Monday, 16 July 2018

Bright summer sun!!

I had fun making this bright shaker card, using the "Cosmos Flower" stamp from Simon Says and zig brush markers.  It was difficult to photograph and capture the brightness of the flowers as the acetate kept reflecting.

Pleased with the end result though a perfect summer Thank You card for my daughter to give out.  She is a teacher and gives out lots of cards at the end of term.

I shall add this to the  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the SSS Flickr Challenge #101.

The weather is still glorious here we have had over a month of beautiful sun and no rain,  the garden really needs the water but I am loving this weather!!


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Fun in the Sun!!

This weeks Wednesday challenge at  Simon Says is "Fun in the Sun" and  its also the challenge at the Simon Says Flickr Group so I made this card with the challenges in mind!  I stamped and embossed in white the SSS Star Flower Background and blended over Cracked Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress inks to give the impression of the sunshine.  I then die cut with the Wonky Rectangle Die and added the glass of lemonade. (This is from an older SSS set called "Lemonade")

Lastly I added a few gems for added sparkle and the sentiment was cut with my Silhouette Machine.

Have a great day


Sunday, 8 July 2018


I was lucky enough to win a bunch of stamps and dies from Debby's De Stash giveaway and this "lemonade" stamp set from Simon Says was part of the goodies.  I was waiting for the right opportunity to ink it up and the current "Summertime Fun "Flickr Challenge at Simon Says was the perfect challenge!!  Used Mustard Seed yellow distress ink for my lemons and the Wonky Rectangle die is also Simon Says.

With all the sport on I have found myself in the craft room quite a bit and have made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Red, White and/or Blue)  The stamp is "Beautiful Day by Altenew and I watercoloured with Zig Brush markers. just added the sentiment and all done.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend


Saturday, 7 July 2018

My first Christmas Card!!

With so many Christmas cards to make I decided its never too early to start! and I also wanted to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which this week is "Red, White and/or blue.  Well I went with the Red and white perfect for a Christmas Card.  This SSS Kaleidoscope background is so versatile and stamped and embossed in red sparkle it really shimmers ( can't see that in the photo). Just added a snowflake and sentiment, a very simple card!

Its a very busy sporting weekend here and my DH is excited, we have the British Grand Prix and England in the World Cup followed by the start of the Tour De France, I am going to be a sports widow so hopefully there will be lots of crafting done lol.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, 5 July 2018


Another quick post today as I am still under the weather, this is a card I made for sweet little Harrison's 1st Birthday his Birthday was Tuesday so I am safe to post now. A shaker card using the Sweet-Pea Designs "Caring Critters" stamp and some balloons and name cut on my Silhouette all coloured with Zig Brush Markers.

I shall add this to the Love Flickr Groups challenge #31 "Anything Goes"

Have a great week


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Just a quick post.

 Just a quick post today as I am feeling under the weather.

This is an image I made during Kathy Rac's colouring challenge and I wanted to make it up into a card.  I used my Simon Says Stitched Square Dies to cut the squares then layered up adding the sentiment also by Simon Says.

Just adding this as my last entry for the Flickr group's 100th challenge.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

More pink!

I don't know what it is but I can't seem to get away from making pink cards at the moment, we have lots of pretty flowers in the garden and the pink makes me think of summer!  Made this using the SSS Cosmos Flower Background embossed in white and then blended with Raspberry Distress Ink.  The leaf die and sentiment is also by Simon Says.  Just added some sequins for sparkle.

I shall add this to the Simon Says Stamp 100th Flickr Challenge. "Anything Goes"

Have a great day.


Sunday, 24 June 2018

Found some old stamps!

I have been trying to play along with Kathy Racs 30 Day colouring challenge and looking through my older stamps to find images to colour I found these lovely Peeking Posie images from Hero Arts.  The date on these is 2006 definitely "oldies but goodies" I think!!

I coloured the images with Zig Brush Markers and then fussy cut , layering on some black card cut with the "Stitched Square dies from Simon Says.

Have a great day


Saturday, 23 June 2018

One image Two Cards!

I have been trying to take part in Kathy Rac's 30 Day Colouring Challenge unfortunately I have missed a few days but did get time today for Day 23 and also managed to make two cards with the coloured image Yeah!!

I used the Simon Says Cosmos flower background and stamped with Distress inks, then I dragged the colour with water and also added colour with my Zig Brush Markers.  Love the pretty pink, can't seem to get away from pink always my favourite!!  I then used the Altenew Alphabet dies to cut the YOU and layered it up on white three times. Just added the sentiment and Voila!!

A close up of the raised letters!

With the bits that were left from the background I cut squares with the Simon Says Stitched Square Dies and made this quick Grid Card.  The sentiment is also from Simon Says!

 I shall add these cards to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Bright and Cheerful;"

and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Anything Goes".  Its the 100th challenge over at the Flickr group and there are two great prizes, why not join in !

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, we are having some amazing weather at the moment so I am off to sit in the garden and do some more colouring!


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Frame it!!

Another entry for this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Frame It"  I have used again the Simon Says " Cosmos Flower " image Stamping and embossing in Silver and colouring with Zig Markers. I have cut the Hexagon Frame twice and layered up, then pop dotted to the Tag shaped card. The background yellow is some patterned paper from a pad I have been saving!

Been away for the weekend celebrating my cousins 70th Birthday, such fun catching up with relatives but now I am behind with Kathy's colouring challenge!  Must get cracking again!!