Tuesday 30 October 2018

More Snowflakes!!

After making my last card the glitter card I used for cutting my snowflakes made a fabulous stencil to use for the background on this card. I dabbed the stencil shapes with "Salty Ocean" Distress Oxide then embossed with a glittery embossing powder. I then added some snowflakes and gems and mounted onto a blue base card.

I shall add this card to the current SSS Flickr Challenge "Let your stencils shine".  Another Christmas card for my box Yeah!!

Have a great week.


Sunday 28 October 2018


 I have just got some new Snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp and couldn't wait to use them on a card.  I cut them in glitter card stock then layered up.  On my background I used the "Falling Snow" stencil and some Nuvo Glimmer Paste (another new purchase for me and I love the effect, so pretty!!)
I then layered it all up and added the "Holiday Frames" also from Simon Says.

Really pleased with the finished card, so sparkly and pretty!!  I am adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr challenge "Let your stencils shine"

Have a great Sunday.


Friday 19 October 2018

Card for Joni !

My son asked me to make a Birthday card for his friends little girl who is 4 next week.  I made her big sister a shaker card back in September and it proved a huge success so I decided to make Joni one too.  I won this older set of stamps "Surf and Turf"from Paper Smooches a while back and thought it would fit the bill perfectly.  I cut the 4 using my Silhouette machine then coloured the card with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean splashing with water to create the sea effect.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the fish to add to the card, the sentiment is computer generated.

I am adding this card to this weeks challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Animal Antics"

I also found time to play with my new Winter Flowers stamp set from Simon Says, I stamped and embossed in white onto watercolour paper then randomly painted with my Zig Brush markers and lots of water. I then die cut the letters using Altenew's Bold Alphabet dies. Just added some sequins for sparkle! I shall add this card to the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

Hope you have a great weekend.


Monday 15 October 2018

New Stamp and Die!!

I have just got the Simon Says Stamp "Winter Flowers" stamp set and the Holiday Frames die so just had to have a play! After inking and embossing the Poinsettia in white I smooshed on some Festive Berries ink to create the background, I then added the frame die cut, next I stamped and embossed the Poinsettia again this time in gold onto white card and vellum. After fussy cutting the flowers I layered up with a pop dot and attached it to the frame.  Last of all I added some sparkle with Gems and sequins.

I am adding this to two Flickr challenges, the Simon Says Flickr Group and the Love Handmade Cards Group, both of these challenges are "Anything Goes".

Have a great week


Sunday 14 October 2018

A Christmas Gift Box.

Decided to make another gift box for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything but a card"

I used an old template that I have (not sure where it originally came from but there are loads on Pinterest ) Then after cutting out I masked up the front panel and stamped with some older snowflake stamps from Hero Arts and then embossed in white.  I then rubbed over Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. Next I added some torn white embossed card for the snow. The tree is also an older Hero Arts stamp, just added the bells and bow.

Hope you are having a great weekend, its blowing a gale here so I am tucked up in my craft room playing with some new stamps and dies :0)


Thursday 11 October 2018

Place Setting Gift Boxes!

Just had a fantastic fun  weekend with three of my friends visiting from Surrey, we did lots of crafting and lots of sightseeing too.  Love catching up with them.  I decided I wanted to make a little table setting gift for them and made these gift boxes to hold a small hand cream tube.  Now they have visited I can share them with you.

I used a pattern I found on Pinterest for the box bases, then I stamped and embossed in gold the "Beautiful Day" set from Altenew. For each box I cut two flowers , layering up the centre piece to create lots of dimension. I then added the lattice die cut with the flowers and lots of pearls.

As you can see the hand cream fits in a treat.

I have made these before with a Christmas theme, they are also perfect fit for a Nail Varnish, see here and here.

I am adding these to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp "Anything but a card"

Looking forward to the weekend now and my son is visiting, he has just been to the Los Angeles  to be a Groomsman at a friends wedding and while he was there he managed to get me some stamping goodies. So excited!!


Monday 8 October 2018

Christmas Shaker!!

I am starting to build up my Christmas Card stash ands had fun making this shaker card.  I cut mini windows in my card with the small Stitched Square die from Simon Says.  Then I stamped up and coloured these mini Santa's from Hero Arts. I then fussy cut and added them inside my windows before adding the acetate for the shaker element.

I then just added the mini snowflakes, decided not to add a sentiment as I rather like the CAS look. I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Lets get ready for Christmas!"

Its feeling really autumnal here today and I have spent the day in the garden getting it ready for winter.

Hope you have a great week