Wednesday 13 December 2023

Shaped card!


I was lucky enough to find this sweet Hobby Arts stamp in a local Charity shop , perfect for cutsie Christmas cards.  Its quite a small image so I decided to make this small shaped card using some Spellbinder dies.

I stamped and coloured my images with some alcohol markers, I then die cut the present image with a circle die , the holly brach I fussy cut and added to the circle with foam dots.
The sentiment is computer generated and I added some red gems for a bit of sparkle.

Have a great week

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Chrstmas whites!

 I have had a really busy time lately and its been a while since I posted anything,  I am back now and here is a card for the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge "If its Christmassy Link it Up"

I wanted to make some cards using a mainly white palette and this is one of them.  I used a really old start embossing folder for the edge of the base card. I then just added die cuts and a pink bow. A very simple card to make but I like the simple design and I will be trying more like this.

The star die is by Memory Box and the branch is a Simon Says die. I have at last finished and written my cards for this year, It was a bit of a rush towards the end and I must be more organised next year!

Hope you are enjoying your week.

Saturday 25 November 2023

Christmas Cards!


I am still busy trying to catch up with my Christmas card making, I have got so behind this year.  Here is another card made just using dies and a border embossing folder.  All the flora dies are by Simon Says and I have cut some in patterned paper and some I have coloured with Zig markers.

The sentiment has been computer generated and I have also added some pearls for a bit of sparkle.

I shall add this card to the Christmas Kickstart challenge as I have used colours that are not really Christmassy.

I am off to my daughters again next week, she is moving house and Nana is needed for babysitting duties.

Have a great week



Thursday 16 November 2023

Non Traditional Christmas!

 The Christmas Kickstart challenge this month is called " It's Christmas Jim but not as we know it! so for my card I decided to go for non traditional colours.

For my background I used a piece of patterned paper and ran it through the Simon Says "Spun Sugar" embossing folder.  I then die cut the SSS Merry word with a dusky pink background and glittery cream card.

Next I die cut lots of leaves and berries, also by SSS and coloured them with Zig markers.  I then adheared the word with foam tape so I could layer the leaves and berries under the word.  Lastly I added some clear gems.

Although these colours are non traditional I am really pleased with the look, delicate but still Christmassy.

We have another rainy day here in Dorset so I am busy trying to catch up with my crafting.

Have a great Day



Tuesday 14 November 2023

Birthday and Christmas!!

I have had a very busy few weeks visiting my daughter and also I have been away on a photography/ birdwatching holiday to Yorkshire.  Its also my Granddaughter Evas 2nd birthday today so I popped back up to Surrey for her party at the weekend.

This is the card I made for her, I cut the large 2 shapes using my Silhouette machine and stuck them down the left edge to create a card shape.  I then distressed with Salty Ocean Oxide ink. Most of the animals are from Heffy Doodles which I have coloured with alcohol markers.  I then die cut her name using dies from Altenew.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and Eva was thrilled with it as she loves animals.

I have also been busy making more Christmas cards, this one uses a selection of die cut leaves and berries from Simon Says.  Not sure of the make of the frame die as i found it in a charity shop, i looks great over the musical background paper.

Pleased with how this turned out but it was fiddly and too complicated for batch making.

 I need to crack on with my Christmas card making as I am way behind this year.  



Saturday 21 October 2023

CAS Christmas.

I am going away for a couple of weeks tomorrow to my daughters, she is moving house and I am going to help her with the packing.  I wanted to make another Christmas card before I left so decided on this CAS card using a die I won called Holly Stripes by Poppy Stamps.

First I die cut my background blank and ran it through a dotty border embossing folder.  I then cut the holly and placed it over the dots.  Next I added the hot foiled sentiment.

 This was a really easy card to make and perfect for batch making , which I may have to do if I don't get a move on with my cards!

Hope you all have a good weekend , I am off to finish packing now.



Thursday 12 October 2023

Layered Merry!

I am addicted to using this Fruitful Berry die from Simon Says, its so pretty and really lifts a card. 

For this I have stamped the Simon Says Outline Christmas stamp and embossed in gold , then I distressed with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean oxide inks. I die cut with a base die and then cut lots of berries in white and green.  Then I added some water coloured berries to the dies.  I layered up the Chunky Merry die also from Simon says with some foam tape and then added all my berry branches.

