Wednesday 22 December 2021

A late card!!

I had planned for yesterdays post to be my final before Christmas but as I sat in my craft room yesterday wrapping some gifts I had an idea and this card came to life.
Again a very simple card using an embossing folder and die cuts all from Simon Says.  Also added lots of tiny gems for sparkle.

I always have a bunch of snowflakes already cut in a box so this came together really quickly, I then decided to add the vellum for the sentiment base.

 I am adding this card to the challenge at Lets Squash It "Your Call"


Tuesday 21 December 2021

Merry Christmas!!

Another quick card using the fabulous "Chunky Merry" die from Simon Says and "Holly Side "stripes from Poppy Stamps.  Also added an embossed panel using a really old embossing folder from Cuttlebug called "Swiggles"! I have coloured the holly with my Zig markers,

I shall add this card to the current challenge at Christmas Kickstart "Anything Christmassy"  and the SSS Flickr challenge Anything Goes"

I would like to wish all my blogging friends a 

Here's hoping for a healthy and happy  2022 



Saturday 18 December 2021

Still making Christmas Cards!

Still have a few last minute Christmas cards to make so went for a fairly simple design.  The background is embossed with the SSS Crystal Distortion embossing folder, I then added the die cut SSS Chunky Merry cut with gold glitter card.  last I added some silver snowflakes and gems.

 I am adding this card to both the "Lets Squash It "Your Call challenge, and the SSS Flickr Group challenge "Anything Goes"
 Lots of last minute bits to do before Christmas, just have my fingers crossed that Christmas goes ahead this year and doesn't get cancelled at the last minute like last year because of Covid!!

Have a great week



Saturday 11 December 2021

Winter Snow!

Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean are my favourite combination of Distress Oxides and they make a fabulous background for snowflakes!

A simple distressed background with added flicks of white gouache paint and stamped snowflakes in gold silver and white embossing.  The die cut  snowflakes are from Simon Says and are glittery and shiny.

I am adding this card to the Christmas Kickstart challenge " If its Christmassy Link it up!" and the SSS Flickr challenge also "Anything Goes"

 I am off to visit my daughter and new Grandchild Eva next week so my daughter can have some down time and get her hair cut.  Very excited!!

Have a great week



Wednesday 1 December 2021

Holly Berries!

I recently won this Holly Side Strips die from Poppy Stamps and couldn't wait to have a play with it. 
I die cut the holly and coloured with my Zig markers.  The Chunky Merry die is from Simon Says and I decided to stick with the red, green and white theme.  Just added red gems for sparkle.

Such an easy card to make but so bright and cheerful.

 I shall add this card to the current SSS Flickr group challenge "Winter Wishes".

We are off to do some Christmas shopping today just hoping the shops aren't too busy! Have a great day.



Monday 29 November 2021

Winter Wonder!

I wanted to try something a little different with this Simon Says Forest Border embossing folder.  I used kraft card in the folder and the sponged lightly with a white ink pad. I then highlighted the trees with a shimmery gel pen.

I also used the SSS falling snow stencil and some nuvo glimmer paste lastly adding the gems and gold die cut sentiment.

 this card was extremely hard to photograph as it is really shimmery and sparkly, I love the subtle look.

I shall add this card to the current SSS Flickr challenge "Winter Wonder" 

Have a great week



Monday 22 November 2021

Christmas Wreath!

I have just got the Ring Wreath Die from Simon Says and couldn't wait to have a play with it!  First I cut the die three times in sliver and pink glitter card and also white card. I then placed the pink wreath onto a square card blank and added pink, white and solver circles, I also added a mixed selection of gems to some of the circles.

I then stamped and embossed my sentiment in silver and added some coiled wire underneath it.

 I am adding this card to the challenge at the Simon Says Flickr group "Creating for the holidays".

Enjoy your week



Saturday 20 November 2021



Another simple Christmas card using an embossing folder and dies from Simon Says Stamp! 

The background folder is called Crystal Distortion and its so versatile, suitable for all sorts of cards.

After embossing I added loads of gems to the cross points for added sparkle, I then cut a few different snowflakes in white and pink glitter card and layered onto my card front. finally adding the silver embossed sentiment.

I am adding this card to the SSS Flickr group challenge "Creating for the Holidays"

Enjoy your weekend, its meant to get much colder here tomorrow so I thing we will be lighting the log burner and keeping cosy!



