Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Leaves

I was keen to take part in the Simon Says Wednesday challenge, this week its a photo challenge.  My inspiration was the photo of all the fallen Autumnal leaves.

This is my card created using only Die Cuts, the leaf die is from Simon Says, its the Berkshire Border Leaf Die and I have cut it in various colours to form this collage.  I also added some pearls and my Hello sentiment.

There are lots of fallen leaves here as we have been experiencing some high winds this weekend, hope the weather is better where you are.


Monday, 16 October 2017

Thinking of you.

Had time to make another card for the Wednesday Simon Says Challenge "Thinking of you"  again I used the Script stamp from Hero Arts , the leaf stamp is from Altenew's Beautiful bloom stamp and using my Misti I stamped in various shades of Distress ink. The lovely Leaf Die is from Simon Says again I have coloured with Distress inks.  Hard to see in this photo but the background card is stamped and embossed in white using the Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp.

I shall also add this card to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge. 

Have a great week.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autumn Leaves

The leaves are turning colour now and I was inspired to make this card for the Simon Says Flickr challenge  "Fall is in the Air". The Leaf die and Stitched Square die are both from Simon Says and the Canvas Striped stamp is an old one by Hero Arts.  Had fun colouring the leaves with Distress inks .

Also adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Thinking of you" and the CAS watercolour challenge ( a new challenge for me, thanks Betty for the heads up.

Its a lovely day in Dorset and we are off out for a walk, have a great Sunday.


Friday, 13 October 2017

Flower Challenge Take 2!!!

I found some time to have a second attempt at the Flower Challenge "Use your Favourite Flowers"  so pleased I have found this challenge, I love using flowers on my cards.  Check the challenge out there are lots of prizes ( if I were lucky enough to win The Concord and 9th stamps from Severn Hills would be my choice).

As I said in my last post I have lots of favourite flower stamps and this is another one from Altenew called Painted Flowers.  The writing stamp is an oldie from Hero Arts and the background leaves are from Altenew's Beautiful Blooms set.  Just coloured with Zig markers and added a few sequins for sparkle.

I shall also add this to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says "Thinking of you".

Have a good weekend

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

New Challenge for me!!

I have found a new challenge blog and its one I am sure to visit again as its called "The Flower Challenge" and as you know I love making cards with flowers.

The theme is use you favourite flower and this Altenew "Beautiful Bloom" is a definite favourite although I do have a few flower stamps in my stash that I love to use. I have stamped and embossed the flower twice in White then have fussy cut and layered up.  The striped background is an old stamp from Hero Arts and the Scalloped die is Simon Says.
There are lots of great prizes ( I would love to with the Concord and 9th stamp from Severn Hills Crafts)  have a go there is still time to enter.

I am also adding this to the Simon Says World Cardmaking Day challenge.

Its a rainy day here so hopefully I can ink up my stamps again!!


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Pearly Tree!

I found time to make another Christmas card to add to my box, again I have used dies by Simon Says and Tree stamp and die by Hero Arts adding gold embossing and pearls for added shine. Another simple card .

Adding this to the current Simon Says Wednesday challenge and the Anything Goes challenge at the Simon Says Flickr Group.

It has really turned Autumnal here now so I am finding time to make some pickles and chutney ready for Christmas then I must crack on and make some more cards!


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Christmas Die Cuts.

I have just had a week away in sunny Cornwall and have found it hard to get back into my card making.  I really needed to crack on with my Christmas cards so tried to get my mojo working   I made these two small cards using dies and embossing folders.

The square stitched die is from Simon Says and the snowflakes from Hero Arts, the sentiment is also Hero Arts.

Two very simple cards to get me back into the creative zone !!

I am adding both these cards to the challenges at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and also the Flickr Group Challenge.


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stretching my stamps!!

I am always looking for ways to stretch my stamps and after planting up my winter tubs with Cyclamens I was inspired to make a Christmas card with the "Spring Flower" set from Simon Says Stamp.

I Gold embossed the blooms from the set and coloured with Zig Markers then I added some leaves from the Altenew "Simple Flowers" set.  The Square dies making up the frame are also from Simon Says and the sentiment is Hero Arts.  So I used three different stamp sets to make up the design and I am really please with the result!

I shall add this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which this week is "Pop it Up" and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge #80  which is "Emboss like a Boss" and the Naughty or Nice Challenge for the month "Frame it".


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Christmas Bauble

Just a quick post as I had time to make another card for this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Clean and Simple"   I used the Simon Says "Stitched Square Dies" for the background, the gold embossed script is by Hero Arts and I am not sure where the bauble die is from, again a very simple card and another for my Christmas box.

I shall also add this to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Emboss like a boss".

Have a great week


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Die cuts and Embossing!

 My Christmas card making is now in full swing and I am pulling out all my older stamps ( I really need some new stamps LOL ).  This tree and sentiment are both older Hero Arts and the lovely scalloped die is from Simon Says. I have embossed the tree and sentiment with gold for a shimmer.

I needed a label for a Birthday present again this stamp is an older Hero Arts one, the background is made using the Wax Embossed Resist technique which Gina shows to perfection here.  I have used the Simon Says Stitched Square dies to cut the shapes carefully positioning them to make rectangles, such a great way to stretch your dies further.

I will add both the tag and card to the current Wednesday challenge "CAS" at Simon Says and the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Emboss it ".

Have a great weekend