Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Butterfly Baby


Ok I hope I got this right but Everybody Art Challenge is back from our Summer Break and we are starting with an easy challenge of Butterflies.

I've used the Saturated Canary Baby Butterfly and I've just noticed I have used a white pen to dot my dots in her wings so I will have to re-photo her and replace the picture once the light is decent to photo.

I added some butterflies using a Kars punch that I've had for ages but its a favourite. The hearts are Memory Box and I saw on another blog have they had overlapped but when I put it on the card its a bit too long so that why its at an angle.

The papers are Doodlebug and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Do pop over and check out the team.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Two Peas in a Pod


Can you believe this little chap is four now, here he is with his Dad my nephew. The photo had to be scrapped look at their matching shirts.

The papers I've had for a while and this is the third layout I made with them so I only had bits of the nice papers left but I think it worked OK. Some of the strips are the back of the company name but when there's a ruler, fab words perfect for the pic they have to be used.

The stars are MFT and if you look in real life you will see they have faux stitches round them.

Off to spend the day with my Sister the other halves are cleaning carpets, so I got all my colouring gear together so I should get quite a bit done.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Send a Letter


Now I know not to photo my cards first thing in the morning, there wasn't anything I could do about the shadow.

Now the Penny Black image is a cling stamp called Purr-fect Message and I've used the Echo Park Happy Summer. The sketch is last weeks Sketch Saturday.

I used the floral oval to give me the shape across the top, It did think of using a circle die but I didn't have a fancy one big enough but the oval worked a treat.

I decided to used the Hydrangea dies from Simon Says Stamp and thats a Stitched Snowflake die for the centre. Now that I photo the card I'm not sure I should have used white but hey ho its done now.

Naughty me didn't make a card but had a bit of a sort out of my Scrapbooking paper, cut some into 6inches for cards and put some in a pizza box hopefully the retreat I go to in October will have swop box. There was a lot paper to sort out.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sammy Seal


Introducing Sammy the Seal, he quite a good size, the pattern came from Little Muggles.


I have found out why I don't like making two things at the same time. I'm quite a loose crocheter so I drop down a hook size for a neater finish. I managed to make his tail, flippers and his hat in a different size hook so I had to unpick them and start again.

Along with unpicking nearly every Blizzard Snowflake Granny Square at least twice I was that pleased to have to do the same with Sammy but his done now and I'm now making a tortoise/turtle for a friend. I have made him before and you can see him on this post. He is a Little Muggles pattern too.


According to the weathermen the temperature should drop a bit so I should be able to get to my craftroom, I want to make at least one card today and I will be happy.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sparkler


Yes I'm still on Clean and Simple but Mo's Sparkler kinda made me go down that road. I cut a Penny Black swirl out of glitter card and cut the end swirl off so it would fit at the end of her wand.

I did paper piece her dress which is easy to do and even better with Doodlebug papers since their 6inch pack has smaller patterns. Out came some favourites my Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop borders die and my large retro flower punch.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, a good verse for all sorts of occasions.

I managed to make a couple of cards yesterday before my craftroom got too hot but it looks like the mini heatwave has broken with some rumbling thunder and a couple of flashes of lightening last night.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Its Hip to be Square

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

It's Hip To Be Square

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 usually mix my cards up with either Square or Rectangle so I wanted to do something different from the usual one image but I just couldn't think of anything. Then I thought it was time to use the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs. It all started to fall into place.

So I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares to make the frames and then worked out which crazy dogs heads would work together. Out came my colouring Prismacolor pencils and I didn't buy the dies for the stamps so I fussy cut them but I run a Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pumice Stone round the edges to hide the white core paper.

I purposely made sure that the dogs ears, nose or tongue overlapped the frames. I laid the frames where I wanted them to go and then stamped the Simon Says Stamp Choose Happy sentiment in the spare square.

The rest of the card didn't need to be too busy because the stars are the crazy dogs. So I used the Lawn Fawn Beachside Pint size and I chose the stars so I could use the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes stars.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tilly


Few weeks ago I had a jolly good spend in  Saturated Canary and brought loads of digis because the shop closes down at the end of this month. So what do I do used a image that I'm pretty sure I've had for a while and used before.

Saying that when I reduce the image size to one that suits me I save them in a word file but there isn't one for this Tilly Fairy, there is now.

The papers are Kaiser and the stars are Simon Say Stamp die using glitter card. The sentiment that looks a bit crooked it isn't by the way just the camera playing tricks, I'm afraid I don't know its on a random stamp set that I've had a while.

I'm running late with one of my DT cards so that will be my first job today. I planned to make it yesterday then realised we had planned an Opticians appointment with a bit of shopping and I was taken out for lunch too. The good news I saved my husband over £300 by not needing new glasses but he just gave me that look.