Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Dies and stamps!.



A quick, simple card for the challenge over at the Simon Says Flickr Group  , the theme is "Friendship" .  I stamped and coloured the Flora Background stamp onto some patterned paper and die cut , I then cut a square of the dotty paper using the Simon Says stitched square dies and layered up onto white card before adding the die cut sentiment. I am also adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Its another wet and miserable day here , really hoping summer comes back soon.

Have a great week
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Friendship!

 
Made this card for the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge "Friendship" using the Simon Says Centre Cut Flowers which I stamped and embossed in white before colouring with Zigs and fussy cutting.
I then cut die cut a square background card and embossed half with a wood grain folder.



I layered up the flowers onto foam tape and then added a gold die cut sentiment.



I shall also add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".

Hope you are having a good week , we are having a mini heatwave at the moment but are expecting some thunderstorms tonight, I do love a good storm!!

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Summer Fun!!



Our summer seems to have disappeared, its cold and raining and I am missing the sun.  Decided to play along at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Summer Sun" to cheer me up a bit  !!

I had these older Paper Smooches "Surf and Turf" stamps so decided to ink them up again and colour with Zigs , I then fussy cut.   I smooshed some blue and green ink onto the card base and then layered up the pelican and balloons.   The Birthday die is from Simon Says, it is a portion cut from the Birthday circle die.  I have layered onto a blue card base.

We are expecting thunder storms today so I shall be in my craft room creating,  hope the weather is better where you are.

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 15 June 2020

Floral Birthday!


  It was a wet and miserable weekend here in Dorset so I had time to play around with some textured backgrounds, I used an old "Happy Birthday" text Hero Arts stamp which I stamped and embossed in white.  Next I blended with Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade distress ink to  create the colour, I then added some embossing paste using the Simon Says Falling Snow stencil.  Very pleased with how it turned out.



To finish I stamped and water coloured some Spring flowers from the Simon Says stamp set onto water colour paper and fussy cut them out.  I layered up on the card with the die cut gold sentiment.  A bright cheerful card for a very dull day!!

I shall add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Metallic" and the Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

Have a great week
Hugs
Sally

Friday, 12 June 2020

Adult Shaker!!



After making the child's shaker card  yesterday I was in the mood to make another, this time a little more femanine.  I had this Simon Says Flora Background panel already stamped, embossed and coloured and I knew it would make a great shaker. I added the shaker front and the die cut sentiment and then lots of glittery sequins. 



I shall add this card to both the Flickr Love Handmade cards Challenge and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

Hope you have a great weekend
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Childs Shaker Birthday


Love making Shaker cards, and I knew this " Critter Crowd" stamp from Simon Says would be perfect for one.   I stamped and coloured the image with Zig markers and then fussy cut.  The sentiment is also from Simon Says, I added these to my frame die cut and added lots of sparkly sequins for the shaker element.




I shall add this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Something Metallic" as my sequins are metallic.  Also the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Anything Goes".

Hope you are having a good week, our lockdown is starting to ease off a bit and we have been able to get out a bit more.  Looking forward to some shops opening next week and our little town can get back to some sort of normality!

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge


The Christmas Kickstart Challenge theme for this month is"Care to Tag Along" and I love making pretty tags for my Christmas presents, the perfect challenge!


Love these cute little reindeer from Clearly Besotted, they are certainly well used!! The reindeer have been stamped and coloured with my Zig Brush Markers and then die cut. Made the blended background with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks and splattered on some white gouache.  Added the white embossed snow and then pop dotted my reindeer on. 

The weather has changed here and we are back to jumpers, hope it gets warm again soon.  Thought you would like to see a photo of an amazing poppy field near where I live, so pretty in the sun.



Have a great week
Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 17 May 2020

New Baby!


A new baby card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Animal Fun" using Heffy Doodle "Elephant" stamps and Simon Says Square dies.  I stamped and cut the elephant on some patterned paper and coloured the balloons with Zig Markers.



I shall also add this card to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Splatter it".

Its our Wedding Anniversary today 38 years and its certainly a strange Anniversary, we usually try and go out for the day and have a meal somewhere.  This year because of lockdown its very different, we have ordered a takeaway from a restaurant in Bridport and I am looking forward to that but I am missing normal life.  Hoping we can get back to some sort of normal soon.



Have a great day and stay safe
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Cute Gnome Die



I made another card for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge "Splatter It" this time I used the cute Li'l Gnome die and made a Christmas Card.  Always good to add another to my stash.
I created the background by colouring with Zig Markers onto some acetate and spritzing with water , then smoshing it onto a piece of die cut card. I also got an old toothbrush and splattered the background.




Next I added my die cut Gnome and a sentiment, very quick to make so this would be great for batch card making.

Hope you are having a good week.
Keep Safe
Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Splatter it!!


The current challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group is "Splatter it"  so I decided to make a really simple card and splatter the ink.  I stamped the flowers from the SSS Spring Flower set in black ink.  Next I got a piece of acetate and scribbled on it with Zig Brush markers, I then misted with water and placed over my flowers to add the colour.


Then I got an old toothbrush and splattered some ink over the remaining card.    Just needed to add the sentiment and voila, all done.  Quite an easy card to make but still pretty.

I shall also add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Use Dies and Punches" and the Flickr Love Handmade cards challenge

Have a great day
and Stay Safe!!


Hugs
Sally