Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beer Hat

I had the perfect papers for these photos. I had to add the orange because of what my DD is wearing.
The border is a Memory Box die with a sneaky join which even I can't work out.

It's a simple layout to try and speed my scrapbooking up. The title is made up with Cricut letters and Memory Box Alphabet dies.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hedgie Flowers

I'm using my new MFT edging dies not that you can see, my Penny Black image is hiding it along with my Upsy Daisies flowers.

Yes my papers are Doodlebug not sure which pack. I think my leaf swirl die is also MFT.

My image is from a clear stamp set again not sure which and my craft room looks like a bombs hit it so not sure where the stamp set is at the moment. So my first job today is to tidy up.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beer Dwarf

So I needed a card for my BIL who is known as Grumpy and he does love a drop of beer, so this image called Dwarf 6 from Mo Manning was perfect.

He was a bit of a devil to layer, so parts had to have part tucked under another layer but part still had to be on top but in the end he was worth it. Once the layered were dry I used a silver pen for the diamonds on his wrist bands. When that was dry with a cocktail stick and glossy accents I added a drop into each diamond to give them a realistic look.

The papers are some very old ones, some people who have been scrapbooking many years will recognise Basic Grey I think they were called Vagabond. I brought the beer die from Ally Pally and used a white pen and a gold pen to make my label.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Frames with the MFT Stitched Stars to decorate. The sentiment is one that is left on my desk using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners. Since its a mans card that was pretty much it.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Prima Flowers


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Color Inspiration Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the lucky winners of the $50 Vouchers
This week the challenge is

Showers and/or Flowers 

This week we are showcasing Prima 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

Right lets see if I can remember all the details for my card. First off is the Spellbinders Floral Oval I
think in my craft room this die is rated an essential its the perfect size for my cards and US size cards too.

Before I took it out of the die I covered the frame and torn pieces of paper and cover randomly down the one side and used the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil set 3 with Rose Apple Inkpad and Inkylicious brushes.

I decided to use the stencil to make a strip which I had to move the stencil carefully matching up the previous row of bricks then cover what I had already done, don't forget to cover the hole in the stencil, this was my second strip.

I then had to decide on the leaves, I was hoping to use the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves but the leaves were too large for the dainty Prima Angela Flowers. In the end I used the Memory Box Botanical Leaves twice, one of which as been cut to make the stem shorter. Added the flowers or in my case how many could I used, still have some left even after using all of these.

I couldn't find the sentiment I wanted to use so in the end I got out my Simon Says Stamp Sending Die and the matching stamps Sending and Wishing stamp set. The plan was to stamp directly to the card which I did then promptly needed the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners to stamp on the smaller one and cover up my pants one.

The corner of the Oval I didn't like how my inking turned out so I decided to use a Memory Box Pippin Butterfly with the matching Isabella. I do like a back to my butterflies you hide the tape and sticky square which give my butterflies shape.

Nearly forgot the butterfly body is using Doodlebug  Lily White Sprinkles.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Towelling Babe

Forgot to schedule the post, I seemed to do every time there is a new challenge on Everybody Art Challenge this week is for Blue and One colour. In my case its Blue and Yellow, lets not notice the flesh tones I used to colour the body.

My sweet image is obviously a Mo Manning's called Out of the Tub. The papers are Lawn Fawn and my ducks are Memory Box. You may have noticed that there's an odd today stuck to my card thats because I decided you could use 1 or 2 numbers which I have cut and there's double sided tape on the reverse. It will either get used or I'll pop in a plastic baggy with the numbers.

Hope you can join us for our new challenge.

Hope you all had a good Easter break, I had two roast dinners which would be fine but for the wine I managed to drink not a good idea on SW. I didn't get a chocolate egg instead I got a DVD and cuddly rabbit. Still managed to have taste of chocolate from Hubby's and DD.

Today my sister is popping round and we are making a start of 70 little favour boxes.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Air Show

Just one 12 by 12 in the style of a Pocket Page but its one a piece of 12inch paper. I used my Memory Box Stitched Clouds and the retired Simon says Stamp Areoplanes.
I like how I used some of the planes for my title, which are cut with Memory Box Alphabet dies.

Pretty much it, more of a case of recording the fact with some of the photo's and remember I'm trying to speed my scrapbooking since I'm only on 2014.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lamb, Beef, Pork or a pair of Geese!!!

Excuse my title but at Easter there is nothing better than a good old Sunday Roast, not sure why my pair of geese reminded me of that fact but there you are, there's nowt stranger than folk.

Anyway back to my card which is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge midway reminder, this time I've gone for more Spring than Easter and yes I've gone for a really quick card.

My geese are an old Penny Black Wooden stamp that lucky for me doesn't need much colouring. The new edge dies are from MFT, well you have to try them out, do need a bit more practice.

The papers are Doodlebug not sure if they are the Easter pack or the Spring one I have both so it could be either. The flowers are Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea die with the mini flowers for the centres and I've a feeling the sentiment is too.

I've had a couple of rest days, we finished the invitation making late and I knew I had overdone it so I made sure I had a proper rest before going swimming yesterday. I also did some relaxing in the pool which helps with the tension you get when you're in pain. Afterwards I did some colouring ready to card make today while watch the first series of Poldark, yes I know you're all waiting for the third series but has much has I like Aidan Turner ( He made a cute Dwarf in The Hobbit) he's no Robin Ellis.