Thursday, 24 November 2022

Eva's Birthday!


It was my Granddaughters 1st Birthday last week and this is the card I made for her.  I cut the 1 shape with my silhouette machine in white card and then distressed with Oxide inks.


I die cut her name using glitter cardstock and Altenew alphabet dies, next I stamped the zoo animals from the Heffy Doodle set "Two by Two Safari Animals" the monkey is a Sugar Pea design stamp. I coloured with alcohol markers and die cut.  The balloons were also from a Heffy Doodle stamp set.


I was really pleased with the finished card and Eva loved it.


I also made this fabric Birthday crown but she wasn't so keen on that , she is not a lover of hats lol.



We had a wonderful weekend celebrating.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American followers.

Hus
Sally






 

Monday, 21 November 2022

White Christmas



I have found another challenge blog called Daring Cardmakers and decided to make a card, I was inspired by the "White" theme its always a great colour for Christmas cards.


For this card I used the Crystal Distortion embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp for the background, I then added some layered up snowflakes and this gorgeous little gnome also Simon Says dies.  Next I added lots of sparkly gems. My sentiment is hot foiled in silver.
 The cardstock is bright white and I found this card quite hard to photograph.






I am still getting over a rotten cold and sore throat and have been stuck indoors for a few days, I am hoping to feel better soon as I need to get some fresh air, fingers crossed!


Hugs

Sally



 

Friday, 18 November 2022

Two more Christmas cards.

Unfortunately I arrived back from my weekend away with a nasty cold, so I have been stuck indoors for a few days.  I have a sore throat and cough, but it hasn't stopped me making a few more Christmas cards.

This first one uses again my new lucky find Snowflake corner die, which I have cut in glitter cardstock.  I have just paired it with some snowflakes from Simon Says.



A simple very sparkly card.  I am adding this card to the current LOVE flickr group challenge.



This second card uses a gel plate background that I made a few months back.  After going on a gel plate course I have a stash of pretty backgrounds ready to use on cards.


Again for this one I have just added some Simon Says snowflakes and a pearl, the sentiment is hot foiled. A card for the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

Have a great weekend, I am going to stay home in the warm and hopefully my cold will feel better soon.


Hugs

Sally

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Birthday Weekend

 


I have just spent a lovely weekend with my daughter celebrating Eva's first Birthday, where has that year gone?  It's been a sad year but Eva has been our ray of sunshine.



I have been busy making more Christmas cards, whilst visiting my daughter I found some craft items in a charity shop and this snowflake frame die was one of them, I am not sure who it's made by but I am really pleased with it.

For this card I die cut it in glittery card stock layering it up for texture.




I then added the SSS gnome die which I cut and then ran the beard through a Cuttlebug woodgrain embossing folder and added some glitter. The background is a memory box die which I have also run through a cuttlebug snow folder.  The sentiment is hot foiled.






Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Sally


Monday, 7 November 2022

Sparkly Trees.





I used the Forest Border embossing folder from Simon Says and embossed onto white card, I then lightly distressed with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and rubbed gently with some clear glittery stickles.  I then added the L'll Gnome die cut also from Simon Says.  I decided not to add a sentiment to the outside of the card as it coved the very sparkly trees too much.
 I then decided to also add some sparkle to the Gnomes beard which has also been run through my tree bark embossing folder for added texture.


 I shall also add this card to the "Merry and Bright" challenge over at the Simon Says Flickr Group.


I am off to see my Granddaughter Eva this weekend as it's her First Birthday on Monday.  Oh my gosh this last year has flown by, it's been a very difficult year, but I am looking forward to spending some time with the family and celebrating.

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Siver and White!



 

This was a simple card to make using the Facetted Snowflake embossing folder from Simon Says embossed in white card spread with some Stickles.  I then added the silver glitter die cut Simon Says snowflakes.


The Sentiment is Hot Foiled and I just added some pearls and silver wire, resulting in a very sparkly card.






Also the Die Cut Divas challenge blog, which this month is "Anything Goes"

This was such an easy card to make that I will be making more to add to my card stash as I know it maybe raided very soon by my daughter!

Have a great weekend, its raining and windy here so I hope you are having brighter weather.


Hugs

Sally

Friday, 4 November 2022

Christmas Trees!



 



The theme this month at the Christmas Kickstart challenge is "Trees, Trees, Trees" so I made this card using the Chunky Tree die cut from Simon Says.  I created the background using a gel press some Oxide inks and some snowflake dies, quite hard to see in the photo but very pretty. The sentiment is Hot foiled.

I shall also add this card to the SSS Flickr group challenge "Merry and Bright".

