Thursday, 24 April 2014

LIM........Make me Smile !!




Here is my new card for the current Less is More challenge which is

HUMOUR

I started making this card last Saturday and just managed to finish it - life is getting the better of me again!!! I love these cute Gruffies not only do they get up to mischief they always seem to end up (Oooops's)
I giggle each time a use this image - look at the expression on the one sitting - it's priceless!!! I had to use this image although with the House Mouse Designs have so many hilarious images.
I coloured the image with Copics and added the sentiment which came with the set.


Challenges
Less is More 
The Cupboard Trilogy -  Friends/ Friendship
The East Wind Challenge - Humor




Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Simon Says..........Clean & Simple

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

 KEEP IT CLEAN AND SIMPLE 

with the optional extra to use one layer
We are showcasing Hero Arts Products  this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 thought it was time to use the beautiful Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms image. I wanted to give it a soft, almost ethereal feel so I stamped the image on with Vellum with ColorBox Frost White ink and  Zing White Embossing Powder. I used Copics to colour the image with Vellum  from it's back - this gives it a more even finish but has to used stronger/darker colours.
I had no narrow pink ribbon to cover the edge of the vellum so I added some  Hemptique White Twine and twisted it and coloured with Copics. I cut a border with a  Martha Stewart Double Loop punch  and added some Hero Arts Pink Pearls.


Materials and Tools 
Stamps:  Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms
Medium: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics,  ColorBox Frost White
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White Card StockSimon Says Stamp Cardstock Cotton Candy and Audrey Blue, Bazzille Vellumm
Punches:  Martha Stewart Double Loop punch around the page
Accessories:  Zing White Embossing Powder, Hemptique White Twine, Hero Arts Pink Pearls
Sentiment: Hero Arts Clear Stamps Say It All 
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Fiskars - Stamp Press, Tombow Multi-Liquid Glue, Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider, EK Success Cutter 


There are two images in this set - which one should I use - OK might as well do both!!!
The second one I decided to use in blue and I stamped on the cardstock and coloured with Copics. I intended to use a one layer, when I looked at it it screamed out for a narrow border so I cut the image added the blue border (Simon Says Cardstock  Audrey Blue) and added it onto a card.The sentiment is Hero Arts Clear Stamps Say It All and some Hero Arts Clear Gemstones

Challenges
Clarity Stamp Challenge -  Flower Power
Creatalicious Challenges -  Say thanks
Flat Friends Challenge -  Include a sentiment
Tok Bobok -  CAS
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Favorite color combo
Imagination Crafts Challenge –  Anything goes


So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Everybody Art Challenge...............Cute

This is my new card for Everybody Art Challenge and this week your theme is........

CUTE

Where else would I go to look for CUTE - Mo's Digital Pencil!! I use Love Ya called Kady - she is just adorable!!!


I coloured Kady with Copics, the gorgeous papers are Maja - Vintage Spring Basics along with Kraft cardstock.  Lace, pearls and flowers seem to be needed for this image along with La La Land heart banner and Magnolia fronds but I left the rest pretty plain.

Materials and Tools 
Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil!! I use Love Ya called Kad
Medium: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics
Papers: Maja Papers - Spring Basics, Kraft Cardstock
Dies: La La Land Heart Banner, Magnolia Sprawling Ferns   
Accessories: Flowers from Stash, Mellisa Frances White Pearls
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Fiskars - Stamp Press, Tombow Multi-Liquid Glue, Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider, EK Success Cutter 

Challenges

Connie Can Crop -  Pastels and Polkadots
Copic Spain Challenge -  Flowers
Crafters Companion -  Floral
Emergency Crafters
 Polka Dots
Fairies Challenge Blog-  Baby
Digi Galore - use digi - Flowers
Doodle Pantry -  Any Digi Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - Pastels

This card was easy and a delight after the previous one - fortunately as I now need get my head down to do some catching up!!!

Monday, 21 April 2014

House Mouse & Friends........Pop it Up

Winners, please also note that we are inviting you back to join us as Guest Designers for the months of May & June.  If you are interested, please let us know this when you contact us to claim your fab prizes.
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Our AWESOME  Teamie Lori is hosting this Challenge and she has chosen;



   ~ POP-IT-UP ~

There are so many ways to *POP-UP* your projects and we cant wait to see what you'll come up with!  Just have fun. Check out the Design Team's amazing samples below for great inspiration. 


Well, I shan't be doing this again for a while. I spotted a card on Pinterest - just a fold with cuts lifted and joined together - this just had one little snowflake hanging from it. I didn't want it plain and boring so I thought it would be good to adapt for my little mousies.
It took ages to work up the sizes and shapes (and dozens of pieced of paper) to get it right


I kept the 'arch' simple - primarily because I'd run out of time and patience to get it more church like.
Decorating it was pretty easy - I made a slot through the middle of the card to add the wedding images, folder them and stuck them beneath the coloured cardstock. I used acetate to attach the heart 'confetti' throwing from the little mouse at the 'church porch'



Now my next problem was photographing it - flat out on the floor with as much light I could fine.
In the end I'm glad I enjoyed making it and at the end I like it!!!

