Tuesday, February 21, 2017


We are having an envelope theme on Everybody Art Challenge. Now I was sure what was meant by this challenge but time wasn't going to allow me to actually make a envelope nor did I want the stress in making one. So I chose a good quality envelope and decided to decorate it with stamps.

First I had to make some masks for the flowers so that they could overlap, I made five in the end. The foliage and flower stamp are both Stampin Up but could be retired, I know the foliage one is.

I stamped the flowers first and then the foliage moving the masks as I went. I think I may have gone a bit mad but it was quite fun to do.

I decided to do the back, in hindsight I think this is how I should of stamped the front.

Do pop over and check on the team and hope you can join us this week. Meanwhile we off to do a bit of shopping today, I need more white card for stamping my images, stuffing for crochet toys

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Home

Apologies for the crooked photo, this is after I straighten it! Anyway I'm pleased I found the photo on the camera, thought I had sent it without photographing it.

The only problem it was while ago since I made I now having to rack my brain to work out what I used so here goes. First the house is Stamping Up, stripy paper - no idea, the stitched rectangle and fishtail banner both from Simon Says Stamp. Oh the star is too but the sentiment is Altenew on their succulents stamp set.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Yes even my scrapbooking is going clean and simple, well maybe not clean but definitely simple. I'm still doing 2014 photos and there are loads and they need to be quick. The good thing is I have several made up as kits and I think I'm only stuck on December because my Christmas papers are in another box.

So this is at Mason's first Birthday where she order bouncing castle with a ball play pen, for some reason my BIL thought about picking the balls on the lawn. Little did the bigger kids know what he was about to do with them.

Clouds and punched dots to decorate, wish I knew what I did with the punch but I haven't seen it since. The title was a bit tricky took a while to think of one but it works a treat.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Oops done it again forgot to schedule my post for the Mid Month reminder for Penny Black Saturday Challenge of Try or Use something new.

I decided to use the new Snowy die which I have had for quite a while but I know I haven't used it because the snowflakes were still attached in the middle of the main die. My Snowy stamp is an old one so I did wonder whether Penny Black may have altered him slightly in the newer stamps but he fitted perfectly.

The idea of have a neat white border round the image is that he shows up better over patterned paper but I decided to make a square where the bottom half is made with snow using Simon Says Stamps Slopes and Hills die.

I cut the Lawn Fawn square paper with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square then I used it again on my hills and slopes. I prefer doing this way just in case I need to lengthen the square to make a rectangle. Yes that is my favourite Christmas Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Christmas Toys still not tired of it yet.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Crochet Update

Here you can see all the different colours of my Charlotte Cal, I have now crochet the border but I need to find a large space to show it off in its entirety. The wool Stylecraft Special DK, I have a few little ball of each colour left but I plan to make some tiny squares that eventually put together when I enough. I've also got to find another blanket to make.

Excuse my naked Weebee, I recently add a bun to her hair but its make a head a bit heavy. Some crocheters have sewn a nose which I was going to do but I forgot and stitched on the hair cap and it really needed doing before them.

Just need to get round to making some clothes.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Get Well Blog Hop

Mmmmm my camera is playing tricks again with my Square card, looks like its a bit crooked please try and ignore it!

So for this months theme on Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop is for Get Well, decided on what image to use which is always tricky with such fabulous images but I decided on Bearly Sick F and a bit of paper piecing.

I had to print two for the pink heart paper and once for the dark pink for collar and cuffs. The belt I decided to colour along with the rest of the image.

Sometimes Get Well isn't really appropriate especially if its going to be a long journey so I used the Penny Black lots of Love die instead.

The frame is MFT and so are the daisies dies, leaves are CC designs, apart from the frame all the other dies are pretty old now and probably retired. The Stitched Wavy Scallop border is a Simon Says Stamp die.

Now I'm the start of  Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop and you need to HOP, SKIP and JUMP over to Daria. If you get lost pop over the to Dream Team Blog where the whole list is listed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Cute Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
Fantastic Florals 
This week we are showcasing Altenew Products this week. 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I decided to use the Lacy Scrolls from Altenew, first of all I had to make a mask because I knew I wanted to some leaves behind my flower. I use a zig glue pen to make my mask sticky, once the blue glue turns clear its because repositional.

Once that was done I made my background with just the leaves and added a bit of blended green using Inkylicious Ink Duster they are much easier on my poorly hand then a small blending tool. Don't panic if the hairs come out they are the loose ones and check you inkpad after use to make sure a sneaky one has been left behind.

I made my frame using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals but before I place it over my flower I stamped the leaves using the mask I made. Sentiment is a Thankful Heart from Simon Says Stamp.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in