Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One Layer

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

One Layer!

For this challenge you may add die cut pieces and embellishments but the front of the card should look like one layer. We know this one can be tricky for some folks, but we also know you guys ROCK OUR SOCKS every week, so we can't WAIT to see what you do with the One Layer challenge! Your designs inspire us! Show us what you can do!
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To make my card first I used the Bundle of Stitched Shapes from Simon Says Stamp to make the size of card I want. I then used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval and embossed the centre, I also used the same die to make a mask for the centre.

I then used the Paper Smooches Swirls and Curls stamps and using a Black dye Inkpad stamped round my oval. The Handwritten Greeting from Simon Says Stamp looked a bit lost in the centre so I add the black ribbon.

You may think this isn't one layer since I've stuck it onto a card but in the past I've made so many mistakes I'm not prepared to waste card stock stamping directing to the actual card. So my first card is what it would look like if it was made as a one layer, I suppose you could emboss the bundle of shapes and cut round the three sides and fold along the top.


To be honest although most people would be happy with the above card I'm a mat and layer type of gal. So I lifted the front of the above card and mat and layered with black and white and now in my opinion job done.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hearts


It had to be a quick card for Everybody Art Challenge since I could only make my card last minute and this weeks challenge is for Hearts.

I was going to add flowers and point to the heart hiding behind my image but in the end I decided on some yellow polka dot hearts to match the stocking my image is wearing.

The adorable image is from Saturated Canary, I pretty sure she came with a group of images. The papers are some old ones no idea who since it was a 12 by 12 and I had cut them into 6inch and no manufacturing strip in sight.

The hearts are a Simon Says Stamp Die with graduating hearts and I used an old corner punch to make my rounded corners. The twine is of course doodlebug.

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At last the plummer should be here soon to fit our new cold water tank and finally I can flush the loos, I've been an extra burden since I can't lift the buckets of water to flush them.

Monday, February 08, 2016

January Card Kit


I felt really guilty that I had been sent the January Simon Says Stamp card kit but time has been racing away that I hadn't used it yet.

Before the decorator and all that happened last week I did manage to make  a couple of quick cards and to be honest with what came in the kit does help to make than quickly. Sorry if they are not very inspiring.

The worse part of the first one is actually cutting the papers once that was done it was a case of putting the card together and adding a snowflake which is Simon Says Stamp Alexis Snowflake and the Stitched Snowflakes. To finish I used the glitter sprinkles that came with the kit.


The words were on a patterned piece of cardstock with the kit and cut off the snowman, again using the Stitched snowflakes and sprinkles. Oh and the silver glitter ribbon is self adhesive and again from the kit.


The penquins and the words were again from the patterned cardstock and cut to suit my card. Stitched Snowflakes to finish. Still have loads of stuff left.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Heart Pants


Phew things have been a bit chaotic round here for the last couple of days. First the bad news that my MIL passed away on Wednesday, she was very frail.
Second decorating is a messy business especially the amount of rubbing down the walls needs and the dust its makes and the cleaning it takes to clear it but the walls have been lined and ready for painting.
 Thirdly the cold water tank in the loft has sprung a leak and started to come through our bedroom ceiling unfortunately the plumber can't get back till Tuesday and the only water we have is in the kitchen so I'm looking forward to going out today and DS is cleaning his bathroom so we can descend on him for showers tomorrow.

Now I've recorded all that lets get onto some more interesting this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge and its for Red and/or Hearts, my little Hedgie has both.

Now my card I'm just thankful I managed to make one since I spent most of yesterday dusting my craftroom. Since I will probably give this one to Hubby I wanted to make it more of mans card and that was my mistake its not like you can plaster it will flowers.

The papers are some new ones I want to say American Craft but don't hold me to that and I used my scallop nestabilities to cut my scallop circle frame.

The Love You die is from Simon Says Stamp but it does have an I but it didn't look right so I added the stiched heart that came with the Simon Says Stamp Surely Stitched Heart border I used on Wednesday.

Don't forget to pop over to check out the challenge and the fabulous creations the team have made.

Today I'm at the Bracknell crop and although I've packed my bags my heart is not really into scrapbooking today but it will be nice to get out of the house.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Lou


I love all of Mo's Baby images and I'm sorry it took me so long to colour this adorable baby Lou. I've used my PB mice colours but there is no reason why you can't colour in pink or blue.

Only wish my head was in card making mode to do Mo's image justice, lets just say it didn't work out quite like I wanted .

The cloud paper is LOTV and the floral one is Doodlebug. I used the birch trees from Memory Box and my fence is MFT so is the crochet die round my image mat. The flowers are MFT called Upsy Daisy problem one of my favourite dies.

Ok I have to post now as Hubby wants to disconnect the PC and Router before the decorator comes wallpaper the dining room.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Shine from Within

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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 join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Have A Heart

We are showcasing REVERSE CONFETTI 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!
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 decided to use to use the Shine From Within stamps from Reverse Confetti and place it in a frame.

To make my frame I used the Simon Says Stamp Roses For You stamps first, I actually used the floral heart and coloured in the roses and leaves. Then I cut out the frame using Simon Says Stamp Rectangle Stitched Frames.

I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp Surely Stitched Heart since I hadn't used it yet. Once I stuck it over my frame to the edge of the cards, I then cut out the heart in the pink that edges my card but I didn't like it. So I stamped again using the floral heart, coloured them in and cut out using the die again.

I embossed on the back of the centre of the heart to give a bit of dimension. It was at this point I thought the background looked a bit plain and added the little flowers, it was at this point I thought it was time to step away from the card before I added more than it needed.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Baby Walking


There's a sketch on this weeks Everybody Art Challenge, lots of layers but you can see I didn't use a different pattern paper for each mat but doubled up.


This little chap was coloured up and I had quite a bit of the LOTV papers that I coloured the image too. Of course my image is from Mo Manning called Baby Steps and very easy to layer.
There wasn't the need for too many embellishments since its quite busy with all the mats but I added some die Clouds and I made the rosette with using circle punches. Some more die cuts for the number and today.
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Well if anyone tells not so many people are card making they obviously wasn't at Sandown on Saturday its been a long time since I seen a craft show so busy. Possibly it was the drawn of the Create and Craft TV show performing live. 

I didn't buy much a few dies and some 12inch boxes and some thin red tape I use for ribbon.