Materials and Tools 
Stamps: House Mouse designs - 
Medium: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White Card StockSimon Says Stamp Cardstock Audrey Blue, Judikins Laminating sheets
 Dies: Memory Box Tiffany Frame, Simon Says Stamp Meadow Rue,  Simon Says Stamp Harrington Vine (off Sale), Simon Says Stamp Heart Rainfall, Simon Says Stamp Large Holiday Shapes,  MFT Fresh Cut Grass, Spellbinders Curved Borders
Accessories:  Prima Flowers Frost Frappe Ranger Stickles Stardust
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp You Are BeautifulSet
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Fiskars - Stamp Press, Tombow Multi-Liquid Glue, Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider, EK Success Cutter 


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Challenges
2 Cute Ink Challenge -  Celebration
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts -  Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody -  Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox -  Die Cut or Punch (week 1)


  

Friday, 18 April 2014

Tilda over the Garden Fence !!


Whoopee - daylight has arrived - it's now 15.30 hrs so I suppose it will be going dark again soon.
At least I managed to photograph a card, albeit on the floor in the bedroom - I shall be happy when I are able to use my daylight lamps!!!

I made the card for the Totoally Tilda challenge and this week the theme is...
OVER THE GARDEN FENCE.


I was tempted to use my Magnolia's Open Gate image but thought as I always use the two images together it was time for a change. The image is  Hello little Butterfly and I coloured it with Copics.  The papers are from Bearly Mine - Minxed Media - I love these and managed not to cover most of it with embellishments.  I use Magnolia's Lovely Fence, Simon Says Stamp Small Forest Tree, Memory Box Leafy Branch and Memory Box Grove Branch.

The Martha Stewart's punches are Hydrangea 3-1 and the  Butterfly 3-1.
I added tiny pearls with the flowers and butterflies and the lace is from my stash!!

Challenges
Totoally Tilda - Lover the Garden Fence
Stampin' For The Weekend  - Your Favorite Stamp
Sister Act Card Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Springtime
The Paper Shelter - Spring is here
Party Time Tuesday - Die cuts
Copic Marker Norge - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Pretty pastels
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper


Now I shall go and enter the challenge before I'm too late!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

LIM




This is for the current Less is More challenge is
SHADOW STAMPING.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do - where is the stamp I wanted - packed away ready for transport, so Heather - think again. I came up with a few Hero Arts stamps I decided to use. I stamped about six different cards and thought each wasn't good enough - eventually I came up with this one I'm reasonably happy with.
Photographing it was a problem of it's own - i't been inside, outside, kitchen, bathroom - everywhere. This one is the best of punch - the colours are not right - more turquoise than blue so just use your imagination!!!
I just hope I have more fun with next LIM challenge!!!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Simon Says......................Animal Antics


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We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is ...........

 ANIMAL ANTICS 

Any animals including birds, insects etc
We are showcasing Stampendous Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 used Stampendous Ice Cream Lick and thought, as I love the Mint colour along with Chocolate I thought I should give my little Hopper with a Choc Mint Chip ice cream -  I think he's licked most of the chips off!!!  
I colopured the image with Copics and cut them with an off-center oval.  The background papers are both used with a  Diagonal Stripe - played with many different ways of creating effects. The darker one wash added with the Embossing Paste, and inked with AudreyBlue when dry. The paler one were run through a Cuttlebug with an embossing pad once one side had been sprayed with ink - this is quite effective but hadn't been shown very well on the photo.
I realised when I uploaded the card I had added two bows on it - too late - I think I've totally lost the plot - not that I've ever lost much of one - dizzy or not!!!

Materials and Tools 
Stamps:  Stampendous Ice Cream Lick
Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Simon Says Stamp Inks AudreyBlue and Sea Glass
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White Card Stock, Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Sea Glass and Dark Chocolate
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies and Meadow Rue Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banner, Spellbinders Large Ovals
Stencils: Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe
Punches: Martha Stewart  Eyelet Lace round the page
Accessories: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Hemptique Twine Aquamarine,   Kelly Purkey Alphabet Stickers (Out of Stock), Ranger Stickles Stardust, Ribbon - stash, Charm - shash.
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Fiskars - Stamp Press, Tombow Multi-Liquid Glue, Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider, EK Success Cutter

*Stampendous Cling Stamp ICE CREAM LICK Rubber UM HHCM01 House Mouse      *Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad AUDREY BLUE ink018  *Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad SEA GLASS Blue ink004 *Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120 LB Base Weight 12 Pack*Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# AUDREY BLUE AB19  *Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA GLASS SG4*Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DARK CHOCOLATE DC7*Simon Says Stamp FRESH DAISIES Craft DIE S105 *Simon Says Stamp MEADOW RUE Craft DIE S104 *Simon Says Stamp SMALL FOLDED BANNERS Pair of Dies S137*S4-110 Spellbinders Nestabilities CLASSIC OVAL LARGE *Simon Says Stamp Stencil DIAGONAL STRIPE 121323*Martha Stewart EYELET LACE Punch Around the Page Set Craft Punches 42-60013    *Dreamweaver WHITE Embossing Paste 4oz DEP  *Hemptique AQUAMARINE Natural Hemp Cord Set 029102  *Kelly Purkey KPNB04 NUMBER STICKERS TEAL 6" x 12"     *Ranger Stickles STAR DUST Stardust White Clear Glitter Glue SGG20622                     *Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two Applicators 62191   *3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 1/4" Adhesive Glue Gun     *EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01

Challenges
Cards Galore Encore -  Include your favorite color
Imagination Crafts Challenge – 
 Anything goes
LEJ Designs Challenge - Favorite Die Cuts
Live & Love Crafts Challenge -  Chocolate
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Favorite color combo
The Cupboard Trilogy -  Friends/ Friendship
The East Wind Challenge -  Humor

Copic Marker Norge - Anything goes

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 

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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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