Friday 12 January 2024

A Glittery Gnome


I decided to make another card for the Christmas Kickstart challenge "The Midas Touch"using my L'll Gnome die from Simon Says, I think he looks cute with his glittery gold hat. The Background embossing and Merry Christmas frame are also by Simon Says. I also added some shimmery stars for some extra sparkle.

Its been bitterly cold here in Dorset and I am staying inside in the warm , have a great weekend.



Wednesday 3 January 2024

A touch of gold!


I am keen to play along with the Christmas Kickstart challenge again this year as I got really behind with my cards last year and it was a bit of a panic to get them all made.  
This months theme is "A Midas Touch" and as I still had all my Christmas card bits on my desk before the big tidy up! I got to work and made this really simple card using dies and an embossing border folder.

I embossed the dots border folder along the side of the card base and then added some snowflakes using Simon Says dies, I added the gold glittery snowflake and some gems for a bit of sparkle. Another card that was really difficult to photograph, white on white is never easy.

I think I am going to be stuck in again today as there is more rain forecast , an ideal opportunity to finish my craft room tidy!

Have a great day



Tuesday 2 January 2024

White on White

Happy New Year
to all my followers, thank you for all your comments over the last year, I really appreciate them.

Here is a card that I didn't get time to post before Christmas, its a white on white card using a border dots embossing folder and die cuts.

 First I embossed the base card using a really old dots border folder, then I die cut lots of stars, some in card and some in some off white patterned paper. I then pop dotted and glued the stars to the base card adding some silver gems for a bit of sparkle.  The sentiment is hot foiled. It was difficult top get a good photo of this one as the light wasn't great and white on white is always hard to capture.

The weather here at the moment is really wet and windy so I have spent the morning giving my craft room a long overdue tidy up.  It looks so much better !

Have a great week



Wednesday 13 December 2023

Shaped card!


I was lucky enough to find this sweet Hobby Arts stamp in a local Charity shop , perfect for cutsie Christmas cards.  Its quite a small image so I decided to make this small shaped card using some Spellbinder dies.

I stamped and coloured my images with some alcohol markers, I then die cut the present image with a circle die , the holly brach I fussy cut and added to the circle with foam dots.
The sentiment is computer generated and I added some red gems for a bit of sparkle.

Have a great week

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Chrstmas whites!

 I have had a really busy time lately and its been a while since I posted anything,  I am back now and here is a card for the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge "If its Christmassy Link it Up"

I wanted to make some cards using a mainly white palette and this is one of them.  I used a really old start embossing folder for the edge of the base card. I then just added die cuts and a pink bow. A very simple card to make but I like the simple design and I will be trying more like this.

The star die is by Memory Box and the branch is a Simon Says die. I have at last finished and written my cards for this year, It was a bit of a rush towards the end and I must be more organised next year!

Hope you are enjoying your week.

Saturday 25 November 2023

Christmas Cards!


I am still busy trying to catch up with my Christmas card making, I have got so behind this year.  Here is another card made just using dies and a border embossing folder.  All the flora dies are by Simon Says and I have cut some in patterned paper and some I have coloured with Zig markers.

The sentiment has been computer generated and I have also added some pearls for a bit of sparkle.

I shall add this card to the Christmas Kickstart challenge as I have used colours that are not really Christmassy.

I am off to my daughters again next week, she is moving house and Nana is needed for babysitting duties.

Have a great week



Thursday 16 November 2023

Non Traditional Christmas!

 The Christmas Kickstart challenge this month is called " It's Christmas Jim but not as we know it! so for my card I decided to go for non traditional colours.

For my background I used a piece of patterned paper and ran it through the Simon Says "Spun Sugar" embossing folder.  I then die cut the SSS Merry word with a dusky pink background and glittery cream card.

Next I die cut lots of leaves and berries, also by SSS and coloured them with Zig markers.  I then adheared the word with foam tape so I could layer the leaves and berries under the word.  Lastly I added some clear gems.

Although these colours are non traditional I am really pleased with the look, delicate but still Christmassy.

We have another rainy day here in Dorset so I am busy trying to catch up with my crafting.

Have a great Day



Tuesday 14 November 2023

Birthday and Christmas!!

I have had a very busy few weeks visiting my daughter and also I have been away on a photography/ birdwatching holiday to Yorkshire.  Its also my Granddaughter Evas 2nd birthday today so I popped back up to Surrey for her party at the weekend.

This is the card I made for her, I cut the large 2 shapes using my Silhouette machine and stuck them down the left edge to create a card shape.  I then distressed with Salty Ocean Oxide ink. Most of the animals are from Heffy Doodles which I have coloured with alcohol markers.  I then die cut her name using dies from Altenew.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and Eva was thrilled with it as she loves animals.

I have also been busy making more Christmas cards, this one uses a selection of die cut leaves and berries from Simon Says.  Not sure of the make of the frame die as i found it in a charity shop, i looks great over the musical background paper.

Pleased with how this turned out but it was fiddly and too complicated for batch making.

 I need to crack on with my Christmas card making as I am way behind this year.  



Saturday 21 October 2023

CAS Christmas.

I am going away for a couple of weeks tomorrow to my daughters, she is moving house and I am going to help her with the packing.  I wanted to make another Christmas card before I left so decided on this CAS card using a die I won called Holly Stripes by Poppy Stamps.

First I die cut my background blank and ran it through a dotty border embossing folder.  I then cut the holly and placed it over the dots.  Next I added the hot foiled sentiment.

 This was a really easy card to make and perfect for batch making , which I may have to do if I don't get a move on with my cards!

Hope you all have a good weekend , I am off to finish packing now.



Thursday 12 October 2023

Layered Merry!

I am addicted to using this Fruitful Berry die from Simon Says, its so pretty and really lifts a card. 

For this I have stamped the Simon Says Outline Christmas stamp and embossed in gold , then I distressed with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean oxide inks. I die cut with a base die and then cut lots of berries in white and green.  Then I added some water coloured berries to the dies.  I layered up the Chunky Merry die also from Simon says with some foam tape and then added all my berry branches.

 Had fun with this one ,  I shall add it to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Christmas" and the Die Cut Divas challenge "use layers".

I am trying to get lots of my Christmas cards done as I am away for a few weeks helping my daughter pack as she is moving. Busy time ahead!