Thursday, October 23, 2014

Works bothways

I saw the CAS(E) this sketch and this is the idea that came into my head especially has I had been using the Penny Black Holly die and the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade die. The sentiment was again Simon Say Stamp Presents and Ornaments set. To finish an awful load of red pearls if only my liquid pearls in red was behaving but it looks like I need to get a new one because I don't seem to be able to unclog it.

It works both ways but not sure which I prefer.
We are lucky I'm still able to continue the post since my computer had a mini meltdown so fingers cross it let me continue.

I thought I was too late to enter but I notice its still open for a few hours so I will be able to enter.
I attempted a card yesterday it all went horrible wrong so I continue to finish but I'm not happy with it but its for Saturday just need to photo it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  Color Coordinates 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 ,,,,,,,,


We are showcasing HERO ARTS  Products this week, you don't have to use them but if you do have them we would love to see them used. We would like to thank Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp for sending the Design Team a selection of products to use for this challenge.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I'll be honest I was in a rush to make sure I had a card made for this challenge because I knew I wouldn't have time after the retreat. In hindsight which is a wonderful thing I should have stamped in white but the Hero Arts Good Luck sentiment stamps like a Chalkboard and at the time I couldn't see beyond a black chalkboard so the rest of my card was made to match.
It just so happened that the Greetings and Succulents stamp and die set had arrived never mind being a succulent I think it makes a lovely flower and a lovely background. I coloured with pencils although I did used sansador I only went over it once I had finished colouring just to help hide any pencil lines. 
To make the card a bit more interesting I used Hero Arts Cling Dots to make a dotty strip. 

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Great Grandparents

No not me my parents in fact they have ten Great Grandchildren and Mason is the latest. The photo of my Dad is extra special now that he is not with us anymore.
The papers I've had for ages and the centre panel is called Deborah very apt. The leaves are from Simon Says Stamp and the flowers are some I brought from a garden centre and took them apart from their stalks.
This will week 39 for my scrapbooking layout a week, even with the retreat I think I'm still behind.
Back at 2pm with my Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge card.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


After an lovely Scrapbooking weekend always run extremely well and Lorraine from The Scrap Cafe is amazing she does a seating plan so there's no fighting over seats and everyone sits with their friends. She makes cakes for us all 14 of them. My friend Nikki won one of the challenges not surprised though it was a brilliant layout.
But to finish off the my long Birthday weekend I was invited by Heidi of Simon Says Stamps to join her and Stephanie for lunch at the Simpson's on the Strand. Heidi was the first person ever to ask me to be on her Design Team in 2009 and I am over the moon that I have finally met such a lovely lady. Not only that to meet up with some amazing talented card makers that I've only met in cyber land and to catch up with Heather, Jo and Lorraine who I have met before was a wonderful bonus.
Thanks Lorraine for the brilliant photo of myself with Heidi, my daughter wonders if somewhere in our family trees are related.

Here we all are with our starters, during the meal Lorraine, Heidi and Stephanie moved seats so that we all got to talk to them.

Thanks Jo for the fab shot of our Roast Beef Lunch which is the Simpsons speciality and yes the beef was gorgeous.

More photos borrowed from Facebook, this time with Jo, Stephanie (Clearly Besotted ) and Lols

A Photo with the lovely Stephanie with Jo and Mandy

See those stairs you watched Lady Mary from Downton Abbey go up there on Sunday. 


Sorry I'm running a bit late this morning I had such an exciting weekend, topped by an amazing lunch yesterday that its starting to catch up with me. More about that later I might have to do a post for it.
But today is another challenge on Everybody Art Challenge and this week its for Bunting.
Not sure my card has worked, well I think maybe its the papers they're some Stampin Up papers it could be the colours are a bit wishy washy. Anyway this little bear has been sitting in my coloured image pile for a while and you can tell its James the bear from LOTV.
The bunting is made with the Stampin Up punch but I made a slightly larger one to mat them. The way I do this is to draw round a punched one with a fat pen nib and then cut round. I made the Birthday banner using a square punch, oh the scallops are MFT since I broke my Memory Box one.
Do pop over and check out the team.
Well I'm not sure when I saw be up to making a card but first thing I have to do it unpack.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Just a quick post with some Scrapbooking and this is week 38 now I've some more pages to post I should update with the scrapbooking I've done lately. I seemed to have quite a few photos of Mason and his Dad asleep, I added a pic of his Grumps (Grandad) to prove is runs in the family on both sides.
Some left over patterned paper from Echo Park and I used the stickers that came with the set along with a title and job done.

Christmas Felt

I've finished my double bed crochet throw or I should say I gave up after so many rows of the border it was far to heavy to continue. So I'm now at lose without crocheting, that I made a few of these. I found various patterns on Pinterest none of them are of my own design but it kept me occupied for a couple hours here and there and they are not heavy on my shoulders to make.
Off to London today and I'm probably very tired after the weekend, writing this post on Friday is a bit weird as I'm at a lost for what to say. I haven't schedule tomorrows post so will catch up properly them

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snowfalling Snowflake

Apologies for the pants photo I've decided to to crop my smaller cards have a square so if I use them for challenges they don't get chopped up when entering. Works fine when I photo it on coloured background but not so with white.
Anyway back to card that I'm secretly pleased with, first off it the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches and before I got out the embossing paste I paper pricked round the edges but before I used the stencil I masked round the edges.
I then used the Falling Snow Stencil from Simon Says Stamps with white embossing paste then I made the inside panel. With the MFT scallop die and some Doodlebug Christmas paper. I used Rylynn Snowflake die from Simon Says Stamps but I added double sided tape on one the snowflakes to stick ontop of the other to help it stand out. Bit fiddly but worth it.
Don't you love it when an idea comes inside you head and it turns out OK.
Happy Birthday to my lovely Hubby who was happy for me to go away our Birthday weekend without him.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


If it wasn't for me making a bit of a mistake for Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge there wouldn't be a card for today. I used the Doodlebug Halloween papers are they such fun if I wasn't making this originally for a DT card I would have added some Cricut spiders so I could add wiggly eyes but these ones are Memory Box . Although I have brought the MFT dippy goo die I have used the Martha Stewart punch might as well till it either I can't punch any more or it goes to craft heaven.
Of course my little puddy cat is Penny Black and the sentiment is from Hey Pumpkin set from Simon Says Stamps.
Fingers crossed Mr Blogger is kind to me and he publishes my schedule post because I shall scrapbooking away wedding photos hopefully and not just moving papers around my space.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mojo Monday Poinsettia

I managed to make a couple of CAS cards this week but I'm showing them as separately as I'm running out of draft cards to post and I'm away from today for the weekend. This way I get to post each day.
This card was using the sketch from Mojo Monday although I cheated with the bottom layer rather than four strips I used the patterned stripes that I always get left in the pack. This one is from Authentique Christmas paper.
I then used the Holly Leaves from Penny Black and the Simon Says Stamps Poinsettia dies. Just a few gems then. The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamps.
Thinking now that maybe I've cheated a bit too much to enter but  I'm still please with the finished card although the gem stop it going cheaper post.
My craft bags are packed they're really heavy too thank goodness Hubby is taking me to the Scrapbooking Retreat tonight. I haven't packed my pjs or toothbrush yet though got to get my priorities right. Today I shall schedule a few posts including Monday where I'm off to London for a bit of lunch with some lovely girl friends.