Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Christmas Cards


They've increased my pain meds and even with anti sickness tablets I was still being ill so I didn't spend a lot of time in my craftroom. Hopefully I will get in there after I've got my ipad repaired tomorrow especially as I reverted back to my old dose.

So I found this post in my drafts some cards made up with some left overs. The first one is the bauble from Simon says Stamp called Ornate Ornaments . Finished of with the fab Believe die and matching stamp set.

Papers could be anyone's  just using some left over strips.



I had this Outline Snowflake left over and I wanted to use it so I added to a piece of card the same colour and stamped the sentiment from Yuletide Holiday, with WOW Bright White Opagne embossing powder.


I had planned to use this Snowflake Tag die for my tags, never mind will use it this year and well in advance. I added the Rina Snowflake to give it a bit more interest and I cut the centre circle out of the tag die and fussy cut round it. I stuck one stem down and folded it to make a card and once again I used a sentiment from Yuletide Holiday.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

100% Boy


I made this layout at the last Scrap Cafe crop but I just needed to cut the 100% Boy to finish. My layout was inspired by one of Pinterest.

The papers are My Minds Eye but perfect for my nephew's shirt, can't believe how much he as changed especially in the last few years.

The stars are cut from either MFT or Spellbinders dies and the large arrow was draw round one that I had and cut out.

Need to get my some sketches sorted out for my layouts next week at Scrap Cafe Retreat, this time we are staying both nights, it didn't work out well last time only staying one night.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

North Pole Penguin


I had this little MFT Sweet Holiday Penguin coloured up ready to make a card but when it came to making it could I find the stamp set which had the dies on a magnetic sheet on the back, so I had to carefully cut round him leaving a white border. Even more annoying I wanted to use my Gemini to see how I could get it to work.

For quicknest I used the Doodlebug Christmas Town which as the sheet of Christmas houses. In front I used Simon says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills and I used this fabulous signpost stamp from their Christmas Cheer stamp set which was in one of their monthly card kits. Sentiment was in the same set.

I think that signpost may be used quite a bit for my Christmas cards this year, after all I didn't use it much last year.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Feed the birds


Sorry for the late posting, better late than never and it would be a shame not posting my card earmarked for today.

I've used Mo's Feed the Birds and I've used some Echo Park Autumn papers. Pretty sure I've used the Splitcoast Sketch 739

It looks fairly busy but it wasn't really the fence and scallop border are old MFT die and the flowers are again MFT but more recent. The clouds are Puffy Clouds from Memory Box.

The sentiment is a Simon says Stamp on but the oval scallop is a punch from Stampin Up but I think that may have retired too.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sunny Studio Rainbow

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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 Create a Scene Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
Whatever the Weather
We are showcasing  Sunny Studio 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 made the background rainbow, well its sort of a rainbow, omitted the colours I didn't want. I made it with Distress Oxides.

The gorgeous frame die is called Frilly Frames Lattice from Sunny Studio, be prepared I loved how it worked out and will be used again.

I then used the beautiful Moments of Grace from Simon says Stamp for my sentiment and flower, I don't have the dies for the flower but thats been rectified and is sitting in my basket for my next spend.

The frame that I stamped the sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Frames but I drew round the die and fussy cut it out to give me a white border after the pink frame. To finish I added a couple of Simon says Stamp Holiday Shapes hearts.


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

James and Present


I found this chap hidden in my drafts, just as well as I haven't done much cardmaking lately, but I have earmarked tomorrow for it, today I need to colour some images

So this little bear is called James and is from LOTV, he is a digi not sure if he is still available as a stamp. I have not idea about the details since its a while since I made him.

The snowflakes are possible Simon says Stamp Stitched Snowflakes or they are Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes cut out of glitter card. My mixture of flowersoft and fun flock for the hat.

Sorry I can't remember the sentiment but in my head it was to say an old sentiment set from LOTV but I could be completely wrong. A flat bow to finish so it fits in normal post.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Boy Scrapbooking


Couple of layouts that I've done recently the one above is to go with the one made with the same papers and the photos were taken the same day.

I'm trying to use up embellishments that come with the collection pack rather than make my own. I'm hoping this will speed up the scrapbooking process.


I had to make my own embellishments, lucky I have this football die no idea where from and the star flourish says signature dies on the packet.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

For Tim


I made this card a few weeks ago while it waited to be sent. I've used the image from Dr Digi called Mr Hoppy. I actually cut round the image to leave a white border since I knew I would be putting on pattern paper and the white edge helps it stand out.

I think the grass die and fence are both old MFT dies, the clouds are Memory Box Puffy Clouds and the sentiment is Simon says Stamps  also the stitched banner die.

