Friday, July 01, 2016

Baby Girl Star Blanket


Here's my latest Star Baby's blanket this time we know its a girl and DD chose the colours I have shade leaflet but I my friend on Sally using wooden clothes pegs, just need find somewhere that sells them.

I haven't washed it yet and it not laying in the centre as I would like and the ends curl but I'm hoping this will settle once its washed.

I've started my jellyfish but I can't get my head round joining each row with a slip stitch since most Amigurumi doesn't join, also I like a really close finish when I have to stuff them with filling so the bottom panel is a lot smaller than I expected but I will follow the patten. If it doesn't work out I will add another row to the bottom panel.

My sister is having a Christmas stall at the Nursing Home my Mum was at to raise some fund for activities and days out for the residents.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Charlie Caroling


I decided to use up some last years Echo Park Winter papers and I saw this piece with a snow scene and decided since time is in short supply I would make a quick card. Then I decided I needed to give the little chap a white border maybe not so quick after all.

The little choir boy is a Mo Manning image called Charlie Caroling he does have some fellow companions Maisie and Victorian or you can buy the set with Christmas Street Lamp.

To decorate I cut out some musical notes in fun foam along with the snowflake this means no trying to match up the layering and is quicker. I have an old MFT button dies to cut out the button for snowflake this I did layer a couple of times it also gave it a bit strength to tie the sparkly knot.

Now we are almost in July Christmas is sneaking to the fore front of my mind.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Anything Goes

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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 Add Some Shimmer 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

ANYTHING GOES

We are showcasing Art Impressions 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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Well I went for a real Clean and Simple design this week on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge but I used a sketch on Splitcoast Stampers SC597.

Love Art Expression and although I have some stamps that Simon Says Stamp carries I thought this challenge called for a new one! This one is callled AHH and I decided to make her fit into a circle but not just any circle but the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle which works out so much better on a clean card and the Ahh just about fitted one of the smaller dies with the set.

The papers are Doodlebug Spring Garden love that the patterns are small and the floral paper was perfect to paper piece her blouse.

The sketch cuts across diagonally so I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Wavy Scallops die to give the card a bit more interest. Once I have placed the layers I used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes set with the large rectangle die. Finally the tiny sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamp set.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fishing


The new challenge on Everybody Art is for a Man or Boys card, I thought it was time I blew off the dust of some of my LOTV .

The sketch is from Retro Sketch from a few weeks ago, the papers are MFT and I aso blew the dust off the Martha Stewart Zig Zag punch.

The fishing rod is from Simon Says Stamp Special Dad Stamp and die set. The card looks quite busy but when you write down what you've used there isn't that many elements.

I had a brilliant day on Saturday although I was struggling with a sore throat but I did win a challenge with one of my layouts. It was a sketch challenge and most of my followers know I love a sketch.

I'm missing crocheting I've decided to make some amigurumi toys but its not that easy to watch TV as well.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Skiing Dog


Lots going on at the moment so I'm trying to stay clean and simple like my card today. Although I held my breath while layering this chap with all that white space any slip ups with the glue would show.

The strip of patterned paper is Doodlebug, my snowflake is from Simon Says Stamp that I cut out of foam. The sentiment is still on my desk from last Christmas but its from LOTV.

I cut the corner to break up all the white space, you wouldn't think a small rounded corner could make all the difference.

My bags are packed and just having breakfast before I get picked up and several bags to go to an All Day Crop at Bracknell.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Kate the little Welsh Girl


I didn't twig till I layered Kate that I had turned her into Welsh Girl, all she need to a daffodil instead of a tulip to complete the look!

The papers are some old one of Echo Park and I actually used some roses (I have two boxes of them). the little leaves are Poppy Stamp Leafy twig and the corner is La Laland die. Of course the oval is from Spellbinders Floral Oval will I ever get tired of using it, I don't think so.

Don't look to closely the oval is a bit squiffy because I stuck it on and realised when it was dry was in the wrong place but I think Mo's image may just save my card from disaster.




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sending Love

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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 Animal Magic 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

ADD SOME SHIMMER 

We are showcasing Lindy's Gang 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. The lovely people at Lindy's Gang sent all of the DT a parcel of samples to use, thank you so much, we really appreciate them!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Now most of my followers know I'm not keen on Arty stuff, love looking at it but not that great at actually doing it myself. So you can imagine how my heart dropped when Lindy's Gang DT package arrived, don't get me wrong they are extremely generous but I hadn't a clue what to do with it.

First of all I had last month's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit that I only had time to peep at, but I was keen on using the leaves and the cluster of dots from the stamp set. You can buy the stamp set on its own, its called Look for the Miracles. First of I set up three pieces of paper and stamped in Versamark and used WOW white embossing powder.

Now came the messy bit, first I used the Mermaid Seaside Magical powders and mixed a little with water (I used too much at first you only need a little bit). In this case I used the Sea Mint Green to make a colourwash across the card, I blotted the watery excess and left to dry while I made two others in case it all went pants.

Once it was dry I cut out using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and using the Azure Sea Asters from the set to colour the leaves I had to blot it as I did it because I had made my colour really watery because I added too much powder!

I also received a couple of sprays which you add water to and in this case I used Sassy Sapphire which is in the Drop Dead Diva set. Of course the day I made this card it was pouring down with rain and I had to cover my untidy craftroom with newspaper.

Finally I added the Avery Elle  Sweet Scallop and I added the Penny Black Sending Love which I cut from fun foam. This gave me dimension without having to layer. Out of the three backgrounds two worked out really well so that wasn't bad and I decided the second card would work for a future SSS Wednesday Challenge but you will have to wait to see that one. Now you could be wondering where the shimmer is, my whole card has a lovely shimmer but of course my camera doesn't pick it up.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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