Thursday 29 October 2020

Triple Play!

Made this card for the "Triple Play" Challenge over at the Simon says Flickr Group  using three different trees!  "Stamped the Festive Trees" from Simon Says and embossed with Rose Gold powder before fussy cutting the trees.  Decided to make a long slim card as it best suited these trees, I then cut a blank for the base and gently distressed it with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks. 

I then pop dotted the middle tree for dimension and just stuck the other two trees to the base.  Lastly I added lots of pearls and gems.

I decided against adding a sentiment as I couldn't decide where to put it!!

 I shall also add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".  

Hope you are enjoying your week.


Wednesday 28 October 2020

Lets Squash it!!

There's a new challenge on the block set up by my blogging friend Jo and her friend Gail called "Lets Squash It" and its all about using those long forgotten Embossing Folders gathering dust in your stash ( well they are in my craft room I have loads that haven't see the light of day for years!!)

The first challenge is "Geometric and metallic" so I dug around in my drawer and found this lovely geometric square design folder, unfortunately I don't know who makes this one as there are no names on it but I love the design on the white card. 

The star is made with a really old sizzix embossing/stencil that i have used with some Gold glitter paste (hope that counts as metallic) and then cut out, the die Merry Christmas is my Simon Says. 

I shall also add this to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Anything Goes"

Another wet and windy day, so lots of crafting being done!!

Have a good week



Monday 26 October 2020

Penguin Fun!

Another card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge "Pink Christmas"  using snowflake dies from Simon Says and the little penguin from Heffy Doodles.

 Had fun creating a smooshed pink background before adding the die cuts and the cute penguin coloured with Zig markers.

I am also adding this card to the current SSS Flickr challenge "Triple Play".

Its half term this week and I am looking forward to my daughter coming down to Dorset fingers crossed for good weather!!


Sunday 18 October 2020

Pink Snowflakes!

Made this pink Christmas snowflake card for the challenge over at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge Blog  the theme is Pink Christmas.

First I cut loads of snowflakes in different card using Simon Says dies. Next on my base card I smooched over some Raspberry Distress ink using acetate and a water spray.  After letting it dry I adhered all the snowflakes.

 I then added some pearls and the sentiment.

I love the pink for a change, not my normal Christmas colour but I like it, also like the slim long card , haven't made one of these for ages.

I shall also add this to both the Simon Says Flickr challenge and the Love cards Flickr challenge.

Autumn has definitely arrived here and the days are colder, missing summer!!

Have a great week



Saturday 10 October 2020

Sparkle !!

A quick card for the "Make it Sparkle " Challenge over at the Simon Says Wednesday Blog.  Another card using just dies all from Simon Says, I love the L'll Gnome die and I am sure it will feature on a lot of my Christmas cards this year.

 Also used the "Leafy Branch" die cut in plain green card and green glitter card. Then added some red berries for more sparkle.

I shall also add this to both the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Favourite technique"  as Die cutting is fun and easy to do, also the Love Flickr Group challenge.

Have a great weekend



Tuesday 6 October 2020

Li'l Gnome!!

I wanted to take part in the Christmas Kickstart Challenge again and this time the theme is "Festive Sweet Treats"  The only thing I could find in my Christmas box that was suitable was the pre-cut candy cane.  So I decided to pair it with a die cut Gnome made using the Simon Says "Li'l Gnome".

I also used the Simon Says "snowflakes" and "Holiday Frame" set.
I shall also add this card to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

 This gnome die is a real favourite of mine . 

Have a great week