No idea who makes the pattern paper since they are both scraps. Nearly forgot a bit of glossy accents to make the lens in his glasses.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Fresh Bloom


Have you seen the latest release from Simon Says Stamp, its called Fresh Bloom. I was lucky enough to be sent OutLine Floral Cross and you know I love all white cards.

I wanted the cross to stand out, so I cut the image three times I kept one outline but the rest I discarded except for the cross which I stuck together and then I cut it again with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Card for the final finish.

I cute my oval frame with Simon says Stamps Stitched Ovals and I used their Stitched Banners for the gold embossed words from Simon says Stamp Moments of Grace.

To distract the end of the banner I added the leaves from Simon says Stamps Forget Me Knot Flowers and the flowers are their Hydrangea Petal dies


Thursday, March 07, 2019

Easter Greetings


Sorry I've been missing, having a cold bug that is doing the rounds and some furniture shopping means card making is taking second place at the mo. Hopefully back to normal although the doctors have changed my meds which gave me a bit of hic-cup yesterday.

Luckily I've a couple of Mo's cards waiting in my drafts this was is called Easter Greetings  and even better I can cheat with the colouring with a white rabbit costume.

I got out my favourite dies, like the Spellbinder Floral Oval with the La La Land Filigree Corners. Not sure if they are made now. The sentiment is an old LOTV stamp.

The flowers are some I got from Pink Frog at the Make It Show, it was part of the offer when ordering the Gemini which I still haven't had chance to play with yet.

Hoping to get some card making done over the weekend not even made a Christmas card for a fortnight either.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Stocks Up


I've had this image for a while but I thought he was a bit too complicated to layer, yes there was lots of tiny bits but it wasn't that bad after all.

Nearly forgot the image is of course by Mo Manning and the little chap is called Stocks Up (boy) there is a girl version too.

The papers are either Echo Park or Carte Bella Autumn ones which I think work as boys colours.

Since the papers are very busy just a few Holiday Shapes Stars and the old sentiment that sits on my desk.

Arrived yesterday was the Crafters Companion Gemini which I brought at the Make it Show, my sister made me do it. Logically she was right sometimes my shoulders complain when cutting dies. I've brought the large one but seeing it on the TV  I'm thinking the Junior would have fitted better in my craft room.

I haven't tried it yet and I will have to move my craft room round a bit, don't worry since I brought it I will give my honest opinion even if I hate it!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Anything Goes





Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the No Stamps Allowed Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
Anything Goes
We are showcasing  Pink & Main 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!




My Pink and Main Happy Camper is bright and busy so I kept everything else simple. Lots of colouring with my Polychromos pencils, I love Prismcolors ones but they do have habit of breaking while the polychromos are a bit more hardy.

Since it feels like Spring here in the UK (we will pay for this later) I've used a sheet of spring colours from Echo Park Spring Fling.

I know I've only recently used the Simon says Stamps CZ Designs Good Luck but it worked a treat with my camper or caravan as we call them here in the UK. The strips where the white card meets the pattern I used the Simon says Stamp Scallop Stitches Borders and cut a strip on my Trimmer.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Guess Who


Not much was going on in my craft room last week but at the beginning I did manage to use my coloured owls, this was the first card I made with them.

I'm using a couple weeks old Sketch Saturday sketch that I had turned so it would work with the Simon Say Stamp Birch Column that I trimmed to make a single tree. I used their Slopes and Hills die to make my snowy background which I used the MFT sentiment from Warm and Feathered 
Hugs

The Happy Birthday sentiment was from Simon says Stamp It's No Secret  which I brought to go in circles. The heart sky was a bit of MFT Sweet Stack that was left over from another card.

By the way the Red Cardinal's post I missed a part of the wings when stamping but because it still looked like wings I didn't really notice it till after I made the cards.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Red Cardinal


One of the Christmas Challenges that I've been keeping an eye was for Peace, so I made one used some old Inkadinkdoo stamps. I will confess that there is a major problem with my stamping but I'll wait and see if any one can work it out.

The sentiment is from an old Simon says Stamp which I can't find on their website. The main mat is cut from MFT die. I also did some splattering of the red ink but the jury is out on that one.


The sore throat hasn't got any worse and its been about four days so I reckon anything nasty would have come out by now so I'm off to the the Make It Show this morning.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Not more Crocheting

 

I've very nearly finished my Lost Garden by Helen Shrimpton, I'm on row 91 with possibly another 3 to do. This is the stage I find the blanket too heavy and I've had to have a few rest days since I over did it. Just need to pace myself with other project.


