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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Heart You

I can't believe I didn't get time to make a Penny Black card last week. I don't card make everyday like I used and one of the days I do was taken up with making Order of Service covers. There was three of us making 50 of them, I know how the bride wants her invitations so if we thought the Service ones were fiddly wait till we start the invitations.

I do have a Penny Black card in mind for the mid month reminder for Penny Black Saturday Challenge so fingers crossed that the next two days behave themselves.

Now that Everybody Art Challenge is fortnightly and the new one isn't till next week I have a very quick and simple card using a Mo Manning Heart You, thats Hubbys Valentine done then.

The papers are some dotty ones I found and the frame is from MFT, the hearts are the Simon Says Stamp Doily Hearts and Holiday Hearts and Stars. Finished of with a retired stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and the Stampin Up Scallop Oval and Oval punch.

Just had to layer up the little chap and my work is done.

I nearly done my Charlotte Cal blanket, its all connected and now starting the full border, the bit I hate because its now too heavy for my neck and shoulders so I'm trying to get that done asap but have to keep stopping to have a rest.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Singing Elf

Just when you thought my blog was safe from Christmas Cards only to find this. First of I hadn't used these fabulous Singing Elves and I had coloured them for another challenge which because I was ill I wasn't up for making the card. So it was only right to use at least one of them, this one is Singing Elf Wynn, I think possibly they need to shrink a bit more for all three to make it on one card.

Yes those papers are Doodlebug Polar Pals, my favourite pages are nearly gone but I still love the colours. My Snowflakes are Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn, the larger ones first cut with fun foam.  Yes that is my favourite Christmas Sentiment and I stamped before layering and therefore it stamped properly.