Friday, November 21, 2014

Snowfalling bear

Finally after making Wedding cards and DT commitments just a card for Christmas. I've used the sketch from Mojo Monday, love how they work for busy cards as well as CAS. Saying that although my card looks busy with the different papers it was a case of mat and layer with just a large snowflake.
So of course my cute image is James the Bear from LOTV, the papers are Lily Bee but pretty sure they're not available now.
My snowflake is from Simon Says Stamps and the button in the middle is actually one cut out from MFT  and yes I layered them both twice. Sentiment is from LOTV.
Not sure I will get into my craft room today will see how I feel but really should be resting ready for the car journey tomorrow, but the postman brought me the Simon Says Stamps kit and I'm so tempted.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Do you wanna build a Snowman

Some new images should be arriving in Mo's Shop soon and I had a chance to use them for our Fairies Blog Hop. While I was re-sizing them to suit my cards, I felt I right fool because the fairies were building a snowman and it only seemed right to put them all together.
But it did mean it made a huge image although I think I could possibly make them just a touch smaller but they were fun to put together singing Do you wanna build a snowman.
Its a fairly simple layout with some snowflakes and stars with an awful amount of flower soft and fun flock to make my snowballs.
If you're following the Blog Hop you should have arrived from my fellow teamie Julie and you need to HOP, SKIP AND JUMP over to Alice.
Don't forget to comment on everyones blog to be in with chance to win one of the two vouchers hidden along the way.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Thanks


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  We're Seeing Stars 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 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
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I love the Stitched Bundle of Shapes so much so I'm leaving it permanently on my desk and I couldn't resist to use for my Thank you card.
My Penny Black stamp is a cling called From Me to You  it fairly large image so perfect for the frame. I used Simple Stories Homespun using the banner from the bundle as well as the main mat.
My Thanks die has been layered twice because I thought it might get lost in busy patterned paper. All finished with some Holiday Shapes hearts.
I always feel a bit guilty making a CAS for DT but I really like how this turned out.
So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Kit Trees

A couple of cards that I made with last months Simon Says stamps kit, the first one is using a sketch but I can't remember where from so I've probably missed the deadline anyway. edited I've discovered the sketch came from Addicted to CAS and is still open for entries.
First off I had to use the Bundle of Stitched shapes from Simon Says Stamps which worked great for this sketch.  The Merry came from the Ornaments stamp set and the Christmas die all came from Simon Says Stamps. The trees are a stamp set  included in the kit but can be brought and is called Be Joyful.
Not forgetting my double layered snowflake another Simon die called Maryann.

Now for my wart, the card is using the Be joyful stamp from the kit but foolishly I used green and gold together and you can't see the gold. Will have to retry this with a different coloured tree.
I'll be back at 2pm with my Simon Say Stamps Wednesday Challenge card.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Finally a card, probably because its for the new challenge over on Everybody Art Challenge this week is for circles or at least one circle.
Maybe there's more than one on my card but that was because I used the Full Card of Bubbles from Simon Say Stamps which I then used sticky fixers to raise it slight above the actual card.
Then using Holiday Shapes from Simon again, I placed stars inside each circle, to help with sticking I put double sided tape on the gold paper before cutting out.
The sentiment is on a Spellbinders Stately circle with an ordinary circle on top with the Simon Says Stamps Merry Christmas die.
The fabulous bit or organza ribbon came from my PB teamie Greta with my Birthday card which just happens to be a perfect colour.
Do pop over and check out the team and hope you can join us this week.
Hubby's Mum is having some issues and although we had planned to visit in December we have decided to go up to see her this weekend as well to find out for ourselves how bad things are. So I got down to making the Winter Weddings cards in the end I made three but only two are needed so even if my Christmas cards are not all ready, DD cards are.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wedding Pages

Sorry folks another day with no cards they still drying so I leave you with a few of the Wedding Pages I made using larger photos. I still have a few Wedding photos I still want to Scrapbook. Don't you love the Love sentiment is an Avery Elle and the corner flourish is from Spellbinders.

We got given a 12inch paper stack and one of the challenge was to use it, this was my attempt.

I used the Bricked embossing folder and cut round the brick to help give the random shape, before sticking it down.

The Spellbinders frame wasn't used for a card but it worked well to bring your eye to the couple without losing the Clandon House in the background.
Well thats another four layouts to my total of 48, not sure I will get another four done by the end of the year. Christmas cards are giving me nightmares but I keep telling myself that I have enough to send abroad at the beginning of the month and the rest have till the last posting date. But I do like to have all the cards written and done by the first week of December will have to accept that won't happen this year. Especially has today I plan to make two Winter Wedding cards ready for DD who has two friends getting married in December.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wedding Pocket Pages

I don't have a card this morning well not photographed and I'll rather take a picture in daylight. So I have a few Pocket Pages of the Verity's Wedding although while writing this post, I realise that I haven't added the date or their names, whoops.
I had so many photos and more when Verity gave me a disc of some professional ones, it was hard to whittle  down to a few.

I made them at the retreat but I found this hard to do because I kept thinking I could of used something that was at home. But I am pleased how they turned out now, I've a few photos I printed out in a larger format to make some proper 12 by 12. I reckon I can call these at least 3 layouts so that take me to week 44.
Not many cards were made yesterday which was a pity but I've done most of the inserts for the Christmas Cards I've made so far. Today I need to finish them off and pack some things made for Mum's Nursing Home Christmas Fair next Saturday.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Sorry a bit late this morning but I don't set my alarm at weekend and its been a long tiring week obviously my body needed a bit extra sleep this morning.
Once again a CAS card using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch with one of the cutest Penny Black Christmas Images.
First my snow now you know I love the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil simply a must have for Christmas cards, you can use it for randomly dotting with a white pen or marking where you want to use Liquid Pearls and it fabulous when you use texture paste but all this takes time. You know by now I pretty much a lazy card maker if I can get away with it so when I discovered that the Be Joyful stamp set from Simon Says Stamp has a Falling Snow stamp and looked how it worked. First off stamp all over the card with Versamark then I used another discovering WOW Bright White Embossing it doesn't set creamy.I'm so please how the snow turned out, be warned I love this so much it will be happening again.
I also used the curved borders from Spellbinders to make my snow drifts which I tried to match on the white mat under the image as well.
The Snowflake Maryann once again from Simon Says Stamp and I don't seem to be able to stop cutting them out twice and layering them. The little button is from MFT cut twice and layered!
Lastly the sentiment is again from Simon Says Stamp from the Holiday Labels set.