Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Turquoise Birthday



I was keen to take part in the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Die Cuts" and needed a change from making Christmas cards.  Made this using Simon Says "Stitched Square die, Happy Birthday and Flower Clusters dies.  I raised up the white square bon pop dots for more dimension.

Hoping to get my Christmas decorations up this week, always love decorating the house.

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Cute Christmas!!



Things are getting busy now but I had time to make another card using this cute little penguin from Heffy Doodles combines with Simon Says Festive Trees and Falling Snow stencil.  The sentiment die is also from Heffy Doodles.  I have coloured with Zig markers and added Glossy Accents to the tree baubles for extra sparkle.

Adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Traditional Christmas"

Have a great weekend

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Silver Snow!


If you saw my last post about the wallpaper my neighbour was clearing out you will know that there was a roll of silver too.  Here is a card I have made using it as a background, it really is a quality paper and looks fabulous and shimmery as a backing for cards.




For this card I have embossed in silver an older stamp from Hero Arts called "International Christmas Script".  Then I cur the Simon Says Alicia snowflake in silver glitter paper and twice in white card, I layered these up to make the snowflake stand out from the card.  Lastly I added lots of silver stars and the die cut sentiment from Heffy Doodles.

This was a quick and easy card and it looks so elegant.

I shall add this to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Starry, Starry Night " and the current SSS Flickr Challenge "Merry Making".

Have a great week
Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Two More Christmas Designs!!


My neighbour was clearing out and gave me two rolls of wallpaper, a gorgeous shimmery gold and one in silver too.  Its perfect for using on my cards as it is a really good quality with a gorgeous elegant look.  I decided to have a go at embossing in gold on it and it worked beautifully with no buckling.   I embossed some extra leaves and cut them out also adding some vellum poinsettias. The stamp set is from Simon Says and the die is Heffy Doodles.  Lastly I added some gold Nuvo drops.



I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Merry Making".



My next card is a shaker made using Simon Says dies and Festive Tree stamp, the little penguin is from a set by Heffy Doodle called "Wanna Build a Snowman".  I have added lots of gold and silver stars in the shaker window.



I will also add this card to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge and also the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Starry Starry Night".

The weather is still sop gloomy here so I am spending lots of time in my craft room getting more Christmas cards done.  I am seeing my daughter this week and she is bound to raid my stash lol!!

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Starry Starry Night!!


A card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Starry, Starry Night" using my favourite reindeer stamps from Clearly Besotted.  Cut the happy word using Altenew letter dies and added the Heffy Doodles Christmas Die, I also added some Nuvo Glimmer paste to the tops of the letters for a snowy effect.  The background is created with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks, and also using the "Falling Snow" stencil from Simon Says,




Have coloured my reindeer with Zig Brush markers and layered them up on the card, lastly adding my shiny stars.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Skating Santa!!




I wanted to join in this fortnights Christmas Kickstart Challenge but I don't have any Santa stamps, so I looked online and found this cute free image to colour.  I printed it off and coloured with Zig Brush markers then die cut the square using the Stitched Square dies from Simon Says Stamp.  Next I masked the image as much as I could and blended the background with Distress Oxide ink. Then using the Simon Says Falling Snow stencil I added the sparkly snow effect using Nuvo Glimmer paste.



A close up to show the sparkly snow !  I shall also add this to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

Its actually stopped raining here so am off to do some tidying in the garden.  Have a great day.

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Christmas Tree.


As I had the Simon Says Festive Tree stamp set on my desk I decided to make another card using the heart tree. 
 This time I stamped and embossed in gold and very loosely coloured with Zig Markers, I wanted a loose water coloured look.  Then I highlighted some of the hearts with a red glitter gel pen for a little more sparkle.  Difficult to photograph but it shimmers beautifully. Added the pearl star and a die cut sentiment from Heffy Doodle.


Hope you are having a good week, its another wet one here !

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Totally Besotted with these colours!!





I am totally besotted with these colours at the moment and all my latest Christmas cards feature them in one way or another!  This latest card uses dies and stamps from Simon Says Stamp. 

I stamped and embossed in Silver the triangle tree from the Festive Trees set, I then coloured the tree with Zig Markers and cut out.  I then cut various Snowflakes and layered them up.  The background card has been roughly blended with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks.


I layered the tree up on some pop dots and then added the sentiment.


 I am adding this to a couple of challenges , The Christmas Kickstart Challenge which this fortnight is "Snow" and the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Colouring."

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Snowflakes!!


My Christmas cards this year seem to have a theme running through them of this blue/green colour using Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean blended together.  I love the pretty colour it creates.  For this card I blended a stripe of it and then added some golden snow, with my SSS falling snow stencil and some glittery gold Art Glitter Paste.



The snowflakes are cut using Simon Says dies and the die cut word is from Heffy Doodles.

I am adding this card to the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge "Snow" , the Love handmade cards Flickr challenge and the SSS Instagram Challenge.

We have another wet weekend forecast here so I shall be in my craft room a lot!!  Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 28 October 2019

Thanks!



I have been practicing my water colouring with Zig markers and made this card for a couple of current challenges.  The first is the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Fall/Autumn"  and the second is the SSS Flickr Challenge which is "Grateful/Thankful" for this fortnight.

I used the centre flowers from the SSS "Centre Cut Flowers" set and stamped in Scattered Straw Distress ink, then I carefully water coloured with my Zigs.  I then layered the panel up on some mustard card and added the die cut sentiment.

Hugs
Sally