set which I know I will be using it again.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Picture Book Deer


I'm quite impressed with myself by not only making a Christmas card but almost following this weeks Splitcoast Stampers SC753 card sketch.

I used Simon says Stamp Picture Book Deer instead of the diamond shape and their Snowflake border die for the strip across the card.

The papers are Echo Park Celebrate Winter and I used Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners for my sentiment and to hide that my deer has no legs! The sentiment that I used comes Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Spit Happens


This little chap is far too cute to have spit in his title but it obviously Spit Happens means something to Mo. It's not the first time of using this adorable image but you have to be quick because he's in the retirement list. Hope Mo redux him or her, you can easily change the tshirt and bunny colours.

I've used Echo Park Hello Baby It's a Boy papers and I remember I have a set of scallop rectangles from Lawn Fawn. To be honest once I laid out the papers and layered the baby it didn't really need much else. So I used one of the sentiment rectangles in the paper pack and felt my job was pretty much done.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Celebrate

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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 Wedding/Anniversary
We are showcasing Simon says Stamp 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 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!


I had a bit of hic-cup this morning I had schedule my post earlier than I should I have done. Now that its 2pm we will have another go at posting with the details this time.

I've kept my card quite simple since thats where my craft mojo is taking me. I stamped and emboss probably one of my favourite background stamps Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts.  I do love white on Kraft card.

I cut out another favourite and I use it a lot for scrapbooking too Simon says Stamp Clustered Leaves. I cut it in a few places to fit my card and used a leaf from Simon says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves to hide my join.

I wanted to use a die for the sentiment and thought it was about time I used the Simon says Stamp Celebrate die which will work for Wedding and Anniversary.

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Christmas Scrapbooking


I received this fabulous Christmas card last year and I simply had to make it into a layout. There are quite a few layouts on Pinterest where they have used strips and I think I used this technique before.
You simple take strips of pattern paper and lay them randomly down.

I had one piece of a paper full of Christmas words so I cut some out and evenly placed them down over the strips.

I've also told myself to use the stickers more that come in collection packs which I ticked that box here with the mittens, baubles and stars.

I had a great day yesterday at the Scrap Cafe Crop at the Bracknell Hilton, three layouts but each need a bit extra which I plan to do today rather than build up a pile of not quite finished layouts.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Chillin'



I actually made a card that didn't end in the bin and I like it too. Admittedly its very simple, the inspiration for the layout was from Splitcoast Stampers SC752.

The papers are Echo Park I love Summer and the super cute image is from Simon says Stamp Chillin' Frenchies.

Since it meant to be a mans card I settled on a single Starfish from Simon says Stamp, well it was already cut and ready to go in the die envelope so it needed to be used.

Finally finished with a double layered Happy Birthday sentiment again from Simon says Stamp.

Friday, June 07, 2019

June Crochet Update


Another month gone by and still nothing finished. I'm finish Part 4 of my Phoenix from Vanessa Hooks and Sunshine. Wool is Stylecraft Special DK.
 

My Changing Tides is now up to week 8, not keen of the pebbles they taking ages now but well worth. The pattern is from Coastal Crochet.

 
I keep forgetting to post the top of my stool cover, haven't decided on the sides yet whether to carry on doing the squares.

Also I have completed 2 and 3 parts of Life Inspired by Helen Shrimpton with Crochet Now.





Finally I'm on the border with my Seaside Winter Blanket, keeping plain with stripes of colour.

So I have lots going on but nothing completed but I'm enjoying the journey.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

A Birthday Cow!



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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 Masculine
We are showcasing Tim Holtz 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 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!



I'm afraid I'm late with a card for the challenge had a bout of sickness which left me feeling bleh not helpful when you need a DT card.

In the end I managed to make a really quick card, bit disappointed since I love the Tim Holtz Funny Farm

All I could manage was a rectangle of blended green ink which I placed my funny cow in the centre and slightly layered it. Added a sentiment from Simon says Stamp Its No Secret and to give a bit more interest to a boring card I added the dotty paper from My Favourite Things Black and White Dots.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Squeal


There is lots wrong with this card although I love my MFT Piggy Pebbles pig, he coloured well in flesh tones, the image mat now I look at it is bugging me. I could have made the faux stitching above and below the sentiment.

I'm pretty sure the layout is a sketch from one of my favourite CAS sketch sites unfortunately I can't remember which. The papers are also from MFT Sweet Stack.

