Friday, May 26, 2017

Wild Cuddly Critters

Hopefully I got this right but there are new release from Simon Says Stamp called Cherished.

Coming SOON! New Exclusive Collection, Cherished!

I was very lucky to receive a die from the new release called Eyelet Arch Border, you get both sizes you can see on my card. Sorry can't link this post is schedule before the release but pop it in the search or follow the link from the main page of Simon Says Stamp Shop.

I've used the Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge not sure if the Arch is made for the curve or mine is a bit misshapen (probably caught awkwardly) but I think even mine looks OK.

I love the Wild Cuddly Critters from Simon Says Stamp and the Doodlebug At the Zoo is a match made in heaven what could be more apt than the giraffe paper for my card. A bit of twine which is also Doodlebug finished with some paw prints from Paper Smooches Dog Icons. Now I've used the circle die with the paw print inside but I've only used the paw print. I've copied the shop photo to show you what I mean.
Paper Smooches DOG ICONS Wise Die Kim Hughes Preview Image

The last few days we've been in Cornwall checking the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan so its going to be a day or two before I'll be feeling myself again.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flower Girl

The light and my camera had really played with my colours on this card so please just imagine that they all work brilliantly together in real life.

I rarely use this adorable image from Mo called the Flower Girl 2 well at least I remember using her but I make a word file for each image and this file was missing, there's one now. The reason I make a file is that I check the size works for me and because I need several images for layering of that size. I of course keep the original and try to remember to back them on an external hard disk. Thanks Lou for reminding us in Belle and Bronte clubhouse on FB.

My oval frame is from MFT and so are the Upsy Daisy die. The papers I have no idea there was just a couple paper clipped together. I also made a slit in the dotty card to thread my ribbon through just for a change. I'm pretty centre I had a punch or something that did this but for the life of me have no idea what or where it is.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bear Hugs


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the A Bit Of Sparkle Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Furry Friends 

This week we are showcasing Paper Smooches 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 a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I really wanted to use the cow Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches but they were out of stock so I went for my second idea to use the Chubby Chums Pals I just love the crab and its sentiment but not going to work for Furry Friends!

Why not some Bear Hugs from the Bear stamp instead and he worked a treat even stamped him a hat from the stamp set too.

It just so happens that I have some new Doodlebug paper arrive in the craftroom and you all know how I love their 6inch pattern card packs. This one is called At the Zoo but great male colours and very handy for stamp set that I used on last weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge card.

Yes I've used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, I consider them a essential part of my craftroom and the Stitched Banners as well, apologies they are out of stock for the moment and I stronger suggest you use Notify when back in stock. I also consider the Holiday Shapes and Large Holiday Shapes a must have they have replaced all my star and heart little punches and dies are much easier on my hands as well as the space.

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pink Baby

Mmm not sure I got the colours right here with the flowers and I used Lawn Fawn snowflakes for theirs centres. The papers are some old My Minds Eye that I'm trying to use.

The heart border is also from Lawn Fawn to make it you have to use two of their border dies that come in the set of three.

Of course my cute baby is from LOTV and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp along with their word die which I used fun foam to save me layering card.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pool Fun

This is another seaside layout that uses the same Echo Park collection as last week and the two pages reside side by side in my Album.

Of course the cutie is of course my nephew on his hols in Spain.  The title is cut from a Cricut and the ice cream and the sun are both from Simon Says Stamp but unfortunately the sun is now retired. The rest is from the actual paper collection.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Its a midway reminder for Penny Black Saturday Challenge for Wedding or Anniversary card and this is mine. I've used Penny Black Efflorence and rather than colour I've just left white but I added some tiny beads in the centre to bring interest. Years ago you were able to buy Micro Beads but the company is no more so I've taken to use ones that are used for Nail Art and they are just the same.

The last swirl is a Penny Black one and I do like how I can cut it down and use random bits so it gives me a corner florish. The sentiment I'm afraid is not a Penny Black but a LOTV and its stamped much clearer than you can see here.

I decided on the Kraft card because I knew the white would look striking against it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Crochet Update

We are going to spend a few days in Cornwall soon and I want to be making square on the journey but I have completed all my other ones so I've had to put them to one side and work out the colours of my next lot of afghan square.

This one is called Sunrise Beach from Jen Tyler and its free. I found it very complicated and there are a least two rows that I couldn't for the life of me work out the pattern but muddle through and I may be doing it wrong!

The wool is Stylecraft Special DK and I'm going to make a blue square as well which is why there is a bit of blue on the yellow one which is bugging me at the moment but hopefully will work out once I used Pink on the Blue.

I just like to say that the white borders that I seeing on my PC is actually cream and hoping to get a more cottage garden feel colours.