Monday, 13 August 2018

Shaker Fun!



I do love a shaker card and this one was fun to make.  I recently won the Simon Says  "Shaker Present" die in a giveaway and wanted to use it to make a birthday card.  I stamped and embossed in silver some SSS "Artful Flowers" and fussy cut them Added some leaves from Altenew's Beautiful Day set and layered them up at the top of the present.  Added lots of pretty sequins and the die cut sentiment.  Easy to make but very pretty and sparkly, I do love a bit of sparkle lol!

Adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Birthday Bash".

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Christmas Cards!


Made my second Christmas card for this year although it was unplanned!!  I was playing with my Distress Oxide in trying to make a smooshed background which resulted in this attempt.  I wasn't sure what to do with it and looking through my dies I found this Simon Says Snowflake Die and knew it would be perfect on the blue.  I just added another smaller snowflake and some sequins, very simple but I like the effect.




I shall add this card to the current challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Distress it"

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 10 August 2018

Happy Birthday



I have had a really busy week and have missed my crafting but today at last I have made a card.  This is quite a simple design using the Simon Says Cosmos Flower stamped and embossed in silver and coloured with Zig Markers. I have layered up on pink card using my Stitched Square dies to cut the layers.  The sentiment is also Simon Says.

I am adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge "Birthday Bash"

Hope to make some more cards this weekend as it looks like it will be raining most of the time, we are back to a typical English summer after the heatwave!!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Weddings!!



My daughter asked me to make a wedding card for her friend who got married yesterday, she wanted it pink and white so I decided to use the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew.  I stamped and embossed with Gold embossing powder then added highlights with Zig markers.  Then I fussy cut and layered up on the card.  The sentiment is computer generated and I then added pearls for added shimmer. I shall add this card to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog.

Luckily the weather stayed good for the wedding as after the drought we have had some really heavy rain with high winds.  Hopefully its going to improve next week.

Have a great week

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Kaleidoscope Flowers!!


Had fun with my Zig Brush markers again and made another emboss resist card.  Love the bright summery colours.  The background stamp is the "Kaleidoscope Background" from Simon Says Stamp.  I also cut our some extra shapes to make these flower like shapes for added texture.




Adding this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Favourite Technique" which is emboss resist!!

We have actually had some rain this weekend after 2 months of drought, my poor flowers really need this downpour!  Never thought I would be pleased to see rain!!
Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Thank you cards!!



Its the end of the school year here in the UK and my daughter has used her stash of Thank You cards that I made for her so I need to refill her box :0)

Here is the first, a simple white embossed SSS Cosmos Flower and then randomly coloured with Zig Brush markers.  I then added the scalloped cut white card , added a sentiment and a few gems and voila! one for her box .

I shall add this to both the SSS Wednesday challenge "Use a die/punch" and the SSS Flickr challenge#102 "favourite technique" which is emboss resist!!

Have a great day
Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 21 July 2018

A Christmas Shaker!!



Made this card with two challenges in mind the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Use a Die/ punch" and the Simon Says Flickr challenge#102  "Favourite Technique".  Also its another card to add to my Christmas pile!!
For this card I used a new Die to me the SSS "Present Shaker" which I was lucky enough to win a while back and I have been itching to use it!! The "Kaleidoscope "background is also SSS, I have stamped and embossed in red and then smoshed over with distress inks. (A favourite technique of mine  emboss resist).   I enjoy making shaker cards and this is a great die for Christmas or Birthdays!!

Hope you are having a great weekend, its still very warm here, we are certainly having a fabulous summer this year.

Hugs
Sally

Monday, 16 July 2018

Bright summer sun!!


I had fun making this bright shaker card, using the "Cosmos Flower" stamp from Simon Says and zig brush markers.  It was difficult to photograph and capture the brightness of the flowers as the acetate kept reflecting.



Pleased with the end result though a perfect summer Thank You card for my daughter to give out.  She is a teacher and gives out lots of cards at the end of term.

I shall add this to the  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the SSS Flickr Challenge #101.

The weather is still glorious here we have had over a month of beautiful sun and no rain,  the garden really needs the water but I am loving this weather!!

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Fun in the Sun!!


This weeks Wednesday challenge at  Simon Says is "Fun in the Sun" and  its also the challenge at the Simon Says Flickr Group so I made this card with the challenges in mind!  I stamped and embossed in white the SSS Star Flower Background and blended over Cracked Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress inks to give the impression of the sunshine.  I then die cut with the Wonky Rectangle Die and added the glass of lemonade. (This is from an older SSS set called "Lemonade")



Lastly I added a few gems for added sparkle and the sentiment was cut with my Silhouette Machine.

Have a great day

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Summer!



I was lucky enough to win a bunch of stamps and dies from Debby's De Stash giveaway and this "lemonade" stamp set from Simon Says was part of the goodies.  I was waiting for the right opportunity to ink it up and the current "Summertime Fun "Flickr Challenge at Simon Says was the perfect challenge!!  Used Mustard Seed yellow distress ink for my lemons and the Wonky Rectangle die is also Simon Says.


With all the sport on I have found myself in the craft room quite a bit and have made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Red, White and/or Blue)  The stamp is "Beautiful Day by Altenew and I watercoloured with Zig Brush markers. just added the sentiment and all done.


Hope you are enjoying your weekend

Hugs
Sally