Saturday, February 25, 2017

Moon cat

Yes I made a Penny Black card using a very old stamp, I didn't even buy it new but from a second hand craft sale many years ago.

The glitter moon was a bit tricky, well not really but I had to layer the moon and the cats tail and then walk away for rest of the day while the silicone glue dried out so that when I used a wet glue like craft pva wouldn't buckle my moon.

Once that was done I then had to wait for the pva to dry before layering the rest of the cat. Patience apparently isn't my middle name!

The sketch is sort of Mojo Monday but they have the sketch on a landscape card which wouldn't fit my Simon Says Stamp Stitched fishtail banner so I turned it. Also I think I should have the light brown card to highlight the scallops of the stripy paper.

To finish I used Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes star, but I just wanted to add more and more and lets be honest less is more.

I'm having a quiet weekend maybe a bit of card making but no crops or craft shows, I have a really busy week coming up and I need to be rested before I take it on.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Charlotte Cal Completed

Here it is my Charlotte Cal with the bobble border, it would fit a single bed no problem but it would be no good on a double bed, Hubby and I would be fighting over who got the most.

Now I have several small balls of wool that won't be any good for anything half decent so I've made little squares. The first couple of rows is a pattern that I added another three of my own making but they don't lay flat and I don't plan to block them. Hope when I join them together eventually it will help to stretch them a bit.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


I like two thirds of my card but I've now decided that I don't like the colourful strip down the side, its well and truly stuck including the ribbon so there is now way I can do anything about it.

May have to do it again with a white panel, love the Hearts die which is a Memory box die with an added heart, the join hidden under the pearl

I stamped the Believe using Simon Says Stamps die and stamp set, I've used it before in scrapbooking.

The gorgeous ballerina is from Mo Manning called Ballet-Pratice she is a bit fiddly to layer but there aren't two many to do.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You are Amazing


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Fantastic Florals Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
Anything Goes
This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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 finally got my hand on Simon Says Stamp Circle of Leaves, they kept getting sold out. I was just playing with the die to see how it cut when I decided to see if I could using one of Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle afterwards and this how my centre turned out.  I cut it again so I could layer the leaves with some Foam Squares, I had to cut them down to fit and I used Zig Glue Pen to stick down the stems.

My circle needed a mat to go on and this point I knew I was going for an all white card especially has I had used a textured card. I used the Simon Say Stamps Stitched Rectangle for a finished touch round the mat.

But I needed something more I cute the Circle of Leaves again to make matching leaves and used the Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea dies, just the two smallest ones. They need some centres so I used the Simon Says Stamp Mini Flowers and Leaves.

To finish I needed a sentiment, technically its going to be a get well card but there could be further treatment and I felt this sentiment I found on the Ranunculus Stamp set   and it fitted inside one of the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners.

Finally a pearl for each flower to finish.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017


We are having an envelope theme on Everybody Art Challenge. Now I was sure what was meant by this challenge but time wasn't going to allow me to actually make a envelope nor did I want the stress in making one. So I chose a good quality envelope and decided to decorate it with stamps.

First I had to make some masks for the flowers so that they could overlap, I made five in the end. The foliage and flower stamp are both Stampin Up but could be retired, I know the foliage one is.

I stamped the flowers first and then the foliage moving the masks as I went. I think I may have gone a bit mad but it was quite fun to do.

I decided to do the back, in hindsight I think this is how I should of stamped the front.

Do pop over and check on the team and hope you can join us this week. Meanwhile we off to do a bit of shopping today, I need more white card for stamping my images, stuffing for crochet toys

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Home

Apologies for the crooked photo, this is after I straighten it! Anyway I'm pleased I found the photo on the camera, thought I had sent it without photographing it.

The only problem it was while ago since I made I now having to rack my brain to work out what I used so here goes. First the house is Stamping Up, stripy paper - no idea, the stitched rectangle and fishtail banner both from Simon Says Stamp. Oh the star is too but the sentiment is Altenew on their succulents stamp set.

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.