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.



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!




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.



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

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.


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.



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