Saturday, September 14, 2019

Birthday Panda


I was in two minds whether to post a cute panda card or a Christmas card, you can see the cut Panda won. I've use the sweet Panda image from Simon says Stamp Party Like a Panda I love those Happy Balloons.

I used the Splitcoast Stampers SC763 but you can see I make a mistake when I cut out the panel, didn't effect where I put my panda but can't really say I followed the sketch!


The papers are Doodlebug that came with the Simon says Stamp Card kit which is where my stamp set came originally. Seeing as the paper is busy I just used Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday stamp inside a Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mona


I love this cutie from Mo Digital Pencil, she is called Mona. I used the SplitcoastStamper Card Sketch SC765 for my layout.

The papers are of course Doodlebug their Spring ones from this year. The flowers are an old MFT die and the insides are Stitched Snowflakes from Simon says Stamp. The Birthday sentiment is again Simon say Stamp Tiny Words Birthday.

Just a quick post from me today had to have an early start today.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Bring on the Bling

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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 Bring on the bling
We are showcasing Stamping Bella 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!



So I came back from my few days away and my first job was to make my Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card. Thankfully Stamping Bella Stephanie Loves Ballet was still in stock and I didn't have much time so I decided to paper piece her ballet dress.

I cut her out leaving a white border but if I had decided on using the Simon says Stamp Quilted Hearts background stamp, I didn't really need too. The papers by the way are Simple Stories Hello.

Ok I know I cheated by cutting off the stems of my Cosmo Stem flower heads and then cut it out again with some Glitter Card to give my card a bit of bling. Finally I needed a sentiment originally I was going to use glitter card but it didn't stand out well enough in the white so that why I used the Simon says Stamp Happy Birthday die with the matching cardstock.

We went away the morning of the 1st September so I quickly went online to get some Stamptember goodies and they arrived when I got home.



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Saturday, September 07, 2019

Challenge


Oops I forgot to write the post for this card which is for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. I obviously thought I would be up for writing the post on Friday, we came back on Thursday from a few days away and I went swimming Friday Morning and then went to the Queens Award Volutary Service Award to Friday Swimmers the group I swim with. Hubby is one of the Volunteers who received a paperweight and pin badge. The group was started 52 years ago and we still have a Member who started it now in her ninety.

Back to my card I used the sweet Tolo image in the challenge colours. The papers are some download papers I've had for a while but matched the colours. I used a scallop die to finish the edge between the two different papers.

The sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Sketched Flowers stamp set and the toadstools are a Poppy Stamps die.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Piggy


I had to very quickly make a card because I didn't realise the new Digital Too challenge doesn't start till Saturday, so there will be two Mo Manning makes this week.

I've used Mo's Hello Pig and even Mo showed him with his clothes as if he had been paper pieced so I had to actually make him with scraps of pattern paper.

I made a little scene using the same things as Monday Dinosaur card. The MFT Piggy Pebbles had the perfect sentiment and I used MFT Stitched Banners but I can't find a link to them so not sure where I picked them up from.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Stamp It

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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 Stamp It
We are showcasing Simon says Stamp 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!

I decided to be lazy and stamp the Simon says Stamp Hats from their If the Hat Fits stamp set and once dry blend some ink of the background not bothering to mask them. Honestly I think I will mask them or even colour and fussy cut them out.

The colouring took the longest time because once done I then used the brand new Stamptember Trick and Treat die. I can't link yet because I'm away but if I find some decent free wi-fi I will sort it. But if you go to Simon says Stamp Homepage and along the top you will find Simon Release and the pop up will list the new Stamptember link.
Like I said a very Simple and quick card to make but don't worry a fussy one was made afterwards it will be blogger soon.


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You may have seen this  post earlier, I'm going to blame it on a senior moment but Hubby and I have been away for a few days and I obviously forgot to schedule properly before hitting the post button,Ooops.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Postive and Negative


I don't have any halloween papers so I just found some halloween coloured cardstock and cut in thing strips. It's a great way to use up scraps.

