Sunday, November 29, 2015

Yesterday I managed to finish Hubby's 60th book but I haven't photographed them yet but I haven't shown these ones they were already in the camera.

I had a great day at the crop yesterday although my body is telling me off today. I even managed a couple of layouts as well. My bag still needs to be unpacked and the very important card has to be made today.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Baby Christmas

I've kinda cheated for my Penny Black card today mainly because I haven't made one but I did have this cutie in my drafts. While she is a Mo digi image called Bearly Merry Christmas she is also a Penny Black stamp and I know I'm referring to her as a her she could easily be a he!

The papers are some I brought at the crop I go to each month, there's also a shop well. I also used a Craftwork Card printed sentiment. My Favourite Things crochet border not sure if its still available but I did buy two because its so perfect to join up.

Holly of course is my Martha Stewart punch not sure what I will do if that breaks! The mittens are a Memory Box die that I cut out of the patterned paper and then with white so I could have fluffy edges.

Hopefully Mr Blogger is going to behave and publish this post tomorrow (Saturday) while I'm off scrapbooking at an all day crop (maybe a bit of craft shopping too).

Sunday I have to make a birthday card for my Gt nephew seeing as its December next week and I had it in my head I had another week to go. Luckily the image is coloured and should be dried enough to be posted on Monday for Tuesday. Then I shall write my Christmas cards to double check whether I going to have a mad dash of CAS cards filling up my blog.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry Kraft

I'm now on panic mode and I need some Christmas cards in pretty quick time. The colours I've used on these cards was inspired by Lin my team-mate on Simon Says Stamps.
First of all I confess to separating some of the Stitched Snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp I pretty sure I've read it from someone else's blog. I've only done this for the three smaller ones.
The scallop borders was made using the Stitched Scallop Border from Lawn Fawn and I been playing already with the Merry and Bright die from Simon Says Stamps
The stamped Christmas sentiment is from the Happy Christmas stamp set.

It was only right to use the left over Kraft snowflakes and I believe the design may have been a previous week CAS(e) this sketch.
No cardmaking today packing my bag for the crop tomorrow and usually I'm shattered once its done so I have to rest but sitting resting means I can continue to crochet my squares together. Although I will only be able to do this if Mr Postman brings me some more cream wool.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

December Kit

Once again I've made some quick cards using the Simon Says Stamp December kit. I saw the the little deer and bird and wondered how I could use the paper and not cover up her up. So I didn't and just added a touch of red round the mat and some of the diagonal stripes behind that.  Then added the Merry and Bright using a new die from Simon Says Stamp.

There was a little strip left which also had a deer on, I couldn't throw it away so I made that into a tag.

Another quick card this time I used two of the papers from the kit, cut the presents strip from one sheet and the Christmas ones from another piece. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set that came with the kit and added some of self adhesive sequins that again came from the kit. Although there is a sticker with Do not open Until in the kit I used the one printed on one of the kit papers. A bit of Doodblebug twine job done and still have enough to make loads more cards.

I also made some quick tags using the stamp set, just stamped the parcel on little gift cards and quickly coloured parts of them in. Love the gifts of love sentiment perfect for little tags.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Anything goes


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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To be honest I think my card maybe a bit too busy but I wanted to show case Altenew Lacy Scrolls stamps.
First I had to cut the paper with the Simon Says Stamp Stitch Wavy Stitched Border then I masked it off so I could stamp up to the faux stitching.
Everything had been stamp as the second impress, I found the inkpad I was using was bit inky and it was bit dark.
To make the gold background I used the Brilliance Galaxy Gold inkpad and randomly stamped.
I then used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to make my frame and added the Simon Says Stamps Thinking of you which I cut out of gold card.
Having realised that I needed another flower and leaves I stamped and cut them out, wish I worked out I was going to do that apparently they have matching dies.

I made another simpler but less stamping and used the Simon Says Stamps Diamonds stencil and lightly went over it with some ink even now I think I could have just left it white. I also stamped the verse from Its your Birthday from Simon Says Stamp.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Branch or Leaves

Time for another challenge on Everybody Art Challenge this week is Branch or Leaves. I had previously coloured this Wee Stamps Snowman and I thought a branch was involved but I'm not sure the twig holding the lamp is enough.

So using the Memory Box Tree and Branch dies I kinda of made a tree which when I finished I added some Stickles for ice.

There was loads of tiny bits to layer though it was worth it. I also used the Memory Box Star dies to give the snowman somewhere to look but I cut these out of some glitter card. To finish I used the Martha Stewart Holly punch but I punched out two and cut one to make a three leaf Holly.

It was them my tree looked a bit bare so I coloured another robin and stuck him into the tree.

Do pop over to check out the team and hope you can join us this week.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Paper Piecing

I love this cute image from Saturated Canary that I brought recently in a bundle. The skirt of the dress is ideal if you are colouring with copics but I didn't much fancy it with it with pencils so I decided to paper piece it.

I should of got up and find the Christmas Doodlebug paper that has small pattern but was feeling far too lacy and decided to use this LOTV papers instead. After I made the card I found the holly paper that went with it but too late now.

The idea of using the image to hide the join was a card on Pinterest using one of those Prima Doll stamps you know the ones with no face. I managed to get over Tilda's without a mouth but I don't get the no faces at all. But the Saturday Canary are ideal to do this since they are quite tall images.

To decorate I just got my favourite Holly swirl from Cheery Lyn but I did chop it up. Then some Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade which I love because of their size. The stitched wavy scallop die is also from Simon Says Stamp, original I just cut it out of white and then decided to cut it in the red and carefully fussy cut the border just above the faux stitching.

The sentiment added last but held my breath since everything was stuck down and I had to avoid the dress because of how it was 3d.

Yesterday I decided I need some really quick Christmas Cards by using Pinterest, they all ended in the bin apart from one. So I gave up and coloured some images instead.