Thursday, March 05, 2015

Working Out Bear


You must be fed up with all the reports of me feeling unwell but I've now upgrade the virus to flu and thats why its taking so long to for it to clear up and my energy levels are pants at the moment. I also advise not to make anything while sick because I made this poor bear or to me he still looks like a mouse.
I found the pattern in the Love Crochet magazine, it was going well till I realised I didn't have the right size eyes which help to make him mouse like.
Then I stitched him together and tidy up the ends, I couldn't work out what was wrong. He was very butch looking, like he had been working out and had broad shoulders.
Oops I've sewn his body upside down.


Hubby has started to worry that this crochet animals are starting to take over the house, with another mouse and a pig made. I'm now on a very strange looking Giraffe.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Girly card.

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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 Anything Goes 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

 SPECIAL LADY/GIRLY 

Anything girly/feminine will do !
We are showcasing DOODLEBUG 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
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I'm still making CAS cards still struggling with energy levels this bug has really dragged me down but I so wanted to used the new stamp that Simon Says Stamp sent me called Abby's Spring Showers.
Doodlebug papers are perfect for this image and I used Hello Sunshine and even used it for Abby's coat and hat.
The raindrops and the puddle both come with the stamp set and I used some Glossy Accents to make my puddle look wet.
A little bit of twine again this is from Doodlebug I love that its a soft finish and makes nice bows.
To finish and the bit I'm not sure of is the fishtail banner but it had to be that size to fit my Happy Birthday sentiment using the Birthday Message's set. The make a splash sentiment came from the Abby's Spring Showers.

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

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Georgie Cartwheel


Time for a new Everybody Art Challenge this week is for Buttons and Bling. Now I got the buttons covered in my pinwheels which I thought would work with what is essentially a boys card.
The bling was bit more tricky, it was going to be easy to place a bit of bling on a boys card but the twine I use has a sliver of silver running through it. Ok its a bit of cheat but at least there's a tiny bit of bling on it.
Now for my fun, cute image is from Mo Manning called Georgie Cartwheel, the papers are LOTV and I think the sketch could be Sweet Sunday Sketch but altered slightly to fit the image.
Do pop over and check out my team-mates and hope you can join us this week.


Monday, March 02, 2015

Pot Plants


I made a card, I've been really disappointed that I've been so unwell I haven't used the fabulous new stamp set Abby's Spring Showers that Simon Says Stamp sent me to celebrate their Hop to it release.
I have not idea how the card came together though. I remember seeing a strip of colour of some cards and thought I would give it a go. The fact I love the little pot flower and stamped out several, coloured them and they were ready to use.
Then I decided to use the Wishing die and backed it with the stripy paper, I did have bit of issue that the tape that held the die in place slightly damaged the card but since I couldn't bring myself to throw it in the bin. The bow is kinda hiding the damage or at least making it not as obvious.
Not sure how much crafting I will get done this week with myself still feeling pants and I've worked out I'm doing something everyday this week, how did that happen.


Sunday, March 01, 2015

It Touches my heart


I've pretty much followed most of the layout design from one I had pinned in Pinterest but what really made me what to do it was the title. It was perfect for this picture of My Dad and my Gt Nephew.
I'm so please we found the time to take Dad down to visit Lou and Neil's Cottage  before Lou went back to work after maternity leave, especially has he was in such good health at the time.
The papers are some October Afternoon ones that have been in my stash for ages so it was nice to see them begining used.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Scooter Hedgie


I know its suppose to be a Valentines image but I think it works all the year round. The little PB Hedgie on his scooter is called Sweet Ride  and the papers I think are American Crafts.
I used the Stitched Rectangles for the image mat and the Bundle of shapes for the outer mat. Then I used the Wishing die along with the sentiment from the Sending and Wishing stamp set.
My stitched scallops going across my card are from Lawn Fawn.
Like I said yesterday a CAS card but at least I getting back on the horse!

Friday, February 27, 2015

White with Wings


Woo Hoo I made a card, yes I know its CAS but its still a card and I made another for tomorrow too so things are definitely on the mend.
The card came together because this large Cluster leaf die from Simon Says Stamps is on my desk having cut a few for a scrapbook page before the virus took hold.
I've cut it in green and white and overlapped them. I decided to used the Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles for the centre panel and the bit of twine since this looked like the Freshly Made Sketch.
I stamped the sentiment after I had put everything together and to my horror is didn't stamp cleanly at all. Rather than chuck it in the bin I got a black pen drew the bits missing so unless you looking real close it looks OK.
I very naughtily add a couple of Simon Says Stamps Songbirds so I could add it to the Less is More Challenge for Wings but I feel a bit guilty its not quite what they looking for.