Saturday, 19 October 2019

Pink Snowflakes!

I was keen to play along in the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Let your stencils shine"again but I don't have many stencils.  I decided to make my own with a couple of their snowflake dies.

I cut the "Kate" and "Eliza" snowflakes into some cardstock and used the outline of the cuts to rub some Raspberry Distress ink through, I then lay the cut snowflakes over the shape and carefully rubbed the ink over to create the shadow effect.

I then just added the die cut sentiment and some sequins, loved the effect it created and I am sure I will try this again.

I am also adding this card to the Simon Says Monday challenge "All things Pink"

I am still suffering with a nasty cold so am going to relax now with a Lemsip and a book.

Have a great weekend

Friday, 18 October 2019

Christmas Penguins!!

Unfortunately I have a head cold, the first of the winter and hopefully the last!!  Not really felt like doing much , but did find time to make this little card using some Heffy Doodle penguins that I coloured a couple of weeks ago.

Created the background using Simon Says "Falling Snow " stencil and Cracked Pistachio and Salty Sea Distress Oxide ink. Added the Simon Says die cut snowflake and pop dotted the penguins and snowman. Decided to use a red card blank for extra colour.

Adding this to the SSS Flickr challenge "Let your stencils shine"

Off to relax with a hot drink and a book, have a great weekend.


Monday, 14 October 2019

Its still raining here!!

The weather here is still awful so I am back in my craft room making cards :0) .  This first one is a new home card for a friend who is moving to Dorset soon.  I used and older Hero Arts stamp called " Row of Houses" I stamped onto a piece of distressed cardstock in Altenew "Volcano Lake" highlighting one of the houses with a red Zig marker.  The sentiment is computer generated and I have layered up on some patterned paper.

My next card is another snowflake Christmas card,  I have used this gorgeous Aquamarine cardstock from Papermill Direct, love the colour and the slight rib texture.

I then used the SSS "Falling Snow" stencil and some Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Next I added the glittery snowflakes cut using SSS dies, the sentiment is also Simon Says.

I shall be adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Christmas" and also the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Stencils". 

Hopefully we have better weather forecast for later in the week so I can get in my garden.

Have a great week


Saturday, 12 October 2019

More Christmas Cards!

Another wet miserable day here in Beaminster so I have had time for lots of crafting, here are two Christmas cards I have made for a couple of challenges. I have two Distress Oxide inks, Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio and I love the look of them when blended together, so pretty!

For this first card I have blended the background then added two Zig coloured reindeer from the Clearly Besotted "Lets Prance" set.  The sentiment is a die from Simon Says.

The reindeer have been pop dotted up for texture.  I shall be adding this card to the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge "Woodland Creatures"  and the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Christmas".

For my next card I have again used the pretty distressed background, this time adding a SSS Snow Flake and Holiday Frame die, I then also mounted the base onto some silver glittery card for extra sparkle.

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

Off to make more cards now, a perfect distraction from the weather!!


Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge !

I love this  "Lets Prance" set from Clearly Besotted the reindeer are so cute and perfect for this theme!  I created the background with Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks adding some splashes of colour and then Nuvo glitter paste and the SSS falling snow stencil. The house and tree die is from Memory Box and the sentiment is also Simon Says.

Another card for my Christmas stash which is building nicely now.

I shall also add this card to the Love handmade cards Flickr challenge and the Simon Says Instagram challenge.


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Its World Cardmaking Day!!

Today is World Cardmaking Day and I couldn't let it go by without getting in my craft room and making a couple of cards.  I decided to make Christmas cards as you can never have too many in your stash ( especially when it gets raided by your daughter lol ).  For both cards I have gone for white and lots of sparkle!

For the first card I have used Gold foil to create a shimmery backdrop to my die cut NOEL.  I have then added some sparkly snowflakes using Simon Says dies.

For the second card I have cut three circles and backed with acetate before adding lots of sparkle with Nuvo glimmer paste and the SSS falling snow stencil. I then added my snowflake dies and some pearls.

I love lots of sparkle and shimmer and that's why I love making Christmas cards!!
Adding these to the World Cardmaking challenge at Simon Says. 

Have a great day


Friday, 4 October 2019

Pink Gerbera !

The Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week is "Think Pink"  for my card this week I chose to use the lovely Gerbera Daisy Background stamp from Simon Says.  I white heat embossed it onto some water colour card and coloured with Zig brush markers.  I then cut a white panel using the SSS Wavy Scallop Stitches die and added it to the coloured panel.  Then adding some sequins and a Die cut Hello from Hero Arts.  I used a grape coloured card base to high light the pretty flowers.

I am also adding this to the SSS Flickr group challenge "Emboss it like a boss".

We have another wet and windy weekend ahead so I will probably have lots of time to craft,  Autumn has arrived in earnest and I am missing the sun!!

Have a great weekend

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Christmas Poinsettia!!

I don't usually play along with this challenge but when I saw the theme was Christmas and I decided to play as I still have lots of cards to make.

I used the SSS Winter flowers stamp set and stamped and embossed in gold randomly of a piece of water colour paper.  I then loosely coloured with my Zigs and lots of water.

then splashed the panel with some white paint and adhered it to a purple card blank. The sentiment is the SSS Holiday Frames die cut down and then layered up twice.

Have a great day


Sunday, 29 September 2019


Another wet and windy day in Dorset, still I have had time to make a batch of Nectarine and chilli chutney and also another Christmas card!

This time I have used the Simon Say "Winter Flowers" stamp set, I have stamped and embossed in gold then coloured the leaves with Zig markers.  I made two poinsettias and layered then up for some dimension.  Then added some gold splashes and crystal gems.

I am adding this to the SSS Flickr challenge "Emboss"  and the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".
Have a great day.


Saturday, 28 September 2019

Christmas sparkle!

I am in the Christmas card making mood at the moment and I am also still practicing with my new camera.  This card is made using some patterned paper from my stash and some beautiful snowflake dies from Simon Says.  I have also embossed the tag with glittery embossing paste and the "Tap Dance"stencil also from Simon Says.

Here is a close up of the glittery goodness!!

A quick simple card to make but I think the snowflakes really add something!!

I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Anything Goes" and also the SSS Flickr group challenge "Emboss it like a Boss".

We are in for some more bad weather again this weekend so I shall be busy in my craft room I hope!

Have a great weekend.