Saturday, October 03, 2015


Gosh its the first Saturday in October and it means a new challenge on Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month its for embossing.

I decided to use embossing folders first I used the a cuttlebug one of falling snow over my image since I am layering my image it doesn't matter that snow embossed on the image.
I then used a sizzix one with diagonal stripes and used some ink to show it up more. The patterned paper is Doodlebug but some old ones that I have scraps of.

My card needed some new snowflakes not that I didn't have any but these were quite small and my cuttlebug ones looks worse for wear, the new set is from Lawn Fawn and they had dinky size ones that I used for the centres.

I finding time is in short supply at the moment with emphasis on Christmas Cards and I still have a load of Craftwork cards printed sentiments so its time they got used. Don't forget to to check out the team and join us this month.

I was impressed yesterday that I got two birthday cards done and sat in the sun for a bit catching the last warm sunshine rays, looks like the good weather we've had for a couple weeks breaks down soon.

Friday, October 02, 2015


Here's my one and only card I made when I wanted conveyor belt Christmas card more went in the bin than was made. I want to have a go at ombre card with white snowflakes but my snowflakes were being temperamental basically the stamper (me) was have a job stamping in versamark.

So my snowflakes are suppose to be ombre and then my blending but because I'm too heavy handed and was being more conservative in my blending I didn't get the effect but it still looks a decent card.

The snowflakes are Simon Says Stamps Lots of Snowflakes and I used the matching Simon says Stamp Alexis snowflake die. The let is snow is a penny black die both the snowflake and words I used funky foam so no layering.

Thursday, October 01, 2015


You can't say I didn't warn you that I have my Christmas Hat on, total failure on the Conveyor Belt Christmas Cards on Tuesday, I made one!
But I've coloured quite a few Penny Black images so hope they will get me back on track although I've discovered I've quite a few Birthday Cards to make and I gave all my made cards to my niece for her Macmillian Coffee Afternoon.
Back to my card which is of course is Winifred from Mo Manning lets be honest Christmas wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't use her at least once.
I used my Avery Elle Scallop die it doesn't quite fit our A5 cards and it doesn't work that well with Square Cards but this is a combination of both sizes and will have to go in my square envelopes. (Yes I do have envelope maker maybe I will have to blow the dust off it).
The papers are last year Simple Stories and this is the first time this Christmas I used Frantage and may be the last time it makes an awful mess.
To decorate Martha Stewart Holly Punch but I punch an extra one to make a three leaf holly. I had to sprinkle some gold glamour dust to hide some random marks.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cup of tea


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the No Designer Paper 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 are showcasing CLEARLY BESOTTED  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

Anything Goes challenge does leave you open with what to do, in the end I decided to use the Clearly Besotted Warm Solutions, I also had the matching dies, so to start I stamped the cups in a few colours and using the die cut them out.
I now had a pile of cups and made four cards, two of which I blogging today. My first one is using the Splitcoast Stampers SC559 sketch. To start with I used the Simon Says Stamps Bundle of Shapes die and then cut out the circle using the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Circles. I made my red cup straight and made the others haphazard along side it. Used the sentiment that came with the stamps job done.

This was actually the last card I made and had these cups left, I could of done with a blue cup but I used them all on another card, but I kinda like the bright cards I made with them.
This time I used the large Scallop die from Avery Elle Sweet Scallops set and I cut my white mat to fit. This time I used Doodlebug Sunkissed paper pack and using the Simon Says Stitched Oval made my dotty frame and I used the die to make the mat in the centre. The fish tail banner for the sentiment I made by cutting free hand. I cut into the cups so that they slotted into each other. The cups and sentiment is using the same as the first card.
I promise to show the two other cards soon.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015


I've decided to schedule today's post since I having a job to wake up in the mornings due to pills that are suppose to help me sleep just wish they would at the right time.

This weeks Everybody Art challenge is for Circles, I'm guessing it depends how you interpret the theme but has you can see I have a circle for my image and used a large Scallop circle folded in half to make my base.

I've used a Di Digi that has been waiting in the wings (in my coloured image folder) to be used into a card. The papers are some old Stampin Up ones and my leaves are CC Designs with some tiny punch flowers. Yes I'm back doing simple cards, although to layer my images generally takes 40 minutes plus this includes cutting out, inking the edges with a pen, embossing and sticking.

Do pop over and check out the team and hope you can join us this week.

I'm pretty impressed with myself I made another couple of cards so thats this weeks DT cards done now for some Conveyor Belt Style Christmas Cards today and then back DT cards for next week.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Crazy Spooky

I made this card a few weeks ago, still not sure about it the original card was a failure but I didn't want to throw away my crazy bird so this is what I came up with.
I think we all know who makes the Crazy Bird stamp and my oval is Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval.
I made the scene and then cut the oval die over it. I did have to trim with scissor especially round the moon which is like three pieces of card.
The trees are Memory box and my spider is a stamp from the Not so Spooky from Simon Says Stamp but I stamped it twice and cut the body to add to my card. Normally I would add some goggly eye but I was now thinking about thickness if I had to post the card.
The brownish paper is patterned but I can't think where I got it from.
So yesterday I made a couple cards both for DT work but nevertheless it felt good. I also coloured some images too but since Hubby asked how many Christmas Cards I had done they were winter images be warned lots of Snowflakes and Holly coming soon.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Kevin Twins

I'm having a rest from Minions now these two are now in the hands of two little boys. Eventually I will make another for my nephew he's only two and bit and he can't quite work out the one eye Stuart so he needs a Kevin!
I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger and to be honest I can't see it getting any better. Last weekend was lovely but its taken till now to feel normal for me and I haven't been in my craftroom for over a week.