Friday, 22 December 2017


Just a quick post today as I have a few spare minutes.  I have a few Birthdays in January so wanted to get ahead of the game.  I already had this panel made and coloured with Zig markers so decided to make it up into a CAS card.  The Wavy Scallop die is from Simon Says as is the Birthday sentiment.
A very simple card but I like the clean look.

I am adding this to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Party Time".

Not sure if I shall have time to post again before Christmas so I would like to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thank you so much for finding time to visit my blog and leaving lovely comments.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

I can't resist a Box !!!

I spent some time yesterday browsing Pinterest for some ideas and found these little Truffle Box Place Settings".  As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have a go at making some, I love little boxes
for gifts.  I used the free download to cut the box and stand then set about adding my own style.  Its a simple design using some gold foiled scrapbook papers that I had.  I used the Simon Says "Stitched Square" dies and also their "Nadine Snowflake" die for the top.  The name is computer generated.

I shall be adding a Ferraro Roche or something similar, plus a party popper to the box and then use them as place settings for New Year.

Now to get the others made.  I shall be adding  this to the Monday Challenge over at The Simon Says Blog.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

New Snowflake Die!!

I thought all my Christmas card making was over for this year but I was lucky enough to get this gorgeous Simon Says Snowflake die from Ebay , it arrived in the post yesterday and I couldn't wait to use it.  Made these two simple cards using Glitter card.  For this one I used the technique I saw here at  Jennifer McGuire's blog to impress the card before adding my snowflake. I love the effect it gives.  The square dies are also Simon Says.

After cutting my first card I had a square of gold glitter card left so made this second one, also added a square of silver glitter card to this, its very sparkly and I love it!!

Adding both of these to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Stitch it".


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Crafty weekend!

Luckily most of my Christmas prep is done so I have found time to do some crafting, first up is these tags, just needed a couple more for my gifts and these were super easy.  Just die cutting a little stamping and some Nuvo drops. I bases these on some cards I have made using the Simon Says Stitched Scallop Die and Hero Arts Canvas Stripe stamp.

My second make is this wreath, I saw one very similar in a local shop and it was quite expensive so decided to make it myself.  I love the finished result.  

Lastly I made this Birthday card for a friend using a Hero Arts stamp and Zig Markers, just added the sequins for a little sparkle. Made a similar card a while back as a Thank You card and I loved the pretty colours so used the design again for a Birthday.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend .


Thursday, 14 December 2017

A change from Christmas Cards!!

I really liked how the Christmas Card in my last post turned out so decided to use the same basic design for a small Birthday Card.  Again using the Simon Says "Stitched Square" dies to create the layers in my card, just added some ink splatters and Altenew flowers coloured with Zig Markers.  Also added some wire and a sentiment from Hero Arts. 

I shall add this card to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Stitch it".


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Another Quick Card.

After tidying my craft desk I found some extra snowflakes that I had die cut so decided to make another quick card.  I used the Simon Says "Stitched Square " dies to create a small card base then added the panel stamped with the Hero Arts "Canvas stripes" in red.  Added a corner of white also cut with the same dies and added my snowflakes and gems.  Quick and simple!!

I shall add this to the challenge at the Simon Says "Flickr Group.


Monday, 11 December 2017

And More Boxes!!

I have been busy making more boxes, this time pillow boxes that I cut using my Silhouette Machine,  I have then simply decorated with die cuts and a stamped Christmas tree using a stamp set from Hero Arts.

I shall be putting a little money or a gift in these for Christmas gifts.

I am adding these to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says "Gift It".

Just a short post today as lots of jobs to do. Have a great week.


Sunday, 10 December 2017

More gift boxes

My daughter loves having her nails painted so I always try to buy her a new varnish for Christmas,  I usually make a small gift holder and hang it from our tree.  This is the one I made this year using a pattern I found on Pinterest.  I have made it from Kraft card and added some PP then added the die cut baubles and sparkly gems.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

They are very easy to make and would hold a variety of small gifts.

I am adding this to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Gift it".

Although alot of the country are having pretty snow storms here in Dorset it is falling as rain, such a shame would love to see some snow on the hills by our house.  Keep warm everyone.


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Still more Christmas cards!!

At last I can see the end in sight, only a few more Christmas cards to make and I have enough for this year.  Here are three more from this years collection lol!!

This top one is using an old favourite "Antique Poinsettia " from Hero Arts, this time on Kraft card stock.  I have embossed the flower in gold and coloured with Zig markers, the sentiment is aslo Hero Arts.

A very simple card here using a snowflake die and the "Stitched Square die" from Simon Says, just added some gems for added sparkle.

lastly the poinsettia again this time embossed in gold on Vellam before fussy cutting and layering up, love it in the vellam.

We had a little snow here last night but its melted already, pretty while it lasted.

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Small Gift Boxes

For the table on Christmas day I like to add a little handmade gift box to each place setting, containing some chocolate mints and a lotto ticket .  Here are samples of the ones I have made this year , the box is cut using my Silhouette machine and I have decorated with die cuts and stamped poinsettias. They are white and blue for the boys.

And red and white for the girls, I have also added name tags and some bells although you cant see the red ones on Fran's in the photo :0( .

 I had fun with these but now I need to get on and put up some decorations !!

I am adding these to the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Gift It".


Friday, 1 December 2017

Dies and Stamps.

More Christmas cards I am afraid,  another using the "Pile of Presents" die from Simon Says this is definitely my favourite new purchase as It makes such lovely easy  Christmas cards and  is very versatile .  I have made another Shaker Card and this time added it to a shaped card base cut with some older Spellbinder dies.

I am adding this to two challenges , Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

This second card took a bit more time as I stamped and embossed the  Hero Arts "Antique Poinsettia" in gold  three times then fussy cut the smaller pieces to add texture. coloured with Zig markers and added some seed beads.  The square base is a Simon Says Die.

Again I shall add these to both Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge.  

We have had a lovely few days here, bright blue skies and cold temperatures, I love these crisp days perfect for long beach walks.