Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunflowers


Found these lost in my list of posts, they're using Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers. I used Oxides instead of actually colouring with pens or pencils.

The top one I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares, a corner punch and finally the sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages.


This time I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes. I actually stamped the background with Simon Says Stamp Good Reading Background stamp but using a torn bit of paper so it doesn't stamp across the whole rectangle, also I used the second impression because I didn't want it to stand out.

I used the Lawn Fawn Belated Birthday set to stamp my belated but the birthday sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lets Pretend


Can't believe how grown up this little lad is now, I really need to scrapbook faster if I'm ever to catch up. Apologies for a crooked photo but 12 inch layouts are even more difficult to photo than small cards!

The papers are from the Goodie bag from the Scrap Cafe Retreat not sure which retreat. The cutley die is either Paper Smooches or Avery Elle. I really must source a cupcake die I'm pretty sure this is one of Scrap Cafe dies that I've used.

I'm going to an All Day Crop on Saturday but it looks like I will be making Christmas Cards. I've printed some samples from Pinterest and will then be able to work out what to take. I'm pretty sure if I gathered up all my Christmas stuff it won't fit in the car!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chill


Its nice to have a break from assembly line Christmas Cards and use some of my favourite Mo Manning images. This little cutie is called Chill and I used my favourite make of papers Doodlebug.

The scallop border is Lawn Fawn and the frame round my image is MFT. The snowflakes are Simon Says Stamp along with teeny tiny ones from Lawn Fawn.

To finish a bit of ribbon and I can fit into normal post bow. The fluffy edges on her hat and coat is a mixture of flower soft and fun flock. Her icy breath is some glossy accents and a lot of glitter.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Furry Friends

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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 Snow White Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Furry Friends


We are showcasing Newtons Nook Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I'm working a few weeks in advance in order to free up some time for assembly Christmas Cards so apologise for any sold outs on Simon Says Stamp.

So to start my cute furry friend is obviously Ornamental Newton Stamp and I also have the die which I have used but to be honest I could have easily just stamped on the white. But it will be useful if I decide to use him again and put him on patterned paper.

Now I love non traditional colours and this pattern paper pad from Pink and Main called Frosty was crying out my name. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval to cut out the centre but you easily used any shape.

I think I brought the Believe die and Stamp set early this year too late for my Christmas cards, so I'm loving using it on everything! The sentiments are brilliant used it on a Scrapbook layout as well this year.

The Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips are MFT, I actually cut this out first then stamped the sentiment using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I do have a Misti but I only have a tiny workspace that I have to clear to open the side/top but the stamp platform the front comes off and I can stamp using the space I actually work on no clearing up the mess I make. To be honest what sold it to me was a Scrapbooking telling me I can use it on 12 or 8 inch cardstock!

Right back to the card my Bauble is another Simon Says Stamp die called Lulu and I used their Pine Needles die well I had some already cut from my Christmas Card assembly line.



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Believe


Here's the card inspired by my Rejoice one for Snow White Simon Says Stamp Wedneday Challenge and I had a assembly line going to make another six cards.

This time I decided on only having two poinsettias one I think it works. The only difference is I used the Believe die and stamp set.

Need a lot more Christmas card to be made, I think I may have to buy some!!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Water Play


Ok they are pretty awful photos but the story and the my nephew's cheeky face is worth Scrapping. I hope it shows up better if you click on it.

I have a bag odd's and sods left from 3 packets of Echo Park boy papers and stickers which I have used. The paper that looks like wood and the green are other odds that worked with them.
I wanted a big letters so I cut them on the Cricut.

While doing this from a sketch I found on Pinterest I realised I made something similar. I had a real job to find it and in the end I copied it from my Scrapbooking on Pinterest because I couldn't find it on my Scrapbooking Blog All in One Place.


Inspired from MJ layout

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sizzix Robin


Sorry for the yellowy white card having real problems photo white cards which is a pain since I love white cards a lot.

While I was smooching on Amazon I saw this robin and decided he could be useful well 6 cards useful. He was a bit fiddly to assembly especially as I decided to ink round the die cuts to make him more life like.

The Holly and Mistletoe swirl is Cheery Lynn, I think and my sentiment is a clear LOTV. I dotted his eye with a white pen and I played with my corner punch to make a bit more interest in what is a plain card.


Thursday, November 09, 2017

Ragged Winnie


I sorted out my Christmas box of papers and I found some really old ones, this one is Basic Grey out of 6inch pad but was too gorgeous to cut and use so it never was till now. still couldn't cut it.

