Tuesday, September 16, 2014


This weeks Everybody Art challenge is to use a Paperclip. I knew I had some coloured ones somewhere and eventually found them. I used just one with a little bit of ribbon and used it over the sentiments.
My sweet image is from Mo Manning called Taste of Winter and the papers are from LOTV. Since I used the a paperclip I thought it would work with the notebook punch I've got from Stampin Up.
Then I used the usual suspects of riboon and snowflakes to finish. These days paper clips come in all shapes and different sizes so pop over and check out the team to see what fabulous creations they've created.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Heidi's Birthday

Not only is September the month Simon Says Stamps have Stamptember but its also Heidi the owner's birthday. Since I love the sentiment on their Birthday Messages stamps I had to find an image to work with it. The image is from Art Impressions called Cupcake BFF and along with the Ice Cream die ticks all the boxes needed for the sentiment.
The Happy Birthday is also a Simon Says Stamps die and I used the Spellbinders Floral Oval with a La La Land corner to break up the plainness at the top. I'm pretty sure the papers are Authentique Radiant.

I have a list for cards this week some important birthdays and DT cards to make and after today quite a busy week anyway.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


The Splitcoaststampers CAS289 challenge is for back to school but thinking about my card looks fairly busy so I'm not sure whether to load it to the challenge.
I used the  Simon Says Stamps dotty background die over the background I did with the colours of the stamped pencils again from Simon Says Stamps called Colour and Sunshine the sentiments in the fishtail banners came from the same set. The word Colour is using the odd letters I have left after using the Memory Box alphabet die.
To be honest as I put it together I thought that it was going to look awful but if it looks ok in real life.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Penny Black Robin

Didn't realise that my card looks crooked, I'll have tried to straighten my Penny Black Robin card before posting. Still not sure how the camera can make the card straight at the bottom and crooked at the top. I know its a proper square because I used the lines on my cutting mat to line up the ribbon and papers etc.
I sort of followed the Sweet Sketch Wednesday but I used a circle for the centre which was allowed. The papers are from LOTV.
The card looks fairly busy but apart from ribbon and a few red pearls thats it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

SCS Baubles

When I made my Simon Says Stamps Ornaments card the last week I had stamped several baubles so I had a few left and I decided when I saw the sketch SC504 last week on Splitcoaststampers it would work with some of them.
I also saw one of the DT had used the Presents and Ornaments little bow for the top of the baubles which I thought was a brilliant idea. So I stamped the swirly wire in gold, then the bows and then used gold embossing powder. Then laid my cut out the ornaments still waiting for Mr Postman to bring the dies since I know they have left SSS shores.
The stripy paper was on my desk and I cut out a Spellbinders Stately Circle to stamp my Christmas the same way has the wire and to bring a bit of interest I used the Merry Christmas die but only used the Merry.
Bit of gold ribbon in my stash.
After my swim this morning its packing my tote bag for a day of Scrapbooking tomorrow with the girls met at the retreat at the beginning of the year.

Chocolate and Mint

This weeks challenge on Less is More is a colour one of Chocolate and Mint. I wanted to use the coffee cup from Stamping Up since I've had it for a while. Then I had the idea of using the lid to make it look like one was empty and fallen over. Not sure it looks quite like it but I like.
The patterned paper was left on desk and I like the little border round the CAS cards at the moment, so I need to get it out of my system.
I added the Birthday sentiment cos I felt it needed something but now thinking maybe I should of left the space but hey ho.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


These cards have been stuck in my draft posts for a while and since I've added yet more CAS I might as well show them. They are using the Memory Box Stars, the first one I cut out the white twice and layered the larger stars. 

I used Navy card to fill in the waste and in both cards used the Penny Black sentiment.

Christmas Angel

I do love this image called Ragged Angel from Maurie Manning and there are advantages for Christmas creeping up on us, we get to use our favourite Christmas images and you can add this one to my list.
I've used the papers from LOTV do love this lilac range, didn't call them purple that sound too harsh.
The sketch is from Sketch and Stash and I believe I'm still in time to enter that challenge.
My holly is from a Martha Stewart punch but I've manipulated it somewhat to give me three holly leaves rather than two.
I found the two marvellous pearl flowers in my gem box which were perfect for this sketch.
I really must sit down and count up what Christmas Cards I've done up to now and work out how many I have to make but I'm frightened that I might scare myself!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Make your Own Background


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  STAMPtember® Stamp-It 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 ,,,,,,,,


there are so many ways to make your own backgrounds, using stencils, splattering, gelli plate printing etc
We are showcasing GELATOS made by FABER-CASTELL 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

All the techniques I had in my head needed Gesso and guess what I don't have. So I had to settle for the colouring up the solid stamps from Penny Black Foliage Fancy and misting with water. I then stamped over then with the outline stamp. I also did the same on a separate page so I could cut them out.
I then used on of the ovals from the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Essential Greetings.  Last of all I used the Happy Birthday Die again from Simon Says Stamps but used the Happy. I then blended some brown inks round the card so the white wasn't so stark.

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A few weeks ago there was a CAS challenge sketch not sure who it was could be CAS(E) this sketch but my finished card was a bit pants and then my butterflies didn't photo that well. I was tempted to put it in the bin but it does look better in real life.
So has I don't normally post first thing on Wednesday I thought I would sneak it on my blog.

Back at 2pm with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge and can I thank everyone who took the time to comment on my card for the challenge I was totally overwhelmed.