Monday, 22 February 2016

Shaker Style!

I so enjoyed making my shaker card yesterday that I decided to have another go.  I already had the Peacock Distressed background made up and as it goes so well with the orange flowers that I also had stamped up a while ago I was ready to go!!  I used the Avery Elle rectangle dies for the Peacock base and the flowers and die cut sentiment are from Hero Arts.  This card fits with three challenges ( a first for me) they are Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Shake It Up"  The ABNH "Sparkle Challenge" and Hero Arts "Flower Challenge"

I am also linking it now to the Classy Cards challenge #125  "Aqua and Coral" thanks Sierra.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Baby Girl

I needed to make a card for my cousins daughter as she is expecting a baby girl soon so I decided to make a shaker card and combine it with the current challenge over at Simon Says.  The front of the card is cut using a design from the Silhouette , I then added some acetate to make the shaker section. I had kept the card quite plain but decided to add the sequins as an after thought, It adds that extra sparkle. I am also adding this to the challenge at A Blog Named Hero which is "A Bit Of Sparkle."

Here is a close up of the shaker section.  I am now off to make a get well card for a man, always a difficult one, I shall have to get some inspiration from Pinterest for that one!!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Fabulous Flowers!

Its a lovely sunny day here in Surrey and I have been thinking of Spring and have been inspired to get  out some flower stamps.  I have made this card for two challengers "The Fabulous Flowers " challenge at Hero Arts and "A Bit of Sparkle" challenge at A Blog Named Hero. 

To make the background I cut a rectangle of card with my Avery Elle Die "Pierced Rectangles" then i covered it in Spiced Marmalade distress ink before stamping with Hero Arts "Floral Background" inked with Versamark ink and sprayed with perfect pearls.  I then added the flowers I had made from the Colour Layering Hibiscus Hero Arts Set.  Lastly I added some sequins and the sentiment.

Hope you are having a good week.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

One Layer Flowers!

I love this flower stamp from Tim Holtz, the blooms are a great size and are fun to colour. To make this I stamped and masked the blooms to fill the corner of the card then used a rough watercolour technique to add the colour.  I also flicked colours over the card base so the background isn't so stark.  I then just added the Hero Arts sentiment carefully stamping it twice for the shadow effect.
I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "One Layer". and the Less is More "One Layer" Challenge.

Its stage two of my birthday celebrations today and I am off to Pennyhill Park for afternoon tea with some girly friends, I can't wait!!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Valentine Shaker !

After a couple of busy weeks I have had time to make a Shaker Valentines card for hubby, the pink panel is made from a piece of card covered in Raspberry Distress ink, once dry I then applied Versamark ink to the Hero Arts Leaf and Floral Background cling and sprayed it with shimmer mist before stamping on the card.  It creates a lovely shimmery background,  I used Avery Elle dies to cut the banners and rectangle.  The heart sprinkles I have had for ages and have been waiting for the perfect card to use them on.  I then cut the sentiment with my Silhouette.

This card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Have A Heart"  and also Die Cut Divas challenge "Love Marriage and Anniversary's"

Have a great Sunday.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Cards from Friends!!

No cards from me today as I have been busy making 95 wedding and evening invitations for a work friend. Luckily she chose a CAS design with pink and white hearts (Sorry stupidly I didn't take any photos !!!)  I have really enjoyed making them and its practice for when my son gets married!

I have just had a big Birthday and have be thoroughly spoilt by my friends and family!! I received these  beautiful handmade cards from two of my best blogging friends. This first one is from lovely Jo you really should visit her blog as her cards are always beautiful! Thanks Jo for this stunner!

The second is from lovely Heather in Ireland, we became blogging friends after both being chosen to be a Hero Arts Hostess back in 2011.  She again is a very talented crafter and card maker as you can see by this beautiful card.  Thank you Heather!

I just thought I would add a few photos from my surprise Birthday trip to London all organised by my Daughter.  Here we are in a cocktail bar overlooking St Pauls Cathedral , all very sophisticated!!

Here are the boys!

Next we walked to Georgio Locatelli's  Michelin Star restaurant Locando Locatellis , and had a fabulous meal, I love Italian food and it was delicious!! 

Here I am with Tristan and Katie enjoying some Birthday treats!  All very fattening but soooo nice!!
It was a fantastic day thanks kids!!!

Hopefully this week I will get back to crafting for fun and visiting a few blogs, have a great weekend.