Sunday, 12 May 2019

Flowery Birthday!!

The Simon Says "Even More Spring Flowers" set is my favourite set at the moment and I can't stop trying to think of new ways to use it.  After browsing some card sites I decided to make a window card, not something I have made for a very long time.

I stamped and embossed in gold the flowers and coloured with my zig markers before fussy cutting out.  I then cut the hole in the front of my card with the SSS Stitched rectangles and made a frame with them from some pink pearl card.  I then layered up my flowers on the front.

I then cut another white square and embossed in gold the sentiment from Hero Arts and adhered to the back of the card.

Off now to sit in the garden and enjoy the sunny day.


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Bouquet of Flowers!

Got out my Simon Says "Spring Flowers" stamp set to make another card for my stash,  I created the background using splotches of Zig markers on some water colour paper and lots of water.  

Next I embossed the flowers in silver coloured and fussy cut, I then layered up some of the flowers and then glued to the background card.  Adding a die cut SSS sentiment,

I will add this card to both the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge.

Enjoy your week.


Monday, 6 May 2019

Birthday Flowers!

I am still playing with the Simon Says "Even more Spring Flowers" set , colouring with zigs and fussy cutting before layering up onto patterned paper.  I haver a few birthdays coming up for some elderly relatives and flowers are always popular.

This is eligible for a couple of challenges, the Simon Says Flickr challenge "Mothers Day/ Flowers and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Happy Birthday".

I was inspired for the colours by my garden at the moment, lots of purples, yellows and oranges, just love the Spring colours!


Thursday, 2 May 2019

Happy Birthday!!

The May flowers are in full bloom down here in Dorset and I was inspired to colour up the SSS "Even More Spring Flowers" set again.  This time I embossed in gold and coloured with Zigs to create a colourful bouquet.

I also embossed in gold some of the leaves from the same set onto a die cut card, then layered up the flowers to create the bouquet.  I then layered the card onto pink card and adhered to the card base.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Love the bright colours you can achieve with Zig Brush Markers.

Next is a shaker card I made for my cousins Grand Daughter using the cute elephant set from Heffy Doodles.  Used some patterned paper on this card (I have loads in my stash and it felt so good to actually used some).  Love making shakers and they are always a hit with little ones!

I shall also add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Looking forward to the weekend as we are travelling back to Surrey for some wedding celebrations,  Hope you have a fun weekend.


Monday, 29 April 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #9

Time for another "Christmas Kickstart Challenge" and this time the theme is "Christmas Bunnies", luckily I have an older and greatly used wooden stamp from Penny Black dated 1996!! Not sure where I got it but its well loved and perfect for this challenge!

I stamped onto card and coloured the image with Zig markers then cut the framed image, I then stamped again and layered up for more dimension.  I then layered the image onto some glitter card stock for lots of shimmer.  Lastly I added the bells and ribbon, quite a thick card now and impossible to post in the mail but I know the perfect recipients that I can hand this to at Christmas!

I am also adding this card to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Blog.

Off to do some gardening now, we have had lots of April showers here and the weeds are coming up in droves!

Have a great week.


Friday, 26 April 2019

Wedding Card!!

My son asked me to make a Wedding card for his friends in bright colours and with some flowers sitting on my desk from my last card here I decided to use the same colours!  I stamped and embossed in gold more flowers and leaves from the SSS "Even more Spring Flowers" set and then coloured with Zigs and fussy cut.

I then created the words on my computer and cut the hearts.  Then all I had to do was stick the elements to the card base in a design that I liked and added some sequins for sparkle.  Luckily I can post this now as his friends aren't followers!!

I am adding this to both the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Flowers" and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".

Its turned colder here after a glorious Easter so I am back in my craft room catching up.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, 15 April 2019

Spring Flowers!

I was keen to enter the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge which this time is called "Die-ing for Creativity"  I already had this "Even more Spring Flowers"stamp out on my desk so got to work stamping and embossing in gold.  Then I fussy cut all the images and coloured with Zig Markers.

The base and frame  are die cut using the SSS Stitched Square dies, the frame has been stamped with an older SSS Stamp "Bubbles and Bars"

Pleased to get this done as we have a busy week leading up to Easter with lots of visitors.

Have a great Easter

Friday, 12 April 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

Its time for another challenge at the Christmas Kickstart Blog, This time the theme is "Frosty and Friends".  I have this fairly new stamp set from Heffy Doodles called "Wanna Build a Snowman" so this challenge gave me the opportunity to ink it up again!

I have stamped and coloured with Zig Brush markers and then fussy cut the elements.  Next I created the background by distressing with Salty Ocean Distress ink and then cutting a curved piece of card for the snowline.   I then embossed this with a falling snow folder and added the glittery snow using the SSS stencil and some Nuvo paste.

I decided to use a pink card base for a change to match the penguins hats and scarves. 
I am also adding this to the SSS Wednesday challenge "No designer paper".

Seems strange to be making Christmas cards in April but my box is gradually filling and I know I will be thrilled in December!!

Have a great weekend

Monday, 8 April 2019

Spring Flowers!

My mojo has been absent lately so after browsing through Pinterest and Instagram I decided to do some colouring and make a Spring card.  I found an old sheet of PP in my stash with this lovely dripped paint design and used that as my base and the theme for my colours choices.

The stamp set is the "Even more Spring Flowers"  from Simon Says which I stamped and embossed in WOW gold, I then coloured with Zig Markers and fussy cut.

Next I layered on my card base and added splashes of gold paint.  Hopefully my mojo is back again as I had two male  Birthdays next week that I need to make cards for.  Male cards are always a challenge lol!


Saturday, 6 April 2019

Birthday Boy!

I love this fun "Elephant of Surprise" stamp set from Heffy Doodle and I needed a boy card so knew it would be perfect. First I cut the Happy letter from some patterned paper I found in my stash using Altenew Dies.  Then I stamped and die cut the elephants and balloons colouring in with Zigs to match the colours in the paper. It was such an easy card to put together too.

I am adding this to the current Wednesday  challenge at Simon Says Stamp "Animal Antics".

Have a great weekend.