Sunday, 30 July 2017

Whizzing By

The last two years since this little boy was born have whizzed by in a flash, I am still stunned that he is two, gorgeous, funny, smily and two lol.

This is a twist on the design I used two years ago, I printed the image larger so the original design didn't work but Im hoping this does.

Image: "leon" Wee  Stamps
Paper: "party animal" Nit Wit
Card: "orange zest" from Papertrey ink and "bashful blue" (retired) from Stampin Up
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched shares and circles
Sentiment: "keep it simple - birthday 3" paper trey ink

Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Jacket - YR17, 25, 03
Car - N9, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1, Y13, 15, YR09, 07, 04, B06, 04, 02, 01

Friday, 28 July 2017

Sleepy Sloth

My BIL has a nickname and it happens to be sloth so I have wanted a sloth set for his card for a while. I was going to get the MFT one but when I saw this set from Clearly Besotted I knew it was perfect. I have used a card by Michelle as my inspiration and I like the clean, simple elegance of it.

Image: "Hang in there" Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: as above
Paper: "avocado soup" Jillibean Soup
Dies: "cross stitch" rectangle from MFT

Cake - R89, 39, E53, 50
Sloth - W8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 
Branch - E77, 74

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Bear Hugs

Every January and July there is a small show at Newbury Racecourse and I try to attend. I mostly spent my money at Stampasaurus but as they weren't there this time that changed to Little Claire Designs. I bought six of the dinkie stamps and although that is what this is classed as it it far from dinky lol.

I made this card for the same friend who had the operation, I wanted her to know I was still thinking of her and also needed something to go with the chocolates lol. 

Its a simple card but I hope she liked it and at the end of the day that is what matters most to me that the recipient knows they were thought of.

Image: "hugs" Little Claire Designs
Sentiment: "birthday bears" and hugs die both MFT
Dies: Blueprints 1 and 2, border edges 2 all MFT
Paper: "carnival" Colorbok
Card: Micheals

Skin - E000, 00, 11
Hair - E08, YR18, 16
Clothes - R85, 83, 81, BG75, 72
Teddybear - E43, 42, 41
Bear - E47, 44, 43, 42

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Puppy Pals

I have used one of the new mini sets by Mama Elephant that they did for Joann, now I didn't find this set nor any of them at an actual Joann but I did at Micheals, Local craft shops and online lol. I thought they would be easy to get hold of......ummm.....nope lol. 

I can see why though you get stamps and dies for an amazing price and although the stamps aren't the same quality as normal Mama Elephant they stamp lovely and they compliment the sets already out, I thought originally that they were the same images but they aren't so now I need the other sets as well.... when will it ever end.....

Its a very simple card as it was just after my return and I wanted to make something but had no idea what so I went with quick and simple. The embossing folder I bought at Joann and it was my Hubbie's idea to get it to go with the puppies. Its a lovely folder and I had forgotten just how much embossing adds to the card, I tend to not reach for the folders often maybe that should change.

OMG another novel, I promise the next post will contain less ramblings lol. 

Image: "puppy pals" Mama Elephant at Joann
Sentiment: "as above"
Card: "Pacific Blue" Stampin Up
Dies: Blueprints 15
Embossing: "paw prints" Darice

Scarf - B26, 24, 21
Dog - T4, 3, 2, 1

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Get Well Soon

Its been way too long since my last post and although there is a reason its not a very good one. After I've been to Florida on holiday I always seem to loose my mojo, I'm not sure if its because I don't craft whilst I'm there or its the amount of stuff I buy that overwhelms me on my return. I know this sounds like a moan but it really isn't, its an observation, I could craft whilst I'm there or even buy less stuff but I can't see either happening anytime soon lol. 

Anyway enough of the rambling onto the card, I made this for a dear friend who had to have an operation and I wanted her to know I was thinking of her. I used one of the sets I got from MFT at the store, I went a little mad and bought loads but I do love my MFT. I will have to try get a video of the store on my next visit, it truly is a wonderful place and the people couldn't be nicer.

Gosh sorry I seem to have written a bit of a novel, so I will leave you with the details of the card and hopefully I will be back shortly with more to show you.

Image: "bed rest" Pure Innocence from MFT
Paper: "tiny hearts brights" MFT
Card: "Crumb Cake" Stampin Up
Dies: Blueprints 1 and 2, Scalloped Circle stax and border edges 2 all MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E19, YR18, 16
Jacket - BG15, 13, 18
Tissue Box - E34, 31, 30

Friday, 14 July 2017

Giraffe Girl

When I made this card "April" the giraffe had just given birth so giraffes were everywhere lol. I was inspired and decided to grab an unused older Pure Innocence stamp. I do enjoy colouring these images and I do have a lot of them, mostly unused which I know I should change.

Once I found the paper the card came together really quickly and this blueprint is awesome lol. I have scheduled this post as I didn't want the recipient to see it until after their birthday so I might have used this layout multiple time, maybe I need to go back and look lol.

Image: "giraffe girl" (retired) Pure Innocence from MFT
Paper: "" Helz
Card: "baked brown sugar" (retired) Stampin Up
Dies: Blueprints 31 from MFT
Sentiment: Creative Stamping

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93
Hair - E59, 37
Top - R85, 83, 81
Jeans - B99, 97, 95, 93
Giraffe - Y32, YR23, E79, 74

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Another First Birthday

Another first birthday card for a little girl, this one though has no pink anywhere in sight lol. I found it quite hard to make a girl card without pink, I had no idea it was my go to colour.

I actually enjoyed making this card in different colours, maybe I need to change it up more often. I used the same layout I've been using on all this the of card so nothing to report that is different, except I am addicted to the mft basic and scalloped edges lol.

Image: "one" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "lifes lemons" Nit Wit
Card: "lemon tart" Papertrey ink
Dies: basic stitched and scalloped stitched borders both MFT, crealies xxl stitched squares and circles, spellbinders scalloped circles and xcut alphabet

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, 93
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Balloon - B14, 12, 00
Top - Y17, 15, 13
Shorts - B14, 12, 00