Thursday, 31 December 2015

More fun with my new stamps!!

I am having great fun with my new stamp set Flower Garden by Tim Holtz, I was also lucky to get some new Dies for Christmas and I used this "Dotted Die" Avery Elle for the base card and the  banners. I have watercoloured the flowers and distressed the card with Scattered Straw Ink.  The
 " Happy" was cut using my Silhouette .

I can see that this stamp set is going to be used alot!!


Monday, 28 December 2015

New Stamps!

Hi, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and you had time to relax before you had to start work again!
I was lucky enough to receive some new stamps for Christmas and couldn't wait to ink them up. They are the Tim Holtz Flower Garden set and I have had them on my wish list for ages. I love this Echinacea flower and am please with my two cards.  I am adding them to the challenge at Simon Says this week ,which is "Make it Sparkle"

 I would like to wish all my followers a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Last Minute Christmas

I knew I would need more Christmas cards after my daughter had been to see me ( she raided my stash!!) so I quickly made these two yesterday, I might still need a few more lol!  Just when I thought I had finished for this year.
These two were quick to make, I used a Tim Holz embossed background and just added some sparkly die cut snowflakes and an embossed sentiment.   I shall add this to the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says which is Die Cuts.

The second card is similar although I have used a home made stencil and silver ink for some of the snowflakes.  The sentiment is one I have had for a while in my box. 

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Monday, 14 December 2015


After seeing this article and beautiful card by Debby I was inspired to colour on some vellum, first I stamped and embossed the Poppies by Hero Arts with Antique Verdigris embossing powder and then coloured in with a mixture of Distress markers and Copics. After cutting with a fancy edge die from Avery Elle, I then layered up the image onto some linen look grey card stock .  Finally adding the pearls and bakers twine, I have left off the sentiment as I like to have some blank cards ready to add the sentiment when needed.

Here is a close up of the image, I love the effect of the embossing powder, so pretty.

Here is a second card for the Simon Says Tag challenge, I have also based this on Debby's gorgeous card, I have cased her sketch.  I was fun playing with non Christmas stamps for a change!!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Still making Christmas Cards!!!

Well two weeks till Christmas and I am still making cards and tags, I think this is the last now although my daughter might have other ideas as she usually gives me a last minute order!!  This card is a really simple CAS design with a die cut word using my Silhouette and the Hero Arts snowflake stamp embossed with silver.  I am adding this card to the challenge at Virginia,s View. 

This second card is made using an image I found online, I have just coloured with Copics and added lots of glitter!!

Now for some last minute tags again using my Silhouette machine and lots of glitter card. So simple to make , I am adding these to the Simon Says blog Wednesday challenge,

After making all the cards it was time to bottle up the Blackberry Gin I have made for Christmas, a little over that didn't fit in the bottles so a little sample for me!! Cheers!!

Monday, 7 December 2015

A Card and a Tag

A card and tag using the Winter Town stamp from Hero Arts.  This card is for the current challenge at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and also for the "Glitter " challenge at Virginias View.  I have added some glitter glue to the snowflake and Sakura glitter pen to the snowy roofs for lots of sparkle.

Made this little tag using scraps from playing with this stamp, also added a die cut tree and some stickles.  I am adding this tag to the current challenge at The Divas that cut paper Challenge.

Its a lovely bright day here so just off for a walk before the rain sets in.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Snow and Poinsettia's.

I am still making Christmas cards, I have two very different ones for you today both made with my favourite Hero Arts stamps.  This first card is using the Winter Town stamp.  I stamped the image in an ombre blue and then cut it out using my new Avery Elle die,  I have layered it up first on glitter card and then on some blue card.  I attached the vellum sentiment with my sewing machine and adhered the whole thing to a white card blank.  I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Let it Snow" and also to Virginia's View challenge #21 "All about Glitter", just a suttle amount of glitter but it certainly adds a sparkle.

For my second card I have used the "Peace Poinsettia"  first stamping the Kraft backing repeatedly in silver, then stamping onto red card and embossing in gold.  I have also added a Wink of Stella to the red card for extra sparkle.  I have finished with a sentiment cut on my Silhouette machine and some red twine.

Hope you are having a good week.