Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Another Shaker, I am Hooked!!!



Had chance to craft again today and I couldn't resist making another Shaker Card for the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Falling for Fall"   I do love Shakers and using this special Peek a Boo Window die and cut windows from My Favorite Things makes it soooo easy!!  The background in flowers are the Cosmos stamp set from SSS which I coloured with Polychromos and the leaves are also SSS.  Leaving this without a sentiment at the moment!

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Girly Birthday!!



I just love a bit of bling so love making Shaker Cards, I made this one for a 9 year old girls birthday next week.  A very simple shaker using some patterned paper and this gorgeous monkey stamp from Sugar Peas. I have used him a lot, such a fun image and easy to colour.  The background die and sentiment die are both from Simon Says Stamp.

Entering this in the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Stamp on it".

I have lots of birthdays in September and October so must get busy!!

Have a great weekend,
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Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 6 September 2018

More Autumnal Thoughts




Had another go at making an Autumnal card for the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge this time just using SSS dies and some smooshing with Distress inks. A simple card so just added some sequins for added sparkle.




A close up of the leaves which I cut twice and layered up.

The weather is definitely getting Autumnal here and the trees are beginning to turn.

Have a great weekend,

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Autumn Thanks!



After a couple of busy weeks with family and friends visiting I have found time to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge which is titled "Falling for Fall".

Well I don't have many Autumnal stamps but after rooting through my box I found this really old Hero Arts stamp called Autumn Leaf Boarder. I created the background by inking the stamp with Zig markers and stamping and then water brushing.  I have used three Simon Says dies The Stitch Squares, Wonky Rectangles and Thanks on a Line.  Love making shaker cards, love the shine and sparkle.


 Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 24 August 2018

Flowery Birthday !!



Here is another card for the current "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Flickr Group.  This is based on this card I made back in December.   This time I have used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, stamping the flower twice and gold embossing then fussy cutting and layering up for dimension.


The striped stamp is an older one but one of my favourites by Hero Arts called "Canvas Stripes".  All the background layers are cut with the Simon Says stamp "Stitched Square Dies" and the sentiment is computer generated.

Just a quick post today as I have cakes in the oven ready for our guests this weekend,

Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Snowflake!


As the challenge at the Simon Says Flickr group is "Anything Goes" I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my box.

Used the Canvas Stripe stamp, an oldie from Hero Arts to create the background cutting with the SSS Wavy Stitched Scallop die and adding the Snowflake , also a SSS die.  Added some sequins for sparkle.

A CAS card , may have to make a few like this.

Looking forward to a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK , we have friends visiting so hoping for good weather!!

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 13 August 2018

Shaker Fun!



I do love a shaker card and this one was fun to make.  I recently won the Simon Says  "Shaker Present" die in a giveaway and wanted to use it to make a birthday card.  I stamped and embossed in silver some SSS "Artful Flowers" and fussy cut them Added some leaves from Altenew's Beautiful Day set and layered them up at the top of the present.  Added lots of pretty sequins and the die cut sentiment.  Easy to make but very pretty and sparkly, I do love a bit of sparkle lol!

Adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Birthday Bash".

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Christmas Cards!


Made my second Christmas card for this year although it was unplanned!!  I was playing with my Distress Oxide in trying to make a smooshed background which resulted in this attempt.  I wasn't sure what to do with it and looking through my dies I found this Simon Says Snowflake Die and knew it would be perfect on the blue.  I just added another smaller snowflake and some sequins, very simple but I like the effect.




I shall add this card to the current challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Distress it"

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 10 August 2018

Happy Birthday



I have had a really busy week and have missed my crafting but today at last I have made a card.  This is quite a simple design using the Simon Says Cosmos Flower stamped and embossed in silver and coloured with Zig Markers. I have layered up on pink card using my Stitched Square dies to cut the layers.  The sentiment is also Simon Says.

I am adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge "Birthday Bash"

Hope to make some more cards this weekend as it looks like it will be raining most of the time, we are back to a typical English summer after the heatwave!!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Weddings!!



My daughter asked me to make a wedding card for her friend who got married yesterday, she wanted it pink and white so I decided to use the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew.  I stamped and embossed with Gold embossing powder then added highlights with Zig markers.  Then I fussy cut and layered up on the card.  The sentiment is computer generated and I then added pearls for added shimmer. I shall add this card to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog.

Luckily the weather stayed good for the wedding as after the drought we have had some really heavy rain with high winds.  Hopefully its going to improve next week.

Have a great week

Hugs
Sally