Friday, August 22, 2014

Snow Falling

A bit of a treat today with two cards but basically they're clean and simple and using the same technique. Which is using the Simon Say Stamps Snow Falling stencil with embossing paste. The first one with a LOTV image and since its a bear with a penquin therefore animals for the Less is More challenge. I used the paste over the the first layer and then layered the two after it was dry. If I wasn't layering I was used pads to lift the mat to give dimension but I thinking of posting so at the moment this just fits for normal post.

The second one is again using the Snow Falling stencil from Simon Says Stamps but this time I used the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the Merry die from Simon Says Stamps it also has Christmas with it too but I didn't use that but the waste from the Merry Christmas Border from Memory Box, this sentiment replaced the border at the bottom of the sketch. The Snowflakes are both from Simon Says Stamps and finished with a gem. I was quite please how this one turned out.
Ok running late this morning, forgot to set the alarm clock and I have to be ready for my daughter to drop me off swimming before she goes to work.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blog Hop

It time for a Blog Hop and this time its Heidy turn for a theme and she chosen to use two images or more. Recently I have used  the few I have merged so I decided to use the one I merged last year for Christmas.
The first is the Winter's Door and I merged it with Victoria Caroling. I coloured Victoria with colours to match the first patterned paper mat then promptly hid all of it.
I've used Memory Box border die and the sentiment is some new ones from LOTV. My snow is Glossy Accents with glamour dust but this seems to upset the camera and Victoria's face is bit wishy washy which is so not true in real life.
This is the link to the You tube tutorial that I use to merge my images, I've done it a few times now but I still forget the running ants!
So to the HOP you should have arrived from Julie and I'm afraid I'm the end of the hop, sad I know.
Hope you comment along the way cos there's a couple of vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to win.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to school


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Summer Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
ALSO please don't forget that we have a Kids Vacation Challenge running throughout the whole month of August CLICK HERE  for more information 


We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


For some the holidays are already over and this is just the time to make encouragement cards to pop in to lunch boxes, notebooks, school calendars etc. Or you could personalize a shop bought item. We're looking forward to seeing your creations.
We are showcasing MY FAVORITE THINGS 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

Oh dear its nearly time for the little uns to go back to school and no doubt school uniform shopping is on the agenda and the dreaded shoes buying and once they're back in school it will downhill all the way to Christmas and another year over. Gosh that sounds so depressing.
So something a bit cheery,  my card and although I haven't used a Back to School sentiment decided that I'll turn it into a Birthday Card and used Paper Smooches Birthday words die. A tip when cutting it out,  add some double sided tape on the back of the card before cutting out and use the left over cut out to use has a guide to stick the letters on your card.
I also decided on a Pure Innocence stamp I Wheelie like you, I thought this one with her bike would work for Back to School. I paper pieced her clothes using the Authentique Radiant pack that I used for the rest of the card.
The paper clips and the clipboard top are all from MFT Office Supplies die set originally brought for scrapbooking but worked out really well for this card. I've also discovered how to use the clipboard parts and if I had my sensible head on I would have worked it out without finding out and  thinking duh.
Just added some enamel dots  these ones are from Doodblebug.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cake Anybody

I had to photo this quick cos by my reckoning if I wanted to be on time for the Sketch Saturday Challenge I need to post this card today. I did flip the sketch but I think maybe the punched flowers to match the papers are in the wrong place but perhaps I could be forgiven for that little mistake.
The image is a digi from Sugar Nellie they have a look of a favourite stamp company but they have a bit more detailed shadowing which would be hard to make into rubber but how could I resist and the fact I can print them saves my hands.
The papers are Doodlebug, I love these papers and rarely do I have much left. I think now there's only a two or three papers left out of a couple of packs.
If you're looking for the Everybody Art Challenge card we're on our Summer break and back the 2nd September which is only a couple of weeks away.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dressed Up

Time to show this card before Summer disappears altogether I've been informed it going to get colder this week probably just in time for the bank holiday.
The girls are from All Dressed Up, you actually get three but I used the other girl separaretly already.
The papers are most probably Echo Park and seem appropriate for this card not too sure on the flowers but they are best of the bunch that I tried. Not too many embellishments especially as the girls are on the large size so the cutting out isn't too much of a headache.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ice Cream Trio

Just realised this was in my drafts and it was using a Mojo Monday Sketch possible from a few weeks ago now.
This time I've used the Simon Says Stamps Ice Cream Cones Die and love how it marks the cones with a criss, cross patterned.  I used the die outline bit tricky to stick to the ice cream but they can be used without.
The sentiment is from this months Simon Says Stamps card kit but you can get the stamp set separately its called Ice Cream Dream.
Last of all the papers are Authentique and I made my fish tails with a square punch.
I had a successful day at the crop I've made 3 layouts just need to check how far behind I am on a layout a week but it will definitely help.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Carol singing Mice

This post very nearly didn't happen since Mr Virgin decided to have a network problem although he didn't realise till I complained. This is happening far too frequently and yes David I know you have had BT for the past seven years and never had a problem.
Anyway it came back on last night and I can at last schedule this post for tomorrow since I'm off to MJ crop.
So of course my mice are Penny Black although the papers are LOTV and it was a lucky accident that I love the tiny border with the large tree pattern background.
Add a couple of Penny Black Holly with some Liquid pearls and a couple of fishtail banner with a sentiment and the card is made.
It looks busy but for me this is clean and simple and fairly quick to make not sure I would want to do more than a couple though.