Saturday, 18 March 2017

Note Cards.


We have had some beautiful Spring days here and so I have been spending alot of time in the garden instead of making cards.  As we moved last year I am eagerly awaiting new growth in the garden as it is all a surprise, I do know we have some flowering cherry trees and I can't wait to see them in full bloom.  
These two note cards are inspired by the cherry tree blossom, this top one was an experiment and I am pleased with the result, I used the Altenew "Beautiful Bloom" stamping with distress inks on watercolour paper and  adding lots of highlights with Zig Markers, then I added loads of water to get this soft effect. The base square is a Simon Says die and I have embossed the edge in Gold before adding the sentiment and sequins.



For the second card I die cut another square of watercolour card and stamped and embossed in white the flower outline, then I added Raspberry distress ink, The flowers and leaves are stamped and embossed in gold then fussy cut before pop dotting on the card,

I am adding both cards to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Bit O'Green" and the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge #67 "Think Spring" the Simon Says product I have used is the stitched square die on both cards.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend
Hugs
Sally

Friday, 10 March 2017

Flowery cards!


After seeing all the fabulous cards posted using the Altenew " Beautiful Day" stamp set I knew I had to have it.  At last it has come and I couldn't wait to ink it up.  For this first card I have stamped and embossed in gold and then fussy cut all the images.  I then stamped the flower with distress inks and coloured the remaining elements with Copics.  The sentiment die is by Simon Says. I am really pleased with this stamp set and know I will be using it loads!!!


I am adding this card to three challenges, the first at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "For a Special Lady"  The second is the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge#66  "Colouring" and lastly the Flickr Group Love Handmade Cards "Spring" Challenge.






For the second card I have stamped onto water colour paper and coloured with my Zig Markers, again the sentiment die is by Simon Says. This card is also for the Simon Says Flickr Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

It really is Spring like here today the sun is shining and its a beautiful day,so I thing I shall be in the garden this afternoon.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

30 Day Colouring Challenge !


I have got very behind with the 30 Day Colouring Challenge organised by Kathy,   Here are two more cards I have made both coloured with my Zig Brush markers.  This first one is using an old Hero Arts stamp, embossed in white then the coloures have been smooshed over, I then added some highlights of colour with the pens.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.  I am adding this also to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge #66 "Colouring".




For this card I used the Tim Holtz Flower Garden set also stamped and embossed in white before colouring.

I am now off into the garden, we have lots to do !!

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Flower Tags.


I wanted to take part in Kathy's 30 Day Colouring Challenge but am a little behind already, I have made two tags, this first one using the Honey Bees Country Bloom set and coloured with Zig Brush Markers. This is for Day one of the Challenge.





For Day 2 I have used the Simon Says Spring Blooms set again, this really is my favourite set at the moment its so versatile.  Its stamped and embossed in gold and coloured with Zig markers.

I shall also add these tags to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Tag your it" and also two challenges over at flickr, Simon Says "Colouring" Challenge and Love handmade cards "Spring "Challenge.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, we are having spring like showers then sun  today.  Spring is definitely on its way.

Hugs
Sally 

Monday, 27 February 2017

Mothers Day!


I was asked by a friend to make this card after seeing my other Spring Flower cards.   This time I have been inspired by all the snowdrops that are springing to life in the village I live.  I think this stamp makes a brilliant snowdrop.
I have stamped and embossed in gold onto white paper and fussy cut the flowers to form a tuft of snowdrops. Here is a photo I took last week such pretty flowers.

Its not the best photo as the weather has been really bad in the last few days and I needed to get it in the post to my friend.



Here is a photo I took last week in the woods near our house.


Hope you have a great week.

Hugs Sally

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Birthday Flowers.



Another quick play with that "Spring Flower" set from Simon Says, there really are so many possibilities!!  This time I have stamped and embossed in gold onto watercolour paper before colouring with my Zig Brush markers.  The purple flower has been fussy cut and pop dotted for some added dimension. I then added the die cut sentiment and some pearls, simple but effective.

Such a lovely day here, we have just been out for a 3 mile walk in the countryside and spotted these beautiful snowdrops, Spring is on the way !!!



I shall add this card to the Wednesday  challenge at Simon Says "Fantastic Florals" and the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Flickr page.

Have a great week

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 18 February 2017

More Spring Flowers.



We have had some lovely crocuses arrive in the garden ( as we have moved I am not sure what is already planted here) a lovely surprise , so I was inspired to use my "Spring Flower"s stamp again.  This time colouring the flowers a lovely shade of purple.  I have fussy cut all the flowers and stems and pop dotted for dimension . Its based on my last card but using a Kraft background.

The weather is lovely this weekend so we are off out in the garden to do some tidying, its great to be back out there again.

I am adding this card to two challenges, the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Fantastic Florals" and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes".

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Spring Flowers



I have been absent from my craft room for a week as our daughter has been visiting during half term.  I did get to play today and as this stamp set from Simon Says was still on my desk I had to ink it up.  I have stamped and embossed the flowers in white, then coloured with my Zig Brush markers.  Then I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves.  I added a die cut frame and popped it on foam for dimension then individually added the flowers and leaves plus some pearls to finish,

Its warming up a bit in Dorset and there are signs of spring arriving, looking forward to all the Spring flowers.

I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Fantastic Florals".

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Love Heart!



Had some fun with my Kraft paper again making this Valentine card,  I have die cut the Heart and then stamped in white with "Canvas Stripes" from Hero Arts,  The square die and sentiment are both from Simon Says.  The flowers and leaves are from the "Spring Flowers set ,also from Simon Says, I fussy cut the small flowers and leaves and coloured with Zig Brush Markers.  Some of the flowers are raised on pop dots for added dimension.

I am adding this to three challenges Die Cut Divas "Red or Pink " Challenge and two challenges over at Flickr.  Simon Says  "Love is in the air" and LOVE handmade cards challenge"Hearts and Flowers"

Hugs 
Sally

Monday, 6 February 2017

New Stamps!!






I have a new stamp set from Simon Says called Spring Flowers and I have been having fun all weekend playing with it.  Here is a simple design that I have coloured with Zig Brush markers, the flowers also have lots of sparkle as I have added a Wink of Stella to them (hard to see in the photo).  I have also added some splashes of colour and sequins.  The love sentiment is also from Simon Says.

This card is for both the Simon Says current Flickr challenge "Love is in the air" and the Wednesday Blog challenge "Colour of Love".

This red heart is from a gorgeous box of chocolates I received last year from Hubby, I had to save it as it is so pretty and perfect as a prop for Valentines!!

Hugs
Sally