Sunday, 18 March 2018

More Snow and Spring Flowers!!

As I write this post this is what's happening in my garden, after a week of spring like temperatures we have been plunged back into winter with this snow storm!! It looks so pretty out there but I am wishing for Spring and all the lovely Spring flowers!!

I have been playing with my new "Modern Flowers Card Wrap " die from Simon Says and decided to cut two and place on my card base to from a circle.  I then stamped and embossed in gold Some SSS "Artful Flowers" and watercolour in yellow to look like the primroses that were just flowering in the woods near here. I layered these along the die cut join then added pearls and sentiment.  They make me smile even though we are snowed in!!

Adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Easter Inspired" and the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Springtime/Easter"

Hope the weather is better where you are.


Monday, 12 March 2018

Blue Cosmos

Just a quick post today as I am getting ready to travel up to Surrey to help my daughter with an art project she is doing at school.  We are making felt and I am looking forward to helping the children, I love to see them creating!

After making the Pink Cosmos card at the weekend  I wanted to try the stamp in blue.  Used Peacock Distress ink for this card and then washed some of the image with water and a brush.  Love this flower stamp I am sure I am going to use it a lot.

I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Girl Power" and also to the SSS Flickr group challenge "Cut it Out", lots of dies used for this card.

Hope you have a great week.


Friday, 9 March 2018

Pink Cosmos !

Its raining today so I have had more time to play with my new stamp from Simon Says the "Cosmos Background".  This time I have stamped with Distress ink onto Bristol Paper and then with my paintbrush just dragged the colour into the flowers.  Added a die cut sentiment, then decided against any bling, hard but I don't think the image needed it!  Love this new flower stamp I can see lots of possibilities with it.  Watch this space as they say lol!!

I shall add this card to this weeks Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Girl Power" and also the SSS Flickr group challenge "Cut it out"


Thursday, 8 March 2018

I have a new stamp!

Its a lovely spring like day here and I want to get out in the garden but I have just received the "Cosmos Background" stamp in the post from Simon Says Stamp and I had to ink it up.  So I made this really simple card by stamping and embossing the image in white on some Kraft card and die cut with the SSS "Stitched Square Die". Love this pretty stamp and it is stunning without any colour although I can't wait to give it a try in pink!!
Just added my die cut and stamped sentiment tied with thread and a few sparkles and hey presto!!

Now to get out in the garden, its hard to believe that this time last week we were in the midst of a snow storm!


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Pretty in Pink!!

We have had some really bad weather here in Dorset, snow and freezing rain which is very rare for this part of the country.  I have been stuck indoors as the roads and pavements are sheet ice and its too dangerous to go out.  So what's a girl to do, make cards of course!!

Here is one I made using the "Kaleidoscope Background" stamp from Simon Says and die cuts letters from, Altenew.  I stamped and embossed in white then watercoloured with Zig Brush Markers,  I then fussy cut an extra shape to add some dimension before adding the Die cut  "Hi"and sentiment.

Here is a close up , I am adding this card to two challenges, the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Thought I would also share this card again using the Altenew  "Bold Alphabet Dies", this card is for my Goddaughters little boy who is five today.  It was very easy to make with the die cut letters and balloons cut using my Silhouette machine. Love this simple design.

Before I go here is a  couple of views from the front of my house, so pretty but so cold and the sky is full of more snow!!

Hope its warm where you are

Monday, 26 February 2018

What a weekend! Plus a card!

 Just had the most amazing weekend celebrating my daughter Francesca's 30th Birthday and engagement to the lovely James. For the celebration meal we travelled to London to go to Giorgio Locatelli's Michelin Star restaurant "Locanda Locatelli's" and what a fabulous place it is.  The food was out of this world and I got to meet my food hero Giorgio, such a gentleman.  A day we will never forget!!

Unfortunately back down to earth now although I had fun colouring these "Beautiful Blooms" from Altenew, not my usual colour scheme but I like the end result. Just love using my Zig watercolour markers!

I shall add this card to the current challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge. "Make your own background!"

Hope you are keeping warm where you are, cold with the prospect of snow here.


Monday, 19 February 2018


Violet is not a colour I would normally use but I wanted to try something different and challenge myself.  Stamped and embossed the "Artful Flower" set from SSS and then watercoloured , I made a couple of extra flowers to add the scalloped cut top, then added the sentiment. Not sure if its too busy really.

Adding this card to two challenges, the Simon Says Wednesday challenge " Add a die cut" and the SSS Flickr Group "Anything Goes" challenge.

Have a great week

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Spring Birthday.

Just a quick post today as its a lovely Spring like day and I want to get in the garden.

I am in the colouring mood and had fun with my Zig Brush Markers and the "Artful Flowers" stamps from Simon Says.  After adding the flowers direct to the base card I then coloured more and cut them out to layer up on foam to create dimension.  Then added the gold embossed "Happy" die cut onto vellum.  The die cut base is also by Simon Says.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  "Add a Die Cut"  and also the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Anything Goes".


Monday, 12 February 2018

Valentine 2

Unfortunately we are still having issues with our computer and its so frustrating, I have lost my photo editing program so the photos I am using are not that good.  Also can't add my watermark.  Never mind here is another Valentine card I have made for the challenge on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and also the flickr group challenge

Have used various Die Cut Hearts stamped and embossed in white with the SSS Kaleidoscope Background stamp.  I then water coloured with Zig Markers.

Enjoy your week.


Thursday, 8 February 2018


At last I am able to blog again, we have had a major computer failure and its taken a while to rectify.  I have lost my faithful old photo editing program , its not now compatible with our new operating system.  I have found a temporary one to use but its not as good , need to find a better one!!

I did have chance to make this card today using the Simon Says Kaleidoscope Background stamp and a Memory Box Heart die.  The Word die is also Simon Says.

I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and also the Flickr Group Challenge.

I am off back to Surrey this weekend to meet up with some friends lets hope its a little warmer!!