Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Three Cards One Stamp!

Here are three Christmas cards I have made using the same Hero Arts Stamp "Winter Town", I also decided to stick to the colours kraft, silver, white and red.  I like the homely feel of kraft and I also stuck tp a fairly CAS design.  For this first card I have also embossed the card with a snowflake folder.

For this one I have added a red background and the town image has been stamped twice and I have layered it up on sticky dots.  The Merry die is from Memory Box.

This is the simplest of all with the addition of some gingham ribbon.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A Card and a Tag!

Here are a couple more projects I have made using my new Sizzix machine,  this first card is a case of a card I made last year, this time I have embossed the background with a bark embossing folder  and also used craft card for a rustic look.  The Merry Christmas script is from a really old Hero Arts Set called Holiday Messages, and the Bauble is a Memory Box die.  I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Christmas" and also the Make The Day Special Challenge as it is based loosely on their sketch.

My second project is a tag using scraps from my basket, I have added lots of shimmer with glitter glue and liquid pearls.

Its turned really cold here but the sun is out so we are off to Petworth Park for a long walk, have a great weekend,

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Baubles!!

I had such a surprise last week when I received an email to say I had won this amazing prize, its the Big Shot Pro which can take A4 card plus three dies for patch working.  It arrived this week so I couldn't wait to use it and have been embossing and die cutting all morning.  Here are two of my cards.

A sparkly bauble cut with a Memory Box die and layered onto a die cut rectangle (from Avery Elle) and then layered again onto an embossed (Not sure where this is from).  I am adding this to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says.

Here is my second card using the same folder and bauble die, I just added some sequins and highlighted the line with a gold gel pen.

I am off to do some more experimenting.  Have a good week.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Sketch Card Challenge

I decided to play along again with the challenge over at the "Make the day Special Blog" again, this month its a sketch challenge.

This is my card, I have used an older Hero Arts Snowflakes stamp for the background, stamping and embossing it with "White Pearls"  I have used this Avery Elle "Double Pierced Rectangle die" to create the background and the smaller rectangular tag.  The tag I have stamped with another older Hero Arts stamp called Winter Town.  I have added lots of shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen although you cant see this in the photograph.

A little close up to show some of the shimmer.

Just sharing some good news, my son Tristan has just got engaged to his girlfriend Katie, I am really excited as they have said I can help with making things for the wedding, including all the invitations!!  Its not for a while yet but my creative juices are already flowing!!!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


I have had such a busy week and have just realized that I haven't added the card I made for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge yet.  The weather is so dull and dismal here that its been hard to get a good photograph of it, this one will have to do!! The stamp is an old Hero Arts one that I have watercoloured with distress inks. The Thanks die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you are having a good week.  I am just off to my daughters school to hear some children read.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Hero Arts Scramble

On Saturday afternoon while hubby was watching sport on TV  I had an hour or so to spare, so I took part in the 90 minute scramble over at the Hero Arts flickr group.  Its been a while since I took part in one of these but the timing was right so I had a go.  Heather set the challenge, which was to make some tags and used a recycled item on the tags. 
 I had time to make two entry's, the first was fairly simple as I had all the stamps still on my desk after making these cards.  My recycled items are the tiny foam stars at the tops of the trees , I rescued these from a card I received last year. ( I am always saving bits off cards and presents)

The second tag uses a background cut from a card that I made and didn't send as I didn't really like it!  I rushed this one too finish in the 90 minutes and the coloring on the Santa is not really up to scratch!

I am going to add these to this weeks Wednesday challenge at Simon Says.

It was fun taking part and I have some tags made ready for Christmas!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Christmas is coming!

As promised here are some more Christmas cards, three different cards but there seems to be a bit of a blue theme!!  This first card uses a Memory Box die and some glittery card. The sentiment is an oldie by Hero Arts.

This next card uses another old Hero Arts stamp, "Winter Town" I have stamped it with Faded Jeans Distress ink and cut with a Spellbinders oval die before framing with some glitter card.  The tree is the Hero Arts "Layered Tree."

The third card is based on the last one but this time I have made it into a shaker card.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

A Walk in the Park

No cards today, we have had a beautiful sunny day so the perfect opportunity to go for a walk in Petworth Park a huge deer park in the ground of Petworth House just up the road from us.  It was a photographers dream today as the lighting was perfect. Here are a few snaps from the day.
First some beautiful Toadstools.

The glorious Autumnal colours.

Some of the deer, these were eating chestnuts that were falling off the trees.

 Mum feeding her young.

 Lastly a stag enjoying some acorns.

I shall post some more cards later in the week.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Snowflakes and Holly!

I am still trying to build up my Christmas card stash for this year, here are a couple of cards using older stamps and dies.  This first card uses the Hero Arts Classic Holly Cling, I have camouflage stamped and die cut the Happy to add some dimension. 

Here is a close up. I am adding this card to the current Hero Arts Challenge "Holiday Cardmaking."

For this second card I used some old Snowflakes dies and some Peacock Distress ink.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Friday, 23 October 2015

More Gift Boxes

Here are a couple more of the gift boxes I have made for Christmas.  They are very simple to make but look so pretty.

For the fisrt box I have dry embossed half the box with snowflakes then wrapped a silver ribbon round.  The snowflake is made up of  embossed die cuts.

Here is a close up I used gold embossing, clear sparkle and white pearly embossing powder.

The second box is also dry embossed then wrapped with a ribbon and twine, I then added die cut baubles and the tag.  I am adding these to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Wrap it Up."

Have a great weekend.