After I had made the card below I die cut the Simon says Stamp Stamptember Trick and Treat to make the card above. I brought the Simon says Stamp Friendly Ghosts die a this summer since I missed out of getting them last year and I finally had a reason to use them.


I made this card the same way as above but I made the trick to be straight doesn't quite work out since or annoys me so crooked it is.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Stamptember

September is the most exciting one in my craft calendar because its Stamptember and there's a whole month of crafty fun. To add to the celebration is the 10th Anniversary of it too.



 I was lucky to received this amazing Trick and Treat word die from Simon say Stamp to join in the party, check out the Simon says Stamp Blog to find out who else is joining me for crafty inspiriation.



I decided to use it with this Picture Book T- Rex die and I made a little scene using Simon says Stamp Grassy Edges and their Picture Book Sky die.

To bring it altogether I used the Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangles.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Turtles


I've used a couple of different Kaisercraft paper collections and actually cut out the turtles to lay over my water looking paper.

The shells was also cut out to layer across the join of the two bits of paper. The Seaweed stalks is a Memory Box die at least I think it is been a long time since I made it.

I couldn't actually put a title since I'm not sure where my son was, or what they were doing and I just used word strips that I felt revelant. I felt comfortable of showing the a child since the hat has hidden who it actually is.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Distress Bear


I really wish  I used water colour paper for the backing inside of sticking it on to the actual card, it quite obvious that they are not quite the same shade and camera as made it worse.

My little bear is from Penny Black called A Bear Hug and his holding a banner from MFT Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes . I did stamp, coloured and cut it down to fit his arms.

I placed him on a background of Oxides that I had left over and I stamped a sentiment from Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday

Friday, August 30, 2019

CAS Panda


I made this card with the Freshly Made Sketch for last week.
Freshly Made Sketches: Freshly Made Sketches - A 400th Sketch Celebration - Week 2

I found some Doodlebug Simply Spring but I think I may have stolen the check paper from the pack that was in the Party like a Panda card kit.


If you not very good at fussy cutting the panda I would recommend buy the matching dies to Party like a Party which is available as a stamp only. Here's a link if you want to buy them together.

To finish I used one of the Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners and one of great sentiments that came with the panda stamp set.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Love Signs


I do love using this cutie called Love Signs from Mo Manning, I especially love how I can layer her dress.

I've used a Mojo Monday Sketch 521 but I've turned it so the leaves are in top corner. The leaves by the way are an old Memory Box die along with the little flowers. The sentiment is a retired Stampin Up and I've used their scallop punch which is an old black version one.

To finish some pearls for the flower centre and I paper pieced the balloon.

The UK heatwave has finally finished and I can get back to crochet my Sacred Space Blanket from Helen Shrimpton it's now large enough to be too hot underneath it.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tim Holtz Christmas

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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 showcasingTim Holtz Products 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!

Totally lost what day it is, my poor blog as been quiet over the bank holiday so a quick post before I forget its Wednesday.

Recently I have got my hands on Funky Festive from Tim Holtz Sizzix and previously got Tim Holtz Botanicals stamps, just needed a reason to use it.

So I made a smooched background using Oxides and then stamped the leaves back-ground stamp, job done.

Then it was all about assemberling my festive parts, when altogether I inked the edges to make it more grungy. Just needed a sentiment, look what fell in my basket Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Ribbon.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Flood


I wanted to record what happened to MIL when she was in a care home near her home, the arrow points to where the home was. Luckily they were evacuted before the river/canal burst its banks.
The photos were saved from Facebook.

I also wanted to have a go and distressing on a layout of course now I wich I hadn't stamped across the right but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Otherwise I think it didn't turn out that bad.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Not CAS


Now this isn't CAS, I've used that fabulous die from CASual Fridays Tin Roof Cover but I've added the Nuvo Crystal Drops for the centres.

Again I've used the Happy Birthday from Simon says Stamp along with their Thoughtful Messages for the wishes.

