Tuesday 24 November 2015

Three Cards One Stamp!

Here are three Christmas cards I have made using the same Hero Arts Stamp "Winter Town", I also decided to stick to the colours kraft, silver, white and red.  I like the homely feel of kraft and I also stuck tp a fairly CAS design.  For this first card I have also embossed the card with a snowflake folder.

For this one I have added a red background and the town image has been stamped twice and I have layered it up on sticky dots.  The Merry die is from Memory Box.

This is the simplest of all with the addition of some gingham ribbon.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Saturday 21 November 2015

A Card and a Tag!

Here are a couple more projects I have made using my new Sizzix machine,  this first card is a case of a card I made last year, this time I have embossed the background with a bark embossing folder  and also used craft card for a rustic look.  The Merry Christmas script is from a really old Hero Arts Set called Holiday Messages, and the Bauble is a Memory Box die.  I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Christmas" and also the Make The Day Special Challenge as it is based loosely on their sketch.

My second project is a tag using scraps from my basket, I have added lots of shimmer with glitter glue and liquid pearls.

Its turned really cold here but the sun is out so we are off to Petworth Park for a long walk, have a great weekend,

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Christmas Baubles!!

I had such a surprise last week when I received an email to say I had won this amazing prize, its the Big Shot Pro which can take A4 card plus three dies for patch working.  It arrived this week so I couldn't wait to use it and have been embossing and die cutting all morning.  Here are two of my cards.

A sparkly bauble cut with a Memory Box die and layered onto a die cut rectangle (from Avery Elle) and then layered again onto an embossed (Not sure where this is from).  I am adding this to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says.

Here is my second card using the same folder and bauble die, I just added some sequins and highlighted the line with a gold gel pen.

I am off to do some more experimenting.  Have a good week.

Thursday 12 November 2015

Sketch Card Challenge

I decided to play along again with the challenge over at the "Make the day Special Blog" again, this month its a sketch challenge.

This is my card, I have used an older Hero Arts Snowflakes stamp for the background, stamping and embossing it with "White Pearls"  I have used this Avery Elle "Double Pierced Rectangle die" to create the background and the smaller rectangular tag.  The tag I have stamped with another older Hero Arts stamp called Winter Town.  I have added lots of shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen although you cant see this in the photograph.

A little close up to show some of the shimmer.

Just sharing some good news, my son Tristan has just got engaged to his girlfriend Katie, I am really excited as they have said I can help with making things for the wedding, including all the invitations!!  Its not for a while yet but my creative juices are already flowing!!!!

Tuesday 10 November 2015


I have had such a busy week and have just realized that I haven't added the card I made for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge yet.  The weather is so dull and dismal here that its been hard to get a good photograph of it, this one will have to do!! The stamp is an old Hero Arts one that I have watercoloured with distress inks. The Thanks die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you are having a good week.  I am just off to my daughters school to hear some children read.

Monday 2 November 2015

Hero Arts Scramble

On Saturday afternoon while hubby was watching sport on TV  I had an hour or so to spare, so I took part in the 90 minute scramble over at the Hero Arts flickr group.  Its been a while since I took part in one of these but the timing was right so I had a go.  Heather set the challenge, which was to make some tags and used a recycled item on the tags. 
 I had time to make two entry's, the first was fairly simple as I had all the stamps still on my desk after making these cards.  My recycled items are the tiny foam stars at the tops of the trees , I rescued these from a card I received last year. ( I am always saving bits off cards and presents)

The second tag uses a background cut from a card that I made and didn't send as I didn't really like it!  I rushed this one too finish in the 90 minutes and the coloring on the Santa is not really up to scratch!

I am going to add these to this weeks Wednesday challenge at Simon Says.

It was fun taking part and I have some tags made ready for Christmas!