Friday, March 23, 2018

Easter Blessings

Well the flu really put paid to blogging and this card was made for the last release from Simon Says Stamp Best Days using the Circle of Flowers die that they sent me. Here you can see I just used the flowers and leaves to decorate my card.

The papers and stamps are from the Simon Says Stamp Card kit but its now sold out but you can reserve the Simon Says Stamp Showers and Flowers stamps and the papers are Carta Bella Spring Market which is also available to buy. The Pom Pom for his tail are available in the shop in various sizes and will come in handy for Christmas cards for snowballs.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter Bunny

Gosh this card took a long time to make, I started it over two weeks ago when I first started to feel ill and in the end I put to one side thinking I would come back to it in couple days, if I know it would be so long I may have pushed myself to finish.

Now that Easter is almost upon us I've Mo Manning's Bunny with a Basket he was nice and easy to colour. I've used some old Doodlebug papers and the daisies are Upsy Daisy from MFT with a Memory Box Leaf die. I used my mixture of Fun Flock and Flower soft to make his bobble tail.

I spent the best part of yesterday trying to install a new printer only to find there is a fault because I couldn't align the inks to stop printing lines across the photos. So I packed it up and ordered a replacement looks like Friday I may be repeating today, Fingers crossed this one does as it told.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Thank you for joining us for the Easter Inspired Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we would like to say a sad farewell to Virginia. Virginia is stepping down from the team and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your dedication to the challenge over the past few years! It has been a great pleasure to have you with us and we are going to miss you LOTS x x
This week the challenge is

Floral Frenzy

We are showcasing Altenew 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

Confession time first, I had seen a card that had used border dies to make a fancy background and the  flowers meet down the length of the card was a sketch I recently seen. The two ideas have been stuck in my head for some time, since Mr Mojo left the building as soon as Hubby and I got ill with flu it helped me out, bringing my challenge card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

The moment I saw the Altenew Creative Edges Lace Border die I knew I had to use it, of course everyone loves it too and it's now sold out but to be honest the idea can be used with all sorts of Border dies. In fact while looking for some I now have a shopping basket full of border dies!

You probably guessed I love the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Daisies dies, on this card I've used just the small one. Now instead of using the Simon says Stamp Circle of Leaves die cutting out the leaves I discovered Simon Says Stamp Forget me Not Flowers dies and it has the gorgeous delicate leaves, how did I miss them originally but hey ho I've got them now.

Finally I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners and Simon Says Stamp Ranunculus stamp set to make the sentiment. I love this technique I'm sure I will be using it again.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stick Frame

So this would've of been my Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card for last week but I was still feeling very rough with this flu my Hubby decided would be fun to share. To be honest I'm still snotty and coughing constantly.

Had to check the challenge to see what it was but we had a fabulous inspiring Easter Mood Board and we were showing casing Your Next Stamp. I decided on using the Rectangle Stick die and I cut it out a few times and made the background leaving a slightly larger frame for my images.

It just so happens that the March Card Kit had arrived in my craft room although now sold out you can still buy the Simon Says Stamp stamps I used separately, the set I used is called Choose Joy. I stamped them using a Memento Inkpad and coloured in with Polychromos pencils.

Finally I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners for the sentiment which is in the stamp set.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mother's Day

We normally take a card I've made for Mother's Day to the cemetery but this year we've both recovery from Flu so instead I added a photo of my Mum with her card.

I first made the leaf background using Pinkfresh Dainty Flowers, I then used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Daisies. They need some leaves so I used the Simon Says Stamp Circle of leaves but just cut out and used the leaves.

They needed a frame so I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals to make it. Before I layered up the card I worked out where I wanted to add the tiny sentiment from Simon says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set. The main sentiment was from the same stamp set but once the ink had dried I cut it out using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Circle of Flowers

I was lucky to receive a die from Simon Says Stamp Best Days Release this die is called Blooming Circle.

I decided first off to use as normal first I worked out that the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles one of which just about fits the centre. I also used the Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares to complete the notelet.

I added gold dots to blooming circle and cut out the flowers in purple, pink and leaves green card. The sentiment is Simon says Stamp Thoughtful Messages

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hoppy Easter

Its Easter at the end of the month so it's time to use some favourite Easter images. This one is called Valerie Bunny from Mo Manning the sentiment comes with the stamp perfect for the image.

The papers are some left over from an old Doodlebug pack, I 've used the Memory Box Cloud Frame along with the Slopes and Hills from Simon Says Stamp. By cutting them separately I was able to lengthen the cloud mat to fit the style of card better and allowed my sentiment to fit better.

The flowers are cut from that random die set I have no idea who makes it and the centres are cut from Stamping Up punches. Yes that the Flowersoft and Fun Flock mixture to make bunny hat fluffy.