The image mat is cut a couple dies using Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

Sorry I've been quiet, had a couple of bad days, they happen. You just have to wait till the body is ready to play in the craft room. But I do have a couple of images coloured up ready to go.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Baby Boy 1st Birthday


I love using Mo's Bike Babe, he makes a great card for a 1st Birthday. I had some old Echo Park papers to use up and they worked a treat.

The stars are some cut from the Simon says Stamp Holiday Shapes and out of some scraps of card. I also used the Wonky Rectangles.

I have an old die with numbers and the today, the circles and scallop circle are some old Stampin Up punches still going strong.

There's going to be a new challenge on Mo's Challenge blog this weekend so look out for that.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Anything Goes

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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  Anything Goes.
We are showcasing Gina K Designs 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 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!



My first attempted ended in the bin, I was thinking of grey and pink for my colours but didn't quite work out when I blended them. So I made a new card but just splattered the colours.

Once dried I used Gina K Designs Perfect Blend for the first part of my sentiment and then I added the Simon says Stamp Always and Forever for the rest.

It was this point I used the Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangles to give it a finished look. I had stamped the coffee cups on another piece of paper so I could fussy cut them out and layer then at the bottom of my sentiment.

Need to find somewhere else to photo my cards so that I don't get a shadow down one side but I've horrible feeling it was actually my shadow oops.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

My Favourite Things Bunny


I got round to colour the bunny image that isn't obviously for easter from My Favourite Things Easter Bunnies.

I had this idea with the three circles from a sketch last week but discovered they were a bit large to work exactly for the sketch which why the card is landscape.

So my Peeking Daisy from Simon says Stamp were pieced together using pink card stock and Tim Holtz Gearhead for their centres. I used Simon says Stamp Stitched Circle for my actual bunny image.

I did stamp my Tiny Words sentiment directly to the card but as you can see I had to use Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners to cover it up!

Finally the papers are Lawn Fawn Spring Fling.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ragged Present


I was kinda inspired by the sketch on Sketch Saturday for the layout of the card. Papers are Doodlebug Christmas Town I think but don't hold me to it.

The sweet image is from Mo Manning called Ragged Kelly I've a horrible feeling that I haven't used her before but I can't quite believe that.

I framed the image mat with Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangles and the snowflakes are their Maryann one. I even used a brad in the centre of each snowflake.

The sentiment is a very old Craftwork cards printed one and the red mat is using an old Stampin Up Oval punch not even sure they make them any more.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bright Colours

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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 A Bright Coloured Mood Board
Karin's Bright Colours Mood Board
We are showcasing Doodlebug 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 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!



You could be asking what Doodlebug I've used but you know I love their papers and  I've used Simply Spring for Cloud Strip and the Flickering Butterflies from the die of the same name from Simon says Stamp.

I added a border using Simon says Stamp Scallop Stitches, it gives a finishing touch to the cloud strip. The purple daisies were cut from the Simon says Stamp Peeking Daisy. As you can see I've only used the daisy and I blended some ink for the colour. The circle centres are using the waste from the cogs from Tim Holtz Sizzix Gearhead dies. 

Finally the sentiment possible from my favourite sentiment stamps again from Simon says Stamp called Thoughtful Messages. I find its easy to do if you use a stamp positioner.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

New Baby Boy


Gosh I've had this image for ages but only just got round to colour and use it for a card. The image is digi from Lily of Valley, easy to colour  and to layer.

The papers are some random dotty ones and the only decoration is the Simon says Stamp Welcome Little One and their Scallop Stitches.

Apologies for no posts, no reason but have been busy since we got back from holiday.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Millie


Another card that once I added the image to the patterned paper to discover the paper is far too busy to add anything to do it.

The adorable image is from Mo Manning called Millie with watering can. The patterned paper I think could be a Doodlebug one called Hello.

The circular sentiment is an old one from Stampin Up and the ribbon is from my very large ribbon stash.

I actually managed to make some cards yesterday and now I need to colour up a couple of images ready for Saturday when I'm free to make some more cards. I think its time I made some more Christmas cards

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Faux Stitching

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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
Stitching real/faux
We are showcasing Art Impressions 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 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!



I had to make my card pretty quickly since I was going on holiday with Sister and Brother-in Law and knew I wouldn't be up to making in time when we got back.

I used the Art Impressions Panda-tastic and used the Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangles to give me some Faux Stitching.

I edged the wonky rectangle with a touch of red to stand out of my dotty paper from Black and White dots from My Favourite Things.

Sorry for the short post but just got back from some dental work and feeling slightly stressed out although it wasn't as bad as I expected. I have to do it all over again in a couple weeks too.


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