Thursday 21 September 2017

Stretching my stamps!!

I am always looking for ways to stretch my stamps and after planting up my winter tubs with Cyclamens I was inspired to make a Christmas card with the "Spring Flower" set from Simon Says Stamp.

I Gold embossed the blooms from the set and coloured with Zig Markers then I added some leaves from the Altenew "Simple Flowers" set.  The Square dies making up the frame are also from Simon Says and the sentiment is Hero Arts.  So I used three different stamp sets to make up the design and I am really please with the result!

I shall add this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which this week is "Pop it Up" and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge #80  which is "Emboss like a Boss" and the Naughty or Nice Challenge for the month "Frame it".


Tuesday 19 September 2017

Christmas Bauble

Just a quick post as I had time to make another card for this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Clean and Simple"   I used the Simon Says "Stitched Square Dies" for the background, the gold embossed script is by Hero Arts and I am not sure where the bauble die is from, again a very simple card and another for my Christmas box.

I shall also add this to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Emboss like a boss".

Have a great week


Saturday 16 September 2017

Die cuts and Embossing!

 My Christmas card making is now in full swing and I am pulling out all my older stamps ( I really need some new stamps LOL ).  This tree and sentiment are both older Hero Arts and the lovely scalloped die is from Simon Says. I have embossed the tree and sentiment with gold for a shimmer.

I needed a label for a Birthday present again this stamp is an older Hero Arts one, the background is made using the Wax Embossed Resist technique which Gina shows to perfection here.  I have used the Simon Says Stitched Square dies to cut the shapes carefully positioning them to make rectangles, such a great way to stretch your dies further.

I will add both the tag and card to the current Wednesday challenge "CAS" at Simon Says and the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Emboss it ".

Have a great weekend

Sunday 10 September 2017

Watercolour Poinsettia.

Just a quick post today as we are decorating and I need to get on with it !

Love this "Antique Poinsettia" stamp from Hero Arts, I have stamped with Distress inks and then using water and a paintbrush dragged the colour into the image.  I then Die cut the rectangles and added a sentiment and some pearls.  Such a simple card but I am pleased with the out come.

I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Stamp it" and also the Love Handmade cards Flickr Group challenge.

Also made this spinner card based on a card I made the other week,  This time I have three layers using both gold and silver embossing, I then added the stoned split pin to make the elements spin.
This is for both the Simon Says Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

Friday 8 September 2017


Made another Christmas card with the Star Flower Background stamp from Simon Says, this time adding a Poinsettia using Hero Arts "Antique Poinsettia" stamp,  not sure if this is too fussy ?

I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge.  

Looking through my Christmas stamps and I can feel a shopping spree coming on, just off to see whats about LOL!!


Tuesday 5 September 2017

More Christmas Cards!!

While I had the "Star Flower Background " stamp by Simon Says on my desk I decided to make some more Christmas cards with it, the star design really lends itself to Christmas designs.  This time I have created two CAS cards by just stamping and embossing in gold.  I have also used the "Square Stitched die" also by Simon Says.  This first card is very simple, the sentiment is by Hero Arts.

For the second card I stamped and embossed the design twice, fussy cutting the star and layering it up.

Well two more cards off my list and with all the wet weather we are having at the moment I am sure I will be making more over the next few days.

I am adding both these cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and also the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Stamp it"

Enjoy your week

Sunday 3 September 2017

Christmas cards started!!

Decided to make a start on my Christmas cards, and after seeing lots of inspiration on the Simon Says blog hop made this card using the Star Flower background stamp.  Embossed in silver onto watercolour card and then coloured with Distress Stains and Zig Markers. The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts.
I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Blog "Anything Goes " challenge and also the Simon Says Flickr group challenge #79 "Stamp It".

This is a card using the Honey Bee stamp "Country Blooms" and Simon Says "Square Stitched "Die and "Thanks"Die.  I shall also add this to the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says and also the Love Cards Flickr Group challenge which is also "Anything Goes" this month.

I have also linked it to the current Naughty or Nice Challenge, which is a new one for me.

Its a wet and windy day here in Dorset, seems like summer is over and Autumn is definitely on its way. I love summer but Autumn brings more time to craft so its not all bad LOL.