This time though I've used the Simon says Stamp Cosmo Stem die to give a bit extra colour.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Eva


I've been meaning to make this card with Mo's Eva image and paper piece the hat and shoes.

To make the card I used my favourite dies, first the Crochet Border from MFT which can make the border round the circle snipping as you add it. The unbranded flower dies that look like EK success Retro Punch. Finally the Stampin Up retired sentiment.

I must try a use some of the rest of craft room. I've recently got my hands on some Picket Fence Blending Brushes to practice with and I want to practice some watercolouring not sure whether to just use a paintbrush or get a decent water pen which I've never had much luck with.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clean And Simple!

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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 Clean And Simple
We are showcasing Casual Fridays 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!


Well I got the Simple part sorted but not convince that its that Clean but I brought the Tin Roof Cover specially for the challenge, OK I didn't check what the challenge was but I love this die so much I couldn't not use it.

I just used the Simon says Stamp Happy Birthday but just used the Birthday. The wishes stamped sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages

Like I said a very Simple and quick card to make but don't worry a fussy one was made afterwards it will be blogger soon.


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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Birthday Footballer


Nice and easy card, the little chap is from LOTV digi image and I have used Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles including the sentiment banner.

The sentiment is stamped from Simon says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday along with their Holiday Shapes Stars. 

Apologies for the quick post but I'm keep falling alsleep and I'm headachey tired no idea where it comes from. I need to feel better for tomorrow, I'm saying Goodbye to a friend who was robbed of his life through Dementia.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Birthday Cat


I've used some old scraps of Doodlebug pattern paper for a card for my son's birthday card. The stars are Simon say Stamp and MFT also the sentiment banner is MFT too.

The little puddy cat is a LOTV digi, I think I've Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles along with their Tiny Words Birthday.

Still struggling with the neck and shoulders but it is easing with plenty of rest.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ice Skater


I go swimming with Friday Swimmer (who by the way received the Queen Award for Voluntary Service this year) and while have a drink of coffee we overlook the ice skating ring which is used all year round and not just for Christmas. Which gave me the idea to make a Birthday card using Mo's Skater C.

I used some old LOTV papers which sadly they don't make anymore along with some of my favourite dies. Like the MFT Crochet Border and the unbranded Flower dies. The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp with one of their punches which I don't know if they still do.

I'm struggling this week I have dodgy shoulders at the best of time but I caught my neck somehow and the pain as spread to one of my shoulders so no card making for me.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Midsummer Blues

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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 Midsummer Blues
We are showcasing Avery Elle 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!


Mmmm I made a nice card (the one below) then at last minute realise a huge mistake I made, the clue is in the name of the challenge.

I used Avery Elle Pierced Hexagon for the challenge, it came with the cute flower dies too.

So with a little help from Simon says Stamp Moments of Grace stamp which has the lovely script and the perfect fit inside my Hexagon. Not forgetting the Quilted Hearts Background stamp from Simon says Stamp.

My little white dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops Simple White, I keep saying less is more but I don't seem to be able to stop myself.


Here you can see the green version with flowers made with left over scraps of card.
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Odds and Ends




Couple of layouts with some photos I wanted to scrap with. I do love how using the scraps can make sure a great page. The black word strips are a Tim Holtz word book. The camera was on a paper that I cute out. The Cheers are some American Crafts I brought at Hobbycraft. The other words are a Simon says Stamp Heart Smile die.


I used some stamps that are now retired from Stampin Up. The sticker words from various sticker sheets and some very old Basic Grey letters that I thought was time to use up. The perfection is a die from Simon say Stamp

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pink Cosmo


Don't groan but I used the Simon says Stamp Cosmo Stem again but I had stamped the Quilted Hearts  Background Twice so I felt I had to make a card with the leftover one. Do love this background stamp.

I wanted a vase and decided the an old Simon says Stamp Coffee Cup, using this die meant I add the colour of the flowers with the heart. Finally I made a sentiment strip with WOW Embossing White Opaque and Simon say Stamp Tiny Words Birthday.