Saturday 26 June 2021

A Pink Christmas!!

This months Simon Says Instagram challenge is to use pink and aqua, I love using pink on my cards but not often with aqua so I thought I would really challenge myself and make a Christmas Card!

I inked up the background with Altenew Lagoon ink and then used the SSS Tap Dance stencil.  Next I die cut the Li'l Gnome in white and coloured with Distress Oxide Frosted Raspberry and Altenew Purple Wine.  I added Nuvo glitter paste to the hat for some sparkle and also some sequins and pearls from Lucy's Little Things.

The sentiment has been computer generated.

 I like these colours together and am pleased with the alternative Christmas palette. I will also add this card to the current SSS Flickr Group challenge "Anything Goes".


Friday 25 June 2021

New Dies!

I have just got the new Mini Slimline Rectangle and the Mini Slimline Windows dies from Simon Says  so have made a pop up Christmas Scene  card to try them out!  I have made myself a cloud stencil with some card and a cloud punch so the background sky was easy to make using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.  I then added some splatters of white gouache. The house and tree die cut is an older one from Memory Box and I have coloured this adding some Nuvo glimmer paste for added sparkle. The two reindeers are stamped and coloured with Zig markers.  They are from the Lets Prance set from Clearly Besotted.

 This card folds flat for the envelope but pops up when out,  I was inspired by this card from Bibi Cameron.

I shall add this card to the Simon Says Flickr challenge "Anything Goes".

Looking forward to the weekend when hopefully I can get in the garden, hope you have a great weekend.



Sunday 20 June 2021

Let's Squash It!


The "Lets's Squash it "Challenge this month is "Nature and Watercolouring", so I decided to make a Christmas card using my Simon Says Forest Border die. First I inked the embossing folder with Mowed Grass and Salty Ocean Distress inks , spritzed with water and ran through  my Sizzix machine using water colour cardstock.  I then used these colours on my acrylic block added water and coloured the background to make the colours richer.

I then added the Christmas tree from a really old Hero Arts stamp set raised on pop dots for dimension. I added some gem stones for a little sparkle and the gold sentiment is cut from the "Holiday Frames" die also Simon Says. 

Its cold and wet here today, not like summer at all so I am in my craft room creating and wishing for the sun to return soon!



Saturday 19 June 2021

Birthday Cocktails!

I decided to ink up my Tim Holtz cocktail stamps again and make this feminine Birthday card. I created the background by making a stencil with this Happy Birthday die and rubbing with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.  Really pleased with how this turned out and I shall be hunting through my dies to see if there are any others I can do this with.

I then stamped and coloured the Tim Holtz Margarita cocktail and fussy cut, I also stamped directly onto the card, that way I could add the image on foam tape for added dimension.  I then added sequins and some nuvo glitter to the rim of the glass for some added sparkle.


I shall add this card to the Die Cut Divas challenge of "Birthdays" and also the Simon Says Instagram challenge.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!



Thursday 10 June 2021

Christmas Stockings!


The Christmas Kickstart Challenge this month is "The Stockings were hung by the chimney with care"

I looked through my stamps and found this really old stocking stamp from Hero Arts so I stamped it five times and fussy cut then coloured with Zig markers.

I decided to make a small slimline card and made my background using the Simon Says "Outline Merry" background and embossed in white before distressing with Spiced Marmalade and Pickled Raspberry Oxide inks. I then die cut the Chunky Merry die also from Simon Says in Gold and gold glitter cardstock.  I adhered it to the card base with foam tape for dimension.

I then added the stockings also on foam tape.

Another card for my Christmas stash which is always a good feeling.



Wednesday 9 June 2021

Birthday Shaker!

I love making and giving shaker cards and after seeing an idea online I made this card with the circle shaker window.  The stamp is "Cosmos Background" from Simon Says and I have stamped and embossed in clear powder then coloured with Zig Brush markers and distress oxides..

Next I die cut five circles and layered them up adding some acetate between the top two layers.
I then added the sprinkles from "Lucy's Little Things" before adding the sentiment from Simon Says.

 I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Flickr group challenge and also the Love handmade cards Flickr group.  I had fun with this card and have my mojo back after my weeks break.



Monday 7 June 2021

Masculine Birthday!

 I have had a very busy week with my family coming to stay , its been so long since they were able to stay for a week  but at last they could come down, we had a fabulous time.  The sun shone and we were able to get to the beach which was lovely. My card making took a back seat but now I am back on it with a simple masculine birthday card.

For the background I used a Poppy Stamps "Happy Birthday background" die cut in blue.  I then added an cycling image I found on google raised on pop dots. Its a very simple card but hopefully is getting me back into crafting after a week off.

I am adding this card to the "Happy Birthday" challenge over at Die Cut Divas. and the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge "All things masculine" also the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Masculine"

Have a great week