Wednesday, 29 April 2020


I am slowly getting my mojo back and made this card today for a couple of challenges.  I used the Simon Says Flora Background and stamped in Bundled Sage distress ink onto some water colour paper.  I then water coloured with a selection of Distress inks and some Zig Brush marker. Highlighting the flowers with a white Posca pen.

Before adhering to the card I added a strip of Vellum and then the die cut sentiment and some pearls.

I shall add this card to both the Simon says Flickr challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge " Anything Goes".

Hope you all have a good week and Stay Safe!


Friday, 17 April 2020

Spring Flowers!

After two weeks of beautiful sunny Spring weather we are having a cold wet day here , so plenty of crafting time for me!  Made this card for both the Simon Says Flickr challenge and the Love Handmade cards Flickr challenge which are both "Anything Goes" this time/.

For this card I used the Artful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says, stamping, colouring with Zigs and fussy cutting.  I used the Circle Birthday die (cut in a very pastel patterned paper ) as a frame for the flowers.

Its my hubbys Birthday on Sunday (and its a biggie with a zero on the end) and we should have been celebrating with the family in Turin, Italy this weekend.  Instead we are locked down in Dorset , hopefully it will still be a good day , the kids have put together a quiz for us all to do on a video link!!  So looking forward to this being over and we can get away and celebrate again!!

Have a great weekend


Monday, 13 April 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

This months Christmas Kickstart Challenge is "Create a Scene"  so I dragged outs lots of different stamp sets to create this little winters scene.  The tree is from a very old Hero Arts set and the reindeer is part of the Clearly Besotted set "Lets Prance"  the snowman and penguin are Heffy Doodle.  Sometimes its good to mix your stamps up!!

They are all stamped and coloured with Zig Brush markers.

Had fun with this and its another Christmas card in my stash.

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend even if you are in Lockdown.


Sunday, 12 April 2020

Girly Birthday!

Still struggling with my mojo but needed a girly Birthday card,  I used different sets of stamps to create this card.  The dog is from an older Sugar Peas set called "Caring Critters" and the balloons from the Simon Says set "Critter Crowd".  I stamped coloured with zigs and fussy cut all the elements.  Used the SSS Happy Birthday circle and stuck the pieces on the inner circle.  The background paper is years old but perfect for this girly card.

I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Flickr challenge and the Love handmade cards Flickr Challenge , both are "Anything Goes" this time!

Hope you are all staying at home and keeping safe, here in the UK we have been blessed with some really good weather so I am finding getting in the garden really therapeutic. Fingers crossed we can get back to some normality very soon.


Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Spring Flowers!!

During this lockdown and isolation period I have been spending alot of time in the garden, weeding and watching the Spring flowers making an appearence.  It gave me some inspiration to make a card and I have used the Simon Says "Even more Spring Flowers" set.

I stamped then coloured in bright colours with my Zig Markers then fussy cut them all out.  Next I layered them all on a die cut rectangle and added the sentiment.

I shall add this card to the current SSS Flickr Challenge "Happy Spring" and the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Happy Birthday". 

Hope you are all keeping safe.

Happy Crafting.