Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cheek to Cheek


I thought I had schedule this post but somehow it got forgotten obviously thought I would have time yesterday when I got back off my hols. Since summer finished the day we arrived back I quickly put some washing in and worn myself out sorting it all out.

Back to the card I've used Mo's Cheek to Cheek image for a previous Golden Wedding card, probably the same paper but it was a square one with not much space to make it pretty. So I made an A4 card I think thats what its called basically it a piece of A4 folded in half.

The papers are too short for this size card so some curved Scallop dies one to bring interest and two to add some patterned paper. The leaves are Memory Box, I think are called Lavish Foliage and the die is a second hand one brought on e bay the seller or myself have no idea whose it is.

My heart is an retired Heart die from Simon Says Stamp but I've cut out the centre to add a bit of matching colour. The gold sentiment on the image is from LOTV retired again and I think the fish tail banner sentiment is Simon says Stamp Messages for Everyday

This card was for my Sister and her Hubby who had the 50th Wedding Anniversary while we were away, bad planning on my part.





Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Duck!!!!

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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 Stencil It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week to.
This week the challenge is

Use More Than One Stamp


We are showcasing Honey Bee 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
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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When I plan to buy stamps for a challenge I really need to pay more attention, when I saw Honey Bee Products and I saw this duck stamp I needed to have it. The clue was in the name of the stamp Penny the Platypus but doesn't she make a cute duck. I pretty sure I've seen Penny as a duck before and that why it stuck in my head.

I used my Polychromos to colour her and I carefully cut round one wing so I could add the string to her balloons. Now here comes the use more than one stamp part I stamped the balloons from the stamp set onto the pattern paper and fussy cut them out. Forgot to mention who made the Pattern Paper its Echo Park Happy Birthday Girl.

The tiny sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Messages for Everyday and the balloon string is May Arts Natural Twine String.






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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bella Birthday


A card for a special niece, it's easy to remember how old she is because her Mum was pregnant at our Wedding and since she makes amazing cakes I've Stampin Bella Uptown Girl Ava love to Celebrate.

The papers are Echo Park Happy Birthday Girl and I've used it to paper piece Ava's dress as well as the flowers. The flowers are made using Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Petal dies, the centres are Simon Says Stamp Stitched Snowflakes die ( used the smallest one) and the tiny dots are from a Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlets I used the actual waste from one of the cogs.

I stamped Happy from Simon Says Stamps on the fishtail banner I made using their Stitched Banners. This meant I only had to use the Birthday part of the Simon says Stamp Happy Birthday die. My oval frame was made using Simon says Stamp Stitched Ovals and the I nearly forgot the leaves on my flowers they're Simon says Stamp Forget Me Know flowers die.

I'm not sure whether you are aware but I'm not at home,  I will be later but we are on here.

Oriana 3

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fun day Games


There were loads of photos of the Family Fun Day, I knew I wouldn't be able to do them all and it was tricky to work out which one. We had some old fashioned games, I can remember going to my Dad' works do on their big field and they had egg and spoon and sack races etc

No proper eggs for the egg and spoon race, my niece had a plastic egg and spoons. The papers are Simple Stories and I used some dies from Elizabeth Crafts for my ladybirds/ladybugs, the fence is MFT and the toadstools are Cottage Cutz. Finally the clouds are Memory Box.


The fancy die along the bottom didn't have a packet and where I usually write on the back with a permanent pen there was no company name. The title was American Craft and the laugh arrow was  a die I borrowed from my friend.

There are still some more Family Fun Day Layouts to come.





Friday, May 18, 2018

Flower Cluster



A surprise fell onto my door mat last week with a die for the lastest Simon Says Stamp release Sending Sunshine. My die is called Flower Cluster which is a corner die and I have used it twice here. A small tip if you want to use twice like I have done,  decide on you sentiment and if its stamped do it before cutting the two flowers clusters or at least make sure you have enough room. I'm speaking from experience.

Once I cut the two dies I place tape behind so the sticky side was facing and I place the outline in place. I used a few of the white pieces so it looks like the background is coming through. Then I used green and dark pink card to make my leaves and flowers and yellow for the centres. For some reason I decided that one of the petal of was part of the bud and cut it in a red only to release it wasn't at all but just for today I think I can get away with it.

Since the sentiment I hoped to use didn't fit I decided to use the Message for Everyday the set is made up with these smaller sentiments for every occasion and more. Finally I used the Stitching Butterflies but I also used the body of the Adeline Butterfly.


I'm still trying to work out a better way of photographing my cards and I noticed that several blogs photo above the card and at an angle with some white wooden background. So I thought I would give it a try, need to work out the light, the picture had to be lighten quite a bit but I'm liking the wooden effect paper.





Thursday, May 17, 2018

Anniversary Hugs


May is a busy card making month, anniversaries and birthdays, to start with an Anniversary card I've used Mo's A Rose. It could be used for an engagement card too.

The papers are some scraps of Simple Stories although I think the dotty one might a scrap from another manufacture.

I'm trying to work out what make the border dies are, I think I'm going to have pass finding out. I pretty sure they may be more than one company but as you see anyones will do.

Now the outline heart and the middle heart are from a Simon says Stamp retired die and the tiny heart is from their Holiday Shapes. The flowers are a MFT die but I think that is retired too but I'm still going use because its a favourite.


Mo's Digital Pencil




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Use a Stencil

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

Stencil It   


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 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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Mmmm I think I go carried away with the stencils, I used Oxides for all of the background well except the sequins. The main colour is Squeezed Lemonade and I covered the whole page, if I did it again I would leave a white space in the middle since I now think it was a bit much.

With the help of post it notes and scraps of paper I carefully used the Tim Holtz Roses Stencil and moving it around I placed my roses. I matched up the roses but covered them so I could use the leaf parts. Finally I used the Simon Says Stamp Large Falling Hearts stencil carefully covering up any hearts that may fall on my roses.

I used the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform for stamping my sentiment because I wanted to make sure it showed up well. The sentiment came from the Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages stamp set.

It needed something else so I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitching Butterflies dies, they're out of stock at the moment but I would recommend to use the notify me link because I think they will be flying out of the doors once they arrive back in stock.




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