Thursday, August 17, 2017

Flower Girl


Isn't this a gorgeous image from Mo Manning called For the Flower Girl its lovely to colour and layer too.

I think the papers are some freebies scrapbook paper that I decided would work for cards better unfortunately there is no name with them.

I've used the fabulous sketch on Mo's Little Challenges on Facebook, had to use it since I love sketches.
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For my strip I used a Marianne Butterfly border die with a bit  of ribbon and my other butterflies are a Memory Box die. The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy stamp who are now no more but so pleased I still have some of their stamps. The scallop frames are from MFT.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Puffins

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the For A Child Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page
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This week the challenge is

Add A Sentiment

This week we are showcasing Impression Obsession Products. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Now for this challenge I thought it was important to use a decent size stamp but in my mind was another card so I made two.

So the first one is using the fabulous sentiment from Thank you Teacher Simon Says Stamp set , now the reason I used Simon's sentiment rather than one of the fab ones from Impression Obsession is because I wanted this fabulous Puffin (he looks a bit of a seagull to me) called Blue Foot.  I brought the one with sentiments but you can buy him on his own but that one is sold out at the moment.

My flying gulls are by Memory Box which are a great finishing touch. I'm trying to work out the patterned paper I think it could Summertime from Penny Black.


Here is the card in my mind using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to make a porthole, I added some strips of scrap card to run across the card to make it look like the outside of a ship. Need some more Oxide colours to make my sea and sky.

The little dots are using a cog die from Tim Holtz Gearhead dies one of the loose dies have little dots inside of it and it works a treat to make dots. The little ship is a Simon Says Stamp die called Sailboat.

I added the puffin, links are above and now to work out what stamp set I used, its OK I worked it out it was Thankful Heart amongst the large sentiments there are some little ones.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lots of Love


Since I'm scheduling my post for the next few days because I'm at a Wedding and staying at the hotel where the reception is being held, I thought I might as well add another schedule post.

It's a very CAS card, in fact I cut the Tim Holtz swirl and backed and then hadn't a clue what to do with it so its been on my desk for a few months. When I gave my son a baby blanket for one of his friends he wanted me to add a card to it. So I quickly added the Penny Black word die in the matching colour.

Not my best work but at least it didn't go to waste and I got a thank you card from the couple in the post which was lovely.


The small baby is getting married today, funny enough the toddler got married exactly one month ago.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Evening at Grandma's


While at the Scrap Cafe crop a few weeks ago a friend there was using a sketch and both myself and my sister used it. This is my attempt helped out with my new star die from MFT.

The papers are some ones but the matched the little chaps shirt perfectly. The tags are Simon says Stamp and the stickers came with the paper pack.

I recently kitted my 2015 photos, I think I'm going to have to up my game it was a busy year still haven't printed a Wedding and a Big Birthday Bash.

Friday, August 11, 2017

get well


I needed a Get Well card for a man and I was totally stuck to think of something. In the end I made my own plasters (see the card below) I was so disappointed with the end result that as soon as my craft money could afford it I brought the MFT plasters.

I made another card but the photographer couldn't photo it right and then I kept forgetting to do it. I finally photo a card that pleased more a bit more. Aren't the dies brilliant.



I'm gutted that where I swim on Friday morning is closed for repairs so no swimming for a few weeks but I plan to sort out my 2015 photos and make some kits up. There is a crop next week and at the end of September its the retreat.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On My Shoulders


It was one of my brother's Birthday this week and I know he dotes on his Grandchildren so I thought this fabulous image from Mo Manning called Shoulders Boy S would work.

The papers are Echo Park not sure on the name of them now but I don't think it recent. I just so happened to have a left over cog corner from Tim Holtz cogs dies so I thought I would use it them I felt it needed some on the right top corner so I cut another one anyway. This was was chopped up a bit to suit my card.

I cut some extra single ones to randomly place, I discovered that some of the dies cut perfect little circles that look like faux brads so I decided to use them. They were a bit fiddly to stick more glue on my fingers sometimes. The sentiment it my favourite one that sits on my desk and I cut the letters out of a die, I think they are Memory Box ones.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

For a Child

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Splatter It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page

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This week the challenge is
For A Child 
This week we are showcasing Neat and Tangled Products. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I need to work out what I used for this cute card first of all I've used Neat and Tangled Prehistoric Clear Stamp Set, I didn't buy the die set  simply because very often I end up fussy cutting anyway. There was moments when I thought I was pushing my luck with cutting out the children but I used a Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress pen round the edges to hide my mistakes.

Yes I did use Oxides to make my scene behind them using Broken China and Cracked Pistachio and Simon Says Stamp Clouds die. I cut out three clouds and used Zig Glue Two Way Glue Pen on the back of them, when the blue glue dries clear its now repositional although I stick on my clothes to take out some of the tackiness.

The Leaves are a Poppy Stamps die called Sprig and I added a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle frame on top and trimmed the ends of the leaves.

I stamped the speech balloon from the Prehistoric but I added the small Happy Birthday from a Simon Says Stamp set but I can't work out which one I've used there are some fun sentiment on the Neat and Tangled stamp set so its a case of finding one that fits.


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