Wednesday 17 November 2021

Stencil and Emboss.

The "Lets Squash it" challenge this month is to use a "Stencil and Emboss"  For my card I first used the SSS Spring Boho Circle stencil and some Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks to on my rectangular die cut blank.  I then used the Cuttlebug swirl frame embossing folder running just the bottom edge through my machine so that just the edge was embossed.

I then added some Altenew painted flowers layered up to add some dimension lastly adding the Birthday die cut in gold.

Making this was a change from Christmas cards but I need to get back to it as my daughter needs a few.



Saturday 13 November 2021

Glitzy Christmas Trees.

Using my new SSS Crystal Distortion embossing folder again, I know this is going to become a favourite.  This time I used some red mirror card so its very shimmery but a pain to try and photograph.

A very simple card to make, I just added the die cut trees from SSS Chunky Trees set and a gold embossed sentiment from Hero Arts.

 I am adding this card to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Creating for the Holidays".

Have a great weekend



Wednesday 10 November 2021

Merry Shaker Card!

I really enjoy making shaker cards and know that this Chunky Merry die from Simon Says would be perfect for one.  

First I die cut the base using the background section of the Merry die, then I randomly stamped some snowflakes over the card and embossed with some glittery powder. I then added the acetate and glues on the merry die cut.

I used a selection of red, gold and silver sequins for the shaker element. this was a very simple design to make up, but I love all the shimmer.


Its a dull old day here, perfect weather to make me want to stay in my craft room!
Have a great day

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Two more Christmas Cards!

I have just got a new embossing folder from Simon Says called Crystal Distortion and I couldn't wait to have a play with it. My first card is using the L'il Gnome die also from Simon Says layered up onto my embossed piece of white card.  I also added the glitter card base layer and lots of gems to the cross points of the background.

For the Gnome's hat I have used a snippet of patterned paper so am adding this card to this months Christmas Kickstart challenge blog.

I will also add it to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Creating for Christmas".

Next I used the embossing folder on some lime green glitter card which created a lovely sparkly card. I then added some die cut trees also from Simon Says , added some gems and love how this card is so glittery in real life. 

 I will also add this card to the SSS Flickr group challenge.

Gradually getting on top of my Christmas cards although I am bound to need more as my daughter usually claims a few!!

Have a great week



Monday 8 November 2021

Christmas Slimline card!

A slimline Christmas card for a couple of challenges!  For this card I die cut my white slimline blank and then distressed with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean ink, I then used the Simon Says falling snow stencil and added some Nuvo Glimmer paste. 

Next I die cut the Simon Says with the  Ho Ho Ho die and added to the card with some glittery die cut snowflakes.  The Penguin stamp is from Heffy Doodle and I have coloured with Zig markers.  Lastly I mounted onto a red card blank.

 I am adding this card to both the Die Cut Divas November challenge "Slimline" and the SSS Flickr group challenge "Creating for the holidays"

Have a great week



Saturday 6 November 2021

Christmas box card!

After seeing a few box cards in the internet I decided to have a go and make one using stamps from Heffy Doodle and Clearly Besotted and the tree die from Simon Says. I stamped coloured with Zigs and die cut my images. After making my box I then covered the edges and top with snippets of patterned paper.  The back was distressed to make the cloudy sky using a homemade cloud stencil.

I really had fun putting this together, a bit time consuming but worth the effort and it folds flat to fit in a standard envelope.

 I am adding this card to the current Christmas Kickstart challenge "Christmas Snippets" and also the Love handmade cards Flickr Challenge.

Have a great weekend.



Tuesday 2 November 2021

Christmas Shaker!!

I love making shaker cards and Christmas is the perfect excuse for lots if bling and sparkle! To make this card I used the older "Pile of Gifts" die from Simon Says which I cut into a circle blank and added some acetate.  I then distressed a large rectangle in the area behind my window with a rainbow effect. I used lots of pastel sequins for the shaker element.  The Holly is cut with the Poppy Stamps "Holly side Strips" die and coloured with Zigs, I then added the sparkly berries and a gold embossed sentiment.

 I am adding this card to the current SSS Flickr challenge "Creating for the Holidays"

I have also been busy over the last few weeks making a large cot  quilt and with the left over fabric I also  made a  pram quilt for my daughter who is expecting her first baby this month, also our first grandchild so very exciting!

I have only made two other quilts so kept it simple with a square design. 

I am really pleased with the end result.