Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pink Knickers

Even I'm impressed that I have a Penny Black stamp for today, I haven't made a card since Monday. Life seems to be getting in the way.

So of course my image is of course a Penny Black and I've used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops. I've also used Simon Says Stamp Wavy Stitched Scallop border.

My flowers are the EK Success punches but they are getting old and you can tell. The leaves are Memory Box, I'm pleased I rediscovered this die because its delicate leaves reminds of the Leone-Em punch that it a pain to use.

The hugs is a Simon Says Stamp and once again I cut two to layer so it will pop more on the card.

The plan for today is to make cards but I've been finishing of a crochet blanket instead of colouring images. Hubby isn't happy with me Baby Blanket 2, I wasn't in for my wool delivery so he had to go to the Sorting Office to get it. Whats worse I know how good the The Wool Warehouse delivers so when I ordered it on Wednesday I should of known it would arrive the next day. So baby blanket 2 has been started.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Never gonna grow up

I wish I wasn't so heavy handed when it comes to blending colours has you can see my image mat is a bit a grungy. Luckily it works with this cute chap who reminds me of my little nephew although he is growing up far to quick. Of course the little chap is from Mo's Digital images called Peter Pan and the sentiment comes too.

I think its best to say all the die cuts are Memory Box except the grass which is MFT, the papers are Prima.

Once again I'm running out of cards, other things keep popping up and my kindly husband reminded that before I know it I will have to be making Christmas Cards so I really need to get my card making hat on although my baby blanket is nearly finished. Today though I have to say goodbye to a friend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Birthday Love


Hello, all! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us for our Fun With Felt Challenge! We hope you will join in with our new theme this week!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is...


Yes, it's everyone's favorite challenge! Just make sure your projects are NEW projects! We love seeing all of your awesome entries for the Anything Goes challenges!
We are showcasing Technique Tuesday Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used! Technique Tuesday offers unique products that you just can't find anywhere else. Be sure to check out the great selection in the Simon Says Stamp store!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

I've used Technique Tuesday's Ranunculus stamp but as soon as I stamped the flower I knew there was two many layers to 3d so I settled in just cutting out each bloom. I also cut out the stems they were a bit more difficult and I used a craft knife.

I recently treated myself to some embossing folders and this one is called Weathered from Taylored Expression, I thought it would give a bit of interest to what would be a nearly white card. I blended some ink in the corner for where my I planned to stick my flower.

My card was looking Ok I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle although you can't really seem the faux stitching but I know I can add a sliver of coloured card and it will be a perfect fit for the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops. I planned to used enamel dots but the placement was down to the fact that after the card was nearly finished it acquired a couple of dirty marks.

To finish I used the Simon Says Stamp Sending die and their Sketched Ranuncus has arrived in my craftroom and I used a couple of the sentiments to finish of my sentiment.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge 

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

Simon Says Stamp 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For Girls

I forgot that Everybody Art Challenge is on Europe time and a hour ahead, I really need to get my act together to schedule this post the previous day.

So this weeks challenge is for a card for The Girls and this cutie was in my small pile of coloured image and she is called Waiting for the Parade.

The papers are Doodlebug and the image is perfect for a red, white and blug parade. The sketch I found on my card sketch board in Pinterest but I've managed to make an almost mirror sketch to fit the image.

There's some Lawn Fawn Scalloped Borders and La LaLand Heart Banners. For quickness I've used the EK success retro punch and the fact I haven't found a die to replace them. The sentiment is an old one from Stampin Up, also the punches surrounding it.

Sorry about the squashed ribbon didn't notice when I photo them but I've straighten it now.

Do pop over and check out the team, also hope you can join us.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Sandy

I had an idea in my head but I'm not sure in managed itself onto my card. The papers are Doodlebug and the curve is using the Simon Says Stamp Curve Border and in theory I've created with the papers the sand and sea!

I cut round the Stampin Bella Sandy and her Sombrero, I don't do this very often but I wanted to stand out a bit from the papers and this one way that helps. Once thats done I layered her as normal.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Skies Stamp and die but I've noticed I haven't embossed the back so there's no dimension. The Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle is used once I had layered my sand and sea and I used the Avery Elle Scallop frame.

I like the idea of the strip by her feet but I may have to change it because I noticed the stamped sentiment is slightly crooked and not very central I obviously was disappointed and rushed a bit.

I do warn you about posting warts but at least I think I can rectified this one a bit.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Life Documented

When I was lucky to receive the April's Simon Says Stamp card kit I was unwell and it was days before I even opened it. When I did it was full of Simple Stories 6 inch paper, stickers as well as a stamp set. I took one look and knew I wanted to use it with these photos.

I had downloaded them from FB and found they wouldn't print a decent photo any larger but they work so well as photos for pocket pages.  Although I cheated this is actual a 12 by 12 with Pocket Pages mats so will fit in 12 inch album page.

I added Simon Says Stamps Cluster of Leaves and Stitched Daisies dies, also the hearts are made up with the small outline heart in the Simon Says Stamps Small Doily Heart. The Stitched Star is from MFT and the letters are Memory Box Alphabets Soup Upper case and lower case die and the rest is out of the kit.

I kept every bit of scrap patterned card so I could make a normal 12 by 12. I used all of the above plus the Simon says Stamp Stitched Square which I use with the scraps to make my patchwork background.
This probably was one of the fastest layout I made recently and was a lot quicker than the imitation pocket page I did first.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

kitty sailing

Senior moments are coming thick and fast lately, first I didn't think I had a PB card for today, was a bit shocked to find one in my drafts! Oh there's more apparently I made this card for the mid way Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is by the way for masculine creations.

I'm pretty sure I used a sketch from somewhere but I can't remember when I made the card so there's no chance I will remember where it came from. The scary thing is I do know the papers are Doodlebug and the square of waves is from a Simon Says Stamp die, so is the notebook border and the birds. Birthday sentiment is an old one that sits on my desk and my fishtail banner is with the banner punch from Stampin Up which they are now retiring. Bakers' twine is also Doodlebug.

Having a bit of a struggle with making cards it seems Mr Mojo has moved out again hopefully only temporary.

Pop over and check out my team-mates on Penny Black Saturday Challenge, there's still time to join us. Don't forget we're not far away from from Father's Day.