Thursday, 24 March 2016

A Card and a Quilt!!

I have had time to make a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge before it gets busy for Easter!!  The challenge this week is "Come Rain or Shine".  I have made this birthday card using the Hero Arts Clouds stamp and some dies, it was quite a quick card to make but I am pleased with the effect.

I have also been busy making my first baby cot quilt for my cousins daughter who is expecting her first baby in April,  it took me a long time to choose the colours I wanted.  I knew I wanted bright fun colours but didn't want to stick to blue or pink!  After choosing the elephant fabric as my base it was easier to find what I wanted.

This is only my second attempt at a quilt, the first was made with scraps so not so critical!!

I am pleased with how it turned out and Rachel was thrilled with it!!

I hope you all have a good Easter break , it looks as though its going to be raining most of the time here, typical holiday weather lol.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A Bit O' Green!!

Just a quick card for this weeks challenge at Simon Says "A Bit O' Green"  Not a colour I use a lot but it was fun and a challenge!  The background words are an old Hero Arts stamp "Italian Poetry Background" stamped in Citrus Green.  The banner die is by Avery Elle and the flower an old die from Simon Says.  The hello is a die from Hero Arts.  Wanted to add this card before we go away for a long weekend, house sitting at my cousins place in the country.  Should be fun and a change.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Sketch Challenge.

The challenge at Severn Hills Craft Blog this month is a sketch challenge,  I always struggle with sketches but was determined to have a go.  Again I am thinking of Spring flowers and have used the Hero Arts Hibiscus stamp and dies.

 I found the backing paper in my stash and went with the colours on the paper to create this shaker card.  The frame element is cut using two dies from the Avery Elle  Pierced Rectangles set and the Birthday sentiment is cut with my Silhouette machine.

A close up of the sparkles in my shaker square!
 I am also adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Touchy Feely.

Another really cold day here with snow flurries but its looking up the weather is meant to get a little warmer next week.

Friday, 4 March 2016

I Need the Spring!!

Its really turned cold here again and the forecasters say we may have snow!!  I need some sun and warmth and can't wait for Spring!  With that in mind I dug out my Hero Arts Flowers and Dies to create this card.  The base is embossed with a Tim Holtz folder then I carefully added some glue to some of the letters and added some foil for a bright gold effect.  Lastly I stamped and die cut some flowers and leaves from the Layering Hibiscus set from Hero Arts.  I have decided not to add a sentiment as I don't want to crowd the design..  This is the first time I have experimented with foil and I really like the effect, I shall definitely be using it again!!

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge"Touchy Feely"  and also LaVon's flickr challenge "Bring the Spring Bling".

Now to snuggle up by the fire with a cup of tea, have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Thank You Card.

I needed a quick thank you card so decided to ink up my Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps again.  I stamped and embossed the flowers in white and then coloured with Distress inks.  I then layered up the image onto pink card stock and added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  I shall add this card to the "Anything Goes " Challenge on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.  

The 1st March and its been quite Spring like here today , I can't wait for the warmer weather!!