Thursday, March 23, 2017
This little chap is an all time favourite baby image from Mo Manning, he's called Biker Babe and he's ideal for a baby boy card and as you can see first birthday.
The papers are some old Echo Park Ones, the corners are a damaged Quickcutz die which is Ok providing you don't look to close but I haven't been able to replace the die since they are no more.
The Stitched Scallops you can just about see if from Lawn Fawn, my scallop circle is made up with Stampin Up punches. My windmill is a square piece of card, cut from each to corner to almost the centre. Alternate edge folded gently to the middle and held together with a large brad.
I'm slowly feeling more myself after a busy weekend, my bags are unpacked but the craft room has been quiet but hoping to make a card for this Saturday before the big push of making all my DT cards for next week.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
My biggest problem was choosing what dies to use, I did buy the Memory Box Cool Cloud Collage and the Antilles Floral Bouquet specially for the challenge but I had already used the clouds.
As you can see I did use the clouds I absolute love using it with the help of Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes to cut the large rectangle to give it a finished look. I used Inkylicious Duster brushes with Simon Says Stamp Sweet Treat Inkpads set. With the flowers I actually coloured up the paper and then cut them out.
I used the Simon says Stamp Friends for Life stamp set for the sentiment and then decided to use the dots from the same set. The most difficult part was stopping before my dotting got out of control.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It's Make Your Own Flowers on the Everybody Art Challenge and it just so happens I have got my hands on the Mini Tattered Floral from Tim Holtz. It was only right to use them with some pretty pink polka dot paper.
Once I made the flowers I had to think what card to make for them and I decided to use my favourite Spellbinder die Floral Ovals. I cut the branches and leaves again from the same Tattered flowers set and made a spray of flowers on one side of the floral.
I used a Mother's day sentiment which is this weekend in the UK and since I made it with my Mum in my mind I added some sequins to catch the light for a bit of sparkle. Just a bit of ribbon to finish.
So pleased I manage to make most of my cards for this week because I'm shattered, its a full weekend of scrapbooking and even though I had a hotel room I didn't sleep that well. But I wouldn't of missed it for the world.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Well you can't get more Bright and Cheerful than this. My card is for the Mid Way reminder of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge as you can see I've used an old stamp of Easter Bunnies.
I made a frame using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles with the Doodlebug paper, I pretty sure the sketch is an old one of Mojo Monday. Unusually I've used white card for butterflies but my Upsy Daisy from MFT is looking good.
To be honest once I mat and layered the pattern paper and added the large daisy and butterflies not match else was needed just a touch of ribbon. I hadn't left enough room for a sentiment but its pretty obvious its an Easter card.
Friday, March 17, 2017
My Demelza blanket was going well, Part 1 completed, Part 2 also completed but I have a serious problem counting because I needed eight squares and ended up doing nine.
Have to say part three as given me no end of trouble, in the end I had to do what hate and that is watch an u-tube. Esther In a nutshell does a video of all the parts, when I saw part 3 was 52 minutes I nearly gave up but I was determined it wasn't going to beat me and since technology behaved I was able to fast forward and pause.
The other problem I had which is my fault I downloaded the pattern in UK terms most of my patterns use US terms. A couple of UK crocheters even use US terms and now I know why my brain works better with US terms too.
And yet another problem that I'm trying to ignore, I plan to make all the last rows in cream so when it comes to joining I can use the invisible way I used for Charlottes dream, which means all the part one square needs one row frogged and then use cream for that last row. I'm not sure it will work but it might suit my ocd.
Enough waffling, I'm off to Bracknell for a weekend of Scrapbooking with loads of scrapbookers who understand the need to buy paper you probably can't bring yourself to use. There be sweets, alcohol and laughter, can't wait.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
It always seems once January is out of the way then the year starts going fast which why we are half way through March and that means a Dream Team Blog Hop and our theme this month is Easter/Spring. So a chance for bunnies and choccy eggs, unless like me you on a diet and once a piece of chocolate passes my lips I need more!
I decided to use Ava from Mo Manning and I coloured her eggs like real hen ones so that instead of thinking this image is for Easter but could easily belong to someone who keeps chickens and has a pet rabbit.
My papers are Doodlebug which I think by now everyone knows I love them. My flowers are a Memory box one and I used the smaller flower for the centres but found another flower die with the tiny flower for my small flowers. Nearly forgot the leaves is a Poppystamps die but looks very much like a punch I have.
I used the Simon Says Stamp Curved Scallop die but I did cut off the scallops off the patterned and pink papers so that I could mat and layer them. Finally a bit of yellow ribbon, left off the sentiment since I made it possible that the card isn't just for Easter.
Now since this is a Blog Hop post hopefully you found your way to me from Daria and since I'm the last in the hop I can't do my HOP, SKIP and JUMP over to another team-mate. But if you've got lost on you way pop over to the Dream Team Blog where the whole Blog Hop run is listed.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
What could be more greener than a couple of green dragons using Taylor Expressions Magical Day Stamp and Die set.
The tricky part was what to do with them once I had coloured using Prismacolor and die cut them out.
I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Birch Tree Window die simply because I finally managed to get my hands on it after being sold out and missing it again. Must remember to leave my e-mail address so that I can get notify its back in stock.
It seemed only natural to used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval die to make a frame and if you are having a flying dragon you better have some clouds to prove this, so I used the Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Sky dies.
That just left a sentiment to do and I had to use one from the Magical day stamp set since it was sooooo perfect and I used the Simon say Stamp Stitched circle in keeping the stitch detail. Oh nearly forgot the main mat was using the Bundle of Stitched Shapes again in keeping the stitched detail and
the the dark brown card was bit left over from one of the Simon Says Stamp card kits.
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