Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmas in July!!

I had chance to make another card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Seeing Stars"  I decided to make my first Christmas card of the year and dusted off an old favourite of mine, the Hero Arts Snowman stamp and die. I have coloured with Zig Markers.   The background is a die cut with my Silhouette machine and placed onto a blue distressed background.  I have also added some Stickles for lots of shimmer.

This second card I made for my oldest friend, I have known her for 50 years and she is a very special fried so I wanted to make her a special card.  I have used Altenew's "Beautiful Day" set which I stamped  and watercoloured with distress ink and then fussy cut out.  The background is a Tim Holtz stencil.  This is my third card for the Summer Challenge over at Virginia's blog.

We are off back to Surrey for a few days to visit old friends and some family, I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

More crafty time!

I am playing along again with Virginia's Summer Blog Party,

here is creation number 2.

  I have stamped and embossed in white the Altenew "Beautiful Day" stamp then after layering I also added some more colour with my Zig markers.  Next I fussy cut.  Stamped the leaves direct to the background card that I have also die cut using the "Wavy Stitches Scalloped " die from Simon Says.

I am also adding this to the current. Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

My next card is very simple, I have just stamped and embossed in white the Simon Says "Star Flower Background" stamp.  I then shaded with Distress ink and added some highlights with Zig Markers.  This is for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Seeing Stars".

Its been a very wet and windy few days here so we are taking the opportunity to decorate the kitchen, just waiting for the paint to dry then back to it!!


Monday, 17 July 2017


I had another chance to play along with the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Use Plaid", this time I have used the "Painted Poppy" stamp set from  Altenew.  I have used the Simon Says Scalloped Die again, only turning it on its side for a different look.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I have also added some ink splatters and pearls.

Its a beautiful day in Dorset and I am going for tea in the garden, just perfect!


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Two posts in two days!!

I cant believe it, I have found time to make another card!! I really wanted to take part in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Use Plaid"and after sorting through my patterned papers I managed to find some Plaid paper.  The flowers are from the Altenew set "Painted Flowers" which I have stamped and fussy cut.  The scalloped die is from Simon Says, added lots of sparkle with some wire and sequins.  Not my usual colour choice but I like it!!

I am also adding this to Virginia's Summer Blog Party Challenge.

Just thought you would like to see this  photo of one of the cows in the field opposite our house, such a lovely face!!


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Back on Track!!

It's been a while since I had time to make a card, but I am back on track and found time to make two today for a couple of challenges.  This first card is using Simon Says "Stitched Square"die and "Thanks"die with the "Zen Floral" stamps from Honey Bee .  I have coloured with Zig markers and added some pearls. This is for the challenge over at the Simon Says Flickr group " Black and White with a splash"

My son asked me to make this card, he wanted a bright sparkly card for his friends little daughter Amelie.  The stamp is from Hero Arts and the window die for the shaker element is  from MFT.  I cut her name with my Silhouette machine.  I am adding this to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group.

Hugs Sally