Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bird World

Not the best photos but it was the last time my MIL came down to visit, after this her health took a turn for the worse and she has now passed away. So I thought these photos were important to scrapbook.

Some Graphic 45 papers and some feather dies to bring the mix match colours together. My flying birds I think they are the Poppy stamps dies they are larger than the flying gulls of memory box.

Maybe not the best page I've done but glad that I did use the photos.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wedding Stationery

First of all a bit of a warning there are a lot of pictures.

So here is the wedding stationery that I was involved in along with my Sister, the Bride and her Mum, plus anyone who had to help with the homework.

The Wedding flavour box was made with Stamping Up dies and I wasn't involved in drinking any of the bottles for the corks!

We made the covers for the Order of Service I used the Cuttlebug heart embossing folder and had to use the folder twice. The scallop heart border is Lawn Fawn and the heart is a Spellbinder die.
The ribbon is from a very nice man in Hong Kong and the Heart ribbon slider supplied by the bride.
The Bride was in charge of printing the rest and attaching them with a long arm stapler.
It wasn't without a bit of drama of previous day of her Wedding the chap in charge of the music rang the bride to say the service had the wrong version of a hymn and last minute printing a remaking of the Order of Service.

I knew the Bride had an idea of what she wanted for her invites and I seriously tried to change it. She wanted best way to describe as flip book. As you lifted the front page the different pages were titled at the bottom at different lengths.

So first I had to make a spine with folds and this time the Bride Mother was with us and once the spine was made I had her place some red double sided tape on all the sides. She took them home to finish and never wants to see a piece of red tape ever.

We made the cover using a similar version of the Order of Service. I was left making the scallop caps for my homework. The Bride then printed all the pages on the matching card and assembled everything together. We even had a perforated one to send back as a RSVP.

The table names all done similar to rest of the stationery and we backed it so the nice linen look card was on the back.

The name places were done all like save the date and it was the Groom's job to cut the corks.

The table plan was was placed on a mirror not the easiest thing to photo. My Cuttlebug folder certainly earned its keep and I still remember when I mislaid it the day before the Bride was coming to my house to use it. It's retired and you can't buy it and all the other folders are not the same.

Here's the table all ready.

There was lots of little touches.

And the Bride and Groom were very naughty here are my beautifully flowers and I have a gift token. I was more than happy to be a part of making my niece's wedding day how she wanted it.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Flower Girl

Isn't this a gorgeous image from Mo Manning called For the Flower Girl its lovely to colour and layer too.

I think the papers are some freebies scrapbook paper that I decided would work for cards better unfortunately there is no name with them.

I've used the fabulous sketch on Mo's Little Challenges on Facebook, had to use it since I love sketches.
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For my strip I used a Marianne Butterfly border die with a bit  of ribbon and my other butterflies are a Memory Box die. The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy stamp who are now no more but so pleased I still have some of their stamps. The scallop frames are from MFT.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the For A Child Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page
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This week the challenge is

Add A Sentiment

This week we are showcasing Impression Obsession Products. 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 a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Now for this challenge I thought it was important to use a decent size stamp but in my mind was another card so I made two.

So the first one is using the fabulous sentiment from Thank you Teacher Simon Says Stamp set , now the reason I used Simon's sentiment rather than one of the fab ones from Impression Obsession is because I wanted this fabulous Puffin (he looks a bit of a seagull to me) called Blue Foot.  I brought the one with sentiments but you can buy him on his own but that one is sold out at the moment.

My flying gulls are by Memory Box which are a great finishing touch. I'm trying to work out the patterned paper I think it could Summertime from Penny Black.

Here is the card in my mind using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to make a porthole, I added some strips of scrap card to run across the card to make it look like the outside of a ship. Need some more Oxide colours to make my sea and sky.

The little dots are using a cog die from Tim Holtz Gearhead dies one of the loose dies have little dots inside of it and it works a treat to make dots. The little ship is a Simon Says Stamp die called Sailboat.

I added the puffin, links are above and now to work out what stamp set I used, its OK I worked it out it was Thankful Heart amongst the large sentiments there are some little ones.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lots of Love

Since I'm scheduling my post for the next few days because I'm at a Wedding and staying at the hotel where the reception is being held, I thought I might as well add another schedule post.

It's a very CAS card, in fact I cut the Tim Holtz swirl and backed and then hadn't a clue what to do with it so its been on my desk for a few months. When I gave my son a baby blanket for one of his friends he wanted me to add a card to it. So I quickly added the Penny Black word die in the matching colour.

Not my best work but at least it didn't go to waste and I got a thank you card from the couple in the post which was lovely.

The small baby is getting married today, funny enough the toddler got married exactly one month ago.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Evening at Grandma's

While at the Scrap Cafe crop a few weeks ago a friend there was using a sketch and both myself and my sister used it. This is my attempt helped out with my new star die from MFT.

The papers are some ones but the matched the little chaps shirt perfectly. The tags are Simon says Stamp and the stickers came with the paper pack.

I recently kitted my 2015 photos, I think I'm going to have to up my game it was a busy year still haven't printed a Wedding and a Big Birthday Bash.

Friday, August 11, 2017

get well

I needed a Get Well card for a man and I was totally stuck to think of something. In the end I made my own plasters (see the card below) I was so disappointed with the end result that as soon as my craft money could afford it I brought the MFT plasters.

I made another card but the photographer couldn't photo it right and then I kept forgetting to do it. I finally photo a card that pleased more a bit more. Aren't the dies brilliant.

I'm gutted that where I swim on Friday morning is closed for repairs so no swimming for a few weeks but I plan to sort out my 2015 photos and make some kits up. There is a crop next week and at the end of September its the retreat.