Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anything but a card

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

Anything But A Card


This week we are showcasing We R Memory Keepers 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I had that sinking moment when I realised the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is for Anything but a card.

But I have in my possession a die that could make my life easier and that is the Tim Holtz Sizzix die for a matchbox.   It was very easy to adjust the W R are Memory Keepers Urban Chic papers 6 inch papers on the die but you do have to make the base and drawer wrap separately.

I used a bit of Doodlebug Beetle Black twine to make my handles and stuck them all together to may a little chest of drawers.


Time to decorate, I needed flowers, this time I used Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea die but I add some Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes for theirs centres, the pearls I found in my stash. My leaves are Penny Black Jolly Holly die that I recently brought. 


Apologies for the dodgy photos, I take my cards with a photo stand ( I know I still manage to take them crooked) but my little chest I had to take them free hand and the camera doesn't cope well with shaking hands.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bella Fairy


The Everbody Art Challenge is now fortnightly so there's still time to join us. That means this Tuesday there is now challenge card but I made a card using a Stampin Bella stamp that I've been meaning to use.

The papers are Doodlebug from Summer last year, maybe a bit busy but I kep t the image simply and embellishments to the minimum.

I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle for my image, I didn't need to worry about chopping off her wings since I was layering another set. The flowers are a Memory Box die that seems to work well with punch circles for their centres and the leaves are theirs too with another flower die I was experimenting with.

I had to use Simon Says Stamp Stitched Fishtail banners for my sentiment because stamping directly to paper after sticking everything down never works for me and I have to hide my badly stamped sentiment.

I had great plans for card making yesterday but my body had a mini meltdown possibly I may have been overdoing it. But I have sorted my scrapbooking out did take longer to do and I have loads to do so I need to learn some fast scrapbooking.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Foam Hearts


This card was bit of an experiment and sort of inspired with this weeks Freshly Made Sketch but I had turned it and one of the mats are Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners.

The little Hedgie is a new one stamp for me, its a clear set called Party Friends and I decided to use the Stacked Hearts again from Simon Says Stamp. I used foam with the die but coloured some of the foam hearts using copics, although the colour in RL does show up better I don't think I would try again.

I added a bit of Doodlebug twine and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from their Uplifting thoughts.

Today I'm going through the rest of my 2014 photos and scrapbooking paper to make up some kits ready for crops and a retreat in March.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Crocheting Update


Planning for the trip to Falmouth at the New Year I decided to take the grey wool and the 12 square of Charlotte Cal, I did manage to complete quite a few but it left me one ball to complete five remaining and you guessed it I ran out before the last one was done. I ordered another one and maybe some other wool this was so I didn't pay postage!

There was me thinking my next colour was cream and I discovered for Part 3 I had to use the grey for one row all around the square, it was touch and go but lucky me that extra ball of grey just managed to get round all of them phew.


Whilst waiting for my grey wool I started a Laura Tegg Weebee doll, she sure has a big head and I've discovered the brown wool I'm using for her hair is coming up small, so I've frogged it (frogging it what its called when undoing what you've crochet) and will use a larger hook.

Recently I've been involved with a discussion about how blogging isn't as popular as it used to be. Many people are happy to use the like button on FB and Instagram rather than commenting on peoples blog. Made me think why did I blog in the first place. One of the main reasons was that I had a record of what I made and few times I've even check how I colour or used a die from a past card. I've always blogged for me and I know that my posts aren't everyday like it used to be but there are more than one reason why thats happening although I plan to try and do better.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Whispers


Feeling pretty good about this card, used some old Scrapbooking papers that I cut into 6inch square, I think they could be My Minds Eye but we are talking possibly several years ago. I also got to use the new image I've recently got from Mo Manning its called Whispers.

It was bit of nightmare to use the curve border die but I think I managed to make each side even. I used my all time favourite Floral Oval from Spellbinders its my go to oval when I want a frame, its a bit of pain to drawn round the middle to handcut the centre out but its so worth.

Trying to find some flowers in hope they will replace my EK punches they have had several years of constant use and I feel their days are numbered.

The words are Impression Obsession die, perfect size.

Well its suppose to get really cold here, well cold for the UK with gales and wait for it SNOW so the whole country will come to halt for a few cms but we wait and see.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winter Birthday

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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 New Something Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Winter Birthday


This week we are showcasing Lawn Fawn 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Phew just made a card in time for this weeks challenge, I like to have my DT cards done at least a week before, this one was made yesterday.

I had already coloured the Lawn Fawn Winter Fox so it was just a case to use the die but I still layered him. I coloured the scarf to match the Reverse Confetti Warm Heart Papers which I used because they were new.

I had this idea to use the patterned paper to peek through but I wanted it to give a bit interest to what will be a quick card so I used Simon Says Stamp Scallop Stitches and Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitched Borders die.

 I really liked how it worked out and I added the another piece of patterned paper to mat it. Once I decided where I would put my fox I then used Simon Says Winter word die using the matching paper, even lined up the dot on i with the stripes.

I hunted through my stamps to find individual words, I found some on Simon Say Stamp Best Hugs. Since its a Winter Birthday there had to be a snowflake and I used Simon Says Stamp Maryann die and used the pattern papers.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Baby Bubbles


Yes I still can't get my act together and schedule a post just in case my body refuses to wake up but I'm here now and must do better well thats my plan.

Lucky for me the new challenge on Everybody Art Challenge is for Anything Goes and making a card at last minute meant somethin quick and simple. On another note the challenge is now once every two weeks but fingers crossed I will still post on Tuesday although non challenge weeks will be Anything I fancy card!

So back to my card which is using Baby Bubbles from Mo Manning, it cried out to be paper pieced and of course Doodlebug papers are ideal for this technique. These papers could be old ones since the front cover is missing but I know my Doodlebug papers.

Normally I would use Glossy Accents for my bubbles but I needed to photo my card before it got dark so I used a Wink of Stella pen instead but still prefer glossy accents because it gives dimension as well as looking like water.

Sentiment is an old Stamping Up and their punches and the butterflies are a Kars punch.