Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Favourite Stamp


The new challenge on Everybody Art is now up and this week is for your favourite stamp. Ok I know this stamp is a digi from Mo Manning but its also a Penny Black cling stamp, yes I know thats a bit of cheat.
To be honest all my stamps and digi are my favourites which is why I have had a hard job parting with some and also I hard job to chose which one to use.
Making this card while MIL was here and very short of time wasn't such a good idea since there isn't many embellishments but hopefully it looks busy enough they won't be missed.
The papers are some I got from Stamping Up and thought it was time to use them. My favourite MFT border die for round the circle and scallop border is a punch . Some lace and ribbon to finish.
Do pop over and check out the team and hope you can decide on a favourite stamp too and join us.
This is the last challenge for the summer and the challenge will be back in September.


Monday, July 28, 2014

A Knitting Fairy for Mum


Another card I can now show, its my Mum's 89th Birthday today and my Sis brought over a cake yesterday. It was lovely has we sat out in her Nursing Home's pretty garden. But she got her cards and present so I know this one has already been received not that my Mum goes on a PC.
When I saw Mo's Baby Fairy Purl I knew I had to use it for her. She's always knitted and for a long time she stopped but when she got settled into a Nursing Home after many years she wanted to start again. Today she has been making Father Christmas, Snowmen and Penquins ready for the home's Christmas Fair.
My only problem with this card was I couldn't stop adding stuff.
La La Land corners, MFT Upsy Daisy die with  Memory Box Fresh Foliage and I'm so glad Simon Says Stamps make a English Mum die.
Not sure I should be on the computer has for the past hour its been lightening and thundering.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For Lenny


At last I can start showing cards that I've made for people but until they had been received they've had to stay in my draft post.
I knew it wasn't a good idea to make a retirement card for a work friend of Hubbys cos now I've had to do another for someone who is leaving. He is actually leaving because his wife earns more money than he does so he's staying home to look after his baby son.
He's leaving after 35 years working mainly as tractor driver and what better image to use than Mo's The Big Guy Tractor. Since his tractor was blue I obviously had to colour the cards tractor that colour too. Also he cuts large areas round the town using it which gave me the inspiration to place the PoppyStamps die of the flower border in front.
The Memory Box alphabet letters I used for the good luck and the Stampin up punch for chevrons.
The stamped sentiment on the outside and inside of the card are Penny Black.


Because Lenny won't be getting up early to travel from Littlehampton to Guildford each morning that inspired me to use a Dr Digi Walter image. My Biggest problem with this card it had to be large. In fact its an A4 card that I had to make joining the two pieces of card together that took the time.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Busy Mouse


Oh this turned out far busier than I thought it would hope it doesn't overpower my little mouse image. I'm still trying to use up all the Bo Bunny papers. The sketch is one I found my goggling card sketches but stupid me didn't think to save it.
Of my little mouse is a Penny Black and I decided to use the Memory Box Lavish Branch die and I found this flowers in my stash which I place where the flowers are on the branch.
Mmmm my umbrella looks a bit flat but it isnt.
So its an early start today to take back MIL home and it looks like it will have to be an early start on Sunday too.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Chalkboard Lollies


I love that inside the Simon Says Stamps August Kit there is a piece of printed chalkboard and just add some paper pieced lollies using the stamp set and it almost a finished card. I just added the printed banners and heart with a bit of twine from my Stash to finish off and job done. Really quick card.
Since we're staying home today I'm hoping I can finish off the card thats been on my desk for three days now. Its just waiting for the image to be layered

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bowled Over


I'm really not sure on the banners, yes the fish tail works but the the other one not so sure but I do love the trees in the Doodlebug paper. Also not forgetting Mr Dunderton poor chap definitely looks henpecked. Well the Missus let him out for a couple of hours to play cricket and since she has no interest at all in the fair game she nicked his credit card and off to do a bit of shopping.
This was going to be my son's birthday card but decided on another it also reminds me my nephew went on a stag do that included playing with Devon Malcolm couldn't have been much fun dressed up as Kermit.
Obviously Mr Dunderton is from Dr Digi and the sketch is from Sketch Saturday a couple of weeks ago.
I've managed to make a card for next weeks Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge had to be a quick one cos we took MIL to Wisley yesterday. Today we're going to Bird World which we haven't been for years so be interesting to see how its changed. We had thought of going to Marwell but since its a full house of family and a hot car and three adults squeezed in the back for an hour and half might not be a fun idea.
Sorry I haven't been able to blog hop but hopefully after this week I might be able to track down the goodies I had put aside for a candy. Just wish I could find them.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Embossing Bella

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Spots and Dots 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 ,,,,,,,,

EMBOSS IT

heat emboss, dry emboss or you can use embossing paste.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I couldn't decide to heat or dry emboss so I've tried both. First of all using a scoring board like the Martha Stewart Scoring Board I embossed the lines down the sides of the main panel.The camera just about lets you.
I've never had much luck with white ink pads you only have to look how many I've got to see that so I decided to heat emboss with  Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set, in fact I've used the small rose from the set. Stamped on the paper with Versamark and used white embossing powder. Does make it tricky to use an embossing tool to give them more depth but I think they work with the cute image.
Onto the sweet image is another Stamping Bella called Opal the Optimist and the papers are Authentique Flourish pack. Nearly forgot I finished off the card by using the Happy Birthday die from Simon says Stamp.
I thinkg thats it, oh not quite the tiny scallop border is MFT.

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