Thursday 23 March 2023

Thinking of Spring!

The weather here has been awful, wet and windy and I am desperate for some bright sunny days!  So I got to work and made another spring inspired card.  I had this gel press back panel already made up so decided to run it through my new Simon says Spun Glass embossing folder.  I then added the off cut of  a panel made using my Hot Foil machine and the Pink Fresh Quadrant plate. The flowers and leaves are cut using the Arched Leaf and Flower Blooms also Simon Says dies which I have coloured with Brush markers. Lastly I added the hot foiled sentiment.

I shall add this card to the challenges on the Simon Says Flickr group and the Love Flickr Group.

I am hoping the weather is going to cheer up a little for the weekend as I have friends coming to visit.
Have a great weekend


Monday 20 March 2023

Spring is in the Air

We had a lovely sunny day here in Dorset yesterday and I was able to get out into the garden and do some weeding and tidying up.  I was then inspired to make a spring themed birthday card . I already had the Pink Fresh  foiled and stencilled back panel made ready to use ( when I have my foiling machine out I tend to make a few panels to have in my stash for later use) and I decided to cut it into a square shape.

I mounted it onto my card base and added this die cut flower from Memory Box , then added the pearls and foiled sentiment.

 I am going to add this card to the challenge over at Die Cut Divas "Anything Goes" and The Love Flickr Group Challenge.  
Unfortunately its raining again today , one small taste of Spring and back to the rain!
Have a great week.


Friday 17 March 2023

Another Christmas Card!

While I had my Christmas stamps out I decided to make another card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge using these cute reindeer wearing scarves, this is a really old set from Clearly Besotted.

I used a new stencil I have recently got from Simon Says which creates this squared background and some Distress Oxide inks.  I then die cute the Ho Ho Ho using a die also by Simon Says.  The reindeer have been stamped, die cut and coloured with my alcohol markers.


Another wet and windy weekend forecast here, I am in the process of making a quilt with some material scraps so this weekend seems the perfect opportunity to get some more done.
Hope you have a great weekend.


Saturday 11 March 2023

Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

I was keen to join in the challenge over at the Christmas Kickstart blog which this month is "Wrapped up for Christmas". you need to include a scarf on your card and I knew straight away that I would use this stamp set from Heffy Doodles. I love these cute penguins.
I decided to go with this pop up design using the Lawn Fawn pop up dies, this card folds flat for postage in an ordinary envelope.
The trees are cut from some glittery patterned paper that I found in my stash. I then just added some die cut glittery snowflakes.

 I am off to see my Granddaughter again this weekend just hoping the weather is kind to me as its a bit of a drive . Have a great weekend.



Saturday 4 March 2023

Looking forward to spring!

I have just got this new embossing folder by Simon Says Stamp, Its called Dibble Dot and looks  fabulous rubbed with Distress Oxide inks. 

After inking I added some die cut "Arched Leaf and Flower Blooms" also by Simon says which I coloured with my Zig markers. The sentiment is hot foiled and from Pink Fresh Studios, I also added the mini Die cut hearts.  It feels good to used these warm, bright pinks and reds. Hoping for some warmer weather here but we have more low temperatures predicted.

I am adding this card to the Die Cut Divas challenge which this month is "Anything Goes."

 Have a great weekend