Sunday 27 March 2022

Another Slimline!!

Getting my mojo going so decided to make another slimline card for the SSS Flickr Challenge again using a piece of stamped card from my scrap basket.  I had stamped and embossed in clear the Cosmos flower background from Simon Says on some card smooshed with Distress Oxide inks.  I had graduated the colours so cut the three pieces to go behind my windows.

 I then added the flowers and leaf cut using the Arched Leaf  and Flower Blooms die.  The sentiment is a foiled set from Spellbinders.

Its good to use pieces from my scraps as the basket is rather full at the moment!!



Saturday 26 March 2022

Slimline Flowers!!

After a few days away in sunny Devon I am back to my crafting and have found by mojo is still away lol!!

I found this panel in my scraps box that I  made using the Simon Says Gerbera Daisy background stamp a few months ago, I had used the other half of the panel on a thank you card and thought that this would help to kickstart my mojo.

I layered the card onto a slimline base and added the die cut "Happy" and computer generated "Birthday" also added lots of sparkly sequins.

Love the bright sunny colours, they match the sunny weather we are having at the moment, although I think its set to change next week.

Adding this card to the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Slimline and Spring". and the Die Cut Divas challenge "Birthday".

Off to sit in the garden now and make the most of it.  Have a great weekend



Wednesday 16 March 2022



A card for the current "Lets Squash It" challenge which is to use the same embossing folder to emboss and deboss on your card. I decided to use a flowery cuttlebug border folder embossing on the top of the card and debossing on the bottom.

I then cut a strip of card with an older wavy cutting die and then stamped and white embossed with the Simon Says "Gerbera" background stamp.

I coloured with Zig brush markers and added a hot foil sentiment and a few sequins. 

I am off to visit a friend in Devon for a few days and the weather is set fair, looking forward to some long beach walks. 



Sunday 13 March 2022

Good Luck

Definitely not my normal colour scheme but I am always up for a challenge!!  The Heffy Doodle facebook challenge is Green and Gold and maybe a shaker! I have had this little elephant from Heffy Doodles for a while now and often use it on baby cards, I just thought it would make a great Good Luck card too.

I found this one really hard to photograph with the acetate , the background paper is really a lightisg green but looks olive in the photos.

 I always love making shakers , such a fun process!!

This card is also for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Bit O' Green"



Friday 11 March 2022

Lucky Find!!

I was lucky enough to find a couple of intricate corner dies from Crafters Companion in a local Charity shop, they were both , very cheap, unused and still in their packets,  so I had to bring them home with me!!

I particularly love this first one which is very intricate and couldn't wait to use it for a card.


A very simple design using a square die and layering the corner die on the card.  I then just added the SSS die cut flowers and leaves and a hot foil sentiment using my new Spellbinders set.

 I am adding this card to both the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Favourite Technique" I always love die cutting, such a simple way to make a card.

Also the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Bit O' Green".

Its a miserable wet day here in Dorset and it looks like its not getting any brighter over the weekend so I will be in my craft room this weekend!



Wednesday 9 March 2022


Today I am joining the LOVE flickr group challenge for Ukraine The lovely LaVon is going to donate $50 to a charity to help the Ukrainian people.

Here is my card using Simon Says stamp Gerbera Daisy background coloured with Zig Brush markers to represent Sunflowers, I think the stamp works  very well for this purpose.

I have run my background card through the Cracked Distortion embossing folder before adding the sunflower strip.  I next added some gems and a hot foil sentiment from spellbinders designed by Yana Smakula.

 Sending love to all affected by the conflict.



Sunday 6 March 2022

Snowflakes are winters butterflies!

The Christmas Kickstart challenge for this month is " Snowflakes are winters butterflies" and as I have not long had this gorgeous snowflake embossing folder from Simon Says  I knew it would be perfect.

First I embossed my die cut background and distressed with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks.  I then cut the S,N and W in silver glitter card and white card using Altenew's bold alphabet dies,  layering them up for more dimension. The snowflakes were cut in various colours and layered  adding a gem to the middle.

A very simple card to put together and very sparkly too.

 I will also add this card to the SSS Wednesday challenge "Add a die cut" and the SSS Flickr group challenge ,"Favourite Technique"

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.



Saturday 5 March 2022

Thanks Card.

I needed a quick Thank You card and as I already had the "Arched Leaf and Flower "  Simon Says die on my desk ready , I cut some more flowers, this time with spring time colours and some gorgeous gingham card from Papermill Direct.

Such an easy card to put together, just added the die cut sentiment and some sequins for added sparkle.

 I am adding this card to the challenge at the Simon Says Flickr group "Favourite Technique" as die cutting is definitely one of my favs although I have many favourites!!

I will also add it to the SSS Wednesday challenge "Add a Die Cut"

I have just had a lovely week up in Surrey visiting my new Granddaughter Eva, giving her mum a little break while I took her for long walks in her pram.  I was so lovely spending time with them.