Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Clean and Simple

Whoops running late this morning, typically it would be the morning of a new challenge over on Everybody Art Challenge. This week is for a Clean and Simple card which is what I'm doing a lot off at the moment.
I've tried and  possible failed at cutting a little border round my image which I've seen loads of people do but it looks like I'll just do it my way and not bother.
My image is Big Guy Golfing by Mo Manning and it was only right to put him on a golf course. Made with Memory Box landscape die using different coloured greens. My flag is made with the mast of the MFT boat but I can't remember now how I made the actually flag.
I'm pretty sure the papers are Echo Park but don't hold me to that I made this card nearly a fortnight ago and I've been on my hols since then.
To finish off some clouds and the Birthday Sentiment that lives on my desk that I have no idea who it belongs too.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Clean and Simple

Phew it been a busy time luckily I made some CAS before I left for Spain. The first one was inspired by a card on Pinterest, originally I was going to used the Kites from the Simon Says Stamps Soaring for You but decided to use the plane from the same set. The clouds were stamped from the set too. I decided to used the beautiful sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Flowers on my Mind because I thought this card would make a sympathy card for a male friend or relation.

This time I used the Medium Dots Stencil for my multi coloured dots, then I cut it out the Stitched Bundle of Shapes and Stitched Rectangles both from Simon say Stamp.
I thought I would used the Artful Flowers stamps and used the white dot stamp using white pigment ink and  WOW bright white embossing powder, not to one self don't stamp too hard or they blob together.
The leaves are Leaf Column Outline die again from Simon Says Stamp. Must also remember to place the sentiment before putting the card together but the Its your Birthday sentiment works a treat with this card.
Hopefully I will make a card today if I can stay awake long enough.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Christmas Photo Shoot

If by now you haven't realised I've been away to Spain and returned on Friday then I must have done my job well and Mr Blogger has behaved. I'm still scheduling what with a family party yesterday my body is going to go into overload and probably decided its had enough, so I will be on the heavy duty pain pills.
So here's two Christmas layouts very much based on ones I found on Pinterest, sorry about my Holly in the first one seems I got the light wrong and have an awful shadow something else I will sort out once I feel better.

The papers are Simple Stories do love them for Scrapbooking may have to source some more for crops and retreats. Has you can see I like to use all the dies I use for card making that way I can justified more!!!
Of course if you have a sweetheart like my nephew all the paper in the world takes a back seat.
I may be out of action for a few days but I have a few cards for the next few days but I have to make one DT card for the mess I made of my list before I went away. Guess it will be Clean and Simple again.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebrate You

There wasn't a planned card for today but I made a bit of mess of the to do list for one of my DT cards and  forgot they changed it and it just so happened that it was a Penny Black.
Actual fact I'm rather pleased how it turned out especially when I cut the image mat diagonal and thought I mad a bit mistake but not it looks fine.
The patterned paper is Doodlebug and I used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles for my framed sentiment which again is Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday stamps. I also used the stitch line from the Bundle of shapes from Simon Says Stamp.
The tricky part was stamping the number plate without the original words, then finding one small enough to fit, it is a bit far up but it will have to do.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Purple Valerie

Still Clean and Simple and another one for my Christmas pile. I layered my snowflakes but I thinking I need some white foam which will save me from layering. Whoops I didn't add a bit of white to her buttons its surprising such a little things as a affected will do that before putting in the box.
My snowflakes are from Simon Says Stamps, my icicles are a punch from Martha Stewart and those fabulous papers are Doodlbug, must see if they are still around and buy some more.
Of course my adorable image is of course from Mo Manning, she is called Valerie in Winter, you actually get three images and they are ideal for CAS cards which we all need for the making Christmas card.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow we are having a family get together, I hope this is something we can do every year so that our little family has it becomes more and more extended can keep in touch now that we've lost the lynch pin that held us together.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


The pattern for this little chap was on the front of the Love Crochet, I had to buy a back order of it so I could have the pattern. I was really pleased with the finish result although the felt toes and pads were a b****g to stick will have find something thats less messy and actually sticks straight away.

Here you can see more clearly his feet and his two tone ears. I packed him in a jiffy bag and I sent him as a present to some one who is always supportive and lovely also I keep forgetting her Birthday. Not sure a hand made gift will make up for it but it might help.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Anything Goes


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Favourite Technique/Product 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


It's time to let your imagination run wild and create whatever takes your fancy !
We are showcasing our very own SIMON SAYS STAMP EXCLUSIVE 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'm still in my Clean and Simple phase and I wanted to used the new Simon Says Stamp My Sunshine stamps and die.
Now when I saw sneak peeks of the new release I'm sure I saw a sun with what I thought holes cut out but that wasn't what I received then I noticed the dotty stamps in the stamp set, that would be why. So I stamped my sun and with the Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink I stamped the dots in each ray. Then I used WOW white embossing powder and yes that was the sun I saw and now I'm happy.
My little girl is of course Pure Innocence which is perfect for paper piecing which helps to bring the papers together which are Echo Park.
Love the sentiments with the My Sunshine stamp and I was determined to use one of them and I thought this one was perfect. To finish my card I added some clouds using the cloud dies from Simon Says Stamp Lets Fly a Kite.

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