Friday, 19 January 2018

Two New Cards

This card is so out of my comfort zone as I much prefer flowery, girly cards but after seeing these new Picture Book Animal dies over at Simon Says I really wanted to have a go with them  Luckily I won a gift card and added this monkey die to my basket.  The Quadrangle Frame die is also by Simon Says. I did add some colour to the monkey with my Zig Marker as I thought the image needed lifting a bit. Really pleased with the result (may have to get more of these dies lol).

I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog "Add a Sentiment".

 I am trying to take part in Kathy's 30 Day colouring challenge and this is a stamp from Tim Holtz that I coloured with my Zig Brush Markers. I definitely need some more practice with my water colouring!!
I shall also add this card to the Simon Says challenge this week.

Have a fun weekend.

Monday, 15 January 2018


I have decided to take part in the 30- Day Colouring Challenge organised by Kathy at The Daily Marker Blog.  I am not a great colourer but wanted to play along as much as I can.

Here is my first card and its a water colour, but as I am not great at using water colours I decided to take the Impressionistic approach and just splash on the colour with lots of water not worrying too much about the lines.  I am pleased with the end result, bright and cheerful on a grey day!!

For this card I stamped and embossed in white onto water colour paper using the Artful Flowers from Simon Says.  I then just roughly coloured with Zig markers and lots of water. The sentiment is die cut and I have attached it to some Vellum. Then just added a few sequins for added sparkle.

I am going to add this card to the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Water Colouring".


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Another New Stamp Set!

I have just received the Artful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says in the post and wanted to have a play.  With the current challenge at Simon Says Wednesday Blog being "Patterned Paper "I decided to paper piece the flowers for my card.  Used an old BasicGrey pad and stamped and fussy cut all my flowers.  Added pink Nuvo drops to the flower centers and then layered them up on a frame made with Simon Says "Stitched Square" dies, I have certainly got a lot of use from these dies, definitely my favourite.

Lots of dimension with the flowers.

Have a great weekend,

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Stamp !!!

I was lucky enough to win a Simon Says gift card recently and this Kaleidoscope Leaves Background stamp was one of my new purchases.  It arrived in the post this week and I couldn't wait to ink it up.  I wanted to add it to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says so decided to gold emboss it onto some patterned paper from my stash. I also added some gold to the edge of the panel for extra shine!  I then watercoloured a few of the leaves with Zig Markers.  I really love the effect.  I also added some Gold Nuvo drops for some dimension and poped up the sentiment on foam.

Such a pretty stamp I am sure its going to be well used!!


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Dreaming of Spring!

The weather here has been dull and dreary and I am dreaming of Spring, so decided to dust of this stamp set from Simon Says called "Spring Flowers".  First I cut two squares using the Stitched Square dies from Simon Says.  Then I stamped lots of flowers and leaves on the smaller square embossing in white.  I then roughly watercoloured with Zig Markers, I wanted it to be a bit abstract rather than stick to the lines. This is just a small 4 x 4 card but small can be beautiful!!

The Happy die is also Simon Says.

I am adding this to the current Simon Says  Flickr Group challenge "Watercoloured".


Sunday, 7 January 2018

A Birthday or maybe a Valentine.

I was sorting through my card box  and found this piece of Kraft and decided to make a card with it for a change.  I had this new Simon Says "Wonky Die " for Christmas and love the faux stitched outline.  Stamped the "Star Flower" background , stamped and embossed in white.  I then coloured in the hearts added the die cut red heart, crinkly wire and pearls .  The sentiment is also from Simon Says, embossed in gold.

I will probably use this as a Birthday Card for someone special.

I am adding this card to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says "Something New" and also the "Anything Goes" challenge at the LOVE handmade cards Flickr Group.

Have a great week.


Monday, 1 January 2018

New Toys !!!

I was lucky enough to get some new crafty goodies for Christmas and at last I have had chance to have a play with them.  Its not the best photo as we are experiencing lots of rain and dull days here. 

I had these Bold Alphabet dies from Altenew and the Wonky Rectangles from Simon Says so have used them both on this card.  First I cut out three sets of letters and then stamped with the "Country Blooms " set from Honey Bees Stamps.  I coloured with Zig Markers and layered up the letters.  The base card is cut with the Wonky Rectangle die.  Just added some sequins and the stamped "you" sentiment.

I shall add this card to the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says and also the Simon Says "Flickr Group " Challenge#87 "Something New".

Wishing all my followers a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year !!


Friday, 22 December 2017


Just a quick post today as I have a few spare minutes.  I have a few Birthdays in January so wanted to get ahead of the game.  I already had this panel made and coloured with Zig markers so decided to make it up into a CAS card.  The Wavy Scallop die is from Simon Says as is the Birthday sentiment.
A very simple card but I like the clean look.

I am adding this to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Party Time".

Not sure if I shall have time to post again before Christmas so I would like to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thank you so much for finding time to visit my blog and leaving lovely comments.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

I can't resist a Box !!!

I spent some time yesterday browsing Pinterest for some ideas and found these little Truffle Box Place Settings".  As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have a go at making some, I love little boxes
for gifts.  I used the free download to cut the box and stand then set about adding my own style.  Its a simple design using some gold foiled scrapbook papers that I had.  I used the Simon Says "Stitched Square" dies and also their "Nadine Snowflake" die for the top.  The name is computer generated.

I shall be adding a Ferraro Roche or something similar, plus a party popper to the box and then use them as place settings for New Year.

Now to get the others made.  I shall be adding  this to the Monday Challenge over at The Simon Says Blog.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

New Snowflake Die!!

I thought all my Christmas card making was over for this year but I was lucky enough to get this gorgeous Simon Says Snowflake die from Ebay , it arrived in the post yesterday and I couldn't wait to use it.  Made these two simple cards using Glitter card.  For this one I used the technique I saw here at  Jennifer McGuire's blog to impress the card before adding my snowflake. I love the effect it gives.  The square dies are also Simon Says.

After cutting my first card I had a square of gold glitter card left so made this second one, also added a square of silver glitter card to this, its very sparkly and I love it!!

Adding both of these to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Stitch it".