Tuesday, 17 April 2018

More stretching my dies!



Had another play with embossing using the Simon Says "Card Wrap Die" die, this time I cut a circle of card then dry embossed the die twice  using a silicone mat. Next I blended over with Distress Oxide ink "Cracked Pistachio". Then I added my stamped fussy cut flowers across the middle of the circle to hide the seam created from the embossing.

I love this effect!

I am also adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Add some texture"

Have a great day.
Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Stretching my Dies !!


I have just got the Simon Says "Modern Flowers Card Wrap Die" and I am trying to think of different ways to use it.  I remembered a while back that Jennifer McGuire used dies to emboss a card by using a silicone mat in her die cutter so had a go.  I embossed the die twice at the top and bottom of my card then blended over Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.



I then gold embossed and coloured some flowers ( to look like Primroses)  using SSS "Artful Flower set" Just added my sentiment and some sequins and voila , love this look.  I shall be hunting through my dies to have another go at this technique!

I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Add some Texture" challenge  and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Anything Goes"

Looks like we might have some good weather at last next week, looking forward to getting out in my garden.  Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 13 April 2018

Cosmos Flower!



After making a card with the Simon Says "Cosmos Background" stamp I had this strip of offcut in my scrap basket to use.  Perfect for a quick Thank You card, I mounted the strip onto a small piece of patterned paper then added the dry embossed panel , lastly just added the SSS "Thanks" die cut. Simple but pretty!!

I am adding this to two challenges firstly the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Add Texture" and the Die Cut Divas challenge "Anything Goes"  Its been a while since I have entered here but one of my resolutions this year was to challenge myself more!!

Have a great week
Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pink and Sparkly



Another quick card today using the Simon Says "Cosmos Flowers" background stamp, I love this image embossed in gold, it looks so pretty and sparkly, this time I have lightly coloured with pink shades of my Zig Markers, just adding a sparkly sentiment and some pearls.

I am also adding this to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says "Happy Birthday".

Feeling a lot better today and able to get out in the garden for a while, feels a bit like Spring!!

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 9 April 2018

More Birthdays!!




Two cards  to post today , this first for sweet Rosie who is going to be 2 tomorrow. I made this using my Silhouette Machine, cutting and colouring the balloons  with Zig Markers then I also cut her name and the "2".  Very simple card to put together just hope she likes it!!


This second card is for my cousin who has a  birthday coming up, I wanted a simple elegant card so decided to use the Simon Says "Modern Flowers Card Wrap"cut with Kraft card adding a gold embossed label.


For the card itself I just gold embossed the Simon Says "Cosmos Background" onto white adding some vellum and a die cut sentiment.




Its very simple but I am pleased with the result.

I shall add both these cards to the current "Happy Birthday"Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says.



I am beginning to feel a bit better today so hopefully will be able to spend more time in my craft room,  Thank You for all my good wishes they were much appreciated .
Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Quick Card!!



Just a quick card post today as I am still feeling unwell with the tonsillitis bug, I have never suffered before but it has certainly knocked me for six,  hopefully the anti-biotics will start doing their job soon !!!

I need a quick birthday card and decided to use the Simon Says "Pile of presents" die for this one.   I die cut some scraps of stamped images for the presents, quite effective and easy to do!

I shall add this to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Happy Birthday"  Its the challenges 9th Birthday so there are 9 prizes up for grabs, so you should all play along!!

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

One I Made Earlier!!



I haven't made any cards this week as after having  had a cold and now I have now got Tonsillitis!!  My daughter was always getting it as a child and eventually it got so bad they removed her tonsils. I have never had it before and I now know how ill she felt, my throat feels like razor blades and its hard to swallow, consequently I have spent the last few days snuggled in a duvet watching some old movies!!

I really miss my card making and have been spending time looking at Instagram getting ideas for when I am back on form.

In the mean time here is a card I made last week and haven't felt well enough to post.  I used the SSS Kaleidoscope background and the Scalloped die. I have coloured and blended with Zig Markers.

I will add this to the "Anything Goes "Challenge over at Simon Says .

Hope to be back crafting soon!

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 19 March 2018

Spring Flowers.



This is the view from my craft room today, the sun has come out but its bitterly cold so I decided to make another spring themed card.



Again I have used the SSS "Artful Flowers" and coloured them with Zig Markers to look like Primroses.  The leaves are from the SSS "Spring Flowers set " not sure where the lattice die came from. Then just added the gold embossed sentiment.

I shall add this to a couple of challenges, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Easter Inspired" and the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Easter/Springtime"


Have a great week.
Hugs
Sally

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.

Hugs
Sally

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.

Hugs
Sally