Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oxides Trees

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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 Gift It 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

Stitch It

real or faux, you can even use stitched dies
We are showcasing  We R Memory Keepers  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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Ok this looked so much better in my head, still love my Oxides Trees I used the Simon says Stamp Christmas Trees dies and various green Oxides. I'm pretty lazy so I stamped the inkpad on a craft sheet and misted and splatter my paper in the colours. When I was happy I left them to dry and any white places I blended some more oxides on the patches.

I also used the Evergreen Circle  and the Stitched Squares from Simon Says Stamp but I also cute the Everegreen Circle on a piece of oxide out of the oxide paper I had made and carefully trimmed off the trees.

I finally used We R Memory Keepers Fuseable paper if I had know my camera would make the white even more creamy I perhaps would have used a cream card instead of white but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

I place some double sided tape on some card and cut the Holy Stars from Simon Says Stamp die making sure the tape is the right side up. Once cut I added some glitter.

Sentiment is using the Christmas Strip Messages from Simon Says Stamp at least I did a good job of matching the colour of the background paper just wish I could remember what inkpad I used!



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Monday, December 11, 2017

Take Three


Sorry for being such a rubbish blogger but feeling a bit normal now and hopefully have more time to blog etc. More assembly line cards this time I've use one piece of 6inch patterned paper.

I cut out the Simon Says Stamp Alexis Snowflake die and the MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle both at the same time. You don't have to use these exactly but a decent size snowflake die and if you don't mind not having the faux stitching a corner punch.

Rather than waste the Snowflake I used the Mod Rectangle die and then used an old cuttlebug snow falling folder, here's a couple that are available today. A piece of silver twine to make a bit of interest.



There was enough pattern paper to make my Memory Box Mittens other makes are available. I also used the embossing folder and the My Favourite Things scallop border die with some glitter card.  I have to confess to make really quick sentiments I used some very old peel offs they are Woodware Francoise Read tiny ones.

No snowy pictures here just windy and wet.

Friday, December 08, 2017

My Way


You are probably cheesed of my assembly line Christmas cards but I'm pretty much made my cards now just need to find the time to write up a post for them.

When I received my Evergreen Circle from Simon Says Stamp, I noticed the trees were very close to the Memory Box Alpine Trees  so I had to use them. The stars are Memory Box Star of Wonder they are a bit smaller than the Simon Says Stamps Holy Stars.

The centre mat is made using MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle and the sentiment was one sitting on my desk I think it could be LOTV.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Got the Wreath


I finally got round to photo the card that I've used one of Mo's new images this one is called Got the Wreath. At the time of colouring I had packed my Christmas paper ready for the crop so I had to use non Christmassy paper but I don't think it turned out too bad.

The decorative circles are Spellbinders and you can just make out the teeny scallop border down one side which I think is a MFT die.

My Martha Stewart Holly punch is still holding on but its now hating certain types of papers. The tiny gems is from a chap on e bay that I buy in bulk but this was a bit of try out because they are 2mm which you can see are really tiny but work a treat on the wreath.

I've been away to visit Hubby's brother but the journey seems to have set thing off in neck and shoulders so I've had to rest, haven't even been able to crochet but seem to be on the mend now and managed a few rows.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Teapot Pudding

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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 Anything Goes 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

Gift It

Make a gift, gift wrap, gift box, gift bag, gift tag, you get the idea!
We are showcasing  My Favorite Things 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I've been looking for a decent Christmas Pudding Tea Cosy crochet pattern, so Christmas Pudding Tea Pots are very much in my mind which would explain the my tag.

I made the teapot first using My Favourite Thing Tea Party die cutting the teapot first in scrap of brown card. Then I used My Favourite Things Stitched Cloud Edges, well one of the dies with white, once cut I then cut the teapot die again and basically stuck the white on top of the brown.

I was pleased with my teapot and it got my approval to make into a tag for this weeks challenge. So I got out the Simon Says Stamp Large Tag die and cut a tag out of some MFT Merry and Bright plaid pattern paper.

The sentiment was already stamped out and matted on red using Simon Says Stamp Christmas Toys stamp set. The fishtail ends were made using a square punch.

It just so happened that I had the Simon Says Stamp Holly Collage die had landed in my craft room and I used the die to make my holly and berries.




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Monday, December 04, 2017

Waste Diecember


Funny enough I love how this card turned out, I've actually used Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Circle die to make a moon.

To make my background I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles on a bit dark blue card stock.
Then I used the Simon says Stamp Slopes and Hills dies, laid it out and then used the Stitched Rectangle to cut it out and then placed on the dark blue card.

The green patterned paper is some Doodlebug scraps that was left over from another card. The main white mat was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Shapes dies. Finally my Simon Says Stamp Retro Deer which I dotted it with a white pen and when that was dry, dotted it with a black pen.

The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Winter Snow die and the wishes was from Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs stamp set.


Sunday, December 03, 2017

Crochet Update


I'm so bad I still haven't photo a couple of Scrapbook layouts and finish the one that needs journalling. I've had a couple busy weeks and still have one more busy one and then I can chill for a while before Christmas.

So a bit of a crochet update and now have three projects, for someone who likes to do one at time this is working well for me. Another set of Squares done for my Poldark afghan. I did think I still had two styles to do but in fact I have only one. I hoping to make them on the long journey thats planned soon.


Here's another project going slowly, it will be eventually a Beach Hut Draught excluder for my daughter's flat. The problem is I need to make ten at least, they are very simple so don't hold my attention for long. I'm also not keen on my roofs although the second one is better than the first.

The pattern is on Ravelry and is a free pattern.

Meanwhile my Thursday night Lost in Time Shawl is coming along slowly. Every now again if my edge isn't finishing nice I unpick and work it till it is. I have another ball of Scheepjes Whirl but I've decided I may use a different pattern, not because I don't love the pattern but I think I need a break and I may do it again in normal 4ply.