Saturday, 16 February 2019

Pretty Pinks!

The new Wednesday challenge this week  at the Simon Says Blog is "Black, white and one other colour " I couldn't resist inking up this Cosmos Background stamp and colouring in pink!  A very simple card as I just added the sentiment and some sequins. Love my Zig Brush Markers the colours are so vibrant!

I am also adding this to the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge #117 Lets Colour!

Have a great weekend.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge#4

Gosh another fortnight has gone by and its time for another Christmas Kickstart Challenge,  Challenge #4 is "Have a Heart"  this challenge just needs a heart somewhere on your card and I have managed to add 3, they are really small but there are 3.  The heart shaped buttons on the little bunny and also the heart shaped bead on the band attached.  There is also a sketch to use if you wish but I like to do my own thing, a sketch is a challenge to far LOL.  I have had this stamp for years, its by Penny Black and its dated 1996, definitely an oldie but goodie!!

I just coloured with Zig Markers and layered it up on some glitter card and some snow embossed white card. The beads I have also had in my stash for ages, it definitely feels good using my older stuff although I do need a bit of a de clutter!

Its been a lovely sunny couple of days here and it seems like spring is definitely in the air.

Have a great weekend


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Interactive Valentine.

The Wednesday challenge this week at Simon Says is "Interactive Cards"  , the only interactive cards I have attempted before were Shaker cards but after seeing some of Jennifer Mcquires pop up window cards I was keen to have a go. Made this mini card for Valentines using Sweet Peas Caring Critters stamp which I have coloured with Zigs.

When the card is open the monkey and sparkly balloons are in view.

I found it a bit fiddly to make as the card is only 4in by 3in, but it was worth it as I like the finished design.
I am also adding this to the Love Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes."

Hope you are having a great weekend and keeping warm if you are still experiencing snow.


Monday, 4 February 2019

Digital Birthday!

I have just found this gorgeous digital image and would you believe its a Freebie from this fun stamp company Uniko.  They have some gorgeous stamps too , I am sure to be buying some of these beauties!

For this card I printed the image onto some brilliant white smooth cardstock and then cut with my Simon Says Stitched Square dies.  I then coloured with Zig Brush Markers.  Next I mounted onto a blue card base and added the layered up Simon Says Birthday sentiment.  Lastly added a few pearls for a bit of sparkle an Voila!! a simple but pretty card to add to my stash.

I am going to add this to the Uniko's 7th Birthday party challenge and also the Simon Says Flickr Groups "Anything Goes Challenge".

All the snow has now melted here in Dorset and the weather has got warmer and brighter, hopefully that's the last of the snow for this winter!!  Hope its better weather where you are!


Saturday, 2 February 2019

Thinking of Spring Flowers!!

We have had quite a bit of snow over the past couple of days, this is my back garden, it looks so pretty at the moment.  But I cant stop thinking about spring and having some colour in my garden.

This is the view from my craft room, I am so lucky as its a gorgeous view and it inspires me to create, I just needed some pretty colours!!

I have used Simon Says "Spring Flowers for this, stamping and embossing in gold before colouring with Zig markers and fussy cutting.

I then layered up some die cut rectangles and layered up the flowers and leaves.  Next I added some pearls and the die cut sentiment ,also from Simon Says. I left it clean and simple as I wanted the flowers to shine!

I have added this card to both the Simon Says Flickr Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which are both "Anything Goes".

The snow is due to melt tomorrow and hopefully it is warming up a little.  Have a lovely weekend.


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

Its time for another challenge over at the "Christmas Kickstart Challenge' blog This fortnights challenge is "Festive Felines".

Not my usual style but wanted to have a go, so here it is a cat in a snowstorm lol!  This card is very twinkly as I used the Simon Says "Falling Snow" stencil and Nuvo Glimmer paste, not easy to photograph today as it is actually snowing here !!!

Hope you are keeping warm!!

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Another Valentine

After making this card I decided to have another go making hearts with the Simon Says Spring Flowers stamps.  This time I stamped and embossed the flowers in gold as I wanted more sparkle on my card, making it feel a little more luxurious.

I then used a bright pink and red Zig markers for the colouring, perfect valentine colours.  I glued the flowers onto some scrap card and cut out my hearts.

I then glued the large heart and pop dotted the smaller one, I have kept this card very simple and the heart is so bright just adding a few sequins to finish.

I am adding this card to two challenges,  the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "Have a Heart"  and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "All my Love"

I have a busy weekend ahead with the family coming down for a visit, really looking forward to seeing them.  Have a great weekend.


Sunday, 20 January 2019


Its been a dull cold weekend down in Dorset so I have had lots of time to be creative, made this card with two challenges in mind.

The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Clean and Simple" and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "All my Love". 

The heart is made up of lots of flowers from the SSS "Spring Flowers " stamp set.  I stamped and embossed in white then coloured with my Zig Markers.  Next I fussy cut and laid them together on a spare piece of card and die cut into the heart shape.  I then added the die cut LOVE sentiment and adhered to my base.  I then added the sequins for a little sparkle.

Hopefully I can get some more crafting time in today, hope you are having a creative weekend,


Saturday, 19 January 2019

Clean and Simple!

I have been inspired by cards I have seen recently with stripes and flowers so decided to make my own.  Found this lovely striped paper in my stash so went with this orangy colour palette to match.  The flowers are from the Simon Says "Even more Spring Flowers" set.  I stamped and water coloured before fussy cutting them.  The curve die is also from SSS, before adding my flowers I lightly splashed some paint onto the base card.

I am adding this to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Clean and Simple"

Its turned cold again here so I am in my craft room creating today, love days like this.  Have a great weekend.


Friday, 18 January 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

I am keen to play in the Christmas Kickstart Challenge so that when Christmas comes round again I will have a stash of cards already made.

The challenge theme this time is "Bundle Up" so after going through my stamps I found this older Hero Arts stamp with the cute snowmen wrapped up for winter. 
I stamped coloured and fussy cut three snowmen, I then found some pretty patterned paper (great to use up some of my stash, its getting far too big!!)

I then cut three holes in a die cut rectangle and laid on the patterned paper, next I used the SSS "Falling snow stencil and some glimmer paste to create lots of sparkly snow.

I then layered up the card on foam tape and added the peeking snowmen and sentiment.  Its much more sparkly in real life, can't seem to capture it in a photo!

Well that's another card added to my box, hope you find time to play along!!