So my gorgeous image is from Mo Manning called Raggedy Winnie, I actually printed on the patterned card for my base image and then coloured and fussy cut as normal. There were a lot of bits to cut and I could even do more with her skirt, I might do next time.

Christmas Cards means that my favourite dies are on my desk, so thats Simon Says Stamp Maryann snowflake and their Poinsettia Parade dies, along with their new Pine Needles Trio.

I did cut another strip of patterned paper but I needed of bothered its barely noticable, ribbon and a bow to finish.

I should of been making DT cards yesterday but instead I made another 9 supposedly quick cards.

I've just been to Mo's shop to get a link for my image and found out that there is a Coloured Version not sure I would like to print off several to make my layer image but could be handy if you want to make quick cards.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Snow White

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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 Gift Tag Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Snow White

Lots of options here, you could add snow to your project or use a lot of white on your creation. We will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme!
We are showcasing Reverse Confetti Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I saw the Snow White Challenge so I took it literally meaning a white card with a touch of red for Snow White's lips are red as the rose. It also meant I could use Simon Says Stamp Rejoice die.

You could be asking where's the Reverse Confetti product well its the amazing Pierced Round Top die. To start with I planned to used a small one and add a white bouquet, but I was looking at it and wondered if I could use the large one to make the actual card.

It was so easy to do, I just lined up the fold at the edge and run it through the big shot, you just have to make sure you cutting the right side. I did manage to make one opening the wrong way. I was so please how it looked and another 6 was made for my Christmas cards. Oh I using some Linen Card I think it makes my cards look more expensive!

I was pleased that the Simon Says Stamp Pine Needle Trio arrived in my craft room, they made a base for my Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade still my favourite poinsettia die. I found some small red pearls in my stash but I've recently brought Nuvo Red Berry drop the plan is not to buy as many gems in the future.



Here's a clue what I used for the same card but using the Simon Says Stamp Believe Stamp and Die set.


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Monday, November 06, 2017

Quick Card for a Baby


Look what I found in my drafts, forgot I made this probably because it was a rush card and it left the house with the glue barely dry.

My son asked for a baby girl card, I didn't have one in my already made box and didn't have time to colour a image as well make the card so MFT dies and stamp came to the rescue.

I used the cuttlebug heart embossing folder, long since been retired but still a firm favourite in my craft room. The frame is using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and the Congratulations die I think could be Paper Smooches.

I had some old pink scrapbooking papers that I knew I would only use for card making so I had cut them into 6 inches squares so I couldn't find a manufacture, they are old but I think they could be Pebbles.

I cut them with MFT Baby dies, the line and pegs came with the die, a little bit of pink ink dusted round the edges to finish off. Once I had stuck everything down I decided to stamp the sentiment and I'm not convinced that its straight!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Happy Birthday


Christmas cards came to a halt while I made a special card for a special lady. I used the Art Impression stamp who are brilliant with grown up images. I paper pieced her outfit to match the patterned paper in the card.

The balloon are some really old dies which I have no idea whose but most companies make a balloon die. I think the numbers are Memory Box but I need a really small set of numbers which I will be on the search for.

Flowers are a die I randomly brought somewhere but the centres are circle punches and the sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp.


Happy Big 70 Birthday Christine.



The birthday girl is wearing the sunglasses and the other lady is my other SIL, I thought I would show this layout here so it doesn't pop up on my timeline on FB. I can't remember the occasion but I do know that neither have worn the dress again!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Wishing for Snow


Its Christmas cards all the way now with a few Birthday along the way. I've got some new dies but its my favourite Christmas images. This one is from Mo Manning called Wishing for Snow (I'm really not).

I do like nontraditional colours and the Kaiser papers tick this box, favourite dies I think are Simon Says Stamp, a bit of lace and ribbon. All thats left is the LOTV sentiment cut out with some circle punches.

The hardest part was all the layers and making sure the right ones were laid first.

Presents are starting to be brought and food lists are made up. Like every year we are going to buy less, we will wait and see if that works.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags

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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 Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Christmas Gift Tag


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 them we would love to see them used.
We are also joining in with, and sponsoring, Tracey McNeely's 25 tags of Christmas so you have 2 chances to win a $50 Gift Certificate! One on this challenge and one on Tracey's Blog!
We are kick starting the event as today is Day 1

CLICK HERE to add your tag to Day 1 of the 25 Tags Of Christmas link system
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I recommend bookmarking Tracy's Blog, I've seen the some sneak peeks on amazing tags coming in the next 25 days. I'm almost ashamed to show my little tag and my effort to make a seasonal photo. Yes the Christmas Salt and Pepper pots have been dusted ready for my Christmas posts.