Have a great weekend

Hugs Sally

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Christmas Box Card




after watching a video by Jennifer McGuire on how to make shadow box cards and thought it would be fun to make a little Christmas scene.  I have used various stamps and dies, the little penguins are by Heffy Doodle and the reindeer by Clearly Besotted.  I have stamped and water coloured with my Zig brush markers then die cut.  The background uses a really old house and tree die from Memory Box. the sky and clouds in the background use distress oxide inks and a stencil i made myself.

 

This card folds flat for putting in the envelope but pops up nicely when you stand it .  The video was so easy to follow and I am really pleased with the results, I am sure I will be making more like this.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the Die Cut Divas Challenge "Watercolouring".


I am off to my daughters for a few days for a visit , I am really looking to playing with my little granddaughter Eva. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs

Sally

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Another Platform Card!

I love the platform pop up card die from Lawn Fawn, its perfect for children's cards and so easy to assemble.  For this card I used various animal stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle, stamped and coloured with alcohol markers.  I had fun with this one adding the balloons to signify a 5th Birthday.



 Hope you are enjoying your weekend, it's been very wet and windy here so I am hoping to get more Christmas cards made.

Hugs

Sally

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Lets Squash it Challenge


The challenge over at the 'Lets Squash it" blog this month is "Trees and Leaves" and although I don't have any tree embossing folders, I do have lots with leaves on. My only solution was to use this Memory Box house and trees die and use my Altenew "Garden Harmony" embossing folder.




I cut the tree die and coloured with alcohol markers then layered up onto some white card, layering again onto some patterned paper. I then added my green embossed layer and a foiled "congrats" the rest of the sentiment is computer generated.
 


Hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 14 October 2022

Boys Birthday!

My daughter asked me to make a dinosaur birthday card for a little boy turning 3, I have not long had this Lawn Fawn platform die and I have been using it a lot lately, it seemed perfect to use it for this card too.  I don't have any dinosaur stamps so went onto google images and found some free colouring pages that were perfect.


I printed and fussy cut three dinos and also the tree and volcano in the background.  I then coloured these with alcohol markers.



 This die is so easy to use and makes a fabulous little card for a child.  My daughter was thrilled with it and the little boy loved it.


Have a great weekend

Hugs

Sally

Monday, 10 October 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge




For my card I used the "Winter Flower" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, I stamped and embossed the image in gold before loosely water colouring with my Zig brush markers.  I then added some splashes of white gouache paint and some pearls.  The sentiment is hot foiled.

I will also link this to the "Die cut Diva's" challenge "Watercolour"



 Gradually filling my Christmas box but still have a way to go yet.

Hugs

Sally

Friday, 23 September 2022

Christmas Penguins

I need to start building up my Christmas card stash and I already had this background made in my scrap box.  It was made using my Gel plate, oxide inks and the Simon Says Tap Dance stencil, I also ran it through the Simon Says Crystal Distortion embossing folder.


I then added the die cut word and tree also Simon Says.  The little penguins are from Heffy Doodles and have been stamped and coloured with Zig brush markers.



 I am adding this card to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "For the Love of Stamping"

Have a great weekend

Hugs

Sally

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Platform Pop Up Birthday!





I have just got the Lawn Fawn " Platform Pop Up" die and have had fun creating lots of cards with it. This first card is for a 1st birthday and I knew these cute animal stamps from Heffy Doodles would be perfect. They are from the "Two by Two Safari " set and the little monkey is from an older Sugar Peas design set. 


 I stampede and die cut all the animals and then coloured with alcohol markers.  The card itself was really easy to make with the dies provided, I just used some patterned card I had in my stash.

 


Such a fun card to make.
 I shall add this card to the Die Cut Divas challenge, this month its "Anything Goes" and also the LOVE Flickr group challenge. also "Anything Goes".

Hope you enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Card making at last.


After a few months off following the sad passing of my lovely husband I now feel ready to get back to card making.  Thank you for all your kind words and beautiful handmade cards following my last post, they were much appreciated. Cardmaking is a very relaxing and therapeutic hobby that allows my mind to escape, so perfect to help with my slow recovery.

My first card is for one of my favourite challenges "Christmas Kickstart " this months challenge is "Home for the Holidays"






 

I have recently got a Jelly plate and have made a few backgrounds with Oxide inks and various dies, this one uses a couple of Simon Says Snowflake dies pushed into the ink. I then added this older Memory Box die cut in glittery green cardstock.  My sentiment is made with a foiling machine.




 I really need to get cracking on my Christmas card stash so this card is hopefully the start of my return.

Hugs
Sally