Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Bearly Sick

Hurrah Everybody Art Challenge is back from our Summer Break with Earth Tones and YES I've cheated again by slipping in quite a bit of red, well some earth is red perhaps not that red but good enough for me.
So I've used the LOTV paper pack glad I had it since it was the only patterned paper that was close enough for earth tones. The sentiment is a Elizabeth Craft die but double layered.
My poorly bear is from Mo Manning called Bearly Sick there is a female version too must put that on my wish list. I think his slippers need a wash though!
Do pop over and check out the team and hope you can join us this week.
Fingers crossed this posts since we will be on our way back from MIL and I have schedule a few. I'm hoping we don't get caught with too much traffic I need to get onto Simon Says Stamp before the new Stamptember goodies get sold.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Piece of Cake

Mmmm not sure about this card wasn't quite how I imagined it and I had difficulties in working out what embellishments to use. I'm guessing this was a card too far but I had been trying to make enough cards to fill my drafts for when we are back from MIL when I know I won't be up to making cards.
The papers are Kaiser not sure of the make now and the image which I will print out again to make another attempt is called Piece of Cake from Mo Manning the sentiment was included with the cake.
I always say I shall show warts and all.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

John's 60th

At the all day crop at Bracknell I started Hubby's Birthday Album, I gave myself a brief of Clean and Simple Scrapbooking which caused a great deal of sniggering amongst my friends. When most of the morning had gone everyone complained how they've hardly done anything where I declared I had made a layout so they called out to show them its the one above and I had already cut the photo to fit the 8inch album. At least I made them laugh!

The Papers are Fancy Pants, I brought the collection pack and apart from plain cardstock I'm hoping to only use the pack.

With a bit of help from some Stamping Up stamps.

American Crafts Thickers, Simple Stories Alphabet stickers and some Simon Says Stamps Alphabet Stickers too.

The last two layouts I made using the front cover of the collection no waste here!
I'll be honest some layouts were quicker than others but in all I made twelve layouts and I still have twice that many to do.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

White Daisies

I did warn you that I've my mice stamps out, this one has to been a favourite. My sister had this stamp and was happy for me to borrow whenever I liked but that meant thinking about it now I have it in my collection and can get it when I want.

The papers are some favourite ones from a card pack why is it I can't cut through favourite paper till its the only one left lucky the brick one had one strip left so it had to go the way of the bricks.
I've used my Upsy Daisy dies from MFT you can see how I'm making cards at the moment just grab my favourite things. The leaves are Simon Says Stamp Cluster leaves die and so the Congratulations is theirs two. The word die is fine but fiddly if you layered it twice but worth it in the end. I find having a pokey tool or toothpick(new one not used) to butt the curves into the letters.

My card making yesterday didn't much happen with several intteruptions they were all good ones but did have an effect on my crafting so I will be hiding out in my craft room till at least two cards are made.

Friday, August 28, 2015

LIM Puppy

I think I maybe in time for Less is More challenge which is for a sketch. My little chap is Penny Black Tranparent Image, I'm always worried that the critters were on the bit of the small size but this set seems to be OK. I did have to stamp him a few times before he was good enough to for colouring.
I stamped one on the angle but the others were for layering.

The paper is an old I think it could be Fancy Pants, I laid a piece up against the image and trim round it, finished with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders. Also with the sentiment that sits on my desk.
I also used a Stitched Frame from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of shapes luckily I decided to this before layering my image when I realised it would be very plain.

I managed to finish Stuart Minion to give to my nephew, now I need to make one for my daughter!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sketch Snowman

When I saw this weeks Sketch Saturday, I remembered the High Hopes Snowmen Heads which were already colour, match made in heaven maybe not.
The first one I tried to add snowflakes and stars from an Cuttlebug die and made the panel with punched rounded corners and left it with white space. Looks fine in real life!

Somewhere along the long I had used the Christmas paper that I had put with the Snowmen heads so I had to find some more. First attempt didn't work not sure if this one was any better. I had given up on the sketch now, how could I add snowflakes to already pretty snowflakes so added some gems to the snowflakes printed already on the paper.

This was the card I was going to put the Snowman head but the colours didn't work so rather than waste it, I added a Simon Say Stamp Snowflake which now looking it could have done with another layer to help it pop. The sentiment on all the cards are a Penny Black one that came with a clear set.

My minds being diverted to crochet a new set of granny square but I'm aware that next week I will be feeling pants so I need to get plenty of cards and things in my drafts.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Anything Goes


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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This week the challenge is


We are showcasing HERO ARTS 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 had seem a card where the images were left black and white and it just so happens that I had the Hero Arts Etched Daisy stamp and thought I would give this a try.

First I made a couple of masks this is how some of the daisies look like they are behind each other.
I coloured the the background with my pencils. I quite like the finished look.
I also cute out a daisy to place beside my sentiment.

The sentiment is made using Hero Arts Handmade die and stamp set but I didn't like the words so I hunted through some Simon Says Stamps and quite a few fitted but I decided I liked this one from Soaring for You the best.

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