Monday, 18 March 2019

Spring Flowers!



Flowers are blooming in Dorset and Spring is in the air so I was inspired to take part in the new SSS Flickr Group challenge "Spring has Sprung".  I stamped and embossed in white flowers from the "Even more Spring Flowers" stamp set and then coloured with Zig Markers in this vibrant yellow!! Definitely a Spring colour.  I then fussy cut and laid out on this embossed panel.  A perfect card for a Spring Birthday.

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #6


Wow that fortnight has flown by and its time again for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, this time the theme is "Moves on Hooves"



Back in the January sales I got this cute set from Clearly Besotted called "Lets Prance" , perfect for this challenge.  I created a little scene by distressing the background with Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks and then adding falling snow using my Simon Says Stencil and Nuvo glitter paste.  Next I die cut the trees and added some snow lines with Zig markers .  The reindeer are also coloured with Zig markers.

I am also adding this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "Whatever the Weather,"

Hugs
Sally


Sunday, 10 March 2019

Shaker Fun!



I needed a boys Birthday card , so decided to make a shaker, (love making them).  I got out this older Paper Smooches set and coloured the images with Zig Markers.  The sea background is made by blending, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks.  I also made a stencil with some card and blended round it to create the waves.  Such a fun card to make and not my usual flowery creations!

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Create a Scene"

Hope you are having a great weekend, we are having very spring like weather of sunshine and showers today, hopefully its better tomorrow as we are off on a shopping trip to Salisbury.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 8 March 2019

Cute Penquins!



I have just got this new Heffy Doodles "Wanna Build a Snowman" stamp set and I just love these cheeky little penguins.

 I stamped and coloured them with Zig markers then fussy cut.  Next I blended some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide on my base before stencilling some snow with the SSS Falling Snow stencil and Nuvo glimmer paste on the top half of the card.  I then die cut the Snow letters and added some more glimmer paste to the top of them.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Create a Scene" and the Love handmade cards Flickr Challenge "Anything Goes".

A snowy scene I know but here in Dorset I saw some signs of Spring with daffodils and even a dew primroses out when I went on my morning walk.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Watercolour flowers.



Love this "Even More Spring Flowers" stamp set from Simon Says and decided to ink it up and watercolour using my Zig Brush Markers.  I don't usually go for purples and blues but wanted to try something different.   I have fussy cut all the flower elements for this card then adhered and splashed with some white gouache.  The sentiment is cut using Altenew's alphabet dies. Love these colours so I am sure I will be using them again soon.

I am adding this card to three challenges, The Simon Says Flickr Groups "Friendship" challenge,  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the Flower Challenge also "Anything Goes".

Have a great week
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 28 February 2019

New Stamps!!


Last weekend I went to an amazing Craft Show in Farnborough called "Make It" there was lots of fabulous crafts to see plus some great stalls for buying, needless to say I came away with lots of crafty goodies.  The Heffy Doodle stand was amazing and I was tempted by so many things, and came away with this lovely "Elephant of Surprise" stamps with dies and also this gorgeous "Wanna Build a Snowman " set.

I couldn't wait to ink them up and made this Baby girl card using Altenew's Bold Alphabet dies and some patterned paper.  Really love the elephants, I am sure this set will be well used.

Adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge


Gosh another two weeks have flown by and its time again for the "Christmas Kickstart Challenge" This time the challenge is "Have a Bear-y Christmas" , if you follow my blog you will know that this is not my style at all, I usually stick to flowers so this one was a real challenge for me.  I didn't have a suitable image so found this freebie on Pinterest.



First I printed it onto some white card and then coloured with Zig Brush Markers, I also added some Glittery Nuvo paste for the snow , although this doesn't really show up in the photo.  Next I die cut into a circle and used an old Spellbinders die for the background shape.  The sentiment is computer generated. I had fun colouring this so perhaps I need to do more cutsie cards!!



This next card is for my God Daughters little boy, he loves dinosaurs so again found these images on the internet and made this shaker card.

Its been such a lovely week here, the weather has been beautiful, but its all set to change again so I am off to do a bit of gardening.

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Cosmos Flowers!


While I had this Simon Says Cosmos Flower stamp on my desk I decided to ink it up again and do some more colouring.  This time I inked and embossed in gold before colouring with Zig Brush Markers.



Love the vibrant pink, yellow and blue together, so pretty!! Just added the computer generated sentiment and voila!

Adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Lets Colour"

Its half term this week and we are off to visit our daughter, looking forward to going to the big Craft Show in Farnborough called "Make It".  Love looking at all the new products and hopefully buying a few too !  Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Pretty Pinks!


The new Wednesday challenge this week  at the Simon Says Blog is "Black, white and one other colour " I couldn't resist inking up this Cosmos Background stamp and colouring in pink!  A very simple card as I just added the sentiment and some sequins. Love my Zig Brush Markers the colours are so vibrant!

I am also adding this to the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge #117 Lets Colour!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Sally


Friday, 15 February 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge#4



Gosh another fortnight has gone by and its time for another Christmas Kickstart Challenge,  Challenge #4 is "Have a Heart"  this challenge just needs a heart somewhere on your card and I have managed to add 3, they are really small but there are 3.  The heart shaped buttons on the little bunny and also the heart shaped bead on the band attached.  There is also a sketch to use if you wish but I like to do my own thing, a sketch is a challenge to far LOL.  I have had this stamp for years, its by Penny Black and its dated 1996, definitely an oldie but goodie!!

I just coloured with Zig Markers and layered it up on some glitter card and some snow embossed white card. The beads I have also had in my stash for ages, it definitely feels good using my older stuff although I do need a bit of a de clutter!

Its been a lovely sunny couple of days here and it seems like spring is definitely in the air.

Have a great weekend

Hugs
Sally.