Saturday, February 17, 2018

Monkey Tail



While I made this card I was thinking that the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey had something missing and I knew it was a tail. I mentioned that the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book cat had one that would work and its finally arrived in my craft room so I needed to see if it worked. Didn't know there are two monkeys till finding the links the other one is out of stock.

I decided to use this week's Splitcoast Stampers card sketch SC684 would work for my little monkey.
I made the frame using Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares using the wooden look paper from the  Echo Park I love Family I also used the paper with the Simon says Stamp stitched Rectangles for the main background mat and for behind the wooden frame.

For the leaves I used the Simon says Stamp Circle of Leaves but I just cut the leaves out. I double mounted the sentiment and stuck the leaves stems behind the banner. The stamp set I used for the tiny birthday sentiment was Simon says Stamp Sketched Ranunculus.

I personally think my monkey tail is perfect.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hugs




Now that Valentines is over I wanted to use Need You image from Mo Manning to prove she could be used all year round and made a Thinking of You with a modern sentiment.

I had to cut her out making a white border since I knew I was going to put her directly onto patterned paper and it helps to see the image.

The papers are Echo Park Happy Birthday and I used a white strip with the tiny scallop border to give a nice finish between the two papers. A bit of ribbon with my flat bow, conscious of the charge for postage these days.

The flowers are from a die and the centres are a combination of punches and my Cropadile, using black to match the flowers on the floral paper. Sentiment is using Simon Says Stamp Sending die and matching stamps. The fish tail banner is made with using a square punch for the ends. 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Add a Die Cut

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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 It Must be Love Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Add A Die Cut  

We are showcasing Penny Black 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
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Although I do have some Penny Black dies, I wanted to use an image since I haven't coloured up a Penny Black for ages. This doggy is from one of their clear sets called Happy Times and I cut round him leaving a white border so he would stand out from the pattern paper.

The patterned paper is Echo Park Birthday Boy, on the dotty one I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then used the Wavy Stitched Scallop Border die but cut off the scallops. I then cut the red card twice with the border die. Which I added to the dotty paper and then trimmed round to leave a border.

I cut the stars out of Simon Says Stamp Bundle Stitched Shapes and then stuck them on red card, cut and trimmed round the stars to make a border. I did the same with the Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners but I used the largest tag to cut the end to the length I wanted. Can I say that the way the banner matches the paper underneath wasn't done intentionally mere luck.

Finally I used the fab Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die but I cut it twice once in red and another in green. Then I overlapped them to give them a bit of shadow and to show up more.






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Monday, February 12, 2018

Bauble Christmas


Another Christmas card thats in my drafts this time I used some Bauble dies from Simon Says Stamp with Glitter card.

The frame is another Simon Says Stamp but not sure its still available, I know its a bit tricky to make sure the bit of white on the R and A shows. I have to put a bit of acetate behind so I can stick them into their places. Since I did this card at a crop before Christmas I didn't bring any with me, so I had to use a plastic wrapper of some gems I had.

Bit of patterned paper and plain card stock to bring a bit more colour to a majority white card.

Last week was very busy, add a return of motion sickness for a day, no cards were made during the week but I did manage some DT work over the weekend. Just need to load them to the PC.

Crochet wise, the shawl I made with some Lion Brand Mandala didn't quite turn out how I wanted but I will get round to photo that. The Beach huts are still a WIP having to change my rice bags to stone pebbles but I have nearly all the stone bags stitched but an urgent project as interrupted crocheting.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

For my Daughter



I knew Derby Girl from Mo would be perfect for my DD Birthday card, I've had the image for a while but her hair as put me off.  It was tricky with the blue pigtails, yellow and blue together make green. I use pencils so I don't know if it was easier with copics. In the end I think it turned out OK.

The papers are some old Taylors Expression and I used a card on Pinterest for the sketch although the tag was on the other side but in my case there wasn't enough room that side. My tag I made using a circle punch to get the curved edge.


Its been a busy week so far and I haven't made it into my craft room and there's a cute image waiting on my desk to be made.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Some Bunny

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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.

This week the challenge is

It Must Be Love 

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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
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My card today just developed, I first I made the back with Oxides. I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Antique Linen. I then used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Rectangles obviously when it was dried.

I then used the little hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Choose Happy, first with Versamark and then with the Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder.

Background done I now needed to decorate, I kinda wanted to use this bunny from the Simon Says Stamp Somebunny he's so cute. I only coloured in the pink areas and because some bunny didn't buy the dies I had to cut round one of stamped bunnies and left a bit of a white edge. I then layered the ears, body and feet.

I also knew I wanted to stamp the Some Bunny sentiment so out came another essential item in my craft room the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners, it would work for the bunny to sit on too. I found I had enough scraps of the background for my heart sentiment which then completed my banner.

Another essential craft item my Simon Say Stamp Clustered Leaves it comes along to the Craft Crop I go to each month, its a perfect size for layouts but I had to cut it so enough leaves showed up from behind my banner.




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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Gone Fishing


Last week I used the Art Impression Reel Great Guys but I also made this card too. I first used the Simon Says Stamp Waves Stencil to make something my image could float on and then I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.


The gone fishing sentiment is in the Art Impressions Stamp set along with the images I've used. Finally I added the Simon Says Stamps Happy Birthday die, the happy was used with a Simon Says Stamp set but I can't quite work out which one.