Monday, 21 May 2018

More Masculine!



I needed a quick masculine card and so decided to use a Tim Holtz stencil and some Distress Oxide ink . The colours are Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio, love these colours together, they always say "Blue and Green should never be seen" but I think they go together well!!  The die cut is from Altenew.



Quick and simple to make!!

I will add this to the "Stencil it" challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Another glorious day here so I am off to the garden to read, have a great day!!

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 18 May 2018

Get Well Soon.


Another card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Stencil It"  This stencil is by Tim Holtz and I have used it with embossing ink and Gold embossing powder to create a really shimmery card.  The flowers are from the SSS "Spring Flowers" stamp set and I have coloured with Zig Brush Markers.   Added lots of pearls for more sparkle!!



It looks like we are going to have another sunny weekend here in Dorset so I am getting out in the garden, after having a really wet winter my garden now needs some rain!
Have a great weekend

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Stretch your Dies!!



I wanted to take part in the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge which is "Stencil it"  but I only have a couple of stencils. So I decided to make  my own using the "Modern Flowers Card Wrap" die from Simon Says. To do this I just cut some card with the die, then sponged through the image with some distress inks.  Then to cove the messy bit I added the die cut circle and the "Thanks" die.  Love how it worked out , and a way to stretch my dies!!

I shall also add this card to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says which is also "Stencil it"

Hope you are having a good week.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 11 May 2018

Monkeys!!



I seem to be hooked on Shaker Cards at the moment and have made another using the "Picture Book Monkey" die from Simon Says.  I have just got these Hexagon dies and needed to try them out, so after cutting the  two holes I needed two monkeys!!  Another card with no flowers lol!!

I am adding this to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp "One for the Boys".

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Flowery Shaker!!




I had fun making my "Monkey Shaker "card and decided to make another but more feminine, this is what I came up with!

Used the large bloom from the Simon Says Stamp "Spring Flowers" stamp set and stamped and embossed in silver three times fussy cutting and layering up to create this larger bloom as I did here.
The leaves and flowers were coloured with Zig Brush markers, I love these pens.

I am adding this card to a couple of challenges The Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge and the Die Cut Divas Challenge.

Loved making this Shaker I am sure you are going to see more!!

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 4 May 2018

Up for a challenge!



My first love when making cards is  flowery and girly but I am always up for a challenge.  After seeing that this weeks Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says is "Animal Magic" I knew I would have to go out of my comfort zone lol!  I do always need cards for children so this is what I came up with a monkey shaker!!

Its a simple card using Simon Says die cuts and lots of sequins and surprise, surprise I enjoyed making it.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 3 May 2018

CAS Birthday!!



I am trying to stretch my stamps and dies at the moment and came up with this CAS card using Simon Says "Spring Flowers" stamp set.  I stamped and embossed in silver the largest flower  three times and some leaves and then coloured with Zig Markers and fussy cut the images.  I then layered up the three flowers to create a larger flower adding some pearls for sparkle. Layered onto my base card with the Memory Box  "Tessatina" die.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

I shall add this card to the Love handmade cards Flickr Group challenge and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge.

I shall also add this to the Die Cut Divas Challenge "April Showers brings May Flowers"
Thanks for the heads up Arlene!

Looking forward to a long weekend here and the weather forecast is sunny and warm Yeah!!!  Hope is good where you are,

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Cosmos Flowers!




I have been practising my water colouring using the "Cosmos Flower Background" stamp from Simon Says and my Zig Markers.  I love the bright colours the Zigs produce so pretty.  I coloured then cut out a portion of the stamp image and then layered up on pop dots to give more dimension.  The background base is the "Wonky Rectangle" die from Simon Says and the leaves are from the "Beautiful Day" stamp set from Altenew.

Adding this to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the SSS Flickr group challenge "Flowers"

Have a great weekend!
Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Flowery Fun


The spring flowers are at last coming out and I was inspired to make a flowery card,  I used the Simon Says "Artful Flowers" stamping and embossing in silver then colouring with Zig Markers, definitely my favourite medium! After fussy cutting all the flowers I layered them up on some card embossed with a tree bark die.




Just added a few jems for sparkle and then added the sentiment, a bright cheerful card for a bright day !!

Adding this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and also the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Cosmos Flower Background!


Playing again with the "Cosmos Flower Background" stamp from Simon Says this time I decided to stamp it onto Pool card using Pool ink, then I added some light colour with some Zig Markers.  Its a very subtle effect but quite pretty in real life.  I then added a sparkly sentiment and some pearls.



A very simple "Thank You" card that I will add to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which this week is "Sparkle and Shine".

We have had a lovely change in the weather here and have had three days of glorious sunshine, at last Spring is here.  Hope the weather has improve where you are.
Hugs
Sally