Sunday, 13 August 2017

Two new cards.

After a busy week in the garden I have found time to make some more cards, this first one uses the "Country Blooms"  stamps from Honey Bee , I have stamped and coloured the image with Zig Markers and then fussy cut out.  The large scalloped die is from Spellbinders, I decided a shaped card suited this image, I then adhered with foam tape after adding some splatters with the markers.  The Thanks die is by Simon Says, finally I added a few pearls.
I am adding this to the current challenge #77 at the Simon Says Flickr Group.

This second card was a bit of a challenge foe me as I prefer to make cards with flowers on, but I wanted to take part in the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says.  I dont have may child related stamps so I found this free Heather Ellis digital image online.  I have again coloured with Zig markers and die cut the balloon to make a shaker with glitter paper and sparkles.  The sentiment is Simon Says.

Now I am off to the garden again as its a lovely sunny day here.
Have a great Sunday,


Monday, 7 August 2017

Very productive weekend!!

I want to improve my water colouring and found time this weekend to sit in my craft room and practice,  I was inspired by this card and decided to have a go.  I think I need alot more practice yet!!

The stamp set is from Altenew called "Beautiful Day" and I used distress inks as watercolour paints.
The sentiment is by Simon Says.

Next I made a pink version again the sentiment is from Simon Says.  I always struggle when adding a sentiment to a card and I am not really happy with this. So with the next card I am leaving it blank and just adding my sentiment on the inside.

For this card I used an old Hero Arts stamp called "Canvas Stripes" for the base,  the scalloped die is from Simon Says.  This time I stamped and embossed in white two flowers and then fussy cut so I could layer up the flower for more dimension.

I am entering all three cards into the current "Splatter it" challenge over at the Simon Says Wednesday blog and also the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge #77.

Its set to rain again here so I am off to do some more practicing!


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Lots of Splatters!

I am keen to improve my watercolouring so decided to ink up this lovely Painted Poppy stamp from Altenew.  I used Distress ink and then smooshed with water, I also added some blue and then splattered ink onto the page.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.

I am adding this to this weeks  Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Splatter It"

The weather has improved a lot here today, no rain and the sun is out, time for a spot of gardening.  Enjoy your week.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Painted Flowers.

The weather here has been awful today, heavy rain all day and its cold for the time of year.  Its a perfect day to get in my craft room and have a play, this is the card I have just finished.  I have used watercolour paper and the Painted Flower stamps from Altenew.  I have stamped with Distress inks and then using water and a brush just smooshed the colours around. The sentiment is from Die-Namics.

Had fun with this one, I do like playing with watercolours!

I am adding this to the August challenge at Die Cut Divas "Anything Goes" .


Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmas in July!!

I had chance to make another card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Seeing Stars"  I decided to make my first Christmas card of the year and dusted off an old favourite of mine, the Hero Arts Snowman stamp and die. I have coloured with Zig Markers.   The background is a die cut with my Silhouette machine and placed onto a blue distressed background.  I have also added some Stickles for lots of shimmer.

This second card I made for my oldest friend, I have known her for 50 years and she is a very special fried so I wanted to make her a special card.  I have used Altenew's "Beautiful Day" set which I stamped  and watercoloured with distress ink and then fussy cut out.  The background is a Tim Holtz stencil.  This is my third card for the Summer Challenge over at Virginia's blog.

We are off back to Surrey for a few days to visit old friends and some family, I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

More crafty time!

I am playing along again with Virginia's Summer Blog Party,

here is creation number 2.

  I have stamped and embossed in white the Altenew "Beautiful Day" stamp then after layering I also added some more colour with my Zig markers.  Next I fussy cut.  Stamped the leaves direct to the background card that I have also die cut using the "Wavy Stitches Scalloped " die from Simon Says.

I am also adding this to the current. Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

My next card is very simple, I have just stamped and embossed in white the Simon Says "Star Flower Background" stamp.  I then shaded with Distress ink and added some highlights with Zig Markers.  This is for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Seeing Stars".

Its been a very wet and windy few days here so we are taking the opportunity to decorate the kitchen, just waiting for the paint to dry then back to it!!


Monday, 17 July 2017


I had another chance to play along with the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Use Plaid", this time I have used the "Painted Poppy" stamp set from  Altenew.  I have used the Simon Says Scalloped Die again, only turning it on its side for a different look.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I have also added some ink splatters and pearls.

Its a beautiful day in Dorset and I am going for tea in the garden, just perfect!


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Two posts in two days!!

I cant believe it, I have found time to make another card!! I really wanted to take part in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Use Plaid"and after sorting through my patterned papers I managed to find some Plaid paper.  The flowers are from the Altenew set "Painted Flowers" which I have stamped and fussy cut.  The scalloped die is from Simon Says, added lots of sparkle with some wire and sequins.  Not my usual colour choice but I like it!!

I am also adding this to Virginia's Summer Blog Party Challenge.

Just thought you would like to see this  photo of one of the cows in the field opposite our house, such a lovely face!!


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Back on Track!!

It's been a while since I had time to make a card, but I am back on track and found time to make two today for a couple of challenges.  This first card is using Simon Says "Stitched Square"die and "Thanks"die with the "Zen Floral" stamps from Honey Bee .  I have coloured with Zig markers and added some pearls. This is for the challenge over at the Simon Says Flickr group " Black and White with a splash"

My son asked me to make this card, he wanted a bright sparkly card for his friends little daughter Amelie.  The stamp is from Hero Arts and the window die for the shaker element is  from MFT.  I cut her name with my Silhouette machine.  I am adding this to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group.

Hugs Sally

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Patterned Paper

We are back from a weeks house sitting for my cousin and I have at last made it to my craft room again, I wanted to join in the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says so hunted through my huge stash of patterned paper to do this fussy cut card.  I used the "Spring Flower" stamp set from Simon Says and also their "Stitched Square "Dies, also added some pearls for a little sparkle.

Here are three shots I took in my cousins garden, he is a huge wildlife fan and encourages it to visit his garden.  The badger is a regular visitor, he loves peanuts!!

The squirrels eat all the seeds that fall from the bird feeders.

And this is a Damsel fly that was attracted to the pond in the garden.

Hope you all have a good week , I am off again to help with another school trip so no more crafting now to next week!