Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

Its the final Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop of 2014 and Anneke has chosen Christmas Time. It was a hard choice to decide which wonderful image to use from Mo's shop.
In the end I decided on this wonderful Christmas Fairy Holly I can remember buying it and knowing full well at the time my printer would smudge the ink but I had to have her, at the time she hadn't been made into a stamp. Thank goodness I now have a printer that doesn't smudge.
I'm a bit cross with my camera because I was really pleased how pretty my card looked but it seems to have made my card a bit grey.
I grabbed all my favourite dies and cut them all in white. My snowglobe I added a bit of glossy accents to make it into a globe.
Now hopefully you are following the hop and have arrived from my good friend Julie and now you need to Hop, Skip and Jump over to Alice
Got lost or don't know where to start pop over to the Mo's Dream Team Blog where you will find the blog hop route.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Winter


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Bling It On  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is


We would like you to use this fabulous mood board for your inspiration.
This board was created for us to use by the lovely DT member  JENN.
We are showcasing PENNY BLACK 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

What a wonderful Inspiration Board that my team-mate Jenn made for the challenge, pretty much covers nearly everything.
I knew I wanted to use the Forest Friends which is a Penny Black Cling and I was really pleased to find that I could fit their heads in the Simon Say Stamp Holiday Frame which I cut out twice and stuck together.
The background was also made using a Penny Black stamp Festive Florals, I used the mistletoe one.
I stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then watercoloured the leaves with a very pale green, not sure the camera picked up all the colour.
The berries were made using Ranger White Opal Liquid pearls, I did think to used flat backed pearls but they overpowered my card and I wanted the deer to be the main focus.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

Post Box

The challenge on Less is More is for Snow and one layer, now I thought I might be pushing my luck with my flowersoft and fun flock. Then I realised I actually used a large stitched die and stuck it onto a card, which to be honest its what I usually do since a lot of my LIM cards end up in the bin and this way I don't waste so much card.
So although my postbox from Molly Blooms Stamps (not sure they are still available) is one layer I'm not sure the whole card would count or am I splitting hairs.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Time for the last challenge of 2014 for Everybody Art Challenge, this week its for a Frame. I decided to use  a Spellbinders frame that when it arrived I realised that it was larger than I expected.
But then I thought about using it for an ornament. I cut it twice but one of them I drew round the inside and used my craft knife to remove the centre but I used this to cut out the houses.
I haven't used this Dee Distinctly tree die this year so I thought I better use it but I cut out the large one and decided it was too big so this is the smaller one.
I then cut out the Memory box stars and added glitter to them but I only used glitter on these stars so they will stand out among the other stars.
Added a sentiment since there was some white space and I was at a lost to think of what I could put there.
Of course the most tricky part of this ornament was trying to find a place where I could hang it and have good light to photo it.
Do pop over and check out the team, also I hope you can join us this week. The challenge will be back in the new year on the 6th January.

Monday, December 15, 2014


This little LOTV angel has been waiting for a while to be made in card and I've kept her quite simple.
The papers are LOTV and all I added was some Martha Stewart Holly with some red pearls.
I promise the twine is straight its the photographer at fault here.
Well the presents have been wrapped, cards almost all posted and the tree is up now need to get the rest of house tidy and ready for Christmas. The turkey is in the freezer just got to remember to get him out and Aunt Bessie is at the ready for the roasties. I think we are nearly there.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lady in Red

My last Winter Wedding Card although this was my CAS type of card, I just used a new Spellbinders frame that arrived in my craftroom. The image is a old Saturated Canary which unfortunately is not available but she is a favourite of mine.
Since its a winter theme I've added the bit of holly to the Whiff of Joy sentiment. I added it to the red card and that was basically it. I must say I was surprised DD picked this one although it does look better in RL.
For a better photo I possibly should have double layered the frame so it show up a bit better but that would have be a bit fiddly and bit too much for my Big Shot.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mojo Hedgie

I'm sorry more CAS Christmas and a wonky picture too but at least its a Penny Black. I found this in my postbox, Ok it came in a parcel with other things that I may have ordered!
I saw the sketch on Mojo Monday and thought that this would work since Hedgie has already been on the Quality Street and had to go out for a new tin.
Although you can't see it there are valleys of snow using Spellbinders curved border but because I had to straighten it in photo shop, I lose a bit quality which doesn't help my poor Hedgie who looks floating because you can't see what he standing by.
The stars are Memory Box and the Merry and stamped sentiment are Simon Says Stamps.
Well the tree is finally up just have to put my daughters very large box of Disney ornaments but was shattered by the time we have put up lights in the window and put out all the santa, also I've a few Disney ornaments too.
Apologies also to everyone who usually received comments from Me if you have a pop up comment box which everyone (me included) prefer, I'm sometimes having issues commenting, like it won't let me type anything. But it doesn't happen everytime and its not the same blogs but very random.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Better Together

There's a new release over on Simon Says Stamp ready for the New Year its called a Better Life.

Now I was lucky to receive a stamp set but unfortunately it arrived has we left for shopping yesterday. So first thing this morning I quickly made up a card. Boy its was quick
First I cut out the Woodland Frame and then took the middle to stamp my little scene using Make a Home stamp set. Loved using the stepping stone to ground my tree and originally was only going to have two birds but there was a space that annoyed me so I stamped another.
Layered the card on a white mat onto a white card like the sketch on Splitcoast Stampers SC 518 and then added the Thank You sentiment ready for after Christmas using Handwritten Greetings.
Not bad for a quick card left an awful mess on my desk to clear up though. Check out the DTs blogs for more updates using the fabulous new products.

Less is More

I was determined to join in this week with Less is More especially has I missed their 200th challenge. The challenge is a coloured one so I grabbed what colours I had and made strips.
I used the Simon Say Stamp Bundle of shapes to cut out the white mat then cut out their Alexis Snowflake.
I took put the middle back into the snowflake to give it more shape.
Found the snowflake sequins well at least they call them winter flurries so I'm guessing they are snowflake.
To finish Merry Christmas from the Be Joyful set again Simon Says stamp well its on my desk on lined up on the acylic block seemed silly not to use.
Not very original but at least I like.