Friday, August 26, 2016

Sammy Seal

Introducing Sammy the Seal, he quite a good size, the pattern came from Little Muggles.

I have found out why I don't like making two things at the same time. I'm quite a loose crocheter so I drop down a hook size for a neater finish. I managed to make his tail, flippers and his hat in a different size hook so I had to unpick them and start again.

Along with unpicking nearly every Blizzard Snowflake Granny Square at least twice I was that pleased to have to do the same with Sammy but his done now and I'm now making a tortoise/turtle for a friend. I have made him before and you can see him on this post. He is a Little Muggles pattern too.

According to the weathermen the temperature should drop a bit so I should be able to get to my craftroom, I want to make at least one card today and I will be happy.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Yes I'm still on Clean and Simple but Mo's Sparkler kinda made me go down that road. I cut a Penny Black swirl out of glitter card and cut the end swirl off so it would fit at the end of her wand.

I did paper piece her dress which is easy to do and even better with Doodlebug papers since their 6inch pack has smaller patterns. Out came some favourites my Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop borders die and my large retro flower punch.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, a good verse for all sorts of occasions.

I managed to make a couple of cards yesterday before my craftroom got too hot but it looks like the mini heatwave has broken with some rumbling thunder and a couple of flashes of lightening last night.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Its Hip to be Square


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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This week the challenge is

It's Hip To Be Square

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp 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
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I usually mix my cards up with either Square or Rectangle so I wanted to do something different from the usual one image but I just couldn't think of anything. Then I thought it was time to use the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs. It all started to fall into place.

So I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares to make the frames and then worked out which crazy dogs heads would work together. Out came my colouring Prismacolor pencils and I didn't buy the dies for the stamps so I fussy cut them but I run a Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pumice Stone round the edges to hide the white core paper.

I purposely made sure that the dogs ears, nose or tongue overlapped the frames. I laid the frames where I wanted them to go and then stamped the Simon Says Stamp Choose Happy sentiment in the spare square.

The rest of the card didn't need to be too busy because the stars are the crazy dogs. So I used the Lawn Fawn Beachside Pint size and I chose the stars so I could use the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes stars.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Few weeks ago I had a jolly good spend in  Saturated Canary and brought loads of digis because the shop closes down at the end of this month. So what do I do used a image that I'm pretty sure I've had for a while and used before.

Saying that when I reduce the image size to one that suits me I save them in a word file but there isn't one for this Tilly Fairy, there is now.

The papers are Kaiser and the stars are Simon Say Stamp die using glitter card. The sentiment that looks a bit crooked it isn't by the way just the camera playing tricks, I'm afraid I don't know its on a random stamp set that I've had a while.

I'm running late with one of my DT cards so that will be my first job today. I planned to make it yesterday then realised we had planned an Opticians appointment with a bit of shopping and I was taken out for lunch too. The good news I saved my husband over £300 by not needing new glasses but he just gave me that look.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Birthday Giraffe

Oh dear here we go again with a Clean and Simple card and lets be honest you can't get more cleaner than this.
The cut giraffe is High Hopes and the fence is from MFT. The Stitched Rectangle is Simon Says Stamp and so it the sentiment.

And thats it but I'm glad I finally got round to using the image its been in coloured pile for at least a year.

My draft post have dwindled down to a couple, I'm a bit disappointed I haven't been able to add to them this week.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paper Piecing 2

It our Mid Month reminder on Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is Our Favourite Technique now I could have chosen another technique but decided to use the other Penny Black Flower stamp that I often use for this technique.

No idea why I chose this spotting paper more likely because it was handy. Again a Clean and Simple card seems the way I'm going at the moment. I used a a tiny scallop border  for interest and the sentiment is cut from card and layered twice, its also a Penny Black dies.

The beads I used for the centre I brought on e-bay and they are for nail art but they are very similar to Accent Beads from many years ago. I use a dot of a wet glue that dries clear  tip the container over them. I do recommend you place in the card in a box or a lid, the beads have a will of their own.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bunny Wishes

I had this little High Hopes Bunny coloured for ages so I decided to use him. I found the sketch on Pinterest unfortunately didn't make a note where it came from Sorry.

The papers are LOTV and I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square with my favourite Lawn Fawn with Stitched Scallop Borders.

The Sending and the sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp looks like I may have damaged the r in the sentiment but I thin pen made it look more like bad stamping!

All finished off with some Retro Flowers using the EK Success punch. Oh not forgetting his fun flock and flowersoft bobtail.

Out tomorrow crafting with my two friend Nikki and Lesley so today I need to sort my bag(s) out.
If I have time today I have to unpick a couple of bits of Sammy the Seal only used the wrong size hook thats what happens when you try to make a couple things at the same time.