Sunday, 19 November 2017

Still Busy with Christmas Cards!

I had time to make a few more Christmas cards today, A simple Gold a White card made with the Simon Says Star Flower stamp and Gold embossed.  Stamped the image twice and fussy cut to add the Star.  Used both the Wavy Scalloped Die and the Stitched Suqaue die also from Simon Says.

This card also uses a Simon Says die , this time the "Stack of Presents" and the Canvas stripes stamp from Hero Arts.

I am adding both these cards to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge which is "Happy Holidays".

This last card uses an older stamp from Penny Black, really love this cute image.  I have cut a tag and then stamped on the image and coloured with Zig Markers.  The background is dry embossed and I then added some bells and ribbon.  Luckily I am going to hand this card to the recipient as those bells make it a hard one to post!

This card is for the current  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge " "Furry Friends"

I have had a really productive weekend as I have also been painting my bedroom furniture.  Hope you have had a great and crafty weekend too.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas cards

Had lots of time today to make a few more Christmas cards and decided to concentrate on the younger members of the family.  The first two are made with a really old Penny Black stamp that I have.  I stamped and coloured the image with Zig Markers then die cut and added some Nuvo drops for the snow.  I dry embossed the back panel and layered up the image.

I made the second image into a shaker card, just love making these cards .

My last card is using a penguin  image cut with my Silhouette Machine as someone in  the family loves Penguins!!  The die cuts are by Simon Says and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I am adding these to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Snow White".

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.


Monday, 6 November 2017


Found some more crafty time today and decided to make a Thank You card for the SSS Flickr Group challenge.  A very simple card using an older Hero Arts stamp and Simon Says "Stitched Square " die and "Thanks " die.  Just added some pearls to finish.

Also adding this card to the current "Flower Challenge #14" 

 Then of course I had the die cut Thanks left so quickly rustled up another card.

Again very simple using the Simon Says "Star Flower" stamped embossed in silver.

Need to get back to my painting now, nearly finished thank goodness!


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Another Tag!

We are still busy decorating so crafting has taken a back seat for a few days but I did have time tp make another quick Tag for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.   This die is new to me so I am having fun experimenting with it, again this is a very simple design, I just layered up the die cut with some glitter card.  Decided on a round tag this time and added a pop of colour with the red bows.

Just a short post as I have to get back to the painting, have a great Sunday.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas Tag

I have had a busy couple of weeks in the house as have been decorating our bedroom so no time to craft much. Just a quick post as I did find time to make this tag for the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Its a very simple shaker style tag using the Pile of Gifts die from Simon Says.  I have kept it very plain just adding some red ribbon .


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!!