Monday, 23 September 2019

Anniversary card!

After another busy couple of weeks and some lovely time away in Cornwall I have found time to make an Anniversary card for a friend.  I used Simon Says stamps and stencils to create this card.  
Embossing the flowers in gold and colouring with Zigs.

I shall enter this in the current Simon Says Flickr Challenge.

Hope to get back to my card making this week, the weather has turned Autumnal now and we have rain forecast for the next week or so.  Missing the summer already!!

Have a great week,

Sunday, 8 September 2019


We are off on holiday next week but before we go I wanted to make another card using the Autumnal colours and theme as I love oranges and yellows, so bright and pretty!!

For this card I use the Simon Says "Centre Cut Flower" stamp again and just embossed in gold ,coloured and cut out the leaves, I also used the leaves from the "Even more Spring Flowers "set.

The frames was made from a scrap from my basket, its just the edge of a panel I made for another card.

As you can see I also added some splatters and the die cut sentiment, also from Simon Says.

I am adding this to the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Stamp It" and the SSS Flickr challenge "Falling for Fall", I will also add it to the SSS Instagram challenge.

Looking forward to my holiday hope you all have a great week too.


Friday, 6 September 2019

Autumnal Birthday!

I have been struggling with my card making as I lost my reading glasses last week, I am using an older pair until I get my eyes tested again in a couple of weeks but these are really old and not so good!!
I did manage to get this autumnal Birthday card made using Simon Says Centre Cut Flowers stamp.

I embossed in gold and then coloured in autumnal colours using my Zig markers, I then fussy cut the image and layered up onto some purple card stock.  I then stamped a few extra leaves coloured and layered up onto the image.

The die cut sentiment is also from Simon Says.  I am going to add this to a couple of challenges,  the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Stamp It" and the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Falling for Fall"

I am going away for a few days holiday next week to St Ives in Cornwall, just hoping the weather perks up as its been really autumnal here today.


Thursday, 29 August 2019

A card at Last!!

Its been such a busy Summer and I have had hardly anytime in my craft room, we have had lots of visitors ( that's what happens when you live near the sea lol) and the weather has been glorious.
At last I had time to make this card for the "Christmas Kickstart Challenge #18".

The challenge is to use their header as inspiration.

So I decided to make a shaker card using the Simon Says Stamp "Holiday Frame" die and adding lots of sequins for sparkle. The background paper is  turquoise and sparkly which doesn't really show up in the photo.  The snowman is from the Heffy Doodles "Wanna build a snowman" stamp set which I have coloured with Zig markers.  I then layered up onto a Turquoise card base.

I am also adding this card to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"
We have another couple of busy weeks coming up but I hope to fit in some card making too.


Sunday, 11 August 2019

New Cards!!

It seems ages since I have posted on my blog!!  We have been away for a while house sitting at my cousins house again and looking after all his animals and then when we got home we had a major computer failure!!  It was a complete disaster but after a week at the repair shop it seems to be up and running again although the computer techie man says its getting old and we are going to need a new one soon!! Aaaagh I hate having to set everything up again, lets hope it lasts longer than he thinks!

At least I have had time to make a couple of cards although I have also had trouble with my mojo !  This first card is for the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "One Layer" .  I used the centre Cut Flowers and stamped and embossed in white.  I then coloured with my Zigs and cut out the hexagonal shape,  adhering another hexagonal to the back to form the card.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and  embossed in Rose Gold powder.

This second card used a panel that I had coloured in my stash made from the Simon Says Gerbera background, I layered it up and added the die cut sentiment.  I will add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  "Add a Die Cut".

Hope you are having a great weekend


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Gerbera Flowers!!

I have another new stamp to play with, "The Gerbera Daisy" Background from Simon Says, I love Gerbera's so couldn't wait to buy this stamp.  I inked and embossed in white then coloured with Zig Brush markers in lovely bright oranges and yellows.

I then added a panel in white and a trellis die cut before adding the sentiment.  I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Anything Goes" and their Instagram challenge "Water colouring".

Enjoy your Sunday.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Christmas in July!!


After a busy couple of weeks I have had time to spend in my craft room and decided to play again at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, this time the theme is "Festive things with wings" so I had to ink up these cute penguins from Heffy Doodles.  

The die cute frame is by Simon Says and the letters Altenew.  I coloured the penguins with Zig Markers and added snow to the letters with Nuvo Glimmer Paste.

While I had the set out I also made this card , the background is created with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserve.  I have added sparkle to the penguins scarves with a sparkly Gel pen, although its hard to see in the photo.  I shall add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Make your own Background"

Its raining hard here today so I am hoping to make some more cards this afternoon.

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Watercolour Flowers!

Had fun colouring my new Centre Cut Flowers  stamp from Simon Says.  Stamped and embossed in Wow white powder then water coloured with Zig Markers.

I then fussy cut the image and layered it onto some dusky pink card, before layering onto my white base.  Added the Gold embossed sentiment.

Also used Simon Says Stitched Square dies.

Just a quick post today as its another glorious one here and we are hoping to pop to the beach.

Have a great day.


Saturday, 29 June 2019

50th Birthday.

Just a quick post today as we have a beautiful day here and I want to get in the garden.  I was asked to make a summer birthday card to include flowers and cocktails , I had fun with this one.   The "Maria" is cut from some card that I had already stamped and embossed with the SSS Kaleidoscope pattern and then coloured with Zigs.  I also added some glitter paste and when dry cut with Altenew's letter dies.  The flowers are from SSS "Centre Cut Flowers" gold embossed and coloured with zigs.  For the cocktails I found a free image online, printed and fussy cut and added to the card on foam tape so they stand out.

I am pleased as I think it portrays the tropical theme I was after.

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2

I had time to make another glittery Christmas card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge #13 again using my Simon Says Snowflake dies.

I cut the large "Alicia" snowflake in gold glitter card and also twice in white card , then layered up,  The Christmas words stamp is an oldie from Hero Arts called "International Christmas Script".  I stamped this in gold then added lots of gold splatters.  Pleased with this card and it will be a great one to produce multiples of.

Also adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".