Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Julia's 10K Subscriber Blog Hop

Welcome to the penultimate stop on the blog hope celebrating Julia reaching 10,000 YouTube Subscribers.  As a valued member of my DT over at Seven Hills Crafts I had to support her in this awesome achievement!    As such I have donated a great prize package worth around £45 including stamps from Lawn Fawn, PaperSmooches and Wplus9, a great die from Concord and 9th and a Simple Stories washi tape pack.

You should have come to me from Stephanie Klauck but if you have only just joined the hop then make sure you go back to Julia's page and start the hop as there are LOTS of prizes to be won so make sure you don't miss anyone out.   Here's the full list of hoppers:

For my card I decided to make a fun card to remind Julia how awesome she is and I thought a pancake flipping chef was just the way to do it!

I used Recipe for Happiness from MFT and coloured the chef with copics before fussy cutting and cropping off his fingers (ouch) so his hand worked for holding the pan.   I used the Surf and Turf dies and spin and slide discs to make my flippin' pancake which I just cut by hand from kraft and used a few pencils to shade it. Unlike when I try to flip pancakes in real life he always catches it too ;-)

That's all from me - hope you liked my fun interactive card.  The final step on the hop is Yoonson Hur so hop on over and check out her fabulous project.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Hopping!


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Ninja birthday

I don't get nearly as much time to craft for fund as I'd like these days but as it's my hubby's birthday today I did need to make him a card and as I made it with scraps of leftover card I thought I'd play along with one of my old favourite challenges and link up to Pixie's Sunday Snippets challenge - long time since I made it into the playground girls - can I have a go on the swings please???

I dug out an old Birdie Brown stamp from when she designed for the now closed There She Goes stamps - this one is perfect for my hubby who is a huge fan of all things Japanese and martial arts.  I decided to add a second sentiment so made it an open flap front card using an MFT blueprints die so I could hide the secret second layer inside but still on the outside!

I used a stitched hill die with another scrap from my snippets box and curved the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Laugh Out Loud stamp set around it.

Happy Birthday darling - sorry about the dig about your age but you will ALWAYS be older than me!

Sunday, 17 July 2016


The challenge at Less is More this week is to have something repeated on your card.  I thought this was the perfect theme for a new stamp set I just got so went to town with a rainbow of colours and just one of the images from the set.

Perfect for the mini heatwave we are supposed to be getting this week too!   The stamp is from the 3rd Birthday release from Newton's Nook and is called Party Pops and there are 6 different lollies to choose from but to keep it CAS I stuck to the one style and just changed the colours each time.  You add the stick to your lolly of choice.  I added the sentiment directly over the top to keep is super-CAS.

Hope you all get the sunshine this week.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Layers of Flamingo

The challenge at LIM this week is to add splatters to a one layer card and I decided to add mine to a "layered" flamingo as we finally got the new Hero Arts release and I couldn't wait to ink up the flamingo!

I stamped the 3 layers of the flamingo in 3 shades of pink ink from MFT and added a little pencil shading to his legs. I love the bold black beak - he really comes alive when you stamp that final little detail.  I added the puddle stamps around his legs and then did a quick colour wash over the top to soften them and then stamped them again.  I stamped the greenery before the colour wash ensuring I went over the bottoms with the wash to make them look like watery plants.   I finished by adding a sentiment from the stamp set and adding my splatters by stamping the brightest of my pinks onto a block and adding water so I could drop so splatters with a brush.  I thought it looked a little like he was shaking off some water after a dip!

Sunday, 29 May 2016


It's weeks since I managed to find time to play along with my favourite challenge but I managed to squeeze in a quick take on their sketch this week.  http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/week-278-sketch.html

I used the adorable new stamp set from Avery Elle called Konichiwa which I just love as you can change up the geisha with all her facial options.  I used the tiny flower in the set to change her kimono too - using a post-it to stamp some over the edges of the fabric to make it look more realistic.  I stamped the cherry blossom onto the pink card which forms the basis of the sketch and shaded with a white pencil.  Adding my sentiment onto a strip of blue to tie in the blue flowers on the kimono which have a glitter finish with a wink of stella brush pen which really doesn't show up in photos!

Thanks for stopping by - actually I should say Arigato!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Playing with Geometry

I totally missed the last couple of challenges at LIM so was determined to play this week.  The challenge is a one layer card featuring a geometric pattern.   http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/week-271-one-layer-card.html  

I decided to create my pattern by hand just by scoring some diagonal lines on my scoring board.

After scoring the lines I simply stamped a sentiment and some flowers in gold ink using the Happy Wishes stamp from Wplus9.  I added some liquid pearl dots in chocolate to the flower centers to finish.  Simples.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Outside your window

I had a bit of a journey for my entry into the Less is More challenge this week - it's about the view from your window.   The view from my window is not great so I wasn't inspired to play, but then we watched the documentary about Heston's space food and I thought, hey Tim Peak has the best view from his window so I'm borrowing his!

I decided I wanted to include the space station, and going back to windows, I thought one of the dies from Mama Elephant's Window Watching kinda looked like the solar panels - so I cut them in silver and added a strip and a circle and it's almost believable!

The sentiment, moon and alien space ship all come from one of my all time favourite sets 'Out Of This World' from the now defunct There She Goes.  I embossed the moon using white pearl from Hero Arts that got a translucent feel on the black and added some white ink with my finger and some depth using a white pencil.   The alien space ship was coloured with copics and pencils and fussy cut.

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