I really am going to make a stash blanket of odds and ends instead of altering a pattern than forget what I did I've chosen the first 4 rows of a square from Jan Eaton Book of 200 Granny Squares. I can't remember whats it called but I've mark the page.


Meanwhile my Thursday Night Blizzard Squares are nearly adding up to be put together. It whether I do 7 squares by 9 squares in which case I need 8 more grey ones but I can't decide whether to 8 by 10. It would mean quite a few more squares to make in both colours.


Here's a close up of the two colours.

It's been a bit of struggle this week barely any time in my craft room card making and now I have a bit of sore throat lets hope that doesn't turn into something nasty. I was really hoping to be able to go to the Make It Show on Saturday.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Giggling Fairy


Another card with a sketch that went off plan. Although don't you just love this cute Giggling Fairy from Mo Manning.

The papers are Echo Park, I think they are some baby girl ones but not their latest which I believe as arrived in my craft room. The scallop frame on the image is from MFT  and I 've used Nuvo Shimmer pen for her wings but I not sure they show up that well to see.

Flowers and Leaves are unbranded and the sentiment is an old LOTV one that I stamp twice once on the reverse of pattern paper to make a mat and once on white that I trim down a bit.



Mo's Digital Pencil





Wednesday, February 20, 2019

No Stamps Allowed

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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 Black/White + One Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

No Stamps Allowed

there are so many products we can use for this challenge, stencils, dies, flowers, stickers etc
We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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!

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The most awkward thing of a card with no stamping is the stamping but it gave me the chance to used the brilliant Good Luck die from CZ Design at Simon says Stamp.

And I also use perhaps my favourite dies from Simon says Stamps the Stitched Daisies, my first card a blending a bit of yellow ink on the tips of the flower and the mat I planned for my dies to sit on.

The daisy sits on the leaves from the Cluster Leaves and the Outline Cluster Leaves which I cut them from different green card.


Since I love the daisies so much I made another in white but this time I used the Simon says Stamps Falling Heart Stencil to emboss with but I recommend to cut with the Stitched Rectangle before embossing so you don't lose definition.

Finally I used the Painted Congrats! die and I cut it twice but now I have photo the card maybe I should have done it three times to help it pop.

I've had a pretty busy weekend which always leaves me a bit worn out and today I've woke with a sore throat fingers crossed it doesn't get any worse.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Candycanes



I'm still managing the odd Christmas card now and again with the help of a couple challenges this one is for ABC Christmas Challenge for Candy and then with the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch SC736.

Although I added a stripy background using Doodlebug Christmas Town. I also used Simon says Stamps Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles and Stitched Banners. Now in the case of the stitched banners I used a die from Simon says Stamps Bundle of Shapes to cute the end of the banner at an angle that was needed on the sketch, the other end is hiding under the circle.

Now the fun stuff I used the Simon says Stamps Candy Cane die, I drew round the outline shape and then stuck it on and trim if necessary. The gave them support and somewhere for the red inserts somewhere to stick. I love that the bow came separately with die and can be used for other things.

I hadn't planned on holly but a nice red finger print needed to be hidden and you can't just have one bit of holly, I used Simon's Holly Fanfare. The pearls were in my stash but you could easily die cut them from the die or use Nuvo drops.


The second photo was to see whether people preferred my crooked straight photos of my card or one that is definitely crooked.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tillie


I absolutely adore Mo's Tillie digital image, I just hope that I coloured her alright. I had some Doodlebug paper left over from a pack, no names since it's last its front page. Again with bright, busy paper its hard to decide what embellishment to use.

The Scallop Frame is from MFT and so are the flowers this is the first time of using, the centres made with Tim Holtz gear head thinlets. There are a couple of cogs whose waste are circles and they fit perfectly for flower centres.

The large Birthday sentiment is from Simon says Stamp which is called No Secret.

Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Black/White and One Colour

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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 Interactive Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Black White + One Other Color

you may also use skin tones
We are showcasing Avery Elle 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!
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I can't believe how quickly I made this card, in fact my Avery Elle Wonky 3d Bow was the practice one with a scrap of card I hadn't put in my scrapbox but it turned out so well I had to use it.

The Quilted Heart Background from Simon says Stamp is turning into a real favourite in my craftroom, I do prefer to use it with a stamp positioner. 

To make my ribbon to go with the bow I used the Simon says Stamp Sentiment Labels, I had to cut three strips because one was enough for the length of card so there's a join under the bow.

I needed a sentiment since stamping one directly to the card wouldn't work, I decided to use the Painted Hugs again from Simon says Stamp.


Since it worked out a very quick card I decided to make another in Navy and Yellow for the Less is More Challenge 8th Birthday challenge although the Navy looks the same colour as the one above.

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