Monday, September 01, 2014

Christmas Circles

At last I can show the lastest release from Simon Says Stamps for their Stamptember party. Christmas and Halloween have all been covered. The stamp set I've used is called Present and Ornaments. The sentiment is using the Merry from Ornaments set and the Merry Christmas die from last year.
I didn't get all the new release but they are now in the shop and maybe I have been tempted but I'm not telling.

Well its been a very busy weekend with a fabulous class with Nikki and since it was a colouring class we brought back the cards to be made which I have all except one. Trouble was a couple of hours of pulling caps off pens meant I spent the rest of the day resting my hands and shoulders but they are OK today. So fingers crossed card making back in action.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Project Life!!!!!

I thought I would have a go at making my own Project Life style cards. I had always thought this would be quick but whether its because I made my own with the help of one of two that came from the paper pack or I just moved  tiny pieces paper around I'm not sure but these four pages took longer to do than standard 12inch pages.
My papers are Fancy Pants and there was a sheet of cards but not many I liked and I already had 6pocket page from American Crafts and though it would be easy to start with that size to begin with.  Another problem I hit is I print out on my PC using Epson and it prints out supposedly 4 to a page but that doesn' make them 4 by 6 and they don't quite fit in the pockets.

It got a bit much when using my leftover letters that I started cutting more letters to make up for letters that was missing in random colours. I also not keen on journalling but it gave it more interesting.

But it did help have a few stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamps which were perfect for event I was scrapbooking but at one point I had chairs with stuff of because I run out space to put stuff. The event was my nephew's 40th birthday and I had quite a few pics. I plan to make two normal 12 inch size pages to put either side of these page in my Album.

I also going to call these Wk 32 and 33 because they taken so much time and its still scrapbooking.
Would I do it again probably, would I make my own cards, maybe not.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Snowflake Mouse

Well the spring cleaning on the PC is done and its a touch faster but just in case, I loaded my cards last night.
First of all the sketch is Mojo Monday and I'm in time to enter this card too.
Its quite plain except for my MFT snowflakes round my oval mat. Of course my cute mouse is a well used Penny Black he comes out at least once over Christmas. I have no idea of what the paper are they were in a stack that was finding its way back to their original pack I'm quessing they could Authentique.
Off to a Stamping Up class this morning we are doing their Blendabilities which to you and me are alcohol markers like copic and promarkers. At least these are in set of light, medium and dark without have to work them out. I know in principle how to colour its always good to see how others use them to see if you can pick up any tips you didn't know and also its a reason to chat. I might show my cards I make but usually I make a pigs ear of them.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Oh my goodness my PC is soooooo slow this morning, I had to upload my card from the camera so I would be able to enter the Less is More challenge this week but its taken nearly 45minutes to get my card here onto Blogger. Guess I will be doing a bit of a clean up when I get back from swimming.
Anyway back to the card its using the LIM sketch and the image is from Sassy Cheryl ages ago but the small snowmen looked too fiddly to cut. So I coloured them and then cut out the whole snowmen including the gloves etc.
Yes I know my Merry Christmas is crooked its only when I looked at on the PC screen did I realise, its straight now but I can't attempt another photo and upload till I've had a go fixing my PC.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


It may take a while to remember the sketch I used but I used one of the new Christmas images from LOTV and their new Christmas paper.
The corners are dies from La La Land and the large doily is a Cheery Lyn one, the border is a Magnolia die that I treated myself when I was at the LOTV shop. All finish with snowflakes and glitter.
Its been very busy the last few days with Hubby home to sort out some jobs in the garden not helped with the bank holiday rain so we went out shopping and yesterday an early morning shop at B&Q before it got busy has it was the over sixty's day but it did mean we got to use Hubby's sixtys card.
So today I really need to get down to making cards or once again there will be no card for Penny Black Saturday.
Thanks to Nat at NG cards the sketch belongs to Sketch and Stash.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anything Goes


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us for the Back To School Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week!
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This week the challenge is ...


We know this is a favorite of yours! We are showcasing MEMORY BOX PRODUCTS this week. You don't have to use them to join in, but if you have some we would love to see how you use them!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
WHAT?! Yup. You know you want that prize, folks! You can enter up to FIVE times, as long as they are all NEW creations (no backlinking)! We seriously can't wait to see what you create! It is always fun to visit all of your blogs!

Biggest problem using Memory Box products is working out what to to use there's so many. I've used the new Plush Poinsettia Corner which is from their latest batch, unfortunately when I made this card Simon Says Stamps must have recently received another order of it and now within a few days of making this cards its out of stock again. For some reason I wanted to use the Village Lamp post die and so glad I did it worked a treat. The papers are not traditional Christmas papers but from Prima Free Spirit and that just leaves the Stamping Bella stamp called Quinn in her Boots.
I've also used a mixture of Liquid Pearls in white opal and gold pearls for the poinsettia centres.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Without Strings

Today's card was a bit tricky to photo, especially has I wanted to show off the fact that I had stuck my image on acetate. It was an idea I had and I was pleased how it turned out although I was worried that my sticking fingers (I always seem to have glue somewhere on my fingers) would mark the acetate.
By the time I had attached the image and sorted out the Spellbinder floral oval frame I really couldn't work out how to decorate the card so I kept it simple. Just used the large Spellbinder flourish corner die and a Birthday sentiment and of course my image is Mo Manning called Daisy.
Well thats the large bank holiday and next week it September it all downhill to Christmas now and the weather has decided to turn into an early Autumn. One good thing its Simon Say Stamps Stamptember and I have some new goodies to play with only need the time to do so.