Thursday, March 30, 2017
Oops I think I've used the style of layout recently but I just wanted to use this cute image from Mo Manning called Sugar and Spice. I did brush some blue behind her but in hindsight I shouldn't of bothered because it is now bothering me!
You could paper piece her dress which I may do next time. A little tip I added a white dot with a white pen in her eyes it made all the difference.
I had a new Stampin Up sentiments and tried to use it still needs some working on. The leaves are MFT and the flowers are Simon Says Stamp mini ones.
The papers if you haven't guess yet Doodlebug and the scallop border is Spellbinders.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Yes I'm still making Clean and Cute (simple) if someone can give me a few good hours a day that would be most helpful!
But back to my card I've used Stampendous Friends Wishes, to be honest it was the words that made this stamp set fall in my basket/cart. House Mouse and myself don't always see eye to eye when it comes to making layered images. I thought I would give it another go but to be honest I only layered his feet and the whole body so fingers crossed it fits into a standard postal slot.
Before layering I cut the image with My Favourite Things Cloud Edges and some more on white card. Once the clouds were layered to suit me I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. I then used them on piece of white card and using a Inkylicious brush and Simon Says Stamp Island Blue inkpad I made the blue sky. The stuck the clouds and sky together.
To finish I used Simon Says Stamp Celebration Time dies to make my balloons which were cut from scraps left over from the card kits. Do love that heart balloon. The twine is Doodlebug which comes in various colours.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Having a challenge fortnightly means I get to show a card made just for fun. I've downloaded quite a few of my favourite LOTV images including this boy one.
The scallop oval and the white dotted mat are using Avery Elle dies but the kraft edge is made by drawing round the dotted die and cutting out with scissors.
The papers are Lawn Fawn I think, well the check paper is but not sure the scallop frame is. My sentiment is again the one that sits on my desk and the anchor is Memory Box.
Simple and cute seems the way to go at the moment, mainly because time is flying by again. I finally feel better after the retreat in time to go away soon to see Hubby's brother.
The clocks springing forward a hour threw me on Sunday but I do have some scrapbooking to show so my drafts are looking healthy. Today I'm off to the dentist and having a card making break to colour some images ready for next weeks DT cards.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Ok maybe I didn't need the patterned paper and it would look better all white but its stuck now. I'm looking at the clear stamp sets I've got, some are on the small size but this puddy cat is a decent size and recently a lot of critters stamps are in clear sets.
I absolutely love my cloud die from Memory Box, you may have to wait a while before I get it out of my system. I added some stamp birds to complete the sky look but I recently received a parcel from Simon says Stamp which just so happens to have some dies that look similar can't wait to use them.
To help my cat look like he is flying in the clouds I added some MFT trees but cut them off so only the tops were showing. To finish the sentiment that sits on my desk permanently wish I knew where I got it from its looking worse for wear and definitely wants replacing.
I need to make some DT cards today, coloured some images yesterday, a few Mo Manning ones fell into a basket.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
This little chap is an all time favourite baby image from Mo Manning, he's called Biker Babe and he's ideal for a baby boy card and as you can see first birthday.
The papers are some old Echo Park Ones, the corners are a damaged Quickcutz die which is Ok providing you don't look to close but I haven't been able to replace the die since they are no more.
The Stitched Scallops you can just about see if from Lawn Fawn, my scallop circle is made up with Stampin Up punches. My windmill is a square piece of card, cut from each to corner to almost the centre. Alternate edge folded gently to the middle and held together with a large brad.
I'm slowly feeling more myself after a busy weekend, my bags are unpacked but the craft room has been quiet but hoping to make a card for this Saturday before the big push of making all my DT cards for next week.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
My biggest problem was choosing what dies to use, I did buy the Memory Box Cool Cloud Collage and the Antilles Floral Bouquet specially for the challenge but I had already used the clouds.
As you can see I did use the clouds I absolute love using it with the help of Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes to cut the large rectangle to give it a finished look. I used Inkylicious Duster brushes with Simon Says Stamp Sweet Treat Inkpads set. With the flowers I actually coloured up the paper and then cut them out.
I used the Simon says Stamp Friends for Life stamp set for the sentiment and then decided to use the dots from the same set. The most difficult part was stopping before my dotting got out of control.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It's Make Your Own Flowers on the Everybody Art Challenge and it just so happens I have got my hands on the Mini Tattered Floral from Tim Holtz. It was only right to use them with some pretty pink polka dot paper.
Once I made the flowers I had to think what card to make for them and I decided to use my favourite Spellbinder die Floral Ovals. I cut the branches and leaves again from the same Tattered flowers set and made a spray of flowers on one side of the floral.
I used a Mother's day sentiment which is this weekend in the UK and since I made it with my Mum in my mind I added some sequins to catch the light for a bit of sparkle. Just a bit of ribbon to finish.
So pleased I manage to make most of my cards for this week because I'm shattered, its a full weekend of scrapbooking and even though I had a hotel room I didn't sleep that well. But I wouldn't of missed it for the world.