Friday, 16 November 2018

A Sprinkle of Gold!



Just a quick post today with another Christmas card for my box, this time just made using Die cuts.  Both the Snowflakes and Sentiment are by Simon Says Stamp. A very simple white card with a touch of glittery gold.
I decided to highlight the sentiment by adding to the edge of the card.


I shall add this card to the current Simon Says Wednesday challenge "All that glitters is gold".

Its a misty murky day here in Dorset, time to snuggle by the fire with a book I think!!

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Noel!

 Had time to make another Christmas card today and decided to ink up the beautiful "Winters Flowers" from Simon Says.  Inked and coloured with Zig Markers.


I then couldn't decide how to add the sentiment and after looking through my box of cards found this card and thought I could use my Altenew Alphabet dies and cut out "Noel" as a hidden sentiment.


Just added some white Nuvo drops to finish. I am really pleased with the design and will try it again with a different stamp.

I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group challenge "Lets Colour".

Have a great weekend

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Christmas Sparkle!!


We had a lovely week away last week house sitting for my cousin and feeding his menagerie of animals and birds. Here is one of his rescued owls a beautiful Tawny. He has 7 owls in total 3 Tawnys, 2 Barn Owls and 2 Little Owls.



Away for only a week but I missed my craft room and couldn't wait to get back to making my Christmas cards.  This first one is using Simon Says stamps and dies, love this Poinsettia image from the Winter Flowers set.  I have stamped and embossed in gold on both vellum and card, then fussy cut.  I coloured the leaves and flower with Copic Markers, adding some gold gems for lots of sparkle.



For my second card I stamped and embossed in gold three of the trees from the Simon Says Festive Trees set, I then coloured with Zig Brush Pens and added lots of pearls and gems to the circle tree. The sentiment is computer generated.


I shall add these cards to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "All that Glitters is Gold" and also the SSS Flickr Group Challenge #110 Lets Colour.

Happy Wednesday !!
Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Poinsettia!



I love Poinsettia's and have a number of poinsettia stamps but this is my new favourite, the SSS "Winter Flower" set. I have stamped and embossed in white before colouring with Copics and fussy cutting.  The leaves have been stamped onto vellum and coloured with Zig Brush markers.  The background strip is the SSS Kaleidoscope background stamped and embossed in gold and the sentiment is computer generated. I have slightly lifted the flower petals for some dimension to the card.

I will add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes " and also the LOVE handmade cards Flickr Group challenge also "Anything Goes" 

We are away for a week next week house sitting for my cousin, he is a wildlife photographer and is off to Peru so we are looking after his menagerie of animals and birds.  He rescues owls and other wildlife and at present he has 7 owls for us to look after.

Hope you have a good week.

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Foxes and Snowflakes!!


Made this Birthday card for my cousins grandson, wanted a fox theme as his name Todd can mean Fox in old English.  Found this cute image on the Silhouette site, just added the sentiment and balloon.  I shall add this card to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says "Anything Goes"



Also had time to make another card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group challenge "Let your stencils shine" I made a stencil with my SSS snowflake dies then dabbed "Salty Ocean" ink onto the stencil then embossed with a glittery embossing powder,  Layered this up on some pool card added the die cut Merry and snowflake also from Simon Says.  Another simple card and another added to my box Yeah!!

Haver a great weekend
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Winter Flowers

I decided to have another play with watercolours and my new SSS Winter Flowers, really enjoyed making this card but went for a lighter background this time. The sentiment is computer generated, this is a nice flat card so easy for mailing out!!

I shall add this to the SSS Wednesday Challenge which this week is "Anything Goes".

Just a quick post today as the weather is cold but sunny and I want to get into the garden to do some tidying.

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

More Snowflakes!!


After making my last card the glitter card I used for cutting my snowflakes made a fabulous stencil to use for the background on this card. I dabbed the stencil shapes with "Salty Ocean" Distress Oxide then embossed with a glittery embossing powder. I then added some snowflakes and gems and mounted onto a blue base card.


I shall add this card to the current SSS Flickr Challenge "Let your stencils shine".  Another Christmas card for my box Yeah!!

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Snowflakes!!

 I have just got some new Snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp and couldn't wait to use them on a card.  I cut them in glitter card stock then layered up.  On my background I used the "Falling Snow" stencil and some Nuvo Glimmer Paste (another new purchase for me and I love the effect, so pretty!!)
I then layered it all up and added the "Holiday Frames" also from Simon Says.


Really pleased with the finished card, so sparkly and pretty!!  I am adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr challenge "Let your stencils shine"

Have a great Sunday.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 19 October 2018

Card for Joni !



My son asked me to make a Birthday card for his friends little girl who is 4 next week.  I made her big sister a shaker card back in September and it proved a huge success so I decided to make Joni one too.  I won this older set of stamps "Surf and Turf"from Paper Smooches a while back and thought it would fit the bill perfectly.  I cut the 4 using my Silhouette machine then coloured the card with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean splashing with water to create the sea effect.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the fish to add to the card, the sentiment is computer generated.

I am adding this card to this weeks challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Animal Antics"



I also found time to play with my new Winter Flowers stamp set from Simon Says, I stamped and embossed in white onto watercolour paper then randomly painted with my Zig Brush markers and lots of water. I then die cut the letters using Altenew's Bold Alphabet dies. Just added some sequins for sparkle! I shall add this card to the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 15 October 2018

New Stamp and Die!!



I have just got the Simon Says Stamp "Winter Flowers" stamp set and the Holiday Frames die so just had to have a play! After inking and embossing the Poinsettia in white I smooshed on some Festive Berries ink to create the background, I then added the frame die cut, next I stamped and embossed the Poinsettia again this time in gold onto white card and vellum. After fussy cutting the flowers I layered up with a pop dot and attached it to the frame.  Last of all I added some sparkle with Gems and sequins.

I am adding this to two Flickr challenges, the Simon Says Flickr Group and the Love Handmade Cards Group, both of these challenges are "Anything Goes".

Have a great week

Hugs
Sally