Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cowboy Baby

Another Tuesday, another challenge from Everybody Art Challenge and this week you have to use Corrugated Card. I was able to cheat a bit here, I have a rippler ( I think thats what its call) that makes card look like corrugated card and make the border across my card for my twine.
Of course my baby image comes from Mo called Tex I did erase the toy on his side to make my life easier with the cutting and layering but I still made sure the Mo's copyright was left.
The papers are Simple Stories and my stars are Spellbinders but I used the die to draw round to get the red mat for underneath the actual stars.
There's just enough space left to add a number, well just about.
Now don't forget to check out the team and hope you can join us this week.
I shall be around but my time on the PC is limited with MIL arriving today.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ice Cream Truck

I was determined to use this months Stamp Kit from Simon Says Stamp often it arrives and time flies out the window. But I saw the stamp set of Ice Cream Dream and the cute Ice Cream Van Diecut they needed to be used. So I cut out the white from the window and though you can't see it I've added acetate behind it.
Used a Memory box Landscape die  to go with the cloud paper that came in the kit.
Our little heatwave sapped my energy so I wasn't keen to stamp and colour so using one of the papers I stamped and just cut them out. I stamped on some scraps of Kraft card to make the lollie sticks. Now my lollies are good enough to eat.
The birthday wishes sentiment is from Birthday Balloon set and the I also used Talk Bubbles die but it was chopped up to fit the corner. The enamel dots are Doodlebug and the trick with them is just use a few and try not to cover the page but I still trying to learn that technique.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I class this card a bit of failure, love the large Hello and Doily Heart from Simon Says Stamps but my bunny lets me down. The Clearly Besotted was stamped in a pink that matches the card but the camera hated it and shes a bit wishy washy. Then I was keen on the white eyes so I dotted them with a brown pen thinking black would be too harsh but don't like this either.

So this time I used googly eyes and photo it in a difference place. The camera definitely didn't like photo the rabbit and the googly eyes are even worse now. Not sure how I can resolve or save this card.
Well the weather men got it totally wrong about the weather and the Airshow BBQ had the best weather ever. I leave you with two photos I manage to take and the highlight of the show.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hedgie time

A quick card this Saturday I saw the sketch in my card sketch board on Pinterest, although its not quite the same now. I made my flowers using the EK success retro punch to look like the ones on the patterened paper but I still want to make my centres smaller but its too late since they are truly stuck.
The leaves are MFT are from MFT and I just noticed no ribbon or twine what was I thinking.
Yesterday I managed a card before hiding out in my front room, when its the hottest day of year so far you kinda thankful for living in cold, corner house but even so I have fans going.
Of course the weather has to take a turn for the worse when we off to my sisters Airshow BBQ lets hope it skirts round and misses us altogether.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Mmmm new Memory Box dies, love the idea of a poinsettia corner cluster but they are the outline rather than the whole flower. Although a bit fiddly I think this card turned out alright but thinking afterwards my centres should be gold but the red pearls do look rather striking.
My favourite Christmas sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish. I may moan about how fiddly but once I dealt with the dies it was simple job of  fixing onto a card.
I've had a very successful week making cards but most can't be posted till after next week, still have a Wedding card to make which again can't be shown for a while. I'm now behind on my layout a week so eventually some catching up will need to done there.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pirates Life for Me

Its time for another Blog Hop from Mo's Dream Team and this month I'm the hostess with the theme of Water of any description. This was because I knew there was lots of images with water guns, bubbles and even in the case of my card sea.

A simple card but a rather complicated image to layer. There's quite a lot of merging going on here. First off there's the Beach Element 1 which I then had to merge my images on. I needed something for First Mate Kate to sit on so I had to use the chest from Pirates's Stuff that just left Captain Hugh.
I doodled round the yellow patterned paper to match the Beach Element frame and I found my Crossbones die.
It did take a while to layer but I'm really pleased how it turned and I saved the merged image so I don't have to tear out any more hair doing it again.
Since this is my theme and I'm hostess the blog hop starts here and you need to Hop, Skip and JUMP over to Heidy and if you get lost the whole pop over to Mo's Dream Team Blog where the Blog order is there in its entirety. Don't forget to comment along the way there's a couple of Mo's vouchers to be randomly drawn from the comments.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spots and Dots


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Let's Be Clear Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We are welcoming 3 new designers onto the Design Team this week. Please join us in welcoming the lovely  VIRGINIA.  JENN  and CARYN 
We would also like to thank LAUREL, EMILY and LAURA for all of their lovely creations over the past months/years. We wish you all the very best of luck for the future.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


We are showcasing  Paper Smooches 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

My card is plan B because I was going to cut out the Birthday Word Wise from Paper Smooches along side of my Pure Innocence image but Mr Big Shot had an hissy and it didn't cut properly. So I cut the words out in Pink didn't like it, White no wasn't keen and in the end I decided on the grey but I'm still not convinced.
I've already said the image is Pure Innocence from MFT but haven't said that she is called Happy Mail.
The papers are Authentique Flourish and the flowers are Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.
I actually used the Mojo Monday sketch this week.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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