Saturday, October 22, 2016

Doggy Stockings

I can't believe I've made one card this week, I have all my DT cards for next week to do yet. I'm not sure what I was thinkin when I placed all my card mats off centre including the sentiment, probably trying to prove something but that part of my card is bugging me.

Now I've used the Penny Black Jolly Critters but I have to confess the doggy and the stocking were connected but I got my scissors and they parted ways. This meant I could stamp as many stocking has I fancy without have to stamp part of the dog. This allowed me to make several to make a banner.

The stripy paper is from a Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus and I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares to make frame and card mat. And yes that is that sentiment again from Christmas Toys you know I love it.

Well the cards are not going to make themselves while I sit here on the PC.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog Hop

Not only is this another Halloween card its my theme for the Blog Hop. This is my final Halloween/Fall card I really need to sit down and make those pesky Christmas Card especially the thin ones for the post.

So back to my card, I've used the Lawn Fawn Lets Polka in the dark, using the Simon Says Stamp Hills and Slopes. The fences I've used recently and they are from Impression Obsession called Country Fences.

The tree is Memory Box Birch Tree, the bats and spiders are also Memory Box, finally the grass round the tree is MFT. My brilliant image is Hobson on Halloween which you can find in Mo's shop.

Since I'm the first point of call on Mo's Blog Hop  and now you need to Hop, Skip and Jump over to Olesya.

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so make sure you comment on everyone in the blog hop posts.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Think Pink


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Totally Resistible 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

Think Pink

As you know October is breast cancer awareness month. Apart from using some pink on our creations we all need to have a good feel of our breasts and if we notice anything unusual then we need to get them checked by a Doctor. If you are due for a Mammogram, make sure to make the appointment!
This week we are showcasing Pink And Main 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

You may recognise the sketch because I used it for my Halloween card a couple of weeks ago. So I layered the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid and their Beachside Pint Size .

I then used Simon Says Stamps Bundle of Shapes rectangle to make the main mat and I then cut the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops to finish it off.  My border is Simon Says Stamps Scallop Stitched Borders and the strip is a die that comes with Bundle of Shapes. They both needed a join which is hiding behind my penquin.

Apart from the actual Penquin and the wheels of the truck everything else was paper pieced using the Lawn Fawn papers. The stamp set I used was Pink and Main So Cool and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Uplifting Thoughts.

But there was too much white space, well in my eyes there was so I got the the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and cut out some tiny stars out the scraps of paper that was left.

I want to thank everyone for the lovely Birthday Wishes and a big Happy Birthday to Hubby for today.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Mmmm I thought I scheduled this post, good job I checked my blog. I was away at the weekend at a The Scrap Cafe Retreat and now I'm home I've crashed and burned. Bags have been emptied but it all has to be put away and layouts to be photographed before placing in albums.

Meanwhile I thought this would post itself, its my favourite challenge of a sketch on Everybody Art challenge

My little chap is a LOTV stamp and I'm really pleased I now have the digi much easier on my hands. I have to stamp about five or six times to get all the parts to layer the image, trouble is I don't think I can part with the stamp.

The papers are Doodlbug and the clouds are La LaLand, the sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp. The twine has cheekily replaced the band across the sketch. I didn't like the plainness around the outside so I added some faux stitching in a white pen but it didn't quite work but it had to stay.

I still not planning on doing too much today, maybe put things away and maybe colour some images ready for some challenges next week.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Autumn Photographer

Whoo Hoo my post is at the right time but thats probably because I'm not here and my post is scheduled.

So we have a mid month reminder for Autumn colours on Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This time I've used Penny Black Snap Shot and the papers are Echo Park Fall is in the Air.

I've used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Scallop Border dies and the Impression Obsession Leaves. The fabulous acorns are in the Simon Says Stamps Card Kit for October, they so cute.

So where am I. I'm at the Hilton at Bracknell not too far away and I'm scrapbooking all weekend, there will cake, sweets, possibly some alcohol and an awful lot of chatting but a jolly good time too.

Sorry for the quick post but trying to pack!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kittens and Penquin

I haven't been a very good blogger, I really don't know where the time as gone and I can't even say I've crochet a lot either.

I have been making a few small things for my Sister's Stall and finally I have sorted out my kitten ears the pink one is the latest and she has matching ears. My problems have been when I rejoin the yarn to other side I haven't been getting it quite right.  I read the pattern properly this time and took my time.

I've also had a go at this penquin although it looks like his feet don't quite touch the floor it looks Ok in real life but he was another quick make. I'm making another Sammy Seal but this time I may weight his body he keeps falling over on my desk.

Annoyed now I can't find the pattern for the kittens but here's the link for the penquin  the pattern called for Worsted wool I have no idea what that is but I've used scraps of DK and I like my amigurumi to be a very tight crochet so I've used a 3mm hook.

My bags are packed I've not got the kitchen sink but nearly my craft room is almost tidy but you wouldn't think I've taken anything out of it.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

For Mum and Dad

Another new Christmas Mo image which will probably be a firm favourite along with many others. This sweet image is called Snowflakes although they seemed to be missing on my card.

Yes those papers are Doodlebug Polar Pals, I'm disappointed that all the paper companies have brought out designs mainly in traditional colours. The frame round my image is from MFT and those poinsettias are Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade. The star is Memory Box I have had the die quite a while but they are called Star of Wonder.

There is a stitched scallop border but my image is hiding it so its not too obvious and I finished with a bit of lace and ribbon.

I will keep this card back and take it to Crematorium for my Mum and Dad when I lay a wreath.