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!!


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Frame It!

Still using my Zig Brush Markers to colour they really are my favourite medium ! This card using the Simon Says Cosmos Background stamp is for Day 14 of Kathy's Colouring Challenge.

I stamped and embossed the image with Silver powder and coloured then die cut a frame (an old die and I am not sure who made it!) A CAS card , sometimes its good to have white space lol!!

I shall enter this in both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Frame it"and the SSS Flickr Group challenge "Colouring".

After a rainy morning the sun is peeping through so time for a walk, hope you are enjoying your Thursday!


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Sea themed Note Cards!

I was lucky enough to win this set of Sea themed images and could wait to ink them up, I decided to make a set of note cards and use my Zig Brush Markers to colour them. This is my colouring for Day 11 and 12 of Kathy's 30 Day colouring challenge. 

 I had fun colouring these cute images from Paper Smooches!!

I shall also add these to the challenge at The Divas that cut paper challenge which is Animals or Pets!! and the LOVE handmade cards Flickr group challenge #30

Have a great day

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Two new cards!

I have just got back from a week away with my daughters school on a trip to the Purbeck Hills with 73 children, we had a fabulous time and the weather was kind to us.  I needed to get into my craft room and have some relaxing time making a couple of cards.

This first one used the "Kaleidoscope Background" stamp from Simon Says which I have stamped and embossed in Silver and then coloured with Zig Brush Markers. I added the sentiment stamped onto velum and also a few pearls.  I am pleased with the selective colouring as it changes the look of the image.

I shall add this card to both the SSS Flickr Group challenge which is "Colouring" and the SSS Wednesday challenge "Wedding/Anniversary".

For my second card I used an image from Sugar Pea designs that I coloured and die cut, I then made it into a shaker using My Favourite Things Shaker die.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.

I shall add this to the Die Cut Divas challenge "Animals or Pets"

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


Friday, 1 June 2018

Pastel flowers!

Not much time for card making this week as its been half term and our daughter (who is a teacher)  came to stay, we have been having fun getting out and about.

She went home this morning so I had time to make another card for the SSS Flickr challenge.

The theme this time is "Emboss it" and I have used both dry embossing and heat embossing.  The edges of the card have been embossed using my SSS "Stitched Square dies" and the flowers from the SSS "Spring Flower set" have been embossed in silver and then coloured with zigs.

I shall also add this card to the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes",

No crafting for me next week as I am off to help my daughters school with their year 6 residential trip.  It will be a fun week although I am sure I will be very tired when I get back.  Have a great week.


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Anniversary !

Made this simple Anniversary card today using the "Painted Flower" set from Altenew and gold embossing powder.  The Stitched Square cut die and sentiment are both from Simon Says.

I also layered up the panel on some glitter card for extra sparkle, then layered the sentiment onto foam tape before adding the pearls.  This would make a great wedding card too !

I am adding this to two challenges, the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Embossing" and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Use more than one stamp"

Its a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK and the sun is shining, time to relax in the garden before watching the Monaco Grand Prix, 36 years ago we were there on our honeymoon so it has a special place in my heart!!


Monday, 21 May 2018

More Masculine!

I needed a quick masculine card and so decided to use a Tim Holtz stencil and some Distress Oxide ink . The colours are Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio, love these colours together, they always say "Blue and Green should never be seen" but I think they go together well!!  The die cut is from Altenew.

Quick and simple to make!!

I will add this to the "Stencil it" challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Another glorious day here so I am off to the garden to read, have a great day!!


Friday, 18 May 2018

Get Well Soon.

Another card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Stencil It"  This stencil is by Tim Holtz and I have used it with embossing ink and Gold embossing powder to create a really shimmery card.  The flowers are from the SSS "Spring Flowers" stamp set and I have coloured with Zig Brush Markers.   Added lots of pearls for more sparkle!!

It looks like we are going to have another sunny weekend here in Dorset so I am getting out in the garden, after having a really wet winter my garden now needs some rain!
Have a great weekend


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Stretch your Dies!!

I wanted to take part in the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge which is "Stencil it"  but I only have a couple of stencils. So I decided to make  my own using the "Modern Flowers Card Wrap" die from Simon Says. To do this I just cut some card with the die, then sponged through the image with some distress inks.  Then to cove the messy bit I added the die cut circle and the "Thanks" die.  Love how it worked out , and a way to stretch my dies!!

I shall also add this card to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says which is also "Stencil it"

Hope you are having a good week.


Friday, 11 May 2018


I seem to be hooked on Shaker Cards at the moment and have made another using the "Picture Book Monkey" die from Simon Says.  I have just got these Hexagon dies and needed to try them out, so after cutting the  two holes I needed two monkeys!!  Another card with no flowers lol!!

I am adding this to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp "One for the Boys".

Have a great weekend