Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mother's Day

We normally take a card I've made for Mother's Day to the cemetery but this year we've both recovery from Flu so instead I added a photo of my Mum with her card.

I first made the leaf background using Pinkfresh Dainty Flowers, I then used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Daisies. They need some leaves so I used the Simon Says Stamp Circle of leaves but just cut out and used the leaves.

They needed a frame so I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals to make it. Before I layered up the card I worked out where I wanted to add the tiny sentiment from Simon says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set. The main sentiment was from the same stamp set but once the ink had dried I cut it out using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Circle of Flowers

I was lucky to receive a die from Simon Says Stamp Best Days Release this die is called Blooming Circle.

I decided first off to use as normal first I worked out that the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles one of which just about fits the centre. I also used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares to complete the notelet.

I added gold dots to blooming circle and cut out the flowers in purple, pink and leaves green card. The sentiment is Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hoppy Easter

Its Easter at the end of the month so it's time to use some favourite Easter images. This one is called Valerie Bunny from Mo Manning the sentiment comes with the stamp perfect for the image.

The papers are some left over from an old Doodlebug pack, I 've used the Memory Box Cloud Frame along with the Slopes and Hills from Simon Says Stamp. By cutting them separately I was able to lengthen the cloud mat to fit the style of card better and allowed my sentiment to fit better.

The flowers are cut from that random die set I have no idea who makes it and the centres are cut from Stamping Up punches. Yes that the Flowersoft and Fun Flock mixture to make bunny hat fluffy.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Winnie and Walter


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is to make something for a girl, think feminine.

Girl Power  

We are showcasing Winnie and Walter Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I ended up stepping away from the card because I kept adding things to it. First of I stamped the Winnie and Walter Happy Birthday to you cake with yellow ink then pink ink from the Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Fresh Fruit Ink Pads. I then cute the tops of the cakes and swapped them around.

I recently received the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles so I had to use that at least some where so it's the back ground mat to my birthday cake which I raises with some 3d mini squares and extra strong tape on the sides.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to layer under my wonky frame, it was at this point I thought it looked too simple so I decided to use the Avery Elle Balloon numbers stamp and dies in matching colours.

But I still wasn't happy so I searched for some leaves to make a pretty background and I found some I liked in the Simon Says Stamp Oh Happy Day stamp set.  Even then I wasn't happy so I stamped the flowers on a bit of card and cut them out using the dies. I placed the flowers in the corner opposite the balloons then they needed leaves which again I stamp and cut out.

Wasn't happy with all the white space above my cake so I placed a flower there. I added some Glossy Accents in the centre of flowers and now it was time to walk away. Then my camera decided it didn't like the glossy accents and that why suddenly I have orange centres.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

It's a very special day for Hubby and I its are Ruby Anniversary, not much as changed I have almost the same hair cut although I've gone blond (it better to hiding all the grey) and I'm quite a bit fatter! Hubby has lost his hair probably the stress being married to me for 40 years in that case I shall blame him for my frown lines!

I would like to point out there was no snow around and we were grateful it didn't rain. Actual memories are a blur but do remember my nephew falling out of the car, my Dad couldn't get me up the aisle fast enough and the photographer wanted photos by a tree on the Green and we all ended up with muddy feet.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Crochet Update

I use Lionbrand mandala in DK with the Lost in Time shawl, I had two balls it does seem a bit longer but I found it not as wide so a bit disappointed. The orange is quite bright, the danger on ordering online the colours are not the same in real life.

The beach hut draught excluder is going slowly and my poor daughter is using a blanket so feel a bit guilty. Have two more nearly ready to fill and I’m hoping that I have to crochet two more it’s the right length.

The weather has mean my swimming club has cancelled today and my bags are packed for The Scrap Cafe so making cards could be tricky with some things packed away. 

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Belated Birthday

I'm bound to need this sometime this year, my mind is like a sieve. The Girl with Sign from Mo Manning is brilliant for making you own sentiment, I use several stamp packs to make mine but I see no reason for not making it on the PC as well.

Odds and Sods of a Doodlebug pack which has made it quite busy. Embellishments I made do with the Memory Box Lavish Branch and some flower dies. The Border and the round the circle is from MFT called Crochet Border not sure if it still available but it mets up well and have only one join to hide on the circle. A bit of ribbon and job done.

Well here in Guildford we have had a bit of snow but nothing like elsewhere but the Weather forecast for today and tomorrow is that we will get quite a bit. Typically I have to go out those days, with SW this morning and swimming tomorrow, also a crop on Saturday but we've decided to play it by ear and see how things go.