Monday, 15 October 2018

New Stamp and Die!!

I have just got the Simon Says Stamp "Winter Flowers" stamp set and the Holiday Frames die so just had to have a play! After inking and embossing the Poinsettia in white I smooshed on some Festive Berries ink to create the background, I then added the frame die cut, next I stamped and embossed the Poinsettia again this time in gold onto white card and vellum. After fussy cutting the flowers I layered up with a pop dot and attached it to the frame.  Last of all I added some sparkle with Gems and sequins.

I am adding this to two Flickr challenges, the Simon Says Flickr Group and the Love Handmade Cards Group, both of these challenges are "Anything Goes".

Have a great week


Sunday, 14 October 2018

A Christmas Gift Box.

Decided to make another gift box for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything but a card"

I used an old template that I have (not sure where it originally came from but there are loads on Pinterest ) Then after cutting out I masked up the front panel and stamped with some older snowflake stamps from Hero Arts and then embossed in white.  I then rubbed over Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. Next I added some torn white embossed card for the snow. The tree is also an older Hero Arts stamp, just added the bells and bow.

Hope you are having a great weekend, its blowing a gale here so I am tucked up in my craft room playing with some new stamps and dies :0)


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Place Setting Gift Boxes!

Just had a fantastic fun  weekend with three of my friends visiting from Surrey, we did lots of crafting and lots of sightseeing too.  Love catching up with them.  I decided I wanted to make a little table setting gift for them and made these gift boxes to hold a small hand cream tube.  Now they have visited I can share them with you.

I used a pattern I found on Pinterest for the box bases, then I stamped and embossed in gold the "Beautiful Day" set from Altenew. For each box I cut two flowers , layering up the centre piece to create lots of dimension. I then added the lattice die cut with the flowers and lots of pearls.

As you can see the hand cream fits in a treat.

I have made these before with a Christmas theme, they are also perfect fit for a Nail Varnish, see here and here.

I am adding these to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp "Anything but a card"

Looking forward to the weekend now and my son is visiting, he has just been to the Los Angeles  to be a Groomsman at a friends wedding and while he was there he managed to get me some stamping goodies. So excited!!


Monday, 8 October 2018

Christmas Shaker!!

I am starting to build up my Christmas Card stash ands had fun making this shaker card.  I cut mini windows in my card with the small Stitched Square die from Simon Says.  Then I stamped up and coloured these mini Santa's from Hero Arts. I then fussy cut and added them inside my windows before adding the acetate for the shaker element.

I then just added the mini snowflakes, decided not to add a sentiment as I rather like the CAS look. I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Lets get ready for Christmas!"

Its feeling really autumnal here today and I have spent the day in the garden getting it ready for winter.

Hope you have a great week


Friday, 28 September 2018

My Guest Designer Slot!!!

I love to take part in challenges as it stretches my creativity, making me try new things!  One of my favourite challenges to take part in is the one at the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group  so I was thrilled when I was approached by Barb to be the Guest Designer for the #107 challenge "Do it with Dimension".

Well as you can imagine I set to work straight away and came up with these cards.

For my first card I decided to make a shaker (Love making these)  I used the SSS Stitched Square dies to create the frame.  The flowers are from the  SSS "Spring Flowers " which I stamped, embossed in silver, coloured with Zigs  and fussy cut, layering up to create lots of dimension. Always love a bit of bling lol!

My second card again used the "Stitched Square dies" and the " Cosmos Flower Background" , I stamped the flowers with Distress ink then cut the squares.  I then  coloured the central square with my Zigs and layered up on a white frame. Added the " Thanks" die cut and some sequins for sparkle.

For my last card I went with a Christmas theme as I have loads to make in the next few months.  For this card I used the "Kaleidoscope Background" stamping and embossing once in gold and again in white.  I fussy cut four of the flower shapes from the white image and coloured with a red Zig pen, then layering two together to form a flower.  After die cutting the gold image I then layered on the red flowers adding a pearl for shimmer.

I really enjoyed making these cards and hope that maybe you will find time to play along with this challenge.

Have a great week.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Happy Birthday!

Had another chance to play this weekend as the weather here is terrible, gale force winds and heavy rain.  Autumn is here with a vengeance!!

Made another card for the "Totally Resistible" challenge at the SSS Flickr Group.  This time I stamped and embossed the "Cosmos" flower background in white onto water colour paper.  Then I had fun colouring with my Zig Markers and lots of water.  Love my Zig Markers the colours are so vibrant and cheerful especially on a dark, wet and windy day. Die cut the Happy letters with the Altenew alphabet dies and added the Birthday die cut using a Simon Says die.
Also adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Bling it on" as I have added sequins for added sparkle.

I am hoping the weather cheers up next week as we have a garden landscaping project on and I want to get cracking with it before it really gets cold and wintery.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Christmas is coming!!!

I am starting to get geared up to make my Christmas cards, as I make about 50 I want to get a head start lol!  Decided to go with the SSS Flickr group Challenge theme "Totally Resistible"    and used the" Kaleidoscope Background" stamp embossed in Gold then smearing over Festive Berries Distress ink. Looks so pretty in real life. Then just added a SSS die cut snowflake before layering up.

A close up , love the red and gold combination.

I had a small piece of the red and gold left so made a small shaker card using the SSS "Pile of Presents" die. Adding this card to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says "Bling it on"

Well that's another two made, still plenty to go!!


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Another Shaker, I am Hooked!!!

Had chance to craft again today and I couldn't resist making another Shaker Card for the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Falling for Fall"   I do love Shakers and using this special Peek a Boo Window die and cut windows from My Favorite Things makes it soooo easy!!  The background in flowers are the Cosmos stamp set from SSS which I coloured with Polychromos and the leaves are also SSS.  Leaving this without a sentiment at the moment!


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Girly Birthday!!

I just love a bit of bling so love making Shaker Cards, I made this one for a 9 year old girls birthday next week.  A very simple shaker using some patterned paper and this gorgeous monkey stamp from Sugar Peas. I have used him a lot, such a fun image and easy to colour.  The background die and sentiment die are both from Simon Says Stamp.

Entering this in the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Stamp on it".

I have lots of birthdays in September and October so must get busy!!

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, 6 September 2018

More Autumnal Thoughts

Had another go at making an Autumnal card for the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge this time just using SSS dies and some smooshing with Distress inks. A simple card so just added some sequins for added sparkle.

A close up of the leaves which I cut twice and layered up.

The weather is definitely getting Autumnal here and the trees are beginning to turn.

Have a great weekend,