Monday, 26 February 2018

What a weekend! Plus a card!

 Just had the most amazing weekend celebrating my daughter Francesca's 30th Birthday and engagement to the lovely James. For the celebration meal we travelled to London to go to Giorgio Locatelli's Michelin Star restaurant "Locanda Locatelli's" and what a fabulous place it is.  The food was out of this world and I got to meet my food hero Giorgio, such a gentleman.  A day we will never forget!!

Unfortunately back down to earth now although I had fun colouring these "Beautiful Blooms" from Altenew, not my usual colour scheme but I like the end result. Just love using my Zig watercolour markers!

I shall add this card to the current challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge. "Make your own background!"

Hope you are keeping warm where you are, cold with the prospect of snow here.


Monday, 19 February 2018


Violet is not a colour I would normally use but I wanted to try something different and challenge myself.  Stamped and embossed the "Artful Flower" set from SSS and then watercoloured , I made a couple of extra flowers to add the scalloped cut top, then added the sentiment. Not sure if its too busy really.

Adding this card to two challenges, the Simon Says Wednesday challenge " Add a die cut" and the SSS Flickr Group "Anything Goes" challenge.

Have a great week

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Spring Birthday.

Just a quick post today as its a lovely Spring like day and I want to get in the garden.

I am in the colouring mood and had fun with my Zig Brush Markers and the "Artful Flowers" stamps from Simon Says.  After adding the flowers direct to the base card I then coloured more and cut them out to layer up on foam to create dimension.  Then added the gold embossed "Happy" die cut onto vellum.  The die cut base is also by Simon Says.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  "Add a Die Cut"  and also the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Anything Goes".


Monday, 12 February 2018

Valentine 2

Unfortunately we are still having issues with our computer and its so frustrating, I have lost my photo editing program so the photos I am using are not that good.  Also can't add my watermark.  Never mind here is another Valentine card I have made for the challenge on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and also the flickr group challenge

Have used various Die Cut Hearts stamped and embossed in white with the SSS Kaleidoscope Background stamp.  I then water coloured with Zig Markers.

Enjoy your week.


Thursday, 8 February 2018


At last I am able to blog again, we have had a major computer failure and its taken a while to rectify.  I have lost my faithful old photo editing program , its not now compatible with our new operating system.  I have found a temporary one to use but its not as good , need to find a better one!!

I did have chance to make this card today using the Simon Says Kaleidoscope Background stamp and a Memory Box Heart die.  The Word die is also Simon Says.

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

I am off back to Surrey this weekend to meet up with some friends lets hope its a little warmer!!