Thursday, 19 December 2019


Its another gloomy, wet and windy day here and getting in my craft room is a sure way to cheer me up.  I thought I would have a go at the Simon Says Monday Challenge , now this really was a challenge for me, completely out of my comfort zone.  They like a vintage style of card so I had a go, not sure if I really like it but I tried!!

I used the Hero Arts Winter Town stamp and created a shaker card with it, the sentiment and ribbon are my attempts at vintage, perhaps I should stick to my usual style lol!!

Heres hoping the weather cheers up soon!!


Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Last Minute Madness!!

Its the last Christmas Kickstart Challenge of 2019 and I knew I had to play along.  I have really enjoyed taking part in this challenge this year, it also meant that I was ahead when it came to creating my cards for Christmas and it wasn't such a mad rush!

The last challenge of the year is "Anything Goes" or "Last Minute Madness".  I decided to ink up and colour these cute penguins again from "Heffy Doodles", love this set and its certainly been well used this year.  First I die cut four glittery snowflakes using Simon Says dies and stuck them to some white card, I then cut out the snow letters using alphabet dies from Altenew making sure the snowflakes were perfectly placed.  I layered them up to make the card thicker.

Next I stuck them to my embossed panel using foam taper to raise them up.  I then added the little penguin peeking through.

I will also add this to the Simon Says Flickr challenge "Die Cutting"

We are in for a few wet and windy days here  so I shall be up in my craft room making a few more cards!


Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Pillow Boxes!

I needed a couple of gift boxes so made these pillow boxes,  decided to make them in a silver grey card.  This first one is decorated with lots of die cut snowflakes using Simon Says dies, cut in white and a blue glitter card. I then added the die cut Christmas using the Heffy Doodle die cut in gold. I then added the string tie to finish off.


This second box is again in silver grey, I have added the white embossed circle and some die cut red glitter baubles and gingham ribbon.  (not sure of where I got these dies)

Almost ready for Christmas now yeah!!


Friday, 13 December 2019


I needed a couple of extra Christmas cards so got out my Simon Says Stamp snowflake dies to create these quick and easy cards.  This first one uses my gold wallpaper for the background which I have stamped and embossed in gold using various Hero Arts snowflake stamps.  I then added the SSS Eliza snowflake cut in gold glitter  and the gold sentiment from Heffy Doodles.

My next design uses a Tim Holtz embossing folder and more Simon Says snowflakes with a computer generated sentiment.
Two very easy cards, perfect for batch making.

I am adding both these to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Die Cuts".


Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Turquoise Birthday

I was keen to take part in the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Die Cuts" and needed a change from making Christmas cards.  Made this using Simon Says "Stitched Square die, Happy Birthday and Flower Clusters dies.  I raised up the white square bon pop dots for more dimension.

Hoping to get my Christmas decorations up this week, always love decorating the house.

Have a great week.


Friday, 6 December 2019

Cute Christmas!!

Things are getting busy now but I had time to make another card using this cute little penguin from Heffy Doodles combines with Simon Says Festive Trees and Falling Snow stencil.  The sentiment die is also from Heffy Doodles.  I have coloured with Zig markers and added Glossy Accents to the tree baubles for extra sparkle.

Adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Traditional Christmas"

Have a great weekend