Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jersey Boys


You will have to forgive my blue Telephone box but I didn't think red would work. It looks a simple layout but it was a pain to matt and layer. It seems my software that prints decent photos make weird sizes so I had to cut down to fit.

It's pretty boring but I wanted to make a record of our day in London. The papers could be My Minds Eye. The camera and phone is MFT dies and the Skyline is Memory Box, the Telephone Box is an odd one I brought from Ally Pally a few years back, I have a post box too. The letters are cut from Story Book cartridge from Cricut.

No more Layouts till I've been to the Retreat next week.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rosslyn and Baby Shower


My Rosslyn from Helen Shrimpton is now done certainly learnt a thing or two about crochet with this blanket lots of new stitches. 


Using the same colours I made a comforter and since I was going to give it to the Mum to be at the Baby Shower which was an Alice in Wonderland theme I made a little bunny for the centre.


I stitched the sleeping eyes bit worried about using safety eyes with a young baby.


My niece held the shower at her house and sent the men and my little gt nephew to the pub. She did an amazing job along with my Sister we all had our jobs to do. Mine was to make some pocket watches and keys. My DD made some amazing cupcakes, tasted good too and I helped made the bunny ears for one lot.





My other talented niece made this fabulous Mad Hatter cake specially for the shower. She also reminded me that I didn't show the added bit of the back of Order of Service we did.


Luckily for me I had the Memory Box die which worked for the back. Did mean the pesky red tape came out again. The words were generated on the computer and then with some circle die and MFT Scallop Stitched frames finished it off.

Sorry for the long post and with lots of photos but I want to make sure I recorded everything.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Life is Like a Balloon


On Facebook Mo has two pages one the Bella and Bronte Clubhouse where you show off your makes and a Challenge page . Its worth joining for that alone. 

Well over on the Challenge FB page each month we have a challenge this month its using Life is like a Balloon now this isn't an obvious choice of image for me just look at those skinny arms and legs in the card below but I do love a bargain and you get two main images with a sentiment and if you merge the two together that makes three images altogether.

So today on my blog you get two cards but they're very similar. Above you have the doggy flying over the Zoo paper from Doodlebug At the Zoo. 

The papers for the balloon came from the same paper pack. Its quite easy to do, I insert my images into word and save them the right size for next time so when I need to paper piece I just print on paper not card. 

Using a dry ink like a roller and in my case I use repositionable so I can rub it off, stick the pattern paper on the paper and reprint then fussy cut out. Which also allows me to make extra balloons too.


This time I found the Memory Box Cloud Background in the middle of some scrap card seemed right to use it for the other image. I cut out using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and stuck a blue bit of card behind it. You could blend blue ink on a bit a card but I was in a rush as usual.

The papers are you guessed it Doodlebug, this time I used Yankee Doodle and so are the balloons and the dodgy strings on the extra balloons was with a pen.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pop it Up

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

This week the challenge is

Pop It Up

You can make a pop up card or use 3D foam to pop up elements on your project. We will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme 

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn 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 nearly panicked when I saw Pop Up for a challenge I kept thinking of those complicated cards that need your brain in gear to make. I then double checked and read the rest of the information and you can used 3d foam to pop up you image and I sighed with relief.

But has a DT member I thought I would push the boat out a little by making an Easel card well it pops up!

I had brought this Belated Birthday stamp and die set a while ago when I realised I was permanently late for Birthdays cards at the moment. I had planned to use the words with other stamp sets I have but when this challenge came up to showcase Lawn Fawn I thought why not use the Turtles/Tortoises


I used Lawn Fawn Lets Polka in Meadow for my sky and grass also there's dotty pink in the pack too.
My Border is again Lawn Fawn this time its the Valentine Border die.

With green pattern paper I used Simon Says Stamp Slopes and Hills and their Stitched Banners for my sentiments.

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

Golden Wedding


You may remember I made a Golden Wedding card using a Mo Manning image but I also may a more traditional Golden Wedding Card.

This time I used the Sizzix Bricked embossing folder and my Hougie Board to make the embossed stripes. Lawn Fawn Valentines Border with a bit of gold ribbon to hide my embossed patterned card's join.

The Ivy is a Creative Expression die and the flowers I think are Honey Pot Stamps using a gold inkpad and gold embossing powder.

The actual word were created on the PC and placed in the Spellbinders Floral Oval.

I've now given them to my friend who asked for them, I'm not keen on making cards for others I'm always scared they won't like them which is why I made two. Then they ask how much again I don't like asking for money so I always ask if they have a favourite charity to put it in their pot. In this case the lady is a doggy person and the RSPCA will benefit.

Had a lovely time at the Baby Shower yesterday, now we have to wait patiently for the arrival.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Child Labour



I found the two layouts I made at the last Bracknell Scrap Cafe Crop, I thought they turned out not too bad. The papers are some old Kaiser ones I have but the colours work for the little chap in my Sister's Garden.


The letters I'm pretty sure are Memory Box, the leaves are MFT and I have a stencil with the large scallops so I fussy cut them out.

The tag in the top layout is Simon Says Stamps but I can't remember who makes the sentiment.

My poor blog is suffering and I really must do better, life is really getting in my way. I finally managed to get into my craft room yesterday making my DT cards for this week. My plan is to make the following weeks asap and maybe have a play with all the new stuff that as arrived in my craft room recently.

Today I'm off to a Baby Shower first though Hubby and me have to shoot off to ASDA for some edible glitter for DD to finish some cupcakes.

We are also waiting for another Carpenter/Handyman to ring me back it with only be the sixth one but this one told me to ring him if I he hasn't got back to us over the weekend fingers crossed everyone.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Heart Tree

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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 Stamp It 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

Clean And Simple 


We are showcasing CASual Friday 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! The lovely Michele Gross, owner of Cas-ual Fridays very kindly provided the design team with products to use for this challenge and we would like to say a huge thank you! x
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 knew I wanted this Calm and Loving stamp set from CASual-fridays, I think I was more interested in using the heart blossom stamp to make my own background. There are some smaller heart stamp to fill up any spaces I've missed.

I used Oxides to make my background but I did this before I went on my hols and I'm not sure which pink I used and there are a few. I've checked by making a sample and can confirm its Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple.

I then stamped my tree and using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle cut it out and then used the Scallop Border die again by Simon Says Stamp. I used the rectangle dies for the background I made and the two together to make a rectangle.

To finish I used the Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs stamp set for my large hugs and the it will be ok was with the Calm and Loving stamp set.