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

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Watercolour Poinsettia.

Just a quick post today as we are decorating and I need to get on with it !

Love this "Antique Poinsettia" stamp from Hero Arts, I have stamped with Distress inks and then using water and a paintbrush dragged the colour into the image.  I then Die cut the rectangles and added a sentiment and some pearls.  Such a simple card but I am pleased with the out come.

I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Stamp it" and also the Love Handmade cards Flickr Group challenge.

Also made this spinner card based on a card I made the other week,  This time I have three layers using both gold and silver embossing, I then added the stoned split pin to make the elements spin.
This is for both the Simon Says Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

Friday, 8 September 2017


Made another Christmas card with the Star Flower Background stamp from Simon Says, this time adding a Poinsettia using Hero Arts "Antique Poinsettia" stamp,  not sure if this is too fussy ?

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

Looking through my Christmas stamps and I can feel a shopping spree coming on, just off to see whats about LOL!!


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

More Christmas Cards!!

While I had the "Star Flower Background " stamp by Simon Says on my desk I decided to make some more Christmas cards with it, the star design really lends itself to Christmas designs.  This time I have created two CAS cards by just stamping and embossing in gold.  I have also used the "Square Stitched die" also by Simon Says.  This first card is very simple, the sentiment is by Hero Arts.

For the second card I stamped and embossed the design twice, fussy cutting the star and layering it up.

Well two more cards off my list and with all the wet weather we are having at the moment I am sure I will be making more over the next few days.

I am adding both these cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and also the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Stamp it"

Enjoy your week

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Christmas cards started!!

Decided to make a start on my Christmas cards, and after seeing lots of inspiration on the Simon Says blog hop made this card using the Star Flower background stamp.  Embossed in silver onto watercolour card and then coloured with Distress Stains and Zig Markers. The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts.
I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Blog "Anything Goes " challenge and also the Simon Says Flickr group challenge #79 "Stamp It".

This is a card using the Honey Bee stamp "Country Blooms" and Simon Says "Square Stitched "Die and "Thanks"Die.  I shall also add this to the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says and also the Love Cards Flickr Group challenge which is also "Anything Goes" this month.

I have also linked it to the current Naughty or Nice Challenge, which is a new one for me.

Its a wet and windy day here in Dorset, seems like summer is over and Autumn is definitely on its way. I love summer but Autumn brings more time to craft so its not all bad LOL.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Get Well cards

I have been really busy over the past few days and have found no time to craft, but I was eager to take part in the challenge at the Simon Says Flickr group with the theme this time of "Dots or Stripes".  Yesterday I at last found some time and made these two cards.  I had run out of get well cards, my 98 year old Aunt is in hospital and as we live so far away I like to send her a card every week to let her know I am thinking of her.

This first card is using the Simon Says Square Stitched Dies, the Striped stamp is "Canvas Stripes " from Hero Arts  and the flower is from Honey Bee stamps. I have coloured the flower with Zig Markers and then fussy cut.

The second card also uses the "Square Stitched" dies from Simon Says and also their "Stitched Scalloped" die.  The flowers are Altenew's "Painted Flower" stamp fussy cut and layered on Pop Dots.  Need to get this one in the post today.

Have a great week


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Two new cards.

After a busy week in the garden I have found time to make some more cards, this first one uses the "Country Blooms"  stamps from Honey Bee , I have stamped and coloured the image with Zig Markers and then fussy cut out.  The large scalloped die is from Spellbinders, I decided a shaped card suited this image, I then adhered with foam tape after adding some splatters with the markers.  The Thanks die is by Simon Says, finally I added a few pearls.
I am adding this to the current challenge #77 at the Simon Says Flickr Group.

This second card was a bit of a challenge foe me as I prefer to make cards with flowers on, but I wanted to take part in the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says.  I dont have may child related stamps so I found this free Heather Ellis digital image online.  I have again coloured with Zig markers and die cut the balloon to make a shaker with glitter paper and sparkles.  The sentiment is Simon Says.

Now I am off to the garden again as its a lovely sunny day here.
Have a great Sunday,


Monday, 7 August 2017

Very productive weekend!!

I want to improve my water colouring and found time this weekend to sit in my craft room and practice,  I was inspired by this card and decided to have a go.  I think I need alot more practice yet!!

The stamp set is from Altenew called "Beautiful Day" and I used distress inks as watercolour paints.
The sentiment is by Simon Says.

Next I made a pink version again the sentiment is from Simon Says.  I always struggle when adding a sentiment to a card and I am not really happy with this. So with the next card I am leaving it blank and just adding my sentiment on the inside.

For this card I used an old Hero Arts stamp called "Canvas Stripes" for the base,  the scalloped die is from Simon Says.  This time I stamped and embossed in white two flowers and then fussy cut so I could layer up the flower for more dimension.

I am entering all three cards into the current "Splatter it" challenge over at the Simon Says Wednesday blog and also the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge #77.

Its set to rain again here so I am off to do some more practicing!


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Lots of Splatters!

I am keen to improve my watercolouring so decided to ink up this lovely Painted Poppy stamp from Altenew.  I used Distress ink and then smooshed with water, I also added some blue and then splattered ink onto the page.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.

I am adding this to this weeks  Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Splatter It"

The weather has improved a lot here today, no rain and the sun is out, time for a spot of gardening.  Enjoy your week.