Sunday, 11 August 2019

New Cards!!

It seems ages since I have posted on my blog!!  We have been away for a while house sitting at my cousins house again and looking after all his animals and then when we got home we had a major computer failure!!  It was a complete disaster but after a week at the repair shop it seems to be up and running again although the computer techie man says its getting old and we are going to need a new one soon!! Aaaagh I hate having to set everything up again, lets hope it lasts longer than he thinks!

At least I have had time to make a couple of cards although I have also had trouble with my mojo !  This first card is for the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "One Layer" .  I used the centre Cut Flowers and stamped and embossed in white.  I then coloured with my Zigs and cut out the hexagonal shape,  adhering another hexagonal to the back to form the card.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and  embossed in Rose Gold powder.

This second card used a panel that I had coloured in my stash made from the Simon Says Gerbera background, I layered it up and added the die cut sentiment.  I will add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  "Add a Die Cut".

Hope you are having a great weekend


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Gerbera Flowers!!

I have another new stamp to play with, "The Gerbera Daisy" Background from Simon Says, I love Gerbera's so couldn't wait to buy this stamp.  I inked and embossed in white then coloured with Zig Brush markers in lovely bright oranges and yellows.

I then added a panel in white and a trellis die cut before adding the sentiment.  I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Anything Goes" and their Instagram challenge "Water colouring".

Enjoy your Sunday.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Christmas in July!!


After a busy couple of weeks I have had time to spend in my craft room and decided to play again at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, this time the theme is "Festive things with wings" so I had to ink up these cute penguins from Heffy Doodles.  

The die cute frame is by Simon Says and the letters Altenew.  I coloured the penguins with Zig Markers and added snow to the letters with Nuvo Glimmer Paste.

While I had the set out I also made this card , the background is created with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserve.  I have added sparkle to the penguins scarves with a sparkly Gel pen, although its hard to see in the photo.  I shall add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Make your own Background"

Its raining hard here today so I am hoping to make some more cards this afternoon.

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Watercolour Flowers!

Had fun colouring my new Centre Cut Flowers  stamp from Simon Says.  Stamped and embossed in Wow white powder then water coloured with Zig Markers.

I then fussy cut the image and layered it onto some dusky pink card, before layering onto my white base.  Added the Gold embossed sentiment.

Also used Simon Says Stitched Square dies.

Just a quick post today as its another glorious one here and we are hoping to pop to the beach.

Have a great day.


Saturday, 29 June 2019

50th Birthday.

Just a quick post today as we have a beautiful day here and I want to get in the garden.  I was asked to make a summer birthday card to include flowers and cocktails , I had fun with this one.   The "Maria" is cut from some card that I had already stamped and embossed with the SSS Kaleidoscope pattern and then coloured with Zigs.  I also added some glitter paste and when dry cut with Altenew's letter dies.  The flowers are from SSS "Centre Cut Flowers" gold embossed and coloured with zigs.  For the cocktails I found a free image online, printed and fussy cut and added to the card on foam tape so they stand out.

I am pleased as I think it portrays the tropical theme I was after.

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2

I had time to make another glittery Christmas card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge #13 again using my Simon Says Snowflake dies.

I cut the large "Alicia" snowflake in gold glitter card and also twice in white card , then layered up,  The Christmas words stamp is an oldie from Hero Arts called "International Christmas Script".  I stamped this in gold then added lots of gold splatters.  Pleased with this card and it will be a great one to produce multiples of.

Also adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

New Stamps!!

I was lucky enough to win the Simon Says Flickr group challenge a couple of weeks ago and received my new stamps this week.  I couldn't  wait to ink them up.  This is the "Centre Cut Flowers" cling stamp.

I have embossed in white then coloured with Zig Markers.  Used the SSS Square cut dies to form the layers and the Thanks die is also Simon Says.  Had fun colouring this , I am sure its going to become a favourite.

I shall enter this in the latest Flickr Challenge, which is "Crazy for Colour".

Now to play with my other new stamp.
Have a great week.


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Christmas in June!!

Time for another "Christmas Kickstart Challenge" and the theme this time is "Glitter Sparkle and Shine", my perfect challenge as I love a bit of sparkle and shimmer!!!

For this card I got out my trusty Simon Says Snowflakes and cut one image of the larger snowflake in white and used the negative image.  I then lightly distressed with some Salty Sea blue Oxide ink,  I cut a smaller snowflake in white glitter card to layer up.  The background card also has a lot of shimmer as I used Nuvo Glimmer paste over the SSS Falling Snow stencil.

The Merry Christmas window die is also from Simon Says. I then added a pearl to the centre of the snowflake.  Lots of glitter and shimmer , just how I like my Christmas cards!!

Looking forward to the weekend as at last it looks like the weather is on the turn and we are expecting some long awaited sunshine!!


Friday, 14 June 2019

Anniversary Card.

A quick Anniversary card for a young couple I know, I wanted a modern bright looking card, not the best photo as we are having terrible wet and dull weather here at the moment.  Its quite a bright card with lovely silver embossing, so hard to get the shimmer!!

The stamp is Simon Says , not sure where I got the heart dies, think they may be Memory Box.
I am adding this to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge.

Hopefully the weather is going to brighten up tomorrow as we are of to a summer Fair, (its not very summery at the moment).

Have a great weekend


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ink Blending.

The challenge over at the Flickr blog this time is "Ink Blending" and its not one of my favourite crafting techniques, mainly because I always struggle to blend the colours with out a marked line.  So I challenged myself to have a go !!  I know these are Autumnal colours but its so cold here today I needed to use  these warm oranges and yellows!  The dies are both by Simon Says, I am pleased with the blending and am off to have another play!

Hope its warmer where you are.