Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Friends

I'm struggle with making cards again! So today's card is using a sketch I found on Pinterest and it couldn't be more CAS than this not a flower or lavish foliage in sight.
Luckily I think I would have found it a problem adding flowers because I would be covering up the pretty flower paper from Doodlebug.
Now my little chap come has a Slapstick stamp from Penny Black called Easter Friends, already mentioned the papers are from Doodlebug. Although the papers was for another coloured stamp which I now have to find matching papers for.
Sorry for the quick schedule post hopefully by the time you read this I have made at least a couple of layouts. Yeah right who am I kidding.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Vintage Blanket

Oh dear no card for today but I do have the final result of my Vintage Blanket, I'm calling it that because of the colours especially has I used a stone colour for joining and my attempted a scallop border.
I do love the raise border which is probably why I'm too lazy to find another way of joining the squares.
I have another idea for a granny square blanket but my DD brought me loads of animal colours and if I brought yet more I will have enough to open a shop!

Here's my Edward Menagerie that I have made so far, they are sitting on my Poppy box which I can't bear to part with yet.
My bags are packed and this morning I'm going swimming to try and loosing up my tense muscle and joints. Then after lunch we shall be leaving, although its not far if we leave it too late we shall get caught up with Friday Afternoon rush hour. A whole weekend Scrapbooking only hope Mr Mojo returns or it will be a weekend annoying my sister and friends!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flowers on My Mind

Oh dear running out of cards, haven't been up to going into my craftroom much this week and the one card I did make I can't show till next week. But I'm OK for today and I've already made a card for Saturday and I do have some really bad Scrapbooking to show soon!
I was once again practising embossing the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamps, I did know this technique but had forgotten.
Loving my Friends on my Mind flowers and impressed with my fussy cutting, keep forgetting to buy the dies.
The black Liquid Pearls are so perfect for the flowers and I added a few dots in round the sentiment.
All in all quite a quick card if you have the dies and didn't have to cut them out.
Today I plan to pack my scrapbooking bags, yes I did say the plural of bag.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Experimenting for Anything Goes


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I was playing around with techniques rather that using the pens and since I took the Stretch Your Dies class I was experimenting with dies. I coloured my Acrylic block with different greens and misted then stamped over my Clustered Leaf die and I loved how this turned out I had to use it.
I had the new Simon Says Stamp Artful flowers stamp set arrive and while I'm loving the Flowers on my Mind I wanted to love the new flowers too.
This time I coloured the stamp with the pens and then misted before stamping then using the matching dies cut out. I added some Liquid Pearls for theirs centres
Now my Wishing die although would have fitted by overlapping the leaf but I wanted it smaller and a little trick with fun foam I learnt in the class and I now have mini Wishing cut out.
I also used the stitched rectangles for the centre of my card. Phew what a lot of details for a CAS card.
Then I forgot to put what sets I used for the pens, I had the Esentials and the Floral Ones.

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Background dies

I've have joined in with the Stretch my Dies classes, these are the first ones I've done. I've always been put off by the thought of watching you tubes for ages while the card is made. But was impressed that they rarely went over ten minutes, there's also a pdf download for each class.
While some of the things I already knew but it was nice to be reminded but has I said in a previous post there were a few things that I didn't think off.
One of them was to use several dies to make a background, although I didn't make a background, more like a little scene with the Simon Says Stamps with the sun in colour and sunshine die set, the little birds from Home Building die set. Also my favourite die which is permanently on my desk Lavish Branch from Memory box.
The sheet of patterned paper was left over from a card and although the class one used plain card I love how this turned out apart from the sentiment which need one over the top. Some matching sequins and job done.
Can I just say that the sentiment may look sloping but I can say honestly its straight, its the photographer whose done a bad job.
Back at 1pm with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This week challenge on Everybody Art Challenge is for Turquoise and Brown, OK so I cheated a bit on the Brown by using Kraft card. In my hurry I've just noticed I missed adding a couple of pearls in the die ribbon on my hearts.
My laughing baby is from Mo's shop but it is called Happy personally I think he is laughing because with all those new teeth he parents haven't had much sleep lately.
The papers are LOTV and I experimented with the a punch for making a different border round the oval because I thought my crochet border was bit girly. You can see what punch I used as I used it for the border down my card. The hanging hearts are Memory Box and the Baby is from Simon Says Stamp along with the sentiment.
It really is a pretty CAS card but simply doesn't look it.

Hope you can pop over and check out the team and join us this week.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Good Luck

I was in two minds getting Erin from Mo's Shop but you need Good Luck all year round and I don't think it will be necessary to colour in green either but my idea was to make a card for the 17th March but it didn't happen.
You will see her again because I loved colouring and putting her together in layers although they were fiddly.
The papers are LOTV and the sketch was one I found on Pinterest which left me with a lot a space which I don't think I filled up that well but I wanted to get lots done last week.
So I grabbed my old EK success flower punches and punched out three well it looks a bit better.

Our journey to MIL were good ones but it doesn't look good its quite obvious now she doesn't have the strength to look after herself although we were told she had perked up the day we arrived. It may be necessary to drop everything and just go so if I don't blog that will be the reason why.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


 I think I may be getting the hang of these pocket pages and I'm starting to like doing them. I only use them when I have loads of photos I want to use like these from my nephews photo shot. How could I decide which ones not to use.
Lots of dies used here although I have just realised my caterpillar had no eyes will have to rectify that.

This is the large photo to go next to the pocket pages in the album. I fiddled with those flowers for ages and decided something was missing. So added the leaf swirls and used the Stampin Up gunchy stamps. I was looking for mouse cut outs that I had already done and put with other bits for when I was suppose to make this at a crop and found the cork stars. I wish now the Y was standing up rather than hanging down but it well and truly stuck so no chance of changing it now. Oh and I did find my mice.