 Had fun with this one ,  I shall add it to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Christmas" and the Die Cut Divas challenge "use layers".

I am trying to get lots of my Christmas cards done as I am away for a few weeks helping my daughter pack as she is moving. Busy time ahead!



Saturday 7 October 2023

Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

I had another chance to play along with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge in memory of Janis Woolbright. I went hunting again on Pintrest for some free digital images and found this cute image of a fun loving cat and his mistletoe.

I printed the image and coloured with my Zig markers, then distressed the background with Oxide inks.  These cute little hearts are a die set from Simon Says, I have layered some on foam dots for added dimension and then added the pearl berries. Next I mounted it on some red glitter card and then a white background run through an old star embossing folder.

Its been fun making these cat themed cards and I have someone in mind to receive them at Christmas.

Hopefully the sun is coming out here today so I am off to Lyme Regis to sit on the beach and maybe have an ice cream. Have a great weekend.



Friday 6 October 2023

Layered Dies.


I am back on my Christmas cards this weekend and made this with lots of layered die cuts so I am adding it to the Die Cut Diva challenge "Layer a Die Cut"

First I ran my card base through a really old dotty border embossing folder, then I cut the star dies using the Pink Fresh die, I also cut lots of berries and leaves from the Simon Says Fruitful Berries set and coloured with Zig brush markers.

I then layered it all up at the side of my card adding some sparkly gems and a computer generated sentiment. This one was difficult to photograph and the embossed dots are hard to see but it does have a lot of texture.

I will also add my card to the LOVE Flickr Group challenge this month.

I plan to have a busy card making weekend, hoping you all find time to do some creating.


Wednesday 4 October 2023

Topsy Turvy Christmas Cat!

 The Christmas Kickstart challenge this month is in honor of  Janis Woolbright   Janis ran the annual Cat Lovers blog hop but sadly passed away in January.  Although I never took part in the hops I love to take part in the Kickstart challenge so I have made a cat themed card.

My card is made using a digital image that I have printed and coloured with brush markers, I then die cut the image and distressed with Oxide inks. I added some sparkly gel pen to the tinsel and holly to give it a bit of glitz.

I then added the red snowflakes cut using a Simon Says die and layered everything on a piece of glittery patterned paper. The sentiment is computer generated.

I enjoyed making this card and hope to play along again later in the month.



Monday 2 October 2023

Christmas Berries !

 I am so behind with my Christmas cards this year as I completely lost my card making mojo this summer, Sunday was a really dull wet day so I got a start and made a few cards.  

This one qualifies for the Die Cut Divas October challenge "Layer your Dies" First I die cart a card base and ran it through a really old embossing border folder with leaves and berries on.

Next I cut and water coloured lots of berries and leaves from the Simon Says "Fruitful Berries" set, I then arranged them in a bunch on my card using glue and some foam dots for texture. The sentiment is computer generated.

Another wet misty day here in Dorset so hopefully I can make a few more cards for my stash.  Have a great week.

Monday 25 September 2023

Autumnal Colours

I needed some more birthday cards in my stash and I have also decided to try and use up some bits from my scrap box so here is the card I created. I shall add it to the Die Cut Divas challenge which this month is anything goes.

I die cut my base blank and then distressed it with a variety of Distress Oxide inks before running it through the Simon Says Spun Glass embossing folder. I then added the Flower Cluster die cut also from Simon Says. 

I routed through my scraps and found these stamped flowers that I had coloured and not used.  The sentiment is hot foiled,  lastly I added the pearls.

I shall also add my card to the Simon Says Flickr Challenge "Stamping"

Have a great week




Tuesday 19 September 2023

More Christmas Snowmen!


I had time to make another card for the "Christmas Kickstart Challenge" today and decided to make another snowman scene using the Heffy Doodle stamp set "Wanna Build a Snowman". I found this border snowflake die in a charity shop last year and its so useful.  I cut two one in sparkly PP and another in card which i then layered together.

I then cut the snow background and embossed with a folder I also found in the shop.  The snowman are coloured with my copic markers.  The reindeer is from a really old set from Clearly Besotted.  I layered the frame on foam dots to give some dimension.

Thrilled to have another card in my box but there is a long way to go before I catch up.  I am going to add this card to the LOVE flickr group challenge as well.

Hope to do some more crafting tomorrow as the weather is not looking good!