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...

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!!

Totoally Tilda - Lover the Garden Fence
Stampin' For The Weekend  - Your Favorite Stamp
Sister Act Card Challenge - W, Cards. - No. 53 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - W, C10 – No.16 - 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


This is for the current Less is More challenge is
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


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


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

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

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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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Everybody Art Challenge............Anything Goes

This week our  Everybody Art Challenge theme is........


I do hope you can join us!!!

I thought it was time to use one of the cute Tiddly Inks images - this one is Hopping By. The Tiddly inks are a dream to colour and I love making scenes for them. I used the Make it Crafty Daffodil Dell,  I wanted to but a branch across the back but I couldn't find it for some reason so the top of the image feels a little naked. I shall have to get another!!! I drew a little pebbles for Wryn to land upon although I've coloured her rather a bumpy landing!!! 

I've left the card mainly unadorned as I think the image speaks for itself. I used Simon Says Stamp White Card Stock and Green Leaf. The blue is a piece of Hot Off  The Press I had from using an album. I cut a border a Martha Stewart Cherish  punch and I piece of ribbon from my stash. The sentiment from the image is cut from Spellbinders Circles

Materials and Tools 
Stamps:   Tiddly Inks - Hopping By,  Make it Crafty 
Medium:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  Copics
Papers: Simon Says Stamp White Card Stock, Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Green Leaf ,              Punches:   Martha Stewart Cherish - round the page
Accessories:  Ribbon - stash 
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring BoardTonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer Fiskars - Stamp Press,  Tombow Multi-Liquid Glue, Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider EK Success Cutter 

*Tiddly Inks HOPPING BY Clear Stamps TI029       *Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120 LB Base Weight 12 Pack  *Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# GREEN LEAF GL11*Martha Stewart CHERISH Cherished Punch Around The Page Set Craft Punches 40-60044*S4-114 Nestabilities STANDARD CIRCLE LARGE Spellbinders       *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 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge -  Spring is in the air
Catch The Bug  – Anything Goes
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade
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