Now my cute tags are made using some Oxides but first I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Snow Falling back ground stamp with Versamark and embossed using WOW Bright White embossing powder.

I then cut out my tags using the Simon Says Stamp Large Tags dies, then out came the Oxides I used Broken China. Salty Sea and Faded Jeans to make my snowy sky. My snow drifts are cut using the Simon Says Stamps Slopes and Hills dies.

My cute reindeer is another die from Simon Says Stamp called Retro Deer die, just used a black pen to dot an eye and found some small red pearls for nose out of my own stash but you easily use Nuvo Drops or Liquid Pearls.


To finish I've used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Flakes and added a sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Retro Christmas stamp. The back of my tags are a bit messy so I cut some more white tags to stick to the back and stamped the to and from which are also in the same stamp set.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Snowflake Swirl


My Stampin Up friend as sort of given up and I haven't seen the latest Autumn and Winter catty probably a good thing. The card making girls at the crop has the most beautiful swirly winter stamp and I thought I would check to see if I had anything like it. The answer was no but I found this old clear stamp and thought I would have a play.

I just used some turquoise ink pad and some Snowflake dies, I think they could be Simon Says Stamp.


The tricky part is which way.


Or a different colour but in the end I made a few with the Turquoise colour.

All in all another six done.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Silver and Blue Snowflakes


I'm rather impress with myself this week because I've made over 20 Christmas cards, OK they are all clean and simple but they done. When I was at The Scrap Cafe Retreat I was sitting with some card making friends and one of them was making beautiful Snowflake cards which as inspired me to make some of my own.


I've used Various Snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn. I've also tried different finishing. Plain, using a corner punch and mat, layering also using the corner punch.


The sentiment is LOTV and the silver twine is actually silver yarn. I've also been trying to use a daylight lamp to take photos and now a whole load of photos with yellowing white cards.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hush


I didn't need this Baby Girl card using Mo's Hush image, I'm not disappointed since the intended baby is fit and well but I know my four year old nephew is over the moon that the baby is a boy.

This image is another that works in blue as well as pink I've used my favourite dies. The floral Oval from Spellbinders but I use a craft knife to cut out the centre, the La La Land corners, Simon Says Stamp Baby word die with the coordinating stamps and finally the Penny Black cluster of hearts. Which has a heart not connected  which I've used round the sentiment and as you can see I cut another one to balance it all up.

The papers are some old ones from LOTV which I trying to use up.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Modern Anemones

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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 Photo Inspiration Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Anything Goes


We are showcasing Wplus9 Products this week! You don't have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have some we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I've used Modern Anemones from Wplus9 and I knew I wanted to make a black and white card. I layered a bit of white between the two pieces of black to give the card a bit of depth.

The flowers were easy to do by colouring only the centres and I use a fine tip pen to do the tiny stamens. I simply fussy cut the flowers, each flower is cut out three times one to be my base. The second I embossed on the back with a large embossing ball tool and the third one minus some petals. I made the leaves in the same way but only had to cut two of each set of leaves.

I wanted the flowers to sit on something so I thought I would use the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners and I stamped the Uplifting Thoughts stamp leaving a space for one of my leaves.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

A Bit of Magic


To be honest the only reason I brought the Simon Says Stamp If the Hat Fits was I absolutely love this sentiment. I stamped the hats on my main image mat but then stamped on a couple of pieces of Doodlebug so I could paper piece them.

The crack in the wall stamp which I may have got too excited and stamped a few too many is a Hero Arts. I brought it more for Scrapbooking but it a fun stamp to use.

To finish I coloured the buckles on the hats with a gold pen.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Quick and Easy Scrapbooking


A couple of layouts I made at the retreat which reminds me I've a couple to finish off in bag from the last crop probably do that today. I'm using some scraps of Simple Stories kit and found the Born 2 Race in one of my craft boxes not sure what it was but it could have been a key ring.

I made my flowers to try and match the ones on the paper and also with the leaves which I know are MFT.


I've had these papers years, the stars were on one of the sheets but I cut them out so I could place them where I wanted. A few stickers and a title and it was done.